New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

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Lothar Schirm
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New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby Lothar Schirm » Oct 02, 2014 15:16

Up to now, header files and examples for different GUI libraries are included in the FreeBasic download package (e.g. GTK, CGUI, WX-C, IUP). In this forum, other GUI library headers and examples are also available and seem to be rather popular, in particular Vanya's Window9 and D.J.Peter's FLTK wrapper, which are really easy to use. May be there are a number of other good libraries, too, which I do not know and did not mention. Should'nt they be included in the next download package or at least be listed in the FB maual?
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby TJF » Oct 02, 2014 17:22

Yes, I also think that It's worth to mention them in the documentation. Each user of the forum has privileges to edit the wiki pages, so why don't you start such entries / pages?

But IMHO neither header files or examples, nor binaries should be included in the compiler packages. It's hard to synchronize updates for both of them in new releases. Either the compiler or the library packages will be outdated when released.

Instead, I think we need a separate download page for FB bindings (it's not sufficiant to use the fbc GIT repo, since there are no descriptional web pages for the several bindings).

On the new download page, entries should be sorted in categories (ie. like in the examples folder). Each entry should have

  • a download link for the FB package, containing examples and header files (including version info)
  • a link to the library web page (and the documentation)
  • installation instructions for the binaries
My download desprictions at the German web site follow this principle (ie. DISLIN 10.2 Anbindung für FreeBasic).

That way a user just loads the stuff he wants to test or needs. The library bindings and examples are easier to update. Several people can do the job without contacting dkl for each new release or bugfix.

There's a start-up of such a page at Google, but nobody cares. So it looks dead. It seems to be the right moment for continuing this project -- in the light of fbc-1.00 and the missing header files in the 64 bit versions -- , or better creating an advanced page far away form Google.
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby ike » Oct 02, 2014 17:37

seem to be rather popular, in particular Vanya's Window9 and D.J.Peter's FLTK wrapper, which are really easy to use


It's hard to synchronize updates for both of them in new releases.


I agree with both of you. In examples\GUI there should be a folder FLTK with just one file: readme.txt with info and links

or/and

windows9 and FLTK should have a page like fbide http://fbide.freebasic.net/
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby Lothar Schirm » Oct 03, 2014 14:50

Hi TJF,

I wanted to add FLTK and Window9 to the FB WIKI Documentation, but though I am a registered user of this forum, FB WIKI demands a new registration via the Forum! Where and how can I do that?
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby dkl » Oct 03, 2014 15:10

Can't you login on /wiki/UserSettings using your forum account name/password? At least that's how it works for me. (then again I don't know how the wiki is set up)
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby Lothar Schirm » Oct 03, 2014 17:58

This exactly does not work for me!
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby TJF » Oct 04, 2014 12:07

For me the method mentioned by dkl works.

What do you get when you enter Lothar Schirm in the first and your forum password in the second entry on http://www.freebasic.net/wiki/UserSettings and then press the 'Login' button?
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby Lothar Schirm » Oct 04, 2014 13:53

I get the following answer (in red):
Registration must be done by using the Forum∞.
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby TJF » Oct 04, 2014 18:54

Were you logged in into the forum while you tried this? If not, try to logg into the forum, first.
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby Lothar Schirm » Oct 05, 2014 16:20

I was logged into the forum first.
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby TJF » Oct 05, 2014 19:05

I'm sorry.

@admins

Please help Lothar Schirm to get access to edit the Wiki pages.
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby MrSwiss » Oct 05, 2014 19:47

I've the same problem ... just tried now ... seems to affect more users!
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby D.J.Peters » Oct 06, 2014 10:11

Same problem here !

Is only the password case sensitive or the wiki login name also ?

Joshy
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby TJF » Oct 06, 2014 11:53

My acount login works with capital or lower case user name.
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Re: New GUI libraries in the FreeBasic package?

Postby D.J.Peters » Oct 06, 2014 15:38

I cleared the FireFox cache and It works now.

Joshy

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