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  • Free update to PB/Win 9.0 (9.01 release)

    PowerBASIC is pleased to announce the release of service update to PowerBASIC 9.0 For Windows. The update offers new features, as well as important enhancements to reliability and performance issues for PB/Win 9. Effective at once, PB/WIN 9.01 will be supplied for new purchases of these products. It is recommended that registered owners of previous versions install this PowerPack update as soon as possible.

    What is a PowerPack? A simple update package you can download immediately. No waiting. No fuss. In just minutes, you'll be up and running the latest PowerBASIC for Win32! Of course, it requires a valid, registered serial number, and a lawful installation of PB/WIN 9.0.

    Our PowerPack is not a complete installation package, but one which simply updates existing compilers. This concept allows an immediate download, with no delays for manual verification. So, why wait longer...

    Just go to http://www.powerbasic.com/shop/update/update9501!.asp and get your copy today!
    Sincerely,

    Steve Rossell
    PowerBASIC Staff


  • #2
    Originally posted by Steve Rossell View Post
    The update offers new features
    pls tell us more

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    • #3
      You can see all the changes in the History.txt file that installs with the free update(s).
      Sincerely,

      Steve Rossell
      PowerBASIC Staff

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      • #4
        >You can see all the changes in the History.txt file that installs with the free update(s).

        First you install, then you get to see what you are installing.

        Sounds perfectly logical to me. (NOT).

        Just tell me you can now THREAD CREATE with the SUSPEND option. The other bugs I reported are not holding up anything and I have worked around, but this one IS holding up something.


        MCM
        Michael Mattias
        Tal Systems (retired)
        Port Washington WI USA
        [email protected]
        http://www.talsystems.com

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        • #5
          From the file:

          - Fixed an issue TREAD CREATE with SUSPEND not compiling.

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          • #6
            Ummm Steve, maybe I am misreading, (or I installed from a beta)...the copy of "History.txt" that I have jumps from
            26 January 2009 -------- 9.01.0000

            Changed the return type of GetFileAttributes from LONG to DWORD.

            27 January 2005 -------- 8.00.0000

            etc...etc...
            Where is the file that you speak of? (Obviously the one I show quotes from MUST be wrong given the time difference and completely ignores 9.0
            Engineer's Motto: If it aint broke take it apart and fix it

            "If at 1st you don't succeed... call it version 1.0"

            "Half of Programming is coding"....."The other 90% is DEBUGGING"

            "Document my code????" .... "WHYYY??? do you think they call it CODE? "

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            • #7
              There are two history.txt files: the main one is in the root installation folder and the other in the \WINAPI folder (which denotes changes to the API files). The last one does not have many changes listed and sometimes does not get changed at all between compiler upgrades/updates.
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              • #8
                My root folder contains no "History.txt" so the one I found was in the \WINAPI folder

                I can chalk it up to a small oddity of multiple PB versions installed, but if I am missing a file, it would be nice to know what that file states
                Engineer's Motto: If it aint broke take it apart and fix it

                "If at 1st you don't succeed... call it version 1.0"

                "Half of Programming is coding"....."The other 90% is DEBUGGING"

                "Document my code????" .... "WHYYY??? do you think they call it CODE? "

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                • #9
                  Some syntax slightly different

                  Code:
                        ClipBoard Set Text s$ 'To ctr4
                  Note some syntax is slightly different between 9.00 & 9.01. Clipboard doesn't use the "To" clause in 9.01. Only difference I've found so far.

                  =========================================
                  "We are not retreating
                  we are advancing in another Direction."
                  General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
                  =========================================
                  It's a pretty day. I hope you enjoy it.

                  Gösta

                  JWAM: (Quit Smoking): http://www.SwedesDock.com/smoking
                  LDN - A Miracle Drug: http://www.SwedesDock.com/LDN/

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                  • #10
                    Up in the announcements, Steve mentions that there's two macros which end wrong, I've only found one:
                    MACRO TreeView_SetCheckState (hwndTV, hti, fCheck)
                    Which ends the macro with MACRO = 0, the other one is either the macro defined wrong, or will require the = 0
                    MACRO FUNCTION TreeView_SetItemState (hwndTV, hti, STATE, statemask)
                    Furcadia, an interesting online MMORPG in which you can create and program your own content.

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                    • #11
                      What is the filedate of the history.txt ? Mine is from the 8th of January 2008.

                      Don't see any changes from 9.0 or 5.0 (start with changes from 4.04 or 8.04)
                      So here we are, this is the end.
                      But all that dies, is born again.
                      - From The Ashes (In This Moment)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Steven Pringels 3 View Post
                        What is the filedate of the history.txt ?
                        Filedate is 01/02/2009.
                        Note the filetime of 09:01.

                        Kind regards
                        Eddy

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                        • #13
                          Installed perfectly, history right where it's supposed to be. A boatload of great fixes- my thanks to PB! Being a programming simpleton, only a few will really affect me right now, but it looks like a great update. :worship:

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                          • #14
                            >Note the filetime of 09:01.

