|27th Dec. 2023
PureBasic v6.04 LTS released and first beta version of PureBasic v6.10 (Xmas release)
ago another bug-fix release was released, mainly to avoid possible
DLL-injection at PB executables for Windows and solving several more
MacOS bugs. See more here on this PB forum thread.
Fred and fr34k had another Xmas surprise for all registered users (downloadable in their personal account on www.purebasic.com):
the first beta version of the up-coming new release - with many new
features, to name only a few: new WebViewGadget, CustomSort functions,
SVG and PDF vector output for all OS, listicon improvements, new Date
functions, etc. - see the full list in the related PB forum thread.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2024!
|30th Oct. 2023
PureBasic v6.03 LTS released
ago a bug-fix release was released, fixing hundreds of reported issues
and improving the PB documentation. See more here on this PB forum thread.
Now Fred will focus on the next feature release...
If you encounter problems with special characters in PB IDE or compiler messages, you can here download a fixed PB-Catalogs package (all languages, just copy into your PB folder).
|10th March 2023
PureBasic v6.01 LTS + SpiderBasic 2.40 released / CodeArchivViewer (C.A.V.) sources released
many bug-fixes and other optimizations (e.g. new C-compiler) the
version 6.01 of PureBasic was just released. For more details see PB-Forum thread!
Like promised Fred has worked on the further development of SpiderBasic too - so the new Version 2.40 was released in Nov. 2022.
Unfortunately, it's nothing new that I don't have the time for PureArea.net or my own PB development. That's why the PureBasic-CodeArchiv available here on PureArea.net hasn't been updated for a long time. However, I would like to fulfil a request from the PB community - so today I'm releasing the source code of the "C.A.V." (the CodeArchiv viewer tool) under the MIT license. Download: CAV-Sources.zip
This source codes for PB4.40 are even newer than the C.A.V. tool included in the CodeArchive. I would be happy about a further development - gladly again here for download for the PB community!
|28th June 2022
PureBasic v6.00 final version available
Now it was finally released - the long awaited new PureBasic version Here it is what Fred says about it in the related PB forum post: "It's been a long journey, more than a year and half to create the
update, but the support of new processors (and new OS), the upgrade of
some core libraries, many bug fixes and new features included will make
it worthwhile ! Thanks a lot for your patience, and looking forward for
future versions !" - more details you find in the updated Download, Update and History pages on PureArea.net.
As Fred told us, now the longer break of developing SpiderBasic is over and Fred will concentrate again on updating PureBasic's sister product too!
Updates for PureBasic are still free for registered users - new licences can also be bought from me directly.
|3rd Jan. 2022
PureBasic v6.00 beta available
a few months in alpha status, the first beta version of the new
PureBasic version is available now (for all registered users).
And indeed - with the new function of C code generation that now exists in addition to the ASM output, there are further possibilities: PureBasic runs for the first time on Raspberry PI and there is a MacOS M1 (arm64) version too! The optional C backend is available for all known compilers (x86/x64) and much more...
Read more in the related PB forum post!
|15th March 2021
PureBasic evolves and will get a C backend!
probably missed some more updates on PureBasic during the last year...
but on some days ago the PB team released a big surprise on its PureBasic
Team Blog describing what's happening 'behind the scenes' and for
what a lot of time has been invested the last few months: PureBasic
will get a C back-end, which means the PB compiler will create C code
(instead of assembler) and will use modern C compilers to finally
create fast and optimized executables. And best of all - this will
allow easier support of further platforms like the ARM architecture!
Stay tuned - and read more in the related PB forum post
|26th Nov. 2020
PureBasic v5.73 released
several months - while Fred is also developing SpiderBasic (and
probably some new 'When it's done' features) - a new PureBasic update
No new functions, but many bug-fixes dedicated to the PB compiler, libraries and the IDE. See more in the PB forum post!
