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« Reply #11 on: Apr 2nd, 2011, 5:49pm »

Hello,

Would have been nice as I have several Android devices, but I understand.

I'll go back to the programming on my PC's, at least then I know what I am doing with the help from here.

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« Reply #12 on: Apr 3rd, 2011, 10:59am »

on Apr 2nd, 2011, 5:49pm, CS wrote:
Hello,

Would have been nice as I have several Android devices, but I understand.

I'll go back to the programming on my PC's, at least then I know what I am doing with the help from here.

Steve


Don't be totally discouraged, though. Carl has developed/is developing an iPhone BASIC, using Run BASIC as a base. Because of the way it actually works, I'm pretty sure he could do the same think with Android.
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« Reply #13 on: Apr 11th, 2011, 01:37am »

Hmm..
I have been using Mepis linux many years,
Simply Mepis Linux ( based on Debian Linux) is very user friendly environment very much like Windows.
I think I am making programming lot more than average user, meaning I use programming daily basis in my work.
and also at home as my hobby when I have time .
I have had no problem with Justbasic and Libertybasic under Wine.
If somebody says that Linux distros are different , yes it is true , but they all use same kernels, meaning all distros are using always newest kernels , so mainly they are not different,
Difference is mostly coming areas as, from graphical interface or how to handle downloaded files, are they automatically opening or do you use some handling programs or are you compiling them yourself.
And Linux is free , you don't have to pay every time you are installing new version, or when your machine is too much upgraded , meaning it is not same computer anymore (by Microsoft),
I had that situation, a few years ago I had to pay Windows XP PRO second time, because I changed my motherboard, (Although they gave me 50$ discount at second time, otherwise I had no change to get Windows updates)
Linux has sometimes installation problems , when installing new distros in some machines , for example with network cards or similar, comparing to Windows.
Mainly because Microsoft has hardware info usually before a new card or hardware is made. Linux creators does not.
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« Reply #14 on: Apr 11th, 2011, 12:53pm »

While I agree with much of what you said, there are a couple things I'd like to comment on:

1) You state that because the kernels are the same, the distributions are mostly the same. You do mention the GUI and other software, but not enough. You're going to spend a LOT more time interfacing with the GUI and other programs than you are with the kernel, so it's having different GUIs and programs installed that makes the biggest difference.

2) While it sucks you had to pay again, my father most notably did not have that problem. He got parts for a completely new computer except for the memory, and he was able to legally install the same Windows 7 copy onto it. He formatted the old HD and used it as a secondary drive in his new computer.

3) The last thing you state is a misconception. It is not that Microsoft has the "hardware info" before Linux does; it is that the hardware manufacturer decides to make a Windows driver and not a Linux driver. Microsoft has nothing to do with that.
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« Reply #15 on: Apr 11th, 2011, 4:26pm »

Yep!
3) Maybe the last thing I stated was a misconception. It is not that Microsoft has the "hardware info" before Linux does;
but anyway Windows has always those drivers for newest hardware included in system disk or system hard drive, Linux is getting them few months later, either way result is same.
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« Reply #16 on: Jan 21st, 2017, 02:30am »

I have LB 4.04 Pro. But, I no longer use Windows. I've been waiting for the LINUX version for a long time. I use LINUX Mint or Ubuntu most of the time. As soon as you come up with a working version for LINUX I would like to know about it. Eventually I want to be cross platform so I can share programs with people who use Windows. I currently use Wine to run LB, but it has a few quirks. I will probably never have a MAC computer, but it would be nice if I could still compile MAC versions of my programs for MAC users. That might be asking too much.

The only suggestion I have is a built in option for word wrap in text editor objects. I hate playing with API's. Other than this option, LB 4.04 has pretty much everything I want in a BASIC language except a native LINUX version. I can live without the word wrap option as long as it has the ability to do it through API or something similar in LINUX.

I believe a LINUX version of LB would be the best thing that ever happened to LINUX. People would be able to easily create powerful applications and I'm sure many would find their way into some of the repositories.

I'm ready to purchase a LINUX version any time.
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« Reply #17 on: Jan 21st, 2017, 12:12pm »

A 'native Linux version' would be nice.

BUT
I do all my LB programming under Wine on Linux. ( 'Li-Li Land'??) It is the easiest way for me to program applications with a GUI interface. Only encounter MS when sorting friends' machines with Windows of various versions....

What are the inconveniences/quirks that you find with LB under Wine? Apart from pathname and fontname differences I've met very few problems. But then I don't distribute the compiled exe versions to others, although they work fine on my machine.

(My experience over decades is that MOST programming tasks can be achieved with MOST programming languages on MOST hardware. Although not always by me!)
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« Reply #18 on: Jan 26th, 2017, 1:05pm »

Please have a look at NSBASIC if you want to program in BASIC for Android or IOS.

Pretty easy to use and have a rich set of libraries.

LB simplicity for mobile programming.

https://www.nsbasic.com/
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