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Re: A radical idea: a new XyWrite
- Subject: Re: A radical idea: a new XyWrite
- From: Harry Binswanger hb@xxxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:07:04 -0400
The two things that are lacking in VDP (vDosPlus) are:
1. An ability to break the 64k limit on many things, particularly
2. An undo. (Carl and/or Robert wrote one, but it didn't seem robust to
In addition, there are some things that would be nice to have, but aren't
Looking for an easier path, brings me to XyWin. Wasn't XyWin almost
usable? If so, would it be possible to hire someone to fix it enough to
make it usable?
Reply to note from Kari Eveli
Sun, 22 Apr 2018
> Luring current NB users into the Xy U2 realm is difficult and
> maybe a waste of time. I don't think it will happen.
Totally agree. Robert and I promoted U2 to NB users fairly
back in the day -- bent over backwards to make it compatible with
quirky implementation of v4 XPL -- to little effect. Now, XPL is
incognita to all but a handful of long-time users. Most seem to be
barely aware of the command interface, a consequence, in part, of
having fatuously renamed the command line to the "action line"
versions ago, implying, perhaps rightly, that the mere mention of
"command" sends shivers up the spine of the typical NB user. In
case, Harry has already reached out several times to NB, to no avail.
> Developing software is costly in time and effort. I would think
> that $3,000 is not enough to earn consideration as a serious
> of those services.
> So far, this seems like a non-starter.