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|DOS Versions
 
|Windows Versions
 
|Miscellaneous Versions
 
|Appendix I: Nationalized Versions
 
|Appendix II: Supplementary utilities
 
|Appendix III: Non-filemanager products by XTree Company
 

 
 
 

Name
Version
Released
Features
Requ.OS
Notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
- DOS Versions -

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
XTree
1.0
1985
Offers access to the most of the file maintaining DOS commands in clear onscreen menus, furthermore a number of special operations not provided in DOS itself, along with a hierarchical visualization of the file and directory structure of a disk volume.
Supplied commands are: Attribute, Available, Copy, Delete, Filespec, Log, Makedir, Rename, Showall, Tag, Untag, View, Volume, and eXecute. Many of them can also be performed on a group of selected ("tagged") files.

DOS 2.0
Very first version, consisting of one single file with just 35 kB in size!
XTree
1.01
1985
 
DOS 2.0
 
XTree
1.06
1985
 
DOS 2.0
See }screenshot 1 and }screenshot 2
XTree
2.00
1985
Added: Select File display, Sort criteria, Tag/Untag by attribute (Alt-commands), Configuration options
DOS 2.0
Also distributed publicly in 1990 as evaluation version (|see below).

See }screenshot and read review

XTree
2.02Eq
1985/86
 
DOS 2.0
OEM version for Epson, bundled with their Equity II & III XT-clones. This version does (unmodified) *not* run on any other than this Epson machines !

See }screenshot.

XTreePro
0.134/
0.150

1987
Added: |"1Word" text editor, improved memory handling, eXecute command history, Simultaneous logging to different drives, Global view
DOS 2.1
ESI internal (Beta) version, not for resale, therefore still with a few, though minor bugs.

(Note that a number of these betas went into distribution by accident, instead of the intended 1.0 release, that's the reason why some people might have come across such "not for resale"-versions !)

See }screenshot

XTreePro
1.0
1987
(Bug fixes)
DOS 2.1
See }screenshot
XTreePro
1.1
1988
Added: Edit from Dir-view (New file)
Fixed: Memory issues

DOS 2.1
See }screenshot

Refer also to this entry at the "Links" section

 
 
 
 
 
Note: The major enhancements made in the next version was indicated through the added "Gold" to the program's name, and a version numbering skip from 1.1 to 1.3 ! (So an XTreePro(Gold) 1.2 never existed).
XTreeProGold
1.3
1989
Added: Application menu, Text search, Viewers for various file formats, Extended command history, Split windows, Graft & Prune directories, Mouse support, Open archive capability (ARC-format), Improved text editor
DOS 3.1
See }screenshot
XTreeProGold
1.31
1989
Added: /Y command line switch
Improved: Color configuration program, Formatted file viewers
Fixed: Various lapses on certain systems

DOS 3.1
 
XTreeProGold
1.4
1990
Added: Make archive capability (ARC-format), /V command line switch
DOS 3.1
See }screenshot
XTreeProGold
1.41
1990
Added: Date/time format options
DOS 3.1
 
XTreeProGold
1.43
1990
Improved: Formatted file viewers
Fixed: Various lapses on certain systems

DOS 3.1
See }screenshot
XTreeProGold
1.44
1990
Fixed: Errors when extrating files from an archive and replacing existing files on some DOS 4 and 3.3 systems whith "SHARE" loaded.
DOS 3.1
See }screenshot
XTree

(Evaluation
Version)

2.00E
1990
 
DOS 2.0
Released to the public as free "evaluation version"; apart from the shareware reminder screen and the disregarded configuration program it's identical with |XTree 2.0

See }screenshot

This release is available here for download

XTreeGold
2.00
1990/91
Added: ZIP support, Undelete, Pulldown menus, Partial logging
DOS 3.1
See }screenshot
XTreeEasy
1.0
1991
Basically the features of |XTree 2.0 plus:
Text Editor, Floppy Format, Application Menu, Command History, Pulldown Menus.
Starts by default into the application menu!

