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My Introduction and seeking development package

Postby LDonegan » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:06 pm

Hello;
Name is Lucky D. I live upon the Flathead Indian Reservation in NW Montana USA. I have been repairing computers and installing Linux Mint then making them available for our Nations Veterans and Low income folks. I am wanting to get into development and help the Linux Mint community but have been having problems in finding a development package for programming within the Software Manager so far. I learned C++, Pascal, and Modula 2 in college really would love to program in Linux if possible. Just cannot find it so far. Have not given up hope yet still seeking such a package still to permit this desire of helping Linux Mint and the community at large.

Lucky

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Re: My Introduction and seeking development package

Postby The-Wizard » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:29 pm

Welcome to the Mint family forums

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Re: My Introduction and seeking development package

Postby Crewp » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:51 pm

Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum. I would suggest going on Mint;s IRC channel and talking to the Dev's directly. I'm sure they could guide you.
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Re: My Introduction and seeking development package

Postby eric52 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:28 pm

Hi, Lucky, and welcome to the Mint forums. It's a great OS and I'm sure you will contribute to it. For the purposes you describe, you might check out Puppy Linux (heresy!) Even a dummy like me can customize and remaster a Puppy and then run it (with session saving) on a live DVD. That can let you get good use out of an old PII without a hard drive (really!) Mint is a top notch OS, but it loses effectiveness once machines get over a decade old. I guess it depends on what you have to work with and what needs must be met. I hope to see some of your work here. - Eric
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Re: My Introduction and seeking development package

Postby jimallyn » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:57 pm

Welcome aboard, LDonegan! Been playing any skiffle lately?

If you want to program on Linux Mint, you should install build-essential, gcc, and some code editors/IDEs. For Python, use Idle, for just about everything else, use Geany. There's also Gambas if you want to program in BASIC. And probably someone who knows more about it than I will pop in with more information.
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Re: My Introduction and seeking development package

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Re: My Introduction and seeking development package

Postby stanley83 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:04 pm

Hi Lucky D and well come.
I have an application written in cpp and I'm looking for helpers who are willing to be a guinea pig and tell me what they have problems with. I hope I do not blow their system like I did mine once. I hope that I'm over that stage. You can take a peek at " https://github.com/stanley3384/DirectoryWatch " .
Just download it to somewhere like "Downloads/DiretoryWatch" click on it, then extract and read DirectoryWatch.odt for starters. Regards Ian
ian no space 2433384 at err um gmail dotty com You can figure that out.

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Re: My Introduction and seeking development package

Postby phd21 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:18 pm

Hi "LDonegan",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !
Phd21: Mint KDE 17.3 & 18.2, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,3gb Ram,160gb hdd, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:https://opensource.com/life/15/4/9-reasons-to-use-kde

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Re: My Introduction and seeking development package

Postby stormryder » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:07 am

Hello LuckyD,
I live on the other side of the Missions, hope its not as smokey on your side.
You may be interested in a program I've experimented with a little called wxWidgets that can be used to create GUIs. Its not in the repo but I was able to compile it with the instructions found here.
http://www.binarytides.com/install-wxwidgets-ubuntu/

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Re: My Introduction and seeking development package

Postby dcrowder » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:31 am

Welcome to the forums, LDonegan!
I love that you are using Linux to help others.
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Re: My Introduction and seeking development package

Postby catweazel » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:01 pm

Welcome!
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Re: My Introduction and seeking development package

Postby Green-cedar-19+52 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:43 pm

LDonegan wrote:Hello;
Name is Lucky D. I live upon the Flathead Indian Reservation in NW Montana USA. I have been repairing computers and installing Linux Mint then making them available for our Nations Veterans and Low income folks. I am wanting to get into development and help the Linux Mint community but have been having problems in finding a development package for programming within the Software Manager so far. I learned C++, Pascal, and Modula 2 in college really would love to program in Linux if possible. Just cannot find it so far. Have not given up hope yet still seeking such a package still to permit this desire of helping Linux Mint and the community at large.

Lucky


Lucky D,

Welcome to the forum! :D I do hope that you are able to find the help that you need in the development arena of Linux.

It is also commendable that you are using your expertise in helping the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana with their computer needs.

Keep up the good work. If you have a website that helps us understand your work please let us know.

Green Cedar


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