Gambas on Windows

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Re: Gambas on Windows

Post by Technopeasant » Wednesday 05th February 2020 4:41am

Could you link to the original mailing list post?
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Re: Gambas on Windows

Post by issboss » Thursday 05th March 2020 8:40pm

Perhaps I am misunderstanding something, but I followed all the instructions and now can bring up Gambas3 (latest version) on my Windows 10 machine in an X-window. My problem is the startup screen where I am to create, choose, or search for a project. I absolutely cannot get beyond that screen. Once the dialogue window showing me my directory tree appears there is NO way to move it, remove it, or move on to the project. There is no "X" at the title bar of the dialogue box, nor any known keystrokes to make that box go away and let me get on with it. All I can do is go to the X-window and use the "X" to kill the window, which kills Gambas and everything else.

What am I missing?

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Re: Gambas on Windows

Post by cogier » Friday 03rd April 2020 4:05pm

I have had the opportunity to reinstall Window 10 so I thought I would make a note of how to install WSL and Gambas.

1/. Follow the instruction here to install WSL and Ubuntu on Win 10 (The following instructions may not work if you choose a distro other than Ubuntu. I am fairly sure that the other distros wont like apt-get and adding a ppa.)

2/. In Terminal enter the following to install Gambas: -

For Gambas stable: -

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sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:gambas-team/gambas3 && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install gambas3
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For Gambas daily build: -

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sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:gambas-team/gambas-daily && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install gambas3
3/. Install Xming X Server from here: -

4/. Launch XLaunch and accept all the defaults.

5/. Open Ubuntu from the main menu and type gambas3

That’s it.

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Re: Gambas on Windows

Post by issboss » Friday 03rd April 2020 4:31pm

Sorry. Same results as I originally posted. The dialogue window for choosing the project opens, but that is as far as I can get. There is NO way to actually open that project, nor is there a way to get out of that dialogue box. Clicking various projects only causes the dialogue box to refresh, not take me to that project.

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Re: Gambas on Windows

Post by cogier » Friday 03rd April 2020 5:00pm

Hi Bill,

See if the Gambas daily tips are on a hidden window behind all the others.

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Re: Gambas on Windows

Post by issboss » Friday 03rd April 2020 6:51pm

That's part of the problem. The windows cannot be moved because they are modal to the top-level window. The dialogue window seems to be insensitive to any operator input. It's like the app suddenly ceases to exist as far as the OS is concerned.

Task Manager shows no CPU activity for either the app or the container window at all that I can see. Very strange. I'm going over all the x-window settings to see if there's something there I missed. The Ubuntu command terminal works just fine, though.

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Re: Gambas on Windows

Post by twinsonian » Thursday 21st May 2020 11:13am

Windows 10 is Getting Support for GUI Linux Apps via WSL 2

https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/05/run ... s-10-wsl-2


I wonder what this means for gambas applications?

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Re: Gambas on Windows

Post by cogier » Thursday 21st May 2020 2:48pm

Hi twinsonian and welcome to the forum.
I wonder what this means for gambas applications?
We will have to wait and see but it does work reasonably now.

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