BTK (Sample Programs)

by johnno56, Thursday, June 12, 2014, 23:22 (1017 days ago)

This may be a stupid question. I have seen references to "BTK" in several programs, of which all fail to run, because I am running Basic256 "as is". Can I assume that BTK is an "add-on"-type application that produces GUI's? If so, how can I make use of it? And where can I download it?



by Jim ⌂ @, Russell, KY, Friday, June 13, 2014, 17:13 (1016 days ago) @ johnno56


The BTK subroutines were created by UglyMike and you can find his sample code and the routines on his page at

BASIC256 was never really intended to create GUI applications but Mike has spent a lot of time coming up with a widget library that works.



by johnno56, Saturday, June 14, 2014, 11:00 (1016 days ago) @ Jim

I run with Linux Mint 16.

Using Wine (running with basic256 v 1.1) it runs fine. However, the version that I have on Linux (v it fails with the 'global' commands.

I am going to try and compile v 1.1.26 to run on Linux. No guarantees, as I have not tried this before. I will let you know how it goes... fingers crossed.



by johnno56, Saturday, June 14, 2014, 11:39 (1016 days ago) @ johnno56

Compile failed.

All dependencies ARE installed.

Attempted to build by issuing the 'make clean' command.

john@baldwin-001 ~/Downloads/basic256- $ make clean
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/bin/qmake -config debug -o Makefile
make: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/bin/qmake: Command not found
make: *** [Makefile] Error 127

qmake IS install

john@baldwin-001 ~/Downloads/basic256- $ qmake --version
QMake version 2.01a
Using Qt version 4.8.4 in /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu

I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that basic256 required QT4 to compile and not QT5 which is installed.

I'm not sure how to get around this problem. I guess I will have to be content with using basic256 v 1.1 via Wine or basic256 v running native on Linux.

My brain hurts. I think I need coffee....



by Jim ⌂ @, Russell, KY, Sunday, June 15, 2014, 02:28 (1015 days ago) @ johnno56

You need to uninstall the qt4 development libraries and install the qt5-dev packages. There is a ppa for ubuntu (ppa:basic256/basic256) or you can Wine the current windows from sourceforge 1.1.2.?


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