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[openFATE 308466] kbasic
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  • Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2009 18:28:05 +0000 (GMT)
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Feature changed by: Rick Beauchamp (techwiz03)
Feature #308466, revision 4
Title: kbasic

openSUSE-11.3: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Lee Matheson (oldcpu)

KBasic is a programming language which is simply intuitive and easy to
learn. It is a new programming language, a further BASIC dialect and is
related to VB.NET™, Visual Basic®, Visual Basic for Application® and
Java™. It combines many features of those tools and comes with built-in
backward support for those tools and QBasic® as it is 100% syntax
compatible to VB6, VBA and QBasic®.
A big advantage is its reasonably similar look/feel will mean users
migrating to openSUSE Linux from MS-Windows will be more at home with a
programming language reasonably similar to what they are used to.

#1: Lee Matheson (oldcpu) (2009-12-05 11:44:48)
Web page with more information on KBasic to assist in any evaluation as
to whether it is worth the effort to include in openSUSE

#2: Lee Matheson (oldcpu) (2009-12-05 14:51:47)
Note - independant of what ever one may think of users migrating from a
"Redmond" based operating system, in my view openSUSE needs a basic
visual programming language for all openSUSE users who want a simple
programming environment. 
It does not matter how the users arrived at openSUSE, nor where they
originated from.  openSUSE needs such a programming language
environment. This package can provide that environment.

+ #3: Rick Beauchamp (techwiz03) (2009-12-05 19:27:50)
+ kBasic offers choice in real RAD for the Linux system. Anything that
+ enables development of new apps for Linux should be considered to for
+ inclusion and this is a prime selection. I have manually installed it,
+ and started testing RAD under it. It isn't perfect but then neither are
+ the tools already included in the distro. Point is it offers the choice
+ that Linux is about.

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