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About The Best Formula In The World
Architecture details
By Reference Argument Passing
Compatibility between versions
Creating And Using Libraries
Database Datatype Mapping
Database Request Quoting
Date & time management
Dates and calendars
DBus and Gambas
Differences Between Shell And Exec
Differences From Visual Basic
Distributions & Operating Systems
Drag & Drop
DrawingArea Internal Behaviour
External functions datatype mapping
Frequently Asked Questions
Gambas Farm Server Protocol
Gambas Mailing List Netiquette
Gambas Markdown Syntax
Gambas Naming Conventions
Gambas Object Model
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Gambas Wiki Markup Syntax
Getting Started With Gambas
Hall Of Fame
Image Management In Gambas
Including Help Comments in Source Code
Interpreter limits
Just In Time Compiler
Just In Time Compiler (old version)
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Naming Conventions
Network Programming
ODBC Component Documentation
PCRE Pattern Syntax
Porting from Gambas 2 to Gambas 3
Previous News
Project Directory Structure
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Rich Text Syntax
Text highlighting definition file syntax
The Program has stopped unexpectedly by raising signal #11
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Distributions & Operating Systems

...or does Gambas compile on my system ?

Linux distributions (32 bits / 64 bits)

System Version Status Notes
Arch Linux Overlord OK Works fine on x86 and x86_64.
Conectiva 10 OK -
Debian Woody

Sarge / Sid

See the README.DEBIAN file in the source package.
Fedora Core 3, 4, 5... OK -
Gentoo 1.4 OK
Linex - OK -
Mandriva >= 2005 OK -
Mageia >= 2 OK Gambas3 packages available for Mageia 1 (both 32 and 64 bit) using 3d-part repositories/packages (e.g.
OpenSuSE 9.x / 10.x / 11.x OK -
QiLinux 1.2 OK -
RedHat 9.0


But you must upgrade your Qt library or compile it, even modify a by hand. See the file README.REDHAT in the source package.
Slackware >= 9.1 OK Maybe a little elbow grease is needed for 10.1.
Ubuntu Lucid/Maverick/Natty/Oneiric/Precise... OK Gambas2 available from standard OS repositories. Gambas3 available from a PPA:
Xandros 2.0 OK -

Other Systems/Environments

System/Environment Status Notes
FreeBSD OK Gambas 1.x and 2.x are part of the official FreeBSD ports.
Gambas 3 now compiles. Tested on FreeBSD 64 bits.
OpenBSD OK Gambas 3 > 3.11.4 compiles. gambas3-devel on amd64 has issues.
Mac OS X / PowerPC Bad Gambas should compile. Anyway, it will crash because of bugs in endianness management. I need an ssh access to a PowerPC computer to fix that!
NetBSD OK Gambas 3 > 3.11.4 compiles. gambas3-devel on amd64 has issues.
Solaris Unknown Gambas now compiles on this system but may not work. I'm waiting for news from users.
Haiku Unknown Work in progress...
Windows™ OK Gambas 3.9.1 and later compile and run on Cygwin. gb.inotify and gb.v4l do not compile.

If you succeeded in compiling and/or running Gambas on your system, or if you have problems, write to the mailing-list. I will add any information I receive in the previous table.