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TIGCC v0.91 Released
Posted by Eric on 25 March 2001, 23:31 GMT

Another update to TIGCC has been released today. There's several notable changes in this version, including support for multiple linked files, flicker-free greyscale on HW2, and lots of other nifty features such as automatic sending to VTI or to the calculator for you lazy types out there.

You can find more information and report any bugs you find at the ol' TIGCC webpage. Or just proceed to download.

 


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A68k 2.71.F3
Kevin Kofler
(Web Page)

This new release of TIGCC also contains an updated version of A68k, recompiled as a Win32 console program from the Fargo sources.


Quoting the history:

<< Version 2.71.F3 (David Ellsworth, July 11, 2000)

Fixed a bug introduced by my [= David Ellsworth's] modifications that prevented branches from being optimized in Global XRef mode. >>

This important bugfix reduces the size of assembly programs without changing the way they work in any way. It just optimises branch instructions (for example "bra") to their short forms (for example "bra.s") whenever possible. That was intended from the beginning, but broken in the widely used A68k 2.71.F2.

     25 March 2001, 23:44 GMT

Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
depleateduranium  Account Info

cool

     26 March 2001, 00:29 GMT

Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
cajunguy  Account Info
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Sebastian has outdone himself on the new IDE. Good job man. The compiler and linker seem to work good (let's put it this way: no crashes (on the calc) yet). Just out of curiosity, is there a plan to port the IDE to Linux? I know you said that there were a lot of Windows specific APIs are in the IDE, but it should be possible to find a similar routine for Linux. Anyhow, good job.

     26 March 2001, 01:34 GMT

Re: Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
J22 Account Info
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The IDE may be ported to Linux when Borland's Kylix development environment is released later this year as a free download. The IDE uses the Windows-specific (up until now) Delphi, and Kylix is a port (more or less) of Delphi to Linux.

     26 March 2001, 06:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
Romain LiĆ©vin  Account Info
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They should have written their IDE in GTK+, this is a multi-platform and nice graphical toolkit.
There are also several RAD for this (Linux only) such as Glade.
GTK+ can be used with C and C++ source code and some other various strange languages !
But, they may prefer Pascal language.

     26 March 2001, 10:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
David Phillips  Account Info
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The only problem is that GTK is ugly, especially on Win32. It really needs to use native widgets on Win32. IMO, Qt is the toolkit of choice for cross platform GUI applications.

     26 March 2001, 18:24 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
J22 Account Info
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QT is a great toolkit, however, the Windows version costs $1500 per person programming with it (with a possible discount for student use, but I don't know if a GPL'd IDE would count. Anyway, it would still cost almost $500). Delphi also costs money for Windows, but I think Sebastian already had a copy, so it was a no-brainer. Besides, Sebastian likes Delphi. He can use whatever he wants to make his IDE.

Now, with Kylix coming, the IDE can be on Windows and Linux, and everyone can be happy :-)

     27 March 2001, 02:57 GMT


Re: Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
GForceII  Account Info
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There is really very little need to port tigcc to linux... IMHO. If I want an ide with/doccumentation system, I use Kdevelop and it is quite easy to copy the tigcc documentation to the correct place so you can see it in the doc. tab...
I'm just theorizing here as I haven't actually tried it...
I tend to use windows more because my family is addicted to it and a 14.4 internet connection (from linux) just plain stinks... 56k in windows is alot nicer

     26 March 2001, 19:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
cajunguy  Account Info
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56k? Get with the program! Cable can be used in both Windows and Linux. To use Cable in Linux, you need to change a few settings, and re-compile the kernel. Cable is the way to go buddy.

     27 March 2001, 00:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
J22 Account Info
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You forgot one teensy little thing there - you have to buy the service and the modem! It does cost money, you know, and it's more expensive than dial-up. Not to mention that you can't get it if you don't have hard-wired cable service to your house. I'm one of those poor unfortunate souls who doesn't live in a city, and so I'm stuck with a 28.8 (!) modem connection (at home. Now I'm at college with a 10Mbps connection to a T3 line! Hooray!)

     27 March 2001, 03:08 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
cajunguy  Account Info
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Yea, I guess I forgot about the hardwire thing. But cable (for me anyhow) is not that expensive. I pay $29.95 a month (same price of AOL when it first came out). And the modem is well worth the cost. T3 is nice, just wish the residential version was a bit cheaper...

