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  • The Gambas Project: It's Like Visual Basic On Linux

    Phoronix: The Gambas Project: It's Like Visual Basic On Linux

    Gambas is an open-source development environment based on a Basic interpreter and with support for object extensions. It's been compared to Visual Basic, but Gambas supports Linux and is GPLv2 software...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTUyNTM

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    Visual Basic's golden days are over long ago. Trying to reproduce it is silly & a waste of time, not to mention the Linux folks aren't fond of Microsoft solutions. Just like with Mono - lots of hot air & little real traction.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mark45 View Post
      Visual Basic's golden days are over long ago. Trying to reproduce it is silly & a waste of time, not to mention the Linux folks aren't fond of Microsoft solutions. Just like with Mono - lots of hot air & little real traction.
      Did you actually read the article or do you just want to hate?
      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      Gambas isn't trying to achieve any Visual Basic re-implementation or compatibility: it's just comparing itself to VB in terms of ease of use, etc.

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      • #4
        Is it a solution that only supports linux?

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        • #5
          Neat, I'll check this out sometime. I always heard there was nothing like visual basic but I guess I have to watch what I believe.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ua=42 View Post
            Is it a solution that only supports linux?
            From the FAQ:
            Is Gambas multi-platform?

            In the future, I hope there will be a simple answer: "yes!". Right now, there are reports of people compiling Gambas under BSD and Win32/Cygwin.

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            • #7
              Am I the only one who thought "Why?" the entire time while reading it?

              What problem is this solving? Did someone sit down and go, "Wow I wish I could code in visual basic on linux"?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TAXI View Post
                Did you actually read the article or do you just want to hate?
                Yes, it's worthless just like I said. Did you? What problem does it solve?
                It's like Hurd and other worthless projects.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mark45 View Post
                  Yes, it's worthless just like I said. Did you? What problem does it solve?
                  It's like Hurd and other worthless projects.
                  Now, would you like to tell us which projects you work on that are not "worthless"? If you had actually looked into the project you would know why it was developed:
                  I did it for fun too! I do like writing compilers, interpreters, virtual machines...
                  This is only one of the reasons, but I guess you didn't even look at their website. Now tell us again why it is worthless, since it clearly solves a problem.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mark45 View Post
                    Yes, it's worthless just like I said. Did you? What problem does it solve?
                    It's like Hurd and other worthless projects.
                    Am I the only one who thought "Why did mark45 parents create him?" What problem does he solve?
                    He's like peppercats and other worthless people.

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                    • #11
                      The Gambas project has been around for a while. Although I haven't tried it myself, as far as frameworks go, it's astounding the amount of things supported by it. Lots of love have gone into it. I still find people fond of VB for programming nowadays, so this is a good environment for them to make the jump. Choice is great.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by profoundWHALE View Post
                        Neat, I'll check this out sometime. I always heard there was nothing like visual basic but I guess I have to watch what I believe.

                        You mean that sucks that much ?
                        (not only VB, but all sorts of Basic)

                        Originally posted by Djikstra (YES THE REAL ONE)
                        It is practically impossible to teach good programming to students that have had a prior exposure to BASIC: as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Vim_User View Post
                          Now, would you like to tell us which projects you work on that are not "worthless"? If you had actually looked into the project you would know why it was developed:This is only one of the reasons, but I guess you didn't even look at their website. Now tell us again why it is worthless, since it clearly solves a problem.
                          So what problem does it solve again? I haven't heard any clear reason, just blabber about "fun".
                          Virtual machines etc etc have been around and this doesn't solve any problem either, yet another solution just like those worthless 1000 Linux distros.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mark45 View Post
                            So what problem does it solve again? I haven't heard any clear reason, just blabber about "fun".
                            It's nice to work with it. It's good for people who were working with VB before. Also read the FAQ:
                            I want a simple but powerful language, not necessarily intended for professionals or nerds.
                            But don't like it? Then don't use it! Nobody is forcing you...

                            just like those worthless 1000 Linux distros.
                            Good trolling. Go annoy some other people...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TAXI View Post
                              It's nice to work with it.
                              There's lots of solutions nice to work with - so it doesn't solve any problem others haven't solved.
                              Which leaves the only reason - to give people to opportunity to do Visual Basic on Linux - which is worthless and stupid as I said in the first post.

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