Following up on last week’s interesting interview with REBOL‘s own Carl Sassenrath, Rebol Technologies announced today that StreamCast, makers of Morpheus and next generation peer-to-peer content distribution networks, will base Morpheus 2.0 on REBOL’s X Internet operating system (IOS) technology to provide interactive programmable content to more than 30 million users by the end of the year.
REBOL and Morpheus to Create the Largest Programmable Content Network
2001-10-30 In the News 8 Comments
Could this mean that BeOS gets a cool widely used file sharing application soon? This would kill the no.1 reason for me suffering Windows hell. Rejoice!!
licht: BeOS does have one. BeShare which is open source so it can be ported to any os (if it isn’t already)
Shard, there’s a slight difference between our definitions of “widely used”. Compare the 400.000+ users online with Morpheus to the <100 users on BeShare…
Wouldn’t it be cool if all those file sharing apps were open source? Then we could have meta-sharers crawling through a million systems…
Anyway, I’m thrilled by this news!
There is room for both Morpheus and BeShare on my machine. Morpheus will be the place I go to mine the whole ‘Net. BeShare is where I will spend most of my time. You actually get to know the people who hang on BeShare.
licht: i’m not saying it’s bad or something, i just wanted ppl know that there is BeShare which is great and from Your post it looked like ther isn’t (sorry if i missunderstood You – my english is poor
I may have misunderstood what I read, but it seems like one has access to only as much of the REBOL language as they pay for.
There is the core Language which is free to everyone and then there are all of the goodies that people are supposed pay for… It strikes me as slightly nasty to restrict people’s vocabulary in a communication medium to what they can afford. Now I may have misunderstoof, but that’s the way REBOL came across to me…
Rebol currently provides REBOL/Core and REBOL/View for free. The bits you have to pay for are /ViewPro and /Command. ViewPro adds a whole bunch of encryption algorithms and shell access to external libraries, Command adds ODBC, Oracle, etc database functionality.
Most users probably won’t need to use /Command and the encryption features of Pro can easily be built in normal Core scripts (albiet a bit slower).
So its not really restrictive (with the exception of shell access) – just less quick to implement some things.
Has anyone heard anything further about RIDE (Rebol Internet Development Environment)? I’m in chapter 5 of “Rebol: The Official Guide” right now, and I’m extremely excited to start scripting. I realize its not needed just to do scripting, but the combo of RIDE and Rebol harkens back to the day when UNIX was new and C was god’s own power in words and symbols. So exciting!
Has anyone else made a connection between how the Hebrew language has “datatypes” assigned to “values”? This kinda reminds me of certain aspects of Qabalah. Wow.