FreeBasic Version 0.20.0b released - Printable Version

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FreeBasic Version 0.20.0b released - Dav - 08-11-2008

A new version of the FreeBasic compiler has been released - now at Version 0.20.0b.

This release fixes many reported bugs and has several additions, changes & improvements from the last release.

Here is a summary:

AndAlso/OrElse short-circuiting operators
updated FreeImage support for v3.10
BLOAD now supports 15, 16, and 32-bpp BMP files, alpha in 32-bpp BMP files (BITMAPV4/V5HEADER only), arbitrary BI_BITFIELDS bitfields, and OS/2 BMP files
Many improvements to gfx functions (SCREEN, PCOPY, LINE, CIRCLE)
Many improvements to run-time functions (VAL, STR, GET#, LINE INPUT, LEN, DIR)
improved dialect support (removed dialect dependencies from the rtlib, added IMAGEINFO, and #lang directive)
GOSUB now allowed in fblite (with OPTION GOSUB)
SSE/SSE2 support for floating point math (using -fpu sse command line option)

(For a complete list of changes see This list)

For download links of FreeBasic Version 0.20.0b please GOTO the official FreeBasic announcement here:

- Dav