Myself I'm still investing all me free time into my own PB project - several older screenshots you can see below. Stay tuned and healthy!
|18th Apr. 2020
PureBasic v5.72 released
first contributions to the 'OpenSource' PB IDE from the community, some
adapted functions and updated libraries, but mostly many many bug-fixes
two weeks ago the final version of PB5.72 was released (see PB forum post). The new PureBasic Homepage
(including full french/german localization) was updated too.
|3rd Jan. 2020
Happy New Year 2020! PureBasic v5.71 and SpiderBasic v2.30 released
November Fred released the version 2.30 of the "PB sister language" SpiderBasic for web and mobile app
development (new functions see News
message). Furthermore the bugfix version 5.71 of PureBasic was released and the PureBasic Homepage
got a more modern outfit (unfortunately
the french/german localization is still missing - and also if not
listed there at the moment, PureBasic and SpiderBasic licences can
still be bought from me... just see the Order
site and [german] FAQ overview
|1st Feb. 2019
ScaleGadgets & GFX_Wizzard modules
work together - BGames released 'Lethal Judgement' series & more as
before I present today two PB modules, dedicated to GFX effects and GUI
creation, both completely free and with source. When it comes to
scaling windows and gadgets (including its content like images and text
displays) they are able to work together now - ScaleGadgets by 'mk-soft' and the "Gadgets_BF" in
package by 'walbus'.
The 'BGames' team released several PB games made with PureBasic like the famous 'Lethal Judgement' series as freeware now - preview pics and download see here (french).
|11th Jan. 2019
PureBasic v5.70 "final" released
week Fred released the final version of PB5.70. So all the new
functions (metioned below) are now available to all registered users and to interested people (demo-version)
too. In addition to the original PB5.70
download archive you can download the latest "PureBasic.chm" help file here.
version of the GFX_Wizzard package (12.7
MByte) adapted to PB5.70 is available as well.
|16th Nov. 2018
PureBasic v5.70 reached Beta2 + update for the GFX_Wizzard package available on PureArea.net
Some weeks ago Fred released a 2nd beta version of the upcoming next PB version
(available to all registered users). It does
include not only bug-fixes, but amazing improvements too: MySQL and
MariaDB support (sponsored by Paul, the PureVisionXP
creator) and HttpRequest for easily calling the 'rest' API (sponsored
|10th June 2018
Last week Fred released the first beta version of PB5.70. To their most important innovations belong the support of the "Qt" sub-system on Linux, "DPI aware" support on Windows and many new 3D commands (OGRE). More informations and the complete list of functions in the related thread of the English PB forum.
On our own behalf: We take your privacy very seriously! This means, that the use of PureArea.net does not collect any* personal information about you. For all customers of PureBasic, SpiderBasic or PureVisionXP licences, the data storage is limited to the bare essentials, namely the order data required to register and provide the full versions.
|11th May 2018
GFX Wizzard BF now hosted on PureArea.net - PureBasic 5.70 on the way and PureVisionXP extension for SpiderBasic available!
While PureBasic currently stays at version 5.62 (latest feature set of v5.60 and following bug-fixes) and PB's sister product for mobile development SpiderBasic reached version 2.2 now, rumours say that a new PB version is on the way. I can't tell you, when PB5.70 will arrive (you know: "when it's done..."), but stay tuned... :-)
PureBasic 20th Anniversary & new version 2.2 of SpiderBasic
|17th March 2017
PureBasic 5.60 and 5.51/5.44 LTS released
sister product SpiderBasic v2 available!
- PBMap - OpenStreetMap in a CanvasGadget
- DynamicDialogs - easy creating of dialogs/GUIs
- VectorIcons - create vector-based icons 'on-the-fly'
|30th October 2016
PureBasic 5.50 and
5.43 LTS released - sister product SpiderBasic nearly reaches v2!
much news on PureArea.net due to my on-going problem with very limited
time and concentration on my own PureBasic project "GeoWorld" (working
title, may change due to licence rights later...). Of course I'm still
selling PureBasic licences (PureVision and SpiderBasic too) - so the
informations here are still valid!
PureBasic itself is of course still alive and reached the v5.50 this year. While the 3D side was improved again (e.g. with a Vehicle library), it got several further improvements, and the most important change: PureBasic is now "Unicode-only" with PB5.50+
Starting with this version PureBasic always compiles source code into Unicode programs.
If you want to stay with ASCII development you can still use the LTS version of PureBasic, which was updated (only bug-fixes, no new functions) to v5.43.
Currently Fred is concentrating on finishing the v2.0 of PureBasic's sister product SpiderBasic - making possible powerful web development.
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