[REBOL] Re: How to request a new version on a specific platform?
From: brainlai1102:g:mail at: 4-Aug-2006 2:06
Dear Mr. Gregg:
Thanks for your reply.
However, I don't understand what you mean "the demand is low." One shall ask
what demand is high. So far the release of version 2.6.x just supports
several so-called major desktop OS and platforms, especially x86
architecture. Are these enough to demonstrate REBOL's portability? If people
sees no portability, who demands REBOL?
For most developers diving into embedded systems, they even don't knnow what
REBOL is about. Event if some of them try REBOL a few times, they cannot
still make sure REBOL's continuous support for miscellaneous embedded
systems such as ARM, 68K, BSP, MIPS, RISC and etc. The future looks so
unclear. The only thing obvious is that no availablity no portability. A
conclusion is reached: come back to C/C++ rather than figure out what
mezzanines and protocol malfunction since C/C++'s availability is
Slim and lightweight are more advantageous in embedded systems than on
desktop. But once again: no availability no advantage.
Sorry to complain the truth. I just feel disappointed because it should be a
piece of cake to build new releases for other platforms.