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[REBOL] Introducing REBOL again

From: gerardcote::sympatico::ca at: 25-Aug-2002 11:53

Hi REBOL-list, As advertised above, I just submitted the following comment to the author (mailto:[drwool--thinkofit--com]) of a forum/wiki tools list (see, 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 ... Gerard ================= 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 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 community. 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 PRIORITIZE). 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 ( 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 ( 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...) Gerard Cote Teacher in Quebec City, Canada ======================= End of the sent entry