Q-Jot contact ?

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Q-Jot contact ?

#1 Post by __philippe » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:56 pm

Hello,

Anyone ever managed to contact Q-Jot developer, Kenny Heimbuch ?

This jewel of a terse Notepad, already close to near-perfection, would reach top spot in my "Tiny Programs" Hall-of-Fame,
were it not for two lacking features:

1 "Yellow Marker" highlighter function on the toolbar, to allow "Background Higlighting" of user-selectable text
(this is distinct from "Syntax Highligting", presumably better served by specialized programmer's editors, already available by the dozen)

2 "StrikeOut" function - (minor cosmetic addition):
Bring the existing "SrikeOut" function on the toolbar (currently, it's only accessible via the [Format -> Style-> StrikeOut] menu selection)

I tried reaching the presumed program author, Kenny Heimbuch, at the following addresses, to no avail :

xtort.net@gmail.com (no answer)

omziff@yahoo.com (mail bounced)

Also left message directly on http://xtort.net/freeware/contact/ , deafening silence resulted.

I know the site has been dormant for quite a few years, but perhaps some PFC member already had better luck and could provide a useful lead to follow ?

Thanks,

__philippe

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Re: Q-Jot contact ?

#2 Post by webfork » Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:29 pm

I've never interacted with the xtort folks, but their freeware page indicates the project has been down for 5 years now so it's unlikely you'll get much response on feature requests. Pstart has a similar problem.

What I'd recommend is throwing them something that may grab their attention, such as a feature bounty (add something in exchange for cash or a donation to one of the causes they list: http://xtort.net/freeware/causes/ ). I rarely see developers pick up a piece of code after they've left it alone for long enough so I'd ask for the source code and take it to donationcoder.com, ask someone to take up the banner of adding additional features.

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On a side note, their http://xtort.net/ page lists our site's RSS feed right at the top. Thanks?

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Re: Q-Jot contact ?

#3 Post by __philippe » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:36 am

Thanks for those thoughtful recommendations.
Suggestion about transferring source code to http://www.donationcoder.com seems especially intriguing.

__philippe

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