#1 Won't run under WinME

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2009-03-03
2005-12-15
sourcer41
No

I've just downloaded Rtext and installed it under WinXP
and it works well - as far as I can tell - so far, but
it won't run at all under WinME.

The WinMe machine runs a freshly installed Java
Run-Time Environment SE v1.4.2_10 and all I get when I
try to run RText, is a very small error box with the
text in the top bar: "RText - Error".

As far as I can tell, JRE is installed properly as I
did not get any sort of error message during the install.

I'm just looking for a multi-platform WinXX and Linux
programmers editor, and it looks like RText has what I
need - as far as I can tell ;-)

TIA,
Arnold

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  • Robert Futrell
    Robert Futrell
    2005-12-16

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    Hi Arnold,

    Have you tried running the RText.jar directly? From Windows
    Explorer, double-click on the RText.jar. I'm betting the
    problem is with the wrapper RText.exe and not the Java code
    itself.

    Please try this and let me know if it works. From a command
    line you can also try this to get around using RText.exe:

    cd <rtext-install-location>
    java -jar RText.jar

    Thanks,

    Robert

     
  • sourcer41
    sourcer41
    2005-12-16

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    Thank you, Robert.

    Your guess was right on. Both of the alternative ways work
    and bring up the program.

    Now I'll have to get busy and learn how to use it.

    Thanks for both the program and the quick reply.

    Arnold

     
  • Robert Futrell
    Robert Futrell
    2005-12-18

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    Since I don't have either Windows 98 or ME anymore, would
    you mind testing a new RText.exe for me if I send you one?
    All you'd have to do is copy it to your RText install and
    double-click it to see if it works.

    Let me know if you are interested:
    robert_futrell at users.sourceforge.net

     
  • Robert Futrell
    Robert Futrell
    2005-12-18

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  • sourcer41
    sourcer41
    2005-12-18

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    seems I'm having a bit of trouble with this messaging system :-(

    But, yes, I'm interested in trying at least the ME version.

    I don't currently have 98 with Java installed, but that
    could probably be done without too much trouble (I think :-) )

    Arnold

     
  • Robert Futrell
    Robert Futrell
    2006-01-03

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    I'm no Windows expert, but my first guess is that I built
    RText.exe Unicode-enabled, whereas older Windows such as
    95/98/ME are all 8-bit ANSI-based. I'll recompile the
    executable not as Unicode-enabled and send it to you for
    testing tonight.

     
  • Robert Futrell
    Robert Futrell
    2006-01-07

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    Just an update: you won't believe this, but my hard drive
    died on me the other day... I just bought a new drive and
    am setting everything up, but it's put me a little behind on
    this project.

     
  • Robert Futrell
    Robert Futrell
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    Just an update: you won't believe this, but my hard drive
    died on me the other day... I just bought a new drive and
    am setting everything up, but it's put me a little behind on
    this project.

     
  • Robert Futrell
    Robert Futrell
    2006-01-14

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  • Robert Futrell
    Robert Futrell
    2006-01-14

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    Try installing the "Microsoft Layer for Unicode" on any
    Win95/98/ME machine and let me know whether that allows the
    executable to run. I'm betting this is the problem. If
    it's not, we'll look into it a little deeper.

     
  • sourcer41
    sourcer41
    2006-01-14

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    I've downloaded and installed the files unicows.dll and
    unicows.pdb in both c:\windows\system as well as in the
    RText directory, but it still reports the same error.

    Unless it is important to you, I would not spend too much
    time on it, although I'll be more than happy to help you
    resolve the problem

    - I suppose you got your new drive up and running again :-)

    Arnold

     
  • sourcer41
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    2006-01-14

    • status: pending --> open
     
  • Robert Futrell
    Robert Futrell
    2006-01-14

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    Well, I was hoping unicows.dll would do the trick, but it
    didn't... I'll try emailing you a test executable soon, or
    you can download and play with the source yourself. I just
    uploaded the source I use for the starter exe (rewritten
    since I lost it when my old drive crashed, but it does the
    exact same stuff), so you're free to check it out and offer
    suggestions. I'm no Win32 expert by any means!

     
  • sourcer41
    sourcer41
    2006-01-18

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    I'm afraid, I'm not very familiar with the Java world;
    however I had a bit of time and a thought the other day, so
    I tried to check the dependencies on DLLs for RText.exe on
    both machines.

    Under WinME I have two missing DLLs
    APPHELP.DLL
    USERENV.DLL

    Under XP I'm missing EFSADU.DLL, although it does seem to run.

    Hope this help some

     
  • Robert Futrell
    Robert Futrell
    2009-03-03

    I haven't looked at this in awhile, but it simply isn't worth pursuing anymore. Windows ME's EOL was 11 July 2006, going on three years ago. Further, the global market share of Windows 98 & ME combined is 0.76%, which means for developers (our target audience) it's certainly much smaller.

     
  • Robert Futrell
    Robert Futrell
    2009-03-03

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