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jcfuller

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Re: Conversion from PowerBasic to OxygenBasic
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2016, 01:41:08 AM »
FireFly produces plain, though voluminous Basic source code.

A window with 1 checkbox, weighs in at around 110k of source and produces a 59k binary.  :)

Charles,
  My understanding(?) is the next version will be based on Josť's CWindow/Afx Framework. This should reduce the size considerably.
It may never happen as Paul has lost most of his fire for the project and is concentrating on his WinFB editor.

James

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Re: Conversion from PowerBasic to OxygenBasic
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2016, 10:31:43 AM »
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Sounds like FireFly is a bloat generator.
hehe..i know that
Firefly is ok but is little bit complex to work with him
and really exiting code is huge,by the way last version for FB dont have preview
so you cannot see your code  ..or i cannot found this  :o
there are few others...i will look
yeah resEd is really good

John

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Re: Conversion from PowerBasic to OxygenBasic
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2016, 09:28:12 AM »
If the interest is truly there for a PowerBASIC alternative using OxygenBasic then a syntax translation and missing item list needs to be generated. I think this needs to come from the community as Charles's plate is full just maintaining the compiler.


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Re: Conversion from PowerBasic to OxygenBasic
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2016, 10:36:34 AM »
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If the interest is truly there
yes John ...that is the real question
because it looks to me that some pb programmers (from Jose forum) tend to use purebasic or c++

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Re: Conversion from PowerBasic to OxygenBasic
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2016, 02:56:30 AM »
I truly appreciate your feedback folks.

Hopefully someone can come up with a converter from PowerBasic to OxygenBasic. We PB programmers will buy it
as the situation now is trending towards 64 bits.  Probably Windows 10 would be the last windows OS to allow 32bits.
It took less than 12 years for Microsoft to kill off the 16bits. when Windows 11 arrives, the 32 bits would be killed.


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Re: Conversion from PowerBasic to OxygenBasic
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2016, 03:08:18 AM »
James,

I downloaded the chm file from your link below but when I open it -- all the pages are blank?

https://svn.code.sf.net/p/fbedit/code/ResEd22/Help/ResEd.chm

See the image in the attachment below

jcfuller

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Re: Conversion from PowerBasic to OxygenBasic
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2016, 04:06:22 AM »
chris,

From File Explorer right click on the file.
Select properties and  unblock it.

James

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Re: Conversion from PowerBasic to OxygenBasic
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2016, 11:22:39 PM »
ThanXX James