Anyone willing to help install Gambas on Solus linux

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JumpyVB
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Anyone willing to help install Gambas on Solus linux

Post by JumpyVB » Friday 11th September 2020 11:14am

I think Gambas will need to be compiled from source to get it working on Solus Budgie linux distribution. I am quite new to linux altogether and stumbled with just the prequisites many of which I could not find through the Solus package manager eopkg (http://gambaswiki.org/wiki/install). Is there anyone here using Gambas on Solus or willing to help me out?

Ps: I have tried several linux distributions every now and then for years and Solus was the first that made such an impression that I have been using it for a year. I wish to make a full switch from Windows to linux eventually, but that would require me to find an replacement for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express and Gambas seems to fit (or even exceed) my expectations.

Pss: The Solus team have accepted Gambas to be included in their repository, but no one has volunteered as a maintainer sadly (https://dev.getsol.us/T8047).

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Re: Anyone willing to help install Gambas on Solus linux

Post by cogier » Saturday 12th September 2020 12:32pm

Well I tried. I loaded up Solus and messed about for some time in dependency hell and then gave up. Can I suggest you install Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon then run the following command in Terminal: -

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sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:gambas-team/gambas3 && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install gambas3
Then you are ready to go.

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Re: Anyone willing to help install Gambas on Solus linux

Post by grayghost4 » Saturday 12th September 2020 1:56pm

Cogier:
You are a braver man than I am ... after reading the description and a couple of reviews,I tried to install and could not even install. the installer would not even get past disk selection :(

I think you are correct, Mint 20 would be the best way, unless (like me), he wants Gnome desktop, then Debian and I can help him install it there.

JumpyVB:
What is the attraction to Solus ,,, someone might have a better solution for you.

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Re: Anyone willing to help install Gambas on Solus linux

Post by JumpyVB » Sunday 13th September 2020 7:54am

There was one guy at Solus forum who sais he had a soft spot for Gambas and has been considering to
make Gambas work on Solus. Hopefully he finds the time for this or some one else finds a solution. This man has made a post about his installation endevour over at https://lists.gambas-basic.org/pipermai ... 68988.html

My attraction to Solus is the fluent performance and modern user interface - Both of which you get even on older hardware. The other distros I have tried in the past have looked dated and the performance has been poor. Solus is also very Windows like and I have installed it to some elderly relatives who were frustrated with how slow Windows had gotten.

Thanks for suggesting another linux distro to try out Gambas. I might give it a try because Gambas seems very tempting.

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Re: Anyone willing to help install Gambas on Solus linux

Post by cogier » Sunday 13th September 2020 11:23am

Solus is also very Windows
Check out the required specs for Mint as I think you will like the Cinnamon desktop. It is not dissimilar to Solus but has a lot more options. In Cinnamon even the [Win]+E key combination has the same result as in Windows. You will also find a lot more help out there as Mint is very popular and it's based on Ubuntu. You will be able to use the Gambas ppa to ensure you get the latest version, see my last post's Terminal command.

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Re: Anyone willing to help install Gambas on Solus linux

Post by JumpyVB » Sunday 13th September 2020 2:45pm

I started installing the depencies required to compile Gambas on Solus and found out that many of the required files can be found under /usr/lib64 or /usr/lib32 but still "./configure -C" marks these components as disabled.


These are disabled but should not be (I think):


|| THESE COMPONENTS ARE DISABLED:
|| - gb.opengl.sge
|| - gb.opengl
|| - gb.opengl.glsl
|| - gb.sdl = libSDL.so libSDL_ttf.so libGL.so libGLEW.so
= libSDL.so libSDL_ttf.so and libGL.so
can be found in /usr/lib64
= libGLEW.so can be found by different name in
/usr/lib64/libGLEW.so.2.1, 1.10, 2.1.0, 1.10.0

|| - gb.v4l
= libpng.so can be found in /usr/lib64
= libjpeg.so can be found by different name in
/usr/lib64/libjpeg.so8, 62, 8.2.2. 62.3.0

|| - gb.compress.bzlib2
= libbz2.so can be found in /usr/lib64

|| - gb.db.sqlite2
= libsqlite.so cannot be found only libsqlite3.so can be found


Could Benoît Minisini be contacted directly perhaps? I could not find his email adress anywhere.

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Re: Anyone willing to help install Gambas on Solus linux

Post by JumpyVB » Thursday 17th September 2020 10:12am

Just tried Gambas in Mint 20 Cinnamon:
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Gambas seems feels very intuitive to me.
I dont't think I'm ready do ditch Solus though.
I think I'll keep trying get it compiled on Solus.

Fortunately 'Tip of the day #1' included Benoit's email.

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