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jj2007

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Re: Hello, from the FASM world.
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2016, 07:25:58 PM »
So, if you don't see these links, it is a bug on the web site and need to be fixed.

The problem is as follows:
- I click on the Fresh IDE link in post #1: http://fresh.flatassembler.net/
- then on
  John Found ( 22.08.2016 20:03:26 UTC ) :
  @EvanRony How about the Download page?

... which is
https://fresh.flatassembler.net/index.cgi?page=content//index.cgi?page=content/2_download.txt

... but should be
https://fresh.flatassembler.net/index.cgi?page=content/2_download.txt

The latter works and shows the downloads :t

Spontaneous suggestions:
1. Right-click on the error line, with "Copy". Otherwise, user asking for help must type long lines such as "Error file not found include %target os%/executable. inc >executabke inc (15)" - that would put me off if I had to do it more than once.

2. Reorganise vertically (why three rows of toolbars...? why error messages under the main edit?). Assembly is a "vertical" language, with short instructions. In FreshIDE, you can see only 22 lines of text, in RichMasm (with a similar font) more than 40. With my complex algos, I couldn't live with an IDE that shows me only 22 lines.

3. Provide an example that works "out of the box". Shouldn't be too difficult to find out which OS, and where the user put his FASM installation.

4. Selecting GetConsoleWindow and hitting F1 does nothing. At least, an error message "asdad.chm not found"...

5. Navigating with Ctrl 1 and Ctrl 2 works (RichMasm uses the more accessible Alt left/Alt right keys), but it returns not to the last character edited but to the line before. Besides, the edit history is apparently lost when you close the file.

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Re: Hello, from the FASM world.
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2016, 08:01:48 PM »
... which is
https://fresh.flatassembler.net/index.cgi?page=content//index.cgi?page=content/2_download.txt

... but should be
https://fresh.flatassembler.net/index.cgi?page=content/2_download.txt

Oh! Sorry, bad link in the comments. Fixed now. But it is link posted in the comments. The comment section could contain some bad and even harmful links, because they are posted by the users.

The site menu at the left is the only reliable source for navigation links.

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Re: Hello, from the FASM world.
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2016, 03:41:55 PM »
In that page is link Download ZIP archive
and for setup exe too.

I just checked that link, works for me, wonder what browser he's using.  As for me...  Opera 12.02 worked fine, clicked and it asked me to save, didn't as I don't have FASM, MASM is what I have currently, though I do like seeing more activity in the Assembler world, perhaps we can convert more C-heads over to Assembler (and no, wasn't about to call us A-heads, it's really close to... you know).

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Following week wrote a kernel level memory pool manager in 68k assembler for fun.

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Re: Hello, from the FASM world.
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2016, 06:39:37 PM »
I just checked that link, works for me, wonder what browser he's using.

"He" is using FF, Guru, but if you resurrect a thread that is five weeks old, you shouldn't be surprised that the link has been fixed in the meantime 8)

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Re: Hello, from the FASM world.
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2016, 11:07:15 AM »
"He" is using FF, Guru, but if you resurrect a thread that is five weeks old, you shouldn't be surprised that the link has been fixed in the meantime 8)

Well, I presumed a "He", though if there are women around, thats perfect too.  And yes, a good page refresh here and there is good.  Just remember, a hibernated Windows has a 90% chance of doing something "BAD" to itself past 24 hours of use, reboot regularly to remove the chance of Windows thinking it's corrupted and deleting itself (happened to my machine twice, gave up on hibernation).  Windows has never been memory stable enough to be useful past 24 hours, except in server versions (and even then it's rare, usually there's a bi-daily reboot scheduled in, unless there's 64-128GB of ram in it, then it can go a few days).

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Learned 68k Motorola Asm instruction set in 30 minutes on the way to an Amiga Developer's Forum meeting.
Following week wrote a kernel level memory pool manager in 68k assembler for fun.