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6018Re: [libertybasic] Re: New Newsletter & Include File

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  • Dean Jolly
    Jun 3 7:36 PM
      Hi Brad,

      Its nice to hear that im not the only one who thinks LB is more than a "toy
      And I have finally finished an other serial com project. I had to build for
      the lab a synthesis unit that converts radio active CO2 into HCN ( the HCN
      is used as abuilding block for many things ). All the communication between
      the PC and the unit is serial.
      That way valves, ovens, etc are easely controled.

      If you get stuck i'd be happy to help,

      Dean Jolly
      Cyclotron facility
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: lazman2001 <lazman2001@...>
      To: <libertybasic@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 10:25 AM
      Subject: [libertybasic] Re: New Newsletter & Include File

      > --- In libertybasic@y..., "Moore, Brad" <brad.moore@w...> wrote:
      > Great News Letter! There's some verry good stuff in it! I'm really
      > glad to see the serial stuff. I'm going to need it in the next few
      > weeks for a project that i'm working on at work. I setup and run
      > lasers that burn parts out of sheets of metal. One of the lasers
      > doesn't have a disk drive. The only way to communicate with it is
      > through serial communication. These lasers are Million dollar lasers,
      > and i'm writing a program that outputs code to control it. So anyone
      > that thinks LB is a "Toy" language hasn't taken the time to learn
      > what LB can do.
      > Also, I'm supprized to see my Include File program in the News
      > Letter!! I was thinking that no one was intrested in it. I haven't
      > recieved ANY feedback on it until now.
      > I'm still not shure how big of a file it can handle. Or if there are
      > any files that it can't handle. (I did try a 20Meg bmp and it locked
      > up). I work 12 hours shifts on Fri,Sat, and Sun. So I haven't had
      > time to work on it the past few days. But, I'm working on adding and
      > index to the output file. So that you can load it up in the program
      > and view the files that have been added. Also, you will be able to
      > add and remove files, and preview the bmp's and wav's. After I get
      > that done I plan on using Alyce's great graphics dll (Thanks Alyce!)
      > to make the bmp preview a little better, and use nview.dll so other
      > graphic files can be previewed.
      > Well that's the plan for now anyhow. My new baby girl arrived 4
      > months ago and I haven't had the time I use to have to work on
      > learning LB and writing programs, so bare with me. If anyone would
      > like to work on Include File please feel free! If you do improve on
      > it I would like to have a copy! :)
      > A note to Carl G.,
      > Maybe in a future release of LB. It would be possible to use a method
      > simular to the one that i'm using in Include File or another method
      > to include files and unpack them using native LB. Or maybe, a command
      > to load a bmp from a string. That way once a bmp is unpacked into a
      > string it can be loaded from the string, instead of written to the HD
      > then loaded. (This would save some time on the loading of unpacked
      > bmps)
      > Well I think that this message is long enough :)
      > Thanks to everyone that had a part in making the news letter!
      > ~laz
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