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[REBOL] Fwd: What should we bake? Re:(4)

From: news:ted:husted at: 23-Sep-2000 15:39

On 9/23/2000 at 9:01 AM [jeff--rebol--net] <[jeff--rebol--net]> wrote:
> Now there's a real good one. Take a look at the Ultimate BBS
(, which is written in PERL and is like 250k worth of scripts in size. The equivalent REBOL code should be like 50k or something. I actually have that one installed, and people really enjoy using it. Works like a charm. But we're moving away from Perl, so I'm looking at a new open source board, Jive. In fact, I'm installing a test copy this afternoon. For reference, the class folder (it's Java) is 250k, and the source is 660k.
> The equivalent REBOL code should be like 50k or something.
So what's your point of reference for an application as easy-to-configure and feature-rich as Ultimate BBS?
> The key issue for doing a cgi based BBS is session management,
authentication, authorization. Those issues have to be dealt with first in the design and implementation before moving on to any of the screens. Interestingly, Jive's < > major selling feature is they separate presentation from the backend. It supports user-selectable "skins" (UI's), and well as programatic filters recall data from the pluggable backend to the skin. -Ted.