[REBOL] Re: How to request a new version on a specific platform?
From: brainlai1102::gmail::com at: 4-Aug-2006 22:00
Anyone can feel free to offend me if more about the truth is revealed. I've
send my request to RT by applying their official feekback mechanism for
weeks. No reply from the commercial company yet(maybe I should pay for that?
Since all the resources are moved to R3, nothing is left for the free users
^O^). Hence, I decide to post message here to figure out wha't going on.
So far, I can't still recognize if there is anyone here representing RT to
show the official attitude towards portability(quite essential to embedded
systems). All the answers such as the demand is high/low, the porting
process is easy/hard and etc. sound like just a little bit of guesses and
assumptions. Since REBOL is close source, the official attitude absolutely
influences its future and one's evaluation whether to pay for it or not.
The official RT web site claims REBOL is portable. Those most clever
Rebolers must design and implement with portability concern in mind, mustn't
they? A product is created with portability concern in mind but hard to
port in reality is also hard to believe.
The demand for embedded systems is not low at all but just miscellaneous.
That's where the real portability challenge to a language which claims it is
portable. It would be a joke if a language declares its portability but
supports fewer and fewer platforms with its version evolving.
BTW, I never mean REBOL sucks. I just realizes that a commercial company can
make its claim while lose the corresponding promise at the same time.
Basically, I respect any commercial companys which decide close source on
the premise that they must be confident of providing higher quality and
promises to achieve their claims. However, I also believe people never pay
for a company which cann't carry out. At this time, the only clear answer
seems that time will prove everything ^_~.