[REBOL] Re: Risen World Technologies
From: carl::cybercraft::co::nz at: 29-Jun-2005 19:00
On Tuesday, 28-June-2005 at 13:24:47 Petr Krenzelok wrote,
>Some of you guys are simply not part of AltME Rebol world, right? I
>wonder how you can miss that community feeling and sometimes to chat
>with Carl personally :-)
My experience with AltME is I tried it and it didn't work for me. Meaning I created
a world but others couldn't access it. Looking into this I read on the AltME website
to do this, that or the other and if that failed, to get a better ISP. The suggestions
did fail, but I didn't look into getting a better ISP, the reason being the person testing
my world (from the other side of the real world) had exactly the same problem as me -
he could create a world, but I couldn't access it.
That's way, way too much hassle just to communicate with people via a computer. It's
bad enough to have to tell them they have to download special software to do so, but
then to be told to get a new ISP as well?
So, that's my experience of AltME. As a way for REBOL users to communicate I'm sure
it works fine. But as a way of getting the word out about REBOL, it just doesn't work
This mailing list's archive and Carl's Blog are about the only visable signs that there's
still life in REBOL. Do a Google News search for REBOL and you'll only get six hits
currently, two being about the news that started this thread and the other four about
people called Rebol. That's the sum total of REBOL news for the last month according
to Google. Wasn't View 1.3 released in the last month? If so, Google obviously didn't
think it was news worth reporting...
I have no idea how REBOL looks from within AltME, but from out in the real world it's
hardly visible at all. That won't change while the main conversations about REBOL are
within AltME. They need to be out on open websites.
-- Carl Read.