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 Post subject: PureBasic and the Future
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:17 pm 
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I am getting ready to re-write / convert my apps from vb6 to Purebasic.

One thing I am concerned about is longevity? Is there a backup plan for pureBasic. If the product is discontinued or developer stops working on it for what ever reason will this be open sourced or transferred?

Does purebasic produce raw 'C' that can be compiled externally? If so is there a way to see what pureBasic produces from the BASIC syntax?

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 Post subject: Re: PureBasic and the Future
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:39 pm 
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axisdj wrote:
I am getting ready to re-write / convert my apps from vb6 to Purebasic.

One thing I am concerned about is longevity? Is there a backup plan for pureBasic. If the product is discontinued or developer stops working on it for what ever reason will this be open sourced or transferred?

Does purebasic produce raw 'C' that can be compiled externally? If so is there a way to see what pureBasic produces from the BASIC syntax?

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You can find more information about compiler here: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=69818


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 Post subject: Re: PureBasic and the Future
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:56 pm 
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Purebasic produces assembly code, not C. And there is a succession plan in place should anything happen to Fred, so I wouldn't worry about future development.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:52 am 
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axisdj wrote:
Is there a backup plan for pureBasic.

PureBasic has two main coders: Fred and Timo. Each has full access to the product source, and Fred has previously stated there is a plan if (God forbid) both of them died. Don't forget the product would still work regardless, in such a situation. Sometimes I've gone months without updating it, because of its stability. The only times I update now are for new features, rather than bug fixes.

axisdj wrote:
Does purebasic produce raw 'C' that can be compiled externally?

No, it produces assembly code (as Netmaestro said).

axisdj wrote:
One thing I am concerned about is longevity?

Don't stress. People have been asking about PureBasic's longevity since 2003:

http://www.purebasic.fr/english/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=45773

And PureBasic has already been around for 20 years:

http://www.purebasic.fr/blog/?p=470

It's a stable product with a future. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:45 am 
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axisdj wrote:
One thing I am concerned about is longevity? Is there a backup plan for pureBasic. If the product is discontinued or developer stops working on it for what ever reason will this be open sourced or transferred?

Fred wrote:
What I have said before is still true: if I have to quit PB for any reasons, I will release the sources, either in Open Source form, or to a closed community which will be able to drive the project. We are not the kind of men which don't keep our words, so please, don't panic if you don't have news from us for a few time.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:03 pm 
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Thank you everyone, this concern is checked off the list.

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