This page contains information about the latest versions of CRiSP, including the official releases and web site updates.

These files and notes are provided as a courtesy to our customers.

Date What happened
Dec 2015 Python integration has been developed. This allows you to write macros in Python and call to/from Python and the CRiSP macro language. It is not yet a primary part of CRiSP as it depends on the python package installed on your system.
May 2015 Migrate to a new domain - www.crispeditor.co.uk, since the old one is disappearing. Note that www.crisp.demon.co.uk had been in use since around 1992 - when the first Internet facilities were made to a small group of people. So CRiSP is older than Google, and predates most of the modern innovations we all take for granted. A "mobile" phone in those days was the size of a brick. A tablet was something from the Bible or a medicinal remedy. And twitter was just a spelling mistake.
March 2014 Updated the links page.
June 2011 When typing a command at the Command: prompt, any unrecognized commands which are valid Unix commands are run and the output displayed in a buffer. This allows quick access to commands like "df", "ps", "netstat" and so on, for which CRiSP does not have macro wrappers enabled.
May 2011 Add syntax and tagging support for Erlang and Scala languages.
May 2011 Add more menu item icons.
05-Jun-2008 A port of CRiSP to the HP-UX B.11 Itanium is now available for download.
18-Mar-2008 Additions to CRiSP to help handle general protection faults better.
18-Jan-2006 The CRiSP Bulletin Board is now open for support and discussions on all topics CRiSP related. Based on the freely available YaBB Perl based Forum software, you can now touch base with other CRiSP customers.
30-Apr-2005 Added a link at the top of each page to WebNews - built using CRiSP's WebNews macro, available anywhere, anytime. Ideal if you have a PDA or Blackberry device.
07-Nov-2002 CRiSP now available for the OpenBSD 3.2 platform (x86 only at the present time).
09-Oct-2002 The Mac OS 10.x Cocoa release of CRiSP is now available. Work has been ongoing on this for nearly the past 6 months and it is now ready to rock the Mac world.
09-Nov-2001 A contributed macros section is available here.
04-Nov-2001 If you are using Windows XP, please grab v7.1.7b to fix an OS versioning issue. CRiSP will think it is on NT 3.51 under NT and a lot of functionality will be missing.
13-Apr-2000 CRiSP v7.0.1d onwards now supports OLE integration. This means you can, for example, control CRiSP from Visual Basic using OLE automation.
18-Jan-2000 Version 7 news: Its coming along. We've received a lot of feedback and bug reports and things are stabilizing. Hopefully the next release v7.0.0j - due in about a weeks time should sort out many of the stability problems.
18-Jan-2000 A new version of the 6.2.2 release for Solaris 2/Sparc is available. The prior version was built under Solaris 2.6 and had some compatibility problems. One of my hard disks had crashed with Solaris 2.5.1 on it, and this has now been restored.
13-Dec-1999 The dictionary files are now available for download. These files can be used with any version of CRiSP and are provided, because the downloads on this site only contain American and British dictionaries. From time to time these dictionaries are updated to amend minor issues.
13-Dec-1999 MS Word style .RTF files have been added to the download page so you can now have editable access to the online documentation, e.g. for printing purposes.
19-Oct-1999 CRiSP v7 BETA has arrived! The long awaited MDI release of CRiSP will be released slowly as a beta for users to try out and report any bugs and issues. This has been a long time coming and a lot of work has gone into trying to give the same look and feel to both Windows and Unix platforms. The beta release can be downloaded from the download page. Initially not all platforms will be released, so don't be surprised if your favourite platform is not yet listed. If you desire to see a particular platform then email fox@crisp.demon.co.uk with your details.
13-Oct-1999 New AIX 4.x binary now available (see the download page). This replaces the previous one which would not operate properly under AIX 4.3 (Invalid XCOFF file format error). Looks like this was a compiler/linker induced error, and after a lot of searching of the web to figure out what was at fault, the GNU tools have come to the rescue and create a proper ABI conformant binary.
29-Sep-1999 The CRiSP release notes are now available on this web site as a series of HTML pages. These pages are automatically generated from the distribution file and so will be kept more in sync with the actual distribution notes, rather than replicating the information which leads to delays in the information.
07-May-1999 CRiSP Version 6.2 is coming. You can download pre-releases of this version for the following platforms:
Windows 95/98 & Windows NT
Solaris Sparc 2.5 upwards
HP/UX 10.

You can see the release notes for this version here.

