Linked by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 20th Dec 2012 00:22 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS As the Syllable project predicted many years ago, version 3 of the REBOL programming language has finally been open sourced, under the Apache 2 licence (screenshot on Syllable Desktop). Also, the alpha version of the high-level Red programming language, supporting Syllable Desktop, has been released, by now in version 0.3.1 (screenshot, demo program, video at the Science Park in Amsterdam).
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by cipri on Thu 20th Dec 2012 03:50 UTC
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Yes great, it was predicted by kaj about 6 years ago that it would be open sourced. At the beginning i was sceptical. Some years later seeing after a big stagnation of rebol I was sure too, that it's the only thing that they still can do. Rebol 3 is now about since half of a decade in alpha phase.
So Rebol 3.0 ALPHA is now open source. But why dont they make Rebol 2.x opern source? Because Rebol 2 is in a useable state.

This "news" is like telling us that now (the horse) black beauty (now being very old and sick and soon dieing) will be very cheap to buy.

This news about rebol is lika a deja vu, nearly everytime (in the last years) when there is on osnews about syllable, then it has very little with syllable to do, but it's about rebol. What is syllable going to do in future? Anytime when rebol gets a little update to write a news about it? Just because they dont make anything by themself, and for the sake of being in the "os-news", we need to get this news from syllable?

Rebol and syllable have at least one thing in common:
both projects are at the limit of surviving, and they both hope that developers will come and start coding instead of them.....

It was not noticed in the last few years, that this doesnt work like that? Nobody came to rescue you. If you want success... than you must really work yourself, and go a good job, and not just waiting in hopeing that makin fake publicity will bring some stupid and at the same time capable(!) programmers to syllable, who will save them.

I shouldn't have wasted the time on writing this comment, but somehow i'm still curious why you still continue with the fake publicity, even you noticed in the last 3-5 years that it doesnt work.

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