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    I'd like to start off by saying that the PB compiler is absolutely excellent but the IDE is no where near the same quality. We really need a much better IDE for this tool to move into the mainstream. What I'd like to discuss is the possibility of the PowerBasic guys joining the Microsoft Visual Studio Integration Program and getting the PD/DLL compiler under one of the best RAD IDEs in the industry. This program is at least worth investigating so here's the URL:

    This program will apparently allow Rational to integrate a new Java compiler into Visual Studio along with an unnamed Cobol and Fotran compiler vendor. Why not PB/DLL? What an awesome combination that would be. The side benefit is that MS would help PowerBasic add COM support to PB/DLL and I'm the sales of PB/DLL would skyrocket.

    Here's a snippet from the site:

    "Who Should Join?
    Companies that want to fully integrate with Visual Studio will want to join the Visual Studio Integration Program. We anticipate that analysis, design and model tools, configuration and process management tools, legacy systems integrators, ERP vendors, testing tools, database design, connectivity and reporting products as well as component design tools will be interested. Language vendors such as Fortran, COBOL and others will want to leverage the Visual Studio technologies as well."

    What do you think?

    Brent Eldstrom
    Custom Software Solutions Inc.
    Sakatoon, SK Canada

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    We'll forward your info to the development staff. However, it's unlikely they'll comment on it. As a matter of policy, we don't discuss future product features.


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