[Coco] [Color Computer] OS-9 word processors
wdg3rd at comcast.net
Thu Sep 8 14:52:31 EDT 2005
On 09/08/2005 02:07 am, Willard Goosey wrote:
> My only experience with Scripsit was the Color Scripsit II ROM pak.
> Dynastar is much better -- though it is a wordstar work-alike, if that
> means anything to you.
Most 8-bit products called Scripsit pretty much sucked rocks (my favorite Z-80
word processor was Prosoft's "Allwrite" and I recently got a copy through
ePay). The best was Scripsit-16 for Xenix-68k (later ported to T2k MS-DOS
and better keyboards, then the 1k and PC). Source code for Unix Scripsit was
bought (ports were briefly available for NCR, Unisys and AT&T (not 3B1)
systems in the 88-91 period). The guy who bought it is a bit of a dog in the
manger when I ask permission (and a copy of the source) to port it to
something modern. Hell, he may have thrown away the source code since he
never made a profit with it.
While what I most want to do is port Scripsit-16 to Linux, I think it will fit
just fine in a Coco3. It ran fine on a 256k Mod 16.
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