Linked by renox on Thu 27th Sep 2012 17:41 UTC
General Development As REBOL has been referenced several time on OSNews, I thought that some here may be interested to know that its author has announced that REBOL will be open-sourced. The R3 source code will most likely be released under the GPLv2 license.
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Great! This should help Syllable too
by obsidian on Thu 27th Sep 2012 21:16 UTC
obsidian
Member since:
2007-05-12

Really good to see this news.

The Syllable OS uses an already-open-source Rebol clone, so I think that having the "real thing" open-sourced should be a big help for them.

Thanks for doing this, Carl Sassenrath!

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cipri Member since:
2007-02-15

yes, the problem is, this comes about 5 years too late.
Rebol delayed and delayed and delayed and delayed, till they want now to make it open source... since otherwise it will delay even more.
Now it will take time till R3 will be released officially, till it will become stable, and then someone need to port it to syllable. Porting the GUI part, will be a problem, since this will need some own work from the syllable "team" (what team, in fact, but let's call it team). And this will very very very likey never ever happen. The natie GUI in syllable (the api) has itself lots of bugs and problems, that nobody touched since many years, and so dont exact that someone will port the gui part of rebol to syllable.
It's more likely that someone will port it to haiku as a GSoC project. And perhaps based on that work one could start porting it to syllable, but even that variant is very very unlikely.

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-pekr- Member since:
2006-03-28

Cipri - I got used to you to spoil every possible Syllable related news post :-), but man - why to spoil the news, which is REBOL only related?

Also - I really don't care about what you or other ppl, not using REBOL in the past, think about the open-sourcing activity coming too late. Simply put - there are some ppl out there, who depend on REBOL based solutions, and to those ppl, it is important message.

However, as Henrik states - Red/System is done, Red itself materialises day by day. In January, we will probably see alpha release, which spans even Android, where R3 never landed. So - the only thing you might ask is - why yet another programming language? You know, that question exists for ages with no satisfactory answer :-)

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