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by St_W
Nov 20, 2017 3:16
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compiling, cross-compiling and testing for Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Compiling, cross-compiling and testing for Windows

Virtual Machines are another layer of software between one's programs and the hardware, and are subject to all the failings of modern software. You're right, VMs add a layer of complexity and thus are more likely to fail than a system without that layer. However, as I wanted to point out, virtualiz...
by St_W
Nov 19, 2017 21:14
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compiling, cross-compiling and testing for Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Compiling, cross-compiling and testing for Windows

By the way, for several years we used VM software to run various flavours of Windows, but we found that it was slow and prone to being buggy. VMs are very common today (for example in the cloud ) and used a lot for (automated) testing and similar stuff. If they are slow and buggy the fault is proba...
by St_W
Nov 19, 2017 21:10
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Learning FREE BASIC
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Learning FREE BASIC

I am new to basic , how doI learn it ? I'm sorry, but you've asked the very same question already in 2015: https://freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=23952 So why were you unable to successfully apply the advice you got back then? The way to start hasn't really changed. Starting with the F...
by St_W
Nov 19, 2017 17:57
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 341
Views: 9184

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

paul doe wrote:@St_W: won't even address that. Just pretend it's still 2004 and you'll be fine.
Sorry, what do you mean? and what about 2004?? Your answer sounds quite confusing. Have you even read what I've written in my extensive answer? I really tried to adress what you've written ...
by St_W
Nov 19, 2017 16:10
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 341
Views: 9184

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

[...] when you learn another language [..], what's the first thing that you usually do? First, download the documentation and check the important, basic stuff (declare variables, functions, low level stuff). Then, you look for a tutorial , to see how you can integrate what you already know with the...
by St_W
Nov 19, 2017 15:25
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 341
Views: 9184

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

We are referring to a Tutorial/Demo section here , in this forum, in the very first page. The forum is usually the first place people look for tutorials . IMHO the documentation is a better place for tutorials than a forum. Are there actually any tutorials on the forums yet? Alternatively a separat...
by St_W
Nov 19, 2017 13:11
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compiling, cross-compiling and testing for Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Compiling, cross-compiling and testing for Windows

If you only need to test for x86 or x86_64 a typical VM will do. In case you also want to test compilation for ARM or other architectures you'll need QEMU anyway (although these systems typically don't run Windows). I'd recommend Windows XP or newer. If you've enough hardware resources to run newer ...
by St_W
Nov 19, 2017 12:46
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 341
Views: 9184

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

Where's the Tutorials/Demo section? Somehow I got the feeling that this site is completely unmaitained at the moment. If you are referring to the Community Tutorials section in the wiki , yes, these tutorials are unmaintained, partly even not really usable anymore because of dead links etc. Somebod...
by St_W
Nov 18, 2017 23:35
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compiling, cross-compiling and testing for Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Compiling, cross-compiling and testing for Windows

- What are the requirements (which Windows version minimum) for the Windows FBC to compile normally? Is this also enough for the compiled programs to run on that system, so as to be tested? If I remember correctly it works down to Windows 95 when the MinGW.org toolchain is used for compilation; wit...
by St_W
Nov 18, 2017 23:19
Forum: Libraries
Topic: fbSound for Linux x86 Win32 (wav mp3 ogg mod it xm s3m)
Replies: 186
Views: 41892

Re: fbSound for Linux x86 Win32 (wav mp3 ogg mod it xm s3m)

All my own FreeBASIC stuff is hobby and absolutely free and open source. It is still your code and copyrighted by you - especially in Germany where no such thing like putting code in 'public domain' exists. From a legal point you have to explicitly grant people the right to use/modify/distribute/et...
by St_W
Nov 18, 2017 15:09
Forum: Libraries
Topic: fbSound for Linux x86 Win32 (wav mp3 ogg mod it xm s3m)
Replies: 186
Views: 41892

Re: fbSound for Linux x86 Win32 (wav mp3 ogg mod it xm s3m)

What, are you afraid that he might take you to court one day? Just take screenshots of this conversation. xD haha, no :-). I also do not have any plans where I'd need audio support. I just wanted to encourage people to take licencing seriously and do it properly. Similar to bad code bad licensing m...
by St_W
Nov 18, 2017 12:23
Forum: Libraries
Topic: fbSound for Linux x86 Win32 (wav mp3 ogg mod it xm s3m)
Replies: 186
Views: 41892

Re: fbSound for Linux x86 Win32 (wav mp3 ogg mod it xm s3m)

D.J.Peters wrote:Licenses of used libs are included in the doc folder libDumb.txt, libMad.txt and libVorbis.txt
Thank you, I see. What is still missing is the license for your code.
by St_W
Nov 18, 2017 3:46
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Reversing
Replies: 13
Views: 227

Re: Reversing

In short: no, you cannot convert an Exe back to a Bas file. What you can do is to study the Exe (e.g. using ollydbg or IDA) and rewrite a bas doing the same things using that information. Anyway, that won't match the original bas most certainly.
by St_W
Nov 18, 2017 1:37
Forum: Libraries
Topic: fbSound for Linux x86 Win32 (wav mp3 ogg mod it xm s3m)
Replies: 186
Views: 41892

Re: fbSound for Linux x86 Win32 (wav mp3 ogg mod it xm s3m)

Totally free means you can use it for commercial projects also While it's great to hear that the description "totally free" is quite unspecific. That could mean that the code is in public domain, but could also mean that the library is Freeware while the code is only for reference, disall...
by St_W
Nov 18, 2017 0:56
Forum: General
Topic: "UNDEFINED REFERENCE" SLIPPING THROUGH?
Replies: 19
Views: 245

Re: "UNDEFINED REFERENCE" SLIPPING THROUGH?

It may seem strange to you, but the compiler's behaving exactly as expected. It is definitely no compiler bug or compiler problem. In fact the compiler cannot know about a missing implementation of a constructor because you are free to implement that in any module you like and compile them fully ind...

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