The perhaps most famous Amiga text editor for programmers was developed 20
years ago (1986/1987) by Bruce Dawson, Colin Fox & Steve LaRocque (CygnusSoft
Software) and was originally self-published. Even back then CygnusEd
distinguished itself through its high performance and robustness.
Development on CygnusEd would proceed at a steady pace in the years to
follow. CygnusEd was one of the first programs to feature an ARexx
interface and the first Amiga text editor with an Undo/Redo feature. Many
Amiga programmers "grew up" with CygnusEd and a considerable part of the
Amiga software library was created with CygnusEd.
The last version published was CygnusEd Professional 4. It became available
in 1997 and was a completely revised version of the editor and its
auxiliary tools, adapted for AmigaOS 3.1.
The current CygnusEd version 5 was enhanced with new features, and
robustness and performance were improved again. The "Ed" auxiliary tool was
rewritten from scratch and its complete source code is included with the
editor. Many limitations and deficiencies of CygnusEd were removed. Version
5 is also the first CygnusEd release ported entirely, including all
auxiliary tools, to the PowerPC (AmigaOS 4) and one of the first commercial software
packages specially adapted for AmigaOS 4.
Here found you the CygnusEd 5 Support Forum.
CygnusEd 5 Demoversion AmigaOS 4
CygnusEd 5 Demoversion 68k & MorphOS
To obtain an upgrade at a reduced price, send in your CygnusEd CD-ROM or the CD inlay, plus
the upgrade fee. See the online shop for further
information. If you own a CygnusEd version that was distributed on floppy disk and bears
a version number, it is sufficient to enter the registration number into the comment field
of the order form of the online shop.
CygnusEd ships with
What's new in CygnusEd Professional Release 5?
Some Features from CygnusEd