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Author Topic:   Now available for testing: dBoard 3.0 Beta
RAZD
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Message 19 of 91 (512541)
06-18-2009 7:44 PM
Reply to: Message 18 by Admin
06-18-2009 1:27 PM


new thread - dbcode programming?
From tables and such discussion:

... leads me to ask if you've ever considered learning a little programming?

How about a thread on it, where people can participate on designing new features (like tables)?

Then have a ftp site to upload it for testing on another test copy like the one you are operating now? Then you could decide if you want to add that feature to the main board (so you still have control over the final product).

Your strong interest in working out the details of things like HTML and dBCodes and ...

You can teach an old dog new tricks? Could be fun. Mostly I like to tinker with programs.

Seriously, my programming background is old-school -- mostly fortran IV in the 60's with some "true basic" in the 80's (writing programs to solve design problems), and then there is "lisp" (a programming nightmare used for autocad macros) and the programing of macros within other programs (like excel).

My brother, Xongsmith, may be better ... he's been involved in programming much more recently ...

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Edited by RAZD, : ftp

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RAZD
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Message 22 of 91 (512828)
06-21-2009 12:11 PM
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06-14-2009 6:21 PM


Another reason (or two)
More than 3 years in the making, dBoard 3.0 is rapidly nearing completion and a beta version is now available for user testing at:

http://test.///cgi-bin/dBoard.cgi

This test board is identical to the main board as of about 11:00 AM this morning eastern time US, including all threads and messages. So that it's easy to tell when you're at the new board I've given it a slightly ruddy background, instead of black. I've created a thread at the test board for posting information about problems, issues and bugs:

dBoard 3.0 Beta Testing: Issues, Problems, Bugs

Reasons for helping test dBoard 3.0:


  1. It gets (most of) the (major) bugs out before the system is implemented
  2. Its fun to try to disrupt the system

Enjoy.


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Message 29 of 91 (512959)
06-22-2009 6:38 PM
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06-22-2009 5:33 PM


Some of your wisdoms of Perl, please ...
Perl is very similar to C in syntax, ...

Which doesn't help me. How similar is it to true basic or fortran? Most of my programing has been to solve problems, rather than write reports.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl

quote:
Perl takes lists from Lisp, ...

I've done lisp (Left-handed Inverted Sense Programing?), don't like it.

What version do you recommend? I looked at some tutorials, and they assumed you could use Perl on your machine, and I note it is open source and available here:
http://www.perl.com/download.csp

I'd be interested in trying it in a Linux environment.

tutorials
http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2000/10/begperl1.html

quote:
A Word About Operating Systems

In this series, I'm going to assume that you're using a Unix system and that your Perl interpreter is located at /usr/local/bin/perl. It's OK if you're running Windows; most Perl code is platform-independent.

Your First Perl Program

Take the following text and put it into a file called first.pl:

#!/usr/local/bin/perl
print "Hi there!\n";

(Traditionally, first programs are supposed to say Hello world!, but I'm an iconoclast.)

Now, run it with your Perl interpreter. From a command line, go to the directory with this file and type perl first.pl. You should see:

Hi there!

The \n indicates the ``newline'' character; without it, Perl doesn't skip to a new line of text on its own.

There are (free) html webpage generators (nvu or KompoZer for instance) where you can work in wysiwyg space, or in html code space - is there anything like that for Perl? (or would one need to use Perl to make one?)

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Message 39 of 91 (514263)
07-05-2009 2:22 PM


bump
For new posters with suggestions?

Perl often comes installed by default on Linux systems. If you already have Linux installed then just check if it's on your search path by giving the "which perl" command.

If Perl isn't found it may be your search path that is at fault, so look in /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin.

If your Linux system doesn't have Perl already installed then simply download the appropriate binary from the perl.org site.

There are several options for installing linux - one works inside a windoze environment.

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