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c-sanchez
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FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby c-sanchez » Mar 01, 2020 4:04

For some time now I wanted list the IDEs, editors available for FreeBASIC.
Here are the most notable (sorted by date of knowledge)

FBIde (2004)
https://fbide.freebasic.net/
Author: vongodric
Coded in: FreeBASIC
Interface: Traditional
Comment: #1 editor for FreeBASIC, the most popular freebasic IDE.

FbEdit (2009-04-09)
https://github.com/CherryDT/FbEditMOD
Author: KetilO, updated by David "Cherry" Trapp
Coded in: Assembly, BASIC
Interface: Traditional

wxFBE (Aug 21, 2012)
https://freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=20284
Author: MOD
Coded in: FreeBASIC using wx-c as GUI.
Interface: Traditional
Comment: Without news since 2014, huh, I wonder what happened to MOD. Anyway the IDE is complete and works perfectly.

poseidonFB (Sep 13, 2015)
https://freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23935
Author: Kuan Hsu
Interface: traditional
Coded in: D + IUP
Comment: it's missed that it's not written in freebasic too, but is small, clean and have many features.

WinFBE Editor (Nov 27, 2016)
https://freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=25215
Author: PaulSquires
Coded in: FreeBASIC
Interface: Moderm looking
Comment: As indicates in thier topic, more than an IDE, WinFBE Suite includes integrated editor/compiler/tool suite
Works on Windows Vista+

IUP_FB_EDITOR (Oct 17, 2017)
https://freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=26030
Author: VANYA
Coded in: FreeBASIC + IUP
Interface: Traditional, looks like FbEdit editor
Comment: The simplest development environment for freebasic, can be extended with plugins also

VisualFBEditor (Dec 27, 2018)
https://freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=27284
Author: Xusinboy Bekchanov
Coded in: FreeBASIC
Interface: Traditional
Comment: is small and clean, relatively new, but is good.

IUP_FB_Editor+ (Mar 07, 2020)
viewtopic.php?f=8&t=28375
IUP_FB_Editor+ is a fork of old version of IUP_FB_Editor from 2017
Author: WQ1980
Coded in: FreeBASIC + IUP
Interface: Traditional, looks like FbEdit editor

Did I forget any?
Any suggestions are welcome to improve the list and topic :)
Last edited by c-sanchez on May 09, 2020 5:17, edited 2 times in total.
badidea
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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby badidea » Mar 01, 2020 11:08

c-sanchez wrote:Did I forget any?
Any suggestions are welcome to improve the list and topic :)

All IDEs/editors you listed are especially written for FreeBASIC.
There are also 'general purpose' editors that can be set up as an IDE, like Geany.
In these editors the level of integration can be lower.

Also mentioning the OS that the IDE works with natively would be nice.
Most are written for Windows (version?), but poseidonFB is written for linux as well (if I remember correct).

I haven't tried WinFBE, but I understand that this IDE includes a GUI designer. This is worth mentioning as well I think.

And how do you know that FBide is the most popular freebasic IDE? It was probably the first.

It would be good to have this list on the Wiki. Some stuff is mentioned here:
https://freebasic.net/wiki/wikka.php?wakka=CodeLibrary
Maybe not the most logical place. Deserves its own page?

And what is a traditional interface?
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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby PaulSquires » Mar 01, 2020 11:53

Hi - just a (very small) correction to the WinFBE description.
It requires Windows Vista or later operating system (not Windows 7 or later). Granted, I doubt that many people use Vista anymore.
...and it is all open source and available on GitHub.
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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby badidea » Mar 01, 2020 14:34

c-sanchez
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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby c-sanchez » Mar 01, 2020 16:25

Thanks guys, topic updated :)
nov79
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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby nov79 » Mar 01, 2020 18:32

I downloaded the IUP_FB_EDITOR for Linux 64 bit but it can't launch:

./fbnp: error while loading shared libraries: libiup.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


It seemed I have to install IUP manually.
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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby ppf » Mar 02, 2020 3:08

I give up to tests two modern IDEs
Atom + SublimeText
c-sanchez
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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby c-sanchez » Mar 02, 2020 3:53

nov79 wrote:I downloaded the IUP_FB_EDITOR for Linux 64 bit but it can't launch:
./fbnp: error while loading shared libraries: libiup.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

It seemed I have to install IUP manually.
Huh, I'm not sure, as I'm on windows, this worked here without problems, but yes, I think have troubles with iup in linux
In case of doubts check their topic anyway :)
viewtopic.php?p=269187#p269187

ppf wrote:I give up to tests two modern IDEs
Atom + SublimeText
Ummm, Atom and SublimeText are very popopual, however I don't like really much.

About Atom, is an text editor based in web technology, electron, which is basically Chromium+Node.js, that is when less ugly for the more purist.
And also is "just" a text editor, lets say "programmers text editor", without options to setup freebasic (or any other languague probably), at least not in principle or in any simple way.
I think doesn't offer anything better than for example, Geany.

About SublimeText, is a bit heavy imho, is paid software with a "free trial", and I think we have better free/open source alternatives, much better, as Geany, Notepad++, Programmer's Notepad, and many more.

Now, if that two have something really good, let me know, but I think sincerely are text editors popular without good reasons :P

Anyway, I think I will add later a "section" with "text editors"
but I think when less must have:
* syntax highlight and completion
* some option/way to setup compiler path and their usage
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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby D.J.Peters » Mar 02, 2020 11:06

Geany works great with FreeBASIC

page: https://www.geany.org/
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I use it on windows, linux and of course all the tiny ARM devices (Rapsberry PI's, Beagle Bone Black)

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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby aurelVZAB » Mar 06, 2020 10:24

I never liked Geany , it is too much unixoid for my teste..
in general i don't like to use one editor for all programming languages i used.
c.sanchecz
you forgot
great CSED by JoseRoca ...that is my favorite FB editor
why i like it , it is simple,easy to use and do the job perfectly.
..also there is
FreeQ IDE
well i used it in the past but not anymore
For Kuan editor..it is nice but is not for me.

By the way today is not big deal to build editor, use PS Visual designer add few controls ,few routines and voila you can have editor
out of box, like this FireFly example , i really like it and find it great and easy to use!
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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby Kwabbernoot » Mar 06, 2020 11:13

I also never liked Geany.
I use CSED_FB
https://www.freebasic-portal.de/downloa ... c-259.html
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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby aurelVZAB » Mar 06, 2020 11:48

In above experimant i think that is easy add to scintilla, or maybe add simply syntax coloring
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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby badidea » Mar 08, 2020 22:39

I added a link to this topic on the wiki: https://freebasic.net/wiki/wikka.php?wakka=CodeLibrary
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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby Camomille » Mar 09, 2020 7:51

Hello,

My favorite VisualFBEditor ,debugger inclus which is little known:

https://github.com/XusinboyBekchanov/VisualFBEditor

and a Chinese version being translated into English:

http://www.yfvb.com/soft-48.htm

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Re: FreeBASIC IDEs/Editors

Postby oyster » Mar 09, 2020 16:02

http://www.yfvb.com/soft-48.htm acts and looks more like VB

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