BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.28a released

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BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 version 1.28a released

Post by DDRM »

Interesting! A post from Richard, posted on Kendall's forum!

I have released version 1.28a of BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0 - the cross-platform programming language for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Raspberry Pi OS, Android, iOS and in-browser. The changes in this version are as follows:

BASIC Interpreter / Run Time Engine

Updated SDL2_ttf to version 2.0.18 (Windows edition only); note that this changes the appearance of some fonts, especially in small sizes.

ARM and 64-bit versions brought into line with 32-bit x86 versions in a couple of minor respects.

IDEs and Utilities

Updated to be compatible with SDL2_ttf version 2.0.18 or later (in reporting the version of FreeType).


Updated to support displaying animated GIFs (there is an updated BB4W library too).

Updated to include PROC_gfxGaussianBlur3x3 (also updated gfxlib_docs.pdf).

Updated to behave better with SDL2_ttf version 2.0.18 or later.

Example Programs

Added (in examples/graphics) to illustrate displaying an animated GIF.

Modified so that F11 sends a carriage-return character to the line.

This version may be downloaded, for all the supported platforms, from the usual location. The GitHub repository has been updated (used to build the MacOS, Raspberry Pi, Android, iOS, 64-bit Linux and in-browser editions, currently).