The THOR-Software Licence (v3, January 2nd 2021)
This License applies to the computer programs known as "The Hunk Processor",
or short "Hunk". The "Program", below, refers to such program. The
"Archive" refers to the package of distribution, as prepared by the author
of the Program, Thomas Richter. Each licensee is addressed as "you".
The Program and the data in the archive are freely distributable
under the restrictions stated below, but are also Copyright (c)
Distribution of the Program, the Archive and the data in the Archive by a
commercial organization without written permission from the author to any
third party is prohibited if any payment is made in connection with such
distribution, whether directly (as in payment for a copy of the Program) or
indirectly (as in payment for some service related to the Program, or
payment for some product or service that includes a copy of the Program
"without charge"; these are only examples, and not an exhaustive
enumeration of prohibited activities).
However, the following methods of distribution involving payment shall not
in and of themselves be a violation of this restriction:
(i) Distributing the Program on a physical data carrier (e.g. CD-ROM,
DVD, USB-Stick, Disk...) provided that:
a) the Archive is reproduced entirely and verbatim on such data carrier,
including especially this licence agreement;
b) the data carrier is made available to the public for a nominal
fee only, i.e. for a fee that covers the costs of the data carrier,
and shipment of the data carrier;
c) a data carrier with the Program installed is made available to the
author for free except for shipment costs, and
d) provided further that all information on said data carrier is
redistributable for non-commercial purposes without charge.
Redistribution of a modified version of the Archive, the Program or the
contents of the Archive is prohibited in any way, by any organization,
regardless whether commercial or non-commercial. Everything must be kept
together, in original and unmodified form.
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IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS LICENCE, YOU MUST DELETE THE PROGRAM, THE ARCHIVE
AND ALL DATA OF THIS ARCHIVE FROM YOUR STORAGE SYSTEM. YOU ACCEPT THIS
LICENCE BY USING OR REDISTRIBUTING THE PROGRAM.
The "Hunk Processor" is a tool for editing the hunk structure of binary
AmigaDOS load files (not object codes that must be linked afterwards, but
complete executable binaries).
Add and remove hunks, as well as relocation entries.
Merge hunks to shorten programs without "crunching".
Code optimizer to remove unnecessary jumps.
Rexx interface for automatic operation.
The "Hunk Processor" is a quiet old program I wrote years ago, so the GUI
looks probably a bit "outdated" - but this is a tool, not a piece
of artwork. I mostly use it to patch bugs in existing programs, together
with a standard debugging tool.
The plus of the "Hunk Processor" is that it keeps the relocation data after
loading an executable, so after patching it the "Hunk Processor" can re-
create a loadable program; the ARexx interface can be used to automatize
this procedure or to simplify parts of it.
"Hunk" comes with a - very simple though - build-in language for automatized
optimization of executables, and some examples of these "external Hunk
OPtimizers", or "hoppers" for short.
- A Rexx program that prints out all relocation data.
- A Rexx program for automatic replacement of the
relocation hunks with the more efficient Reloc32Short
- A lot of external "Hunk Optimizers", i.e. "hop" files.
Changes made in 2.22:
This release fixes one knowingly defect, namely the hunk relocation
requester not scrolling wide enough to show all characters.
There are probably more defects that have been addressed in the
last 20 years since the previous release, but I forgot... sorry.
Note that the guide was not freeware before. Since nobody paid
for it in the last 20 years, chances are pretty slim that someone
will pay for it in the next years, so it is now included.
Changes made in 2.15:
Fixed a problem with one of the memory copy operations. It used
overlapping domains which are not officially supported by the Os.
Changes made in 2.14:
Added more ARexx commands. More in the guide.