Contents of the READ.ME file
This is the source distribution disk for the WTWG windows programs,
version 1.2. The source is archived in files WTWG12a.ZIP and
WTWG12b.ZIP. (the former contains documentation, while the latter
contains the source code in C format)
This is a windows/menus/mouse interface package, designed to run
in either text or graphics modes, designed to be EASY to learn
and use, small, and fast. It lacks some of the flash of the
'other' windows package, but is excellent for complex programs in
which the interface should be a secondary component of the
program (ie: performance before packaging). I am placing this
package in the public domain.
To install this source:
1) create a subdirectory where you want these files to go. (there
are a LOT of small files, so keep them separate from other
stuff). I use 'C:\TC\WINDOWS'
ie: 1) from the C:\> prompt type
(or CD \MSC if you use microsoft C )
2) create a subdirectory. Type the following:
3) enter the new directory. Type:
2) copy this disk into the new subdirectory. type
3) unpack the zip archives. Type the following:
PKUNZIP -X WTWG* *.*
4) for help with the PKUNZIP program, type:
5) you can delete the archive file if you like:
Set up 1) your compiler to look in the appropriate directories
for the #include headers and 2) your linker to look for the *.lib
files. If you use TurboC or TurboC++, and you use the integrated
environment, just check to 'OPTIONS' menu, compiler and linker
submenus. If you use the command line versions, create a
TURBOC.CFG file. For Microsoft C, this means a 'DOS ENVIRONMENT'
variable. See WTWG.DOC for more details.
Compile the utility programs MAKEHX.C, DIR2BAT.C and TXT2MCR.C
first. The source code for these programs contains instructions
for compiling them (comments near the top). The program DIR2BAT
is required by further .BAT files in this package - compile it
To compile the libraries use the .BAT files TWMAKE.BAT (TurboC)
or MWMAKE.BAT (Microsoft C). These .BAT files give instructions
on their use if you type the TWMAKE or MWMAKE without parameters.
To the extent possible, I will fix errors in the distributed
files (ie, what I sent to the C Users Group) which are public
domain. You may use the source as you like, but I will not make
corrections to it after you have made changes. I tried to comment
any tricky areas, and I think the code is clear. Good luck,
you're on your own.
On the other hand, I would appreciate suggestions and comments
aimed at improving the package.
I am distributing these programs in the public domain; if you use
them and like them please send me a contribution for what you
think they're worth to you. Compare with other graphics-mode
windows-based user interface programs available commercially,
which don't give you the source code.
NOTE NEW ADDRESS:
8039 North 1st Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020
This readme file was modified slightly by CR Edwards, who converted
the archives to zip format (they were origionally zoo files) and made
the minor changes to this file to reflect this. I obtained this from
the C Users Group Public Domain (and Shareware) Library (Lawrence
Kansas, 913-841-1631), publishers of the C Users Journal Magazine.
None of the source nor any of the other files were modified.