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Softcopies of newsletters from the ASR


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UNIT NAME
NEWSASR
ORIGIN
SIMTEL20 ASR
REVIEW CODE
OK
LOCATION
ASR
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languages/ada/asr/news/asr:
  File Name                 Size
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  asr.zip                652,665


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    1 Files              652,665

ABSTRACT

        These files are Newsletters on the Ada Software Repository and
associated activities.  They are packed with useful information and
are recommended reading for all users of the Ada Software Repository.

        The ASR Newsletters may be obtained from the PD2:
subdirectory of the ASR or users may subscribe to have them delivered
by conventional mail (at no charge if you work as a part of an
organization in the US government or for a minor fee if not).

        In order to subscribe for mail delivery of the newsletters,
write or telephone the ASR Support Contractor (see the file
ASRSUPP.DOC in PD2:).

                    New Format for ASR Newsletters
                    ==============================
      All  ASR  Newsletters  starting with Issue 201 (September, 1989)
will  be  prepared  using the Portable Text Formatter (PTF).  Both the
raw  PTF  input  file and the formatted newsletter output file will be
stored  in  the  directory  PD2:  for  the  time  being.  By
changing  a  couple  of  lines  at  the front of the raw PTF file, the
newsletter  can  be  reformatted to different dimensions.  This allows
users  who  find the selected format of the newsletter inconvenient to
reformat the newsletter as their needs dictate.
     This new approach also adds a new feature: a comprehensive index.
Starting  with  this  issue  of  the  ASR  Newsletter, an index of the
newsletters will be maintained.  Each time a new newsletter is issued,
this  index will be updated to cover it and all preceeding newsletters
of  the  series.  The first index is released with this newsletter and
contains  information  on issue 201 only.  The file ASRNI.DOC (for ASR
Newsletter Index) is the formatted index.
     For  those  users  who  wish to see how PTF is used to create the
newsletters  and  this  index, the PTF templates for doing this are in
the file ASRNEWS.SRC.


DISCLAIMER

	These documents are provided "AS IS" and without any expressed
or implied warranties whatsoever.  No warranties as to performance,
merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose exist.
	The user must assume the entire risk and liability of using
these documents and the information contained therein.  In no event
shall any person or organization of people be held responsible for any
direct, indirect, consequential or inconsequential damages or lost
profits.
	Statements made by individuals in these documents are their
own and should not necessarily be considered to be the official
positions of their respective companies or organizations.