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[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 undoutedly nonesuch. 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. --Brain Lai