PicLan Version 184.108.40.206 Release Announcement
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PicLan Version 220.127.116.11 is now available
November 11, 1996
PicLan version 18.104.22.168 for host and client is currently being released.
This is for all platforms. This document discusses the elements that this
release addresses. This release is considered a minor upgrade.
The following new feature have been added to version 22.214.171.124:
The PL-TERM program will now swap memory to disk or EMS when executing
a DSG "EXEC ..." type of printer redirection.
The PL-DSGW program will now access NDS (Novell Directory Services) print
queue configurations including the ability to auto-connect to NetWare servers
hosting print queues. The new syntax for NDS printer redirection is documented
in the on-line manual with the PL-ASSIGN verb.
PLTW / PLTW32
The PLTW and PLTW32 programs now include a raster font (PL_FONT.FON) that
is optimized for running full-screen on 640x480 and 800x600 screens. If
you wish to use this font, select the font name "PicLan" in the change
fonts dialog box.
The SETUP script has been modified to warn that other Windows applications
should not be executing during setup.
The PL_SETUP program has been enhanced to include configuration support
for the following elements:
Enabling DSG configurations
Setup for dial-up network connections
Native PCI adapter configuration
Monitoring the SERVER-PROCESS
The PL-STAT and PL-SPOOL verbs now check to see if the SERVER-PROCESS appears
to be active and will display error messages if not.
Several changes have been made to make it easier to use PicLan with non-US
character sets and systems as well as allowing dealers and users to translate
PicLan messages into other languages.
PLTW / PLTW32
The PLTW and PLTW32 programs have been modified so that their keyboard
layouts should honor local code page definitions. This has not been tested
with other languages as of the release date, so feedback will be appreciated.
PL-LOAD / PL-CONFIGURE
The PL-LOAD and PL-CONFIGURE programs have been modified so that their
messages are contained in the file PL.BP,DATA in the items PL-LOAD and
PL-CONFIGURE. This should allow dealers to create language specific versions
of these programs. If this effort is successful, other PicLan programs
will be modified in a similar manner.
Additional Testing and Documentation
The following additional testing and documentation is included with this
DSG Printing with Windows 95
DSG printing with Windows 95 now includes methods to print to local Win95
printers using PL-DSGW.
DSG Printing with Windows NT
DSG printing with Windows NT has had additional testing and docuementation
Routed Printing with DOS
DOS routed printing has had additional testing.
Using NT RAS with PicLan
NT RAS (Remote Access Server) has been tested with PicLan and a Windows
The following bugs are fixed in version 126.96.36.199:
Ethernet-II Frame Type Processing
The processing for Ethernet-II frames in the native Ethernet driver has
been fixed. This bug prevented PicLan from loading in native NDIS-2 and
WFW networks. The bug was introduced because of other changes made to the
PicLan driver in version 188.8.131.52 that fixed several frame-type related
Network Number Mismatches
The code logic for filtering IPX packets based on network numbers has been
loosened to allow for easier configuration of Windows 95 and Windows NT
systems on networks that do not have IPX routers.
PL-DSGW Page Fault
A bug in PL-DSGW under Windows 95 (and possibly Windows NT) was fixed.
This bug required a mis-configured network number between the workstation
and Pick host system.
PLTW / PLTW32 Maximize
The logic for painting scroll bars has been fixed when PLTW and PLTW32
Sequoia PRO 2.4.5
Driver logic sensing for Sequoia PRO version 2.4.5 has been added. Previous
versions of PicLan would display a warning message if installed with this
Sequoia PRO release.