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The editor.gadget is a BOOPSI gadget for text entry,
supporting multiple lines, borders, two cursor types,
an optional notepad look, font setting, style setting,
and much more.
A programmer who is familiar with BOOPSI can use this
gadget by simply creating an instance and then adding
the gadget instance to a window's gadget list. All
text editing is then handled by the gadget. When the
programmer needs the text in the gadget, he/she can just
read the text in. When the gadget is no longer needed
it can be deleted.
The gadget requires OS 2.04 and up. From the user's
standpoint, for OS 2.04 and 2.1 the gadget must
be placed in a drawer where the application that uses
it exists, and for OS 3.0 and up the gadget can be
installed in SYS:Classes/Gadgets.
It is available on Aminet. Aminet's main site is
I do not require a fee to be paid by end users of the
gadget, but the programs that use the gadget may require
paying a fee of some sort, which should be directed to
the author of that software, not me.
The cost for using this gadget in a program is that I
get a copy of the software package it is used in, at no
cost to me. The purpose of this requirement is that
I will be able to evaluate future needs of the gadget.
Also, there should be mention of the gadget and author
in the programs and documentation of the programs that
use the gadget. In programs you can drop a short line
in the About requester: editor.gadget by Mark Thomas.
The archive may be distributed only in its entirety to
anywhere, such as ftp sites, a BBS, or a disk collection
such as Fish disks.
The editor.gadget file itself, and portions of the
documentation pertaining to editor keyboard sequences
can be distributed with software packages that use the
In light of the fact that I give people the right to
copy the archive and certain files, I can't actually
retain a "copy" right, so therefore I am retaining the
maintenance right (not recognized by law I'm sure).
This right gives me the exclusive ability to make
modifications to the files in the archive.
Please send any bug reports or suggestions to me. There
is a fully working example program that uses the gadget
in the archive.