Being a long-term PureBasic user, it really bothers me when people start either spouting rubbish about how PureBasic is doomed if it doesn't add OOP support or charge for updates, or do this, or do that; or that they're newbies and start asking if PureBasic has a future. Both types of people are questioning PureBasic's longevity, without considering its stable history.
So I've started collecting some of these quotes to post here as proof that PureBasic has endured and continued to be updated for more than a year after the last such post. Some quotes have been paraphrased and/or edited for clarity, but otherwise they are all real actual quotes from these forums that can be found with a search. I hope you enjoy them.
BTW: Did you know that Microsoft Visual Basic only lasted 7 years before being ditched by Microsoft (1991-1998)? PureBasic has outlived it by 5 years so far (it was first released in 2000), which proves the team's dedication to its future.
Some people wrote:
"i am bit worried about the future of PureBasic" - February 6, 2012.
"one thing very concerned me and it's tardy PB updates" - October 17, 2011.
"will the developement of PB will go on?" - September 21, 2011.
"I was really fearing that I'd have to switch to another language." - August 7, 2011.
"Is Fantaisie Software still alive? Is PureBasic dead?" - July 24, 2011.
"is Purebasic still developed?" - July 4, 2011.
"I hope development has not stopped." - July 4, 2011.
"[Without OOP] PB will die and go away in a few years." - March 16, 2011.
"I am concerned that I am coming to the party after last call." - October 26, 2010.
"Is the community going to be dead soon?" - September 24, 2010.
"I need PB to stay actual and supported for years." - July 14, 2008.
"PureBasic needs a redesign and rethink in its marketing across the board." - July 26, 2008.
"PB isn't made for profesionality and future. That's the truth." - February 8, 2007.
"Shareware software companies with one product and no upgrade fee's have no future" - July 12, 2006.
"i can see approaching a day in which Fantaisie soft will sell PB to another bigger company." - July 12, 2006.
"I would like to see updates charged for, simply to better secure PB's future" - May 15, 2006.
"How can [...] Pure Basic [...] ensure its long term success?" - May 12, 2006.
"PB's days are numbered if some MAJOR changes aren't made in a very short time!" - February 28, 2004.
"is it likely that fantasy software goes bust and suddenly stops releasing new versions of PB?" - April 16, 2003.