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[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 >in mind....
As long as there's not less in it than R2, my worries shouldn't be realised. -- Carl Read.