DOS 3.1
Introduced both as down-scaled version of XTreeGold and successor of the original XTree versions.
See }screenshot

XTreeGold
2.5
1991
Added: Graphics and AutoCAD viewers, Treespec, Speed Key Navigation, Log Disk options, Wash Disk options
Improved: Archiving facilities

DOS 3.1
File xtgold.com has been updated later; available here (xtgold.zip)

See }screenshot

Update for ZIP 2.0 support is also available here (xtgz20.zip)

Various viewer overlay updates also available here (xtgvupd.zip)

XTreeGold
2.51
1991/92
 
DOS 3.1
(for ZIP 2.0 update see above)
XTreeGold
2.54
1992/93
 
DOS 3.1
(for ZIP 2.0 update see above)
XTreeGold
2.55
1993
Added: |XTreeLink, Icon viewer
Updated: Word processor viewers

DOS 3.1
(for ZIP 2.0 update see above)

See }screenshot

XTreeGold
3.0
1993
Added: File compare (|JFC), Alternative improved editor (|Zedit), PKZIP 2.04g support, Progress bars, Compare branch, Date filespec, Extended file viewers
DOS 3.1
ARC support within XTree has been removed (!)

See press announcement

See }screenshot

XTreeGold
3.01
1993
Minor bug fixes and some corrected spelling errors
DOS 3.1
The last DOS version

See }screenshot

 
 
 
 
 
Note: There is also a XTreeGold for DOS version in circulation, which pretends to be a "4.0" release; although, as a matter of fact, this is rather the work of someone, who has hacked all the version numbers from 3.0 up to 4.0 ! Aside from this edited "version numbers" those files are prefectly identical with the XTreeGold 3.0 release (and not even the latest 3.01 revision!).
See also Tom Ruben's comments on this fraud.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
- Windows Versions -

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
XTree for
Windows

1.0
1992
New Windows user interface
DOS 3.3/
Win 3.0

Not using XTreeGold/DOS keystrokes! (read review)
XTree for
Windows

1.01
1992 
Full release supporting ANSI vs OEM character sets
DOS 3.3/
Win 3.0

Update for XTW 1.0x to version 1.01d is available here (acadview.zip)
XTree for
Windows

1.01a
1992
Patch for intermittent DOS crash
DOS 3.3/
Win 3.0

 
XTree for
Windows

1.01b
1992
Component upgrade for Lantastic server bug encompassing 1.01 & 1.01a maintenance releases.
DOS 3.3/
Win 3.0

 
XTree for
Windows

1.01c
1993
Component upgrade for Autocad DWG & DXF viewer support encompassing 1.01, 1.01a & 1.01b maintenance releases.
DOS 3.3/
Win 3.0

 
XTree for
Windows

1.01d
1993
Fix for intermittent GP Fault in DWG Drawing Info dialog. Encompasses 1.01, 1.01a, 1.01b & 1.01c maintenance releases
DOS 3.3/
Win 3.0

See }screenshot
XTree for
Windows

1.5
1993
Added: Edit and Print facilities, Drag and drop capability, Windows for Workgroups support, Command Center (shell, menu, and macro tools), XTreeLink, XTreeGold 2.5 keystroke emulation via prepared Command Bar
DOS 3.3/
Win 3.1

See press announcement

Update for PKZip 2.04g unzipping is available here (xtwz20.zip) (applies to ver 1.5 to 1.5c)

XTree for
Windows

1.5b
1993
Added: Zip 2.0 support
DOS 3.3/
Win 3.1

 
XTree for
Windows

1.5c
1993
Fixes the Volume Network Connections command bug on LanMan and Banyan Vines networks.
DOS 3.3/
Win 3.1

Update from ver 1.5 to 1.5c is available here (xtw150c.zip)
XTree for
Windows

2.0
1993
Added: New speed key navigation, File-type associate interface, Launch MS-DOS 6.x disk utils from menu
Improved: Floppy format options, ZIP support, file viewers

DOS 3.3/
Win 3.1

See press announcement

See }screenshot

XTreeGold
for Windows

4.0
1994
Added:
- keystroke compatibility with XTreeGold DOS
- "Smart find" file search
- "Smart tabs" (repeatable file view modes)
- Directory Sync
Improved:
- File viewers
- Archive handling
- File compare (JFC)
"Prepared" for Win95
}(See Symantec's remarks)

DOS 3.3/
Win 3.1

The very last version, introduced as successor for both XTG DOS 3.0 and XTWin 2.0 , therefore the first Windows version to be keystroke compatible with the DOS versions. A patch for Win95 LFNs made available in the late 1994 (available here (w95fix.exe)) as the last ever development for XTree. This release was the first no longer under the brand of Xtree Company/ Executive Systems, but from Central Point, which itself has been taken over by Symantec during 1994. See press announcement and read review.

