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[REBOL] French Rebolution 2002

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 19-Sep-2002 1:25

Greetings I just got some encouraging REBOL news from Olivier Auverlot, author of the French REBOL Programming book, host of, Rebol/Magic! developer and more. I asked him about the growth of REBOL in France. The catalyst was the arrival on newsstands in France of the much loved and respected LOGIN magazine: Issue #14 - a special edition dedicated to REBOL. Following is my translation of Olivier's email. I hope it got it right. Francophones please correct me if you can. I hope to get a copy of the magazine and very curious to learn more about REBOL uptake in French universities and research labs. ./Jason =========================================================================== The magazine has attracted pretty growth for the newsletter (at least a 100 new subscribers). Messages posted on LOGIN's forum ( have been read by approx. 800 people, (compared to 600 for the special edition dedicated to security). On other French language forums, I have met with some aggressive" behavior regarding Rebol :-( Too bad ! That shows the subject of REBOL rankles, and is becoming better and better known. Not withstanding, I have learnt that sales of my book have picked up (69 copies in 10 days). French [REBOL] projects are many, and often of very high quality (Jabber client, managing medical datafiles, MySQL and PostGreSQL drivers, Magic!, SNMP protocol, etc.). In France, the situation is cool for Rebol !!! Do you know that Rebol is taught and used in several universities and research labs (there's an article in LOGIN's Rebol Special Edition about that). {-- I asked him to clarify what sort of aggressive behavior he had seen towards Rebol--} PHP or Java programmers try to show their language is better (with more or less bad faith). Most of the time they don't even know the subject [Rebol]. On a French Linux Forum, a post about Rebol was even refused because it considered to be "spam and nothing to do with Linux" (!?!). All this is very positive. The important thing is people are discussing Rebol. I am going to do my best, and as quickly as possible, for LOGIN -Olivier