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« Thread started on: Aug 27th, 2016, 10:28pm »

Recently, I have been given permission to read messages posted at the 'other' (BB4W) Conforums board. Although I appreciate the kindness shown in allowing me to do so, it is something of a mixed blessing. This is particularly the case when questions are asked there to which I know the answer, but of course cannot post a reply.

In the last few days there has been a spate of such queries, which is why I have been prompted to write this. I suppose it's not really my problem; if the OP really wanted to know the answer he/she could always ask here. But it's frustrating nonetheless!

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« Reply #1 on: Aug 27th, 2016, 11:05pm »

Well, it would be nice to have you there also, as there is a whole pile of programs there!! LOL
Also the discussion has been intense for a desire to finally bring a user friendly 3D interface. Ric has been doing wonders with it.
I also have shown a desire to have 3D tools that are easy to use.
Your knowledge would be an asset, as Ric needs to crack the multithread issue to speed up his 3D rendering. Seems you used OPENGL for SDLIDE core graphics. This is interesting.
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 28th, 2016, 09:34am »

on Aug 27th, 2016, 11:05pm, michael wrote:
Well, it would be nice to have you there also

I think you're being a little naÔve. If I was silly enough to attempt to join that forum (perhaps under a pseudonym, for anonymity) how do you think those who hounded me out in the first place would react when they found out? cry

Anyway, the raison d'Ítre of that forum is that it is a user-supported forum where people can get help from programmers like themselves who may have similar problems. If I was able to post there it would make it a clone of this forum and there would be no reason for both to exist.

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« Reply #3 on: Aug 28th, 2016, 2:28pm »

They know where to find you, yes. There is no reason why both forums cant work together.
BBCSDL is quite similar to BBC4W , at least with the code, so most programs should work. Perhaps, Ill test each program to make sure they work on BBCSDL before I post.
But you should look on the other forum as DDRM posted a turtle program that does work on BBCSDL, with interesting results.

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« Reply #4 on: Aug 29th, 2016, 08:32am »

on Aug 28th, 2016, 2:28pm, michael wrote:
SDLIDE is quite similar to BBC basic...

Replace 'SDLIDE' with 'BBCSDL' and 'BBC Basic' with 'BB4W' in that post for it to make sense! smiley

Glossary:
BB4W: BBC BASIC for Windows (in this context referring to the language rather than the IDE).
BBCSDL: The cross-platform, SDL 2.0-based, implementation of BBC BASIC for Win32, Linux (86), Mac OS and Android (86).
SDLIDE: An Integrated Development Environment, itself written in BBC BASIC, which will run on either BB4W or BBCSDL.
BBCEdit: An alternative IDE, written by Andy Parkes, which will also run on either BB4W or BBCSDL.

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