WAIS for Windows (WinWAIS) Version 2.2 is now available for your
consumption. Both executable only and full source versions of the
distribution are available. You may get them from our anonymous ftp
server as follows:
>ftp ridgisd.er.usgs.gov (22.214.171.124)
>get wnwais22.zip (executable code only)
>get wnwsrc22.zip (full set of source and executable code)
Move the .zip file to an installation directory and type:
pkunzip -d wnwsrc22
Once the distribution is unzipped, run the setup program as for any
other windows application:
(from the program manager) file/run c:\waisinst\setup (or whatever)
Here is the summary from the readme.txt file of the updates made to the
version 2.2 distribution.
New for For Version 2.2:
Visual Basic Version 3.0 was used to compile WAIS.EXE and WSSETUP.EXE.
Earlier versions of some system .VBX and .DLL files must be replaced
with versions from this installation. If you get incompatability
errors check to make sure you don't have an earlier version of the
offending file in a directory included in your PATH statement.
Information source "groups" have been added. An information source
assigned to a particular group is only shown as an available source
when the group is selected. This allows you to reduce the length of
each set of source listings by assigning only thoses sources related
to a particular interest area to each group. For example, a group
named SERVERS may be defined to hold only entries for directories
of servers. The default group name when WinWAIS is installed is
WAIS. Other may be defined by changing the Source Group name in
either the Sources Editor or when a new source is displayed after
Wais Source Display
When a WAIS source is presented in response to searching a directory
of servers, a unique viewing window is opened to display the source
Math Coprocessor Test for the Map Window
A warning is issued if an attempt is made to display the spatial
searching map on a machine without a hardware math coprocessor. The
map takes several minutes to draw when no coprocessor is present.
Tempory File Assignments
WinWAIS temporary files are now assigned to the directory named in
the TEMP or TMP environment variables.
Memory management now uses Windows subsegment allocation techniques.
This reduces the overhead for memory allocation by around a factor
Yield functions have been improved in both client and server
Get next and get previous functions have been completely rewritten
to improve memory efficiency.
Relevance feedback functions have been completely rewritten to
improve memory efficiency.
All DLL's have been relinked to use paragraph segment boundaries.
Blank source lines may no longer be added to information source
A HUGE memory leak has been plugged.
Phantom button click events when using the tool bars have been
A winsock error code 10042 during close has been fixed.
The setup program still gets confused when installing to network
drives. This is the way Microsoft put setup together, and there's
really nothing I can do to fix it.
US Geological Survey
tgauslin at isdres.er.usgs.gov