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[REBOL] Idea for

From: robert::muench::robertmuench::de at: 18-Mar-2004 9:15

Hi, using quite often to get an overview about available code and collect ideas the following idea striked me. You know that I see fragmentation of efforts/information as one major problem, which makes it hard for newbies to get into Rebol. Further fragmentation slows down "professionalism" of Rebol for business markets. Anyway, with we have a very good reference point. At the moment it's a portal to get access to scripts, someone owns and updates. Scripts are independent. The library people introduced the idea of packages, so now I can add collections of scripts that are related. But still it's only a one-person show. How about going to the next level? I would like to see a new section at, that contains a peer-reviewed library/framework following the concept of the BOOST C++ library. We have a lot of very talented and guru-level people here, to ensure high quality. How can such a process look like? I see the peer-reviewed part of made up be several levels. - Strategy: What do we all need? What's the focus and priority? - Research: What can we re-use, what ideas, concepts exist, what succeeded? - Concept : How should the design/usage/... look like? - Development - Review : The Review-Board checks quality etc. on the delivered code and integrates the code into the overall library. What gets included depends on the need of the people. The strategy should give a hint, for what is needed to achieve as much value as possible for the community. Teams will either form to work on a topic or not. If not, well, than it's not needed by many. IMO this will result in a high quality library of code, that fits together. And that's something we all miss. With the availability of the browser-plugin, we can even go that far to create a peer-review-library-application. What do you think? -- Robert M. M=FCnch Management & IT Freelancer Mobile: +49 (177) 245 2802