[REBOL] R: Re: Opening a new blog about Rebol?
From: gchillemi:aliceposta:it at: 20-Nov-2007 0:31
> I think the reason that more people haven't used Rebol is
> because of the features/options in it. Granted, some people
> have the mindset about "opensource" but those are not the majority.
Nice point of view. Open source is not essential to REBOL, it would if the
RESOURCES to develop the REBOL.DLL (and it's flavour in many enviromnents)
would be scarce. Resources for the whole project are but for rebol.dll are
not (I hope).
> For example, I'm writing a perl script to automate
> something. Why am I using Perl and not Rebol? Because I need
> to launch commands to an app and get the data back. I
> currently cant do that in Rebol. I did write a Perl script
> that launched Rebol when I needed to post to a web page.
> If I'm looking for a app to write a script, and there are 3
> that have the features I need, I'll choose the easiest one to
> use. Rebol is easier but it currently doesn't have the
> features. Once it has the features, it will become popular if
> the rebol.dll is open or not.
Another nice hit. The computing enviromnent has changed in the mean time and
now we need features not present in the original project. For this reason,
as an open minded man CARL has refocused to REBOL.DLL as the main project
for REBOL company so people can contribute the way they want/need and the
project could restart.
> With its small footprint, Rebol fits nicely on the Palm
> Pilots, IPhones, etc. If we could write apps for those that
> would connect to servers/dbases/applications..................
It is the solution to this lack of interest.