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CompileDB - An A5 Application Compiler for Cautious Developers

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  • awj007
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    You're welcome! Stay safe!

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  • DaveM
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    Thank You Andrew

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  • awj007
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    Originally posted by jkukuda View Post
    Yes, I would to get a copy as well.
    See my post above, I've attached the CompileDB.zip file!

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  • awj007
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    Originally posted by pboomwork View Post
    Does anyone have a copy of this utility they can share. The links provided no longer work.
    I do have a copy still! Works like a charm. Here you go!
    Attached Files

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  • jkukuda
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    Yes, I would to get a copy as well.

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  • pboomwork
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    Does anyone have a copy of this utility they can share. The links provided no longer work.

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  • awj
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    Thanks a bunch! Got it!

    BTW, very impressive utility! Works perfectly and it's a real time saver when deploying new versions to users! :)

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  • brett s
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    Oh, yes. You are right. Try this link for downloading:

    http://www.pgsd.co.nz/downloads/CompileDB.axb

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  • awj
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    Thanks Brett, got the download but I couldn't locate an AXB file in the zip file at all. :)

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  • brett s
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    Originally posted by awj View Post
    Hello Brett;

    Not sure if you're still on the Message Board anymore, but I was intrigued by this CompileDB you created. Do you still have the CompileDB.txt file? I'd really like to see how it was all done!
    Hi Andrew,
    Yes, I still visit the message board from time to time. All the original links to CompileDB appear to have been removed, not sure why. So here is the original download link: http://www.pgsd.co.nz/downloads/CompileDB3.zip

    The CompileDB.txt file you are looking for is in the zip file as 'CompileDB.axb' which is just a plain text file with a '.axb' extension because that is what my main application 'PGPreCompiler' uses as its convention for Alpha5 Xbasic source code.

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  • awj
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    Hello Brett;

    Not sure if you're still on the Message Board anymore, but I was intrigued by this CompileDB you created. Do you still have the CompileDB.txt file? I'd really like to see how it was all done!



    Originally posted by brett s View Post
    I use the above title because I have to admit when it comes time to compile and then *delete* all my global scripts and functions I do so with some trepidation bearing in mind the time and effort that has gone into developing and testing them. Now I have no fear when I do this - I use CompileDB.

    So, here it is is. An application compiler for Alpha Five with the following features:

    1. Quickly and automatically compiles your application's global scripts and UDFs to an aex file.

    2. Works automatically with any A5 application - no customization or changes required.

    3. Backs up your global scripts and UDFs to a zip file. You can restore them easily when required.

    4. Deletes the source statements of your global scripts and UDFs after they are compiled so their Xbasic source is not included with your customer installation build.

    5. Installs as an A5 addin so that you can run it automatically. No separate installation is required in each of your A5 applications.

    6. Easy to remove - just delete it from the A5 addins folder if you decide you don't want it any longer.

    7. Tested comprehensively on A5 version 7. Also tested on A5 version 8.

    8. Source included so you can scrutinize it and make improvements. (But please share them with me so I can include them here).

    9. Automatically checks and detects improper use. For example:
    • Can only be run from the developer's edition of A5.
    • Will not run if the necessary support files are absent.


    10. It's free. No strings attached.

    There is everything here you need to get started with CompileDB. The attached zip file includes the following files:
    • 'CompileDB.aex' The compiled application. Just copy this to your A5 "addins_installed" folder.
    • 'CompileDB.txt' The Xbasic source for CompileDB.aex in case you want to scrutinize the code (its not otherwise required).
    • 'ReadMe for CompileDB.txt' The documentation - how to install and use CompileDB.

    I hope you find CompileDB as useful as I do.

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  • DaveM
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    I have used Brett's process with GREAT success.
    At least you can bring it all back to the cp if you need to.

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  • brett s
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    CompileDB version 3 is now available and can be downloaded in Zip format from here.

    There is a documentation PDF file included in the Zip file. Also a CompileDB.aex that must be copied to your Alpha5 '.addins_installed' folder and two '.new_code' files that must be copied to your Alpha5 'Control_Panel_Addins' folder. Please refer to the installation instructions for further details.

    The main change in version 3 is that you do not now create your own scripts or syntax to run CompileDB. All you need to do is run it from your Alpha5 control panel Code Tab by right clicking anywhere on the white background - see attached JPEG screen shot.

    This release has been tested on Alpha5 versions 8 and 9 on both Windows Vista and XP. If you discover any problems, let me know. Thanks to Dave J with his invaluable help with testing.

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  • GordonMac
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    Hi Ira,

    Thanks for confirming that the runtime and regular A5V8 run at the same speed with just different parts enabled. I thought that might be the case. Just wanted to know for sure. Thanks.

    Gordon

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  • DaveM
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    Brett,

    That works great.

    Thanks.
    Dave Mason

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