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Hi, I have problem getting SourceBoost ide running. Executing ide.exe brings up splash screen, then it disappears and ide doesn't show up. However in windows task manager under processes tab it shows that ide.exe is running (CPU: 00, Memory: 5156 KB). Strange. What could be the reason?

 

System:

Pentium III 500MHz, Windows XP Pro but no Service Packs. Could this (no SP) affect it?

 

By the way. It doesn't work on my laptop(Celeron 400, WinXP Pro, no SP also) too :( .

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boostc.pic16.exe runs and compiles into .obj fine. I have no antivirus software installed.

 

I got it running once somehow (changed sourceboost folder to read-only) but it doesn't work when i try again. No matter if I run it directly from ide.exe or through .__c file.

 

Does SourceBoost ide need some services to be running, cause i have a bunch of them disabled?

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...Does SourceBoost ide need some services to be running, cause i have a bunch of them disabled?...

 

No SourceBoost doesn't use any services or anything special. It just should run after the installation. We had couple of similar reports when users weren't able to start SourceBoost but we don't know what exactly the problem is :(

 

Regards,

Pavel

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Try to remove the plugin DLLs from the SourceBoost installation directory. These files are:

 

bcd.dll

button.dll

buttonblock.dll

dvm.dll

i2ceprom.dll

lcd.dll

led.dll

ledblock.dll

siggen.dll

speedtest.dll

stimuli.dll

stopwatch.dll

varpsu.dll

 

(if you haven't installed the extra plugin package you won't have all of these files in your SourceBoost installation directory).

 

Let me know if this helped.

 

Regards,

Pavel

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But how can I compile .c file into .hex file using command line? Boostc.pic16.exe generates .obj file which seems to not be the machine code yet?

 

boostc compiles .c -> .obj

boostlink links .c/.lib -> .hex

 

Regards,

Pavel

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