REBOL for web development
posted by: Mike 31-Mar-2011/7:20:13-7:00
posted by: Kaj 31-Mar-2011/11:00:40-7:00
I've used the plugin occasionally in IE, as a quick way to distribute throw away scripts. Downloading and installing REBOL, though, is so quick, it's hardly worth messing with the plugin. Provide a download link to REBOL and your script, the user installs and clicks the script icon - it takes less than a minute.
posted by: Nick 4-Apr-2011/1:17:26-7:00
Problem is, the REBOL installer has been broken for many years in multiple ways in multiple versions, and users are allergic to installation these days, so this is a bad combination.
posted by: Kaj 4-Apr-2011/8:12:38-7:00
An R2 plugin that works smoothly across platforms and browsers is one way that REBOL could gain market share. That won't happen while RT is working on R3, but open sourcing R2 could make it possible :)
posted by: Nick 4-Apr-2011/10:30:26-7:00
The reason that the plugin development stopped, was because R2 does not have a strong enough security model to work in such an environment.
This is one of the reasons R3 development started.
posted by: Henrik 5-Apr-2011/14:40:32-7:00