                            Slightly OT, but do lots of publishers still "touch" all the files in a release like this? With non-executables I can perhaps see the benefit, but with executables I would think a VERSION resource would be the "preferred" way to 'mark' files as being part of some version-release.

                            Enquiring Minds and all that...
                            Michael Mattias
                            Tal Systems (retired)
                            Port Washington WI USA
                            [email protected]
                            http://www.talsystems.com

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                            • #15
                              >A boatload of great fixes- my thanks to PB

                              You need to go back one step in the process. Those would not have been fixed had they not been reported.

                              So next time you find something hinky, spend the five minutes it takes to send it in.

                              Everyone benefits when you do this.

                              MCM
                              Michael Mattias
                              Tal Systems (retired)
                              Port Washington WI USA
                              [email protected]
                              http://www.talsystems.com

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                              • #16
                                Ah, but BLOAT was one of the first reports and it isn't fixed.
                                Barry

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                                • #17
                                  >Ah, but BLOAT was one of the first reports and it isn't fixed

                                  A long time ago, sir, you had a reputation for small, fast code.. you even marketed libraries touting these features.

                                  Pray how did you even find the #BLOAT statement, leave alone discover a problem with it?

                                  (I still believe the #BLOAT "feature" was the product of a beautiful Friday PM "design session" featuring as the primary refreshment that which made my hometown of Milwaukee famous).
                                  Michael Mattias
                                  Tal Systems (retired)
                                  Port Washington WI USA
                                  [email protected]
                                  http://www.talsystems.com

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                                  • #18
                                    I hope the guys at PB don't mind. If so, please delete.

                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Changes/Updates to PowerBASIC For Windows Compiler 9.01
                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                    Changes since PB/Win 9.0

                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                    Compiler
                                    ========


                                    New Statements and Functions:

                                    - LISTVIEW GET SELECT statement determines the next primary data item which is
                                    currently selected.


                                    Changes to existing Statements and Functions:

                                    - %DEF(%PB_EXE) now returns the correct value in all cases.

                                    - CLIPBOARD syntax and documentation are substantially enhanced.

                                    - DISPLAY OPENFILE syntax and documentation has been substantially enhanced and now
                                    executes correctly under Win95/98.

                                    - DISPLAY SAVEFILE syntax and documentation has been substantially enhanced and now
                                    executes correctly under Win95/98.

                                    - Fixed a GRAPHIC SCALE error when the scaled ratio is transposed 1 to 1.

                                    - Fixed a XPRINT SCALE error when the scaled ratio is transposed 1 to 1.

                                    - ISMISSING now returns a correct result with an array parameter.

                                    - Resolved an issue with ME.** or MYBASE.** within IF statement generating an invalid
                                    error.

                                    - Multiple NEXT using commas is no longer supported.

                                    - Incorrect results from LISTVIEW GET COLUMN and LISTVIEW SET COLUMN when using
                                    Dialog Units has been resolved.

                                    - GRAPHIC WINDOW CLICK now detects single and double mouse clicks. Resolved an issue
                                    with some mouse drivers.

                                    - PATHNAME$ had conflicts with certain string operands, this is now fixed.

                                    - Resolved an issue with executing a GRAPHIC GET LOC without an attached target.

                                    - Scrolling the mouse wheel over a GRAPHIC WINDOW no longer causes an error.

                                    - LISTIVEW SELECT and LISTVIEW unselect syntax and documentation has been updated.

                                    - An issue with TAB CONTROLs not processing tab keys correctly has been resolved.

                                    - Fixed an issue with TREAD CREATE with a SUSPEND option not compiling.

                                    - Improved Tab control resizing and positioning.

                                    - Resolved an issue with GRAPHIC GET SCALE errors when the direction is transposed
                                    to up or left.

                                    - GRAPHIC INKEY$/INSTAT/WAITKEY$ now recognize the F11 and F12 keys.

                                    - Fixed an issue with TOOLBAR SET IMAGELIST executing incorrectly with disabled
                                    images

                                    - Improved quality of GRAPHIC STRETCH.

                                    - Fixed errors when passing ByVal Variant parameters to a Method or Property.

                                    - Resolved errors debugging certain forms of #INCLUDE ONCE.

                                    - The ASM FCOMI is now interpreted correctly.

                                    - Fixed a problem with handeling TOOLBAR ADD SEPARATOR correctly.

                                    - Resolved an issue with TOOLBAR ADD SEPARATOR creating an incorrect toolbar.

                                    - Improved certain XPRINT properties (TRAY, PAPER...) that would error if executed
                                    without first attaching a printer.

                                    - LISTVIEW GET STYLE has been renamed to LISTVIEW GET STYLEXX.

                                    - LISTVIEW SET STYLE has been renamed to LISTVIEW SET STYLEXX.

                                    - METHOD and PROPERTY statements may now return a User Defined Type.

