Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Sep 2011 22:56 UTC, submitted by Jacek Piszczek
Morphos The MorphOS Team has just released an update to the MorphOS 2 SDK. The archive comes with a brand new programmer's editor offering autocomplete, syntax highlighting, jumping to definitions, declarations and documentation, etc for C based projects. Scribble's display layer is based on a port of the well known Scintilla engine. You can see Scribble in action in this video. The full news item can be found here.
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Wait a second.
by Hexadecima on Thu 8th Sep 2011 00:49 UTC
Hexadecima
Member since:
2010-09-01

Please, someone tell me if I'm wrong to read "syntax highlighting" and assume that MorphOS developers didn't have syntax highlighting on their native platform prior to this. What did they use? Emacs/vim?

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RE: Wait a second.
by MORB on Thu 8th Sep 2011 01:20 UTC in reply to "Wait a second."
MORB Member since:
2005-07-06

The original amiga OS was perfect in every single way despite not having any development environment capable of syntax hilighting, therefore syntax hilighting is superfluous.

It is also very unbecoming that they ported some dirty, poorly optimized and open-source text editor component to achieve that when the amiga community already have absolutely everything it needs.

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RE[2]: Wait a second.
by strim on Thu 8th Sep 2011 07:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Wait a second."
strim Member since:
2008-07-01

WTF am I reading. Actually, vim has started its life on an Amiga and was always well supported on AmigaOS.

Edited 2011-09-08 07:30 UTC

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RE[3]: Wait a second.
by viton on Thu 8th Sep 2011 20:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wait a second."
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

I bet MORB knows something about Amiga as he is an ex-Amiga coder =)

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RE[2]: Wait a second.
by jacadcaps on Thu 8th Sep 2011 07:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Wait a second."
jacadcaps Member since:
2011-09-08

It is also very unbecoming that they ported some dirty, poorly optimized and open-source text editor component


Nice trolling attempt. Surely you don't really mean that the base editor for Notepad++, TortoiseSVN, jEdit, GEdit and several IDEs is "dirty and poorly optimized" ? I bet you're using it yourself.

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RE[3]: Wait a second.
by MORB on Thu 8th Sep 2011 07:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wait a second."
MORB Member since:
2005-07-06

Heh. I don't think you really understand how trolling works.

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RE[4]: Wait a second.
by AmigaRobbo on Thu 8th Sep 2011 09:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wait a second."
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

I was always under the impression it should be funny, or at least entertaining in some way. Looks like I was wrong ;)

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RE[4]: Wait a second.
by fretinator on Thu 8th Sep 2011 16:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wait a second."
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Heh. I don't think you really understand how trolling works.

Probably not, but I sure do like GNU/Morphos.

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RE[2]: Wait a second.
by Raffaele on Sat 10th Sep 2011 21:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Wait a second."
Raffaele Member since:
2005-11-12

@ all trolls:

Actually Text editing on Amiga-Like operating Systems with highlighting and indent, it works perfectly on old Cygnus Editor, advanced text editor, and its rival GoldED 8, and was perfectly enhanced on CubicIDE, the evolution of GoldED.

See it here:

http://www.os4coding.net/sites/default/files/cubicide_1.png

How poor are those people unaware that Amiga has made very big advances in these years, and believe they made some humor when actually they made just nonsense babbling trolling.

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RE[3]: Wait a second.
by MORB on Sat 10th Sep 2011 21:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wait a second."
MORB Member since:
2005-07-06

@ all trolls:

Actually Text editing on Amiga-Like operating Systems with highlighting and indent, it works perfectly on old Cygnus Editor, advanced text editor, and its rival GoldED 8, and was perfectly enhanced on CubicIDE, the evolution of GoldED.

See it here:

http://www.os4coding.net/sites/default/files/cubicide_1.png

How poor are those people unaware that Amiga has made very big advances in these years, and believe they made some humor when actually they made just nonsense babbling trolling.


The fact that amiga might have done a couple things sooner than other platforms once upon a time is completely irrelevant now hth

Also viton above is correct, I am an ex amiga coder and wrote several shitty things in assembly and C.

Then I realized how utterly pointless this platform is for anything except having lols at the expense of people still using it in this day and age

(protip: ultimately the ideal that all amigaos variants are very slowly trying to become, one half-assed port of an open-source library/application at a time, is linux. so just use linux)

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RE[4]: Wait a second.
by Raffaele on Sun 11th Sep 2011 07:30 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Wait a second."
Raffaele Member since:
2005-11-12

The fact that amiga might have done a couple things sooner than other platforms once upon a time is completely irrelevant now hth


It has text editors with syntax highlighting? Then cry baby for your ignorance, and your nice attempt at trolling saying it hasn't.

