[REBOL] Re: Opening a new blog about Rebol?
From: sqlab:gmx at: 19-Nov-2007 11:20
It seems you got from Saulus to Paulus again.
Petr Krenzelok wrote:
>> I am not sure. There were many promises from RT in the past already. And
>> you know what happened... again and again..
>> If they do not keep them now, Rebol will be just an inhouse project/tool
>> for maybe QTask.
> Interesting. I would nearly consider such opinion as total ignorance of
> facts. Yes, RT might be slow at development, but look at Python ... what
> was new in 2.5 version? What is going to be in 3.0 version? I regard it
> being "cosmetic" upgrade in comparison to R3. Well, Python does not need
> to change its architecture, because they have many things we lack. But -
> R3 is total redesign. There is so many changes, that it is completly new
> REBOL. What makes you think, that RT is doing all that design work to be
> used for Qtask only?
In R2 were some features long time arcane to the normal user, probably
only done for some special contracts.
> Well, in the past, we had no blogs. Nowadays, Carl
> blogging or not, ppl are still disappointed. I would like to identify
> the reason why. Maybe it is because development is mostly a closed
> effort? Well, that could be it, ppl might feel excluded from
> information. Carl knows it and imo that is why DevBase is currently in
> heavy development - to allow full community release of R3, even in alpha
> So, instead of stating "again and again", could you suggest us, what
> could be done to improve situation?
To release as soon and as often as possibly not only (tid??) bits from
the kitchen, but the recipe.
I remember reams of speculation about the inner working of R2 in the
early times, as there was no white paper and only one closed
implementation. Where are these user now?
I do not know if the development of R# or Orca got discouraged by RT,
but maybe competitive implementations according the same spec would
have helped Rebol more.