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xx LB Booster version 2.60 released
« Thread started on: Jun 6th, 2014, 2:04pm »

I am pleased to announce the release of LB Booster version 2.60. It may be downloaded from here:

http://lbbooster.com/LBB.exe (IDE/compiler)
http://lbbooster.com/LBBRUN.exe (optional runtime engine)

You will need administrative privileges when running the program for the first time after upgrading (in Windows Vista, 7 and 8/8.1, with UAC enabled, use 'Run as administrator').

Changes in this version include:
  1. The amount of memory available has been increased to 500 Megabytes.

  2. You can assign to a sub-string, for example: MID$(test$, 7, 1) = "W"

  3. The FONT command supports the strikeout attribute, e.g. LBB.

  4. The FONT command supports setting the width and height independently.

  5. The variable 'Com', which controls the serial I/O buffers, is supported.

  6. The LOCATE x,y statement now also works in a console application.

  7. Handle variables can now be used for files as well as windows/controls.

  8. PUT and GET will accept record numbers in excess of 2^31.

  9. The IDE's Edit Menu and Toolbar include a redo command.
This version has been extensively tested, but If you notice any problems please let me know.

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xx Re: LB Booster version 2.60 released
« Reply #1 on: Jun 6th, 2014, 7:13pm »

Thank you Richard.
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xx Re: LB Booster version 2.60 released
« Reply #2 on: Jun 7th, 2014, 7:33pm »

Wow this is awesome grin
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xx Re: LB Booster version 2.60 released
« Reply #3 on: Jun 20th, 2014, 08:39am »

Thanks a lot ;-)
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xx 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.
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xx Re: LB Booster version 2.60 released
« Reply #5 on: Aug 21st, 2014, 7:30pm »

on Aug 21st, 2014, 4:20pm, Manfred wrote:
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.

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