FWD: Status of www_and_frame (aka "WWW Meets FrameMaker")]

Daniel W. Connolly (connolly@bullwinkle.atrium.com)
Fri, 28 Jan 94 14:24:54 CST

I tried to send this to www-announce, but I got:
550 "sendmail..." cannot create output
or some such.

Anyway, sorry for any duplication...

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Subject: Status of www_and_frame (aka "WWW Meets FrameMaker")
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 94 10:58:09 CST
From: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@atrium.com>
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A little over a year ago while I was working at Convex Computer
Corporation in Dallas, I developed and distributed www_and_frame, a
package for developing and maintaing HTML documents using FrameMaker.
It works well with FrameMaker 3.x, and it seems that a few folks are
using it successfully.

In February of 1993, I moved from Dallas to Austin and started working
for Atrium Technologies. In stark contrast from Convex, where I had
essentially a T1 link to the internet and a gigabyte of disk space on
my desk top, Atrium Technologies is a start-up company with few
resources, and my new position allows me little time to contribute to
the WWW project.

Since then, I have received numerous requests for help with
www_and_frame (especially since the release of FrameMaker 4.0). I have
attempted to help some folks, but since I don't even have the source
to www_and_frame handy, I haven't been very helpful. I apologize to
those whose mail I acknowledged slowly or not at all.

If anyone else would like to take up ownership of www_and_frame and
maintain it, I think it would be a valuable service to the WWW
community. I'm willing to work closely with one person with novel
issues if that person can deal with the known problems and
installation issues.

Also, just before I left Convex, I was working on a revision of
www_and_frame (most of the XLisp code has been re-written in C), but
it was not ready for release when I changed jobs. I got permission to
put the source on a tape and take it with me when I left Convex. I'm
willing to distribute it to anyone who would like to do development on
www_and_frame -- I doubt it would be of much use to the general user
community. (Also, I need a tape drive to read the tape!)

Atrium is getting a dial-up connection to the Internet, so I may be a
little better connected in the near future. But in the past year I
have also become a husband and a home owner, and I have little time to
devote to WWW.

Good luck!

Dan Connolly
Atrium Technologies, Austin Texas
(512) 328-6977

"I can see their logic (in that the HP 710 could have a read/write
colormap, and colormaps are black magic, and we didn't kill a chicken
this month, and so on and so on) but I don't think colormaps are the cause."
-- Ken Harward <harward@convex.com>, 1993

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