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by St_W
Nov 22, 2017 11:50
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 378
Views: 9887

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

I assume icacls is some kind of program which you run from the command prompt. Yes, run it in an elevated command prompt as mentioned. You may also backup the old settings first to be able to restore them if necessary. icacls c:\freebasic\* /save aclfile /t icacls c:\freebasic\ /restore aclfile The...
by St_W
Nov 21, 2017 3:35
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 378
Views: 9887

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

Its funny that St.W. says that permissions in Linux are easier. I found the opposite. As a new Linux user I find permissions to be an enormous hassle. They are easier from a technical perspective, because there's only: read, write, execute for user, group, others - that's all (by default). On Windo...
by St_W
Nov 21, 2017 1:17
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 378
Views: 9887

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

In case you have a file access permission issue you can fix it using the following commands: icacls "c:\freebasic" /setowner "Everyone" /T /C icacls "c:\freebasic" /reset /T /C icacls "c:\freebasic" /grant "Everyone":(CI)(OI)(F) Change "c:\freeb...
by St_W
Nov 20, 2017 21:49
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 378
Views: 9887

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

What I meant by "should" was I assumed I was the administrator. I never created a separate user account. Maybe Cortana did. Crazy stuff. Although you are administrator you don't have administrator rights usually. That's a security feature Microsoft copied from Linux and introduced with Wi...
by St_W
Nov 20, 2017 19:50
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 378
Views: 9887

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

I hate windows 10 since [...] being locked out of folders and files on another Windows 10 computer. Just take ownership of the files/folders and then configure access permissions properly. As a writer of a Windows 10 book wrote: "Are you sure you want to buy a new Windows PC? Many of the thing...
by St_W
Nov 20, 2017 3:16
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compiling, cross-compiling and testing for Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 215

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: 12
Views: 215

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: 120

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: 378
Views: 9887

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: 378
Views: 9887

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: 378
Views: 9887

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: 12
Views: 215

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: 378
Views: 9887

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: 12
Views: 215

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: 187
Views: 41978

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...

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