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Universal Message System (UMS), Public Release
The Universal Message System (short "UMS") is a system for
managing all kinds of messages ('e-mail' and 'news') as
universally and efficiently as possible.
It uses its own, network-independent format, thus allowing the
user, the 'newsreader'- and tool-programs to read and treat
messages from different networks in a unified way.
Special programs called 'importers' and 'exporters' deal with
the specific formats of all these networks. In this release
importers/exporters are supplied for UUCP, FidoNet, Mausnet
(German) and Z-Net (German) as well as for a proprietary format.
UMS supports multiple users and manages individual access-rights
for each user.
UMS provides a common interface ("ums.library") for access to
the message-base, which is used by all programs dealing with
Developer-material for using UMS in Amiga-Oberon, ARexx, C and
Modula-II is included in this package.
- all binaries and tools needed for the central data-base
- two 'newsreaders' for reading and writing news and mail.
One very nice and intuitive one (needs MUI), and one "not-so-
intuitive" one that works on every Amiga- or VT100-console.
- importers and exporters for UUCP, FidoNet, Mausnet and Z-Netz.
- everything needed for using UUCP or Z-Netz with UMS.
The other importers/exporters still need some additional
transport-oriented tools (e.g. "TrapDoor" (c) by Maximilian
Hantsch and Martin Laubach or "VLT" (c) by W.G.J. Langeveld,
- many tools that are useful and/or instructive in how to use
UMS and write other tools.
- an Installer ((c) Commodore-Amiga, Inc.) script to install
UMS with any of the above networks in a simple setup (i.e. a
"point"- or "leaf"-node).
- improved Installer script
- several tools have been updated
AmigaDOS >=V2.0, >=3 MB RAM, >=2 MB hd
MUI (Magic User Interface, (c) by Stefan Stuntz) recommended
(but not needed)
A modem (:-)
Aminet, e.g. wuarchive.wustl.edu or ftp.uni-paderborn.de
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