Time for Big Changes
As the person who introduced multitasking to personal computers (Amiga 1985) I have to admit I'm not good at multitasking on my own projects. I tend to get super-focused on a single task, mainly so I can get it finished, polished, and published.
For some time now, I've been focused on helping Safeworld's implement changes for AltME, including the new file sharing and file archiving features.
But, now, the time has come to focus more seriously on REBOL changes, and it's time to make some really big changes.
Specifically, here's what's on the agenda for the next few months:
So, how is all this going to happen? Well, we hope to get your help with a lot of it. For example, REBOL 3.0 will contain a lot of open source code that could use expert handling when porting to new platforms like OSX or cell phones. What specifically? How about the sound interface? We don't want to spend our expert REBOL time getting that working on OSX; we want an OSX expert to volunteer to make it work well on OSX. That's true for Linux, cellphones, Pocket PC, BSD, etc. And, that applies to the docs as well, which will be wiki-ized to get more of the REBOL community involved in making them a whole lot better.
So, does that mean the nice improvements to AltME will stop? No, we're working with Safeworlds to continue to improve what we think is a great representation of what REBOL can do. We're planning to get more help with that too, and as for me, I just need to get a lot better at multitasking in the future.