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by St_W
Oct 20, 2014 14:29
Forum: Windows
Topic: Hiding window doesn't de-focus it
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Re: Hiding window doesn't de-focus it

I haven't tried it, but maybe you could use both minimize and hide commands at the same time? I've no clue whether this works or whether minimize first / hide first is better in case it works.
by St_W
Oct 14, 2014 8:03
Forum: Projects
Topic: Simple DOS Files list
Replies: 13
Views: 2263

Re: Simple DOS Files list

If you want to parse DOS DIR's output e.g. to get the list of files or free disk space you're definitely wrong with using DOS DIR. Apart from being very inefficient this may also cause major troubles on different Windows versions and probably won't even work on non-Windows. For example the formattin...
by St_W
Sep 23, 2014 7:51
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Which 64-bit kit?
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Re: Which 64-bit kit?

@fantastic: The two files do not differ in functionality, there are just a few minor differences like a different folder structure and additional files. The first file a standalone build intended to be installed and used as it is, while the other is intended to be put into an existing mingw-w64 inst...
by St_W
Sep 18, 2014 7:50
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: FBC 1.00.0
Replies: 82
Views: 12784

Re: FBC 1.00.0

I downloaded yesterday the FB 1.00.0 win64 zip-file, but this file contains only very few haeaders, in contrast to the 32 bit version. In particular, windows.bi is missing, so I cannot use FireFly or any other WinAPI stuff, and also code which includes fltk-c.bi produces a compiler error that fltk-...
by St_W
Sep 07, 2014 0:55
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Progamming in UK Schools
Replies: 97
Views: 10329

Re: Progamming in UK Schools

Sure FreeBasic may not be the choice for someone starting out programming as you may as well learn the basics in a modern language with the level of abstraction you desire that you can continue to use easily. FreeBasic is an updated version of the old QBASIC which enables an old QBASIC programmer t...
by St_W
Sep 03, 2014 9:01
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: IDE section
Replies: 4
Views: 826

Re: IDE section

I would definitely include FireFly on the downloads page. Although I haven't used it yet, it really looks like (and is) a professional product. And despite being a development tool (UI) design is very important and will attract new developers. The other FB-IDEs that I can think of are still in devel...
by St_W
Sep 03, 2014 8:28
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Progamming in UK Schools
Replies: 97
Views: 10329

Re: Progamming in UK Schools

Thanks for the links to some Python examples, all beyond me. Also I would guess the rather long example proved by dodicat was chosen because it would require more code with FB, but unlikely to be attempted by a young child. [...] FB equivalent, which I suspect would be far easier for a beginner to ...
by St_W
Aug 31, 2014 18:36
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Where can I get a Recent-Git-Build of FreeBASIC?
Replies: 482
Views: 80718

Re: Where can I get a Recent-Git-Build of FreeBASIC?

Thank you for your error reports / improvement suggestions. [...] report some small errors in the installation script for fb linux_64. [...] The changelog, readme and install.sh files do come directly from the fbc github repository at https://github.com/freebasic/fbc and are beyond my control. I cou...
by St_W
Aug 30, 2014 14:24
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: FBGD Numbers Competition (June 2014–August 2014), 250$ prize
Replies: 36
Views: 9707

Re: FBGD Numbers Competition (June 2014–August 2014), 250$ p

I tried all the submitted games now and alltogether they exceeded my expectations. There are really great games among them. Unfortunately the voting has already closed and an additional account on games.freebasic.com is needed. Maybe that explains why there are just 5 (!) votes.
by St_W
Aug 26, 2014 15:51
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Running FreeBASIC on virtual or real Raspberry Pi.
Replies: 12
Views: 8514

Re: Running FreeBASIC on virtual or real Raspberry Pi.

I did that for testing automated RasperryPi builds on my Jenkins "server". Unfortunately Rapian inside qemu ran veeeerrry slow at that computer. I both tried several ready-to-use packages (like the one you suggest) and installing directly from the official raspian image. I tried cross-comp...
by St_W
Aug 25, 2014 23:14
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: New FB release soon
Replies: 73
Views: 8288

Re: New FB release soon

Kinda strange to read that the generally very unrestrictive MIT license "infects" GPL Software - usually it's the other way round, quite restrictive GPL Software "infecting" other Software. I would go for MinGW-w64 instead of "MinGW.org" or "TDM-GCC". I'm usin...
by St_W
Aug 23, 2014 15:12
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: [solved] gcc preprocessor macros/defines ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1049

Re: @dkl, @St_W GCC preprocessor macros/defines ?

Sorry for the delay; here's FreeBSD gcc 64-bit using "echo . | gcc47 -dM -E -": #define __DBL_MIN_EXP__ (-1021) #define __UINT_LEAST16_MAX__ 65535 #define __ATOMIC_ACQUIRE 2 #define __FLT_MIN__ 1.17549435082228750797e-38F #define __UINT_LEAST8_TYPE__ unsigned char #define __INTMAX_C(c) c #...
by St_W
Aug 23, 2014 12:22
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Where can I get a Recent-Git-Build of FreeBASIC?
Replies: 482
Views: 80718

Re: Where can I get a Recent-Git-Build of FreeBASIC?

I've modified the linker command for the 32-bit build accordingly. As the 64-bit version already builds itself - there is no manual linking needed anyway. Regarding stability: I don't run any tests on the built binaries automatically. The fbc version to build fbc is currently the first cross-compile...
by St_W
Aug 22, 2014 15:32
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Where can I get a Recent-Git-Build of FreeBASIC?
Replies: 482
Views: 80718

Re: Where can I get a Recent-Git-Build of FreeBASIC?

32-Bit FreeBSD builds are now generated automatically too. This works by letting fbc only emit intermediate code and Assembling and linking manually. The 32-bit builds can be found here from now on: http://users.freebasic-portal.de/stw/builds/freebsd32/ -------------------- In case you want to do it...
by St_W
Aug 22, 2014 12:34
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Where can I get a Recent-Git-Build of FreeBASIC?
Replies: 482
Views: 80718

Re: Where can I get a Recent-Git-Build of FreeBASIC?

I've set up a 64-bit FreeBSD VM so that I can provide FreeBSD builds now too. "Cross-compiling" by generating C-code in Linux and compiling and linking it on FreeBSD worked quite well to build the FreeBSD binary, which is needed to let fbc compile itself directly on that platform. However,...

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