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Announcement   Announcement : BITbyBIT Releases The AVD Template Project as FREEWARE!
   posted by JamieKrueger on 7-Apr-2005 10:43:38 (3985 reads)
BITbyBIT Software Group LLC is happy to announce the release of The AVD Template Project as FREEWARE!



The AVD Template is a skeleton application, written in C, which gives you a starting framework for writing AmigaOS4(tm) applications. It provides the basic setup of the following tasks:

* Allocating memory structures
* Opening necessary libraries
* Parsing command line arguments & Tooltypes
* Sets the application up as a Commodity & handles Show/Hide Hotkeys
* Sets up basic Menus
* Creates a simple Window using ReAction GUI
* Handles the main Event Loop (Show/Hide/Iconify/Quit, etc.)
* Properly Close/Release/Free all resources on exit.

The Template also includes the Makefile necessary to build the project using either GCC on
the native machine (AmigaONE) or with any of the AmigaOS4(tm) cross-compilers
(On AmigaOS3.x, Linux, MacOSX, etc).

See The AVD Template Project Home Page for more details and to download the source code.
http://bitbybitsoftwaregroup.com/avdtemplate

BITbyBIT Software Group LLC
    

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Re: BITbyBIT Releases The AVD Template Project as FREEWARE!
Posted on 7-Apr-2005 10:57:33
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Schweeeeet!

(It's things like this - having a starting point, and a logical structure - being unavailable that has been one of the main hurdles to me learning to code in C; bring on the IDE and I'll be singing )

Last edited by Chunder on 07-Apr-2005 at 02:44 PM.
Last edited by Chunder on 07-Apr-2005 at 10:58 AM.


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Thats pretty cool. Presumably "AVD" will eventually be some sort of RAD toolkit that creates applications using the same framework, but through an interface rather than a text editor?


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Presumably "AVD" will eventually be some sort of RAD toolkit that creates applications using the same framework, but through an interface rather than a text editor?

That is the general goal, yes.
Although not limited to this one template of course.

Jamie


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So it is not needed like before that you have to pay for it?

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Yep! I love this kind of contribs
I also love the code2html output.
Now we should just wait for that cute DaveyD + Orgin's site layout to go online


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All- realize the AVD Template is NOT the IDE and tools Jamie's talking about; those will surely remain pay products. The 'AVD template' is basically some C code saving you a bit of grief, along with some code stubs, a directory tree laid out in a sane fashion with a generic Makefile, allowing you to start coding without knowing details of Make, and some header files with version and other constants defined.

It's a good starting point for anyone that hasn't done large projects before and is used to having all your headers, source, docs, and output files in a single directory

Grab it, learn it, use it....especially for anything you might release as source, people going through your code later might thank you


Thanks Jamie!

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Thank you Jamie, this truly is a very generous offer!


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Good work! That should hopefully encourage new developers.

I'll take a look, although it seems your website is currently unavailable...


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Nice, a canned build environment plus a bunch of useful constants and utility functions (so THAT's how one reads the scrollwheel!). Now there really isn't a whole lot stopping anyone from picking up a "C for dummies" book from their library and getting started with amiga coding.

This alone should play a noticeable role in getting the platform back on its feet. Thank you, BitByBit!

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Oi! Are you calling me "anyone"??

(That's my plan... well, that and get an AmigaOne and OS4, of course... )


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Nice one!

Kind regards,

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Very cool idea! Should help for us "newbies" in becoming familiar with coding for OS4.

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great! so now even people with less than 2 brain cells can write code for OS4.

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Very, very nice! Thanks for this. The "newbie with "C for dummies" in his hand" certainly applies to me. This will be very helpful.
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This is great news for people with a limited knowledge of C - thanks! Certainly gives me one more reason to look into coding for our platform.


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BTW This may be useful too (some c&p may be required...) If I can't mix my code with Jamie's one at least I hope I learn enough from it


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