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Vero Beach, FL - Thursday, September 11th, 2003: Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., today announced the release of Athenaeums v1.0.0b05 for MacOS 9 and MacOS X. Athenaeums is an EIMS filter for archiving of standard EIMS documents, specifically the EIMS error log. This first fully public beta release of Athenaeums is open to all owners of EIMS and EIMS X and is available for use through the month of September, 2003.
This new public beta corrects a couple of bugs from the previous beta release. Specifically, the support for full directory paths for the archive location has been improved, as well as support for aliases at any point in the directory path specified for archiving. Left over code for checking the system temp directory has also been removed as it was not needed in the released Athenaeums filter.
When the Athenaeums filter is first installed and EIMS is first launched, the filter will create a preferences documents (entitled Athenaeums_Preferences.txt). This preferences document contains default settings for options in the Athenaeums filter. The contents of the preferences document has full documentation for each setting. Later in this manual is a complete description of every preference for the Athenaeums filter, too.
Every night at midnight (according to the time settings of the machine EIMS is running on), the Athenaeums filter will make a copy of the Error Log document maintained by EIMS. This copy will be placed into a specified directory (by default, it is entitled Athenaeums_Archives next to the EIMS application). The document will be renamed to ErrorLog_yyyymmdd.txt (the document name prefix, document name suffix, document creator, and document type are all configurable in the preferences), where the yyyymmdd will be the numeric date of the archive. The filter will then remove any entries in the document that are not for the archive date of the archived document, resulting in an archive of all entries in the document for the archive date only.
Obviously, to make certain that your archived error logs are complete, you must have the preferences set within EIMS such that the size of the Error Log document maintained by EIMS can contain at least a full day of error log entries. The Athenaeums filter does not log these items continuously throughout the day; rather, the Athenaeums filter just takes what is in the EIMS error log document at the end of the day and removes any entries not for the archived day.
The preferences document contains a serial number for the Athenaeums filter that is valid thru the end of September, 2003. At that time, the Athenaeums filter will stop functioning. By that time, the Athenaeums filter should be fully released and available for purchase.
Features in Athenaeums
The Athenaeums filter has the following features and options that can be easily customized for individual needs:
People Are Talking
Athenaeums has already been in private beta testing by many users of EIMS. Here is what just a few of them have had to say about Athenaeums:
"Works great. Simple and effective logfile management for EIMS. I haven't had any problems since the early beta."
Scott Bowman, Insync Media
"There has been a TON of data about our email server that just 'rolled off the top'. Stuff we really need to know. Athenaeums allows us to keep a history of any problems and allows us to answers questions [even] a few days [or more] after someone complains about a lost email."
Michael Ginsberg, MDG Computer Services, Inc.
Pricing and Availability
The pricing for the different licensing options available for Athenaeums are as follows:
Renewals for Athenaeums licenses are available at a discounted price:
* All prices are in US dollars.
Athenaeums can be licensed directly from Deep Sky Technologies, Inc. Information about and purchases can be made online at:
About Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.
Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., provides software development, consulting, hosting, and colocation services. Founded in 1997, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., develops and supports a wide variety of software development tools and services to aid in the creation of custom applications and web sites for the Macintosh and Windows platform. For more information, please visit our home page at http://www.deepskytech.com/.
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