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Anyone got TinyBASIC for download?

Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:37 pm

Unfortunately, it seems TinyBASIC has been removed from its website, due to dubious copyright. I'd like to brush-up on BASIC, I know RISC OS is available, but switching the SD cards between languages becomes somewhat of a hassle, and I'm not very comfortable with RISC. Does anyone have the .deb files they could email to me or upload elsewhere?
Thanks, Jordan.

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Re: Anyone got TinyBASIC for download?

Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:44 pm

inops wrote:Unfortunately, it seems TinyBASIC has been removed from its website, due to dubious copyright. I'd like to brush-up on BASIC, I know RISC OS is available, but switching the SD cards between languages becomes somewhat of a hassle, and I'm not very comfortable with RISC. Does anyone have the .deb files they could email to me or upload elsewhere?
Thanks, Jordan.
If you just want a BASIC, then there are many to choose from..

e.g. https://projects.drogon.net/return-to-basic/

(Source code is GPL so there should never be any dubious copyright issues)

but also basic256, brandy, sdlbasic and a few other that can be installed via apt-get.

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Re: Anyone got TinyBASIC for download?

Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:38 pm

Thanks, Gordon! I've downloaded RTB and brandy; the latter to put some use to Dad's old BBC BASIC manuals :lol:. Any chance of a Windows version of RTB? My fellow proto-programmers at my school would be interested in RTB, for sure, but many don't have a RPi or an installation of Linux.

Also, noob question, but how would go about compiling programs written in RTB, or is it simply for an interpreter?

Thanks, Jordan.

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Re: Anyone got TinyBASIC for download?

Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:59 pm

inops wrote:Thanks, Gordon! I've downloaded RTB and brandy; the latter to put some use to Dad's old BBC BASIC manuals :lol:. Any chance of a Windows version of RTB? My fellow proto-programmers at my school would be interested in RTB, for sure, but many don't have a RPi or an installation of Linux.

Also, noob question, but how would go about compiling programs written in RTB, or is it simply for an interpreter?

Thanks, Jordan.
In theory, it is able to be compiled under Windows (and there is a Mac version somewhere, however I've found that there are 2 conflicting sets of SDL runtimes for the Mac )-: as it uses the SDL libraries and I was encouraged to switch to the CMake system, however I've not had the time to give it a go under Windows yet...

It's an interpreter not a compiler, however... If you create an RTB program, and put

#!/usr/local/bin/rtb

on the very top line, then make it executable, it will run by typing the name of the script - just like any other script. It will pop-open the graphical window though - which is what you want most of the time anyway.

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Re: Anyone got TinyBASIC for download?

Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:15 pm

inops wrote:Unfortunately, it seems TinyBASIC has been removed from its website, due to dubious copyright. I'd like to brush-up on BASIC, I know RISC OS is available, but switching the SD cards between languages becomes somewhat of a hassle, and I'm not very comfortable with RISC. Does anyone have the .deb files they could email to me or upload elsewhere?
Thanks, Jordan.
I don't think it was the dubious copyright that caused it to be removed, but rather that the user or organization closed the entire web site.

I found the site in the archive:
https://web.archive.org/web/20130529064 ... loads.html
Unfortunately, the source code and the deb-file is not stored in the archive, but I found a backup on a HDD of the files, and the deb-file still works with the latest Raspbian. If you want the files you could send a PM.

There are also some instructions on how to install it:

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sudo apt-get install libsdl-gfx1.2-4
sudo dpkg -i tinybasic_2.1-1_armhf.deb
cp /usr/share/applications/tinybasic*.desktop ~/Desktop
Have Pi0&1A&1B&1B+&2B&3B&4B w/ Raspbian. Started w/ BASIC on ABC80&ZX81 then Forth, Z80… https://scratch.mit.edu/users/mobluse/ https://github.com/mobluse/ https://twitter.com/mobluse/ https://YouTube.com/MOBiL4u/

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Re: Anyone got TinyBASIC for download?

Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:44 pm

Bump. Does anyone still have a copy of that deb file they want to send me? tinybasic_2.1-1_armhf.deb

That file seems to be taken offline everywhere. Much appreciated.

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Re: Anyone got TinyBASIC for download?

Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:45 pm

Smallbasic is still avalaible for raspberry pi.
Blassic, the basic retro is also offline :cry:

I think I found the code of TinyBasic.
Trucos y recetas para raspberry pi:
http://malagaoriginal.blogspot.com.es/search/label/raspberry%20pi

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Re: Anyone got TinyBASIC for download?

Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:59 pm

raspypy wrote:Bump. Does anyone still have a copy of that deb file they want to send me? tinybasic_2.1-1_armhf.deb

That file seems to be taken offline everywhere. Much appreciated.
You can PM me if you want it.
Have Pi0&1A&1B&1B+&2B&3B&4B w/ Raspbian. Started w/ BASIC on ABC80&ZX81 then Forth, Z80… https://scratch.mit.edu/users/mobluse/ https://github.com/mobluse/ https://twitter.com/mobluse/ https://YouTube.com/MOBiL4u/

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Re: Anyone got TinyBASIC for download?

Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:22 am

inops wrote:Unfortunately, it seems TinyBASIC has been removed from its website, due to dubious copyright. I'd like to brush-up on BASIC, I know RISC OS is available, but switching the SD cards between languages becomes somewhat of a hassle, and I'm not very comfortable with RISC. Does anyone have the .deb files they could email to me or upload elsewhere?
Thanks, Jordan.
TinyBASIC? The original 8-bitter Public Domain Integer only BASIC interpreter that fit in something like 2 or 3KB of ROM or RAM?

What copyright issues could there possibly be with a newer port of that?
RPi = The best ARM based RISC OS computer around
More than 95% of posts made from RISC OS on RPi 1B/1B+ computers. Most of the rest from RISC OS on RPi 2B/3B/3B+ computers

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Re: Anyone got TinyBASIC for download?

Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:25 am

Now more on point:

There is available FreeBASIC:
http://scruss.com/blog/2015/03/25/runni ... pberry-pi/

There is also Brandy BASIC (install from apt-get, do not remember the exact package name).

Then there is BaCon if you can find it.

I think I remember seeing a post about GameBASIC being ported to the RPi and Raspbian sometime back in 2013, that should still work if you can find it.
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Re: Anyone got TinyBASIC for download?

Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:35 am

Look at FUZE BASIC www.fuze.co.uk Available for RPi and Windows. Manuals and demo programs.

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Re: Anyone got TinyBASIC for download?

Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:00 am

Bigfoot38#$ wrote:Look at FUZE BASIC http://www.fuze.co.uk Available for RPi and Windows. Manuals and demo programs.
FUZE is just a flavour of Gordon's RTB.
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