There was feedback in the What do new users need
thread - for info:
dodicat wrote:Maybe make this a .zip file jj2007, so people can see what they are getting.
What is the editor?
Does the installer put anything on the system path?
Does the installer alter the registry?
-- and other little questions like this.
dodicat, I'm afraid a zip file is technically impossible; this is an installer. People get FreeBASIC-1.07.3-win64
The editor is Notepad.exe (!)
The installer does not write anything to the registry.
It does not write to any paths other than
a) the destination (C:\FreeBASIC-1.07.3-win64) and
b) something like C:\Users\myself\AppData\Local\Temp\7z21145A48\ (where it may leave a 30k hello World.exe)
If, for example, you have modified C:\FreeBASIC-1.07.3-win64\examples\graphics\cairo\clock.bas, the installer will kindly ask you if you really want to overwrite that file.
C'mon, be courageous - test it ;-)
P.S.: I fired up my wife's Win10 machine, downloaded and run the installer. It took ages
to the point where the OS allowed me to run the installer. Running it takes only a few seconds.
Then I tried to compile the hello world and was told that C:\FreeBASIC-1.07.3-win64\bin\win64\ld.exe was not found (a lie, it was there).
Minutes later I hit F6 again and got this:
fbc.exe -t 2000 -gen gcc -Wc -O2 -s console "~HelloWorld.bas"
Impossibile completare l'operazione richiesta. Il processo specificato non è un processo dell'interfaccia utente grafica.
*** Launching C:\Users\MICROS~1\AppData\Local\Temp\7z3720AE24\~HelloWorld.exeCongrats, your FreeBasic installation is working fine!
Microsoft should be ashamed for Win10. It's disgustingly slow on this not-so-old notebook.