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Visual Basic for Linux / Go - Mono

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FYI - www.realbasic.com

They have written a development IDE that enables you to write apps
using a language and environment VERY similar to VB.

BUT, the best thing is, when you compile the app, it can be compiled
for Linux. The app will run on a linux box with no additional
run-times or JIT compilers required. Pretty cool i must say. There
are a few diferences but it is very good.

They even include an app which will convert your VB app to RealBasic,
although I haven't had much luck with it.

Of course, you cannot do Windows specific things, but then you
wouldn't if you want to use the app on Linux. But for things like
database connectivity and scripting, it is first-class. Just a shame
about the price tag. I think they have gone in for the Microsoft
method of pricing. The "lets change lots and lots for this"
mentality...
Nov 20 '05 #1
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In article <17**************************@posting.google.com >, Fan of P2P wrote:
FYI - www.realbasic.com

They have written a development IDE that enables you to write apps
using a language and environment VERY similar to VB.

BUT, the best thing is, when you compile the app, it can be compiled
for Linux. The app will run on a linux box with no additional
run-times or JIT compilers required. Pretty cool i must say. There
are a few diferences but it is very good.

They even include an app which will convert your VB app to RealBasic,
although I haven't had much luck with it.

Of course, you cannot do Windows specific things, but then you
wouldn't if you want to use the app on Linux. But for things like
database connectivity and scripting, it is first-class. Just a shame
about the price tag. I think they have gone in for the Microsoft
method of pricing. The "lets change lots and lots for this"
mentality...


Or you can use the mbas compiler from the mono project for free...
Nothing like vi and mbas :)

Tom Shelton
Nov 20 '05 #2

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Hi Tom, I must say I could never get used to vi.. mostly used Pico ;-)
<grins>

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In article <17**************************@posting.google.com >, Fan of P2P

wrote:
FYI - www.realbasic.com

They have written a development IDE that enables you to write apps
using a language and environment VERY similar to VB.

BUT, the best thing is, when you compile the app, it can be compiled
for Linux. The app will run on a linux box with no additional
run-times or JIT compilers required. Pretty cool i must say. There
are a few diferences but it is very good.

They even include an app which will convert your VB app to RealBasic,
although I haven't had much luck with it.

Of course, you cannot do Windows specific things, but then you
wouldn't if you want to use the app on Linux. But for things like
database connectivity and scripting, it is first-class. Just a shame
about the price tag. I think they have gone in for the Microsoft
method of pricing. The "lets change lots and lots for this"
mentality...


Or you can use the mbas compiler from the mono project for free...
Nothing like vi and mbas :)

Tom Shelton

Nov 20 '05 #3

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* la*************@hotmail.com (Fan of P2P) scripsit:
FYI - www.realbasic.com

They have written a development IDE that enables you to write apps
using a language and environment VERY similar to VB.

BUT, the best thing is, when you compile the app, it can be compiled
for Linux. The app will run on a linux box with no additional
run-times or JIT compilers required. Pretty cool i must say. There
are a few diferences but it is very good.


Who needs Linux support? Windows rules.

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP · VB Classic, VB.NET
<http://www.mvps.org/dotnet>
Nov 20 '05 #4

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* "Tom Spink" <th**********@ntlworld.com> scripsit:
Hi Tom, I must say I could never get used to vi.. mostly used Pico ;-)
<grins>


I always preferred (and hated) Emacs.

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP · VB Classic, VB.NET
<http://www.mvps.org/dotnet>
Nov 20 '05 #5

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In article <O8**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>, Tom Spink wrote:
Hi Tom, I must say I could never get used to vi.. mostly used Pico ;-)
<grins>
I have never used Pico actually... I have used Nano - which I believe
is a Pico variant - though. Personally, I don't like vi - but I love
vim :) There is no doubt that vi takes some getting used to - but once
you do, I can't think of a more powerfull editor (except maybe emacs -
but I just can't get used to it :)

Tom Shelton

--
HTH,
-- Tom Spink, Über Geek

Please respond to the newsgroup,
so all can benefit

" System.Reflection Master "

