P R E S S R E P O R T from September 15, 2000
New Omikron Basic 6.55 Version for all PowerMacs:
In addition to a variety of new features, every Omikron Basic now also
includes a Lite version of the EasyGem Library. This means programmers can
equip their programs with professional user interfaces without incurring
WHAT’S NEW with Version 6.55?
– The Extension Library was expanded with the function FNSystem_Version and
the procedure Set_Rnd_Seed. It is now also possible to use Ser_Set_Brk to
send break signals to the serial interface and delete the signal with
– Using RETURN now results in an automatic type conversion. This means you
can now also pass an integer number to a function of type floar or vice
– The editor now enables the automatic conversion from ASCII 202 to ASCII
32 (normal blank space). This facilitates the import from sample programs
from the HTML manuals using ‘Copy’ and ‘Paste’ significantly.
– The debugger can also depict the contents of byte and flag fields.
– “Save” and “Save as … ” now function again with deactivated auto backup.
-Using OPEN”F” with subsequent GET now returns the correct identification
number of the parent directory.
-POINT can now also be used for off-screen bitmaps (e.g., graphic windows
of the EasyGem Library).
– Statements that have been removed from libraries are no longer listed in
the compiler window. This accelerates the compilation process significantly
even with activated “Warnings”, especially on computers with slow screen
-Rectangles specified by setting the left upper corner and the length and
width (X,Y,W,H) were interpreted by the older version as one pixel too
small in height and width. This error has been removed.
A complete overview over all of the new enhancements can be found at
http://www.berkhan.com/manual_e/data/news.htm Registered users can update
their program free of charge using our Web page.
– A FREE DEMO VERSION can be downloaded from
http://www.berkhan.com/demo_e.htm. Or download the demo file directly by
pointing your browser at: http://www.berkhan.com/files/ombas6ef.sit (3,3 MB)
All registered users can UPDATE FREE OF CHARGE via our Web site:
– A download version for research and edcuational purposes is available for
as little as US$ 47. More Information about Omikron Basic products &
prices is available at http://www.berkhan.com/best6_e.htm
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