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The Andrew User Interface System (AUIS)

The Andrew User Interface System (AUIS) -- 63L4 The Andrew User Interface System (Andrew)is a leading graphical user interface system meeting these often-requested needs: * word processor, * html editor, * program editor, * drawing editor, * directory browser,* help browser, * spreadsheet, * mail / bulletin board manager, * application builder, * scripting language. The system has three principal components:
  • The Andrew User Environment (AUE) is an integrated set of applications beginning with a 'generic object' editor (ez), a help system, a system monitoring tool (console), an editor-based shell interface (typescript), and support for printing multi-media documents.
  • The Andrew Toolkit (ATK) is a portable user-interface toolkit. It provides a dynamically-loadable, object-oriented environment wherein objects can be embedded in one another. Thus, one could edit text that contains not only fonts and styles, but also embedded raster images, spreadsheets, drawing editors, equations, simple animations, etc. These embedded objects could themselves contain other objects, including text. ATK is an open system so programmers can create new objects that can be embedded as easily as those system-defined objects.
  • The Andrew Message System (AMS) provides a multi-media interface to mail and bulletin boards. AMS supports several mail management strategies and implements many advanced features including authentication, return receipts, automatic sorting of mail, vote collection and tabulation, enclosures, audit trails of related messages, and subscription management. It also provides a variety of interfaces that support ttys and low-function personal computers in addition to the high-function workstations.

Current Version:   8.0

License Type:   ??

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Source Code Availability:   Yes (from Home Site)

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   Yes (ver 7.5 for Redhat 3.0.x, from Home Site)
  • Other Packages:   Yes (ver 7.5 for Slackware 3.0, from Home Site)

Targeted Platforms:

IBM RiscSystem/6000, Sun SparcStation, Sun Solaris, HP, DECstation, Linux.

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