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[REBOL] Re: Groove?

From: carl:rebol at: 11-May-2001 11:45

Porter, Yes, very familiar with it for many months... We were not that impressed, but then we are hard to impress. However, I do like Groove's marketing message, and it takes more than one company to make a market. They will help open a lot of minds. I think of REBOL as a lightweight & quicker approach to what Groove spent $50 million doing. That is, we could write Groove in REBOL in a couple months, but you could not write REBOL in Groove any time soon. REBOL is a true distributed computing platform, it is a powerful next generation architecture, where Groove is essentially a stack of COM and XML plug-ins that only run under Windows. Currently, REBOL/View runs on 26 platforms other than Windows. (This is important because so much of the back end of the Internet does not run on windows... and DC needs to run on both sides of the wire, not just on the client.) But I agree... Groove does have a slick UI.... and I'm hoping that perhaps a few folks on this email list may get inspired to knock out a version of it for REBOL. I think that would be very cool... and I think it could be done by an expert REBOLer in a couple weeks, at least for the GUI side of it. For the back end, we've already created it... It's called REBOL/Express. In summary, REBOL's vision is much broader and deeper than Groove. We have created a true technological advancement that will lead to a brighter future for distributed Internet applications. In fact, our vision is similar to that of the original Web... except that we seek a world of open inter-operability of distributed applications rather than just the distribution of document pages. So, I think I'm in total agreement with the spirit of your email. Let's see what we can do as a group to create an "Open Groove" written entirely in REBOL! Great idea, Porter. Let's go for it! -Carl Sassenrath Founder & CTO REBOL Technologies At 5/11/01 01:22 PM -0400, you wrote: