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[REBOL] Re: Popularity

From: tim-johnsons::web::com at: 25-Jan-2006 13:00

* Carl Read <> [060125 11:12]:
> On Wednesday, 25-January-2006 at 9:54:08 Tim Johnson wrote, > > > I feel like rebol is in sort of a "catch-22" where the low level of > > usage contraindicates usage and contributes to maintaining that low > > level. > My feeling is it'll stay there too, unless plugins are released for > the main browsers (of all the main OSs) and it goes open-source. The > plugins are important as I think the browser is the desktop of the > future - think REBOL vs AJAX. And it needs to be open-source because
Rebol could be awesome as an alternative to AJAX.
> many won't touch a language that isn't, and a high percentage of those > who won't are loud voices on the Net. Meaning to be talked about > these days requires it to be open-source. > Apart from the plugin only supporting IE, REBOL's in quite good shape now.
The availability of plugins for firefox and the ease of installation is going to "sell" the browser big-time, IMHO. Having a rebol plugin fore firefox could then help "sell" rebol.
> The docs are good, it's on OS X and rebcode's there for those > who need speedy routines. Maybe it'd be enough if the rough-ends were > tidied up (OS X version leaves beta and so on) and the plugin appeared > on the other browsers. It'd require some really interesting software > to be produced for the plugin though - and for it to get a mention > here and there.
Does rebol as a plugin for IE have the ability to interact with the DOM? Or to the same affect? tim
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