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Athenaeums v1.0.0 Released by Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

EIMS Filter for Archiving EIMS Error Log Document

Vero Beach, FL - Monday, September 22nd, 2003: Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., today announced the release of Athenaeums v1.0.0 for MacOS 9 and MacOS X. Athenaeums is an EIMS filter for archiving of standard EIMS documents, specifically the EIMS error log. After extensive beta testing both privately and publicly, this is the first full release of the new EIMS filter.

When the Athenaeums filter is first installed and EIMS is first launched, the filter will create a preferences document (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. Each preference avilable for being set in Athenaeums is detailed in the full manual that comes with Athenaeums.

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.

Features in Athenaeums

The Athenaeums filter has the following features and options that can be easily customized for individual needs:

  • Daily archives of native EIMS error log document;
  • Compatibility with MacOS 9 and MacOS X;
  • Compatibility with EIMS and EIMS X;
  • Customizable archive target directory;
  • Custom archive document names;
  • Settable archive document creator and document types.

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
September 2nd, 2003

"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.
September 2nd, 2003

Coming Soon

The next version of Athenaeums is already under development and testing. Tentatively, this next release should be available as version 1.1.0. Current plans are to have this release available in October of 2003, though this time frame for release is obviously not guaranteed.

Obviously, purchasers of Athenaeums that have a valid license covering the release date of the next version will receive the upgrade, and new functionality, for free.

The next release of Athenaeums is going to include the following functionality:

  • Support for archiving the Mail Log document;
  • Support for archiving the Sending Error Log document;
  • Support for archiving the Console Log document;
  • Custom preferences for each document to archive, including:
    • Source document path and title;
    • Archiving target directory path;
    • Archived document title prefix;
    • Archived document title suffix;
    • Archived document creator code;
    • Archived document type code;
  • Enabling and disabling of archiving for each supported document.

Pricing and Availability

The pricing for the different licensing options available for Athenaeums are as follows:

2 CPU License $30.00
5 CPU License $50.00
10 CPU License $80.00

Renewals for Athenaeums licenses are available at a discounted price:

2 CPU License $15.00
5 CPU License $25.00
10 CPU License $40.00

* 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:

     http://www.deepskytech.com/prod_eimsfilters/athenaeums/

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/.

For more information contact:

Steven G. Willis
President, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.
sgwillis@deepskytech.com
http://www.deepskytech.com/
772.794.9494

You can also join the Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., announcement mailing list. Subscriptions can be placed online at:

     http://www.deepskytech.com/mailinglist_signup.html

All trade names referenced in this document are the trademark or registered trademark of their respective holder.

Athenaeums and Athenaeums X are copyright Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

Macintosh and MacOS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.

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