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  • in reply to: How should we implement the Unicode editing core? #8414
    curtm
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    Unfortunately, Unicode has become unavaoidable.

    Re-write the core.

    in reply to: What GUI libraries should be used? #8413
    curtm
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    Embarcadero’s travelling road show came to my town, last month, and David I talked about CodeGear’s future plans.

    Unicode support is the default, now, so that part of the job should be pretty easy. David I said that Delphi has a new compiler / code generator upcoming (they’ll support Pentium instructions!), and–significantly–it is going to support cross compiling to Linux and Mac platforms, using the QT widgets.

    Talk to CodeGear before you proceed. But given these developments, your choice seems pretty clear, I would thnk.

    I look forward to the next version of ME.

    in reply to: mobileME purchase options #7733
    curtm
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    I would prefer losing those features to writing to the registry. When I use a portable app, I don’t really expect COM services or menu integration. The whole point of a portable app is low profile, low overhead, and–ummm–portability.

    Perhaps those features could be enabled with a command-line switch: something like:

    MEW32 /USEREG

    in reply to: mobileME purchase options #7726
    curtm
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    I love Multi-Edit, and I was excited when I heard about Mobile ME, but it needs to be written as a portable app. The moment I read that you populated the registry on startup, and erased it on shutdown it was clear to me that this is not a sufficiently different product (or well thought-out one, for that matter) to warrant my excitement.

    I am a consultant, and it would be a huge boon to me to be able to use my favorite editor when I visit client sites. But this is not the way.

    I have found that my old copy of ME7 works okay on a thumb drive — it doesn’t require anything but the executable, the config file, and the Borland library file to run. But I would buy it in a heartbeat if you released a TRUE portable version of ME.

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