Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : 4UTILS83.ZIP
Filename : WHATS.NEW

 
Output of file : WHATS.NEW contained in archive : 4UTILS83.ZIP
4DESC
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Version 1.73

* another Directory-bug fixed: Directories described with "describe"
won't loose their description anymore.
* Super-VGA modes do work again. (I forgot to include "Fix.pas")

Version 1.72

* Some superfluous GetDirs() removed.
* "Empty Drive Problem" fixed. (Alain Gateau)
* another Directory-bug fixed: Directories described with "describe"
won't loose their description anymore.

Version 1.71

* Arrow-right stops after the last character. (Peter C. Broekhuizen)
* Arrow left scrolls now as late as possible (cf. Turbo Pascal Input line)
(Peter C. Broekhuizen)
* Display of current description length added. (Peter C. Broekhuizen)
* Cut & Paste added:
Shift + (Arrows-Keys,Home,End...) select, Shift-Ins Pastes, Ctrl-Ins Copies
(as in Turbo Pascal) (Peter C. Broekhuizen)
* New Parameter: UseMouse = Y|N (Andreas Tranquillini)
* The LeftJust Entry was renamed to Justify and has got three parameters:
. Justify = left : xxxx.yyy
. Justify = left.left : xxxx .yyy
. Justify = right.left: xxxx.yyy
(Andreas Tranquillini)
* Sorting has now been implemented ! (various requests)
* This version evaluates the 4DOS.INI file for configuration parameters
too! The following 4DOS variables will be taken into account:
. CursorOver, CursorIns : changes the appearance of the cursor
. EditMode : changes the edit mode at startup

I had to change Date & Time Formats into DateAndTimeFormats to appease
the 4DOS parser. (Jorj Strumolo)
* New command line switch /dontask: do not ask for confirmation when
saving; save the modified descriptions straight away, even if it is
garbage... (Miguel Farah F.)
* Typo highlighted corrected. (pi)
* Display "Buf" instead of "Cut" when inserting text into Cut/Paste
buffer (Jorj Strumolo)
* New entry in configuration file: PasteMovesToNextIndex (Jorj Strumolo)

Version 1.70
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* Super VGA support (Robert Juhasz)
* Program information field will now be handled correctly

* 4DOS 5.0 compatible: max. description length raised to 200 characters

Version 1.60
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* Mouse support added.
* The description line made scrollable. Maximum description length now
200 characters. (The new 4DOS release will allow description lengths up
to 200 characters.)
* diacritics in filenames will be handled correctly.
(they won't be converted at all, but this is the correct way)


Version 1.55
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* 4DESC creates a temporary copy of DESCRIPT.ION while saving, called
DESCRIPT.OLD. (useful while debugging !)
* 4DESC handles descriptions consisting of pure spaces correctly.
* The desription editor behaves more logically now.
* 4DESC's command line has slightly changed:
4DESC [/help] [/mono] [d:][\path]

4FF
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Version 1.82
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* Recursive-directory-search-bug fixed.

Version 1.81
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* more generous directory search:
. scans directories with suffixes too, e.g. foo.bar.
(It is in my opinion a bad habit to add suffixes to directories,
that's why I've not included this into the search list in previous
releases. Furthermore it slows down the search process.)
. searches now trough directories with the hidden/system bit set
(someone pointed out this possibility)
* uses now DESCRIPT.PAS to search its descriptions.
* range bug eliminated.


  3 Responses to “Category : Utilities for DOS and Windows Machines
Archive   : 4UTILS83.ZIP
Filename : WHATS.NEW

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

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