Goldsmith wrote:The configuration of v3.5RC2 took several minutes. And atlast it ended in ruining the v3.4 installation and nothing worked.
Your existing v3.4.10 resides in a parent folder called FBSLv3
. Your v3.5 RC2 zip also contains a folder called FBSLv3
. So, are you telling us that as much action as simple dragging the FBSLv3 folder out of the zip and dropping it on top of your existing FBSLv3 folder and then clicking the Yes To All
button in response to the Windows overwrite prompt took "several minutes"?? What's wrong with you, your computer or your Windows that has turned the simplest ever act of file copying into some sort of disastrous "configuration" that's "ruining" and leaving "nothing working"???
You started the whole mess yourself by not following the advice you've been given much in advance. You tried to outsmart your advisors by attempting to install v3.5 someplace other than your existing v3.4.10 installation. Having attempted to run the new binaries from nowhere while not having the slightest notion of how FBSL works, what it does or how it does it, you're now bravely blaming the developer for your own disobedient and profane actions?
Tell you what, Vinod. When you're able to throw in a working FBSL script similar to my unicode smiley from scratch off the top of your head in 15 minutes in response to a casual forum message, then I'll be prepared to discuss your kind suggestions on the FBSL v3 Feature Requests
board of this forum as to how I could possibly implement a better installer for my W
rogress project aiming for a person who's having obvious difficulties with as little as dragging one folder from one place on his computer to another one. Until then, I'm afraid I am not exactly prepared to discuss that with you.
So i have decided that continuing v3.4 is the best choice. And only go for 3.5 when you realese the official version.
I hope you will realease it very soon.
Or else what, if I wouldn't? You'll be heading back for AutoIt?
Why the hell i want to compile the startup script ?, i just trying to compile my current script ...
Because it has never been reasonable to attempt leaking against the wind. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. You are supposed to use Eclecta 1.1.5 for compiling executables from project scripts alone. Alternatively, your can compile any .FBS script you like to an executable by right-clicking on its icon with your mouse and selecting either Compile script
or Compile script Tiny
from the system popup menu. It works equally well under both v3.4.10 and v3.5 provided you do exactly as you're told when dragging one folder on top of the other one. By all other means, you're free to run any scripts any time without compilation.
This startup script idea seems to be weird.
Oh, does it, really? Have you ever tried anything other than Notepad? Is the concept of a "project" file completely new to you? Can you please kindly point me to any contemporary IDE that would allow you to compile anything else but
the project file alone? Perhaps VB6 would allow you to do that? Or VB.NET/C#? VC/VC++? No? Then perhaps PowerBASIC, or FreeBASIC, or thinBasic IDEs would permit you or me to do just that? No again? Then what are you talking about here, AutoIt? What's that, may I ask? Never heard of them actually -- always had much better choices at my disposal.
When we click "New" in file menu it will create an exact copy copy of startup script. And if we delete all the stuff in newly created script and assume that we wrote a hello world printing code in that file.
You are not supposed to run or compile any
new script before you rename its default Untitled.fbs
header to something more meaningful and legible. If not, then you'll be seeing your most recent blabla saved under that default Untitled.fbs name every time you open up a "new" script under the same default name. Should it overwrite your valuable blabla with completely blank space when reopened just because you forgot to rename it last time? Do you know how many times this "weird" feature helped us to restore the most valuable pieces of our code that otherwise would've been irrevocably lost just because of our own carelessness? You don't? Then ask, and we will answer, and only then if you still think that we're talking crap after 15 years of development, kindly offer your alternative suggestion that would be based on your subjective opinion that you seem to value more than the developers' common sense and experience.
I think something in that help file which would deviate readers.
Am I supposed to understand this utterance as my English being inadequate, and my knowledge of Eclecta insufficient or incompetent, for an average Indian reader?
It's really been a long time since I read anything similar on the FBSL forum last. One more attempt to continue in the same vein from you, Vinod, and you'll get sacked from here for good. Both of you.
In the meantime, would you be so kind as to acquaint us with the magical solution that enabled you to revive the library as per this thread