Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 00:38 UTC, submitted by judgen
Windows "Microsoft recently extended 'It Just Works' compatibility for Visual Basic 6 applications through the full lifetime of Windows 8. Visual Basic 6 first shipped in 1998, so its apps will have at least 24 years of supported lifetime. Contrast that with the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 (2002), which is incompatible with Windows 7 (2009)."
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RE[5]: VB6.....
by Tuishimi on Tue 12th Jun 2012 16:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: VB6....."
Tuishimi
Member since:
2005-07-06

So I tried it out. I actually like it, easily understandable interface. I wrote a silly little app that takes input and writes it out to a label...

It worked. It was a little slow, so as I went to save the project it crashed while I was browsing for a location to save.

It seems pretty neat tho'!

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RE[6]: VB6.....
by snorkel1 on Tue 12th Jun 2012 18:24 in reply to "RE[5]: VB6....."
snorkel1 Member since:
2012-02-25

hmmm, odd I have written a bunch of apps with Lazarus and never had it crash when saving a project.
The key with Lazarus is to make sure you have the latest version. If on Linux it's best to compile it yourself as the distributions usually have old versions.

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RE[7]: VB6.....
by Tuishimi on Tue 12th Jun 2012 18:35 in reply to "RE[6]: VB6....."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, I am running windows 8 so... ;) Take it with a grain of salt. I went back in, recreated it and saved it successfully this time.

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RE[6]: VB6.....
by snorkel1 on Tue 12th Jun 2012 18:31 in reply to "RE[5]: VB6....."
snorkel1 Member since:
2012-02-25

"So I tried it out. I actually like it, easily understandable interface. I wrote a silly little app that takes input and writes it out to a label...

It worked. It was a little slow, so as I went to save the project it crashed while I was browsing for a location to save.

It seems pretty neat tho'!"

Lazarus is not as fast as Delphi is during the compile, but acceptable and when compiled with the debugger support removed(release) it is very fast.

I have been using Code Typhon (http://pilotlogic.com/sitejoom/index.php/codetyphon) which is a Lazarus distro that has some really cool cross compile features, I have a linux TCP/IP daemon app that I compile on my windows 7 PC and deploy to a Ubuntu LTS server with no issues.

The more people that use Lazarus the better it will become, so pass the word :-)

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RE[7]: VB6.....
by Tuishimi on Tue 12th Jun 2012 18:39 in reply to "RE[6]: VB6....."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I plan on playing with it some more. I have always been fond of the algol/pascal family of languages.

I had been using Euphoria for a couple of years (for fun), wrote some small apps with that and wxWidgets and some web development. But... the OpenEuphoria specs keep expanding and adding features. While they features are useful, it feels a little like it is taking away from some of the base-ness of the original language.

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