[ALLY] Re: Before the pleading starts
From: brett:codeconscious at: 11-Jan-2001 22:37
Thanks for your email Allen.
> An understanding of View and Core is important to write apps for Link.
> I was hoping to encourage more activity in View scripting before/if Link
> opened up, like the View beta was.
Thats good info.
> Now is a good time to learn View, maybe
> it would help if I should offer a cash prize?
I have my doubts that a cash prize would be beneficial to View scripting in
the long term - even if you have deep pockets.
A released version would be the biggest boost. It enables people to write
applications that they can depend on - either for themselves or for sale.
The threat/risk of an expired beta prevents Rebol applications being written
for centre stage.
It is a big enough risk already for many, to spend time on a relatively
little known technology, unless that technology can be seen to be dependable
and compelling. For myself, I've put a large amount of time into Rebol.
Admittedly a lot for pleasure. But now that I have spent the time I'm faced
with the question "will it pay off?". If I'd spent the same time on Java I
could have called up an agent straight away.
Back to the issue of encouraging/inspiring scripting. Useful applications
as exmples may help spark interest - like the image sorter. Things that
actually do work and solve problems. Another might be Config. managers for
linux (I don't use it but I understand such a thing maybe useful). Day to
day stuff that is "high value".