What is the best freebasic IDE for 2017?

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What is the best freebasic IDE for 2017?

Postby lassar » Apr 21, 2017 16:54

I am a newbie at using freebasic in linux.

What is the best linux freebasic IDE ?

Looking for one that you can pull up the help section by pressing F1 .
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Re: What is the best freebasic IDE for 2017?

Postby St_W » Apr 22, 2017 11:50

There is no "best" IDE, it always depends on your personal expectations and requirements. For Linux I would recommend Geany - it doesn't provide interactive help, though. If that's really a knock-out criteria you could also try poseidonFB (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23935), although that one is pretty new and not that stable yet.

FreeBasic IDEs for Windows (like FBedit) typically provide the feature you are looking for, so you may try to use a Windows IDE via Wine.
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Re: What is the best freebasic IDE for 2017?

Postby lassar » Apr 24, 2017 22:39

I did some googling, and found that, you can use geany with kchmviewer to get context help.

Go to Edit, Preferences, Tools, Context Action.

Set it to "kchmviewer --sindex %s /chm-path"

Go to Edit, Preferences, Keybindings, go to edit section, "Context Action", press "Change button", press F1 key.
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Re: What is the best freebasic IDE for 2017?

Postby badidea » Apr 25, 2017 18:32

What is the best freebasic IDE for 2017?

Same as the best for 2007: Geany :-)

I could not get 'Context Action' mentioned by 'lasser' working in Geany. I have no 'Change button' option. Also the Geany help mentions a menu option for the context help, but also missing here. I probably have to edit the file-type-configuration-file manually. I forgot where these files are located.
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Re: What is the best freebasic IDE for 2017?

Postby lassar » Apr 26, 2017 2:16

It's tricky to get the "context action" to work.

I thought, that kchmviewer is the best chm viewer.

But now, it crashes on me, and it crashes every time I try to use it.

I guess I will have to try to get xchm to work instead.
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Re: What is the best freebasic IDE for 2017?

Postby badidea » Apr 26, 2017 7:29

Yes, I also use xchm. But xchm does not have this command line option '--sindex' it seems.

Found this thread: http://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19205#p168826 (Context help in Geany)
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Re: What is the best freebasic IDE for 2017?

Postby lassar » Apr 26, 2017 17:20

At first I thought the ubuntu version of xchm could not do context help.

After 10 to 30 attempts, I got xchm to work.

Here is the deal, you need quotes around the chm file location. Won't work without the quotes.

In "context action" put:

xchm "file:/home/username/freebasic/FB-manual-1.05.0.chm#xchm:/KeyPg%s.html"

Replace "username" with you home user name.

Now when you press f1, the chm file will pop up on the freebasic keyword.
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Re: What is the best freebasic IDE for 2017?

Postby 3622 » Apr 26, 2017 20:15

lassar wrote:

Set it to "kchmviewer --sindex %s /chm-path"

This worked for me and opened Help at the Index page highlighting the required FreeBasic word .
However, it does not open the actual help page for me. ( I am using PCLinuxOS 64 Bit )
Changing sindex to stoc solves this.

i.e. Set it to "kchmviewer --stoc %s /chm-path"

Hope this is of some help to others and thanks for the initial info.

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