Is AutoIt giving any credit to ScriptIt !!!! Should the authors of ScriptIT or WinBatch chase down Jon???
FREE: AutoIt a Replacement for ScriptIt
11/21/2000 11:12 pm
Contributed By: Darwin Sanoy
A while back Microsoft published a dumbed down version of WinBatch called "ScriptIt" ScriptIt is used for low-intensity interface automation. Apparently it also inspired Jonathan Bennett to create a new and improved version. Jonathan's version has many improvements over ScriptIt, the most notable of them being the ability to compile scripts into executables and a custom control to allow interface automation through Windows Scripting Host (WSH) languages such as VBScript or JScript.
well, you are talking about ideas and concepts, while we talk about source code. I guess you missed the whole point of the discussion.
See, now you are busted guest!!!!
Chris has never try to hide AutoHotkey's relationship to AutoIt. Chris has given credit, yet it never seems be enough. Nevertheless, AutoHotkey is different
and implements many different
ideas and concepts.
Basically, Chris has borrowed some open source
ideas and concepts. Then, Chris and his friends took a huge amount of their own ideas and concepts
and came up with something different
, though related to AutoIt.
If you are going to continue to "bash" Chris and AutoHotkey, than you better start bashing AutoIt for borrowing ideas and concepts from ScriptIt, WinBatch, and other various sources.
AutoIt did not
create automation. The concept and the idea did not start with AutoIt. You never heard of Automate, Macro Scheduler, and a whole boat load of other automation programs??? AutoIt is neither the first, nor will it be the last. So it is time for some of "you bashers" to cut some slack towards AutoHotkey.
As far as code goes... Again, because it is just not understood... open source freeware
. What does that mean to you??? If you don't want others to borrow ideas or code, than close the source, encrypt it, copyright it, sue, etc...
As far as giving credit is concerned... Chris has done that. I've never seen anywhere where the man has not done this. Yet the attacks persist and the "hate" continues at the AutoIt forum.
I mean come on....
Look at this- http://www.netdisast....autohotkey.comhttp://www.netdisast....autohotkey.com
From AutoHotKey keeps on copying AutoIt, But COM seems too difficult for them...
Then after complaining, some went after code for smartgui. Yet AutoHotkey is suppose to be inferior?
Beyond a lot of the anti-AutoHotkey stuff being silly or sour grapes about free open source code, I think the fact that AutoHotkey is showing signs of being successful by going in a direction that AutoIt people did not want to go, doing different things with its syntax, and developing some nice programs that it bothers some people.
Well, get over it. AutoHotkey is here. Yes, there is a relationship to AutoIt. Now, lets have 2 great freeware automation programs that can do awesome things. There is room in this world for both AutoHotkey and AutoIt.