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GNUser(R)

17.06.2019, 17:58
 

Can Wordgrinder be used in DOS? (Users)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordGrinder

So, basically Wordgrinder is a Word Processor that works in terminal, which got me thinking if we could use it in DOS. It doesn't imports/exports DOCX, but imports ODT and HTML, so it feels like a good option to have.
Maybe the experts around here on compiling can give some clarification. Thanks!

DosWorld(R)

19.06.2019, 22:57

@ GNUser
 

Can Wordgrinder be used in DOS?

> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordGrinder
>
> So, basically Wordgrinder is a Word Processor that works in terminal, which
> got me thinking if we could use it in DOS. It doesn't imports/exports DOCX,
> but imports ODT and HTML, so it feels like a good option to have.
> Maybe the experts around here on compiling can give some clarification.
> Thanks!

Works in termianl != works in dos
(unicode support, 3dparty libraries... it is so complicated task)

PS: "... and fits in a tiny 6K lines of code"
(6k lines is tiny?? 5.5k extra code lines possible remove?)

https://www.itwire.com/opinion-and-analysis/the-li...-linux-word-processing-with-wordgrinder?start=1

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KormaX(R)

20.06.2019, 01:14

@ DosWorld
 

Can Wordgrinder be used in DOS?

!=, but promising enough. Unfortunately the Windows binary is compiled with MingW64. I asked the author to compile it with MingW, because that would be a possible DOS binary. Many GNU program has MingW builds running perfectly on DOS, even GUI programs, not just console apps.

Unicode support is implemented on DOS many times. Laaca's Blocek, the wysywyg Flwriter and the DOS version of MINED all have Unicode support, and it's just the text editors and word processors. IFS drivers are also on the list. And MPXPlay. And Links. And WordGrinder already has it so it's not required to be implemented at all :D it already is. Perhaps the MingW build will work for us with HX. Also I'll try to compile it with DJGPP, but I'm almost shure it won't work.

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KormaX(R)

17.08.2019, 18:59

@ GNUser
 

Can Wordgrinder be used in DOS?

Okay. I couldn't compile it for DOS, BUT up to the version 0.3.2, the Windows build DOES run on DOS as an HX extended application. Perhaps newer versions run as well, but this is the latest version coming simply as a .zip archive for Windows. The newer versions come as Windows installers and not in a format I could unpack them with 7ZA.EXE and I didn't have the patience to boot into Windows (I will do it later), but yes, it works. :) We just have a new DOS application.

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