[Coco] ToolShed and Windows

Boisy Pitre 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
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email: boisy at boisypitre.com
Website: www.boisypitre.com

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