Sunday, November 23, 2014

Freebasic on the Raspberry Pi.

So happy that I can run even if it is an old version of Freebasic on the Raspberry Pi. Freebasic  is a lot like but not exactly like qbasic. The first thing I did was to port a spreadsheet to the unit.




To set up Freebasic, the first thing I did was to download the tarball and the extract it. (from sourceforge.net)

$ tar xvf fbc-0.91.0-pi-debian.tar.gz

Install it.

$ sudo ./install.sh -i

And lastly install a few goodies to make the install complete.

 $ sudo apt-get install libxext-dev libncurses5-dev libx11-dev libxpm-dev libxrandr-dev libstdc++6-4.4-dev

You should be able to write a test program to see if the install worked.

In an editor, type a simple program.

$ vim test,bas

PRINT "hello!"

Compile it

$ fbc test.bas

Run it.

$ ./test
hello!

There is more to it than that but that is a quickie starter.

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