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[News] Barebones Editor LaunchANN.lu
Posted on 28-Nov-2002 15:01 GMT by Dietmar Eilert30 comments
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Barebones Editor

The new GoldED Barebones package is a GoldED AIX distribution reduced to the bare essentials with the added bonus of CygnusED-inspired configuration. It's aggressively priced and targed at fans of retro editors. It's ultra-fast and provides features such as folding or syntax highlighting. Available at a special price during product launch (28/Nov-30/Nov)!

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Download GoldED Barebones is a retro-look ultra-fast editor designed for users who enjoy working with CygnusED and other classic Amiga editors. It's derived from GoldED AIX, with an equally impressive set of core features, ranging from syntax highlighting to folding, but with muted graphics, and a CygnusED-inspired configuration. GoldED Barebones does not include development environments, nor HTML support and definitely no FAX button. It's a lean mean ... - but let's not get carried away :-) The free version can edit files with up to 1000 lines, no other limitations.

Available on CD-ROM for AmigaOS3. Retail price is 19.99 EURO (plus p&p). During the product launch period (ends 30/Nov) this package is available for 14.99 EUR (plus p&p). While stock lasts.

Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 1 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Dietmar on 28-Nov-2002 14:26 GMT
PS: Optional CED-style configuration (menu, keyboard) will soon also be available for the AIX version.
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 2 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by 4pLaY on 28-Nov-2002 17:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Dietmar):
Heh i thought you had no more time for Amiga? ;).
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 3 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Dietmar on 28-Nov-2002 17:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (4pLaY):
Didn't take long, couple of afternoons, and it was raining. Never tested it with a real Amiga though, (btw, has anybody installed the recent version of WinUAE ? It's horribly unstable on my PC).
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 4 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by catohagen on 28-Nov-2002 17:26 GMT
will it sometime be possible to buy and recive the software online ?
with Regnet or Paypal, then you get rid of the extra cost with cd duplication and
shipping...
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 5 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by ikez on 28-Nov-2002 17:36 GMT
Is it possible to buy online? (AIX version)
Ikez
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 6 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Dietmar on 28-Nov-2002 17:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (catohagen):
> will it sometime be possible to buy and recive the software online ?
No.
> with Regnet or Paypal, then you get rid of the extra cost with cd duplication
CD duplication costs are close to nothing. Paypal probably charges more for their services. But the reason for using a CD is that the software's keyfile is 64 MB (and it's so huge because otherwise it would be
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 7 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Dietmar on 28-Nov-2002 17:40 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Dietmar):
(continued ;) ... pirated and uploaded within hours after the release.
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 8 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by catohagen on 28-Nov-2002 17:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Dietmar):
64 MB keyfile ? shit,thats huge :)
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 9 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by ikez on 28-Nov-2002 17:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (catohagen):
U mean ... that i must have a 64mb keyfile on HD?
ikez
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 10 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Dietmar on 28-Nov-2002 17:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (ikez):
> U mean ... that i must have a 64mb keyfile on HD?
No. But when installing a service pack, you are required to insert the CD (different service packs are encoded with different keyfile segments). The purpose of the keyfile is to stop pirated software from beeing easily upgradable, so that people using such software realize that they are excluded from upgrade services on my web site.
Some time ago, I had a PHP script on the download page that would ask for the serial number before admitting you to the latest update. About 30% of the visitors tried to get in with the same hacked serial from a Russian warez group (and a sizeable number with idiotic numbers like 123 or with serials from the PC program GoldED, wich, regrettably, has nothing to to with GoldED Amiga, but how would Google know that ;-)
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 11 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by ikez on 28-Nov-2002 18:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Dietmar):
hehehe,
So, Wich procedure to buy AIX?
ikez
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 12 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Lawd on 28-Nov-2002 18:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Dietmar):
Woohey! Are you listening, Amiga Inc? Embrace and extend this idea. Let your old buddies sell "licensed" 180 GB IBM... sorry, "AmigaOne HD"... harddrives with a hefty Trademark Tax price, and let them make a 170 GB partition hosting the OS keyfile! Sheeit, even people on T3s are gonna think twice before downloading that kind of data, and the intended clientele will buy whatever gets an "Amiga" label anyway. Only pirates want to do weird stuff like buying software and choosing their own harddrives...
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 13 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by ikez on 28-Nov-2002 18:58 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Lawd):
Read...
Ikez
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 14 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 28-Nov-2002 19:24 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Lawd):
>Sheeit, even people on T3s are gonna think twice before downloading that kind of data
Actually, it's mostly meant as an inconvenience for the distributing side (ie. illegal ftp servers), not for the downloading site. 64 MB x 16 downloads equals 1 GB traffic, now go do the math with sensible download numbers. The free GoldED 5 software was downloaded roughly 4000 times.
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 15 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Mike Veroukis on 29-Nov-2002 02:41 GMT
Why is it called GoldED AIX? At first I thought it was port to IBM's AIX unix OS!
- Mike
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 16 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Dietmar on 29-Nov-2002 02:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Mike Veroukis):
