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

Period ending 24th Dec 2008

Henrik offering insights into the unreleased R3 GUI:

As far as I can tell there are animation effects in it as well as
a small suite of debug tools. Each source file is really small, around
2-8 kb with a few going above 10 kb. Fully commented and very clean

More information is available at

SQLite Driver by Ashley 1.0.6 Update

Mac OS X now uses the v2 API and newer dylib path. SQLite/version now contains version number as a tuple!

It is now available at: http://www.dobeash.com/download.html

RebGUI build#117

Release notes here: http://www.dobeash.com/RebGUI/release.html#section-11

REBOL.org, October 2008: improved ways to look for scripts:


Better script search abilities in REBOL.org:

It's never been easy finding out how to join any of the REBOL Altme worlds (such as REBOL3). You can see many theads on the Mailing List and REBOLtalk were newcomers are trying to find the way in.

Now the REBOL Library is trying to make it a little easier and obvious. The Library's Altme pages have a "join REBOL3 world" page that explains the process, and can accept requests (which are passed on to the REBOL3 Administrators):

Chris < QM > Version 0.3.8

QuarterMaster (aka QM) is a REBOL web-based framework. Version 0.3.8 is now available.


Fixed some Cheyenne glitches, works now with .exe version (see QuickStart guide).

New experimental version 1.3 of MySQL driver

Doc "I've just upload a new experimental 1.3 version of MySQL driver supporting mutiple queries, stored procedures and multiple result sets. Reading mutiple results is done by calling COPY for each result.

Download at http://softinnov.org/tmp/mysql-protocol-41.r

New version 1.3 of new MySQL driver released as beta. (same URL).


- Fixed the multiple result sets end-of-stream issue. Now an extra COPY will
return NONE, marking the end of the data stream.

- Fixed error message parsing for protocol 4.1.

- Added SQL request delimiter property to port/locals/delimiter (default: #";")

REBOL DevCon 2008 -- an e-only event

Nick confirms DevCon2008 -- an e-only event) for 27-dec-2008, 20:00 UTC:

REBOL - A Programmer's Guide (translated English version is now available)

Peter Wood is pleased to announce that the electronic version of "Rebol - A programmer's guide" is now available at http://www.lulu.com/content/5382304 priced at 15.99 Euros.

The printed version will be available within the next two to three weeks and will be priced at 25 Euros.

The book's introduction and table of contents can be freely downloaded from http://www.auverlot.fr/index.php?perma=1224333460

Peter Wood also says: The anglicised source code of the book "Rebol - A programmer's guide" can now be downloaded from the book's page at http://auverlot.fr/index.php?perma=1224333460

It is quite possible that I may have introduced the odd bug during their translation. If you find any please let me know.