TextMaker for FreeBSD trial now available

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. kdk at daleco.biz
Wed Oct 8 14:35:03 PDT 2003

Martin Kotulla wrote:

> Hello,
> we have just updated our web pages to reflect the fact that we now 
> have TextMaker for FreeBSD as well. I guess you could consider that as 
> a commitment to the FreeBSD operating system and its users. 

Considering that I won't be seeing a statement like this from Mr. Gates
anytime in the next century or so, I'll accept that ;-)

I personally am encouraged to see native FBSD versions of such
fine products (like yours claims to be) such as Mozilla and Opera,
as well. I'm seeing similar things in other Open Source forums;
either there is gathering optimism, or else we're a bunch of die-hard
wannabees who still dream of a world where people use software
that doesn't resemble Fisher-Price's catalog design.

> To find out more about TextMaker, go to 
> http://www.softmaker.de/tml_en.htm

Done. Good looking site.

> Also, we have a trial version of TextMaker for FreeBSD up. Go ahead, 
> download it and tell me what you think (sucks - is great - doesn't 
> work on this FreeBSD version - works fine here) and file bug reports. 
> I am very interested in your feedback.

OK. Download server responsive - good.

Simple instructions. Good. Quoted below:
*Click here to download the software* 

To install TextMaker, first switch to the directory below which you want 
to install TextMaker, for example:

• * cd ~* to install below your home directory
• * cd /opt* to install below /opt
• * cd /usr/local* to install below /usr/local

Then, unpack TextMaker as follows:

* tar xzvf tmfreebsdtrial.tgz*

Finally, start TextMaker by typing:

* cd textmakertrial*
* ./tm*
Now, the hard part:

<kdk at archangel> [/usr/local/textmakertrial] [16:23]
/usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: Shared object "libXThrStub.so.6" not found

> Martin Kotulla
> SoftMaker Software GmbH 

So, the jury can be out, I guess. I hack around
a bit, and maybe try again tomorrow if I don't get
it running today. Unfortunately, I'm due out for
dinner later.

Kevin Kinsey,
DaleCo, S.P.

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