The earlier versions of BlackBox were created and published by Oms (Oberon microsystems AG) in commercial and "free for educational use" versions. The original version was called Oberon/F, with the name BlackBox Component Builder adopted later. The final Oms version is a free and open source (The 2-Clause BSD License). Version 1.6 dated 11-October-2013.
Since then an organization of volunteers called the "BlackBox Framework Center" has formed to maintain and develop the Software.
The current stable Center release is Version 1.7.1.
Editing, compiling, running stuff, Forms, Dialogs. When using unmanaged windows: Drag'n'pick (an interesting method to transfer character attributes to a selection) works
What does not
When using managed windows: Drag'n'pick (an interesting method to transfer character attributes to a selection). But it works nicely, if you unselect managed Windows in winecfg for this application.
I had problems to specify command line Options.
What was not tested
I didn't find any additional problems in daily use.
currently I did not test the installer, I tested only the zip-archived Version without an installer.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 9.x "Stretch" x86_64||Jan 27 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Ivan Denisov|
|Current||Linux Mint Debian x86_64||Aug 07 2017||2.0.2||N/A||Yes||Platinum||Bernhard Treutwein|
Drag'n'pick is an useful method to transfer character attributes to a selection. It uses Alt key after select the target for the changes. However Alt is often used for windows management in GNU/Lunux.
But it works nicely, if you unselect managed Windows in winecfg for this application. Alternatively the key for windows management can be changed:
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences mouse-button-modifier "<Super>"