Basic-256 question


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by UglyMike » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:23 pm
Hi all! New here....
I haven't ordered my raspi yet but will do so in the coming months (kinda waiting for full availability and maybe for the encased version...)
On my home PC, I like to play around with BASIC-256 (http://www.basic256.org). This is a very nice and simple Basic dialect (used to be called Kid's Basic...)
It runs in a single Qt-based windows with 3 subwindows: code, text output & graphical output. It also comes with a raft of small introductory programs and a PDF book can be had at http://www.basicbook.org/
I saw that is is available in Debian Wheezy (in fact I saw something about it being in raspbian as well...).
Granted, is just a Basic dialect, so no object oriented stuff and so on but I wonder if anybody already gave it a try on Raspberry and what the performance is there....

So, anyone tried it?
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by ukscone » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:39 pm
it's in the wheezy repos and I built it from source last night and it seems pretty usable although i was using it over vnc and only gave it a cursory look using some of the example programs
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by UglyMike » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:35 pm
Great news! Thanks a lot! Is there any way to share the binary?
If you want something more than the introductory programs, there are nice programs here:
http://basic256.blogspot.com/
And here:
http://users.skynet.be/UglyMike/Basic256/demo.html
(the last link are my programs...)

Thanks again for the feedback

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by ukscone » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:24 am
UglyMike wrote:Great news! Thanks a lot! Is there any way to share the binary?
If you want something more than the introductory programs, there are nice programs here:
http://basic256.blogspot.com/
And here:
http://users.skynet.be/UglyMike/Basic256/demo.html
(the last link are my programs...)

Thanks again for the feedback

Uglymike


yes i'll upload the tarball of the directory i built it in. i don't think I actually had to apt-get anything before building so I think it builds ok on a virgin wheezy image. i'll give your programs a go in a bit
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by renejm » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:41 am
Hey Mike, I just got my RPi and am totally having a blast with it.

Using the current "Squeeze" image will work but sound will cause the program to blow up. There appears to be a problem with the ALSA mixer on the current image. I have BASIC256 up and running (with sound) on the beta "wheezy" image http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/1435.

You can load an older version that has problems with off-line help and a few of the new features missing using the following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -t testing install basic256

Then from an xterminal window type basic256 (or you can create a launcher).

We need to find somebody to help us get a current version through the packaging and included in Debian/Ubuntu. Any volunteers?
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