• D'Bridge 4 minor update released

    From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to All on Sunday, March 29, 2020 15:21:20






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

    VERSION 4 - MARCH 29 2020
    -------------------------

    With some newfound free-time, here comes a minor update. Stay safe
    everyone...

    - From now on, D'Bridge will be released in both Single-Line and Multi-
    Line versions. The reason is that Single-Line uses slightly less memory
    and the vast majority of installations do not use more than one modem
    or BBS dialup "node" on one computer.

    - AutoPoll has been removed. This will return at some point in the future.
    If you absolutely must have this, please let me know. Please use your OS
    native task-scheduling and DBUTIL to schedule polling. (For example, the
    command DBUTIL NORMAL POLL 1:229/426 will generate a "Normal" flavour
    poll for my system)

    - Match AKA in packet file in Config-Packet/Mail is removed, the system
    will always match the proper AKA per outgoing Netmail packet.

    - "Lastread file" is removed as the vast majority of legacy BBS software
    does not mishandle 1.MSG. Please let me know if you need this back.

    - A fix for outbound call statistics which could potentially cause
    problems when D'Bridge has been running for long periods of uptime
    unattended or restarted.

    - Another fix for incorrect statistics potentially causing a buffer-
    overrun or other weird problems.

    - A very minor fix for the way dialing is handled on 56k modems.

    - Fixde a potential memory-overflow problem for Hudson/GoldBase.

    - Slight code cleanup and modified overlay/cache values.

    Nick Andre
    www.dbridgemailer.com

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to All on Saturday, April 11, 2020 11:18:48






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

    VERSION 4 - APRIL 11 2020
    -------------------------

    - Minor bug fixes in Config-Packet/mail, Cost Accounting and the Scheduler
    setup screens for large setups.

    - Minor bug fix for file transfers in the dialup modem terminal.

    - The FTSC product code list has been refreshed.

    Nick Andre
    www.dbridgemailer.com

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to All on Sunday, July 26, 2020 15:06:02






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

    VERSION 4 - JULY 26 2020
    ------------------------

    - Should resolve most if not all of "The system cannot open COM1 as
    requested" long-standing random bugs on Windows.

    Nick Andre
    www.dbridgemailer.com

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to All on Wednesday, August 05, 2020 16:41:21






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

    VERSION 4 - AUGUST 5 2020
    -------------------------

    A very minor release:

    - Improved time-slice code, should have reduced CPU usage on Windows.

    - Should fix a sudden crash to DOS on Dosbox in Config-Advanced/Security.

    Nick Andre
    www.dbridgemailer.com

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  • From Rick Smith@1:340/202.1 to Nick Andre on Friday, August 07, 2020 07:42:52
    Greetings Nick!

    05 Aug 20 16:41, you wrote to All about an urgent matter!:







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

    VERSION 4 - AUGUST 5 2020
    -------------------------

    I heard a rumor that there was a linux version coming is there any truth to that?



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    Regards,


    Rick Smith (Nitro)

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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Rick Smith on Friday, August 07, 2020 17:01:16
    Re: D'Bridge 4 minor update released
    By: Rick Smith to Nick Andre on Fri Aug 07 2020 07:42 am

    I heard a rumor that there was a linux version coming is there any truth to that?

    Yup, that was version 4.0, written in Java. :-)

    digital man

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  • From Rob Swindell@1:103/705 to Rick Smith on Saturday, August 08, 2020 11:12:03
    Re: D'Bridge 4 minor update released
    By: Rick Smith to Nick Andre on Fri Aug 07 2020 10:47 pm

    Greetings Nick!

    07 Aug 20 22:52, you wrote to Rob Swindell about an urgent matter!:

    On 07 Aug 20 17:01:16, Rob Swindell said the following to Rick Smith:

    I heard a rumor that there was a linux version coming is there any
    truth to that?

    Yup, that was version 4.0, written in Java. :-)

    It *did* have the added benefit of at least having people talk about it.

    So no is the answer? I just looked at the available downloads and they are clearly windows executables? So I am left a bit confused on DM's response, but maybe that was the intent.