Also viton above is correct, I am an ex amiga coder and wrote several shitty things in assembly and C. Then I realized how utterly pointless this platform is for anything except having lols at the expense of people still using it in this day and age


I think you deserve all the help you need.

From your words it seems me that you are just an ex fanboy who has been left by his former girlfriend (Amiga), and now you are crying everywhere trying to convince people to believe that she is a bad girl...

How poor sobbing creature you are.

(protip: ultimately the ideal that all amigaos variants are very slowly trying to become, one half-assed port of an open-source library/application at a time, is linux. so just use linux)


Linux is for geeks who have a degree in Computer Science.

Being any average Linux user, then you can only make some basic management on the OS, using carefully KDE or Gnome, unless you starting learn deeply Computer Science to discover how Linux works, and starting compiling the kernel to add new features, or edit its thousands batch scripts.

Sure Linux is a no-no for anyday users.

Amiga is for all people and could be used by any average Joe Users. In less than a week you can learn how to control the entire machine and even doing dirty tricks. The machine will obey in an instant to the user, even on those you called undepowered machines, as its OS reacts literally at light speed even on 600 MHz underpowered CPUs.

(even people using ancient classic Amigas, that are equipped with just simple 120Mhz first PPC processors, are amazed how reactive and still plenty useful are their machines running new AmigaOS 4.1)

If you miss these points of AmigaOS (ease of use, low consumption of resources, reactivity, short curve of learning, fully controllable by the users, and capable of being usable and useful even with underpowered machines) then it was better that you left the Amiga scene. You were and are useless for it.

Amiga is a niche market for fine gourmets who are disgusted by the actual world of computers, in which are necessary double or quad cores, just to run the Operating Systems.

Just continue using Linux where I bet you are just an average user, lost in the mass of real geeks who are capable of using Linux underbelly.

Edited 2011-09-11 07:44 UTC

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RE: Wait a second.
by jacadcaps on Thu 8th Sep 2011 05:40 UTC in reply to "Wait a second."
jacadcaps Member since:
2011-09-08

There were some editors that offered simple syntax highlighting but this is the first that comes with background indexation of your current project. Earlier editors only provided highlighting for predefined system functions and defines.

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RE: Wait a second.
by antidroid on Thu 8th Sep 2011 11:26 UTC in reply to "Wait a second."
antidroid Member since:
2010-01-05

Give them a break. In another 10 years they will have a complete operating system running on antique Macs.

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RE[2]: Wait a second.
by AmigaRobbo on Thu 8th Sep 2011 12:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Wait a second."
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

It's already a full operating System running on antique Macs.

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Is it free?
by biffuz on Thu 8th Sep 2011 17:14 UTC
biffuz
Member since:
2006-03-27

Am I wrong, or it used to be sold at €200 or something?
I'll give a try. I may end up liking it.

EDIT: I'll pass. Does not support PowerBooks. Eh.

Edited 2011-09-08 17:15 UTC

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RE: Is it free?
by AmigaRobbo on Sun 11th Sep 2011 21:29 UTC in reply to "Is it free?"
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

It was 150 Euro, reduced down to 111 Euros, ages ago.

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RE[2]: Is it free?
by biffuz on Mon 12th Sep 2011 10:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Is it free?"
biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

Just found it in the archived news of the site. From what I can understand, you'll be asked for a key when you run it, and only then you'll realize how much it will cost.
Doesn't look very friendly to me.

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RE[3]: Is it free?
by Raffaele on Mon 12th Sep 2011 23:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Is it free?"
Raffaele Member since:
2005-11-12

Just found it in the archived news of the site. From what I can understand, you'll be asked for a key when you run it, and only then you'll realize how much it will cost. Doesn't look very friendly to me.


Nope!

You gave wrong infos!

MorphOS runs free for half an hour...

And during these 30 minutes there are no limits... You can surf internet, playing movies, using productivity programs and save your files...

After that amount of time, the Operating System slows down the machine and this will avoid any further serious usage.

If you want to unlock the OS, you can purchase MorphOS online by pay-pal, or using your credit card, and then signalling MorphOS_Team (via the built-in tool), that you purchased the key...

Then in a short amount of time your personal keycode will be enabled online, and it will be removed any time limit.

Else, if you are not afraid of 30 minutes timelimit you can reboot MorphOS, and in less than 10 seconds you are allowed again and again a full 30 minutes session...

So then you could using MorphOS forever by leeching infinite 30 minutes timelimit sessions.

Edited 2011-09-12 23:42 UTC

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