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December 16th, 2010, 06:01 AM
Forum Members,

I'm the project manager for the SciptBasic LGPL open source project. I have recently transition my primary desktop to Ubuntu from XP. I couldn't be happier and wish I did it sooner.

I thought I would try and stir up some interest in ScriptBasic (10 year production stable embeddable Basic) with my latest project of scripting API calls. Here are a couple examples (ncurses, SQLite3 and GNOME-DB)



December 20th, 2010, 11:16 PM
I'm curious what the Linux community is using as a general purpose scripting language? (CGI, cron, one off utilities, ...) ScriptBasic is written in ANSI C and runs on all major platforms in both 32/64 bit.

I was able to embed ScriptBasic in itself this weekend as a tutorial on embedding the scripting API in applications.


December 20th, 2010, 11:45 PM
For scripting: bash for most system maintenance and perl and python for application development (perl used to e on the lead, but python is pushing it away). Ruby is also popular.