QB64 is not yet ready to be mainstreamed.by Solitaire (no login)
It may almost be finished, but changes and additions are still being made, and it still has a bit to go before it's mature enough and ready for the first official release to the general public.
It needs a strong backing (such as Microsoft had with QB) in order for it to be accepted as a serious programming language. It needs to be visible to the programming public. One way is by placing books with QB64 titles in bookstores. Publishers need to see the language and commission authors to write both consumer books and school textbooks for sale to the public. Schools will NOT adopt the language for courses unless there is a textbook available to accompany the course.
A PR (public relations) person is needed to get the ball rolling. Is there such a person on the forum who is qualified for that job, and is willing to do it without pay?
Meanwhile, if you just let things ride, eventually more and more posts will be directed to QB64. I believe the sub-forum was created as a venue to be used while the language was still under development, as I believe it still is. When it finally reaches maturity (give it another year or so for all the little glitches to be ironed out), it may then be ready for the main forum.
As for myself, I'm still keeping my trusty old (and not-so-old) computers with the original QB.
|Response Title||Author and Date|
|Well...||Unseen Machine on Jul 11|
|* YOU AGAIN! Leave Pete alone! WHEN IS THE LAST SUPPER?||Clippy on Jul 12|
|OOPS! There's stuff in that post and I can't edit it. Waaaaaa||on Jul 12|
|I specialize in business logic and structure, not graphics.||Solitaire on Jul 12|
|Solitaire, your/you're use of "don't: ain't right...||on Jul 12|
|This is very ambiguous.||Solitaire on Jul 12|
|Re: I specialize in business logic and structure, not graphics.||Moneo on Jul 19|
|Hi my friend. Your anology doesn't quite make sense to me...||on Jul 19|
|Vb||Unseen Machine on Jul 19|
|* Oh go animate your balls!||on Jul 19|
|Re: Hi my friend. Your anology doesn't quite make sense to me...||Moneo on Jul 20|
|Re: Hi my friend. Your anology doesn't quite make sense to me...||on Jul 20|
|* Ok Pete. Now I get it.||Moneo on Jul 21|
|There's one more argument for downloading QB64||on Jul 20|