HASTE stands for HASTE's Another Simple Text Editor and is a basic text editing tool written using the Java programming language
Here are some key features of "HASTE":
· System clipboard interaction (cut, copy, paste)
· Basic file operations (new file, open, save, save as)
· Semi-intelligent unsaved file warnings
· Word wrap
· Print support (not too easy to do with Java....)
· Right-click context menus
Unpack the tarball to a suitable location
$ cd /path/to/my/tarball
$ zcat haste0.1.tar.gz | tar xvf -
You will first need to compile the three Java source files, by running the "compile" script included in the tarball. If the script complains along the lines of "javac: command not found" you will need to add the location of your java compiler to your PATH, or modify the "compile" script to suit your needs. You can then run the included "haste" script to launch the editor, or alternatively key in the longhand "/path/to/java Haste"
Compilation complete. Type "haste" to launch the editor
....Haste fires up....
Please note, HASTE REQUIRES JDK 1.4 OR GREATER TO WORK CORRECTLY! The Print module will fail to compile on older JDKs. That's the breaks, I'm afraid. So don't moan about it.
Everything is very straight forward - however, here a couple of points regarding usage.
* Printing - Print support is very much experimental at the moment. You will get a printed page (or pages) containing your text file, with tabs expanded, and words wrapped. It's not particularly pretty at the moment, but it works, and you get a sane output. Printing in Java is a complete pain to implement, and I'm pleased that it works at all!
* Invocation - At a command line, cd into the directory holding the Haste program files, and either execute the script "haste", or type "/path/to/java Haste" to achieve the same effect.
* Testing - I have tested the program as throughly as possible. I have *only* tested it under Linux, however.
I don't really care if it works or not under Windows - I may test it eventually on the Redmond bloatware.