tofro wrote: XorA wrote:
I do notice from your screenshot that you are using one of the finest QL Toolkits around, DJToolkit. I wrote that one!
So what does DJ stand for? I had up to now assumed it was Dilwyn's initials
Because Dilwyn used to sell this in the past (probably because no one wants to deal with a Scotsman financially
Don't know about the Scotsman bit, but I drew up a list of what I wanted the little toolkit to do and Norman either volunteered or was volunteered to write it. He was looking for another project after his Winback, Gopher etc at the time for DJC. He was sitting on his ARSE (Archive Syntax Examiner) at the time, an unfinished project which was never released.
The toolkit got written to provide QLiberator users with some extensions which were in other toolkits at the time which couldn't be used in commercial programs IIRC, and in an effort to be forward looking to provide extensions for newer systems, which "vanilla" QDOS didn't provide.
We failed to come up with a proper name for it, so it got called "DJ Toolkit" after me. I think Norman may have thought "DJ" sounded better than "ND" or "Dilwyn's Toolkit" perhaps???
To try to reward Norman for his work, I tried to sell it and pay him royalties, which probably came to a grand total of 10 pence or something like that before DJC closed down in 1994/95. Whatever, it didn't sell in large numbers. I probably since used it in more of my QL software projects than copies sold by DJC. Norman kindly agreed to make it freeware later.
Anybody wants to tinker with it, download it from http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/tk/djtk.zip
- I'm sure Norman would love to see it used after the hard work he put into coding it.