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[LIBRARY] Announcement: New release of script library

 [1/3] from: greggirwin::mindspring::com at: 22-Sep-2003 10:00

Announcement: New release of script library We've just made a major release of the REBOL Script Library! It's easier to add new scripts immediately and much more interactive; you can add documentation to your scripts, and anyone can contribute to a discussion of the script. NEW FEATURES ** You can join the Library as an official contributor, giving you access to all the new features. You will need to have cookies turned on for this to work. Yeah, we know, we don't like cookies all that much either, but that's the way it is right now. ** You can add new scripts immediately without having to wait for a Librarian to do it for you days later. ** You can add formatted documentation to any script you own. Formats supported are Make-Doc-Pro (thanks to Robert Muench) and eText (thanks to Andrew Martin). ** Anyone can start, or contribute to, a discussion thread about a script. So you can ask questions, report problems, request enhancements, etc. The script's owner can moderate the thread, remove out of date questions, etc. ** You can request ownership of any script -- right now, all 460+ scripts in the Library are "unowned". Once you've joined the Library, you can use the Control panel to request ownership of any unowned script. A moderator will have to approve ownership requests, but we'll do our best to stay on top of them so you don't have to wait too long. If you request ownership of a script that was authored by someone else, we may try to contact them out of courtesy, but they may be happy to have to maintain them! ** You can share ownership with other users -- so you and other people you choose can update a script or its documentation. ** You can check to see if there is any recent discussion about a script. OLD FEATURES You can still use all the old facilities of the Library wthout being logged on. ** Search scripts by type or any word. ** Download all scripts with an integrated search facility Hope you like it! Please use the feedback form to report the inevitable teething problems. There are some issues we're aware of, and some I'm sure we aren't. Huge thanks to Sunanda for taking the initiative on all this and getting the job done in heroic fashion. Thanks also to Andrew, Robert, and Volker for their support in getting it to this stage. --Gregg

 [2/3] from: brett:codeconscious at: 23-Sep-2003 9:48

Impressive! Regards, Brett

 [3/3] from: SunandaDH:aol at: 25-Sep-2003 8:46

Brett says:
> Impressive!
Thanks Brett! I hope what will make it really impressive is the scripts that we all submit. The Script Library has been, since it started, an excellent repository of good REBOL scripts and practices. I hope what we've added to the Library in functionality will encourage all of us to add scripts that will build it into one of the key places on the Web for publishing and discussing scripts. With the new features, you don't just need to publish a bare script. Each script can also have documentation (in MDP or eText or plain ascii format). They can also have a discussion thread for questions, enhancement suggestions or (in rare cases!) bug reports. There have been very many excellent scripts and snippets published on this mailing list over the years. Why not take a few moments to dig out some of your submissions and give them a permanent home in the Script Library? And I don;t just mean Brett! Apologies to anyone who had trouble in the first day or so of the new release. We'd tested pretty thoroughly, but the live environment (different version of Core, different version of a web server) uncovered some behavioural changes that set things spinning. I think we've fixed all the problems. Thanks to everyone who reported problems or asked for more features. Keep the requests coming, and we'll try to keep up, In case anyone missed the announcement: there's lots of new things to play with at take a look! Sunanda.