[REBOL] informal /View desktop survey
From: jason::cunliffe::verizon::net at: 6-Sep-2002 15:02
I'd love to hear what other rebolers think about View/Desktop.
What's best/worst about it?
How much do you use it?
What would like to improve?
Is it being surpassed by wikiblogs+xmlrpc/rss/soap ideas?
When I first downloaded REBOL/View, I was thrilled especially by the
View/Desktop and the potential for a networked community of rebsites. But as
time went by I found I stopped using it.
I feel it is a great prototype design.. but needs work imo. I do not think it
can succeed until some issues are addressed.
RT are focused on IOS. Perhaps it is a lot of work to improve View, perhaps not.
My impression is that needs a design document describing improvements, how and
why. And marking those which are within easy reach as opposed to the hard ones.
There are likely all sorts of scripts out there now which can be used to improve
Like many aspects of REBOL, there is so much untapped potential already, just
using existing tools and characteristics more intelligently.
What do you think?
What can we do about it?
hard to find things/scripts/sites with it.
google is blind to it
one issue is that it only presents rebsites + content as icons. With small
numbers this is fine, but the interface soon becomes a victim of its own
success. To handle larger numbers one needs the option to present content as
lists. Filters for type, metadata, date, source, size etc.. All standard
features in multimedia browsers, but also ones which REBOL could enhance easily.
hard to see what's new, changed, off-line, deleted, ...
This a big time waster. It should not be hard for Desktop to get status and
provide some graphic feedback upfront about access [colored typestyle or
- annotate + share
so you find some cool stuff - what's the best way to add metadata, notes
and structure this?
blogs and wikis have shown the value and interest of dynamic web publishing.
What can Desktop learn from them, and vice-versa? How can it be integrated with
a wikiblog system like Vanilla?