                                    - PROPERTY methods can now take ByRef parameters.

                                    - Fixed an issue with certain XPRINT properties (TRAY, PAPER...) could error if
                                    executed without first attaching a printer.

                                    - Resolved some inconsistencies with TREEVIEW SET BOLD/CHECK statements.

                                    - Fixed an issue where some uses of REDIM PRESERVE could cause a memory leak.

                                    - Improved TREEVIEW GET/SET CHECK where it would not function under some conditions.

                                    - Improved TREEVIEW GET/SET EXPANDED where it would not function under some conditions.

                                    - Fixed an issue where EXP() could return incorrect result in a very complex
                                    expression.

                                    - Resolved and issue with GRAPHIC INPUT and WAITKEY$ which could result in long
                                    pauses when executed.

                                    - INSTANCE ASCIIZ Pointers could in some cases create erroneous side effects has
                                    been fixed.

                                    - Resolved issues with MyBase.Create and MyBase.Destory not calling the correct
                                    inherited method.

                                    - #DEBUG DISPLAY now concurrently selects #DEBUG ERROR.

                                    - Fixed an errors using CHR$() within a string equate assignment.


                                    Additional changes:

                                    - Improved accuracy of Type Library (TLB) files describing objects.

                                    - Improved error detection during object creation.

                                    - Resolved an issue with sourcing events for some programming languages.

                                    - Compilation errors from some compound operators with DWord variables was been fixed.

                                    - Listview extended style equates are now built into the compiler

                                    - DIR$ attribute equates are now built into the compiler.

                                    - Additional predefined numeric equates are included to represent RGB colors.

                                    - AS COM may now be added to equate defintions to include the equate in a type library.

                                    - Fixed errors passing ByVal Variant parameters to a Method or Property.

                                    - Error code 487 added: "Multiple NEXT not allowed".

                                    - Error code 600 added: "Macro phase error, referenced before define".

                                    - Error code 602 added: "Hidden interface referenced with COM".

                                    - Error code 603 added: "Incompatible with a Dual/IDispatch interface"

                                    - Error code 604 added: "Incompatible with #COM TLIB generation"

                                    - Error code 605 added: "Macro parameter mismatch"

                                    - Error code 606 added: "Macro empty parentheses "()" are needed"





                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                    IDE
                                    ===

                                    - Unsaved files are no longer in the "Save As Project" dialog box.

                                    - THREAD FUNCTIONS are now listed in the Code Finder window.

                                    - Open File Context menu now works with #INCLUDE ONCE metastatements.

                                    - Built-in equates now show correctly when choosing mixed case for keywords.

                                    - Improved handling of Methods and Properties in the Code Finder dialog box.

                                    - Improved hadling of context senstive help.



                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                    COM Browser
                                    ==========

                                    - Enumeration member names are now prefixed with the _Enum name to avoid conflicts.
                                    This option may be turned off in Tools | Options.

                                    - Fixed an issue with Event CLSIDs receiving two GUID$ when the prefix GUID/ProjIds
                                    option was not selected.

                                    - TKIND_INTERFACE /TYPEFLAG_FDISPATCHABLE interfaces are now resolved
                                    correctly.

                                    - Resolved an issue with some IDBind interfaces where the non-inherited methods and
                                    properties could be listed twice.

                                    - Fixed an issue with byval strings being reported as byref strings

                                    - Invalid Type Libraries that have a Property Get, but not retval specified but do
                                    have a HRESULT specified now return a long integer.

                                    - Properties with a BYREF parameter (such as safe arrays) have been changed to BYREF
                                    IN.

                                    - The COM Browser now accepts a command line argument, that specifies an COM Dll or
                                    type library to open.

                                    - Properties now have a Byref parameter instead of a Byval Ptr.

                                    - Lib names with spaces in them are now converted to an underscore when prefixing CLSIDs,
                                    GUIDs, and ProgIds.

                                    - Updated and improved keyboard shortcuts.

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                                    • #19
                                      I was disappointed that my suggestion wasn't incorporated in 9.01. I suggested that 'LISTBOX ADD' and 'COMBOBOX ADD' return the insertion index, just as LB_ADDSTRING and CB_ADDSTRING do.

                                      For example in the Listbox case, this is helpful when following up with LISTBOX SET USER in a sorted list. As it is, I have to first follow LISTBOX ADD with LISTBOX FIND EXACT, before using LISTBOX SET USER.

                                      I hope its still on a 'to do' list at PowerBasic.

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                                      • #20
                                        What Michael said. If you find something, create a short sample to allow support to reproduce it, and include copious comments in the sample code.

                                        I found something which was fixed, but it is not in the history file. I first wondered why not list it, but if i was the only reporter, or one of a few, I can understand not listing it.

                                        What I am saying, and what worked for me, is to send your report, along with sample code, to support. They will reply. You can follow up in a few days by replying to support's reply (keep adding to the message, don't send "new" messages) if you don't hear back sooner.

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