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"Tom Shelton" <to*@mtogden.com> wrote in message
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In article <17**************************@posting.google.com >, Fan of P2P

wrote:
> FYI - www.realbasic.com
>
> They have written a development IDE that enables you to write apps
> using a language and environment VERY similar to VB.
>
> BUT, the best thing is, when you compile the app, it can be compiled
> for Linux. The app will run on a linux box with no additional
> run-times or JIT compilers required. Pretty cool i must say. There
> are a few diferences but it is very good.
>
> They even include an app which will convert your VB app to RealBasic,
> although I haven't had much luck with it.
>
> Of course, you cannot do Windows specific things, but then you
> wouldn't if you want to use the app on Linux. But for things like
> database connectivity and scripting, it is first-class. Just a shame
> about the price tag. I think they have gone in for the Microsoft
> method of pricing. The "lets change lots and lots for this"
> mentality...


Or you can use the mbas compiler from the mono project for free...
Nothing like vi and mbas :)

Tom Shelton


Nov 20 '05 #6

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Hi Tom,

I've never tried Nano, maybe I'll take a look at it.

The scariest thing when I tried out Emacs was when it waffled on about
buffers :-)

--
HTH,
-- Tom Spink, Über Geek

Please respond to the newsgroup,
so all can benefit

" System.Reflection Master "

==== Converting to 2002 ====
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"Tom Shelton" <to*@mtogden.com> wrote in message
news:et**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
In article <O8**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>, Tom Spink wrote:
Hi Tom, I must say I could never get used to vi.. mostly used Pico ;-)
<grins>


I have never used Pico actually... I have used Nano - which I believe
is a Pico variant - though. Personally, I don't like vi - but I love
vim :) There is no doubt that vi takes some getting used to - but once
you do, I can't think of a more powerfull editor (except maybe emacs -
but I just can't get used to it :)

Tom Shelton

--
HTH,
-- Tom Spink, Über Geek

Please respond to the newsgroup,
so all can benefit

" System.Reflection Master "

==== Converting to 2002 ====
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"Tom Shelton" <to*@mtogden.com> wrote in message
news:Ox**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
In article <17**************************@posting.google.com >, Fan of
P2P wrote:
> FYI - www.realbasic.com
>
> They have written a development IDE that enables you to write apps
> using a language and environment VERY similar to VB.
>
> BUT, the best thing is, when you compile the app, it can be compiled
> for Linux. The app will run on a linux box with no additional
> run-times or JIT compilers required. Pretty cool i must say. There
> are a few diferences but it is very good.
>
> They even include an app which will convert your VB app to RealBasic,
> although I haven't had much luck with it.
>
> Of course, you cannot do Windows specific things, but then you
> wouldn't if you want to use the app on Linux. But for things like
> database connectivity and scripting, it is first-class. Just a shame
> about the price tag. I think they have gone in for the Microsoft
> method of pricing. The "lets change lots and lots for this"
> mentality...

Or you can use the mbas compiler from the mono project for free...
Nothing like vi and mbas :)

Tom Shelton


Nov 20 '05 #7

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110% Ack. Saving up for Longhorn are you Herfried?

--
HTH,
-- Tom Spink, Über Geek

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" System.Reflection Master "

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* la*************@hotmail.com (Fan of P2P) scripsit:
FYI - www.realbasic.com

They have written a development IDE that enables you to write apps
using a language and environment VERY similar to VB.

BUT, the best thing is, when you compile the app, it can be compiled
for Linux. The app will run on a linux box with no additional
run-times or JIT compilers required. Pretty cool i must say. There
are a few diferences but it is very good.


Who needs Linux support? Windows rules.

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP · VB Classic, VB.NET
<http://www.mvps.org/dotnet>

Nov 20 '05 #8

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* "Tom Spink" <th**********@ntlworld.com> scripsit:
110% Ack. Saving up for Longhorn are you Herfried?


Yep. Waiting for Longhorn.

--
Herfried K. Wagner
MVP · VB Classic, VB.NET
<http://www.mvps.org/dotnet>
Nov 20 '05 #9

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