SOME PRAISE AND SUGGESTIONS: VB alternatives

Justin Wong stryderjzw at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 20:24:52 UTC 2007


I also have big praises for Python.

If you want to get started, here's a great (Free too!) book:
http://diveintopython.org/

Justin

On 1/16/07, Maurice Murphy <m1625 at rogers.com> wrote:
>
>  earth walker,
>
> Many thanks for the suggestion.  I'll take a look at Python.  I have used
> Real Basic, only in the XP environment.  Expensive!
>
> Maurice from Nepean
>
> earth walker wrote:
>
> Hi there!
>
> Have you looked into Python for your programming needs? The syntax is
> simple, it can be used for both scripts and as compiled executables, I'd
> imagine a short learning curve for a VB user, and it has powerful features
> from other languages that make it a breeze to use.
>
> Also, RealBASIC is an object-oriented, cross-platform BASIC that works on
> lInux. I know nothing about it.
>
> HTH
> EW.
>
>
>    From: Maurice Murphy <m1625 at rogers.com> <https://mail.google.com/mail?view=cm&tf=0&to=m1625@rogers.com>
> Reply-To: The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com> <https://mail.google.com/mail?view=cm&tf=0&to=ubuntu-ca@lists.ubuntu.com>
> To: ubuntu-ca at lists.ubuntu.com <https://mail.google.com/mail?view=cm&tf=0&to=ubuntu-ca@lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: SOME PRAISE AND SUGGESTIONS
> Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 10:52:04 -0500
>
> I must admit that I am a Debian Linux addict.  I have spent much time with
> Xandros Professional as a lay beta tester.  Unfortunately, Xandros was not
> too happy on my HP Media box, so I returned to Ubuntu for a second look.
>
> I'm impressed!  I now use Ubuntu as my primary operating system.  I only
> revert to XP to tweak some Visual Basic apps. that I built as a volunteer
> for a couple of charitable organizations.
>
> Again, I really like Ubuntu, but I do have some suggestions for
> improvement:
>
> 1.  Read/Write ability for ntsf disks/partitions without tweaking would be
> great.
>
> 2.  More detailed help needed for the installation of network printers.  It
> took me some time to get everything working.  The Xandros Printer Wizard is
> something worth looking at;
>
> 3.  Could not Gimp Help be loaded automatically with the Gimp?  I want to
> use the Gimp, but this would be made a lot easier if the Help file was
> readily available.
>
> 4.  An ability to import Thunderbird addresses and messages from the XP
> version would be really nice to have.  I'm not a great fan of Evolution.  I
> prefer Thunderbird with the Lightning extension for calendars, etc.
>
> 5.  Small bug:  if you don't shut down Skype manually before a restart, you
> end up with a Skype crash, which also negates any selected Screensaver.
>
> I'm still looking for a Ubuntu friendly replacement for Visual Basic that
> does not involve a massive language learning effort.  I will be 82 this
> year!
>
> Once again, I'm very happy, very happy, very happy with Ubuntu!  Besides, I
> really like the philosophy that drives its development.
>
> Take care all.  Happy and healthy 2007!
>
>
>
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