Softcopies of newsletters from the ASR
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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.
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.