Dooo, I hope that this is my solution. I read that Freebasic uses the GNU linker as well to talk to import libs.
I think the FreeBasic SDK should have a recent one then too. As soon as I have access to my computer tonight,
I will look there for the input library. An old SDK here in the forum had one. So there is hope. Once I get this working, I will start translating the current thincore.inc file to C.