What is Ekit?
Ekit is a free open source Java HTML editor applet and application. The Ekit standalone also allows for HTML to be loaded and saved, as well as serialized and saved as an RTF. Unfortunately also Ekit has its own opinion about how things should be put down. See the figure. It also go wrong when text should flow around an image. The speller dictionary sits unfortunately in the compiled program and I have no ability or seen an instruction how you can create your own language dictionary. Pity, because the file with bugs remains at 0 bytes.

  • Cut, Copy, & Paste
  • Bold, Italic, Underline
  • Superscript & Subscript
  • Text Styles & Colors
  • Anchor Insertion
  • Table Editing
  • Form Support
  • Image Insertion
  • Find & Replace
  • CSS Support
  • Graphical Toolbar
  • Source Edit Window
  • The list is a little longer ...

System requirements
  • Minimum JRE version 1.5.

Ekit on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installeren van Ekit version 1.7b
Download ekit.1.7b.zip. Create a folder (directory) "Ekit". Unzip the zip file to the new folder "Ekit". Create a new program object or copy it from the file below. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: Ekit]\Ekit\Ekit.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "Ekit version 1.7b".

The used cmd file
Ekit works well with Open JDK in OS/2-eCS. I have created an Ekit.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
[drive: Ekit]
cd [drive: Ekit]\ekit
java -jar ekit.jar com.hexidec.ekit.Ekit 2>ekit-bugs.txt
I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for Ekit with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: Ekit] = drive with Ekit

should be replaced with real drive letters. Save the file and name it Ekit.cmd or use the commandfile from the distribution. This file is copied to the Ekit folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs.
The addition ">ekit-bugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "ekit-bugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo!

In the file you can find the above command file (all drive letters are on set to C:) and an OS/2 Ekit icon: Ekit-eCS.zip.

revision December 27, 2012