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Software News   Software News : PortablE r4 released (now runs on Windows)
   posted by ChrisH on 29-May-2009 20:31:56 (1943 reads)

A new version of PortablE has been released. PortablE is an AmigaE compiler, written from scratch in E, and able to compile itself. It supports Windows, Amiga OS3, OS4, AROS, and MorphOS.

Read more...


The main changes for this release are:
* PortablE now has basic support for Windows, along with some standard portable modules which allow the same program to run unchanged on Windows and Amiga. Documentation and several examples are provided.

* PortablE now comes with an installer (for all supported platforms).

* The PEGCC program runs both PortablE and G++ (GCC) for you, thus producing an executable directly from E code.

* PortablE now runs up to twice as fast.
* Added MUI support for AROS.
* Fixed modules to work with Amiga OS4's latest SDK.
* FastNew() and NEW are now thread safe.
* Fixed FastNew() and NEW, which were previously un-aligned and so could cause crashes under certain circumstances.
* OpenLibrary() could a crash on Amiga OS4. Really fixed this time!
* Numerous other improvements, changes and bug fixes.

If you want to find out more, or wish to download it, then please visit it's home page:
http://cshandley.co.uk/portable
    

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Kicko 
Re: PortablE r4 released (now runs on Windows)
Posted on 29-May-2009 21:25:01
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Great too see it growing.
Keep up the good work :)

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elwood 
Re: PortablE r4 released (now runs on Windows)
Posted on 29-May-2009 21:49:32
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Quote:
The PEGCC program runs both PortablE and G++ (GCC) for you, thus producing an executable directly from E code.

This part is cool.
Congratulations for this wonderful program. It will soon become a must-have on Amiga.

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fairlanefastback 
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Posted on 29-May-2009 22:09:36
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Cool, good work, and thanks!

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ChrisH 
Re: PortablE r4 released (now runs on Windows)
Posted on 29-May-2009 22:35:07
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@elwood
Thanks! And yes, PEGCC is very cool :) . It's quite wierd (but neat & very fast) to use PEGCC on Windows. (PEGCC works on OS4, OS3 & AROS too, of course!)

Last edited by ChrisH on 29-May-2009 at 11:11 PM.

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diegocr 
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Posted on 29-May-2009 22:38:21
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@Elwood:

You lazy!! i'm waiting some test output...


@ChrisH:

Good work!

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ChrisH 
Re: PortablE r4 released (now runs on Windows)
Posted on 30-May-2009 0:38:46
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If anyone downloaded PortablE before this message was posted, I recommend downloading it again, due to a couple of small oversights being fixed.

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Krashan 
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Posted on 30-May-2009 5:53:30
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@ChrisH

Do you plan to create MorphOS executables of PortablE?

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ChrisH 
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@Krashan
I would do, but there is a problem: Currently PortablE supports MorphOS by generating code for ECX (instead of GCC). Unfortunately the last time I tried, PortablE was too complex for ECX (*) to compile PortablE itself. So you have to use PortablE's OS3 executable on MorphOS, but I have been told that works fine.

I could support MorphOS using GCC (instead of ECX), which would avoid that problem, but it would mean creating & supporting a ton of new modules, and currently I haven't seen the interest from MorphOS users to justify that large effort...

(* at least the 68k version)

Last edited by ChrisH on 30-May-2009 at 04:45 PM.

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Deniil715 
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Posted on 30-May-2009 14:36:13
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@ChrisH

Quote:

I could support MorphOS using GCC (instead of ECX), which would avoid that problem, but it would mean creating & supporting a ton of new modules, and currently I haven't seen the interest from MorphOS users to justify that large effort...


Since you have CPP_AmigaOS3 as a target, you could probably use that more or less straight off since MOS is very OS3 compatible, much more so than OS4.

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ChrisH 
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I am having a go at compiling PE for MorphOS. If anyone is interested in testing it, let me know.

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