Revolution Media Presentation Viewable on Web?
stephenREVOLUTION at barncard.com
Wed Jun 28 15:05:30 CDT 2006
>facility for Firefox etc. is still in alpha, but will probably be
>ready this year. Everybody speaks about Java, Flash, etc., but
>nobody seems to be really aware of what Rebol are up to. Also, as
>far as I can see, my little demo is highly relevant to the Web
>presentation of media.
Yeah, I could use something like this.. cool.
except it's moot (again) for Mac users. At least Java Flash, etc. is
cross-platform. I really get tired of hearing about when 'next big
things' for the web turn out to be platform specific. Java and Flash
were inclusive from day one. Late deployment usually means a
stripped-down version 'for the rest of us'. Witness the fact that
Skype has been around for 2 years, their PC version can do video, but
not the Mac.
What about the other 20%*?
Can Rebol be done for the 'other side'? Otherwise it's not very
useful on the web......a web app should be universal at least for the
top 2 client OS's.
From the Rebol page: "REBOL Technologies now provides the
REBOL/Plugin, a new web browser plugin module for Microsoft Internet
Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox, and other browsers (currently running on
Windows OS, but we plan to support OSX, Linux, BSD and others in the
Sounds wonderful, but again we have promises of 'in the future' - how
can anyone build a site built on intentionally ignoring 20% of one's
Well, hell this is a WEB product - why isn't it working on the Mac
now? This "Windows first" stuff doesn't work for the web. So my
question to Carl Sassenrath, the creator of REBOL is: When, if ever?
fyi this guy did work for Apple at one point.
*I figure once you whittle down all the point-of-sale, CNC drilling
machines, and ATMs the actual HUMAN used market share of Macs vs PC
is more around 20%
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