That post was made three weeks before Fred made this announcement
. Obviously, the situation has changed since my old post and Fred has affirmed in this thread, he intends to get the Linux issues fixed.
Being a man of action, it may be Brujah does not change his opinion every few weeks.
He wants to get something done, so I understand his personal decision after your hint.
He wants to use a stable and optimizing C++ compiler on linux (GCC or Intel C++) and some Libs like SDL. No waiting.
Unfortunately the announcement is no guarantee that every bug in PureBasic gets fixed, no new bugs are introduced,
or some of the 10 years old feature requests get implemented. No guarantee, just hope and believe. Some people give up
their hope after many years...auser is the next candidate
This is really frustrating (again). Isn't it a basic-requirement to know which item was double-clicked?
What should I do with a gadget that I can't check afterwards (no I don't know what happend just something happened)?
What should I do with a language that could compile something on different platforms (linux, windows) when it get stuck
already at such basics?
Sometimes I get the feeling almost nobody is using PB seriously.
At least the current behaviour does not make sense at all.
I tell you the simple reason all those people leave:
They are here for years, they are very happy and they give their heart to PB. They hope it will get better
and they make one feature request after another... for years.
But some day they realize that waiting isn't the solution. Wait 5 years or 10 years... there are still many
basic things missing. That's what the users say for years and they make suggestions, a.k.a. feature requests.They want to help because they hope and believe.
On the other side, the development team thinks everything is fine. Just a few bugs they can fix easily.
I don't understand why. I made also many suggestions and feature requests over the last 10 years.
Simple basic things like "changing/getting the text selection for StringGadget" that are required in a
auser wants more cross-platform gadget events and most users here will agree, but the developers of PB
ignore it or they do not understand the requirements of its users.
How many guys have requested a line joining _
operator over the years? Is it non-sense? No, it's not and so many other products have it, it's a standard
and very useful thing. It is a little simple thing that would make so much better.
I'm sure you know the 80/20 rule
: Implement the top 20% user requests that make sense
and 80% of your customers will be satisfied and happy. It's just sad, so very sad.
You love PB when you start, but after some years many guys here
have a love-hate relationship with PB
and they don't use it nor take it seriously anymore.
They make so many good suggestions to improve the product they love... and the developers have
either totally different priorities or it is really just a lack of manpower because the company, the team
and the product does not (want to) grow like it could.
It is a teenager now, still 20 years to grow to become mature (at the pace of the last 10 years).