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    DString Module Free/ToArray Operations?

    DString is Oberon-2. From the docs: "Some library modules are written in Oberon-2, others in Modula-2. In general, any library can be used from both languages. However, do not forget that Oberon modules use implicit memory deallocation scheme and require garbage collection. Refer to the Multilangauge programming Chapter of the XDS User's Guide."
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    XDS 2.6 beta

    Just a short note as the issue with helpfiles was solved thanks to Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607/en-us Executables are available for x32 and x64 systems. Needless to say:
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    XDS 2.6 beta

    Would it be much work to update the helpfiles to a newer format? Would be much appreciated... Win7 doesn't like the old format at all - Thanks in advance Christoph
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    XDS 2.6 beta

    Yes. Nothing to add but my personal thank you! Does beta mean the usual? There will be a release? Best wishes! Christoph
  5. Is it possible to switch the language of the application? The menus are not readable for me (there only appear "???"-strings for every entry).
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    Syntax highlighting

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    make usually is a package of its own (not part of gcc as you can use different utilities in the open source world if you wish) in Debian-based distributions. And I think you'll have it installed with Ubuntu (which I never used) - but why not try by typing make in a commandline?
  8. I guess some work has also been done for pthreads. Have a look at the sources of GNU Modula-2, especially here: http://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/gm2/examples/pthread/?root=gm2 Some posts to the GNU Modula-2 mailing list may also be interesting, eg: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gm2/2004-08/msg00009.html Here are the search results (pthreads) from the mailing list: http://lists.gnu.org/archive/cgi-bin/namazu.cgi?query=pthreads&submit=Search!&idxname=gm2&max=10&result=normal&sort=score Christoph
  9. There is PageSix, an IRC bot written by Terry Ross. I think he used XDS Modula-2 and the sockets library. http://gitorious.org/page-six Some other pages are listed here: http://freepages.modula2.org/probl.html Hope this helps C.
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    Syntax highlighting

    I am pretty sure a lightweight (compared to Eclipse) IDE would be very important for Modula-2. A few years ago an IDE for the FST Modula-2 compiler got quite a lot of interest (http://sourceforge.net/projects/mide3de2/) but development stopped at a very early stage and the sourcecode was never published. Maybe you can make something available? Regards Christoph
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    Syntax highlighting

    I'd be really interested. Is the experimental version for XDS Modula-2?
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    XDS+tscp for 68000 processor

    As far as you are talking about freely available software and as long as you do not want to spend money or simply write directly to the Excelsior support I guess you'll have to use XDS-C with the compatibility pack and use a C-compiler for the target platform. As the homepage of Excelsior states: "XDS-C is a Modula-2/Oberon-2 'via C' compiler: its output is ANSI C, K&R C, or C++ source code, which is subject to further compilation by a third party C/C++ compiler." Which means older compilers will hopefully work. C.
  13. Is that a problem in the XDS environment and its integrated editor? If it is, have you tried to use another font (Configure - Colors and Fonts - Tab "Editor", there's a button to set the Fonts)? I use Fixedsys/Standard which works well but I am using Windows Vista. If you cannot solve the problem that way, have a look at alternative editors (e.g. Notepad++, there are some posts here to help with this). Good luck, Christoph
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    ISO Modula-2 Documentation

    I also payed for the book - I do not know if it is available for "viewing before paying" somewhere in the pdf form. If you purchased the book I am sure sending Mr Sutcliffe an email with the order-information or something will be enough to request the file. C
  15. Maybe you could use something like 'whoami' to fetch the current username which in most cases is the name of the current users home directory. I am sure I remember a function 'getusername' in Linux. But I am not sure if this is what you want - Regards Christoph
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    ISO Modula-2 Documentation

    http://freepages.modula2.org/m2faq.html#faq5 The Sharebook by Mr. Sutcliffe was also available as a .pdf file - but I never tried to print the whole thing. Christoph
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    Syntax highlighting

    You may be interested in this collection: http://freepages.modula2.org/m2in1.html#editor Regards C.
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    Hello, just wanted to ask if a FreeBSD version of XDS-x86 (great product - I love it) exists. Just was curious and thought it's maybe there (price?), as I read some old posts from comp.lang.modula2 and found out you made a version of XDS-C available for QNX. BTW: Thanks a lot for the Linux-version! I hope I can spread the word on my HP. Thanks a lot, Chris
  19. What toolchain is used to build the XDS system? As style of arguments and configuration files is definitly very individualized compared to the usual monopolizing GNU and Microsoft styles I am wondering which programs are in use? Just out of my interest... Friendly greetings, Christoph
  20. And thanks for not forgetting about the product after releasing it for free. By the way: Is it still true that the Modula-2/Oberon-2 toolchain of XDS is used in electronics for recent satellites? Just curious... Regards, Christoph
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    IDE for Linux?

    Hi, choosing an IDE strongly depends on sympathy and your personal needs. Having said that I'd try to get into learning one of the powerful editors like Emacs or Vim. XDS Modula-2 integrates nicely with the great GNU-utilities. So using Makefiles and so on turns the mentioned editors into highly customizable environments. It's a pity XDS doesn't support GDB - If you want a more Windowish solution you may want to have a look at Kate. An editor for KDE coming with M2 syntax-highlighting and the ability to drive userdefined programs from the GUI. Here's a Spanish-only link describing a possible setup with a different compiler. Translation via one of the search-engines works acceptable. http://web.madritel.es/personales4/raragon/modula2/mocka.html You may also want to have a look here: http://freepages.modula2.org/m2in1.html#editor Hope this helps, Christoph
  22. Hi, There is http://www.ecomstation.com which in fact is OS/2. Big thanks for the Release!!! Christoph
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    Who uses XDS-x86/C?

    I guess you already heard the news? http://www.excelsior-usa.com/pr20040923.html
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    Linux ioctl

    Thanks for the answer - I do not come here often, that's why I missed it until now... C.