AlphaX
AlphaX 8.0.2
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Alpha8 text editor.   Shareware ($30.00)
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  • AlphaX has been discontinued
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AlphaX is a Mac OS X native version of the Alpha8 text editor. AlphaX is driven by the extensible open-source AlphaTcl script library, containing very popular HTML & LaTeX syntax coloring and editing modes as well as modes for C, Perl, Tcl, Fortran and much more.
What's New
Version 8.0.2:

Version 8.0.2 is primarily a maintenance update which fixes some minor bugs with a few enhancements to the underlying AlphaTcl library.

  • The "Help > Report A Bug" routines have been updated to make it easier for users to report problems with AlphaX and the AlphaTcl suite of files. The initial "reportABug" dialog includes options for starting a "stack trace" for any defined procedure as well as attaching a local file to a previously reported bug that is logged in the Alpha-Bugzilla database. The "Known Bugs" and "Debugging Help" files have also been updated; the latter contains more information about what to do (and what not to do) if you encounter problems with this distribution.
  • When the new package: autoWrapComments is turned on, text that is typed in in a commented line will be automatically wrapped even if the current "Wrap" setting is "None". This feature was previously enabled by the package: autoContinueComment .
  • Alpha's Wiki Menu has been updated, and works with the new "pmWiki" implementation of the AlphaTcl wiki.
  • "Fort" mode has always provided support for fixed-format Fortran files. A new "f90" mode now supports free-format Fortran files as well. See the "Fortran Mode Help" for more information.
Version 8.0.2:

Version 8.0.2 is primarily a maintenance update which fixes some minor bugs with a few enhancements to the underlying AlphaTcl library.

  • The "Help > Report A Bug" routines have been updated to make it easier for users to report problems with AlphaX and the AlphaTcl suite of files. The initial "reportABug" dialog includes options for starting a "stack trace" for any defined more...
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Tcl/Tk Aqua BI 8.4.7 or higher

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Jorgen tipped on 09 Nov 2009
AlphaX seems to have been kicked back alive. Check out the latest version at http://pagesperso-orange.fr/bdesgraupes/alphabinaries.html

Looks good.
[Version 8.0.2]

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Jaimesc replied on 14 Nov 2009
Excellent - I'm delighted to see a return since I'm always plugging Alpha but am beginning to be the but of jokes.

Small changes and good ones: Improved access to many frequently used things, and much improved menu organisation - all without changing the existing functionality.

I am re-energised in spreading the use of Alpha.
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Juan Falgueras Cano commented on 06 Feb 2006
I have been using Alpha (now AlphaX) many years ago. I've try BBedit and others. Alpha is different in many aspects. Alpha is like a programming environment in itself. It has embedded Tcl as programming language. You probably will find yourself loving that powerful language. MacOSX cames with it out of the box. Alpha Tcl has a lot of work made by many many programmers (real programmers) in it. It covers many languages (La-TeX, C/C++, Python, Perl, Ruby, Obj-C, SQL, XML, HTML with three longs specialized menus, etc, etc.)

It is shareware and have been there before BBedit were.

You mut try it!!
[Version 8.0.1]


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pachec reviewed on 09 Jan 2006
AlphaX is an excellent, highly customizable editor, especially for programming. But real customization is hard if you haven't good programming skill.

However, a very important lacking feature is encoding support: presently, only macRoman is supported; therefore AlphaX is hardly usable for files using other encodings.

Latest versions of AlphaX for Panther and Jaguar can be found at:
http://alphatcl.sourceforge.net/wikit/
[Version 8.0fc2]

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pachec replied on 07 Feb 2006
The URL I had given is not correct; the correct address is:

http://alphatcl.sourceforge.net/wiki/
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Anonymous reviewed on 03 May 2005
AlphaX is very slagishly updated, if at all. I used to work with it in the past, but the truth is that it has never really recovered from the OS9->OSX transition. It is quite obvious, the deterioration started that day the legendary Pete Keleher left command. He is the only one capable to return the glory of AlphaX. At the moment, TexShop has no living competitors!
[Version 8.0b16]


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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Sep 2004
Long awaited new release of this carbon swiss army and extremately easy programmable text editor. Things that Alpha makes are yet far, far away in others and you easily can modify it to your needs as programmer or TeX editor.

This b16 corrects many bugs (this program has many functionalities).
[Version 8.0b16]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Sep 2003
downloaded app won't launch; either from disc image or when copied to apps folder - very shoddy!
[Version 8.0b10]

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das replied on 09 Sep 2004
Make sure you install Tcl/Tk first!
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Downloads:9,290
Version Downloads:4,801
Type:Development : Editors
License:Shareware
Date:27 May 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $30.00
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