[Coco] ToolShed and Windows
boisy at boisypitre.com
Fri Aug 11 16:31:41 EDT 2006
For those who have been asking for Windows support in ToolShed (the
OS-9/Disk BASIC file utilities at www.nitros9.org), I thought this
might be of interest.
I have successfully compiled ToolShed using Borland's C++ Builder
2006 and am running the utilities on Windows. I have access to this
development environment through work, and it's a rather expensive
IDE. However, Borland is selling its tools division and has recently
announced their "Turbo" products will be making a comeback. See:
As the website states, Turbo C++/C#/Delphi will come in "Explorer"
versions that are FREE of charge and downloadable. The professional
version will cost $500 and will have more features, and there will be
a student version for $100. I fully expect ToolShed to be compilable
by Turbo C++ Explorer, which is free. This in turn should allow more
Windows-based development of these cross tools.
This new development should once and for all settle the poor support
that ToolShed has had under the Windows platform.
Boisy G. Pitre
email: boisy at boisypitre.com
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