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    I was wondering how many people use PB Dos in a DOS only box?

    I would think that most people use windows with a command prompt.

    Perhaps in the next release of PB Dos Powerbasic could include a windows based IDE that's similar to PBCC??

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  • #2
    I believe Jellyfish works with the DOS compiler too. Its a very nice environment to work in.

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    • #3
      Yes, JFish is very handy when working with PB/DOS.
      Speaking of this, one thing I really like to see in the next version of PB/DOS, is the documentation also in the standard Windows Help format (so when developing with a Win IDE it will act as an online help/reference).

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      • #4
        A Win compatible help format is a good idea, but I think that html
        would be both more portable, and easier for the PB crew to produce.

        Besides, I think the normal windows help app is lame, html can be
        better organized and navigated.

        Support the overthrowing of M$ proprietary file formats.

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        • #5
          I'm the first for open/free format (I hate seeing public administration site that offer downloadable info/templates in DOC format, for once).
          But WinHelp seems to me to fit perfectly for the job; the help for PBW/Win or PB/CC is a joy to consult for his "quickness".
          The portability issue is only a matter of tools that the producer (PB) or the user can use; many of them cna create a great deal of formats from the same source.

          Bye!

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          • #6
            Back to the original question, I sometimes used Start/Run and
            then run PB for DOS from there. But not long ago I created a
            folder on my desktop for PowerBASIC, and drug all my shortcuts
            for PB/Win, PB/CC, PBForms, etc. into it. Then I added a
            shortcut for PB/DOS to it as well. And I finally drug the whole
            folder and dropped it on the Start button, which adds it to the
            list of specific programs or folders that I can open after
            pressing on Start.

            Now when I decide to cut-and-paste code from one of the forums. I
            can Edit the message, do a Select All, do a Cut, click on Start,
            click the PowerBasic folder, click on the PowerBasic editor I
            want, then under "File" I click on "New File" and paste my cut
            right in.

            The big advantage is that I still have the browser open to the
            same forum message and did not have to minimize and restore the
            browser during the process. Of course I still have to comment
            out everything except the actual code in the editor, but
            that is always the case.

            What would be nice in the editor would be a new option to
            automatically comment out anything not set off inside the
            Code:
             and
            delimiters, and to optionally treat two or
            more sets of pairs as separate modules, opening
            up a different window for each. Right now we have some people
            putting one module or program in one message and another in a
            second, or putting both in the same message.


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            • #7
              My $0.02:

              Putting the help for a compiler which runs on MS-DOS and creates MS-DOS executables, in Windows format: totally dopey.

              Michael Mattias
              Tal Systems Inc. (retired)
              Racine WI USA
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              http://www.talsystems.com

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              • #8
                Many people who target DOS these days are running on Windows machines.
                The idea of a Windows-hosted PB/DOS is under consideration, as are other
                Windows-hosted compilers for other target machines.

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                Tom Hanlin, PowerBASIC Staff
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                • #9
                  Developing within an MS-DOS environment just because the final product will be used under MS-DOS: totally inexplicable to me.

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                  Davide Vecchi
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                  [This message has been edited by Davide Vecchi (edited December 14, 2004).]

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                  • #10
                    Tom

                    I used PBDOS for creating elektronic applications that run will fast
                    and I hope that are there an new upgrade with more functions


                    Ps: Where can I find the PDF manual of the PBDOS Compiler?

                    Kind regards
                    Stephane

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                    • #11
                      Heck, why people develop Windows apps on windows is beyond me. I actually do all of my windows development on Linux where possible and just use Windows for debugging and testing. Cross-compilers are wonderful things

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                      • #12
                        I remember posting a 'wish list' item a v.log time ago saying just this...
                        A Windows-based IDE (akin to VB6) with colour-syntax et al for PB-DOS.

                        I totally agree that just because a program runs on a particular platform (e.g. MS-DOS) doesn't mean that the source code has to be written/edited on the same platform...
                        How many PlayStation games were written on a PS2 ??

                        My £0.02 worth...

                        BTW: Check out VEDIT from Ted Green as an editor with compiler support.

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                        • #13
                          ...A Windows-based IDE (akin to VB6) with colour-syntax
                          et al for PB-DOS.
                          The JellyFish Pro Editor allows you to develop PB/DOS applications
                          while in Windows. It also has color-syntax and all of the other
                          JellyFish goodies that are available to PB/CC and PB/WIN users.
                          JellyFish compiles the MS/DOS executables by shelling to the
                          PB/DOS compiler. http://www.planetsquires.com


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                          • #14
                            the crux of the issue: native vs. cross develope/compile

                            with DOS being such an oldie these days, why not cross compile?
                            so much better UI in any GUI. So many more tools. The reasons
                            are nearly endless.

                            I (mostly) do cross develope (Editpad Pro, Win98). It is a vastly
                            best-choice way to do most of my work (just the font & resolution
                            of my editing environment justifies that).

                            BUT...

                            I write hydrographic survey data collection software that runs on
                            a DOS only 486. I slave away at home on my real machine to prepare
                            the software, but the only real test is in the feild, all the
                            instruments set up, SEVERAL people on the job for real. I know that
                            more than once I have saved the job (and my a$$) by fixing the
                            software on the spot on the 486, where I have PB on the CF card
                            along with the data collection stuff. I use the (lame) DOS editor,
                            fix the stupid little bug, and voila, we get to work that day.
                            Remember, I am usually bobbing up and down in a small open boat
                            in the rain with several people waiting when this is going down.
                            So don't tell me to just grab my Window$ laptop to fix the
                            problem. It ain't gonna happen.

                            I dread to think what would happen if I couldn't do a native compile
                            on the job. OUCH

                            I haven't had to use the debugger in field though, so a cross platform
                            IDE wouldn't have hurt me, SO LONG AS THE COMPILE IS NATIVE.

                            I think I would balance it this way:

                            - NATIVE DOS compile tools, as any fancy host OS can still emulate
                            DOS well enough to get this part of the job done.

                            - stop significant effort on improving DOS based IDE. It would still
                            be handy for it's true native debug abilities, but real coding
                            is better in newer OS's with GUI's. If upgrading the IDE is
                            really too much a chore, then improve error handling and language
                            internal debugging facilities (good effort of it's own merrit anyways)
                            to compensate for lack of future native IDE debug.

                            - concentrate on a fancy GUI OS based editor (like Jellyfish?) as
                            the native primary coding/development platform. Much more
                            room to move there, and surely much easier to build nowadays.
                            Include MUCH code analysis ability to help filer the common
                            problems well before they reach the native platform.

                            - if the IDE in DOS is still in the cards, then please make it
                            more Window$ friendly. I almost never use the IDE, because
                            I can never remember how to even select anything or do a cut/copy/
                            paste. Like most everyone else I live in GUI land where
                            ctrl-c and ctrl-v work, and the mouse does what it should.
                            That's hours-a-day of training contrary to the PB IDE. So I
                            vote for making any future DOS IDE efforts conform to what my
                            hands know so well. And given that said beast would still
                            mostly live in Win$ based emu land, I suggest that it test for
                            it's host environment and adapt accordingly with enhanced
                            awareness of things like the clipboard, external editors, etc..

                            So that's my (several) votes for future direction of PB. Thanks
                            for even bothering to keep it going folks (in these so-past-DOS days).


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                            What hasn't?!?!

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