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Universal Message System, Public Release
This is Release 10.9 of the UMS installation package.
This package contains software from many different authors.
Take a look at the various documentation files for further
information. The installation package was originally put
together by Kai Bolay and has been updated for 10.9 by
Oliver Knorr (E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 QWK, 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-2 is included in this package.
- all binaries and tools needed for the central data-base
- two messagereaders 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.
- many tools that are useful and/or intructive 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").
About 20 of the included packages have been updated since 10.8
and a couple of bugs in the installer script have been fixed.
IMPORTANT: There are still a few updates and new packages that
========== did not make it into this release! Most important,
the included Maus and Z-Netz drivers are *not* the
current releases. You have to get and install these
separately. Sorry for the inconvenience.
AmigaOS >=V2.0, >=3 MB RAM, >=2 MB hd
MUI (Magic User Interface, (c) by Stefan Stuntz) is needed
if you want to use the IntuiNews messagereader.
Any AMINET mirror, for example ftp.uni-erlangen.de.
UMS109_1.lha (Installation Disk 1, 625637 bytes)
UMS109_2.lha (Installation Disk 2, 700184 bytes)
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