Re: LB Booster version 2.60 released
« Reply #4 on: Aug 21st, 2014, 4:20pm »
First of all: Thank you for your work!! For two or three years I have been using LB in a medium sized but successful project. At last it seemed to me as if LB wasn't really moving on any more. It had some drawbacks (for example when using fonts or trying to implement word-wrapping) and complications, though it was very useful on the other hand. Now you compensated a bunch of shortcomings and enhanced its power. In a way you saved it. With due respect to Carl Gundel's fundamental design I'd nevertheless say that you - based on his work - turned LB into something that is a tool of its own - like a fork. I'd be glad if you could make up your mind to keep on extending LBB as a self-contained tool targeting RAD and education. Manfred
I'd be glad if you could make up your mind to keep on extending LBB
As discussed in an earlier thread I have scaled back my ambitions for LBB because it is impossible for me to promote it effectively.
However, as promised, I will continue to release new versions to fix bugs and improve compatibility. When it proves possible to add a new feature with little effort and low risk, I will do that too as an incentive to upgrade.
For example, assigning to a sub-string, which I implemented in v2.60, was straightforward to add because the underlying technology supports it.