AltME: Announce


AltJSON v0.3.9 for Rebol 2
- Support for /, : and , characters in JSON object keys,
- Improved Unicode/UTF-8 handling
- Support for surrogate pairs (allows for encoding/decoding of characters higher than the BMP, e.g. emoji)
Do let me know if there's any problems.

Major rewrite:
- Same script works with both R3 and Red
- Block format has changed from flat (e.g. [a 1 b 2]) to blocked ([[a 1][b 2]])
- Single context with functions that can be selectively exported to global context
- Functions simplified and non-core options split off (e.g. munge/list -> list, munge/save -> write-dsv)
- General speed and efficiency improvements
- Munge function supports 1st column binary search
- OLEDB [Windows only] functions (e.g. load-excel) work with both 64bit R3 and 32bit Red
- Some missing Red functions (e.g. delete, delete-dir) implemented via CALL [Windows only]
This is a preview release:
- to-rebol-date and to-string-date do not work fully with Red (as it currently lacks date! support)
- some functions have not yet been enhanced to work on non-Windows systems
- write-excel requires 7-Zip to be installed and will only work on Windows
- The now* function is available when run from Red and provides many [date related] options missing from now
- Basic documentation is available at

I have claimed the name R3N on github and set it up as an organisation. The purpose of this 'organisation' is to overcome the status quo on the rebol/rebol repository this community has been put in. In r3n the github repo of the REN-C repository has been cloned.
Graham Chiu and Giulio Lunati have been added as owners of the organisation.
Work on collecting R3 stuff has begun.
Making a start on

Documenting the Red development project:
This project is to help interested developers to quickly get on speed in the codebase.
All interested are invited to add to this project,so for example programmers with Linux background can help on the GTK3 branch.

Minor fixes:
- added /preserve refinement for load-dsv
- now support added for Red
- removed dependency on 7zip
- read-pdf now works on Mac / *nix
- write-excel now works on Mac / *nix

I started a place to collect Red scripts that the community members might like to share with others, a bit like it is
Together with it comes a place to collect valuable documentation for cooperating on the yet unexplored territories like 64 bit and GC. Also there is a fork to host cooperation of community members that want to work on these things without disturbing the official branch.
All comes with a own gitter chat room

Google gives new users on their cloud service USD300 credit which is enough to run a couple of VMs for a year.  Here's a short HOWTO on how to setup CGI on a Google Compute instance.  Any errors are my own and fixes/suggestions appreciated.

AWS is free for 1 year too.
I dont know if it s the right place but i m searching after any trial of a integrated voting machine based on the blockchaine (any type of : ethereum or bitcoin).  Is there any open sourced code implemented in any version of Rebol ?
Not the right place .. this is announce.  Use announce reply to anothe channel.  and there is no blockchain code that is open for Rebol*
Thanks Graham
if anybody has the ambition to build one :)

Prot-smtp.reb is now working sufficiently to send secure email via and on port 465  See
import <smtp>
do <send>
send "Come back home, all is forgiven!"

After the recent outage at and the subsequent postiing of the script library on github, I downloaded my own personal copy of the library out of fear of another disruption.  I have that copy tucked away on my computer, but I also put it on my little web site in case such a backup would be useful to others.  If that was improper in any way I would be happy to delete it, and would not be offended.  The location is here:

Thanks Steven.

Red release 0.6.3 is ready. Support of macOS.
Next best in this release must be the test backend allowing automated testing of GUI!

Minor changes:
- Simplified code now that Red 0.6.3 supports date! and delete
- All test cases (200) now work with both R3 and Red 0.6.3
- Basic documentation available at

now features ODBC in the main line and not just branch.  A sample ODBC test script for Firebird 3 on Windows 64 can be found at
This was written a couple of months ago for the odbc branch so may need some changes.  Discussion here
ODBC is on all branches except Android.

Minor changes:
- Refactor to work with Rebol2 and Ren-C
- All test cases (200+) now work with R2, R3, Ren-C and Red
- Windows-specific features disabled on non-windows platforms
- Updated to cover Excel, SQLCMD, SQLite, PDF dependencies

Implements a (largely) HTML5 compliant markup parser in Red and Ren-C and LOAD-MARKUP function using said parser. This is an experimental hybrid script and uses Red macros in a way that might conflict with other Red code--use with caution.
LOAD-MARKUP returns a block akin to Rebol 2's LOAD/MARKUP except that attributes are contained in a MAP! following the associated tag and self-closing tags are indicated by a </> closing tag following the tag or attributes (if present).
To do: tree-based model and DOM (likely similar to AltXML). Some work to be done here--the HTML5 rules for tree-building are labyrinthine.

Last message posted 9 weeks ago.