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Offline Chris Chancellor

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Re: PluriBASIC - Progress March 7 2018
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2018, 04:06:02 PM »
Hope that Adam will buy it from you and then resell it to us

at last there is a light at the end of the tunnel

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Re: PluriBASIC - Progress March 7 2018
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2018, 06:58:07 AM »
A man can hope. Im sure it would help us both a great deal.

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Re: PluriBASIC - Progress March 7 2018
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2018, 08:43:17 AM »
Don't you understood that PowerBASIC as you known it, is gone for ever.

No serious programmer should invest on a dead horse.
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Re: PluriBASIC - Progress March 7 2018
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2018, 02:52:28 AM »
Don't you understood that PowerBASIC as you known it, is gone for ever.

Tryiong to mix it so that is not as it was before. I would like it to be more versatile and powerful,
multiplatform and almighty.

No serious programmer should invest on a dead horse.

 Nobody should invest on a dead horse, unless you want an skeleton of a horse or something.
I dont understand the analogy. Perhaps if i had understand it before i would not had things done?
Sometimes thinking like the rest is a major obstacle.

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Re: PluriBASIC - Progress March 7 2018
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2018, 10:35:59 AM »
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Sometimes thinking like the rest is a major obstacle.

Try to pragmatic,
and ask yourself does there is still a PowerBASIC market to make a living from as a third party addon provider?

Myself and my friend Philip Monteil, were the first PB's addon provider with DV32, in the year 1998 (after the PBDK fiasco).
And the time of PB/DLL was the best period for the addon provider market, because many formal VB programmers where looking for an alternative to their tool of choice. But since that time, PB has always been years back compared to C/C++, mainly because Bob Zale spent too much time on DDT rather than improving the core features of the compiler.

As an example, i can compare the number of GDImage license sold to the PB's group and to the WinDev's one, and the ratio is 1/20 (countless of the 64-bit version), go figure…

If you are retired then keep on your good work, but if you are not, then better to move to a real market to feed your family.


 
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Re: PluriBASIC - Progress March 7 2018
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2018, 07:42:04 PM »
 I believe the PowerBASIC market is big, but most of its fans are holding back because of the storm around it.
I think you are right for the moment though. I believe the people can return to PowerBASIC, but it takes a man
with enough funds to make it great again.

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Re: PluriBASIC - Progress March 7 2018
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2018, 09:32:06 AM »
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I believe the PowerBASIC market is big

So big, that they can even deny access to their main site to all the EU residents, except those using a VPN, ridiculous...
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