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KarenZ

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #105 on: March 06, 2018, 06:03:46 AM »
Raymond
Putting your head into the sand and hope that everything is goody dory in respect of PowerBasic Inc
won't be practical in the long run. With more than 6 years of zero development and collapsing
forum memberships and very little sales, are you anticipating a revival of PowerBasic in the near
future?  Stop dreaming

Talking of mythology, this mythical bird of phoenix will never ever appear except in fairy tales where
you tell stories to your grand child.  Sleep tight and wait for this bird to appear and have a good dream
which ultimately becomes your nightmare. Powerbasic is already 6 foot under and all your need to have
some soil to cover it, it is technically an abandonware.

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #106 on: March 06, 2018, 09:38:22 AM »
It would be great if folks make a commitment to help Charles and the O2 project rather than giving advice. We can do this if we all work together.


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« Reply #107 on: March 07, 2018, 05:34:35 AM »
Yup, we must move on and give our full support to Charles, his contribution to this forum is immense. we don't need the underhand tactics employed by the Drake as in the PB forum. We don't need a fake user like "Bob Carver"

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #108 on: March 07, 2018, 02:30:52 PM »
Charles invested a huge amount of time with the Script BASIC project and the resulting DLLC extension module he created, (SuperFFI) I will be forever thankful.

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #109 on: March 08, 2018, 12:04:18 AM »
It's amazingp to see the interest in 64 bit but no mention of .NET now that COM is no longer supported.

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #110 on: March 08, 2018, 12:17:51 AM »
COM is no longer supported? FAKE NEWS!, as Donald Trump would say :)

If COM was not longer supported, .NET would cease to exist, since its runtime is written with COM.

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #111 on: March 08, 2018, 08:55:17 AM »
.NET platform isn't good for commercial computing because

1.  It is insecure, its assemblies are in clear text and easily hackable. Your source code is not protected
   
2.  Its .NET framework is changeable and requires regular updates and sometimes your program would stop
    working as a result of these updates which make it no longer incompatible.

3. Each distributable of your program require that the user updates their .NET framework , so the user
   can become frustrated as he has to do additional updates manually

The above issues are solved by having native codes generated by O2 or C++ , that is why O2 64bits is ideal.



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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #112 on: March 08, 2018, 09:09:13 AM »
Welcome Jose Roca,
Thank you for joining the O2 forum.  Your expertise as shown in PowerBasic and FreeBasic forums will make O2 forum
very interesting and can promote it to a higher level.

Warm Regards
Karen


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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #113 on: March 08, 2018, 05:26:31 PM »
Can someone show an example of 64 bit COM automation?

Can VB.Net generate 64 bit COM based code rather than depending on the .Net framework?

This looks promising.

COM Server Development using .NET
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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #114 on: March 18, 2018, 08:00:13 PM »
Adam Drake has a lot of nerve moderating topics on a peer support forum when he hasn't delivered on anything promised or perceived with the purchase of PowerBASIC.

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #115 on: March 19, 2018, 02:19:10 AM »
You bet!  ;D

While we are at it, I think that weird character that prefers to identify sheself as Anne Wilson is in fact a fake, a multiple entity, or a bot. Sometimes that character, while going by an Anglo-Saxon name, would speak such broken English and come up with such goofy questions that I wonder how the Windows Parental Control would ever let shim through and get registered on the forum. Some other times shhe pretends to be working for a serious business company that's preoccupied with their SW security, and would challenge the audience with some crappy copy protection solutions that nonetheless would get invariably cracked by someone from the forum within a few minutes upon posting. Yet other times, shhe would respond with answers and code solutions to someone else's questions in such a way that you can't really understand how that entity could have asked all those trivialities you're still seeing in a parallel or earlier threads. ;)

My guess is Anne Wilson might well be sorta family account for a bunch of amateur PC/PB geeks. ;D


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Re.  jumping to some silly conclusions

OMFG! To be able to code a perspective view gizmo (that funky yellow boxlike thingy in the top right corner of AW's "screenshots") that rotates the 3D model in the viewport by mouse drag, and not to be able to load a BMP from a resource without a 3rd party's assistance and advice?!!

Dear PBers, my condolences: you're being screwed:D


Re. detective work, hair-brained schemes

Well, OxygenBasic might look kinda harebrained to someone who's never seen or tasted anything sweeter than a carrot.

But mind you,  he laughs best who laughs last. ;)
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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #116 on: March 19, 2018, 05:59:19 AM »
@John
this is expected when he tried to distract PB members from his inability to come up with a new compiler

John

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #117 on: March 19, 2018, 08:57:08 AM »
POWERBASIC should be renamed to GhostBASIC and continue scaring and shocking people.
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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #118 on: March 19, 2018, 09:57:12 AM »
I can't understand your obsession with PowerBasic. It is not normal.

Do you really believe that if PB is abandoned the PBer's will come here in masse? Or it doesn't matter to you as long as PB disappears...

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Re: PowerBASIC
« Reply #119 on: March 19, 2018, 12:14:24 PM »
Hmm, I'm not sure if your "you" is singular or plural, Jose?
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