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Alpha Rebol/View for OSX

 [1/3] from: tom::conlin::gmail::com at: 5-Aug-2005 16:18 This is a crude prototype of REBOL/View running on OSX. It generally works and runs REBOL/View scripts. The viewtop opens properly, and you can launch various reblets, even some of the games. However, there are a few things to watch out for (to be fixed): * Not yet an app bundle. So, sorry, you must chmod +x rebview and run it from the shell. (We will bundle it pretty soon). * No installation. View will run in the dir you put it in. That also means it will create the public cache in that same dir. * No timers. So scripts that use timers (like a few of the demos) do not yet work. * Still uses CTRL keys for apps, not yet APPLE CMD key. * DRAW (AGG) does not support fonts. * Also missing: menus, file requestor (native), clipboard port, icons, and much more. But, despite all that, it still does ok for an early prototype. We would like to thank Jaime Vargas for his encouragement and help in getting REBOL/View for OSX moving again! -- ... nice weather eh

 [2/3] from: gosbell::myrealbox::com at: 9-Aug-2005 21:10

Lest this announcement go without any comment whatsoever, let me congratulate everyone who worked on getting the OS X version to its first alpha release. I'm almost exclusively on Mac these days, so the arrival of a native version of /View is very welcome news to me. This may well be enough to revive my near-dormant interest in REBOL! After a quick play with it today, I am impressed at how far advanced this is for an alpha release. I am also very happy to see REBOL/View finally in the native OS X GUI - great stuff! If I could be so bold as to suggest some priorities for further work, I'd say that things like menus, clipboard, and timers are right up there as the most important. I reckon most people can live without everything else while that stuff is being sorted out. But I guess you don't need me to be telling you that. Frankly, I'm just delighted to see /View appear in OS X. Well done everyone - keep those alphas (and betas!) coming. Cheers, Trevor

 [3/3] from: edoconnor::gmail::com at: 9-Aug-2005 10:58

I'm also pleased to see /View on OS X -- a hearty congratulations to RT. Here's a short pep talk from Wil Shipley about developing on the Mac platform. The mindset seems like a great fit for REBOL. Ed On 8/9/05, Trevor Gosbell wrote: