RIPS is written in Perl and Perl is also used to write applications with RIPS.
'nuf said! ;-)

Platform independancy
Both the editor and the launcher will run on any platform for which Perl and wxPerl is available.

Editor and launcher are available in two forms:

  1. Executable containing everything needed, including Perl, wxPerl and PAR
  2. Perl scripts that need Perl, wxPerl, PAR and some other modules installed

RIPS files are stored in a platform independant form. You can design a RIPS application on one platform and run it on any other, assumed the launcher exists for this platform. Furthermore it is possible to compile any RIPS application into a PAR executable.

Since it is possible to compile a RIPS application into an executable PAR it is not necessary to have installed anything on the destination system.