The following persons have maintained this release of JASSPA's MicroEmacs over the last decade, roughly in the order of participation. This list represents the main developers:-
- Dave Conroy - Original Author
- Daniel M. Lawrence - Original Maintainer
- Jon Green - Current Maintainer
- Steven Phillips - Current Maintainer
Additional contributions have been made as follows, in alphabetic order:-
- Christof Blöckler
- MicroEmacs Quick Reference Sheet
- Jasspa Packages
- Sebastian Bojers
- Finnish support.
- Jeremy Cowgar
- Lua language template.
- X-Windows modifications.
- Pierre Gaston
- Zaurus port
- Pedro Gomes
- Portuguese Dictionary.
- Cobol and Intel x86 language templates.
- Python language templates.
- Metapost/Meta Font templates.
- Dr. Detlef Groth
- Setting up and validating the German environment.
- Latex features and excellent feedback.
- Document support.
- Fixed PERL abbreviations.
- TCL and Perl extended abbreviations
- Mike Hopkirk
- Macro execution speed up suggestions.
- Thomas Hundt
- Fixed $frame-width/depth macro operation on the set.
- Fix for XML macros.
- Fix for VM mail searching.
- Dmitry Koudryavtsev
- Support with the Russian language.
- Vincenzo Pupillo
- Linux x86_64 port.
- Matthew Robinson
- Developed the WinConsole version for Windows NT.
- Problem reporting and feedback.
- Bruno Sabin
- Numerous suggestions and pre-release verification.
- Bryan Schofield
- Java features and extensions.
- Peter Smith
- Code optimizations and extensions.
- Gabriel Tabares-Barreiro
- ADA language template.
Thanks to everybody else that has used and abused it locally feeding back comments and preferences, wishes and desires.
Answers to those burning questions that people ask from time to time ...
Where does the name JASSPA come from ?
The current maintainers initials mixed up, padded out to make words, short listed and searched on the WWW to find a unique name. This process took approximately 2 months.
How was the JASSPA logo derived ?
|The logo was derived from the program initials Me. Given the limited number of pixels available in an icon then the 'e' was superimposed in the center of the 'M'. With some further refinement the legs of the 'M' were later lost leaving a triangular shape - this was then adopted as the iconic outline. The colored lines at the top and bottom portray the visual appearance of a JASSPA's MicroEmacs from afar when viewing an X-term running me within an X-Windows environment. The blue line representing the window header color (that I use), the red line representing the MicroEmacs mode bar; the screen was typically black with white or yellow characters. The icon was incrementally refined over a period of approximately 6 months.|