[REBOL] Re: script library on rebol.com vs rebol.org
From: allenk:powerup:au at: 21-Jan-2001 3:06
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From: "Robert Philippe" <[rphilipp--suffolk--lib--ny--us]>
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2001 2:48 AM
Subject: [REBOL] Re: script library on rebol.com vs rebol.org
> I'd like to put my pennies worth in also. I agree with Mark, We shouldn't
> force the authors to update their code. I think the programs were made
> public out of a sense of community sharing.
Sorry, I think you guys missed my point. Nothing to do with forcing at all.
Many of the authors I know have more recent versions and would like to get
the updated ones there, but have been unable to whilst the upload bot has
been failing. There have been a number of core releases since some of those
scripts went up there, some are very out of date (obsolete functions),
others were broken by changes in core.
Besides its a little courtesy for the author, let 'em know you like the
script, report any bugs, have they got an update?, ask about their coding
style, technical choices. A lot of us who have contributed many scripts to
the public sphere, do not object to such questions/comments, many friends
have been made through these interchanges.