[REBOL] Idea for rebol.org...
From: robert::muench::robertmuench::de at: 18-Mar-2004 9:15
Hi, using rebol.org 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 rebol.org 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
rebol.org, 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 rebol.org 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
- Concept : How should the design/usage/... look like?
- 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
What do you think?
Robert M. M=FCnch
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