Would there be a possibility of including a lot of some of the best scripts from the old Proboards Forum in Liberty Basic future installations? That would give future and existent users to browse a raw broad collection of example, so that if anything happened again in the future, eg; forums reset then we all wouldn't have to worry.
I would love that! The examples are awesome, of course, but a nice collection of gems from the past would be a welcome addition - particularly since they would most likely have to be recoded to be compatible with LB 5. Stuff like Resistor Calculator from the LBPE "Streamlining Your Code" exercise. Or David Conner's "Simulated Hyperlink". Or what about a full-on LB 5 coded version of the game "2048"?!
I have lived through the creation and loss of more than one resource. Early adopters had web sites that no longer exist. They were awesome. (Welcome back Mr Drake) Then folks collaborated and things like the newsletter, wiki and LBPE grew. Little did we know how fragile they were. Free is not free, free comes with strings and consequence. Wiki could not survive, early adopters and personal web space did not survive. The official support site is being squeezed.
So you get what you pay for. Carl is contemplating a subscription service that will give access to support and expertise. So all you folks pining for what has gone before should think hard about paying for longevity.
We need to consolidate and regroup to a definitive resource that hosts all of the past expertise. I am not sure what happened to the rescue of the old forum, not so much the data but the provision of online indexed access.
As soon as a subscription service is available I will be joining it. I spend most of my life hunting down past solutions in disparate locations. One community would be awesome.
Well, whatever Carl chooses to do, I wish him the best of luck, of course. The potential for LB 5 to have a much broader audience across multiple platforms is intriguing. I'm not sure the Raspberry Pi crowd will have very deep pockets, but the Apple folks should more than make up for them. Either way, can you imagine the possibilities?!
I'd also like to see a legit cross-platform compiler to bring in the Pro crowd. I've enjoyed similar functionality using Xojo in the past. Xojo is the OOP evolution of RealBASIC from back in the day. It's very powerful, but NOT BASIC like LB. I feel they lost their way. But Carl always seems to find a way to keep it real while making it possible to stay current at the same time. Bit of a minor miracle, you ask me.