Wednesday, September 27, 2006

GFA-Basic Editor v1.50 released

Please see \docs\read_me.txt in the archive for important information regarding this release.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Speech generation for MiNT

I'm am currently working on an eXtended Device Driver for MiNT.

I'm also working on separating the English translator from the driver.
This will most likely be a Shared LiBrary.
This way other languages can be easily supported.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

GFA-Basic Compiler updated

GFA-Compiler revision 11 released.
Fixed another bug related to the $X option.
See file readme.txt for details.

Current events

Speech generation via GFA:
If you would like to have computer generated speech in your GFA-Basic applications then check out earx's fixed-up speech.tos.

Hades update:
Upgraded from an old 17" CRT monitor to a Dell 19" LCD monitor. I am amazed just how poor the picture was on that old CRT. Not only was it blurry, but the picture was too dark. The brightness and contrast were completely maxed out and it still looked too dark. The LCD is super sharp and will certainly make coding a lot easier on the eyes.

GFA-Compiler status:
Yet another bug discovered related to the $X option. Another update coming soon.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

GFA-Basic Compiler/Linker update

GFA-Compiler (revision 10)
GFA-Linker (revision 7)

- Bug related to $X with VAR fixed
- Bug related to $X with FUNCTIONs fixed
- Norwegian translation added (thanks to Ozk)

It's now possible to properly link DRI object files to any type of PROCEDURE or FUNCITION, with or without pointers (VAR).

Thursday, August 03, 2006

GFA-Compiler status

A new release is coming, perhaps in a week or so.

Vague changes:
- Newly discovered bugs fixed
- A new language translation also

Note: The bugs many not be new to everyone, but it's new to me. I didn't know they were there until I happened to stumble upon them. I also would classify them as serious bugs.

Stay tuned...

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Atari VNC v1.08 released

aVNC updated:
- window location/size can be saved
- clipboard handling is now automatic (client<->server)
- added option 'Send Clipboard' to remote system
- recompiled with updated GFA-Compiler

Saturday, July 15, 2006

GFA-Basic Compiler/Linker update

GFA-Compiler (patch level 9)
GFA-Linker (patch level 6)
- MSHRINK() bug fixed
- GRAF_MKSTATE() with no parameters fixed
- MAT DET/QDET/RANG with extra parameter fixed
- MAT INPUT with no channel fixed
- DIM crash fixed (too many dimensions)
- Crashes related to undefined functions fixed
- and more...

See docs for more information.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

GFA-Basic Editor v1.40 released

The list-of-changes is rather large. Please read the documentation for all the details.

Note: This version will not work correctly with previous configuration files. You must delete the *.gbe files in your \home\ directory before you use it!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

GFA Status Report

Finally some progress has been made on the old GFA-Basic Compiler.
- DIM crash fixed, issues an error message instead
- MAT INPUT crash fixed, issues an error message instead
- $U/$U+ error handling is more stable
- Added a real time line counter that is 040/060 safe, not interrupt driven
These will require a new library:
- MSHRINK() bug finally resolved
- MALLOC(), MFREE(), and MSHRINK(), moved into the lib, was hard coded
- FSNEXT(), FGETDTA(), and FSETDTA() moved into the lib, was hard coded

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

GBE Status

GBE v1.4 is still delayed. More problems found:
- A combination of 'New Names' and updating the project can lead to a lockup.
- Editor colors are not saved or loaded correctly. (I guess everyone is using the default theme?)
- Real time line counter setting is not correctly reloaded.
- Symbol popup fails to unfold PROCs and FUNCs when selecting labels.
- Symbol popup sometimes rendered too far to the right.

New stuff added:
- Have to wait for the release. ;o)
- But I will say I am currently looking into a better way to handle the real time line counter. The method built into the GFA Compiler is not exactly stable when used on an 060 equipped machine.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Atari VNC v1.05 released

Fixed the local 'Cursor' option under the 'Graphics' options.
No longer causes a sudden disconnection.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

XaAES Snap v0.10b released

Snapshot module for use with XaAES.

AtarIRC v2.05 released

What's new in this release:
- Popup handler completely replaced, so that XaAES can properly texture them.
- Also keyboard navigation now works in popups under XaAes.

Monday, April 10, 2006

GBE Status and STuff

Added an option to keep the window from covering up the taskbar.
GBE v1.4 is still unreleased as of yet.

Recoding GFA Snap... new version coming soon.

New version of aIRC coming soon with even more support for XaAes.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

GFA Snap v1.01 released

Not the fastest screen snapper around, but it does work with MiNT.
- Archive now contains a special version for the Milan.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

GBE Status

Drag & drop for importing added.
Coded a Fast Basic (Computer Concepts) import module for GBE.
Also coded a Basic 1000d import module.
Objects files can be drag & drop added to a project.
Snapshot option saves/restores the Control-U buffer.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Website update

Added a list of other BASICs which came and went over the years.

Friday, February 24, 2006

GBE News

GBE v1.4 is still under development. A couple more bugs have been squashed and some new features added.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

GFA-Basic HYP updated

Released v1.84 of my GFA-Basic HYPertext.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Website update

GFA-Basic FAQ updated.
Added a small page for Turbo-BASIC XL.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Atari VNC v1.04 released

Atari VNC is now a YesCREW Production.

- about dialog reworked
- form_center() for all dialogs improved

Friday, February 03, 2006

GFA-Basic Compiler version 3.6 FR released

GFA-Basic Compiler v3.6 package translated to French.
Includes 2 versions in the archive:
Original version as it would have been had GFA ever released it.
A pre-patched version for use with GBE/MiNT and MagiC.

Note: Also available in Slovenian.
Thanks to SWE for the translation.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Web page update

Updated the GFA-Basic FAQ.

Added a favicon to the site thanks to GokMase.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Website update

More changes to the pages here an there.

Phased out my lan_doc.hyp and merged it into my hadesfaq.hyp since it was aimed at Hades users anyway.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Website update

GBE now has it's own web page.
The GFA-Basic link is now called GFA-Basic Support.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

More site changes

Ever since FireFox v1.5 was released I've been having problems aligning items above and below the <pre> tag. It insist on inserting extra lines above and/or below the tag which it didn't used to do. I reworked the main page and the GFA-Basic page to get around this problem.

Apparently HighWire does not yet support the <span> tag so now the GFA-Basic page looks messed up. <hint> Hopefully support can be added in future releases. </hint>

Thursday, January 05, 2006

General update

I have added Set MMU v0.7c to my Atari clone page. This is a version of Odd's MMU auto folder program which does not scroll the configuration.

Also a general cleanup of the site. I have removed various files which have gotten zero feedback over the years.

Updated my GFA-Basic FAQ.

GBE v1.4 is still being worked on and didn't make it out the door for the holiday.