[REBOL] Introducing REBOL again
From: gerardcote::sympatico::ca at: 25-Aug-2002 11:53
As advertised above, I just submitted the following comment to the author (mailto:[drwool--thinkofit--com])
of a forum/wiki tools list
(see http://www.thinkofit.com/webconf/wcmail.htm), with the intent that the REBOL tools
I described to him were taken into account
on its next listing.
Hope this small action will help our community to be better known ...
COPY of the sent entry:
I am curious about the fact that nobody heard or wrote about this marvelous new commercial
GROUPWARE software that was developed
using the REBOL programming language - the REBOL/IOS groupware package.
Other than the REBOL/IOS version of the language family (See the official REBOL site
at http://www.rebol.com). many FREE REBOL
products are also offered, all sporting the same fundamental REBOL Language, the commercial
entries being based on the FREE ones,
with eventually some more features added for IT professionals (like call to external
libraries and native DATABASE access).
Probably the MOST searched for feature of this REBOL family is the REAL multi-platform
portability of the basic products REBOL is
available for combination of more than 40 OS platforms and processors covered - Mac,
Windows, Unix, Linux, WinCE, etc...
Going back to the Specific REBOL/IOS product, I currently use it for exchanging almost
anything - from program scripts to text,
image or sound files - during private discussions I hold with other members of the REBOL
Even if this product is commercial - 2000 $ USD for a 10 users group plus 100 $USD more
for each new user, it has some added value
to what we normally find on the market for supporting asynchronous and synchronous communications
because it is grouping under a
SINGLE and SECURE ROOF many of the currently apps. offered by others.
In fact REBOL/IOS sports a combination of many small apps, called REBlets, located under
a main one called the DESKTOP. Each
app.individually operate according to its own function : as an email client (with the
private network ALERT REBlet or with the EMAIL
REBlet which adheres to the more open POP and SMTP standards), an instant messenger (with
the MESSENGER REBlet), a multi-rooms forum
doubled as a "persistent" chat (with the CONFERENCE REBlet).
The BEST PART of all of these tools is the AUTOMATIC synchronizing mechanism that is
part of the REBOL/IOS and that makes it a
breeze to get up-to-dates messages from one place to the other without having to bother
for doing so. I even tested it with three
installations on my different computers and averything is up-to-date on each one of them,
everything is always synchronised,
anywhere I work - at home or at work !!!
Other than these apps REBOL/IOS also sports a SHARED CALENDAR, a BUG-REPORT, a CONTACTS
database (kind of REBODEX), an EXPERT app
(For getting a quick FAQ), a local system related NEWS BROWSER, and finally 3 work related
tools - the WHO, the TASKMASTER and the
I'll let you look at the details or ask for a free try for the REBOL/IOS server on the
official REBOL web site
(http://www.rebol.com). Simply contact Cindy for a request([Cindy--www--rebol--com])
Other than these integrated apps available on the commercial REBOL/IOS product, there
have been some other FREE tools developed with
the REBOL language, going from clients for getting Jabber or slashdot articles or email
messages, doing private Instant Messaging or
doing wiki-like things with the Vanilla REBlet (http://www.langreiter.com/space/vanilla)
or with some true wikis all done in REBOL.
Hope these references could be taken care and added onto the next list because I am proud
to be a new REBOL user and since it is
really effective as an Internet (Dubbed as a MESSAGING LANGUAGE by its designer Carl
Sassenrath and the PRESS), I thought everyone
else should know about it- specially new programmers who look for an alternative to some
old players (aka other programming
languages like VB, Perl, Python, etc...)
Teacher in Quebec City, Canada
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