Crimson Editor and Metapad for Alpha AXP NT

(This is a guest post by Antoni Sawicki aka Tenox)

I was doing some work on my Alpha AXP with Windows NT and needed a decent text editor. I realized there wasn’t really anything beyond Notepad, until now, that is.

Crimson Editor for Windows NT AXP

Metapad for Windows NT AXP



9 thoughts on “Crimson Editor and Metapad for Alpha AXP NT

    • Well I probably should have meant GUI based editor. Emacs and vi decent as they are I wanted some nice GUI with syntax highlighting etc. For text / console editors there will be another post soon.

      • I don’t remember Emacs 19.34 very well, but I’m pretty sure it had syntax highlighting, drop-down menus (at least on X, but I imagine on Win32 too), etc. It’s just that things like syntax highlighting aren’t turned on out of the box, and neither are CUA keys, so there’s a big learning curve.

        Also, a more mainstream contemporary editor, if anyone is interested:

        PC Magazine – 13 Sep 1994 – Page 327: “Visual SlickEdit for Windows, Version 1.5 ($295), a programming editor available for Microsoft Windows 3.1 and for Microsoft Windows NT on DEC Alpha AXP, MIPS, and x86 platforms.”

        I’ve never tried it, nor do I have it, it just occurred to me that there might have been a SlickEdit build for Alpha, so I checked.

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