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#61 LakesideMiners

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 04:12 PM

where can I get the source for bbInterface_iTunes?


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Posted 29 May 2020 - 09:42 PM

Hey folks, been really busy, still alive, yaaaaaay, will post more tomorrow hopefully...  :thumbsup:

 

Damn! You are all so old!!!

Maybe so. But we on the other hand are good looking...  :cool: :tongue: :wink:

 

For me it has always been : ZO /(d)zəʊ/ )  BLITE/blaɪt/ )

https://en.wiktionar...onetic_Alphabet

Close. "Box" phonetically is /bɒks/ though, so super-simply reversed it should be /ksɒb/, hence /ksɒblaɪt/ (nb. I just didn't have the right letters above so layman'ed it to ksoblait  :wink:).

 

Where are the young Blackbox developers?

Where are the young Blackbox developers? Probably not coding Win32 C/C++...  :blush:

 

They seemed to be the heirs of the custo community, they even have a nicer nick name for customization: ricing

Oh FFS... (no, not "For Further Study", that other acronym...  :wink: )

 

I might try to mess around with making plugins, i mean, all I have been doing lately is playing Terraria and voice chatting.

Cool! I'll try to wrap up a decent new plugin SDK example as well once xoblite bb5 itself is in decent shape. Or post some plugin code on GitHub. Or something. Stay tuned?  :yes:

(btw if you haven't you could check out https://visualstudio...m/vs/community/ in the meanwhile; *box plugins are written in C/C++).

 

i dont even use Music Bee(did not even know about it untill now) or iTunes

Seems like it's some kind of application to play something called music "FILES" (say what?); supposedly it came after something called compact discs, that came after something called vinyl records...  :wink:

(seriously though, I too used to be an audiophile back in the days, but let's face it... streaming has won most of us still young, still good looking people over... :wink:).

 

BR//KHH (qwilk/@xoblite)


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Posted 29 May 2020 - 09:43 PM

PS.

 

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...seriously?  :laugh: :whistling:


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#64 xoblite

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 09:57 PM

where can I get the source for bbInterface_iTunes?

Latest version plain source code is included in the plugin .zip's from http://www.kazmix.com/bb4win/ , but that is not enough to compile it; you need some iTunes SDK stuff etc iirc, maybe what's mirrored by https://github.com/m...esCOMWindowsSDK is sufficient (don't recall tbh). Should say though that the bbInterface_iTunes code itself is a bit daunting too - after all it's probably one of if not the most complex bb4win plugin out there - but YMMV perhaps  :thumbsup:

 

BR//KHH (qwilk/@xoblite)


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#65 LakesideMiners

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 11:04 PM

i just need it so I see a bit of an example on how its working. Like seeing if it used hotkeys, but now it seems it uses an SDK based on what you said. the only MusicBee thing I could find that was promising for sdk, is not up anymore.


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 05:34 AM

i dont even use Music Bee(did not even know about it untill now) or iTunes,. but might be a good first challenge. now just to find out how MusicBee works. going to be a nice change, learning a new language/syntax.(don't know what it would be called in this case)

Was just a suggestion, you may come up with something else altogether :) In case you do, or if you have something to add to this, let's move to another section - this topic is reserved for qwilk's xoblite :) My bad for starting this here.


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Posted 30 May 2020 - 05:50 PM

I've been silent for some years now (back to my usual lurking) but I've got to say it's exiting to see the bb4win community still alive and kicking in 2020 when it's sadly common to see old communities fade away.

I check from time to time the old bb sites and when I saw an update months ago on https://xoblite.net/ I was litterally blown away.

Can't wait for the release!

 

Btw I never realized you were so "adult" guys XD
I guess one can't stop time, I began messing around with bb since I was in school now I'm 37 myself!


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Posted 31 May 2020 - 06:07 AM

I've been silent for some years now (back to my usual lurking) but I've got to say it's exiting to see the bb4win community still alive and kicking in 2020 when it's sadly common to see old communities fade away.

I check from time to time the old bb sites and when I saw an update months ago on https://xoblite.net/ I was litterally blown away.

Can't wait for the release!

 

Btw I never realized you were so "adult" guys XD
I guess one can't stop time, I began messing around with bb since I was in school now I'm 37 myself!

Welcome back, sitalk :) Good to know you are still around, too!

There is something fond about Blackbox, a sort of bonding no other shell community has achieved. No other way to explain the fact that Blackbox is still alive, when other great shells (like Litestep, for instance) have come to a bitter end. No other way to explain the fact that we have new members on an almost daily basis - although the majority of them have chosen to remain silent so far.

Let's keep the spirit alive! :)


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Posted 15 July 2020 - 08:51 AM

As a new user to the community I feel very VERY confused.

So many names to keep track of (bblean, morjmir, etc.) and no real hub where i can find all this information. Things are branched out in different forum threads and just googling blackbox for windows lands you on the horribly outdated http://bb4win.sourceforge.net/

 

I believe a github/gitlab repository would do this project a huge favour, allowing users to push modifications, keep track of branches and build a community wiki. Something I believe this project is in dire need of to gain and retain users.

Also to showcase what the project is and what its not. 

 

I truly wish this project the best and I hope to see it get some traction in 2020.


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Posted 16 July 2020 - 07:24 AM

I understand how you feel.

About 20 years ago there were so many programmers/developers/whatever with so much enthusiasm and vision, no less than 10 BB branches had apperared at one time or another. Things died down quite a bit when Win8 and then Win10 came along, enthusiasm faded and most shells died an untimely death.

What we are doing here is get all branches in the history of Blackbox for Windows, put them in the downloads section and let users decide which one is best for them. That's where you'll find most sources, too. Personally, I'd go for the latest builds (the latest being about 5 years old, but qwilk's xoblite 5 is almost ready to post) because they offer more options and work with most plugins.


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Posted 18 July 2020 - 10:39 AM

I'd really like to see process priority built back into BB4WIN I don't recall which version had that integrated into the taskbar, but that is sorely missed by me what a handy feature it was, but it was so short lived it came and went quickly.


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