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« Thread started on: Jan 14th, 2017, 2:43pm »

Hello again. I haven't been around the forums for quite a awhile now because I went back to college then got busy with work and what-not plus I had switched to a Linux based operating system instead of using Windows which brings me to the point of this post. I really like using Just Basic and I missed using it since the OS switch, so I recently experimented with getting Just Basic to run on Ubuntu 16.04 using Wine and the experiment was successful. I installed the wine1.6, wine-gecko2.21, winetricks, and wine-mono0.0.8 packages using Synaptic Package Manager for Ubuntu 16.04 and then ran wine-config to set up the drive_c folders and then I installed Just Basic using the jb101.exe file and it installed and ran perfectly right out of the box, now I am able to access and run all the old programs I had written with JB and write new ones. So I thought I'd make a post here in case anyone else is using a Linux based OS and missed using Just Basic, it runs great on Wine and Wine is pretty much available for any Linux distro. Screenshot below. I am using Ubuntu 11pt font in the editor and letting Compiz handle the window drawing because I keep going to the left to close windows now, hehe.

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« Reply #1 on: Jan 14th, 2017, 3:45pm »

I very seldom need to use the MS machines I have access to.
I've been running JB & LB on Linux for quite a few years now- it's my normal programming environment. Most modern distros have Wine as part of the basic install- if not, as you say, it's only a click away.

Glad to hear of others who enjoy the world of Free & Open Software.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 14th, 2017, 4:58pm »

Good to have you back Brian!
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 14th, 2017, 5:57pm »

Thanks Facundo. Hopefully I'll be able to get back into programming a bit, my career took a turn toward web dev instead of software dev after college.

John F, I'm glad to hear that LB runs on Linux too. I would've figured this out sooner but life has a way of getting in the way of things I like sometimes. I was just playing around with some spare time and found the old JB installer on my external and since I had Wine installed on my desktop for some games I like, I figured I'd give it a whirl. Glad I did. I don't know what version of Linux you're running but I made a .desktop launcher to launch JB from the default install directory in Wine and an icon for the launcher. You would have to replace $USER with your user name and possibly change the path.

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[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Name=Just Basic
Comment=launch Just Basic
Exec=wine "/home/$USER/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Just BASIC v1.01/jbasic.exe"
Icon=jb
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Utility;Application;
Name[en_US]=Just Basic
 

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