[REBOL] Re: [REBOL]
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 8-Jul-2002 11:55
Hi Jason, et al
<<...My impression is that the company is very small and really stretched to
their human resource limits. So even if they are able to monitor the
on the list list, it seems they have not the time to post/feedback. And of
course direct public posting would entail further time investment...>
Yes, I agree. As Carl says, when they're quiet for a long time, that means
they're working like crazy on something. :) I think someone from RT still
monitors the list, at least occasionally, and some topics posted here are
brought up by other folks, on one or more IOS servers.
As you said, if they show up on the list, they could be here all day and
we'd still want more.
Personally, I think the free version of View, with a few of the commercial
features added to it, is the player that people are asking for here. It
would probably be a lot more work for RT to develop a new product, with no
console, etc. than to just enable those features.
Another thing RT has said in the past is the sometimes the legal side of
things (e.g. licensing) can take longer to develop than the software. :) It
has to be worded just so, so we have the freedom we want but they don't give
away the farm in the process. In some early VB licenses, it stated that you
could *not* develop a database program with it because MS was, apparently,
concerned that people would write Access killers with it. Since REBOL is so
dynamic (in the sense of runtime program generation and modification),
imagine how careful RT has to be.