I joined the EDGE project near the start, I can remember the
discussions about what to call the project. One suggestion was "TADE", I don't recall what the "A" meant but the whole thing wassomething like "Text Accessible Doom Engine".
I think version 1.00 was where it all started, and there was 1.01,
1.02 etc.... which were all developed privately until the first public release. Marc Pullen was part of the team, and features for his QDoomproject drove a lot of that early development.
Cheers, -- Andrew Date of communication was 10/24/2014.
- Referenced in an email dated 10/26/2014.