A summary of what's happening in the REBOL community.

The week ending 13th August 2006

Pdf-maker 2
Gabriele continues to make progress with this long awaited upgrade to pdf-maker. You can see his current development status http://www.colellachiara.com/soft/PDFM2/ though the source remains in a state of flux.

Rebol Timelines
It appears that RT has taken some umbrage at the suggestion that they appear to jump from project to project. Of course, we only said that in order to extract more information! And here is their response - a timeline of current activities http://www.rebol.net/projects.html

QML is another markup language used exclusively by the developers at qtask. Head honcho Reichart promises more open source:

"We will be providing the source to a client level QML to HTML generator next week."

MikeL was asking for Textile support instead of make-doc, but Gabriele feels that QML is more powerful.

I personally have a deeper interest in producing PostScript for high quality printout .. and perhaps I will post my solution another day.

Newbie, Barry, was complaining about the lack of organised documentation while praising it

"I am amazed at the genius of this little piece of code"

Shades of Mark Antony! Of course, those of us who have run with Rebol for years read the documentation as it was produced and likely don't notice the lack of organisation so much. Still, this is a priority too for Rebol Technologies.

Barry did point out that Rebol might have a place for embedded devices and the like. For instance, my HP Laserjet 3015 uses Tomcat, a java Apache servlet engine to control the printer from the windows desktop, when Rebol/View would be a much nicer solution.


Post a Comment

<< Home