[REBOL] Re: Incomplete Documentation was: [RE: Re: nntp question]
From: max:ordigraphe at: 31-Aug-2001 12:02
but it requires organization... And someone to do it, AND THEN STICK
WITH IT ;-)
whoa a second massive mail today... sorry.
I'd like to be a part of it but some things are keeping me back. I do
not have access to a server to host these kind of tools. When I asked
about creating a user-oriented site a while ago, there are many facets
that I wanted to address. The reaction on this list was rather weak,
but I imagine that this is because of failed past attempts... or general
misinterest I do not know.
One of the tools I wish to build is a library archive (NOT A SCRIPT
ARCHIVE). with prefix registration and MANDATORY documentation so that
we can all share code without conflict and can update, and automatically
send notifications, bla, bla, bla....
But I need a server, And so far the -free- sites all have MAJOR
downsides like not allowing cgi or limiting file names to certain
extensions or having server-side placed banners, or intentionally SLOW
traffic throttling, etc.
I don't have money to spare, with my family, to pay for a site and
register a domain name.
I have contacted a very promising someone (listening to this list) and
he'd agreed to host some of my creations... I have even sent him a very
preliminary site example this week, hidden somewhere. But so far, my
latest mails have been silently unanswered (no time I guess, cause I
know that he's really busy). This site is still only a layout with
graphic design but I put a full day just putting it together (building
my own background, playing around with layout and generally getting a
nice look). So I think I'm serious enough.
I AM willing to put real time and would really like to provide tools so
that we as a community can start to function like the autonomous people
we are (I mean rebolers are still outcasts ;-)... But unless someone
can give me a space to work with, All I can do is think of the day when
it will happen.
I used to have a web-server installed for my personnal use at work but
this is not currently possible, so I cannot realy work here. I need a
web-based server with an ftp account, to send files and test over the
I do have my own web-server script which serves rebol scripts and
html... but I know that I'm asking for trouble if I start coding a real
site with it. Some cgi scripts or servers do not migrate well, I have
discovered, by the accounts of others.
My personnal suggestions is to include or link to the 'zine articles
into the documentation system if it ever come to birth.
Anyways, any suggestions discussed in this list concerning shared REBOL
tools are interesting to me and I keep a record of what has been
said... or wished...
Contrary to popular belief, Unix IS user-friendly...
its just picky on who it considers a friend