[guispeak] Re: EdSharp 2.8 and FileDir 3.4 released

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 11:21:10 -0400 (EDT)

Thanks for letting me know.  The link should be working now.

Jamal

On Mon, 20 Oct
2008, Gary Metzler wrote:

> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:59:41 -0400
> From: Gary Metzler <gmtravel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [guispeak] Re: EdSharp 2.8 and FileDir 3.4 released
>
> Hi Jamal,
>
> I just tried getting the ed sharp update.  I got an error saying that the
> setup file was corrupted.  Just wanted to let you know.  File dir updated
> just fine.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jamal Mazrui" <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>;
> <program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <uaccess-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 8:43 AM
> Subject: [guispeak] EdSharp 2.8 and FileDir 3.4 released
>
>
> > New versions of two free, powerful, and screen reader-friendly
> > applications are released today.  The direct download address of the
> > installer for EdSharp, a multipurpose editor, is at
> > http://EmpowermentZone.com/edsetup.exe
> >
> > FileDir, a robust file and directory manager is available at
> > http://EmpowermentZone.com/dirsetup.exe
> >
> > Their latest fixes and enhancements are explained below.
> >
> > Jamal
> >
> > EdSharp
> > Version 2.8
> >
> > Improved the optional script package to fine tune speech when using
> > Window-Eyes.  Fixed the installer for the JAWS scripts so that it works
> > with version 10.
> >
> > Strengthened the error reporting system so that an unexpected event now
> > results in a dialog with options to email the report, copy it to the
> > clipboard, or exit EdSharp.  To continue work without further action,
> > press Escape to cancel the dialog.
> >
> > Fixed snippets you save with the Default, no compiler not showing in the
> > list of snippets available with other compilers.  Picking a compiler or
> > interpreter with Control+Shift+F5 now sets its default file extension as
> > the first file type in an open or save file dialog.
> >
> > Some enhancements help to manage indentation of programming code.  As
> > before, press Alt+I to hear the number of indentation levels for the
> > current line.  In indent mode, EdSharp instead says the line that begins
> > the current block (e.g., an If statement).
> >
> > As before, when Indent Mode is off, you can insert a new line of text with
> > the same indentation as the current one by pressing Shift+Enter.
> > Alt+Shift+Enter is a new command that inserts such a line before the
> > current one rather than after.  The new Align command, Alt+Shift+A,
> > adjusts indentation of the current or selected lines so as to begin at the
> > same level as the line above.
> >
> > The default indentation unit is now a single tab character rather then two
> > spaces.  Cursor navigation on a line is more efficient with a tab
> > character as the indent unit rather than multiple spaces.  If spaces are
> > preferred, however (e.g., 2 for Ruby or 4 for Python and Perl
> > conventions), this may be changed with the Configuration Options command,
> > Alt+Shift+C (or use Alt+Shift+M to manually edit settings in the
> > EdSharp.ini file).  Since the .ini format does not recognize a value
> > consisting only of spaces, use octal notation, e.g., for two spaces,
> > IndentUnit=\40\40
> >
> > New commands provide convenient options for changing the current
> > directory/default folder of EdSharp.  The Go to Folder command, Control+0,
> > lets you change the default folder used in the next open file dialog you
> > invoke.  You pick from a list of folders found as locations of files in
> > either the recent or favorite set (Alt+R or Alt+L).  The Go to Special
> > folder command, Control+Shift+0, lets you pick a special folder, e.g., My
> > Documents, as the default.  Remember that opening or saving a file in
> > almost any way also has the effect of changing the default folder to the
> > one containing that file (the Save Copy command, Alt+Shift+S, is an
> > exception that does not affect the default folder afterward).
> >
> > I thank Jaffer
> > jaffar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > for contributing C++ and PHP snippets, and helping to configure EdSharp
> > support for programming in C++ with the MinGW compiler, available at
> > http://MinGW.org
> >
> > To fine tune its build options, edit the batch file MinGW.bat in the
> > Convert subfolder of the EdSharp program folder -- by default located at
> > C:\Program Files\EdSharp\Convert\MinGW.bat
> >
> > The configuration for the PowerBASIC for Windows compiler has been updated
> > to assume the 9.0 version.  It calls the batch file located by default at
> > C:\Program Files\EdSharp\Convert\pbw.bat
> > ----------
> >
> > FileDir
> > Version 3.4
> >
> > Improved the optional script package to fine tune speech when using
> > Window-Eyes.  Fixed the installer for the JAWS scripts so that it works
> > with version 10.
> >
> > Strengthened the error reporting system so that an unexpected event now
> > results in a dialog with options to email the report, copy it to the
> > clipboard, or exit FileDir.  To continue work without further action,
> > press Escape to cancel the dialog.
> >
> > As before, the copy, move, or paste commands prompt whether to overwrite
> > existing folders and files.  You are informed whether the date of a target
> > with the same name is older, newer, or current and whether its size is
> > smaller, larger, or equal.  You can choose to keep all targets with the
> > same names, replace them, or replace them only with updated source items.
> > A bug has been fixed that affected file comparisons after the first
> > duplicate name was found in a target folder.
> >
> > A new option lets you increment source names to eliminate conflicts.  This
> > is helpful when files with the same names contain essentially different
> > content rather than different versions of the same content.  For example,
> > if the file ReadMe.Txt exists in both the source and target folders, the
> > source would be copied to the name ReadMe_01.txt instead.  You might then
> > use the Tag Duplicate Files command, Alt+Shift+Period, to tag and then
> > delete files that actually have identical content.
> >
> > ----------
> > End of Document
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