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[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 > version. > > 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.