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Re: XTGW 4.0(?) and Clones on Family Tree

Posted By: Greg Akers <>
Date: Oct-13-2000 5:25 a.m.

In Response To: Re: XTree and Clones Family Tree & Anniversary (Mathias Winkler)

>> Was there some reason you left off the version 4.0 from XTreeGold for
>> Windows?

> Oh, I haven't left it off, I just left off the *version_number* at its
> entry; look in year 1994 at the right (= original XTree versions) side of
> the tree, with the "Norton Navigator File Manager" as (direct)
> successor in 1995.

That's what I meant. I saw "XTreeGold for Windows" on the right side and I vividly remembered it being called "4.0" as I shelled out the bucks for it with hopes of surpassing XTG 3.01's prodigious capabilities. But, unfortunately, I've never regretted a purchase more.

> Well, maybe I should add the "4.0" version number in an updated
> version of the tree -
> although this numbering pretends a version directly derived from
> XTreeGold 3.0/3.01, which is actually not true, In fact, it would be more
> precise to name XTGW 4.0 as an XTree-"clone" from Central Point
> Software, just "influenced" by the XTreeGold for DOS versions !

That's what I was wondering, if you agreed with those that say this version should really have been called XTreeWin 3.0 instead? Or would it be more correct to say XTGW 4.0 was more influenced by XTreeWin? Since I'm not at all familiar with any of the XTreeWin versions I couldn't say. All I know is it wasn't at all what I expected "-Gold 4.0" to be, either DOS or Win!

Though, I guess, XTGW 4.0 legally carries the name of XTree maybe it *should* be on the clone side of your Family Tree. Or, at least, closer to the dividing line!

> Well, it's true, that I became somewhat short of space at the very left
> side of the tree, yet on the other hand some of these clones appearently
> had no more than *one* major/official release, (DisKing, Disk Haunting,
> Calypso, CDCAT), while others haven't yet gone further than a 0.x
> pre-release series (eXtreme, XTC, linuXtree), so there's not so much
> substantial data that is left off. But you're right concerning programs
> like FileMaster and ytree; so I may probably add version numbers for at
> least these two clones in a next release of the "XTree-tree".

You've confirmed my suspicions about those clone versions not shown. I'm sure I could have read this elsewhere on the XTFP, but it's very nice that this chart shows so much information so clearly.

Totally cool!

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