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new2linux

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Free Vision (console mode) for Linux
« on: August 06, 2014, 10:28:54 pm »

A job to make a multi-distro installer for Linux has just landed. I can't rely on a GUI, so I thought of using something like Turbo Vision. I found Free Vision, though no downloads and no new application entry in the Lazarus.

Is this feasible, where do I look, or do I look elsewhere?


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Re: Free Vision (console mode) for Linux
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 11:18:26 pm »
Start by looking at the textmode IDE "fp" in a complete fpc packages install. It is the main app using it

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Re: Free Vision (console mode) for Linux
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 08:44:03 pm »
Start by looking at the textmode IDE "fp" in a complete fpc packages install. It is the main app using it

Thanks Marco. I tried to find it. But "fp" isn't the best name to locate in a compiler that prefixes everything with "fpc". Especially if you don't know what you´re looking for. Plus, Windows 8 search has its own mind.

But.., apparently it is a sad state of affairs: the wiki page (http://wiki.freepascal.org/Textmode_IDE_development) begins with a big list of problems.

I am looking into bash dialogs (from hell) now.


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Re: Free Vision (console mode) for Linux
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 10:31:59 pm »
Start by looking at the textmode IDE "fp" in a complete fpc packages install. It is the main app using it

Thanks Marco. I tried to find it. But "fp" isn't the best name to locate in a compiler that prefixes everything with "fpc". Especially if you don't know what you´re looking for. Plus, Windows 8 search has its own mind.

It has some dos heritage.

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But.., apparently it is a sad state of affairs: the wiki page (http://wiki.freepascal.org/Textmode_IDE_development) begins with a big list of problems.

I am looking into bash dialogs (from hell) now.

That's like saying an old rifle has problems occasionally , and resort to start throwing rocks :-)

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Re: Free Vision (console mode) for Linux
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 10:34:38 pm »
But.., apparently it is a sad state of affairs: the wiki page (http://wiki.freepascal.org/Textmode_IDE_development) begins with a big list of problems.
It's not as bad as that wiki page makes it out to be. I'm in fact writing a console installer with FV too. But my Free Vision / Turbo Vision skills have gone seriously downhill since the Turbo Pascal days (long long ago). :)

From the FPC bin directory simply type 'fp' to see the Text IDE in action. It works very well here under FreeBSD, Linux and Windows.
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fpGUI Toolkit - a cross-platform GUI toolkit using Free Pascal
http://fpgui.sourceforge.net/

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Re: Free Vision (console mode) for Linux
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2014, 01:43:14 am »
There are some small zips on the http://ctrlterm.com/ports.htm page that show how simple it is to compile the text mode IDE.
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