    Sorry about that; it was a somewhat-inside joke. There's was a time, long ago now I assume, that D'bridge v4.0 was announced (here) to be a forth-coming cross-platform open-source project written in Java. I was just ribbing Nick about that. :-)

    digital man

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Rob Swindell on Saturday, August 08, 2020 16:32:47
    On 08 Aug 20 11:12:03, Rob Swindell said the following to Rick Smith:

    Sorry about that; it was a somewhat-inside joke. There's was a time, long a now I assume, that D'bridge v4.0 was announced (here) to be a forth-coming cross-platform open-source project written in Java. I was just ribbing Nick about that. :-)

    How do you know I wasn't ribbing you a long time ago? 8-)

    Nick

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Matt Munson on Saturday, August 08, 2020 16:33:50
    On 07 Aug 20 22:28:41, Matt Munson said the following to Nick Andre:

    Maybe someone could win the lotto and pay you 100k to make a Linux D'Bridg

    With a 100k you won't see me infront of a computer for a lonnnnnnng time...

    Nick

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Nicholas Boel on Saturday, August 08, 2020 16:34:25
    On 08 Aug 20 00:53:00, Nicholas Boel said the following to Nick Andre:

    A lot of the cowbells have already been rung here. UTF-8, IPv6, Linux, 21st Century.. Time to play catch-up! :)

    Time to learn to code!

    Nick

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Rick Smith on Saturday, August 08, 2020 16:35:32
    On 07 Aug 20 22:47:02, Rick Smith said the following to Nick Andre:

    So no is the answer? I just looked at the available downloads and they are clearly windows executables? So I am left a bit confused on DM's response, maybe that was the intent.

    My official answer is that a Linux port is in the works but it will likely be a long time before it ever gets done. Whether I port the existing code or do a rewrite from scratch will involve a lot of effort.

    Nick

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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Nick Andre on Sunday, August 09, 2020 01:44:06
    * Origin: Black Lenovo's Matter (1:229/426)

    I've got a white Lenovo ... I think it's trash.

    \%/@rd

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  • From Matt Munson@1:218/109 to Nick Andre on Saturday, August 08, 2020 17:43:47
    RE: Re: D'Bridge 4 minor update released
    BY: Nick Andre(1:229/426)


    My official answer is that a Linux port is in the works but it will
    likely be
    a long time before it ever gets done. Whether I port the existing code
    or do a
    rewrite from scratch will involve a lot of effort.
    Could someone use dosemu for the mailer and then use native binkp linux files?


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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to Matt Munson on Saturday, August 08, 2020 21:08:29
    On 08 Aug 20 17:43:47, Matt Munson said the following to Nick Andre:

    Could someone use dosemu for the mailer and then use native binkp linux fil

    Yes, provided that the DOSEMU environment "senses" new files received by the Linux BinkD process; and in return the BinkD process must be able to sense new packets/mailbox contents created by D'Bridge.

    Nick

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  • From Jeff Smith@1:282/1031 to Ward Dossche on Sunday, August 09, 2020 00:15:33
    Hello Ward!

    09 Aug 20 01:44, you wrote to Nick Andre:

    * Origin: Black Lenovo's Matter (1:229/426)

    I've got a white Lenovo ... I think it's trash.

    I have a black Lenovo sitting on a closet shelf. It is
    no longer sufficiently functional.


    Jeff


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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to All on Saturday, September 12, 2020 01:57:57






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

    VERSION 4 - SEPTEMBER 12 2020
    -----------------------------

    - A potential infinite-loop condition in the Queue has been fixed.

    - Queue entries with invalid filenames, or more specifically filenames
    which cannot translate to Base36 math, will now be immediately flagged
    and logged for inspection.

    Nick Andre
    www.dbridgemailer.com

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  • From Nick Andre@1:229/426 to All on Thursday, October 01, 2020 14:02:50






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

    VERSION 4 - OCTOBER 1 2020
    --------------------------

    Another very minor release addressing long-term stability and reliability:

    - Code cleanup for dialup modems and elsewhere throughout.

    - Slight timeslice/release improvement.

    - Should have slightly reduced memory usage on MS-DOS computers, but if
    performance is a problem, increase the overlay buffer by overriding with
    the DBOVRBUFSIZ environment variable (refer to TECHSPEC file)

    Nick Andre
    www.dbridgemailer.com

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