Current specifications for Searchlight BBS:
Current FAQ for Searchlight BBS:
RIPscrip v2.0 support.
Local RIP graphics on the BBS computer.
Automatic transfer feature that makes Searchlight faster in RIP mode
by downloading frequently used menu files and icons on an as-needed basis.
Built-in RIP GUI features including scroll bars, pop-up menus and dialog
Full screen message and file browsers with mouse file tagging.
RIP menu designer and style editor.
Copy functions that allow you to easily duplicate existing RIP styles.
Automatic selection of RIP, ANSI or Ascii screens.
Regulate doors and menu choices by RIP availability or RIP version number.
Users can select large or small font for viewing and entering messages.
Supports most common cursor control keys, function keys and WordStar command sequences.
Uses full ANSI set for fast screen updating.
Mouse support (RIP & local).
Quote individual lines from original message.
Upload text with any internal protocol.
Create and edit menus with mouse-driven menu editing tool.
Copy functions that allow you to easily duplicate existing menus.
Up to 64 commands per menu with no limit to total number of menus
Nest menus up to 40 levels deep.
Over 100 internal command functions can be arranged in any way you choose.
Add door programs to any menu.
Execute up to 64 commands in sequence.
Regulate access to commands and menus by 10 criteria, including RIP version.
Design custom RIP, ANSI or Ascii screens for any menu (or use built-in
A point-and-click method of assigning conferences and file directories
to any menu.
Run any text-based DOS application online without third-party add-on
FOSSIL emulation feature that lets you run doors and other programs
that require a Fossil driver through Searchlight's built-in communications
drivers, Windows serial devices, or DigiBoard ports.
Compatible with most existing Door products.
Emulates DOOR.SYS, PCBOARD.SYS, DORINFO.DEF.
Built-in DOS shell capability.
Write your own door programs without serial programming.
Supports any base address and interrupt (IRQ).
16550 buffered UART support.
FOSSIL driver support.
Windows device driver support.
Support for Intelligent DigiBoard multiport cards.
Support for intelligent Equinox multiport cards.
Support for generic BIOS/INT14 drivers.
Supports connect speeds up to 115,200 baud.
Hands-free automatic modem configuration.
Windows version accepts incoming internet (telnet) connections.
An "instant reply" feature for chat messages that lets you chat without
interrupting your work in progress.
No limit to number of conferences or messages per conference "One file per
conference" storage architecture offers the best combination of speed,
size and reliability.
Fast message searching in headers and/or text.
Indexed personal message scans.
Full thread maintenance including global thread operations (kill, forward,
download entire threads).
Message forwarding, carbon copy, text upload & download, auto purge of
Attach binary files to messages.
Supports message sizes up to 1000 lines.
Users and Security
Unlimited number of user accounts.
Encrypted user passwords for maximum security.
24 independent security flags plus 256 levels.
Over 16 million security combinations.
Regulate access to conferences, file areas, menu choices, doors, menu
branches, quoting, netmail features, and more.
Read-only conference areas.
Upload-only and download-only file directories.
Mutually exclusive security groups.
Caller ID logging.
True private mailboxes for each user.
Read new mail automatically at log-in.
Recipient name lookup and name completion.
Internet address support.
Multizone (4D) Netmail support.
Carbon copy, alias and group names.
Automatic mail logging feature.
File Transfer System
Unlimited number of directories and files.
All directories indexed by name and date.
Files from multiple DOS directories may be combined into a single
Individual file passwords.
Copy, delete, rename and move files.
View internal directories of ZIP, LZH, ARJ and SQZ files.
File descriptions up to 400 lines.
Dynamic download counts in directory listings.
Tag files with mouse clicks or single-keystrokes.
Built in Zmodem, Xmodem/CRC & Xmodem/1K.
Up to 15 external protocols supported including HSLink.
Auto-processing of uploads supported.
Partial filename completion.
Improved CD-ROM handling procedure that optimizes file transfers from
CD-ROM discs and other low speed media, especially on multiuser systems.
Local upload and download for LAN use.
Supports automatic FILE_ID.DIZ importing.
Offer up to 64 languages online.
Language files can redefine some or all text prompts and menus.
Callers' language choices saved as default for future logins.
Create your own language files with included tools.
All sysop functions are available from a remote location.
Most sysop functions can be run with callers online.
Purge old users & messages by date, access level, content, and other
Rename users (changes name in messages, too).
Global adjustments to user access levels & attributes.
Rebuild indexes & repair damaged files.
Multizone Fidonet (echomail & netmail) support.
QWK offline mail module included free.
Internet mail support.
Compatible with all front-end mailers & mail tossers.
Free high-level software development kit for rapid development of new
Current specifications for RIPscrip:
Current Technical White Paper for RIPscrip v3.0:
RIPscrip 3.0 definition has not been released yet by TeleGrafix.
The prior version of RIPscrip will be discussed.
RIPscrip 2.0 is a robust technology.
It has features and options for nearly every aspect of creating
graphical systems. Here is just a short list of its major capabilities:
Full set of graphical drawing primitives (e.g., line, oval,
rectangle, Freeform curves, text objects and more).
Complete control over the appearance of filled-in objects
(patterns, multiple colors, etc).
Complete control over object border attributes like thickness and
dash patterns. Multiple column text displays for news articles and more.
Utilize Adobe(tm) and TrueType(tm) style fonts for nearly any appearance
you could imagine.
Complete flexibility over the appearance of fonts (italics, bold,
rotation, shadowing, spacing and more).
Display JPEG anywhere on the screen, in any size. Even display them while
Play digitized audio files while you're online, even in the background!
Full bitmap BMP capabilities. Show bitmapped images anywhere on the screen,
including as buttons.
Full set of button and mouse field objects for making radio buttons,
checkboxes, and other clickable objects.
Reliable client/server architecture allows for remote resource updating.
Images, scenes and other data files can be accessed locally, or from the
remote server. Use them locally for ultra-fast performance.
In-depth text variable command language allows you to perform countless
operations online, or whenever a button is selected by the user.
Advanced Template command language for complete control over host/server
Built-in data tables for graphical styles, color palettes, button
definitions, environments and more allow you to "cache" large amounts of
graphics data locally for advanced client/server applications.
Complete backup system designed for preserving the current "state" of the
RIPscrip environment. Great for use when creating dialog boxes, or
executing door programs.
Fully resolution independent. A screen you draw at 640x480 will look just
like what you intended to a caller using 1024x768 resolution!
Fully color palette independent. New 24-bit architecture allows you to
display artwork on systems with any number of existing colors.
Multiple text windows allow you to create data-entry forms, and other
Full VT-102 and ANSI terminal emulation built-in!
Creation of entire Graphical User Interfaces by combining other
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Current specifications for Spinnaker Web Server:
Current FAQ for Spinnaker Web Server:
Active Web server for Windows.
Built-in script language.
Native access to local/SQL databases.
User profiles and security groups.
Message conferences and file libraries.
Built-in database applications.
Create applications in script or C++.
Write script and HTML in same file.
Stand-alone server for Win95/98, WinNT.
Does not require NT Server.
Does not require browser plug-ins.
Consider these concerns/comments/suggestions for improvement of the
Continue the excellence in Cherokee by providing the support
and development for the product.
I would like to thank Pat Clawson and TeleGrafix crew for their willingness to hear
these positive concerns/comments/suggestions and the dedicated contributors
who have participated in this effort!