Home > General Development > Gambas 1.0 Released Gambas 1.0 Released Submitted by Laurent Carlier 2005-01-06 General Development 16 Comments With Gambas, you can quickly design your program GUI, access MySQL or PostgreSQL databases, pilot KDE applications with DCOP, translate your Basic program into many languages, create network applications easily, and so on… About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 16 Comments 2005-01-06 6:54 pm does it create standalone apps or do they all depend on a gambas-lib (like in VB) i’m looking forward to seeing gambas-apps in the apt-get catalog.. 2005-01-06 6:54 pm no, it’s really not in DAG’s repository! (only an old version 0.9x for “old” FC2) something went wrong if I want to compile it myself (can’t find Makefile.in) 2005-01-06 10:11 pm AFAIK it doesn’t need any lib, one of the main goals of Gambas has been solving some of VB problems such as this . 2005-01-06 10:25 pm I got 1.0 via apt in mepispro b3 yesterday. To have a stand alone program a runtime is required but it is packaged and ready to install once you have finished your project. 2005-01-06 11:05 pm This sounds quite nice. Although I’ll propably never try it myself (C,C++,C# only) I like it that the Linux/OpenSource community does its own stuff instead of just porting others ideas (.NET :: Mono – no Troll intended). 2005-01-07 1:11 am A nice RAD language for the enterprise; if *NIX is going to get back onto the desktop, it needs more projects like this which allow quick ‘n dirty implimentations of what the PHB’s upstairs require. 2005-01-07 2:02 am Maybe someday monodevelp will be this RAD…. 2005-01-07 2:10 am anyone know how big the runtime is? 2005-01-07 7:04 am IMHO the professional coders are uses C/C++/C#/Java/Object Pascal or similar programming language. The best thing under linux the lack of lamer-friendly visual basic. The windows platform is polluted with lashing of unstable, slow, ugly shareware/freeware applications, and the most of this horrible software scum are written in visual basic. 2005-01-07 7:38 am its not meant for ‘profressional coders’ i believe its leaning more towards hobbyists.. stop being a ‘i only use a GUI when i wanna look at pron’ person and a more desktop friendly.. alot of where windows is today it wouldnt be if people didnt start with VB and writing scripts for AOL or IE (or just beginner programs) the same can be applied to Linux and its ‘novices’.. give em a chance and be more friendly.. this is a move towards desktop friendliness.. not hardcore shell nazi eliteness… 2005-01-07 8:37 am the runtime is just under 300k 2005-01-07 8:38 am You need to run ./reconf.sh and then configure/make/make install for it to compile successfully. Its in the README. I have compiled it successfully on Fedora Core 3. Obviously you need the KDE dev files, and I would installed KDE as well. I would:- – install KDE and KDE Develop files – install Mysql and all other associated files like ODBC and wrappers – install Postgresql and all wrappers and ODBC type stuff. 2005-01-07 8:40 am Just to correct myself. I compiled the last RC and not V1 final. I will try the latest version tonight on FC3 and let you know. 2005-01-07 8:55 am I love the idea behind this, a QT based, KDE theme respecting, VS type program for a higher level language in linux. It sounds exactly like what I was hoping kylix would be. Just too bad for me I’ve never been able to enjoy using VB varients – there’s just something about the syntax which I can’t stand. Aside from my own prefrences though, I think this is very cool. I could see this being very useful for quickly throwing a gui based program together. 2005-01-07 1:29 pm And for people who think Basic is lame I suggest Lazarus http://www.lazarus.freepascal.org/ It is similar to Gambas but use Object Pascal (almos the same used in Delphi/Kylix) as programming language. 2005-01-07 5:59 pm It builds find on FC3 if you run ./reconf not ./reconf.sh before you configure as per my previous post.