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Hello from an old timer...
« on: July 19, 2022, 07:37:31 PM »
Hey, All!

I was thinking today about the fun I had with LinuxBC and then MBC 'back in the day', and was wondering where you lot had gone off to!

A quick web search lead me here.  :)

It's good to see that you're still giving BCX the attention that it deserves!

Armando Rivera (aka AIR)

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Re: Hello from an old timer...
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2022, 07:45:11 PM »
Hey, All!

I was thinking today about the fun I had with LinuxBC and then MBC 'back in the day', and was wondering where you lot had gone off to!

A quick web search lead me here.  :)

It's good to see that you're still giving BCX the attention that it deserves!

Armando Rivera (aka AIR)

Hello Armando from another "old timer". Glad to see you here! And Welcome!

Doyle

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Re: Hello from an old timer...
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2022, 08:03:17 PM »
Armando - you computer coding guru!  Glad to see you lurking in our haunts again.

Jeff Shollenberger, Robert Wishlaw, and I resurrected BCX in late 2019, as Yahoo was turning off the lights.

Lots of the old timer still pop in from time to time.  A couple weeks ago, I got a msg from Don Baldwin (GSAC3)
who still tinkers with BCX.  He just turned 89!  What a beast!  Mike Henning and Ad Rienks are a couple of our
recent BCX returners.  Dinosaurs love company, it seems.   :)

I hope you stick around!

~ MrBcx ~
« Last Edit: July 24, 2022, 05:16:13 PM by MrBcx »

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Re: Hello from an old timer...
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2022, 12:51:41 AM »
Hey, All!

I was thinking today about the fun I had with LinuxBC and then MBC 'back in the day', and was wondering where you lot had gone off to!

A quick web search lead me here.  :)

It's good to see that you're still giving BCX the attention that it deserves!

Armando Rivera (aka AIR)

Así, Armando, bienvenido de nuevo al programa.

I have seeking ways to get in touch with you.

I have been considering resurrecting MBC with another name on Github and wanted to get your permission before I did that. Would that be okay with you ?

I have been adding UTF-8 functionality to it including UTF-8 identifiers; that part mainly so that scientific and technical symbols could be used as identifiers instead of having to shoehorn them into the BCX restricted ASCII 7 bit names.

The last version of MBC that I was able to get was from December 24 2018 downloaded from your website. If you have a newer version of MBC, I would appreciate a copy.

Doyle has been tinkering with MBC as well, adding some BCX GUI functions wrapped around GTK. He' s been working with an older version of MBC that doesn't have the functions etc. in separate files, a feature which I really like that is in your Christmas 2018 version of MBC.

See you later.

Robert


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Re: Hello from an old timer...
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2022, 05:57:19 AM »

Hello Armando from another relic :)

James

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Re: Hello from an old timer...
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2022, 04:56:03 PM »

Así, Armando, bienvenido de nuevo al programa.

I have seeking ways to get in touch with you.

I have been considering resurrecting MBC with another name on Github and wanted to get your permission before I did that. Would that be okay with you ?

I have been adding UTF-8 functionality to it including UTF-8 identifiers; that part mainly so that scientific and technical symbols could be used as identifiers instead of having to shoehorn them into the BCX restricted ASCII 7 bit names.

The last version of MBC that I was able to get was from December 24 2018 downloaded from your website. If you have a newer version of MBC, I would appreciate a copy.

Doyle has been tinkering with MBC as well, adding some BCX GUI functions wrapped around GTK. He' s been working with an older version of MBC that doesn't have the functions etc. in separate files, a feature which I really like that is in your Christmas 2018 version of MBC.

See you later.

Robert

Hi, Robert.

No problem here with you forking MBC, go for it!

I have to go through my archives to see if I have a later version....

To everyone else, Thanks for the warm welcome!

AIR.

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Re: Hello from an old timer...
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2022, 01:51:09 PM »
Hello,

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MBC is a Basic to C/C++ translator, originally based on the BCX Windows translator by Kevin Diggins. It has successfully compiled using Clang++ and G++ on macOS/Linux 64bit OS's, and G++ on RaspberryPi as 32bit.

https://web.archive.org/web/20201001211737/https://git.binarymagic.net/AIR/mbc

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Re: Hello from an old timer...
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2022, 04:47:40 PM »
That Wayback page has also been linked here for some time:

https://bcxbasiccoders.com/#links

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Re: Hello from an old timer...
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2022, 05:11:44 PM »
Hello,

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MBC is a Basic to C/C++ translator, originally based on the BCX Windows translator by Kevin Diggins. It has successfully compiled using Clang++ and G++ on macOS/Linux 64bit OS's, and G++ on RaspberryPi as 32bit.

https://web.archive.org/web/20201001211737/https://git.binarymagic.net/AIR/mbc

Nice Find!!!!!!

AIR.

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Re: Hello from an old timer...
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2022, 02:46:54 PM »
For anyone interested, I created a repository on Github for MBC:  https://github.com/Airr/MBC

AIR.

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Re: Hello from an old timer...
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2022, 02:56:44 PM »
For anyone interested, I created a repository on Github for MBC:  https://github.com/Airr/MBC

AIR.

Ah, a breath of fresh AIR. Many thanks Armando.