GopherApp++ network client for Mac is updated
gilbertd at sunflower.bio.indiana.edu
Tue Nov 9 17:53:59 EST 1993
GopherApp is an Internet information service program for Macintosh
computers. It provides a Finder-like link to the range of Internet
This release is a stable version 2 that includes fuller support for
Gopher+ ASK forms than other current gopher+ clients, and support for
multiple view formats. It includes multithreaded operations, for
handling several network connections at once. Network interface code
has been optimized for both speedy use, and good operation on slow
To use GopherApp, your Mac must have a network connection to the
Internet, and it must have MacTCP installed. You may obtain GopherApp
thru anonymous ftp to ftp.bio.indiana.edu, in folder /util/gopher
/gopherapp, as gopherapp++.hqx. You may also obtain updates using
Gopher to this same IUBio archive (ftp.bio.indiana.edu). Look for a
folder called "IUBio Software+Data/GopherApp".
Comments, bug reports and suggestions for new features may be addressed
via e-mail to Software at Bio.Indiana.Edu
9 Nov 93, v 2.1b117 Stable beta release, still has known bugs but
usable. Built on the pointer-based MacApp v 3.1a. A lot of bugs from
the v 2.0b release have been chased out. User-interface changes
+ view links by size, date, name, host, ...
+ "New gopher hole" is simplified way to connect to new gopher
+ "Find home of link" for Veronica users & other cases to locate root
server for any given gopher link
+ Matching gopher data to Mac applications has been cleaned up w/ Choose
Application button in New & Edit gopher links
+ Mapping of Gopher+ types to Mac types (in Prefs) changed & simplified.
+ Network preference "Use quickest gopher+ method" is for dialup
internet or other slow network links. Cuts amount of data fetched with
+ added support for moo-V and Note gopher types
+ TCP code extensively revised
+ multithreading processes cleaned up
- - - - - - some what old news for biologists - - - - - -
Gopher+ now does gene sequence search and analysis
I'm pleased to announce new biocomputing services at IUBio Gopher hole,
and a new GopherApp release for Macintosh computers. Gopher+ users can
now use biosequence search services thru IUBio Gopher, with the same
ease that has made the original Internet Gopher such a success.
Gopher+ will eventually be able to provide easy-to-use, widely
accessible user interfaces to many biocomputing analysis services. The
example at IUBio now provides a few such links to NCBI's BLAST search
and Fred Hutchinson Center's BLOCKS search as a proof of this concept.
Here is gopher link information to these examples
Name=Gopher+ Test at IUBio
This folder currently contains:
Gopher+ Mol. Biology services/
-- gopher+ dialogs for entering your sequence data and related
options to use search services at NCBI, FHCRC, EMBL, CBRG's Darwin
server. Others will be added as time permits.
-- client programs for Mac (GopherApp++, TurboGopher), MS Win
(HGopher), and Unix. NOTE: the Unix version is NOT adequate
for the Mol. Biology services.
-- some examples and documents from the U.Minn. gopher team
and som others.
GopherApp is currently the best client for using these new Gopher+
services at IUBio.
-- d.gilbert--biocomputing--indiana u--bloomington--gilbertd at bio.indiana.edu
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