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    Are you planning to release a new version of PB/DOS.

    When is it expected?
    Are you recruting beta testers?
    Will it be a minor upgrade like 3.51 or 3.60 or a major release like 4.0?
    Could you give some information about its new planned features?

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  • #2
    Hi Javier,

    Are you planning to release a new version of PB/DOS.
    Yes.
    When is it expected?
    PowerBASIC operates a "no-vaporware" policy that prevents us from disclosing any details of products that are not yeat ready to begin shipping.
    Are you recruting beta testers?
    Not right at this time.
    Will it be a minor upgrade like 3.51 or 3.60 or a major release like 4.0?
    Could you give some information about its new planned features?
    Please see my comments above.

    I'm sorry that we cannot give you any real information, but I can tell you that a major release is expected to be available at some time in the future. PowerBASIC is commited to supporting PB/DOS for the foreseeable future!

    Thanks for asking!


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    Lance
    PowerBASIC Support
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    Lance
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    • #3
      It's not so much information, but I undertand your policy.

      Any wish list available to add our suggestions?

      Thank you Lance.

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      • #4
        Sure, just post your suggestions here... Thanks!

        All suggestions are saved and placed on the "wish list".

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        Lance
        PowerBASIC Support
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        • #5
          I have a few things I would like to see in the next PB/DOS version....
          nothing too spectacular, but useful none the less.

          Adding the ability to build objects/classes would be nice...
          even if it's just adding the ability to link a regular function
          to a TYPE's member...so objects can be faked.

          EX:

          TYPE myClassObject
          Data1 AS INTEGER
          data2 AS WORD
          data3 AS INTERNAL FUNCTION
          data4 AS EXTERNAL FUNCTION
          END TYPE

          Furthermore, I would like to be able to return functions as my
          own data type.

          EX: DECLARE foo(bar) AS myDataType

          FUNCTION foo(bar) AS myDataType
          END FUNCTION

          Like I said...nothing too fancy, just some things to make it
          easier to associate a set of functions and variables.

          Right now I use a method like this:

          TYPE mouseType
          X AS INTEGER
          Y AS INTEGER
          LeftButton AS BYTE
          MiddleButton AS BYTE
          RightButton AS BYTE
          END TYPE

          DIM Mouse as PUBLIC mouseType

          SUB MousePop
          ...Initialize and show mouse...
          END SUB

          SUB MouseHide
          ...Hide Mouse Cursor...
          END SUB

          SUB MouseFill
          ...fill in MOUSE [see above] with all mouse data...
          END SUB


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          Amos
          DosOS.com
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          • #6
            Oh...and a BOOL type that returns a hardcoded TRUE or FALSE so I don't need to do Equates for them anymore...

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            • #7
              Objects in PB/DOS? Hmmm...

              Anyway, thanks! I'll see these get placed on the wish list.



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              Lance
              PowerBASIC Support
              mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A>
              Lance
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              • #8
                You could call it; PB/DOop'S

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