Jreepad is an excellent free "personal database" program - it's a great way to organise all your personal notes, thoughts, tasks, recipes, memories...

Main features;
  • A Jreepad file consists of a nice simple tree structure, and each "node" has an associated "article" - this can be plain text, HTML or tabular data.
  • Nodes can be rearranged very intuitively with drag-and-drop functionality (or by keyboard), so it's easy to arrange your thoughts.
  • There's a very powerful and intuitive search facility to locate a piece of text in a subtree
  • Hyperlink support: select a link and you can follow it - whether it's HTTP, FTP, mailto:, "node://" (as used in Treepad), or even WikiStyleLinks!
  • Integrated Google search
  • Load/save Treepad (.HJT) files, compatible with Treepad Lite (so you can share files with Windows users)
  • ...and much more, of course.

System requirements
  • Minimum Java version 1.4.2

Jreepad on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing Jreepad
Download Jreepad-1.6rc3-allplatforms.zip. Create a folder (directory) "jreepad". Unzip the file "Jreepad-1.6rc3-allplatforms.zip" into the subdirectory. That's it for now.

The Jreepad.cmd file
With this file the program Jreepad starts. I have made a Jreepad.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160\bin
[drive: jreepad]
cd [drive: jreepad]\jreepad
java -jar Jreepad-1.6rc3.jar 2>jreepad-bugs.txt
I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for Jreepad with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: jreepad] = drive with Jreepad

should be replaced with real drive letters. Edit and save the file "Jreepad.cmd" from the distribution. This file is copied to the "jreepad" folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs. Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: jreepad]\jreepad\Jreepad.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 "Jreepad". You find enclosed in the file a suitable OS/2 icon.

Parameters / options explained
  • The addition "2>jreepad-bugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "jreepad-bugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo!

In the file you can find the above command file (all driveletters are set to C:) and an OS/2 Jreepad icon: jreepad-ecs.zip.

revision July 10, 2015