Quote:I would have and should have expected the Administrator to help inspire the members to continue.
You are absolutely correct on that point, but I can't inspire people when I no longer have an inspiration or passion for a project. At this point, I see QB64 as another dying programming language as many great ones before it.
Quote:Sure, all things must end, but QB64 still has a pulse.
QB64 has a faint pulse, and is on life support at the moment thanks to Fellippe and Luke, as well as a small handful of passionate users. But Galleon has walked away from the project for the most part, which he had stated many times on QB64.net, and he has added many nails to the coffin by not making sure his site stays operational. This isn't the first programming language that I have invested a lot of time into, or money, just to watch it disappear. But that appears to be the life of programming languages now days.
After studying the history of many programming languages, I've come to realize that now days, they are just a dime-a-dozen, even though most are and were great, like QB64. We have to pick the the tools we want to use for the current projects we want to create, so we have to weigh the pro's and con's of each to find the best ones. If we focus on just one programming tool (or any other tool in any industry), then we limit ourselves in what we can accomplish. For me, I can no longer focus on nostalgia as I did before when I started playing around with QB64, which is one small reason why I can't share passion for the language anymore. I have to focus on projects that will later turn into money.
Quote:It sounds like you are giving up!
I gave up on QB64 a long time ago. I wanted to walk away from the project after the community over at QB64.net started lashing out to me for sharing with them how to add your own commands. I spent two weeks learning the internals of QB64 so I could help make the langauge better. It got ugly, and I nearly walked away then. But then one day, I got bored and decided to see where it would go if I stayed around. In other words, I am here at this point all for the sake of curiosity, and that is it, nothing more. Later, I attempted to work on making QB64 better by cleaning up, fixing, and restructuring the internal code, but there were some people who decided to kill my passion and enthusasimfor the project, over-and-over again. So yeah, I had given up.
This site was suppose to be around long enough until Galleon got his site working again back in 2014, which only took two weeks, but I was curious where it would go if I left it up. Plus, I had a few members from QB64.net who wanted an alternative place to go where there was so much drama. So I pay money every month to keep this site going.
Quote:There is no more joy here...
Sadly, I have known this for a long time. When I first realized the joy of this place had died, I started adding places for other programming languages.
Quote:So, the impression that "I" am getting is, the funeral for QB64 is all but over except for filling in the grave and sending the mourners home.
No, we haven't had a funernal for QB64 just yet, and won't as long as we have people like Fellippe, Luke, STxAxTIC, and others to keep it on life support. However, for me, I am no longer passionate about the project, nor do I think much about it anymore. To be honest, while QB64 is a great programming tool, it really needs to be rewritten from scratch. Until then, the only things the QB64 Team can do is patch it up, just to keep it around for nostalgia.
At this point, my main focus is on using C++ ver 17 to create projects that I can sell to make a living on. I will still share my findings here on this forum, but as for other programming languages, I just don't have the time, or the desire to "play around" with them for fun. I am 46 years old and I want to start making a decent living from the house. I'm tired of working for other people and not making my potential in pay. My wife is in bad health, which has caused a world of financial trouble for us, and she no longer works. If it wasn't for the disability check she gets every month, we would be in an extremely bad place, or worse.
So, yes, I have to focus on making money from home so I can be with her more, if she makes it that long. I personally am going through a lot of depression, which makes it hard for me to focus, so I am striving extra hard to come up with ways to accomplish my goals. Due to this, QB64 is relatively dead to me, as is other BASIC languages, but I will continue to maintain this site, even if I have to revamp it again.