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http://development.saphirion.com I have reworked the whole site. You can download the latest R3 releases with graphics engine for windows for now. Further our latest R3-GUI release is available too. The site contains a bounty shop as well, if you want to support / donate to some of our efforts. All things we will work on are listed. Stay tuned, more to come over the next weeks.
Added our source-code archive to the downloads.
Updated our R3 version. Changes: - no longer links libstdc++ dynamically but statically. You get an error that libstdc++-6.dll is missing from your computer. - changed startup procedure to support correct stdio redirection in console mode (used if you start R3 with a command line argument, else GUI mode)
I've got a question about using MakeDoc/MakeDoc Pro vs Markdown/MultiMarkdown. Are there significant advantages with MakeDoc that outweigh going with Markdown which seems to be the defacto standard for lightweight markup? I guess when MakeDoc first came out it was pretty unique, but if you were to need this kind of tool today wouldn't it make sense to use something with wider adoption?
My 6502 emulator in Red/System now takes the name of a ROM file as a command line parameter. It can load any ROM that's a multiple of 2 KB in size:
I also extended the tracing. At the start of each instruction, all CPU registers are now dumped
I've tried several operating system ROMs. They seem to work, although it's still hard to judge without a real machine emulated around the CPU
I've added binaries for all systems to my test repository, so you can now easily try the emulator if you have some ROM from the golden days:
I've added a Fibonacci example to my benchmarks in Red with the main function written as a routine!:
It's 45 times faster than the pure Red version, and all you have to do is replace the word FUNCTION with the word ROUTINE :-)
I think this is going to be hard to explain to people :-)
I've also added it to the test builds. Convenient instructions are in this article:
Yes, kind of hard to explain, as the single word change makes it 45 times faster :-) It is just that R/S is syntactically similar to Red, so it might look confusing, why we don't use routine simply each time :-)
I've added Doc's new Red interpreter REPL console to the Red test builds:
So you can now try it immediately. Currently only for Windows, so it's in MSDOS\Red\console.exe
I feel small and humble in the shadow of Doc's Xmas present, but for what it's worth, here's a very preliminary Red binding with SQLite:
Series and structs aren't marshaled yet; they're just passed as address integers
Only simple functions work so far. I've added a Red version of do-sql to the test programs that just prints the SQLite version. See above. They're in */Red/do-sql
As you can see there are a number of primitive constructs in the Red binding. I'll report issues as I go
Great work, Kaj!
Released R3 ODBC host extension to https://github.com/gurzgri/r3.git (branch odbc). It's a fairly complete, Windows only extension in the spirit of the R2 ODBC api.
Updated: http://development.saphirion.com/downloads/to contain the complete R3-GUI ZIP with additional docs, examples etc.
I made a version of the Red interpreter console for other platforms than Windows. It runs on systems that have the ReadLine library. It uses both the libreadline and libhistory libraries, so it provides command line editing and history recall
I've made ready built binaries available in the test repository. See above. They're in */Red/console
I've tested the versions for Syllable and Linux. ReadLine is probably available for OS X, but it probably needs to be installed through one of the extra packaging projects. I don't know if ReadLine is available for Android, but it would most likely also need to be installed as extra
I also updated the Windows version with the latest additions and fixes
Thanks Kaj, robert and ChristianE
robert -> Robert
We have updated our web-site http://development.saphirion.comto now include documentation from our SVN. The documentation is written in MDP format, dynamically read from the SVN (so you always get the latest version), and converted to HTML for inclusion on the page.
Please note: Scroll through the pages since we sometimes combine several MDP files into one page. Not the nicest way at the moment, but works best to avoid so many pages. The start is for MDP itself and R3-GUI / Actors.
Massive R3-GUI documentation brought online. ATT: The docs still referr to the old GUI model. We are going to clean everything up in the next weeks.
here is a tool I built which allows one to set or remove the "always on top" flag of any opened window, dynamically. http://www.pointillistic.com/open-REBOL/moa/files/window-controler.exe when you start the app, it lists all windows, using both exe and window title, depending on what is viable for that window. if you click on the title, that window becomes always on top (immediately), and if you press on the X besides it, it loose that flag. just close and re-open to update the window list... simple and stupid, but reallly useful.
btw, IMHO, actual announcements, should be in "notice" color scheme (yellow bg) to separate them from the rest of the text.
(its not a rebol app, its built using C#, unfortunately)
New r3-view.exe published. Fixes the problem, that the graphics subsystem wasn't initialized when command line arguments are given. So, now it behaves as before and should give correct STDIO.
We have made an other big achievement of bringing R3 to Android OS based devices. In the last couple of days Cyphre added console support. So you now can input stuff on your Android. Further .r extension is now associated with the interpreter. So you can run downloaded scripts. We have uploaded a script, so you try it out. Android R3 installation package: http://development.saphirion.com/experimental/R3droid.apk Test script, for direct access from Android device: http://development.saphirion.com/experimental/oneline-prime-numbers.r Thanks again to all who made a donation to drive this stream. We still can spend 10-15 days on this project at the moment. If you would like to help push this developement forward, feel free to donate, sponsor or make a bounty for features.
does it currently have GUI support?
(sorry, should be in ann-reply)
small correction: the test script link is http://development.saphirion.com/experimental/oneliner-prime-numbers.r
What version of Android is needed for R3droid.apk ?
(sorry, should be in ann-reply)......
Wow, just got back on AltME! Deliriously happy :)
Works on my Huawei M865C :)