[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Converting app from FB2 up to FB4/5

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From: Brian S <fblistserve@...>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 22:29:23 -0700
On Nov 25, 2010, at 8:59 PM, Mark A. Cenicola wrote:

> Was wondering if there was anybody out there wanting to help convert an application written a long time ago in FB2 up to FB4 code and ultimately FB5.

Hello Mark,

There are folks including me that have done FB2 to FB4 conversions. However, that was before FB5 existed. Today it might be less( or the same amount )  work ( and make more sense ) to go directly to FB5 and skip FB4 but that is probably an off-list discussion to clarify the goals. Without knowing all the goals my recommendation would be to go directly to FB5. 

> Just need to get this application working under OS X.
“working under OS X” is different from a native app running on Apple’s Intel Machines ( since 2006 ). It is possible to create an FB4 PPC app that runs via Rosetta emulation under OS X but why bother? Also, any aspirations to put this on the new Apple Mac App Store will require a native Intel binary.

>  Here's a link to the overview of the application which also has a link to download a copy of the compiled application.

Ran via the Basilisk II emulator since it is a Classic app that won’t run on OS X 10.6.x. Reminds me a little of Dungeon of Doom ( later Dungeon Revealed ) by John Raymonds back in the mid-80’s. Noticed Bob Nystrom’s name is on Trolls. 

Anyway, there are at least a couple of conversion options( with some sub-options in each major option ) here depending on the goals. Contract work discussion will need to be taken off-list but technical questions on FB and how to pursue it are more than welcome.

Brian S