It's the name of a town (Aix la Chapelle), and I live there.
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 17 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by mahen on 29-Nov-2002 07:49 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Dietmar):
Thanks for your contribution :)
So is it GoldED's final amiga version ?
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 18 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Dietmar on 29-Nov-2002 09:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (mahen):
> So is it GoldED's final amiga version ?
GoldED Studio AIX is the final (new and commercial) version as far as my work on the project is concerned, it will not be followed up by GoldED 8, unless somebody purchases the sources and takes over.
I'll continue to provide small scale support for the software while useful to Amiga users (while OS3 software is used). "Small scale" is obviously bugfixes, but also everything that can be added on weekends when I have nothing better to do. That will mostly be add-ons like the recently released gcc integration.
Future enhancements might possibly include a XML-based syntax parser "for everything"
and a TeX mode. Thinking about it, there is a lot that can be improved without ever touching GoldED, enough ideas for years, if somebody is intereded ? GoldED's add-on interfaces is amazingly flexible ;-)
Here are some things that can NOT be expected: No porting to any of the new emerging Amiga platforms (OS4, AROS, morphos), unless I get paid and the hardware is provided. No major changes to GoldED. The main deficit that I am aware of and which will not be addressed is lack of support for multiple views on one file. Otherwise I believe GoldED needs no major restructuring anyway.
Ohne thing that CAN be expected: more bugs. I no longer have the technical means to enforcer-test my software, that's making Amiga development complicated.
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 19 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by breed on 29-Nov-2002 10:39 GMT
I hope we will see you at the amiga how in aix?
:)
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 20 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by breed on 29-Nov-2002 10:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (breed):
and maybe i can buy GoldEd AIX at the show?
:)
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 21 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Dietmar on 29-Nov-2002 10:49 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (breed):
> I hope we will see you at the amiga show in aix? :)
Just as a visitor, have to have a look the C=1 :) What again was the POKE for changing the colors ? It started with 5, I think.
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 22 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by takemehomegrandma on 29-Nov-2002 11:31 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Dietmar):
Wasn't it 53280 and 53281? I agree, the C=1 is really interesting ...
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 23 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 29-Nov-2002 12:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (takemehomegrandma):
$D020 for the border (values between 0 and 15)
$D021 for the main-screen
Yes, I did quite a lot of C64 6510 coding in my time.
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 24 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Ole-Egil on 29-Nov-2002 12:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (Ben Hermans/Hyperion):
OH MY GOD, HE'S GONNA BLOW!!!
:-)
(at work we always make fun of the software guy whenever he uses the soldering iron. Imagine what we would do to a lawyer quoting hexadecimals ;-) )
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 25 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Georg Steger on 29-Nov-2002 16:52 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (Dietmar):
> unless somebody purchases the sources and takes over
What about doing same thing as happened with Blender (3D software).
Try to collect enough money (100000 EUR in case of Blender) in a fund
to buy the sources and then make it open source. Worked fine with
Blender. They managed to collect all the money from the Blender-community
in just 7 weeks.
http://www.blender3d.org/campaign.html
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 26 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by tt on 29-Nov-2002 20:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (Georg Steger):
i think a porting of another free editor on AmigaOS4 would be a better idea than the aix porting.
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 27 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 29-Nov-2002 20:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (tt):
Free editors ? Go to Aminet, there are loads of them, some with source code. FrexxED comes to mind (good), and the horrible unix editors. Don't hit me :-)
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 28 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by mahen on 29-Nov-2002 23:26 GMT
In reply to Comment 27 (Anonymous):
It would be a pity having to use unix ports.....
How much would the source cost ?
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 29 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Dietmar on 30-Nov-2002 00:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (mahen):
> It would be a pity having to use unix ports.....
But to be fair, they have improved a lot since TECO :-)
http://www.hulubei.net/tudor/cool/RealProgrammers.html
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Some of the concepts in these Xerox editors have been incorporated into editors running on more reasonably named operating systems - EMACS and VI being two. The problem with these editors is that Real Programmers consider "what you see is what you get" to be just as bad a concept in Text Editors as it is in women. No the Real Programmer wants a "you asked for it, you got it" text editor - complicated, cryptic, powerful, unforgiving, dangerous. TECO, to be precise.
It has been observed that a TECO command sequence more closely resembles transmission line noise than readable text [4]. One of the more entertaining games to play with TECO is to type your name in as a command line and try to guess what it does. Just about any possible typing error while talking with TECO will probably destroy your program, or even worse - introduce subtle and mysterious bugs in a once working subroutine.
Barebones Editor Launch : Comment 30 of 30ANN.lu
Posted by Mike Veroukis on 30-Nov-2002 16:14 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (Dietmar):
>Ohne thing that CAN be expected: more bugs. I no longer have the technical
>means to enforcer-test my software, that's making Amiga development
>complicated.
WinUAE has winuaeenforcer which seems to catch my enforcer hits just fine. The only thing it doesn't seem to do is cause the debugger (cpr in my case) to automatically halt on the line where the hit occored!
- Mike
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