[Coco] Software offer and Drive Pak solution
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Fri Sep 17 00:51:20 EDT 2010
On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 10:04 PM, Roger Taylor <operator at coco3.com> wrote:
> At 07:15 PM 9/16/2010, you wrote:
>> > One thing I've noticed is that Visual Basic .NET (not to be confused
>> > with
>> > some sort of BASIC interpreter) and Java are similar. Both are object
>> > oriented and can be translated to each other "easily". This might mean
>> > that eventually someone could take my Pheonix IDE source code in VB.NET
>> > and
>> > come up with a Java version. The sad thing about VB.NET is that the
>> > name
>> "Easily" is right... they are similar enough that it's doable but
>> different enough that it would probably be a significant amount of
>> The Eclipse IDE is open, cross platform and designed to be extended in
>> just about every way. I don't know how far you've gone with the
>> Phoenix project, but have you considered making a module for Eclipse
>> rather than a whole new IDE? There could be many benefits, including
>> less work for you.
> Mainly because I like developing products instead of projects. Projects
> don't pay the bills. :) Phoenix has been in development for about a year
> and a half and is just weeks from being released. It is geared towards
> vintage computer and game console coders who want to see their stuff run
> when they click Build. The ultimate goal is to keep veteran vintage coders
> producing stuff for the older console systems that have lost hard-to-find
> hardware peripherals, rotting floppy disks, old development tools, etc.
> Phoenix is geared towards CoCo development but is not limited to the CoCo.
> Trying to adapt this smooth system into any other IDE is not something I
> want to get into. Besides, I've written two other IDEs which were stepping
> stones to the current IDE, so I've been in this for a long time.
A noble goal. sounds like this IDE is pretty much done then. you
might consider something cross platform for the next one. I've found
that on my CoCo related web sites, the percentage of Mac users is much
higher than normal, 30% or so compared to < 10% on average. Of
course, many of those would not be developers and I've no way of
knowing if the ratio would hold true in that subset.
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