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The current release of eConsole is (287 k)


eConsole source snapshotSat Jul 8 12:37:14 2000
I've put a snapshot of the eConsole source code online, as the old source code didn't reflect much of eConsole's current state anymore.
So for all people interested, the source is available here. There is no license on the source code, except that credit should be given where credit is due.
eConsole 1.0i virus alertWed Mar 1 19:33:04 2000
As many of you have been alerting me during the last week, at least one Mcaffee virus scanner does give an alert that the current distribution of eConsole is "infected" with the APStrojan.ob.pak.gen trojan. I will never guarantee that any version of eConsole is virus free in any way, but past experience shows that no virus has yet managed to infect my system. Looking at the description of the APStrojan program, it shows that this program is indeed a trojan horse, that is, a program which seems to do one thing, but secretly does another. The APStrojan is not a virus. It does not infect other programs. Thus I am relatively sure that eConsole is not infected by this program. Further investigation revealed in at least one case, that updating the data files of the virus scanner program removed the alert given for eConsole. While scanning software downloaded from the internet is a good practice, please make sure that your antivirus software has the most recent data files available before alerting me to the fact that eConsole might be infected.
On another side, I was alerted to the fact that the current distribution of eConsole does not include the documentation. This is now fixed and the current .zip file was updated.
eConsole 1.0i releasedSat Feb 19 12:27:02 2000
While searching the source code for a memory leak, I experimented a bit with the image loading and found that all code dealing with the decoding of certain JPeG images had the same problems, so eConsole is using nviewlib by K. Nishita again. If a picture that you have in the JPeG format won't load from time to time, try converting it into the BMP format and using the converted file instead.
On the visual side, eConsole now has more features for the background color used for transparency. The Tint color is now also used to select the color which will be used for the non-transparent pixels in the background. A scanline pattern for 50% transparency has also been added. eConsole now uses the executable compressor UPX which results in a .EXE size that is half the normal size. Please report any problems with that:-).
eConsole 1.0h2 releasedSat Jan 8 16:49:37 2000
Just a quick fix release - the Autohide feature can now be enabled and disabled through the menu. You find the updated version in the download section.
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eConsole development

eConsole is a console window for NT (it does now also run under Windows 9x, but some features are simply not available under Windows 9x). It resembles a lot the Eterm program for the X-Windows manager Enlightenment - but it is for Windows NT and Windows 9x.

eConsole is designed to run any Windows NT console process in a custom window with its own background image and font selection. eConsole is still the development stage - so use it at your own risk. Many people use eConsole with the LiteStep shell for Windows 9x and Windows NT. See the screenshots to see eConsole in action.

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If you modify the source code of eConsole and arrive at something really cool, please share the source code with the rest of us, and maybe package the source so that it can be incorporated into the normal eConsole program.
The eConsole source code will (at one time or another) become available under the BSD license, that is you will be free to use eConsole and/or parts of it for anything you want, even make money from it, as long as you give proper credit to the original author (that is, me).
Please note that I will not help you with your Delphi programming questions and that I expect that you know enough about the Windows API.

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Be sure to read the documentation and the FAQ before running eConsole the first time or mailing me questions or suggestions. For a log of changes go to the history page.
For a working copy of eConsole, you only need to download the current version. The source code is only needed for those who want to modify and enhance eConsole. (287 k) (Latest version)
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Links worth visiting button LiteStep WebRing LiteStep (AfterStep clone) for Windows 9x and Windows NT
Technoirs Site (themes for Enlightenment, screenshots etc.)
Digital Blasphemy button Digital Blasphemy (free desktop wallpapers and other graphics)
[No button] Darksite (Heavy Metal site), german (Screenshots of LiteStep and eConsole)
[No button] rxvt Backgrounds (rxvt is an X terminal program)
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