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Elvis 2

About Elvis 2

Elvis 2 is a text-based code editor designed to assist the developer in producing well formatted and commented source code. Elvis 2 is based on the standard Unix editor vi, and is compatible with vi and so provides an easy migration path for users who have come to rely on it. Elvis has all the powerful text manipulation features familiar to vi users, as well as a number of enhancements.

The version of Elvis available here is Apertus Elvis, which has been further enhanced by Apertus Systems Limited to incorporate features specifically aimed at Ingres developers.

Features of Elvis 2

With Elvis you can:

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Installation Instructions

Apertus Systems Limited
Apertus Elvis 2.1

Windows 3.11 Installation Instructions :

The following instructions will allow you to install and run the Apertus Elvis 2.1 editor. 

  1. Before commencing the installation, ensure that the directory c:\elvis does not exist or is empty. If you already have an earlier version of Apertus Elvis this can be retained by renaming c:\elvis directory to say c:\elvisold, otherwise delete the c:\elvis directory and all its subdirectories and files.
  2. Run the self extracting executable elvinst.exe from File Manager by double clicking on the file. You will then be prompted for the directory you would like Apertus Elvis to be installed. The install directory by default is c:\elvis. When you press Unzip, the installation directory will be created for you, if it does not exist.
  3. From the directory where you have installed Apertus Elvis 2 double click on elvsetup.bat to set the required file and directory attributes. Note : If you install Apertus Elvis to a directory other than c:\elvis, then the following lines in the \installdirectory\elvis.rc file will need to be changed :

    templatefile="drive:\installdirectory\lib\template\w4gl_02a.htm"
    set backupdir="drive:\temp"
  4. Edit your autoexec.bat PATH to include the elvis directory :

    For example :

    PATH=c:\elvis;%PATH%

    Note : If you had a previous version of Apertus Elvis this would have included c:\elvis\exe on the PATH; you can now delete this from the PATH.

  5. If you are using Apertus Elvis to edit OpenROAD code files, edit your OpenROAD config.ing file in "OpenROAD directory"\ingres\files and change or add the following lines :

    II_WINDOWEDIT=c:\elvis\elvis.exe %f
    II_WINDOWVIEW=c:\elvis\view.bat %f
  6. If you wish to use Apertus Elvis as the default browser for compilation errors in preference to another editor (say Microsoft Write), which cannot handle larger files, add or change your config.ing to include the following :

    II_W4GL_COMPILEEDITOR=TRUE
    II_W4GL_SYSTEMEDITOR=TRUE

  7. Check that any current Elvis icons on your Windows desktop have the correct working directory, this should point to where the executable (elvis.exe) file is located.
The Apertus Elvis 2 editor is now available for use from Windows and OpenROAD. For on-line help press F1 from within the Apertus Elvis editor.

 

Windows NT Installation Instructions :

The following instructions will allow you to install and run the Apertus Elvis 2.1 editor.
  1. Before commencing the installation, ensure that the directory c:\elvis does not exist or is empty. If you already have an earlier version of Apertus Elvis this can be retained by renaming c:\elvis directory to say c:\elvisold, otherwise delete the c:\elvis directory and all its subdirectories and files.
  2. Run the self extracting executable elvinst.exe from Windows NT Explorer by double clicking on the file. You will then be prompted for the directory you would like Apertus Elvis to be installed. The install directory by default is c:\elvis. When you press Unzip, the installation directory will be created for you, if it does not exist.
  3. From the directory where you have installed Apertus Elvis, double click on elvsetup.bat to set the required file and directory attributes. Note : If you install Apertus Elvis to a directory other than c:\elvis, then the following lines in the \installdirectory\elvis.rc file will need to be changed :

    templatefile="drive:\installdirectory\lib\template\w4gl_02a.htm"
    set backupdir="drive:\temp"

  4. Edit the System Properties variables, in "My Computer", "Control Panel", "System", and select the Environment tab. The PATH variable can be set in two places. This first as a System Variable which requires the user to be logged on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group. The second place as a User Variable which would only apply to the user logged on entering the variable. Click over the System Variable or User Variables for User variables windows. Make sure the Variable and Value fields are blank, then type the following within the respective fields. 

