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[REBOL] What should we bake? Re:(4)

From: gmassar:dreamsoft at: 23-Sep-2000 11:29

[news--ted--husted--com] wrote: ...
> A really good environment would be standards-based, so you could use > any handy browser or email client, or enjoy the enhanced benefits of > using a unified, properietary (a la /VIEW). Of course to remain > competitive, Palm synchronization will be an absolute requirement.
Ahh! Now someone mentioned Palm synchronization. The main reason why I came into this ml is to learn REBOL and then implement DOC compression/decompression alogrithm widely popular among Palm users if REBOL is a good candidate. See to get an idea how DOC-formatted documents were applied. This site is one of the largest library housing PD documents in DOC format. Those documents can be easily downloaded for Palm users to read/view. Most of them were compressed by DOC compression algorithm before downloading. In the Palm PDA, the reader/viewer apps then decompressed and displayed the documents to read/view. Very large documents can be synchronized easily into the PDA, eg, the whole set of infamous Starr Reports can be loaded into PDA with just 2MB and there is more room for other apps. What I am aiming to accomplish is to implement the decompression in REBOL and via CGI, the documents in DOC format can be easily viewed with a Web browser before synchronizing. If any user wants to read the documents offline, he/she could download the wanted documents into his/her PDA to read later. The alogrithm was invented and written in C by Pat Berne (sp?) who is (or was) the CTO of Corel. The code is now in public domain. In order to use the alogrithm,I need to convert the code by hand into Pascal for my desktop Windows app, namely BigDOC. It is a specialized text editor with the compression code and Palm synchronization. See it at if you like. Since I am not ready for REBOL, would anybody be interested in converting the code into REBOL. If so, just ask for the code in either C, Pascal or Java. I have all of them on hand. The code in REBOL will remain in public, of course. Any taker? Geo...