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Linux and VB? like gin and vodka?

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  1. lamrinnirmal

    lamrinnirmal New Member

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    ok......this aint about alcohol.lol.just to grab the attention of you dudes.

    anyways i always programmed in C and C++ on windows but lately i picked up a book on VB and i like it cause the WYSIWYG factor is more in VB! but then i picked another book on redhat since i ve been promising myself to learn it for a real long time and i got it installed on my system also when digit gave it on their dvd!
    now is learning the two a bad combination(like gin and vodka! :lol: )?its like entering the windows and linux world at the same time isnt it?

    come on gurus tell me fast so i know which book to dump. i don mind reading both though
     
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    Knowledge gained is never useless. Learn as much as you can. You never know what will be useful when. But if you intend to work on the GNU/Linux platform only, VB would not be of much help to you. You will be able to use your knowledge of C/C++ anyway :)

    But if you intend to do programming under Windows, VB is good.

    If you intend to use GCC libraries (under GNU/Linux), you can't make proprietory softwares (I think so). You can sell your software, but opening the source, permitting re-distribution, etc. is compulsory.

    Anyway, have a look at this thread. Discussion about free software is going on there. ;) May be its useful to you.

    Free vs. Prop. Software. Is free financially viable?
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7424
     
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    you can try xbasic for linux. its a bit like vb - i think,
     
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    if u know... Java.. then it is like Fanta & Vodka and Limca & Gin he heh e
     
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    Well.. I think Mono is a good bet .. And there are many IDEs for Java floating around ...
     
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    you guys can go on and on but there is nothing to beet the good old RUM + Cola ie the mother of all -> C language.
     
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    thanks tuxfan for your tips. i think i ll dive into both now and whichever appeals i ll do that
     
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    Also, have a look at what Batty suggested. I missed it out. Mono is surely a good choice. It is an open source substitute of Visual Studio.Net. If you want more information on Mono, I can scan and mail you some articles :)
     
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    well... then i would suggest DotGNU :) why to use proprietary languages like .NET. if you wis hto run your web apps on .NET servers, use DotGNU :)

    ;)
     
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    What id DotGNU can u explain a bit... Firewall.. Pleeeeeeez
     
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    hmm.. i m learning .. thanx guys
     
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    As tuxfan said, learning up something is never a bad thing... keep it up... be do keep in mind the relevence of what you're learning....

    I think what you're looking for is Gambas .... its a kind of VB like interface builder... and you wont have any learning curve in front of you !
    Check: http://gambas.sourceforge.net/screenshots.html

    Screenshots:
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    But then you also have a host of user interface building tools at your disposal, my pick, Tcl/Tk with Python
     
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    Yes exactly, the gcc libraries like glibc and others are licenced under GPL... now if your app is using the glibc as a staticaly linked library (or as a shared library or whatever) .... you cannot create proprietary software out of it since your program depends upon a GPL software...
     
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    Wow!! GNUrag, is this gambas good? I am totally out of touch with C. Do I need to know it if I want to use gambas? I will check out the site. But please tell me as much as you know. Thanks. :)
     
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    yeah gambas looks cool. and i think its for basic. thats what bas stands for.i think! :? it looks pretty cool too. thanks gnurag! all we need is more documentation for now!
     
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    NO, you dont have to recall C knowledge... its based on Basic... so a knowledge of VB would help.... I haven't tried it myself but have heard many positive reviews for Gambas...

    Just go over to its homepage < http://gambas.sourceforge.net/ > and check out its features for yourself... it has an excellent FAQ and help section but it does not have a tutorial section.... anyways do check out its homepage...

    [OFF TOPIC]
    a quote from the author of Gambas from its homepage :

    Later, during my studies at the E.P.I.T.A., I wrote a Lisp interpreter under Windows 3.1. During six months, I discovered Windows, its stupid memory model, the Microsoft C compiler, and its numerous bugs.
     
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    Quote from Gambas FAQ section: < http://www.binara.com/gambas-wiki/bin/view/Gambas/WebSiteFAQ >

    It seems that free projects name are often animals, especially the programming language ones: Python, Camel, Bonobo, etc.

    And I wanted to have a recursive acronym with the word "Basic" in it. So, Gambas Almost Means BASic!
     
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    I wonder why is there such a hugh inclination for recursive names in Free Software writers!! GNU, PHP, GAMBAS, etc.

    Anyway, I will wait if Digit gives gambas on its CD/DVD. I have put in a request at the right thread. Lets see :)
     
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    This is i think Hackers and especially hackers from MIT tradition is to choose acronyms and abbreviations to refer humorously .

    :)
     
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