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PureBasic 5.21 LTS is out
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Author:  kenmo [ Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:58 pm ]
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Thanks a lot Fred + co!

Author:  rudz [ Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:26 am ]
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Thanks! :)

Author:  MC2015 [ Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:20 pm ]
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Cool! Thx!

just one LTS-question: Do I have to do a fresh installing or can I just overwrite the existing PB-LTS-Folder?

thx

Author:  Fred [ Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:28 pm ]
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You can overwrite it.

Author:  unset [ Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:51 pm ]
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Thanks for all the hard work!

Author:  Zach [ Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:32 pm ]
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I haven't really been keeping up like I should, I'm just wondering why the LTS was added to the PB name and what its about

Author:  Danilo [ Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:51 pm ]
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Zach wrote:
I haven't really been keeping up like I should, I'm just wondering why the LTS was added to the PB name and what its about

LTS = Long Term Support

It means ALL known bugs get fixed within 2 years. After 2 years, the final LTS version should be stable.
In the meantime new non-LTS-versions (like 5.3x) with new features (and new bugs) can arrive.
No new features are added to LTS versions, just bug-fixes for 2 years.
LTS was introduced because commercial developers want/need some more stability and bug-fixes,
without new features and new bugs.

See also: http://www.purebasic.fr/blog/?p=437

Author:  Zach [ Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:56 pm ]
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Ah ok.. That makes sense. Thanks.

Interestingly enough I noticed on the Wikipedia talk page someone said there is an edit war going on as to whether or not 5.21 is the latest version :|

Really guys?

Author:  Danilo [ Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:59 pm ]
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Zach wrote:
Interestingly enough I noticed on the Wikipedia talk page someone said there is an edit war going on as to whether or not 5.21 is the latest version :|

New versions get announced in this forum, so PB 5.21 LTS is latest version.

EDIT:
PB 5.21 LTS announcment is missing from http://www.purebasic.com/news.php
Could be the reason for the discussion you mentioned.

Fred wrote:
The final version of PB 5.21 LTS is out :)

Author:  Kuron [ Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:09 pm ]
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Zach wrote:
Interestingly enough I noticed on the Wikipedia talk page someone said there is an edit war going on as to whether or not 5.21 is the latest version :|

Really guys?

Perhaps it is because of not adhering to the LTS. Instead of the patches being applied to the 5.20 LTS version, the patches were released in a new 5.21 version and now this is the new LTS version. Since the version number keeps changing, it is not a "traditional" LTS as most people are used to and it could be causing confusion for some people and hence the issue you mention. Haven't read the wikipedia page and don't plan to. People will complain about anything. As long as Fred keeps working to stabilize PB, I could care less what version number it is.

Author:  Zach [ Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:26 pm ]
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Maybe so, but after how hard we fought to keep the page from being deleted, it seems rather unfortunate for it to fall into the typical Wiki tropes.

Author:  Kuron [ Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:55 am ]
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Zach wrote:
Maybe so, but after how hard we fought to keep the page from being deleted, it seems rather unfortunate for it to fall into the typical Wiki tropes.

Wikipedia is an odd beast. You visit it because it often has good info, but at the same time you realize there is often no legitimacy or credibility to the info you are reading. :wink:

Author:  netmaestro [ Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:53 am ]
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That was SpiderBasic. No big news for PureBasic coming.

Fred wrote:
...we are currently developping since almost one year a similar product called SpiderBasic which will allow to write complex applications running in the web browser using PB like syntax...[]

[..] ..That's the big announcement we wanted to share with your early this year and wish you an Happy new Year 2014 :)

Author:  PB [ Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:37 am ]
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> there is often no legitimacy or credibility to the info you are reading

A study in 2005 found Wikipedia to be as reliable as Britannica.

> is there an update planned

For PureBasic: always. There were 3 updates last year, which is way
more than other competing Basics. Relax, PureBasic is here to stay.

Author:  Lebostein [ Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:27 am ]
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PB wrote:
Relax, PureBasic is here to stay.

There are a lot of bugs to fix, which were accrued over the last 3 months.
I do not hope that PureBasic will be neglected in the future...

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