Bionet Users Address Form ready as scripts for eMail users
embnet at comp.bioz.unibas.ch
Fri May 7 07:10:45 EST 1993
In article <1993May6.202154.24685 at welchgate.welch.jhu.edu>, danj at welchgate.welch.jhu.edu (Dan Jacobson) writes:
|> The Biosci-Bionet Users Address Database (BUAD ?) form is ready
|> to go on gopher. To add yourself to the database just point your
|> gopher client at merlot.welch.jhu.edu and select the following:
|> And fill out the form.
For the eMail subscribers, I posted two scripts called
biosci.com -> for VMS users
biosci.csh -> for UNIX users
to the bionet.users.addresses newsgroups.
They have been created with the SUPER program package,
which was written by Lukas Rosenthaler in the Basel Biocomputing Laboratory
SUPER and the scripts mentioned can be obtained from bioftp.unibas.ch
in the /programs/bioftp-sw/super directory. SUPER is also available
from the EMBL Fileserver. It could also run on TELNET holes using the
biosci.super command script. The csh and com file mentioned generate
the form to be filled out and mailed back to the biovote addresses as
... what is S U P E R ???
Did you always want to ask your user community on your computer on how
they rate your services? Did you write command files, or any other probe
for this? Then the program SUPER is for you:
P oll and
R eport language
SUPER is a program which is written in C, and tested on Silicon Graphics,
DEC Ultrix, and VAX/VMS. It reads a template file which describes the
questions to be asked, and puts the answers into a file. Help and the
backstep option are provided at any step, and can be adapted to national
languages easily. The software is extensively documented.
As from Version 2.0 (available now), the SUPER program can also have the
evaluation of results made by SUPER by automatically writing a C program
which in turn takes all the input and makes statistics on the numerical
fields of your poll.
The SUPER script language is used at the Biocomputing Basel facility to
poll users on-site. If the users need to reply off-line,the program SUPER
can act as 'compiler' and generate (UNIX) csh and (VMS) com files which
can be requested from the mail server. In this case, after execution, the
user must send back the generated output file.
As contributed by the Finnish node of EMBnet, SUPER also runs on SUN com-
puters. They've further made it run as a 'telnet hole' by making entries
in /etc/services and /usr/etc/inetd.conf accordingly.
BIOFTP BASEL SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION
SUPER is available from bioftp.unibas.ch in the programs/bioftp-sw
directory and can be retrieved as compressed tar file (for UNIX) or as
MFTU-encoded VAX/VMS backup save set.
The usual disclaimers wrt undetected bugs etc. apply. UNIX users need a
C compiler, and VMS sites need the MFTU utility, and the C compiler,
Full credits go to the Author (Lukas Rosenthaler) and the Swiss
National Science Foundation (NF) for funding the EMBnet SWITZERLAND
project. Thanks to Rob Harper and the Team there for contributing the
changes on the SUN, and the inetd hack.
Complaints and suggestions to embnet at comp.bioz.unibas.ch - thanks.
Detailed description in the README file on bioftp.
Acknowledgement: The EMBnet Project in Basel is supported in grants from
Basel University, Swiss National Science foundation, and is participating
in the EMBnet project as supported by the BRIDGE program from the EC under
the scientific coordination of Prof. C. Saccone. I am grateful to Lukas
Rosenthaler for writing the Script Language and associated software, and
the users at the Biozentrum for testing and verifying its operation.
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