From: rebolek::seznam::cz at: 4-Dec-2002 8:52
sorry, but it's not so easy to make some demos work in earlier
versions of REBOL. View 1.2.1 (last official version) does not
support alpha-channel, has got some serious bugs in draw dialect
(well, 1.2.8 still has got most of that bugs), so it's not just
copy'n'paste source for 'as-pair. What discriminates newcomers is
RT's release policy. Last official version 1.2.1 is one and half yaer
old and even the 'beta' is four months old! Are they doing so heavy
testing? I know, they've got new toy right now, the SDK, but I'm
really not interested in some development kit when the language
itself is still buggy :(((
PS: I'm not so paranoic about hiding my source code from everyone's
eye using encap, no, I just need my code to run without problems, so
bugfixing View is really higher priority for me than some SDK.
> That's ok for well-acquainted rebolers
> like you and me, but I think it discriminates
> against newcomers to rebol.
> Why limit your audience this way?
> Don't you care that your demos are not able
> to be seen by some newcomers?
> It's not very impressive if it doesn't work.
> It's easy enough to copy and paste into
> a different rebol version to make sure it does
> I still think your demo is cool. :)
> > Hi Joel, Charles
> > ...and others who couldn't get the demo running
> > I appologize for it but I use the latest betaversion for about half a year
> > and I forgot it is still beta ;-) It is so stable (good work RT!)
> > OTOH I've warned you at the end of my previous mail saying:
> > "PS: I'm not sure but this demo would need latest beta of Rebol/View
> > (http://www.reboltech.com/downloads/view1208031.exe)"
> > regards,
> > Cyphre
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