Idea: a Sublime-like code editor for Win 3.1/9x with Git client

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Re: Idea: a Sublime-like code editor for Win 3.1/9x with Git client

Postby yawetaG » 2019-3-27 @ 06:40

Of course, the real limitations of this project will be in the hardware you will likely run this on. On a 486 you'd be limited to a 10Mbit LAN connection at the fastest, while your text editor's speed will be further limited by the amount of memory it requires (and OS limitations). I also don't have very fond memories of using Win 3.x together with large files. Better build in some buffering capabilities...
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Re: Idea: a Sublime-like code editor for Win 3.1/9x with Git client

Postby .legaCy » 2019-3-28 @ 17:30

thats why i love version control with zip + ftp. it work on dos lol.
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Re: Idea: a Sublime-like code editor for Win 3.1/9x with Git client

Postby bfcastello » 2019-5-08 @ 11:02

Is this idea still going forward? I am curious :)
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Re: Idea: a Sublime-like code editor for Win 3.1/9x with Git client

Postby keenmaster486 » 2019-5-08 @ 15:12

It's on my backlog-list of retro projects. I have the ability to program it so it's only a matter of time until I get started on it.

I wonder, though, whether it'd be better to try to use Open Watcom, or to use an old version of Visual C++. I'm thinking about efficiency here. It's gotta be efficient enough to run on a 486 or maybe even a 386 - after all, it's only going to be a text editor. I don't want it taking up any more memory than MS WordPad, for example. It'll be built for both 16-bit Windows 3.1x and 32-bit Windows 9x, if possible.
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Re: Idea: a Sublime-like code editor for Win 3.1/9x with Git client

Postby bfcastello » 2019-5-09 @ 02:41

keenmaster486 wrote:It's on my backlog-list of retro projects. I have the ability to program it so it's only a matter of time until I get started on it.

I wonder, though, whether it'd be better to try to use Open Watcom, or to use an old version of Visual C++. I'm thinking about efficiency here. It's gotta be efficient enough to run on a 486 or maybe even a 386 - after all, it's only going to be a text editor. I don't want it taking up any more memory than MS WordPad, for example. It'll be built for both 16-bit Windows 3.1x and 32-bit Windows 9x, if possible.


Very good thoughts! I think you will be fine with Visual C++, never heard about Open Watcom (neither did my father, although he was more used to programming with Turbo Pascal than C++) and I, as a child learning programming 30 years ago, was playing with QBasic and Visual Basic. When Internet came, I turned my head to web design programming, much more interesting to me. Today I don’t even remember a line of QBasic, but my father, at the age of 60, still knows his old skills. Perhaps our generation isn’t that good...

Let me know if you need a hand or two when it comes to UI/UX for the editor! :)
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Re: Idea: a Sublime-like code editor for Win 3.1/9x with Git client

Postby keenmaster486 » 2019-5-09 @ 14:14

Sure thing!

I also learned on QB and VB. I remember everything from QB, but nothing from Visual Basic :lol:
I used VB for DOS too, for a while.
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Re: Idea: a Sublime-like code editor for Win 3.1/9x with Git client

Postby bfcastello » 2019-5-10 @ 16:44

keenmaster486 wrote:Sure thing!

I also learned on QB and VB. I remember everything from QB, but nothing from Visual Basic :lol:
I used VB for DOS too, for a while.


Can't believe there was VB for DOS! I just checked it on WinWorld... I had a laugh.
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Re: Idea: a Sublime-like code editor for Win 3.1/9x with Git client

Postby keenmaster486 » 2019-5-11 @ 15:10

When I was a kid I tried to make a GUI using Visual Basic for DOS. It was pretty good-looking for a fake GUI. I called it "Windows 4.0", obviously trying very hard to be clever.
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Re: Idea: a Sublime-like code editor for Win 3.1/9x with Git client

Postby bfcastello » 2019-5-11 @ 16:04

keenmaster486 wrote:When I was a kid I tried to make a GUI using Visual Basic for DOS. It was pretty good-looking for a fake GUI. I called it "Windows 4.0", obviously trying very hard to be clever.


Lol! Good one. When I was a kid I created a fake GUI for an ATM using QBasic.

It was pretty funny except for one tiny detail...

There was no money to take! Hahahaha

I don’t think I have it saved somewhere - I found a lot of old diskettes, but I don’t remember saving it to a diskette. I think its lost :(
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