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FutureBasic was a free Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and BASIC compiler for Apple Macintosh for both PowerPC and Intel microprocessors, it supports access to Mac OS library calls.
In 1995 Staz Software, led by Chris Stasny, acquired the rights to market FutureBASIC. The transition from 68k to PowerPC central processing unit (CPU) was a lengthy process that involved a complete rewrite of the editor by Chris Stasny and an adaptation of the compiler by Andy Gariepy. The result of their efforts, a dramatically enhanced IDE called FB3, was released in September 1999.
System requirements for original Macintosh release: Motorola 68000 System requirements to create universal binaries with FBtoC: Mac OS X v10.4 or higher, GCC 4.0 or higher, and the Cross-development SDKs must be installed.
Platform: Apple Macintosh Plus or newer 2Mb RAM (750Kb free) 2MbHard disk Disk 3.5
Mac OS System 7.5 Finder version 6.1 or multifinder
Color Quickdraw ROM
Application Software (AS:) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Programming Language (PL:) BASIC
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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH44972. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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