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[REBOL] Re: even further ... Re: Introducing REBOL/Base - FAQ

From: carl:cybercraft at: 30-Sep-2002 20:47

On 30-Sep-02, Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> Carl Read wrote: >> On 30-Sep-02, Mike Hansen wrote: >> >>> Why not have one version but allow for removing >>> components? Then the average user just has one >>> downlad and no work to do, but 'power' users can >>> customize their install to trim it for their >>> specific purposes. At least you'd know that most >>> people could run your script without additional >>> effort. And the assumption would be if you knew >>> enough to remove a component, then you'd know enough >>> to put it back if you wanted to run a script that >>> required it. >>> >> >> That's the nicest idea I've heard so far. Just have the executable >> accept two optional arguments, the first to tell it to run in lite >> mode and the second being a list of the components to load. >> > it can be nice idea, but the purpose is as follows - I want to have > an option to download e.g. Sound 1.2.3 component upgrade, I use my > cell phone connected to my PDA and I am not interested in > downloading whole Rebol just because some bug was fixed in Sound > component. So - one file? Good, but there would have to be the > option to replace rebol.exe's Sound component by new one :-)
And a full-featured REBOL/View exe may get quite large over the years and require a few megs of disk-space. But Mike's idea would be an option for those who don't have space worries but still need to run a lite-version of REBOL now and then. And you can run Base (or Face or Beam or whatever) on your cell-phone - since it's here now anyway. (: -- Carl Read