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Re: packaged blassic and looking for a sponsor

On Mon, 20 Aug 2007, José L. Redrejo Rodríguez wrote:
It might be a good idea to include BLASSIC as a package.

The two BASICs in the catalog now seem abit dead. YaBasic is being
dropped by its developer. And BWBasic is open source but there is no
documentation, and apparently no forums.

There is another basic in the catalog: gambas (versions 1 and 2) and it's opensource and totally alive and kicking ;-) http://gambas.sourceforge.net

Thank you for that information.
My confusion is because Gambas does not show up if I search in dselect or aptitude on "basic". You might want to fix that. When I searched for basic, I only found the two I mentioned.

So far, it also appears that Gambas requires X to run. I have loaded it and will look at it abit more but.. While I am sure that its a great program and fills a great need, it wont work for what I want. I use linux for servers, and I avoid GUI on servers.

Using Basic is of great use to me in doing CGI and system scripts. BLASSIC (Classic Basic) appears to be more of what I need. It runs basic code which was written for many basic variations, in the classic text-mode.

Gandalf  Parker

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