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Bob Zale, Creator of PowerBASIC, has passed away
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Wolfgang Enzinger
2012-12-12 23:14:03 UTC
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This may be old news to many, but I thought it should be mentioned in PB
newsgroups also ...
I found the following on the ThinBASIC forum - Tributes to Bob Zale
http://www.powerbasic.com/support/pb...ad.php?t=51887
http://cwsof.com/blog/?p=498
Peter Manders
2012-12-13 13:15:20 UTC
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On Thu, 13 Dec 2012 00:14:03 +0100, Wolfgang Enzinger
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This may be old news to many, but I thought it should be mentioned in PB
newsgroups also ...
Thanks for posting.

I can't get into the forums anymore because I seem to have forgotten
my password. I tried the password retrieve function but the captcha
keeps rejecting. So I'll just say it here:

I didn't know Bob Zale personally, but I considered him a friend. His
compilers are an amazing piece of work. My condolences to his familiy,
friends and staff.

Peter Manders
Post by Wolfgang Enzinger
I found the following on the ThinBASIC forum - Tributes to Bob Zale
http://www.powerbasic.com/support/pb...ad.php?t=51887
http://cwsof.com/blog/?p=498
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Peter Manders.

I intend to live forever, or die trying. (Groucho Marx)
P***@aol.com
2012-12-13 15:14:17 UTC
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On Thu, 13 Dec 2012 00:14:03 +0100, Wolfgang Enzinger

Will PB continue to exist & improve???
Post by Wolfgang Enzinger
This may be old news to many, but I thought it should be mentioned in PB
newsgroups also ...
I found the following on the ThinBASIC forum - Tributes to Bob Zale
http://www.powerbasic.com/support/pb...ad.php?t=51887
http://cwsof.com/blog/?p=498
Auric__
2012-12-13 21:13:10 UTC
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On Thu, 13 Dec 2012 00:14:03 +0100, Wolfgang Enzinger
Will PB continue to exist & improve???
Maybe. It depends on whether or not anyone at the company knows anything
about programming, and/or is able to bring onboard someone who does and is
willing to keep the "BASIC" in PowerBASIC. (See also: VB.Net.)
--
So here we are. This is the end...
But all that dies is born again.
Wolfgang Enzinger
2012-12-13 22:50:37 UTC
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Will PB continue to exist & improve???
Most likely, yes.

"All research and development, sales, and tech support continue under the
direction of Bob's wife."

Jim Bailey
PowerBASIC Staff
http://www.powerbasic.com/support/pbforums/showthread.php?t=51895

I was worried about that in the last days, since their website was, well,
online but empty, but that's no longer the case and seems due to some
reorganisation. Nevertheless, during that time I felt confirmed in my
opinion that usenet groups are superior to a single web forum hosted on one
single server ...
Auric__
2012-12-14 04:34:42 UTC
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Nevertheless, during that time I felt confirmed in my
opinion that usenet groups are superior to a single web forum hosted on one
single server ...
"During that time"? How about "always"?
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The way things work in most companies, any development project
that would take five years is likely never to get finished at all.
Wolfgang Enzinger
2012-12-14 11:16:19 UTC
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Nevertheless, during that time I felt confirmed in my
opinion that usenet groups are superior to a single web forum hosted on one
single server ...
"During that time"? How about "always"?
Yep, of course. I was just a bit "unprecise". ;-)

But sitting there without any further information once again reminded me
very clearly how fast a communitiy can become extinct as soon as it is
based upon the good will of just one person / company.

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