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[REBOL] Re: Why is mention of Win2000 excluded in download page for /core?

From: tim:johnsons-web at: 7-Mar-2002 18:12

Hi Jason: * Jason Cunliffe <[jason--cunliffe--verizon--net]> [020307 16:51]:
> I don't have win2k here so I cannot confirm, but I assume YES.
As I do....
> "IOS runs identically on: Windows (95, 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP), Linux, > Solaris, BSD, AIX, HP/UX, and many more."
I saw that..... and THAT should tell the ISP that (since /core is "core") there should be no problem (building a case here :-)
> #2 > Windows 95/98/NT iX86
<Sigh>No mention of 2000</sigh>
> For any given REBOL/Core what are the system dependencies? > I thought REBOL had minimal dependenci handling network prorocls nativley > itself. But there must be some.. Anyone answer this?
For my experience, I've run rebol on win95/98/NT and (mostly) linux. I've seen maybe one difference (resolving pathinfo in cgi), and that's about it...
> Alas, there are _lots_ of things which should be on the site which > are not..{sigh} The site is poorly maintained and a lousy demo of what rebol > can do. Great shame, but RT's resources are slim and applied to other tasks.
For those of us who have rebol's best interest in mind, because it is in our best interest, maybe RT wouldn't be too proud to ask for a little "grunt" work. Maybe just a little content revision huh?
> The other reason it is not mentioned explicitly on is probably > because it is taken for granted that it works and that anyone can test so > easily. Rebol is so easy to install, no registry mess, tiny, multiple > personal installations are quite easy to do.
In defense of the ISPs, one should never assume until it's tested....
> But I wonder if your ISP is not much more worried about crashing her win2000 > than crashing your rebol?
I think she's a penguin-lover :-)
> Why does'nt she just try it out? > If you have FTP with some login shell access why don't you? > Just upload and run.
That would be not be a good idea on my part. I wouldn't do anything behind a sysadmin's back. She (and other sysadmins) have to answer to managers, who want some evidence of portability. It would take like 5 seconds to add win2000 to the content. Thanks. (And she's set me up on a linux machine) -- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>