Library, Project, Example Code Archive

Headers, Bindings, Libraries for use with FreeBASIC, Please include example of use to help ensure they are tested and usable.
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Imortis
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Library, Project, Example Code Archive

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Many years ago, there was a "Project Archive" for FreeBASIC located at freebasic.net/arch. I don't remember exactly when it went away but I was thinking about it a few nights ago and I had an idea to make something similar now. I can set up something simple enough to store items and make them searchable.

Is there any interest in this, or would I be wasting my time?
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I also thought of something like a FreeBasic CPAN.
I also thought there would be little interest.

I think if you wanted to do this and for it to be added to by most people here, you'd need something pretty much frictionless. I mean, no extra accounts or places to log in, no forms to fill out for title or categories, just literally a button or something integrated into the forum that only the OP can click that says 'Send this post to ImortisLand', which activates a bot to format it for the site. Or something that's one-click like that.

Does phpBB have OAuth capabilities to give external apps/sites access to forum accounts?
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I was thinking that at the beginning I would just collect libraries and things myself and add then. If anyone would want to be able to add items themself, I would grant an account with limited access. Can't get more frictionless than "someone else's problem".

Having a catalog of complete, updated libraries, that is fully sorted, tagged, searchable, and rateable will be a huge boon for pros and new programmers alike.
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As a semi-pro, intermediate kind of programmer, I would find an archive very useful. It is really frustrating chasing down a library in the forum, only to find the link is now dead.

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Post by grindstone »

Such a well sorted archive, something similar to Code-Beispiele or Projektvorstellungen of the german forum I'm missing badly here. The codes are put there by the programmers themselfes, so it shouldn't mean too much work for the mods.
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Something like https://freebasic.net/wiki/CodeLibrary and https://freebasic.net/wiki/ExtLibTOC but up-to-date, with pictures, with complete projects, without dead links and available for a long time? That would be nice indeed.
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Post by integer »

Imortis wrote: Sep 03, 2023 9:45 I was thinking that at the beginning I would just collect libraries and things myself and add then. If anyone would want to be able to add items themself, I would grant an account with limited access. Can't get more frictionless than "someone else's problem".

Having a catalog of complete, updated libraries, that is fully sorted, tagged, searchable, and rateable will be a huge boon for pros and new programmers alike.
A few yeas back someone assembled The Big Review which I found to be very beneficial.
Having your libraries and things as being searchable (with many tags) would definitely be appreciated.
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Just to let people know: I have been working on this off and on. I have something that I think would be a good start, but I don't have a place to host it just yet. I recently bought a home and so both my time and money are a bit on the scarce side right now. Once I am in a more stable position, I am going to see about either getting some good hosting or setting it up to host myself.
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