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Started by Patrice Terrier, May 04, 2018, 11:04:47 AM
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QuoteWithout getting into quoting many pieces of prior posts, I will try to address most everything here. I don't mind sharing the roadmap that I am on - because I think I can do that and still hold to what Bob used to describe as "no vapourware". I absolutely believe in what Bob's vision about the compiler, in fact I found out my plan prior to our acquiring the products actually lines up with part of what Bob wanted to do, according to conversations with Vivian. Step 1 is to translate the compiler into PowerBASIC itself. After that, I plan to do what I would call a "maintenance release" - in other words, when we get there, fix any and all issues I can find, and make that available to users. Once that is complete, move forward with future development, which we all know I would be foolish to think that 64 bit doesn't need to be the next step. I have hit speed bumps along the way - one of which was getting a stomach bug twice (or possibly flu once) in March and missing 3 weeks of work. All is good now, but that makes it hard to even keep up with support emails. The other simply with the sake of being transparent is the translation is a much bigger task than I envisioned it being from the outset. My near future plans don't really include trying to add much to the compiler - but simply to do what I have described above. I actually have acquired a URL and had started work on creating a blog prior to getting sick in March and that just fell by the wayside for a bit, and I'm now trying to circle back around to it. It probably won't be WordPress - as I have almost completed a bit of a blogging CMS in PB that will generate the output file(s) for upload. I won't really have a commenting feature on it because I don't want to try to manage the security issues related to that - but I will be pushing that content to social media when I get it launched and can facilitate discussion there, and I may be able to get the forum to pull in the RSS feed here so it would be easy to follow, and talk about.
Quote from: Charles Pegge on May 04, 2018, 12:00:14 PMThe first task, I suppose, would be to get it through PowerBasic's own Assembler.
QuoteWe were merely speculating on the technical feasibility of making that transformation of the PB source code. One would have to be highly motivated to do it. The translation of the ~10 megs of code would have to be near perfect to stand any chance of success.
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