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Offline Sutthisak Phongthanapanic

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Future of powerbasic
« on: September 01, 2013, 12:10:38 PM »
Does anybody know the future of PB? I love it and waiting the major revision ofPB including better editor, OOP, and buildin graphics engine. And I love Jose' work, it should be the standard of PB. I'm believe that...

Offline Brice Manuel

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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 02:44:15 PM »
The last revision(s) of PB gave us a much better graphics engine and OOP, etc.  The editor was improved, although I still recommend Jose's CSED for editing. 

What improvements are you wanting to see?

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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 09:22:15 PM »
I would like to see x64 .... :-)

Offline Carlo Pagani

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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 08:17:26 AM »
Theo - You are the eternal optimist. {Not a bad thing}

I have no expectations and think Patrice is probably right, so anything that may come will be a pleasant surprise.

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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013, 09:31:32 AM »
While DDTer are sitting on the edge of the road waiting for the Parousia, SDK coders should take their destiny in their hands and move on.

Ask yourself, does the {new} PB's programming team would be better than you in your field of expertise?

If ever there is a 64-bit version, how long would it takes to debug, and how many members of the beta team would have the required knowledge (and time) to do it.

It is impossible for PB to compete with Visual Studio, they could have a second chance moving to ANDROID, but this would be a strategic decision and i don't think there is a real pilot into the plain.

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Offline José Roca

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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2013, 10:33:41 AM »
But Visual Studio is not, and never has been, the competitor. There are many people that never will touch it and this is why other languages exist. Just because you have embraced C++ doesn't mean that we have to do the same. And 64 bit is not yet a high priority for most of us.


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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2013, 11:01:10 AM »
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Just because you have embraced C++ doesn't mean that we have to do the same
Being tired of waiting, i was forced to do it by pragmatism, but not by personnal inclination, and this is the same with WinDev.

However C/C++ is the real competitor of PB when comparing size and speed.

The problem of PB is that without somebody like you, working for free to translate all the C/C++ headers, no PB's programmer would have been able to do it without first understanding a little of the C/C++ syntax.

I wonder what would happen to this community the day you decide to move on, for any reason...


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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2013, 11:24:03 AM »
About me ... i have a very good compiler that works fine.
We have the statement from ... Jim ... that he plans to go on ... (did it happen?)
even if not. What we have is what we have.
And IF i really need x64 actually i can choose between Modula and PureBasic.
And if somebody pays me a lot i will think about getting WinDev.
Live is good!


PS: Somebody here on Facebook? Add me ... "Theo Gottwald"

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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2013, 11:42:17 AM »
> I wonder what would happen to this community the day you decide to move on, for any reason...

Nothing. I have left programming since Bob's death and apparently nobody has noticed it. Currently, I'm only updating the headers to no betray those that use them.

What I mean is that if PB is discontinued most PBers will continue using it while they can, and for those that decide to use another compiler, there are several options. It is unlikely that they will choose C++.

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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2013, 11:42:52 AM »
Theo,

I am also an happy camper with my soap box.  :)
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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2013, 11:49:29 AM »
José--

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I have left programming ...
May be one of the best decision you ever took in your life, they are so many wonderful things to do outside of the programming cave, especially when we come close to full completion ;)

Life is too short...
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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2013, 12:03:23 PM »
I have been confined at home during several years taking care of my mother. Now that both my mother and my brother are gone, it's time to enjoy life a little more.

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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2013, 12:37:51 PM »
José

If ever you want to visit the Alpes, there is a room for you in my home.

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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2013, 05:18:01 PM »
How can a company prove themselves being active while their "Server Maintenance" message is kept on and on and on..
Still 3 messages on Twitter...
Seems rarely something changes and that change is only a message on their board.
If there is something going on like a troublesome restart, maybe pulling the plug would be better instead of keeping up appearances.

The silence becomes a bit 'loud' at this moment :)

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Re: Future of powerbasic
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2013, 06:58:02 PM »
... and the PowerBASIC.Com site is down ... again ... and no http://twitter.com/PowerBASIC/ tweets ...