My $0.02 worth for now...
Aaron

     28 March 2001, 05:36 GMT

Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
calcgenius  Account Info
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Good job!(Every one at TIGCC) This atuomatic transmission of files to the VTI and to the calc makes it so much easier for me and probably everyone else.(Especially after marathon sessions of debugging and all those homicidal thoughts of ways of killing your mouse.)Now I can get much more lazier. :)

     26 March 2001, 01:53 GMT


Re: Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
Matt Landry  Account Info
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Now, if only I could figure out how to get TIGCC to automatically send the program to your calculator...

     26 March 2001, 02:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
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If you're trying to say it doesn't work, please submit a bug report.
Otherwise, look in the preferences dialog.

     26 March 2001, 15:13 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
Matt Landry  Account Info
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Hehe, I'm sorry. I didn't mean that it was a bug. I just mean that I can't seem to get the thing to start...

     27 March 2001, 05:41 GMT


Re: Re: Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
Scott Noveck  Account Info
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Now, if only I could figure out how to get TIGCC to automatically debug the program so you don't have to send it to your calculator...

=)

     27 March 2001, 07:19 GMT

Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
hackrman01

I think the new IDE is great! I have re-compiled my programs and I will test them out on HW2 to see if the grayscale is flicker-less. It's kind of wierd when you send to vti because when it automatically runs, you can watch each character being typed in. When you stop the compiler, you get an error message "linker not found". I don't know if it is an error, but I wanted to report it....

     26 March 2001, 06:29 GMT


Re: Re: TIGCC v0.91 Released
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
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This is a bug, but I can't reproduce it. Anyone else having the same problem?

About the flicker-free grayscale: Eric didn't say it, and it seems I didn't state this clearly enough in the readme file: The grayscale support was actually made by Thomas Nussbaumer, head of the TI-Chess Team.

     26 March 2001, 20:21 GMT

uh....
red40gamma  Account Info

I tried d/l-ing the file from the tigcc site, but when I try to unzip and execute the setup program, it says the CRC is invalid........
Anyone else having this problem??

     26 March 2001, 20:33 GMT


Re: uh....
red40gamma  Account Info

I've used WinRAR and WinZip and both give me the same problem. I've tried everything I can think of. I have a T1 connection here at school so I doubt that it was d/l-ed wrong.

Is the actual setup.exe corrupt??????
Everyone else seems to say wonderful things about how much fun they're having and I can only <sniff> wish I had it.....

Could anyone send me their zip file?
or the setup program?
Except I don't think hotmail will take attachments that big.....
okay then could Sebastian or some other diety re-post the file and make sure that unzips okay on their comp????

PLEASE????

Thanks!

     26 March 2001, 20:43 GMT


Re: Re: uh....
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
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I'm just downloading myself to see if it works fine. Just what is the "CRC"? And can you please tell me the exact error message?

     26 March 2001, 21:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: uh....
red40gamma  Account Info

A CRC stands for, I believe, "Cycle Redundancy Check" (correct me if I'm wrong) but it has like a checksum or something that it, well, checks.

And if it's wrong or something then it thinks the file is corrupt. (ie in the d/l like line noise in a dial-up)

Dumb ol' Winzip just says that there's invalid data to inflate.

WinRAR is more specific and says that there's a CRC failure.

Maybe if you could try rezipping the file and uploading.....

Thanks!

     26 March 2001, 23:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: uh....
Sebastian Reichelt  Account Info
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It works fine for me. Please try re-downloading.

     27 March 2001, 00:08 GMT

Re: Re: Re: uh....
alanxz  Account Info

CRC stands for Cyclic Reduancy Check, it is a method by which the zip file is checked for errors. This is done by counting something in the data and writing it to the zip file when it is created. Then when you extract it winzip checks to see if this number is the same. If it isn't then the file is corrupt.

You probably just need to redownload the file (it got corrupted during the transfer).

     26 March 2001, 23:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: uh....
red40gamma  Account Info

I've d/l-ed it like 10 times at LEAST!!
(no I'm NOT exaggerating)
I've downloaded it and downloaded it and kept on doing it. It's a T1 connection here at school.
And these are like Celeron 600's, so speed is no issue nor is the connection (I think)
This is getting annoying.....
I really really wanna see what this is like.
<sigh>
Thanks for your help so far...

     27 March 2001, 00:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: uh....
red40gamma  Account Info

CRC--Cycle Redundancy Check (I THINK. Correct me if I'm wrong.)

WinZip says that the compressed data is invalid to inflate,
and
WinRAR says there's a CRC error so it won't execute it.


(These are both when I try to run or extract setup.exe)


Maybe if you could try re-zipping it, then re-uploading it??

     27 March 2001, 00:45 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: uh....
red40gamma  Account Info

sorry I had to repost but I thought it didn't post since it took about 20 mins I think....

     27 March 2001, 00:54 GMT

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