See }screenshot

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
- Miscellaneous Versions -

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
XTreeTools
n/a
Never
released

Object-oriented, Windows-style GUI file manager for DOS character-mode, with hierarchical pull-down menus, dialog boxes, list boxes and a context-sensitive hypertext help system.
Also included an integrated, advanced text editor, capable of editing very large files (up to approx. 10 MB) while running in the sub-640K DOS real-mode memory space.
Furthermore supplying backup and other DOS utilities.

DOS
Written by Ken Broomfield, Jim Pickering, Harold E. Cook and Russ Barretand in 1989/90
 
 
 
 
 
 
xtree for
UNIX Systems

1.00
1991
Command set, user interface and hotkeys similar to |XTreeGold for DOS 2.0 with some particular differences to meet Unix characteristics
Unix systems
See }screenshot of the opening screen, and an image of the announcement flyer.
xtree for
UNIX Systems

1.10
1992
Added: Directory link and File link resolve commands, Checkpoint logged nodes on quit command (Alt-Quit)
Fixed: Various bug fixes

Unix systems
See }screenshot,
and read the xtree for UNIX Systems story !

 
 
 
 
 
 
XTreeMac
1.0
1988
 
Macintosh
System 4.2
Finder 5.3

Written by Custom Software Inc. for XTree Company in 1988, introducing a user interface similar to the later XTree for Windows versions.
XTreeMac
1.01
1988/89
Bug fix(es)
Macintosh
System 4.2
Finder 5.3

Read the XTreeMac story by Kevin Packard.
XTreeMac
1.02
1989
Added: Fast-find (file search) command;
More substantial bug fixes

Macintosh
System 4.2
Finder 5.3

See }screenshot
 
 
 
 
 
 
XTreeNet
1.0
1989
 
DOS 3.x/
Novell Netware

All XTreeNet programs are compatible with the respective XTreeGold versions, supply the same user interface, and added some NetWare specific commands and displays.
XTreeNet
2.0
1990
 
DOS 3.x/
Novell Netware

File XTNET.COM has been updated later; available here (netfix.zip)
(applies to ver 2.0 to 2.06)

XTreeNet
2.06
 
 
DOS 3.x/
Novell Netware

 
XTreeNet
2.07
 
 
DOS 3.x/
Novell Netware

A fix for XTreeNet 2.07 installation is available here (admin.zip)

Update for XTNET.COM also available here(odi_207.exe)

XTreeNet
2.5
1993
Added: ZIP-support, improved formated text and graphic viewers, Partial release, Compare across volumes
Moved all network-specific commands as sub-menus to a new, separate NetWare menu item

DOS 3.x/
Novell Netware

See press announcement 
XTreeNet
2.55
1993
 
DOS 3.x/
Novell Netware

Update for ZIP 2.0 support is available here (xtnzip.zip)
XTreeNet
2.56
1993
Added: ZIP 2.0 support
Fixed: Graft problems on network drives, Invalid history list entries

DOS 3.x/
Novell Netware

 
XTreeNet
3.0
1993
Added: File compare (JFC), Alternative improved editor (Zedit), PKZIP 2.04g support, Progress bars, Compare branch, Date filespec, Extended file viewers
DOS 3.3/
Novell Netware

Refer also to this entry at the "Links" section
XTreeNet
3.01
1993
Minor bug fixes and some corrected spelling errors
DOS 3.3/
Novell Netware

See }screenshot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appendix I:
- Nationalized Versions -

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name
Version
Released
Language
OS
Notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
XTreeProGold
1.44
 
Dutch
DOS
See }screenshot and }"LEESDIT.DOC" (= README.DOC) file
XTreeGold
2.55
 
Dutch
DOS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
XTree...
 
