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    Re: https://www.radbasic.dev/

    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo- View Post
    Where is Olaf's new compiler?
    I don't know when I will see Olaf's new compiler, but I believe Olaf has been developing a new compiler. But Olaf's way of doing things is different from others. When Olaf's new compiler is released, this new compiler should already be close to the official version (Olaf tends to do all the testing by himself), just like RC6, once released, it can be used officially. Of course, this is just my guess.

    So it is not yet known who is the champion (who will reach the finish line first).
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    Re: https://www.radbasic.dev/

    Ahh, then you were talking about your fantasies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo- View Post
    Ahh, then you were talking about your fantasies.
    Isn't it a good thing to have fantasy? I see my fantasies being realized one by one.

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    Re: https://www.radbasic.dev/

    I believe that if Olaf had put some more effort into simply marketing his solution and had provided information regarding the progress of his solution then other replacement projects may not have even started...

    - that is, if Olaf's opus magnus was pronounced to being somewhat close to completion...

    Ah well, we are where we are and we, the community have five potential VB6 replacement projects on the go at the moment (not including .FRED) with two or perhaps even three leading the field.

    My heart is with Carles' RADBasic as I really want him to succeed.

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    Re: https://www.radbasic.dev/

    The kickstarter campaign doesn't seem to be getting anywhere. It looks like it timed out, having reached roughly a third of the desired goal.

    This is the problem I have with any such attempt: There isn't THAT much support out there. The number of people who talk it up are not very numerous, but very vocal. When it comes down to putting up money...they don't show up.

    So, somebody is expected to put in their time and effort...for what? Evidence suggests they may not be able to make enough sales to make a reasonable living for a single year, let alone fund a company that would handle updates/bug fixes/improvements for any reasonable length of time. The people just aren't there in sufficient number.

    For this to work, not only does the new language have to meet your goals and expectations regarding VB6 code, it also has to be so spectacular that it draws people away from other languages.
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    Re: https://www.radbasic.dev/

    It used to be, it is said like 6,000,000 people using VB6.
    Now thanks to all the auto-destructive campaign made by MS, and negative people that willingly or unwilling are helping them to vilify VB6, they are much fewer.
    But it has a lot of potential, I think that BASIC is a much better language than others. It could grow very much in the future, and it is what I believe it will happen.

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    Re: https://www.radbasic.dev/

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    So, somebody is expected to put in their time and effort...for what?
    I meanwhile think that a VB6 replacement can fill in a great niche for businesses to develop DLLs and Add-Ins for 64-bit office VBA. And I think twinBASIC is aware of that niche and they bet the profits from there. The audience is therefore not only pure developer but also people who do use VBA here and there to solve high level business problems.
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    Re: https://www.radbasic.dev/

    right now I believe more in twinbasic, but I will not condemn radbasic, I will wait and see when it will demonstrate it can handle a complex project that is using API, OCX, typelibs and subclassing.

    even so, I could accept a "new" vb6 IDE that is "NOT" 100% back compatible, but allow me to use the same VB6 language + more built-in component that replace api/ocx/typelibs/subclassing that will allow cross-platform in the future.

    not sure why the need to make 100% back compatible, but if thats the case, Im worried that this project will fail when issues will start showing when old projects will not work properly.

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    Re: https://www.radbasic.dev/

    Quote Originally Posted by Krool View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    So, somebody is expected to put in their time and effort...for what?
    I meanwhile think that a VB6 replacement can fill in a great niche for businesses to develop DLLs and Add-Ins for 64-bit office VBA. And I think twinBASIC is aware of that niche and they bet the profits from there. The audience is therefore not only pure developer but also people who do use VBA here and there to solve high level business problems.
    If the scope of application of the new VB6 replacement is only concentrated in the VBA field, it will be difficult to succeed.

    IMO, whether twinBasic, RADBasic or other VB6 alternatives, the key to their success is whether they can attract a large number of young programmers. Another sign of the success of the new programming language is that one or more heavyweight and well-known software products are developed in the new language.
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