- it's 64 bit on Linux in the Command version, with all SSL etc pathes applied
- Apple requires 64 bit versions soon. I think an update of R2 would be necessary in order not to have it become obsolete. And even better, like the abobe point: Command 2/x 64 bit on OSX
About R2 source: please publish it as many companies are suffering from source being closed and no updates happening. We are loosing customers.
we're constantly hitting the 2GB RAM problem.
On more practical matters, Carl might not know this, but REBOL 188.8.131.52.1 on Windows stopped working back in October 2016.
During SSL/TLS handshakes, REBOL only offers ciphers that current servers no longer support. So for practical purposes, REBOL no longer can be used as an Internet messaging device.
I wonder how many tried REBOL for the first time between 2016 and 2018 only to walk away from it after hitting this problem.
put selected portions of Rebol 2 on a git server. Is this worthwhile?"
I hope we hear from you more often.
please rewrite your "Back to personal computing" article for this era (with new CSS, that's understood). It won't be that hard, change "Windows 95" to "Windows 10" and megabytes to gigabytes, you are still right, it's just the scene that changed.
What is the harm with a 10MB program? Don't you know that memory is cheap? - that article is getting more and more relevant today. 10MB would be great.
Lately I have been using R2 heavily at work, and I work in a place that has decided to standardize on Windows, so the Windows version of anything is important to me (you mentioned somewhere that you don't use Windows, but it still is "popular").
In a couple years I hope to purchase a laptop computer for personal use, and I would have two requirements, that it NOT be a Windows computer, and that it run REBOL. The current plan is a Macbook with Windows virtualized, so I would like to see R2 on a Macbook. (Yes, I do know it runs on OSX, but I have had a bit of trouble with that and so I can say that it definitely is not as smooth as Windows, which I guess then is another implicit requirement.)
Almost everything I do needs a GUI, realistically. The nice thing about VID is that there is documentation, and that the svv/vid-styles object makes VID features discoverable. I have had a bit of trouble finding comparable documentation for any of the variants of R3 (not that I have looked terribly hard since I still have R2). That is why I cling to R2. Something that exists and works trumps something that is perfect but does not exist. I have offered to chip in a small amount of money for Nick's R2/View porting project.
I wish I could help with some of your projects, but my computer knowledge is so far out of date that even the computers I learned on no longer exist. My design talents are at the level of two-by-fours and carriage bolts. So good luck with your projects and we are glad to see you back.
Some of us would like to see a close collaboration of Rebol and the Red language
and if possible for you, would like to see you on these forums, that will give mutual
benefit for all involved people.
Meanwhile I wish you to continue making excellent wines.
Happy reboling again.
And to second the fear of Henrik on 64bit R2 on OSX, I have posted several time about the 64bit Linux one. It works nicely except some checksum and hashing things. Not hard to solve I think, as the code is already in R3.
Please give it a few minute of your time to confirm whether you still wish to go ahead on this.
Rebol still feels light years ahead of anything else out there. Its ideas must not be lost.
While forks may be a good thing for basic survival, someone carrying the torch is still required.
Maintenance: OSX will soon be 64-bit only, so Rebol 2 might require an update.
I can help with first project (css/js). I will write you. Please keep these two goals going.
ARM / rpi version would be very nice addition too!
Then I tried with air and now works perfect. Always try first with air...
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