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commandline compile - using neobook like an compiler

PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 11:19 pm
by HPW
Inspirated from the discussion on template here: ... topic=1553

I would make more sense to do pub-generation when it would be possible to call the neobook-ide with a commandline-switch for direct compile and terminate (and no GUI).

neobook.exe /c "C:\MyGeneratedPub.Pub"

Then an automated process (maybe via web) could deliver customised applications. Would add more power and potential market to neobook.

commandline compile

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2004 12:05 pm
by Neosoft Support
Interesting idea. I'll add it to the list.

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 12:47 am
by HPW
After a lot of wish-list items are now reality in NB 5.01, I hope this get nearer to the top.

I have now a huge app, which will be delivered in a lot slightly different versions. This has now to be done by hand. A automated process would be very handy to get updates etc. out quickly and safety.

An option would ba a separate commandline compiler:

neobookcc.exe "C:\MyTemplate.Pub"

So just another of my cents (euro).

PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:45 am
by Wrangler
Well, I hope this is AT the top.

I am at a point a commandline compiler would save me days of work. I am generating hundreds of ebooks, each in chm format. Each ebook uses a pub as the launching menu. The pubs are all the same, except for a few variables. The neobook strReplace action does this real fast.

But, now I have hundreds of pubs, all which need compiling. :( With a commandline compiler, I could put all these pubs in a folder, and loop through and compile them. :)

Note: It's not our fault, Dave. You created something that allows us to do these wonderful things in Neobook. So now, instead of just a bullet, we need a case of ammo. :wink:

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:39 am
by Neosoft Support
It's already on the list, but I'll make sure your message is added to the stack.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:20 pm
by TMcD
Shaking off an old dusty thread.

I'm still interested in the command line compiler. :)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:46 pm
by Boo (Gulf Breeze)
I would love to have this feature, too. 8-)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:56 pm
by Jay-Bird
I had forgotten how much this would help, I have been selling software by compiling one at a time with license info ... Since its a very small amount of software, it s no problem now... but this would be very handy as I am approaching several new and seperate releases.



PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:09 pm
by HPW
Did you miss some old news (5.5.3)? ;-) ... ommandline

- Added a command line compiler option. To use the command line compiler, start NeoBook with the /C switch followed by the full path and file name of the publication to compile. For example:

NeoBook.exe /C "C:\Program Files\NeoBook 5\My Pubs\"

The command line compiler will only accept one publication file at a time.
The publication will be compiled using the publication's last saved compiler configuration.
Make sure NeoBook is not already running before using the command line compile option.
NeoBook will close after the compilation is complete.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:20 pm
by Boo (Gulf Breeze)
Personally, now that you mention it, I do seem to recall reading that. (I previously posted on this thread without fully thinking about it.) ;-)

Have not yet played with that feature... That being said, it sure would be neat to be able to have a redistributable compiler, for example, that could be redistributed for the creation of personalized applications on the fly (for example, by vendors--or by whomever.) But I understand the implications of offering such, and understand why doing so by Neosoft might not be feasible... ;-)

PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:26 pm
by TMcD
Ok, even I totally forgot about it, since I looked at the post (again): ... ommandline

I feel like a big idiot. :oops:

And once again, Dave (Neosoft comes through).

And thanks to Hans for refereshing my brain. :lol:

PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:52 pm
by Jay-Bird
Man am I eating Crow!

Sorry for the blab, now I suppose I'll get busy!


PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:57 pm
by Wrangler
:shock: :shock:

I hereby request that all the above who are on drugs share them with the rest of us! 8)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:05 pm
by TMcD
Wrangler wrote::shock: :shock:

I hereby request that all the above who are on drugs share them with the rest of us! 8)

Hah... it was the "don't post when you should be sleeping" syndrome for me. :lol: