So, I downloaded the VDBE IDE, and unzipped it. First problem is that there are some folder structures that have far too long of names. I had to go through a few different unzip programs in order to find one that (appears to) work. The next problem was an error saying that I needed .NET 4.0.30319. Downloaded the full installer from Microsoft. Now it just crashes with an error that states “The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000006)”.
A more detailed view of the problem gives me this info:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: idea.exe
Application Version: 0.0.0.0
Application Timestamp: 5b618f5d
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.17514
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ce7ba58
Exception Code: c0000006
Exception Offset: 0003e991
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 4c0d
Additional Information 2: 4c0d4d78887f76d971d5d00f1f20a433
Additional Information 3: 4c0d
Additional Information 4: 4c0d4d78887f76d971d5d00f1f20a433
I can appreciate the idea of a portable IDE. However, I can’t help but think that an .EXE would have fewer inherent issues, particularly if all required files were included.
We will have to wait for KR1553 for a response on the possibility of an installer, since he handles that part of VBDE. But in the meantime, maybe I can help you solve the issue starting IDEA.
First things first, I’m not sure which program KR1553 recommends to unzip the file, but I usually use 7zip. It seems to being able to handle anything.
Second, which version of Windows are you using? (please include the number of bits and the edition [home, pro, etc.]) I usually don’t have to install .NET in anything that isn’t Windows XP (yup, I still use it, LOL). Windows 7 and above don’t complaint at all and work out of the box, although I never use the home editions, so that may be the problem.
From the error, it seems to be related to a faulty dll in your system. Did you try this: