FBIde - still alive

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FBIde - still alive

Postby VonGodric » Dec 28, 2008 1:57

Hey guys,

just wanted to update that I am still very much alive and have been very busy with FBIde project lately. It's not yet finished... but it's coming along nicely.

I post here some screen shots depicting new syntax highlighting muscles.

Btw styles are defined using fully valid CSS notation. CSS file used: http://fbide.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc ... iew=markup

#proprocessor line continuation with _ character. Notice how invalid escape sequence inside the string got a small red indicator under it. (\o)
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Assembly code with custom background colour for fonts (can be transparent as seen on other pictures)
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Highlight metacommands, escape codes in strings, multiline nested comment blocks, macro and preprocessor hightlighting. A BIG font
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Your feedback and thoughts are highly appreciated :P
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Postby Imortis » Dec 28, 2008 2:46

Looks awesome. It is pretty enough to make me use it rather that FBEdit from time to time. I'm looking forward to it.
VonGodric
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Postby VonGodric » Dec 28, 2008 2:52

Thanks.

Here is screen shot of linux build:
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Postby srvaldez » Dec 28, 2008 5:28

looks sharp, waiting for the release :)
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Postby axipher » Dec 28, 2008 6:43

Wow, this looks amazing, and using CSS files, that's awesome. Can't wait for a release, I'll be all over it.
ta23
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Postby ta23 » Dec 28, 2008 7:55

@VonGodric

Thank you for all your work. Really.

But, man, the latest release of fbide, 0460, is 3 years old. How long do you want us to wait for some sign of life. If this project really is active, after 3 years of nothing, maybe you could release something. Perhaps just a 04601 beta version.

That would be more interesting than telling us it's "alive." After 3 years.

I hope I haven't offended you, I do very much appreciate your efforts.
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Postby Frank Dodd » Dec 28, 2008 8:35

Hello VonGodric,

Thanks for the news this sounds really great, I still find myself using FBIde the most because of its ease of use, it pops up immediately on my machine no loading waits, I don't have to set up a project of any description and I don't even have to save a file I can just play what I typed.

Excellent for running snipets of code and posts from the forum. Its just Bish Bash Bosh, job done.
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Postby Jojo » Dec 28, 2008 10:38

no loading waits, I don't have to set up a project of any description and I don't even have to save a file I can just play what I typed.

i wonder which FreeBASIC IDE doesn't support all this. :)

anyway, nice to see some movement, this is looking pretty good a simple code editor.
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Postby Frank Dodd » Dec 28, 2008 11:27

Perhaps you could recommend one that does, i also use FreeBasic Editor that is a great IDE for multi-file projects but is slower to start up and requires you to save your basic file before you compile.
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Postby nkk_kan » Dec 28, 2008 11:32

@Frank Dodd:
You dont need to save files to compile in FBEdit either. There should be a small button beside the "Choose Compile Option" box... i swear there used to be a button with Three circles which did "quick run" like Fbide.. dunno what happened to it.. anyways that doesn't matter since i just use the "shift + ctrl + f5" shortcut key

@VonGodric:
The Ide is looking great and i like Css styling! ;)
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Postby Jojo » Dec 28, 2008 11:34

FbEdit does all this. Even on my fairly old PC, it's starting within less a second and there's a quick run command as well, just that the standard shortcut is Shift+F5 and not F5.
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Postby h4tt3n » Dec 28, 2008 11:48

Great to hear that Fbide is still beeing developed! Been using it since I started coding FB. Good luck with it.

Cheers,
Mike
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Postby rolliebollocks » Dec 28, 2008 13:26

Yes! FBIDE is fantastic. The new features look excellent, and the code differentiation by color will make everything easier to read.
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Postby VonGodric » Dec 28, 2008 15:27

Thanks guys.

As for releasing "something" I can give a link to never finished (but that circulates around still) 0.4.7 ( http://fbide.freebasic.net/File/FBide%200.4.7.rar )
The problems with that it has some features never finished. Like support for projects - and it works except few problems. You can't change project type later (except manually editing project file) and can't turn off Auto-fill of code blocks (type IF THEN and it will add END IF for you) and has some trouble with non-English languages. Hence the reason I have never "officially" released it.

Sadly after that I lost all the source code of >0.4.4 and for some reason I never committed anything to CVS. That was a blow and for a while I thought to quit the project all together.

But I myself am not satisfied with FBIde any more and need a more sophisticated tool. Hence I have pulled myself together and started rewriting entire project from scratch. With some new goals and major ideas. So sorry guys it has been so long. But hopefully wait will be worth it.

I don't want to set strict deadlines - but I do want to have a plan. Right now If all goes well I think I will have a "technology preview" version somewhere in February. And perhaps first real release at the end of March/beginning on April.

Sorry I know it's months away... but there is still a LOT to do. I might release testing versions from time to time though. But I promise I'll keep everyone updated.

Major things todo:
- finish highlighting lexer (I got some great ideas to implement that will just make FB code lool fab in it!)
- Add project support and management (don't worry one-click-run will remain. But will be possible to configure it and set up more quick run contexts)
- GDB integration
- compiler integration

After these are done I'll have the first release. Note here that most of the functionality is added via plugins. In the screen shots above the very FB editor itself (with syntax lexer) is actually a plugin. IDE only manages the TAB :D

For those who just can't wait for a sneak peak I post a current snapshot.

THIS IS STILL A WIP AND IS NOT SUITED FOR ACTUAL USE. THIS IS ONLY MEANT AS A PREVIEW AND IS PRE-ALPHA STATE.

Use at your own risk

http://fbdevzone.com/syntax/fbide-dev-s ... 2-2008.rar

Have fun
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Postby duke4e » Dec 28, 2008 19:51

Awesome! It has the good old FBIDE "feeling". Test version works like charm...

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