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This site hosts both the FBtoC Project and the FutureBasic Freeware downloads. On 1 January 2008, 
Staz Software announced FutureBasic as freeware. Downloads and their executables are freeware, but source
code and rights of distribution are reserved to the respective authors (the FBtoC team and Staz Software).

FutureBasic 5 builds Mac OS X Carbon applications (32-bit only) and command-line tools (32- and 64-bit).
The FutureBasic 5 IDE consists of a syntax-aware editor, and a translator (FBtoC) that converts FB code into
C code. The translation is then compiled with one of the system compilers (gcc or clang).

Read about: Current status and direction
FutureBasic 5
Download: FutureBasic 5.7.6 [5.2 MB]  Requires OS X 10.5 or higher
Download: FB 5.7.6 examples [2.3 MB]
Browse:    FB5 documentation  FBtoC documentation
Read about: FBtoC source code

FB and OS X 10.7 'Lion', OS X 10.8 'Mountain Lion' and OS X 10.9 'Mavericks'
FB 5.7+ works almost seamlessly in 10.7/10.8/10.9 ( version 5.7.4+ required for 10.8+ ) 
Universal builds and those targeting 10.4 or 10.5 require an Xcode 3 Developer folder.
Read: Installation and settings

Using Xcode 3 with Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion read: Finding and Using Xcode 3
Using Xcode 4 with Lion/Mountain Lion read: See last document page for standard build settings


Questions and bug reports:
Please direct questions and bug reports to the  FB mailing list.

Other links
Self Education Resources
Obsolete FB Resources
Release Notes History
Archived fbcocoa posts
Download fbcocoa examples
A Tribute to Robert Purves

Last updated:19 November 2013