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Offline AndreasM

Announcing availability of CygnusEd 5
« on: June 06, 2006, 04:10:54 PM »
Starting today, CygnusEd can be ordered from APC&TCP.

Upgrades from older versions are available at a reduced price. In order to obtain an upgrade you will need to mail your old CygnusEd floppy disk or CD-ROM to APC&TCP.

http://www.apc-tcp.de

The support home page for CygnusEd 5 also went online today: http://www.apc-tcp.de/support/0030e.html

The associated support form for CygnusEd can be reached under http://www.amigafuture.de/forum/viewforum.php?f=25 .

Dealers who want to sell CygnusEd should contact APC&TCP directly by e-mail.


About CygnusEd Professional Release 5

The perhaps most famous Amiga text editor for programmers was developed 20 years ago (1986/1987) Bruce Dawson, Colin Fox & Steve LaRocque (CygnusSoft Software) and was originally self-published. Even back then CygnusEd distinguished itself through its high performance and robustness. Development on CygnusEd would proceed at a steady pace in the years to follow. CygnusEd was one of the first programs to feature an ARexx interface and the first Amiga text editor with an Undo/Redo feature. Many Amiga programmers "grew up" with CygnusEd and a considerable part of the Amiga software library was created with CygnusEd.

The last version published was CygnusEd Professional 4. It became available in 1997 and was a completely revised version of the editor and its auxiliary tools, adapted for AmigaOS 3.1.

The current CygnusEd version 5 was enhanced with new features, and robustness and performance were improved again. The "Ed" auxiliary tool was rewritten from scratch and its complete source code is included with the editor. Many limitations and deficiencies of CygnusEd were removed. Version 5 is also the first CygnusEd release ported entirely, including all auxiliary tools, to the PowerPC and one of the first commercial software packages specially adapted for AmigaOS 4.

http://www.apc-tcp.de
Andreas Magerl
APC&TCP
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Re: Announcing availability of CygnusEd 5
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2006, 05:15:15 PM »
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Version 5 is also the first CygnusEd release ported entirely, including all auxiliary tools, to the PowerPC

This is not true, MorphOS PowerPC CygnusEd 4 (including all auxiliary tools) was released December 13th 2003.
 

Offline olsen

Re: Announcing availability of CygnusEd 5
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2006, 08:38:35 AM »
Yes, sorry, I didn't know that until yesterday. The exchange of CygnusEd source code broke down years ago, and I probably would have known what developments had taken place if there had been some sort of coordination.

So, no disrespect is intended. When I shared the CygnusEd source code, the idea was always to port the editor.

Speaking of which...?
 

Offline boing

Re: Announcing availability of CygnusEd 5
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2006, 08:44:52 PM »
>The exchange of CygnusEd source code broke down years ago

Exchange? What's that mean? Did a different programmer take the help at some point?


Many years ago I bought some version of CynusEd (Pro?). I can't even remember the full name or version, but even on a barebones A1000 that program flew!  Dog, how I loved that program!  Between it and various Amiga shell programs (and some unix shell commands ported to the Amiga) I could do some amazing things.
 

Offline olsen

Re: Announcing availability of CygnusEd 5
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2006, 01:33:05 PM »
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Exchange? What's that mean? Did a different programmer take the help at some point?


Yes. The updates for AmigaOS 2.x/3.x and MorphOS (CygnusEd V4) were done by different programmers. The whole process was not as well-coordinated as could have been, owing to the fact that we didn't start out with a common source code repository. Nowadays everybody uses software such as CVS, but when development picked up in 1995/1996 this sort of thing was far from widespread. What we didn't manage to do back then never came together again, which is why the MorphOS and AmigaOS versions evolved into different directions.