BASIC Developer & Support Resources => Interpreters => Topic started by: John on April 23, 2011, 02:46:37 am

Title: Gambas 3 (64 Bit)
Post by: John on April 23, 2011, 02:46:37 am
I was able to build a 64 bit version of the new Gambas 3 development environment on Ubuntu 10.10 i86_64.

I ran a half dozen examples (DB/SQL, OpenGL, Qt4, Gtk, ...) and everything seems to work as it did on the 32 bit version I have been working with.

I have been thinking about doing a Gambas 3 project here on the All Basic Blog showing some of the highlights of the language.
Title: Re: Gambas 3 (64 Bit)
Post by: John on April 23, 2011, 11:31:01 am
If you would like to build  Gambas 3 from the svn trunk, here is how to do it.

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sudo apt-get install build-essential autoconf libbz2-dev libfbclient2 libmysqlclient-dev unixodbc-dev libpq-dev libsqlite0-dev libsqlite3-dev libgtk2.0-dev libldap2-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libgtkglext1-dev libpcre3-dev libsdl-sound1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsage-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libbonobo2-dev libcos4-dev libomniorb4-dev librsvg2-dev libpoppler-dev libpoppler-glib-dev libasound2-dev libesd0-dev libdirectfb-dev libaa1-dev libxtst-dev libffi-dev kdelibs4-dev firebird2.1-dev libqt4-dev libglew1.5-dev libimlib2-dev libv4l-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev libgnome-keyring-dev libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev
mkdir ~/gambas
cd ~/gambas

svn checkout

cd trunk

./reconf-all && ./configure -C && make
sudo make install


Once you have Gambas 3 built, you can stay current with the latest developments and bug fixes by doing the following.

cd ~/gambas/trunk
svn up
./reconf-all && ./configure -C && make
sudo make install

For those interested in building a .deb install (, here is a forum thread on the topic.

Gambas Project Site (

I made the mistake of upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04 and ended up having
to reinstall 10.10. Even using the "Classic" interface wasn't enough.
With Canonical's Unity and the GNOME team's GNOME 3, we're stuck between
a rock and a hard place. Unity and GNOME 3 are utterly horrible. So
horrible, in fact, that I think the combination is going to spell very
bad things for Linux users everywhere. Unless they allow both to be as
configurable as GNOME 2 (or someone forks GNOME 3), I think we're in
some seriously deep shit.
Title: Re: Gambas 3 (64 Bit)
Post by: John on May 05, 2011, 10:30:35 pm
On Friday 06 May 2011 02:05:57 Hamilton Geminiano Andrioli Junior wrote:
> Is Gambas 3 stable?  ???

Remarkably stable.

I run it all day every day in my practice for my medical software which is
very complex (not yet complete I must add) and when it bugs out, its my bugs,
not gambas3.

Having said that Webveiw is a little unstable and can get Sig11's, but not
much else.

Any bugs are quickly fixed by the remarkable efforts of Benoit.


Great language.