31-Mar-1999 The dictionary files supplied in the crisp6.exe release on the www.vital.com website contains an incorrect American dictionary. for you. CSiDE is a custom set of macros built on top of CRiSP providing a point and click view onto a Sybase database. This is a tool which has evolved over time to provide the features needed by the authors. If anyone is interested in trying it out, then please email us. This is a work in progress and if it is successful then we will support it to give people a product they may really need. For more details see here.
31-Mar-1999 Are you interested in Sybase? Do you use Solaris? Then we have the tool for you. CSiDE is a custom set of macros built on top of CRiSP providing a point and click view onto a Sybase database. This is a tool which has evolved over time to provide the features needed by the authors. If anyone is interested in trying it out, then please email us. This is a work in progress and if it is successful then we will support it to give people a product they may really need. For more details see here.
14-Feb-1999 Coming soon... Improved file differencing. Version 6.1.1 will support comparing directory trees. You are no longer limited to comparing a single file at a time but can compare entire releases of files in one go. Great for checking what files have changed or been added/deleted to a source tree.
01-Feb-1999 CRiSP v6.1 released. Major new feature supported is FTP file editing. Now you can load files over the local network or Internet for editing. Edited files are cached locally. Supports a variety of firewalls and proxy servers and is designed to allow the creation of private FTP personal site favourites, e.g. for monitoring new releases of applications.
21-Nov-1998 Updated customized menu macro to illustrate how to create a custom menu button in addition to menu items.
04-Nov-1998 CRiSP v6.0.15c for HPUX/10. Fix to problem which causes a core dump when a shared library is accessed.
20-Oct-1998 CRiSP v6.0.15 has improved TCL language support, including tagging.
20-Oct-1998 Updated the FAQ (Macro programming with bookmarks).
08-Oct-1998 The SUN WorkShop development environment is now supported as part of CRiSP. Prior versions of CRiSP had included the undocumented eserve.cr macro to support integration. Various enhancements and bug fixes have now been made to this to work with the WorkShop 4.0 product. The integration with SUN WorkShop is provided as a macro, requiring no changes to the CRiSP binary and the macro will work with existing versions of CRiSP as well as being a part of the next release (Version 6.0.15). If you want to try out a pre-release of the new macro (now named (workshop.cr) then click here.
28-Sep-1998 Version 6.0.14b has been released to the distributors. Annoying bug with the compilation facility fixed which caused the current buffer to appear in the output window and a side effect would be to turn off the undo for that buffer. In addition this would also occasionally cause the buffer to no longer show up in the buffer list. Fixed in the v6.0.14 release.
26-Sep-1998 Annoying bug with the compilation facility fixed which caused the current buffer to appear in the output window and a side effect would be to turn off the undo for that buffer. In addition this would also occasionally cause the buffer to no longer show up in the buffer list. Fixed in the v6.0.14 release.
23-Sep-1998 FAQ updated to include example of creating a custom menu.
23-Sep-1998 Coming up in v6.0.14: New menus commands for HTML formatting. The Edit->HTML contains commands for converting a plain text file to HTML character format and vice versa. Useful when needing to convert a program file into HTML.
10-Sep-1998 Coming up in v6.0.14: New selection in the Contents window. Template pasting for faster and more convenient pasting of language sensitive constructs.
10-Sep-1998 Coming up in v6.0.14: Better HTML template pasting (View->Language Templates). Template mechanism enhanced to allow selected word to be enclosed in a template, e.g. for bolding and italicising words.
10-Sep-1998 New version of CRISP.EXE for Win32 - fixing problem with keystroke recording. When it asks the message 'Overwrite keystroke macro?' the answer is treated the wrong way around. (REMOVED).
04-Sep-1998 Coming in v6.0.14: Added a beautification (pretty printing) support for HTML files. This is a starting point - customer feedback will be required before this feature becomes officially documented. It won't have a dialog to support it yet - just use the beautify_buffer command at the command line prompt to invoke this on a .html file.
03-Sep-1998 (The file crisp.exe.gz is no longer available for download). Fix to Win32 CRISP.EXE to fix possible GPF when automatic tagging is done. This is a prerelease of the v6.0.14 binary. It is gnu-zipped and should only be downloaded if you know what you are doing. If you are not having any problems, stay with your current release.
02-Sep-1998 Added page showing list of platforms CRiSP is supported on.
02-Sep-1998 New copy of CRTAGS.EXE v2.012 for Win32. This fixes a bug which can cause a GPF/core dump when symbol names longer than about 48 chars are processed. Bug caused by internal debug function rather than any intrinsic limitation in crtags.

NOTE: If autotagging is enabled in CRiSP then a GPF/core dump will occur for the same scenario. If you have long symbol names and are experiencing strange core dumps, then turn off the auto tagging.

A fix for Unix systems will be available on demand, and these fixes will be rolled into the v6.0.14 release.

01-Sep-1998 Coming in v6.0.14: Updates to the tags macro for our command line friends. Now provides more intuititive display of ambiguous tags amongst other changes.
01-Sep-1998 New copy of CRTAGS.EXE v2.011 for Win32. This version provides support for two new command line switches. -xd <dirname&#gt; can be used to exclude specific directories when performing a recursive directory scan. -xf <filename&#gt; can be used to exclude specific files. Both switches allow for wildcards.
31-Aug-1998 New copy of CRTAGS.EXE v2.011 for Win32. Fixes various parsing problems with C & C++ files and possible core dump in Fortran files.
26-Aug-1998 Open for business. The current proper full release is 6.0.13. 6.0.14 is the next scheduled release and the distribution will be prepared towards the end of September. When it has shipped from our doors, this page will be updated - expect a 1 to 2 week delay from that point before the customers see it.