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Os for falcon

Postby Linuxbuilders » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:08 am

Hi,
What would be the most useful os to use with my falcon and ct63? I am going to do mainly coding on it and do not think about using it for anything else. Most important for me will be functionality and graphical side of it. Thnx
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Re: Os for falcon

Postby wongck » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:24 am

Mint... :mrgreen:
Add the SpareMint distribution to get the newer GNU GCC developement stuff.
Otherwise stick to Pure C which is around 20 years old.
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Re: Os for falcon

Postby AtariSince1989 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:58 pm

wongck wrote:Mint... :mrgreen:
Add the SpareMint distribution to get the newer GNU GCC developement stuff.
Otherwise stick to Pure C which is around 20 years old.

Well, C is 38 years old :mrgreen:
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Re: Os for falcon

Postby Linuxbuilders » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:05 pm

however c is not OS, will try mint then.
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Re: Os for falcon

Postby wongck » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:43 am

AtariSince1989 wrote:
wongck wrote:Mint... :mrgreen:
Add the SpareMint distribution to get the newer GNU GCC developement stuff.
Otherwise stick to Pure C which is around 20 years old.

Well, C is 38 years old :mrgreen:


Oh really. Never counted the age.
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Re: Os for falcon

Postby wongck » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:44 am

Linuxbuilders wrote:however c is not OS, will try mint then.

You will love the multi tasking :thumbs:
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Re: Os for falcon

Postby AtariSince1989 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:10 pm

wongck wrote:
AtariSince1989 wrote:
wongck wrote:Mint... :mrgreen:
Add the SpareMint distribution to get the newer GNU GCC developement stuff.
Otherwise stick to Pure C which is around 20 years old.

Well, C is 38 years old :mrgreen:


Oh really. Never counted the age.
Amazing what trivial you can learn around here... :mrgreen:

I have the bad luck of having a C lover sitting besides me at work. He keeps talking and talking about C every day, and he obligated me to accept a copy of the Kerninghan&Rithcie book, even I'm not a developer anymore :P
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Re: Os for falcon

Postby wongck » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:57 pm

AtariSince1989 wrote:I have the bad luck of having a C lover sitting besides me at work. He keeps talking and talking about C every day, and he obligated me to accept a copy of the Kerninghan&Rithcie book, even I'm not a developer anymore :P

K&R... that's the book I read back to back when I was in uni.
Back then, they don't teach C but Fortran and Pascal :roll:
I guess they teach OO stuff nowadays. :P
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Re: Os for falcon

Postby shoggoth » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:06 pm

Linuxbuilders wrote:Hi,
What would be the most useful os to use with my falcon and ct63? I am going to do mainly coding on it and do not think about using it for anything else. Most important for me will be functionality and graphical side of it. Thnx


EasyMiNT. It's an installer for SpareMiNT, and it'll give you a unix-ish setup with a modern AES (XaAES). Add NVDI, some good vector fonts + some good bitmap fonts, install the Thing desktop, get some new icons, and add some nice window textures.

You'll also have access to GCC and other great tools when coding.
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Re: Os for falcon

Postby mikro » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:49 pm

Plain TOS. Depends on what do you want to code, but for games/demos -- TOS is the best choice, Devpac+PureC = stable and fast dev environment.


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