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[REBOL] Re: QubeOS - network OS ...

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 25-Nov-2001 5:49

Christian Morency wrote:
>Hi Pekr, > >Yes, I've been watching OS lately and Qube could really become interesting. >I tried d/l the SDK but the zip file I got was not correct. Since the same >executable file will run on Win32, Dos and Linux, I would really be >interested in seeing REBOL Core/View ported to it ! Now I could install >Freedos, use Qube and REBOL in the most simple setup ;) Who needs more ? >
I know what you are trying to suggest - RebolOS :-) Well, DOS is 16bit and so it will not be ported. You have to choose another underlying core technology ....
>I've looked at OS mainly because I don't like what I'm using : W2K, but I >need it somehow for my PDA synchronization, Linux (mandrake) I found >unreliable with my hardware configuration... So basically I'm looking at >other offers : > >QNX : outstanding, I was able to boot only using the CD ! it said it >couldn't create a swap file on my NTFS drives, but otherwise I was still >able to try it out and eventually installed it on a FAT partition. I have >found QNX to be quite stable ! REBOL/Core only ;| >
Yes, QNX is imo the most viable of all alternatives currently. I wonder why View exists for Amiga for e.g., if there really is no market, while QNX is being left behind. As for other alternatives, as AtheOS, - I would wait. Porting Rebol to new platform surely takes some resources, so RT needs to be carefull here. AtheOS is not proven/well established system yet imo, while QNX seems to be one of the top Rtos solutions around ...
>Or have turned toward providing Rebol solutions with Rebol/IOS as Rebol >script developers as opposed to Rebol developers? >
Yes, I was joking at RT already, stating that RT developed nice toy for themselves, so they code in Rebol, rathet than in C :-) The best scenariou would be of course, if all RT team could implement/develop further technology itself, while skilled Rebollers could work under contract for RT, to produce reblets .... -pekr-