 
French
DOS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
XTree
1.06
1985
German
DOS
Commands kept untranslated (and Hotkeys unchanged)

See }screenshot

XTreePro
1.x
(1987)
German
DOS
Commands also translated (and Hotkeys changed)
XTreeProGold
1.x
(1989)
German
DOS
Commands/Hotkeys translated slightely different than in XTreePro-German
XTreeGold
2.0
1991
German
DOS
Commands and Hotkeys tranlated the same way as in XTreeProGold for this and all later XTreeGold versions

See }screenshot

XTreeEasy
1.0
1991
German
DOS
See }screenshot
XTreeGold
2.5
1991
German
DOS
See }screenshot
XTreeGold
2.55
1993
German
DOS
See }screenshot
XTreeGold
3.01
1993
German
DOS
See }screenshot
XTree for
Windows

1.01a
1992
German
Windows
Menus and Hotkeys translated

See }screenshot

XTree for
Windows

1.5
1993
German
Windows
Menus and Hotkeys translated

See }screenshot

XTree for
Windows

2.0
1993
German
Windows
Menus and Hotkeys translated

See }screenshot

XTreeGold for
Windows

4.0
1994
German
Windows
Commands an Hotkeys tranlated the same way as in XTreeGold

See }screenshot

 
 
 
 
 
 
XTree...
 
 
Italian
DOS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
XTree...
 
 
Portuguese
DOS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
XTreeProGold
1.45
1990
Spanish
DOS
Commands also translated (and Hotkeys changed). Possibly built on basis of the English 1.44 version, since there is no English 1.45 version known (?, at least to me) and the version history entry for this version is appearently the same as for the English 1.44 one.

See }screenshot

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appendix II:
- Supplementary utilities -

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name
Version
Released
Type
OS
Notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
1Word
2.22
1987
Text editor,
}WordStar 3.3 keystroke compatible,
written by Jeffrey C. Johnson,
solely running as XTree plug-in

DOS
Supplied with XTreePro 0.134 to 1.0 versions.
See }screenshot

1Word
2.30
1988
- " -

DOS
Supplied with XTreePro 1.1 to XTreeProGold 1.43 versions.
See }screenshot

1Word
2.3i
1990
- " -

DOS
Supplied with XTreeProGold 1.45 to XTreeGold 3.01 versions.
See }screenshot

Zedit
2.0
1993
Advanced text editor,
>WordStar keystroke compatible,
written by Jeffrey C. Johnson,
also running stand-alone,
capable of conveniently editing a 1000+ files simultaneously in "Gang edit mode".

DOS
Supplied with |XTreeGold 3.0x versions.
See }screenshot

Jeff's File Compare (JFC)
6.0
1993
Side-by-side file compare utility,
written by Jeffrey C. Johnson,
also running stand-alone

DOS
Supplied with |XTreeGold 3.0x versions.
See }screenshot

XTreeLink
1.23
1993
PC-to-PC file transfer utility
written by Michael J. Karas and Jeffrey C. Johnson,
also running stand-alone

DOS
Supplied with XTreeGold 2.55 to 3.01 and XTree for Windows 1.0 to 2.0 versions.
See }screenshot

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appendix III:
- Non-filemanager products
by XTree Company -

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Name
Version
Released
Type
OS
Notes
 
 
 
 
 
 
XTreeTools
for Networks/
Novell Edition

1.0
1993
Network tools, including configuration management, server monitoring, workstation monitoring, configuration backup and restore, QuikStat, WatchLAN, and NetTrack, all using one common interface
DOS 3.3/
Novell
Netware
2.x/3.x

See press announcement

More information not found in the current manual is available here (nettrk.zip)

XTreeTools
for Networks/
Novell Edition

1.01
1993
 
DOS 3.3/
Novell
Netware
2.x/3.x

See }screenshot 1 and }screenshot 2
XTreeTools
for Networks/
Novell Edition

1.5
1993
 
DOS 3.3/
Novell
Netware
2.x/3.x

Read a >review about this and other network management systems from the Sep.1994 issue of >BYTE magazine.
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOT
4.0
1987
"An advanced menu development system" - main features of this "multi-tasking" TSR program are:
  • Load programs or batch files
  • Execute complex DOS commands
  • Run macros to automate repetetive tasks within programs
  • Use context-sensitive help within any program
  • Powerful text editor
  • Pop-up file locator
  • Datebook
  • Appointment checker
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • and more...

DOS
Written by Jeffrey C. Johnson
 
 
 
 
 
 
ViruSafe
4.50
1991
Virus scanner
DOS
Program has been acquired by XTree Company from EliaShim Microcomputers in late 1991
ViruSafe
4.55
1991
Virus scanner
DOS

See }screenshot

ViruSafe
4.55g
1992
Virus scanner
DOS
 
ViruSafe
4.60
1992
Virus scanner
DOS
Read >review from 1992 by Robert M. Slade

 
 
 

As you see, this list is not yet complete; if you have any additional information,
I would welcome your .
 
 
 


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