The Amiga operating system is well designed, but for some reason it has always
lacked a decent textviewer. Commodore developed the More tool for reading plain
text, and Amiga Guide and MultiView offered more enhanced features, including
datatype recognition and such like. I wanted a textviewer which would look good
and blend in with all my other Workbench patches. I started developing EvenMore
in 1996 as a hobby. It started off fairly basic as textviewers go, but now
EvenMore offers functions such as proportional font support, multi-coloured
text, file conversion plugins, and more. EvenMore is entirely programmed in
AmigaE/ECX, which is an excellent programming language developed by Wouter van
Oortmerssen and Leif Salomonsson.
Here are its main features
o Plugin system for viewing many different file types, such as AmigaGuide,
HTML, WordWorth, MSWord, RTF, directories, etc.
o Supports ANSI escape code sequences for text formatting, including full
colour text for certain file types.
o Extended set of ANSI escape code sequences for additional font styles.
o True colour text rendering on systems with graphics cards.
o Links are clickable in HTML, AmigaGuide, directories and other file types
o Drag and drop files on the window to open them.
o ARexx port for remote control.
o Search function.
o Configurable menus for frequently used documents.
o Clipboard support.
o Locale support.
o Unlimited bookmarking system.
Here are the recent changes
o MorphOS version now uses PNG images from Ambient/Ed for the GUI.
o Images for MorphOS version are now loaded using MUI 4's DtPic class.
o Fixed bad bug. Line printing routine was not checking for empty lines, which
was causing bad crashes when using the file conversion plugins.
o Preferences window title now uses translation catalog string.
o Iconify icon will now be the EvenMore program icon rather than the default
o File information routine was not checking for empty lines, which could cause
o Stefan Haubenthal has very kindly updated the German catalog.
o S. Hawamdeh has also very kindly supplied an Italian catalog translation.
o Made a basic EvenMore png icon for MorphOS and OS4.
o Updated catalogs with extra strings for gadget help bubbles.
o Linked lists now keep a record of how many nodes they have, which saves
counting them when opening a file through the plugins.
o Optimised menu code and directory colour code, removing the need for strings
for checking menu items and converting hexadecimal to decimal.
o S. Hawamdeh has updated his Italian catalog translation.
o Added some escape code sequences that were missing. ESC[8m will make the
text colour the same as the background and ESC[28m will return it to normal.
o ESC[39m will set the text to the default colour. ESC[49m will set the
background to the default colour.
o Created a Pipe2Text plugin for the PIPE: handler, so you can load files from
the PIPE: device. This required alterations to the main executable code.
o EvenMore AmiKit GUI is now based on the MorphOS version, and uses datatypes
to load the icon images.
There are still a few things to be ironed out though. Please read the docs.
Updates available at http://www.evenmore.co.uk
I cannot expect to be able to develop this program much further, as I am a
Christian and believe Jesus Christ will return very soon. If I do not reply to
any mail for months and months, then the development of this program has