Installation procedure for <GMT>
1.Create following directories on your C: drive
- here we will put the binaries for the compilers PBDLL, PBCC,
PBRES, RC and editors PBEDIT, CCEDIT .... We do NOT distribute nor publish
these files. You have to get (read buy) them from Powerbasic. (cfr.
http://www.powerbasic.com) . Its a small enterprise trully deserving our support
and their compilers are not only great, they are also very reasonably priced.
this directory is optional and will hold only source code
to be compiled to EXE with the CC compiler (PowerBasic Console compiler)
It is a good repository for code experiments.
- this directory is optional and will hold only source code
to be compiled to EXE or DLL with the DLL compiler
- this will be the working directory for all GMT code
This will be the destination for the files you get on unzipping gmt_source.zip
(available from the logos website at http://www.logosfoundation.org/gmt/gmt_source.zip
Specific application/composition code may be placed in directories below this
- This directory should include all declarations and include
files that allow you to make use off the procedures contained in the Microsoft
Do not use the version delivered and installed by Power Basic, since it contains
some bugs. You can obtain the complete contents for this directory by
unzipping the file gmt_includes.zip. This file can also be downloaded from
the logos website at: http://www.logosfoundation.org/gmt/gmt_includes.zip.
Essential files are:
- g_win.inc: only the declares effectively used in gmt. This one can
replace all of the above windows api declarations.
If you want to run or to develop software using the optional National Instruments
NiDAQ library -this only makes sense if you also have their hardware
(data acquisition cards)- you will also need the following files:
These have been adapted to Power Basic by us and they are not available from
Including these files assumes you also have installed the NiDAQ software that
comes with National Instruments boards and hardware.
In order to use our support for the MarschallSoft ftp libraries,
you also need:
- Optional directory you may want to create, for putting all
references and user manuals for GMT. The can be downloaded from the logos
site and you should
regularly update your files, since we are continuously adding and improving
2. Start PBEDIT.EXE (now at version 7.02)
- The editor opens and you can now load gmt.bas. This module
should always be the main module. Although nothing prevents you to add your
own code to this module, it is highly advisable never to do so. Each system
upgrade would bring you in risk of loosing your own work... So you should
choose a new file and write your own application in one or more separate files.
You can include your code either by adding a single include statement in the
header of gmt.bas, or (better) in the module studentsxx.bas.
- If you want your finished application to be included in the
opening menu, you can contact the author in order to obtain a series of specific
constants for identification.
Installation procedure for <GMT>
runtimes and applications
Create following directories on your C: drive:
The files required in this directory are:
- gmt.exe or, another *.exe file if the author compiled his
program under a different name...
- g_lib.dll this is the essential library used by GMT
- g_glib.dll a library only used by some pieces by myself.
- gmt.ini an initialization/configuration file for GMT. (ASCII
- test.wav a dummy WAV file used for initializing the wave
devices, required only if you work under windows 95.
GMT does not change nor use the Windows registry. So, removing this software
completely can be done simply by deleting all above mentioned directories
and their contents.
Often applications will need extra files (mostly data files)
in order to run and initialize properly. Read the instructions for the application
as provided by the author.
Specific applications and their file requirements:
<A Book of Moves> , <Songbook>
- These compositions require National Instruments hardware
as well as driver software! Version 8.21 preferred.
- The authors <Invisible Instrument> is required.
- This opera composition requires National Instruments hardware
as well as driver software! It requires the authors complete robot orchestra,
radar devices, the invisible instrument en a 8 port midi interface.