[REBOL] Re: Personal Programming and Rebol Promotion
From: carl:cybercraft at: 18-Dec-2007 9:27
On Tuesday, 18-December-2007 at 8:05:52 Petr Krenzelok wrote,
>Carl Read napsal(a):
>> On Monday, 17-December-2007 at 22:28:17 Petr Krenzelok wrote,
>>> But - I really hope R3 helps to even improve the situation -
>>> (browser plug-in, new View capabilities, especially VID3) ....
>> My only worry is that too much of it will require third-party software to
>make it useful. Not a problem if the third-party software is written in
>REBOL, but could be if it requires a typical Windows install.
>> -- Carl Read.
>Somehow I don't understand what you mean here? What kind of R3
>dependency on 3rd party SW do you have in mind?
An example from R2 is having to use image-magick or the like to save JPEGs. I assume
that specific example won't be an issue with R3, but that's the kind of thing I mean.
With REBOL code it won't be a problem, as to include it in a script will just requre
a load-thru - assuming the programmer of the outside code has shown a bit more thought
than to use zip to archive it! But if it's not REBOL code and needs to be seperately
installed, then that's a big issue for a lot of people.
>What we will actually
>get is one executable, that is no different to R2 executable. It is just
>that under the hood there are features, that open space for much wider
>capabilies to be brought to REBOL land - simply the thing that was not
>possible with R2. Don't be afraid - Carl does keep simplicity principles
As long as there's not less in it than R2, my worries shouldn't be realised.
-- Carl Read.