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CNET: Visual SlickEdit 6.0

Jun 09, 2001, 18:00 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill O'Brien)

CNET says Visual SlickEdit is an editor to behold:

"Nothing is perfect, but MicroEdge's Visual SlickEdit 6.0 comes darn close. It's a jack-of-all-trades editor that's also a master at most of what it does. Comprehensive, capable of recognizing a variety of document formats, customizable, and available for most popular operating environments, Visual SlickEdit 6.0 is a programmer's dream come true."

Kudos to MicroEdge for continuing to evolve SlickEdit from its humble roots over a decade or so ago to its current status as a world-class editor. However, given the talent and persistence on display in this package, we're perplexed that the installation CD-ROM doesn't launch an autorun window upon insertion. It's a minor quibble, but since MicroEdge recommends installing the software under X11, we expected at least a GUI-based installer. Relegated to using the command line, we mounted the CD-ROM and switched to the correct subdirectory; then, it was only a matter of typing the name of the install program to start the installation process. Aside from entering the 29-character code key and creating tag file descriptions (if needed), everything else is automatic. While there's a variety of pickable nits woven into the fabric of the software--in both documentation and operation--such minor imperfections are far overshadowed by Visual SlickEdit's performance and features."

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