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KingFisher is a tool specifically designed to maintain and
search one or more databases for software. The program permits
manual browsing, but offers a powerful expression parser through
which you can explain to KingFisher exactly what you are looking
The layout of database records for display is programmable, as
is the format used for printing and that for writing records to
KingFisher uses a resizable GadTools window on the default
public screen or on a custom screen, offers the choice of both
smart and simple refresh windows, and supports proportional
fonts (including scalable fonts) of nearly any size.
KingFisher supports more than one database, and databases that
are larger than a single disk volume, which are spread over any
number of disks to be mounted on request.
Using advanced Client-Server Technology, KingFisher supports
multiple simultaneous users with a minimum of memory overhead
(as little as 25K) for each user. An ARexx-based interface,
named RexxFisher, provides a BBS with the means to serve many
databases to many users!
KingFisher is localized. Catalogs are supplied for Dansk,
Deutsch, Espanol, Nederlands, Suomi, and Svenska. More are
expected as translators are found (hint, hint!)
Context sensitive and fully integrated AmigaGuide provides
help on gadgets, menu items, reference sections, etc. in over
150K of widely cross-linked text.
KingFisher comes with a complete, read-to-use database of
descriptions for Fred's "Fish Disks" 1-1000!
NEW FEATURE OVERVIEW
----- KingFisher 2.6 ------------------------------------------
Clipboard - Reads & Writes clipboard unit 0
Center window option - Keep main window always centered
Show all fields - Shows ALL, even non-standard fields
Select larger fonts - Now lets you select fonts > 24 pixels
Fast Reverse QuickIndex - Now as fast as Forward QuickIndex
Trashed/vanishing Menus - Bug fixed
Trash in .prefs file - Bug fixed
FD/Registered messages - Actual distinction of messages :-)
KingFisher2.guide - Should now work again for KS2.x users
----- KFServer 2.6 --------------------------------------------
Improved %usage report - Provides uptime and accurate %use
kfcSELECTDATABASE - Cleaned up and fixed
Creating New Database - MAJOR cleanup. Should work fine now!
System Requesters - No longer suppressed (option avail.)
----- RexxFisher 1.7 ------------------------------------------
RF_ADDFISH - Adds contents of file to database
RF_SETVLINK - Sets previous/next VersionLink values
With Fish Disk Database (1.5MB), approximately 2.2MB of harddisk
space is needed. The program requires about 400K of memory to
run, depending on the size of the database index files and some
other factors. Kickstart V37 (2.04) is required; V38 (2.1) is
required for localization.
Tested with 68000 through 68040 CPUs, V37, V38, V39, and V40
system software, Picasso II graphics board. Enforcer and
Mungwall used during testing.
Shareware registration fee is $20(US) or DM30. A registration
site in Germany is available for European users.
The freely distributable, unregistered (EVALUATION) version
remains at version 2.3 with an update yet to be announced. The
unregistered version is limited to a maximum of two simultaneous
users. Register for the full version and show your support!
AUTHOR & AUTHOR'S ADDRESS (inquiries, registration, technical support)
6000 42nd Avenue, Apt. 405
Hyattsville, MD 20781-1518
A patch file for the REGISTERED version of KingFisher 2.1, 2.3,
2.4, and 2.5 (but not 2.2) is available on Aminet in 'biz/dbase'
by the name 'KF-REGS-pch-26.lha'
The EVALUATION version is available on Aminet in 'biz/dbase',
as 'KingFisher21.lha' as well as 'KF-21-22-patch.lha' and
Aminet's main ftp site is wuarchive.wustl.edu [188.8.131.52]
Please use Aminet's mirror sites whenever possible!
._. Udo Schuermann "The future is not what it used to be."
( ) firstname.lastname@example.org -- G'Kar, Babylon-5, "The Long Dark"