Category : Assembly Language Source Code
Archive   : JED.ZIP
Filename : READ.ME

Output of file : READ.ME contained in archive : JED.ZIP
READ.ME for JED Version 1

(c) 1988, 1989 by Jeff Duntemann
Portions of JREAD (c) 1988 Borland International

All rights reserved; rights granted as specified below. THIS IS
NOT A PUBLIC DOMAIN PRODUCT. It's what I call Swapware. Send me
$15-$20 worth of something that isn't money. See below for

Mail contributions to:

Jeff Duntemann
103 Hidden Drive
Scotts Valley CA 95066

Nonetheless, I grant permission to distribute this disk freely in
noncommercial environments.


READ.ME This file
JED.EXE JED executable
JED.PAS JED source code for Turbo Pascal V5.0
JEDSCRN.ASM External for JED
TEXTINFO.PAS Utility unit for JED
JEDDOC.ASC JED ASCII documentation

JREAD.EXE The 25-line JREAD utility (see below)
JREAD43.EXE JREAD for a 43-line EGA screen
JREAD50.EXE JREAD for a 50-line VGA screen


This disk contains several versions of my JREAD utility. JREAD
is a "readme" program. It's a read-only text editor, derived
from the FIRSTED editor in Borland's wonderful Turbo Pascal
Editor Toolbox. You can load a text file into JREAD, scroll
around the file using the standard WordStar control codes, and
mark blocks and write a mark block out to disk. The only thing
you *can't* do is alter the file or enter new characters.

Here are the JREAD versions:

JREAD.EXE JREAD for a 25-line screen
JREAD43.EXE JREAD for a 43-line EGA screen
JREAD50.EXE JREAD for a 50-line VGA screen

Operationally, they are otherwise identical. Note that JREAD43
and JREAD50 do NOT change the screen to 43 or 50 line modes. You
have to do that before invoking JREAD43 or JREAD50, using
whatever means you have. (My own JFONT.EXE utility will do the
job handily, as will various PD utilities.)

You invoke JREAD like this:


This will run JREAD and load the JED ASCII documentation data
file for examination. To exit JREAD, press Ctrl-KQ.

Within JREAD you can use any of the WordStar cursor control
sequences, plus the cursor keypad keys. PgUp and PgDn are the
easiest ways to get around. You can search for keywords using
Ctrl-QF. You can drop markers with F7 (Ctrl-KB) and F8 (Ctrl-KK)
and then write the block out to disk with Ctrl-KW.


This is an experiment. Let's call it "Swapware." The concept is
essentially the shareware concept, with the twist that I don't
want you to send money except, perhaps, as a last resort.

Instead, let's consider it a barter transaction. I consider the
disk worth $15-$20 or so. Decide what the disk is worth to you,
and send me the equivalent value of something I can use. I love
getting surprises in the mail, and lord knows, I could use a
little excitement in my life.

It's not like I'm difficult to please, being a tinkerer, packrat,
and curio collector. Here's a list of things I favor:

Diskettes. All *current* kinds including 3.5".

256K RAM chips.

Stamps. I collect stamps, and I use them. Send me $10 in
current mint stamps for postage, or some equivalent value in 19th
century or very early 20th century mint or used. Fancy cancels &
interesting postmarks of any vintage. Also, ANY postal history
from Orchard Place, Illinois (1870's to 1937) where my great-
grandfather F. W. Duntemann was postmaster for nearly 40 years.

Traditional hardware: Nuts, bolts, washers, spade connectors,
spade bolts, hole plugs, angle brackets, spacers, standoffs,

Electronic hardware and parts: Resistors, capacitors (especially
variables), diodes, transistors, FETs, LEDs, sockets, insulators
(especially antenna dogbone), tinned hook-up wire, speakers,
plugs, jacks, coil forms, antique radio parts (I restore old
sets), ground straps, coax connectors, solder, spools of magnet
wire, any guage, heating elements, PC board, whatever.

Stepper motors. Solar cells.

Tools: Taps, drills, end mills, allen wrenches, whatever.

Metal stock: (I have my own lathe and mill.) Aluminum bar, rod,
tube, hex, sheet stock; ditto in copper & brass; stainless steel;
magnesium; lead; also mercury.

Model train parts: HO, Lionel tinplate, and LGB. Track sections,
track clips, switches, cars, spare parts, whatever.

Other odd tech: Lenses, eyepieces, prisms, mirrors, gears,
pulleys, clutches, shaft fittings, racks, pinions, worm wheels,
telescope parts, lamps, bearings, motors, hydraulic and air
fittings, valves, filters, whatever.

Also: Technology books, audio CD's, collectible comix, esp. Sixties
Crumb et. al., Fifties-type series or parallel Christmas tree
lamp strings and/or bulbs in good condition, Fifties novelty
Christmas tree lights (bubblers, birds, etc.), diecast toys, pre-
1970 Playboy, silver coins, pre-'55 S-pennies, 40's/50's
deco/kitsch, pole insulators.

Or, hey, be creative. I won't frown at dish detergent, canned
tuna, dog food for Mr. Byte, T-shirts (medium), or nearly
anything else that will survive a trip through the mail. Let's
have fun; if we can make this a tradition in the fringe software
industry we can all have a good time and avoid some of the bad
karma generated by the passing around of Real Money.

Thanks. Let's try it!


--Jeff Duntemann KI6RA, ex-WN9MQY, ex-WB9MQY, ex-KB2JN

Author of COMPLETE TURBO PASCAL editions 1,2, & 3

Ex-editor of TURBO TECHNIX (sigh)

  3 Responses to “Category : Assembly Language Source Code
Archive   : JED.ZIP
Filename : READ.ME

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