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« Thread started on: May 5th, 2012, 03:47am »

I know it sounds like really old joke - but did anyone heard *anything* about state of LB5?
Alpha testing was expected to begin in January, and now it is May.

Carl, I saw you online some week ago so I hope you are OK. Please chime in and say something.
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« Reply #1 on: May 5th, 2012, 10:54am »

I haven't seen Carl online in a while. I hope all is well with him.

I also hope to see more news about LB5.

Carl, do you have some news for us?
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« Reply #2 on: May 5th, 2012, 11:25am »

If LB5 is supposed to work on Mac and Linux, then I hope there is more than one person writing code. Otherwise, it's gonna take a L..o..n..g time to complete the task.

But nevertheless, we're all looking forward for the big day.
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« Reply #3 on: May 5th, 2012, 11:36am »

on May 5th, 2012, 11:25am, larrypoynor wrote:
If LB5 is supposed to work on Mac and Linux, then I hope there is more than one person writing code.

Yes, there is Scott who takes care of the Mac side of things.
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« Reply #4 on: May 5th, 2012, 9:01pm »

Hey guys, sorry to be so quiet. The last few weeks haven't been very eventful in terms of LB5 work. No worries though. There should be more to report soon. I did mention recently that this is taking longer than I thought.

I'd like to have a community chat soon.

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 22nd, 2012, 08:22am »

Does exist any hot news about the LB5 development?
How is the progress? Comes the beta release soon (the life is like a sandclock)?
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 22nd, 2012, 5:25pm »

It's a bit like wishing for Santa, if you do he won't come. Enjoy Liberty BASIC v4.04 it is robust and really powerful and you won't find a more fully functional and easy to use BASIC anywhere.

Liberty BASIC v4.04 won't disappear it will persist and provide more detailed access to API et all for Windows. lB5 will cater for cross platform and that will set Windows programmers a challenge or two.

Liberty BASIC v4.04 will be redeveloped and will be supported going forwards. It is the code Carl knows best.

Alpha testing is well advanced and there have been numerous improvements and builds which fix bugs and add functionality. The software looks great and runs well but there is still a lot to polish. Alpha testers are also asking for enhancements, beta testing will come but currently we are fair and square in alpha testing territory.

The good news is that Liberty v4.04 performs flawlessly and provides my day to day entertainment.
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 22nd, 2012, 9:08pm »

on Dec 22nd, 2012, 5:25pm, Rod wrote:
The good news is that Liberty v4.04 performs flawlessly and provides my day to day entertainment.

^This. smiley

LB 4.04 is great. If you need more functionality then go to Alyse's resturant. And if want even more than try to port some Dll yourself tongue
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 23rd, 2012, 12:41pm »

on Yesterday at 6:25pm, Rod wrote:
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The good news is that Liberty v4.04 performs flawlessly and provides my day to day entertainment.


Shouldn't LB4.05 be one bug less flawlessly than LB4.04?

Am I the only one using LB4.05?

Are others afraid that Carl's fixing one bug, introduces others?
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 23rd, 2012, 1:51pm »

on Dec 23rd, 2012, 12:41pm, stefanhes wrote:
Shouldn't LB4.05 be one bug less flawlessly than LB4.04?

Am I the only one using LB4.05?

Are others afraid that Carl's fixing one bug, introduces others?


LB4.05 is currently not officially released, it is more or less a hotfix for you Stefan.

If I am not mistaken, there will be an official LB4.05 release with even more fixes.
The current LB4.05 is more or less an alpha release, since it just fixes one issue.
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 24th, 2012, 03:53am »

but only for Windows.... It is working flawlessy, and I am satisfied, although I miss some native controls (e.g. listview). but... I started writing scientific software with LB for the hope of moving to Linux, as our scientific community requires. And now? If LB5 is not arriving soon, my colleagues cannot wait and I fear they will compel me to rewrite it in Python, unfortunately.

Merry Xmas!

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« Reply #11 on: Dec 24th, 2012, 07:22am »

If you ever have released software, you will know that things aren't easy.

Rewriting something totally from scratch due to changes to the development tool and having to keep backwards compatibility is the hardest and longest thing to do.
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« Reply #12 on: Dec 24th, 2012, 2:23pm »

on Dec 24th, 2012, 07:22am, Stefan Pendl wrote:
If you ever have released software, you will know that things aren't easy.

Rewriting something totally from scratch due to changes to the development tool and having to keep backwards compatibility is the hardest and longest thing to do.


I agree with Stefan.
It's a tough game for Carl. Above that he programs
it for MAC and Lunix too. A big hand for him smiley

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« Reply #13 on: Dec 24th, 2012, 3:27pm »

Dear Stefan, I totally agree with you, I know that bug fixing and backward compatibility are hardest points. My comment was only to say that I trust Carl and LB, and hope LB5 will be released soon!

Merry Xmas carlo
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 24th, 2012, 3:55pm »

on Dec 24th, 2012, 3:27pm, carlo wrote:
My comment was only to say that I trust Carl and LB, and hope LB5 will be released soon!


If soon means this year, then you are out of luck.

Summarizing what Carl told us in various posts here on this board, initial release of LB5 for Windows will more be near the middle of next year, if everything works out nicely, but I doubt that.

Release of LB5 for Mac and Linux will be at least one quarter year later, if I remember correctly.
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