    Within Variable type : PATH
    Within Value type : %PATH%;drive\elvis;
  5. If you are using Apertus Elvis to edit OpenROAD code files, edit the System Environment variables, in "My Computer", "Control Panel", "System", and selecting the Environment tab and add or change the following lines within User Variables if logged on as a user other than Administrator. If logged on as user Administrator then they can be set within System Variables.

    II_WINDOWEDIT=c:\elvis\elvis.exe %f
    II_WINDOWVIEW=c:\elvis\view.bat %f
    LFN=N

    Note : Setting LFN=N may prevent the use of long file names with some C compilers.
  6. If you wish to use Apertus Elvis as the default browser for compilation errors in preference to another editor (say Microsoft Write), which cannot handle larger files, also add :

    II_W4GL_COMPILEEDITOR=TRUE
    II_W4GL_SYSTEMEDITOR=TRUE

    Note : When points 5 and 6 are entered when logged on as user Administrator, the System Variables apply then to all subsequent users who log on to that workstation. However if entered within Environment variables as any other user not Administrator or not part of the Administrator group, the variables will only apply to that particular user who entered them.

  7. Check that any current Apertus Elvis icons on your Windows NT desktop have the correct working directory, this should point to where the executable (elvis.exe) file is located. To do this, right click over the icon and select the Program tab, and change the Working directory accordingly.
  8. Enter Windows NT Explorer, go to the directory where Apertus Elvis has been installed. Right click over the Elvis executable, select "Properties", then the Program tab and make sure the Close On Exit checkbox has a tick in it. This is to ensure the Apertus Elvis Window closes when you have exited.
The Apertus Elvis 2 editor is now available for use from Windows NT and OpenROAD. For on-line help press F1 from within the Apertus Elvis editor.

 

Windows 95 Installation Instructions :

The following instructions will allow you to install and run the Apertus Elvis 2.1 editor.
  1. Before commencing the installation, ensure that the directory c:\elvis does not exist or is empty. If you already have an earlier version of Apertus Elvis this can be retained by renaming c:\elvis directory to say c:\elvisold, otherwise delete the c:\elvis directory and all its subdirectories and files.
  2. Run the self extracting executable elvinst.exe from Windows Explorer by double clicking on the file. You will then be prompted for the directory you would like Apertus Elvis to be installed. The install directory by default is c:\elvis. When you press Unzip, the installation directory will be created for you, if it does not exist.
  3. From the directory where you have installed Apertus Elvis 2 double click on elvsetup.bat to set the required file and directory attributes. Note : If you install Apertus Elvis to a directory other than c:\elvis, then the following lines in the \installdirectory\elvis.rc file will need to be changed :

    templatefile="drive:\installdirectory\lib\template\w4gl_02a.htm"
    set backupdir="drive:\temp"
  4. Edit your autoexec.bat PATH to include the elvis directory and set the use of long file names to N :

    For example :

    PATH=c:\elvis;%PATH%

    Note : If you had a previous version of Apertus Elvis this would have included c:\elvis\exe on the PATH; you can now delete this from the PATH.

    SET LFN=N

    Note : Setting LFN=N may prevent the use of long file names with some C compilers.

  5. If you are using Apertus Elvis to edit OpenROAD code files, edit your OpenROAD config.ing file in "OpenROAD directory"\ingres\files and change or add the following lines : 

    II_WINDOWEDIT=c:\elvis\elvis.exe %f
    II_WINDOWVIEW=c:\elvis\view.bat %f
  6. If you wish to use Apertus Elvis as the default browser for compilation errors in preference to another editor (say Microsoft Write), which cannot handle larger files, add or change your config.ing to include the following :

    II_W4GL_COMPILEEDITOR=TRUE
    II_W4GL_SYSTEMEDITOR=TRUE

  7. Check that any current Apertus Elvis icons on your Windows 95 desktop have the correct working directory, this should point to where the executable (elvis.exe) file is located. To do this, right click over the icon and select the Program tab, and change the Working directory accordingly.
  8. Enter Windows Explorer, go to the directory where Apertus Elvis has been installed. Right click over the Elvis executable, select "Properties", then the Program tab and make sure the Close On Exit checkbox has a tick in it. This is to ensure the Apertus Elvis Window closes when you have exited.
The Apertus Elvis 2 editor is now available for use from Windows 95 and OpenROAD. For on-line help press F1 from within the Apertus Elvis editor.


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