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[News] GoldED Studio AIXANN.lu
Posted on 11-Jul-2002 15:04 GMT by Dietmar Eilert17 comments
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Update for GoldED Studio announced (first preview available here).

In a few days a final update for GoldED Studio will be released which combines the existing editor (release 6) with material from the aborted development of version 7: all-new graphics, an improved UI library and various updated add-ons. The package will include the Distributed BASIC interpreter with GPL'ed source code.

GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 1 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Dietmar Eilert on 11-Jul-2002 13:07 GMT
Sorry about the URL error; this should works:
<a href="http://golded.dietmar-eilert.de/images/snapshot.gif">Preview</a>
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 2 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by STRICQ on 11-Jul-2002 16:15 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Dietmar Eilert):
If that's a configurable background text color, then I'm sold!
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 3 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Josť on 11-Jul-2002 16:30 GMT
Man, this is sad. Couldn't they wait to at least see if AmigaOS4 is a success before stoping the development?...
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 4 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by 4pLaY on 11-Jul-2002 16:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Josť):
TheyHe and last i checked his main reason for stopping was lack of time! i wish he would sell the sources but he wants a 2 wild price.
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 5 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Bifford the Youngest on 11-Jul-2002 18:13 GMT
I'm really glad Dietmar has decided to release the update he told me he had been working on (for a long time). I'm really glad he's implemented tabs into the top bar of Golded as this will make things so much tidier!
It is, however a REAL shame he won't be continuing development. I think its a real lose and it would have been great if GoldEd could have been integrated into OS4.0+ as the Os's editor (lets face it who ever got the hang of Mmecs (or whatever it was called) and Ed is just too basic for anything more than Startup-sequence editing!)
Thankyou Dietmar and I hope that some day soon in the Amiga's Future (YES there WILL be a future!!) you will come back and continue the great work you have been doing.
Many thanks,
Sam byford.
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 6 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Solar on 12-Jul-2002 07:31 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (STRICQ):
Text background color has been configurable for ages...
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 7 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 12-Jul-2002 07:35 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Josť):
Well, with a massive 518 pre-orders to date for AmigaOne/AOS4 (i.e. less than 21% of AInc's first "free draw" target), I'd say you're in for a bit of a disappointment if you think that A1 is going to be a "success"!
However, many thanks to Deitmar for deciding to release this one final update to an absolutely excellent editor, most appreciated!
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 8 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Solar on 12-Jul-2002 07:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Josť):
From the website, for those who cannot find it themselves:
> Discontinued
> 4/3/2002
> I regret to inform AmigaOS users that all software on this web site
> is now discontinued (due to lack of time on my side to continue with
> AmigaOS software development).
Note the date. Old news. (Has been here on ANN, too.)
And please note that he has developed under WinUAE for ages - and since AmigaOS 4 does not support being run in emulators of any kind, there would not have been any "GoldED for OS 4" anyways. (Hint, hint...)
One word on the price - he has created an excellent product, effectively the market leader for AmigaOS text editing. I can fully understand that he demands a good price for giving away the source code, after all he did put serious efforts into it. Releasing stuff under the GPL might be nice, but it's not like you are *obliged* to release abandoned source...
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 9 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Dietmar on 12-Jul-2002 09:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Solar):
> text background color has been configursable for ages
Not really: all previous versions have used pen 0 for background and pen 1 for text. It was possible to change the associated colors but that would have changed everything rendered with those pens (gadgets, dialogs etc). The main reason for using pen 0/1 was that in that case only one bitplane needs scrolling on OCS/ECS/AGA systems, and that translates into a massive speed advantage. The coming update allows to disable ECS/OCS/AGA optimizations and then you will be able to choose pen and paper color freely.
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 10 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by IanG on 12-Jul-2002 09:41 GMT
I had never used GoldED until today -- because I saw this news and went to the website, downloaded the free version 5 and... Wow! What a great utility! This is one of the nicest, most competent reconfigurable editors I have ever used anywhere. I am so impressed I may well be buying the new version, with or without continued development.
Please, Amiga, Hyperion, *somebody*, buy the source from the author or make it worth his while to continue. As someone said in another comment, this editor would be awesome supplied as part of the OS. But if not, the existence of it as a program developed for the Amiga (whatever your hardware) is surely worth some effort to keep.
It's a real shame when great tools fall by the wayside, or development swaps to a PC version. Anyone here who thinks Amiga can get anywhere without *good* software, think again.
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 11 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Solar on 12-Jul-2002 11:21 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Dietmar):
> Not really: all previous versions have used pen 0 for
> background and pen 1 for text.
???
How come I remember setting text *and* background to various colors for C++ syntax highlighting?
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 12 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by hanoi on 12-Jul-2002 11:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Solar):
@ Solar:
You know EVERYTHING so much better, don't you? And you change your opinion so often I stopped counting .. oh man, stop talking so much rubish, it annoys me so much.
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 13 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by STRICQ on 12-Jul-2002 12:44 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Dietmar):
Thank you! I will be getting the update!
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 14 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by STRICQ on 12-Jul-2002 12:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Solar):
Sure you could change the background color for a syntactically highlighted element, but NEVER the whole text background area at once. Dietmar just stated that this is now possible in the current version. It is a request I've made of him for AGES.
Thanks again for adding it in.
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 15 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Solar on 12-Jul-2002 16:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (hanoi):
@ hanoi:
> You know EVERYTHING so much better, don't you?
I asked a question.
> And you change your opinion so often I stopped counting...
People that do not change their opinion even when provided with proof of the contrary are called "stubborn". Regarding Amiga, I changed my opinion but once.
> oh man, stop talking so much rubish, it annoys me so much.
Then stop reading. And, by the way, get lost.
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 16 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Pietro on 12-Jul-2002 17:16 GMT
Another great feature, IMHO of course, is the support for different font style, I like StormEd for this feature, so the text is defined by three attribute: bg colour, fg colour and style, I like it for syntax highlighting.
Bye, Pietro.
GoldED Studio AIX : Comment 17 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by .john on 15-Jul-2002 13:29 GMT
Thank you, Dietmar !
It is a sad thing for me you stopped development, but I am glad you made
this last update available, inspite of your discontinuation of the product.
As it seems to me, your earnings will not grow anymore by releasing this update, still you did it.
That is great. :-)
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