• D'Bridge 4 released and available

    From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to All on Friday, November 15, 2019 00:19:56






    D'Bridge EMAIL System
    Copyright (c) by Nick J. Andre, Ltd.
    www.dbridgemailer.com

    VERSION 4 - NOVEMBER 15 2019
    ----------------------------

    - Moving on to version 4... for Roger.

    - Tossing performance should be a bit faster now, due to less disk-writes
    and new cache code written from scratch that stores the most frequently-
    tossed Echomail areas in memory. On modern computers you may not notice
    the change, but on any legacy/old systems you should see an improvement,
    especially when running on a "real" MS-DOS computer.

    - Two new semaphores: DBNOTOSS.X and DBNOECHO.X, with X being the line
    number, ie. DBNOTOSS.1 for line 1 (or for single-line usage). Each
    will tell D'Bridge not to activate tossing or Echomail scanning; basically
    disabling the mail-tosser until the semaphore is erased; assuming in
    some sort of batch file for your system.

    On most systems, you would use DBNOTOSS.1 or DBNOECHO.1 as the filenames.

    Note that pending Echomail forwarding/scanning and any Xmail "Compress"
    operations will finish first before the mail tosser is disabled by the
    semaphore.

    - A reminder, that if the above is not quite what you want, the semaphore
    DBRIDGE.PTM (Processing/Tossing Mail) is created whenever D'Bridge is
    busy tossing mail. The semaphore is erased when finished. Your own batch
    files or scripts could check for this although you will want to use
    some sort of "sleep" command or timeout between checking, ie:

    :AreWeTossingMail
    if exist dbridge.ptm timeout 60
    if exist dbridge.ptm goto AreWeTossingMail

    In this example, the batch file waits 60 seconds between checks (on
    most Windows computers)

    - Rewrote some of the file I/O handler routines.

    - Slight rewording in the Queue/View command.

    - Slightly changed the command-line parameters to allow a specific line
    to be specified while starting the Terminal.

    - Slight adjustments to memory and buffer allocation for MS-DOS computers.

    - A minor fix when debugging processed mail packets.

    - Slightly updated help screens.

    - A fix for long messages in the internal editor in VGA mode.

    Nick Andre
    www.dbridgemailer.com

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  • From Mark Hofmann@1:261/1304 to Nick Andre on Thursday, December 05, 2019 21:11:49
    Not sure the details yet, but noticed that my WWIVFTN inbound packets were not getting exported to the nodes subscribed to the echos.

    Went back to the 3.99sr45 and things are working again.

    I will check the logs and see if I can get more information.

    - Mark

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    * Origin: http://www.weather-station.org * Bel Air, MD -USA (1:261/1304.0)