Alphatk is a shareware text editor written entirely in Tcl/Tk by Vince
Alphatk's homepage is http://www.purl.org/net/alphatk
Alphatk runs on Windows, Unix and MacOS X.
On MacOS classic you can use Pete Keleher's Alpha which has approximately the same functionality.
Alphatk 8.3.3 is the latest release. It can be downloaded from
the [http://www.purl.org/net/Alpha/Alphatk] web site. That site also includes information about older releases.
Current Beta/Development versions:
See AlphatkPlatformSpecificDiscussions? (and add your own experiences).
There are a few things Alphatk has which Alpha 8/X don't:
- you can use the same editor on Windows, MacOS X and Unix.
- you can view line-numbers in editing windows (Alt-F11)
- true soft wrapping of text (long lines visually wrapping without the need to insert carriage returns)
- full Unicode and encoding support
- you can 'fold' blocks of code so they are hidden away
- images can be added to dialogs ('-i ...')
- multi-page dialogs can be tabbed or have list controllers
- the dialog command supports a few more items (listpicks) and flags (-action, -tag, -drag, -drop)
- correct comment colouring for weird modes like Fortran
- direct editing of virtual filesystems
- launch other Tk applications and helpers inside Alphatk's process
Those users who still use Alpha 7 should consider upgrading to one of the new versions Alpha8/X/tk...