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Freebasic Forum Opens

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:22 pm
by Pete
<p><strong>Freebasic Forum Opens</strong> -- Posted by <a href="mailto:pberg1@ithaca.edu">Pete</a> on December 28, 2007<br>
The last few months, there has been a <a href="http://www.petesqbsite.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2479">lot of debate</a> over whether this site is a dedicated exclusively to QBasic/QuickBasic, or whether we cover Freebasic as well.<br><br>If you haven't noticed, QB Express has been covering Freebasic ever since the day it was first released, and now more than half of our content is consistently Freebasic-related! I have also made (slow) progress toward adding new Freebasic sections to Pete's QB Site. The way I see it, <b>Freebasic is almost like the next natural version of QuickBasic</b> -- only it wasn't released by Microsoft.<br><br>FreeBasic was created by members of the QBasic community, and almost all of its users are former QB programmers. From the beginning, a major goal was to keep FreeBasic as compatible with QuickBasic as possible, while enhancing its functionality and abilities. This is the important distinction between FB and other dialects of BASIC you'll find online: FB was designed by QB programmers to be the next logical step in the QBasic lineage. That's why I have decided to expand my site to include Freebasic in addition to QBasic.<br><br>Tonight, I created a new forum for <a href="http://www.petesqbsite.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=5">FreeBasic Questions & Answers</a>, where you are free to ask questions about and discuss FB without fear that the "QB establishment" will hound you. Likewise, I expect the FB fans out there to stop bullying QB programmers by recommending that they switch over to FB. From now on, let's just try to help each other and get along!</p>

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:27 pm
by Pete
By the way, I'm keeping the title of my site the same for the same reason I decided to keep "QB Express." Maybe sometime in the coming months I'll reconsider, but for now, I don't see any reason to change.

Also over the coming months, I hope to fix up some of the issues with the site, like the disabled user-submission system, the aging content, and the hokey design. If only I had more time!

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:34 am
by Codemss
That's cool to me! I would do the same. QB is a fine title, everybody knows this site as Pete's QB site. And, FB is based on QB and not inversed. QB is a stable interpreter and compiler, and FB is fully in development. Still, much of the suff here is for QB, and I don't think that QB is completely left.

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:15 pm
by burger2227
Shure are! QB64 does 64 bit PC's.