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by DarkDragon
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PowerBasic Kaput?
Replies: 54
Views: 13251

Re: PowerBasic Kaput?

The grace period ended in may 2018. GPRD was already over one year an applicable law. The now upcoming problems only show how lazy everyone was in respect to the new law, because they had a grace period. Never heard of GDPR before then. In which newspaper did you read about it two years ago? What d...
by DarkDragon
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: 3D Programming
Topic: [Gadget3D GUI Programming] 3D Gadgets on Textures, Possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Re: [Gadget3D GUI Programming] 3D Gadgets on Textures, Possi

DK_PETER wrote:I'm not really sure what you want to do..A 3D mesh editor?
No, he wants to render the UI onto a texture which can be displayed on a mesh, a fairly common task. However the last time I took a look into the purebasic documentation it wasn't possible.
by DarkDragon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple deprecates OpenGL
Replies: 12
Views: 2458

Re: Apple deprecates OpenGL

I am sceptic about all the platform dependent frameworks. In my opinion, we have platforms for a reason. Apple is more "beautiful", Microsoft is more "office" and Linux is more "free". Still, there are paradigms which should be covered by all of them, but out of the su...
by DarkDragon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple deprecates OpenGL
Replies: 12
Views: 2458

Re: Apple deprecates OpenGL

I am sceptic about the cross platform idea anyway. I am sceptic about all the platform dependent frameworks. I mean look at UIKit: there is no damn way to get key down/release events other than for predefined shortcuts. This is just crap and non-standard. Yeah lets do something to make porting more...
by DarkDragon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apple deprecates OpenGL
Replies: 12
Views: 2458

Re: Apple deprecates OpenGL

Why do they build such thing without talking each other, I mean Apple<->Microsoft<->Linux? Linux? You mean Khronos? Khronos is the only independent group creating graphics standards like OpenGL or OpenCL. It isn't dependent of any OS or manufacturer, however the manufacturers should implement these...
by DarkDragon
Sat May 26, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Feature Requests and Wishlists
Topic: HTML GUI Renderer
Replies: 10
Views: 3146

Re: HTML GUI Renderer

Wah please no. HTML/CSS/JavaScript grew to a big mess of historical crap. Use something like Android's XML language, but not HTML! Please, no! Btw. if you are concerned about your customer's security, then you'd basically have to update your application every hour or so, because new security flaws w...
by DarkDragon
Sun May 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Linux
Topic: The tiresome problems with different Linux distributions
Replies: 8
Views: 2711

Re: The tiresome problems with different Linux distributions

What packages exactly? https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/webkitgtk https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/webkitgtk2 These are required for the WebGadget() and DialogLib. Do you heavily rely on WebGadget like things? I also have these packages, but setting MAKEFLAGS to -j8 parallelizes the build, so i...
by DarkDragon
Sun May 13, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Linux
Topic: The tiresome problems with different Linux distributions
Replies: 8
Views: 2711

Re: The tiresome problems with different Linux distributions

It can take up to 8 hours for the required packages to be built from the AUR. What packages exactly? Did you perform export MAKEFLAGS=-j8 before building it? That often helps a lot. Also some packages are optional. I'm not a fan of system images for single applications. I mean you'd need to update ...
by DarkDragon
Sat May 05, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Feature Requests and Wishlists
Topic: Any Plan for PureBasic for other popular platforms
Replies: 13
Views: 3238

Re: Any Plan for PureBasic for other popular platforms

the.weavster wrote:Is ART still relevant now Android uses OpenJDK?
I think this should explain the current state quite well: http://gluonhq.com/android-moving-openjdk/
by DarkDragon
Sat May 05, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Feature Requests and Wishlists
Topic: Any Plan for PureBasic for other popular platforms
Replies: 13
Views: 3238

Re: Any Plan for PureBasic for other popular platforms

Won’t Java have the advantage that ART can optimize for the processor the device contains ? Java has the advantage of JIT compiling, which can for example do loop unrolling such that it fits exactly into the processor cache. There are pros and cons for Java just as for every language. ART is not th...
by DarkDragon
Sat May 05, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Feature Requests and Wishlists
Topic: Any Plan for PureBasic for other popular platforms
Replies: 13
Views: 3238

Re: Any Plan for PureBasic for other popular platforms

You can actually write android apps in C++. Is there any sane and usable tutorial/guide to start such? I really detest Android's Java mess, but would have nothing against trying C++ for some simpler apps... I think the first thing you need to know is that there are many methods to build an app with...
by DarkDragon
Sat May 05, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Feature Requests and Wishlists
Topic: Any Plan for PureBasic for other popular platforms
Replies: 13
Views: 3238

Re: Any Plan for PureBasic for other popular platforms

The Android native language is Java Its not that simple. The native language is machine language, but android supports many architectures (MIPS, x86, arm in different versions, ...). You can actually write android apps in C++. However without the Java framework you cannot create much of the native ...
by DarkDragon
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: WINE 3.0 for Android
Replies: 2
Views: 1850

Re: WINE 3.0 for Android

falsam wrote:Thanks for this new but .... With which distribution? I don't see how a code developed with PureBasic can work on an ARM socket.
There are experiments with wine and qemu: https://wiki.winehq.org/ARM#Running_Win ... plications
by DarkDragon
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Coding Questions
Topic: OpenWindow
Replies: 35
Views: 5551

Re: OpenWindow

skywalk wrote:With Sceptre and Meltdown, you should reconsider running stale Windows...or Linux.
You could disable prefetching in your BIOS (if your BIOS provides this option).
by DarkDragon
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Intel x86 HW KPTI bug ~20-30% SlowDown Coming to ur PC Soon!
Replies: 13
Views: 3785

Re: Intel x86 HW KPTI bug ~20-30% SlowDown Coming to ur PC S

https://security.googleblog.com/2018/01 ... -need.html

"Variants of this issue are known to affect many modern processors, including certain processors by Intel, AMD and ARM"