USGS WAIS for Windows (WinWAIS) Version 2.0
by way of mangalam at salk-sc2.sdsc.edu Harry Mangalam
TGAUSLIN at ISDRES.ER.USGS.GOV
Wed May 12 20:00:28 EST 1993
All you PC users, take note! While this version doesn't yet make use of
the WinSock driver (as does WAIS Manager), it soon will and it DOES support
your present packet/ODI driver (they say).
Many of you are waiting for this announcement. The USGS version of
WAIS for Windows is finally available. Here's a few of the things
that are included:
SLIP is directly supported as an embedded function. This means that
dialing functions and transition to SLIP are all contained within
WinWAIS (a logon script is executed from the WAIS.SLP file).
Novell ODI support:
TCPIP runs directly across your Novell protocol stack. You don't
have to buy anything from Novell or anyone else. WinWAIS will
use your ODIPKT driver if it's installed. Otherwise, WinWAIS
provides a direct interface from Windows.
Clarkson, CRYNWR, etc. packet driver support:
We've done it!!! WinWAIS directly accesses your preloaded packet
drivers, or will load and run them from within Windows. A little
hack called TSRLOAD.DLL makes it happen.
General good things:
The USGS client side of spatial searching
An embedded telnet
Spiffy (I think) three-d windows
Completely self contained TCPIP configuration
WINSOCK is coming. It should be pretty straight forward after all
the SLIP and real mode interface coding.
Context sensitive help. It should be along within a week or two
Where to get it:
>ftp ridgisd.er.usgs.gov (188.8.131.52)
How to install it:
Look at the README.TXT file that's included. Please note the words
about share ware packages that are included. Also please take a
look at our words regarding copyright.
If you have problems:
Send me mail at: tgauslin at isdres.er.usgs.gov
Thanks to Russell Nelson for pointing out the real mode interface that's
included in the Waterloo TCPIP package, and for the Clarkson and CRYNWR
drivers that this code depends on.
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