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PropBASIC / Viewport Integration

SandfireSandfire Posts: 32
edited 2012-01-20 23:45 in Propeller 1
Hi Bean / Hanno;

How is the PropBASIC integration into Viewport going?


  • HannoHanno Posts: 1,130
    edited 2011-10-28 16:06
    Anything you would like to see?

    I'm really close on an upgrade of ViewPort:
    - improved editor- with full highlighting for PropBasic- including "Propeller Tool" alternating background colors for sections of code and indent guides

    - improved conduit- with support for Xbee and Bluetooth- as well as native support for full terminal support
    - support for Mac and Linux- here's a screenshot of ViewPort running on Ubuntu:

    I'm also still working on "something big" :)
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  • SandfireSandfire Posts: 32
    edited 2011-10-28 16:56

    That's great Hanno!

    Thanks for the screenshots

    I am really looking forward to the release.

    Hanno wrote: »
    I'm also still working on "something big" :)

    I'm going insane trying to figure out what it is!

    Maybe a new optimizing compiler for PropBASIC?!?

    Perhaps an awesome new feature for Viewport that does......?!?

    Anyway, you don't need to say anything.

    I'm a programmer too, and I know that you'll be done, when you're done.
  • FriedVFriedV Posts: 77
    edited 2011-10-29 02:33
    That looks really great Hanno!
    It looks like a will say goodbye to my long favored EditPlus3 IDE!
    Cheers, Friedrich
  • BeanBean Posts: 8,122
    edited 2011-10-29 08:01
    Any thoughts about making a "free" version of viewport with just the basics.
    Then it could be the "official" IDE for PropBasic.

    The great thing about ViewPort is that I can update the PropBasic compiler and just post the new version.

  • 4x5n4x5n Posts: 729
    edited 2011-10-29 09:22
    Any idea of when the linux version of viewport will be available?
  • simonlsimonl Posts: 866
    edited 2011-10-29 14:50
    @Hanno: If it does colour print-outs too I'll buy it as soon as you're selling it! Looks seriously good. Getting the best of PropBASIC and ViewPort will be PropHeaven :)
  • HannoHanno Posts: 1,130
    edited 2011-10-29 15:17
    I'm starting to beta test the latest- including Linux. Let me know if you want to help test.
    Simon- you can already "copy and paste" into Word/OpenOffice and unlike Propeller Tool- the highlighting will be retained. See screenshot.
    I'm thinking how a free editor/compiler/loader could work- I need to make sure I can support users well.
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  • TrapperBobTrapperBob Posts: 139
    edited 2011-10-29 17:31
    I could spend some time helping to test the new version, especially interested in the Linux version also.
    Let me know!

  • 4x5n4x5n Posts: 729
    edited 2011-10-29 19:16

    I would also like to help test the linux version.
  • FriedVFriedV Posts: 77
    edited 2011-10-30 00:26
    I could help test the win7 (64bit) version.
  • HannoHanno Posts: 1,130
    edited 2011-10-31 17:13
    ViewPort for Linux is now in beta testing- I'll open it up publicly as soon as it's "good enough". I'll announce that on a separate thread.

    I've sent Bean the latest Win version- hopefully we'll soon have high speed terminal support in PropBasic- with all the goodies: relative and absolute cursor positioning, editing, dec/hex/bin/str input and output.

  • SandfireSandfire Posts: 32
    edited 2012-01-20 11:31
    Hi Hanno/Bean

    How is the Viewport/PropBASIC integration coming. I have not heard anything about it in the forums for a while now.

    Also, how is the the "something big" coming? Can you talk about it now?

    Lastly, how long do you estimate that it will take to get Viewport/PropBASIC up to speed on the new Prop 2 once it comes out?
  • HannoHanno Posts: 1,130
    edited 2012-01-20 12:18
    Hi Sandfire,
    Bean has added lots of good stuff to PropBasic making it much easier to view/edit variables, stream video, and do terminal io.

    I'm getting close to releasing my big update :)

    I haven't seen any concrete information about the Prop2, so I can't speculate on how much effort it would take. Am looking forward to getting information and ideally an actual device when they have it.

  • CircuitsoftCircuitsoft Posts: 1,131
    edited 2012-01-20 23:45
    Any interest in another Linux beta-tester?

    /me raises his hand
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