[REBOL] Re: OpenCL Wrappers: is anyone working towards this or something already exists!
From: petr:krenzelok:seznam:cz at: 9-Sep-2009 15:39
david may napsal(a):
> Hello rebolist,
> as per the subject
> OpenCL Wrappers: is anyone working towards this or something already
> it seems Python is yet again first with interesting OpenCL
So the Python is YET again first, so what? Why not move to Python then,
if you need it so badly? REBOL is just a tool. Use tool best suiting
your service for the task given ...
> with full documentation and wiki
> open OpenCL C# Wrapper/bindings and C++ versions too,
> But No rebol wrappers.
> and thats a shame for yet another potentially missed chance to get
> in early
> with something, indeed Anything rebol core/view related in to new
You have to be living on some alien planet, no? (I like Alien series
movies) :-) Why are you ignoring all the R3 development related
efforts, and the energy ppl put into it? R3 is even not in beta
(hopefully soon), and we have other issues to solve first. Noone will do
it for R2 imo, it's DLL interface is kind of limited.
OTOH - there's some potentially good news for you - R3 got first version
of its Extension (plugins) interface. There are hopefully going to be
done some small enhancements before we go to beta. Max already started
to test some OpenGL stuff, and it worked. So - stay tuned, now at least
the capable infrastructure is going to be available.
Will it mean someone will pick-up your request and link to OpenCL? I
don't know. We are quite small community, but the possibility is here.
What I am definitely interested in is ffmpeg wrapper and REBOL video
player. I might need it commercially in the future, and I might a bit
sponsor the effort. You can count on it, that the code will be BSD, if
it is sponsored by me. I am starting to learn C, but it will have to be
done by someone else, and that is always the reality. Remember the size
of the REBOL community, please.
In the past, I proposed Bounty program for REBOL. I think we could
sponsor such kind of developments this way - being it video, networking,
security, whatever. We will see what happens, once R3 goes into beta,
Host code is open-sourced, etc.
David, now just answer one question for me - would you yourself find any
usage for video related work? Because it seems to me, that you are REBOL
fan, who would just like to see such things, in order to make REBOL more
popular. But once again - with the size of the REBOL community in mind,
we don't have the luxury to waste on human resources available ...