[Coco] Re: OS-9 word processors
L. Curtis Boyle
curtisboyle at sasktel.net
Fri Sep 16 16:12:12 EDT 2005
VED and SCRED were the two main ones I used for Nitros9 development; SCRED
at first because it was one of the few that could handle files larger than
64K (although, it made moving around in the file a pain, it DID work) and
because it also could run from terminals (ADM-22's in our case), and VED
for smaller source listings (and the bigger ones once we split them up)
because of it's speed, small footprint and better editing capabilities.
On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 22:54:36 -0600, Frederick D Provoncha
<elderpav at juno.com> wrote:
>> My favourite OS-9 Word Processor was Window Writer from Owlware...
>> if you
>> used it on a RAM drive, it actually had some forrmatting, etc. with
>> on the screen. I had at one time started to decompile it (written in
>> BASIC09) to allow it to run from a graphics window so you could
>> REALLY see
>> bold, underline, etc., but then I discovered that I had quite an old
>> version (1.1, I think), and a version 2 with improvements and a lot
>> bug-fixes had been out for awhile, so I dropped it (hoping at the
>> time to
>> find the 2.0 version to decompile instead).
>> Never did find a copy, unfortunately.
> Now that is a Coco word processor that I've always wanted to get but have
> never been able to obtain a copy. The ads in Rainbow for it made it seem
> really cool. Anyone know where I can get one?
> Currently my favorite one is of course Ved. I know it's quite popular
> nowadays among us all. Easy to use, fully featured, small, and fast. I
> use it for everything: editing text files, even aif files.
> Fred Provoncha
> Stansbury Park, UT
L. Curtis Boyle
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