[REBOL] Multimedia quality (was) One disk OS + REBOL Re:(4)
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 23-Aug-2000 22:04
> I did finally play around with this this morning, and came up with a
> bootible View diskette, using 498k of 880k.
> This is without adding the TCP/IP libraries yet.
> Here are the contents of the bootable diskette.
> And I opened a window with view, after booting with the floppy.
> Got a rush of excitement comparing this to Multimedia players of old
> (AVision, Scala, etc.)
I still live in excitement while playing with /View - very nice product. Just a
small note - do you know Scala is more than just a tool? Have you seen any emails
from Dave Haynie describing Scala as an multimedia OS (it seems to actually have
own kernel running upon windoze one). Scala is very nice product, well thought
out, scriptable, sadly, we will probably never be able to compare to their smooth
multimedia quality presentations.
REBOL (product) doesn't seem to care about such quality of presentation. REBOL
slideshow dialect was very nice example, but try to move a few faces around the
screen - too slow, too jerky, etc. Maybe it's just question of some regularly
implemented /Media component integrating in some way with /View? I don't know. In
my opinion, while others see REBOL future in turning into some scripting agent
number one with packed in mysql etc support, I still see REBOL/Core's future in
providing just infrastructure for clever communication (improving parts as parser,
protocols, simply means of communications) and APIs. Remember - even /View is just
component upon /Core. We should be able to unplug /View than, and plug another
one, if there is some other component available.
In real - if REBOL/Core will not turn in some 5 years into something described
above and will stay just nicely implemented scripting technology, it lost my
credit, as I can see REBOL technology capable of becoming much more than it's
PS: Steve, where are you all the time? I can see you posting only very
sporadically here :-)