Contents of the README.DOC file
Files you should have:
LYNC.EXE - The terminal program
LYNC.DOC - The operations manual
REGISTER.DOC - The registration form
README.DOC - This file
LYNCFFC.EXE - Lync File Format Conversion utility
60LINES.COM - 60 lines per page document reformat utility
Although Lync is relatively easy to use, it is advisable to read the
documentation before starting. If you are experienced with
telecommunications, you could just read the Installation and
Configuring Lync sections in the Getting Started chapter of the
manual, although it is recommended that the Using Lync chapter be read
for a complete understanding of Lync's functions.
If you have a printer and wish to make a hard copy of the manual, you
can copy the LYNC.DOC file to your printer. From the DOS prompt you
COPY LYNC.DOC PRN
followed by pressing the ENTER key.
The manual is formatted for 80 columns and 66 lines per page with
embedded formfeed control codes so it should print properly on most
printers. However, in order to be compatible with laser printers,
which only support 60 lines per page, a utility called 60LINES.COM is
included. Run this program with the LYNC.DOC file in the current
directory and it will produce a file called LYNC60.DOC. This file
will be formatted for 60 lines per page and should print properly on
laser printers. Print this file as explained above but type
LYNC60.DOC instead of LYNC.DOC as shown in the example.
The manual is also formatted with an eight character margin on the
left so it can be punched and put into a folder without obscuring any
of the text.
*** WHAT'S NEW WITH VERSION 3.0 ***
*** Upgrading ***
Lync's file formats have changed. To use your old data with the new
Lync, you must use the Lync File Format Conversion utility (LyncFFC).
To use LyncFFC, simply copy it into your current Lync directory with
your CFG, PHN, and KEY files and type:
and press ENTER.
LyncFFC will read your files and convert their data to the new formats
automatically.It works with version 2.0 and version 1.0 file
formats. Also, if you're a Simterm 2.0 user, rename your CFG and PHN
files to LYNC.CFG and LYNC.PHN respectively and LyncFFC will convert
them to the latest format as well.
*** FEATURES ***
- User defined modem response strings to improve "connect" detection
from the dialing directory.
- Host mode baud detect is optional and the baud rate response strings
are user definable.
- Host mode will look for WELCOME.HST & MESSAGE.HST files and display
them to the user if found. See documentation for details.
- User defined default capture file name.
- User modifiable Ascii transfer line ending translation.
- Auto Zmodem Receive and Zmodem Resume can be toggled on or off.
- Support for external protocols.
- Manual dial feature in dialing directory.
- DOORWAY mode.
*** FIXES ***
Lync's foundation has been rebuilt. This has increased it's memory
requirements a little (to a little under 95K), but has allowed me to
add some new functionality required for todays communications.
The first thing you might notice is the EXE file got smaller! This is
because an EXE compressor was used as the actual size of LYNC.EXE had
creeped to just over 50k. This may not seem like a big deal to some
of you but it is too large for some of the applications Lync is being
used in. The compressor used was LZEXE91 by Fabrice Bellard. My
thanks to him for a fine program which reduced Lync to less than 35k.
With Lync's new low level routines comes support for flow control via
Xon/Xoff and/or RTS/CTS. Also comes improved memory management, which
should eliminate some of the odd quirks Lync would have with some
The ANSI sequence parser has been improved, both for efficency and a
couple of missing functions. (ie the ESC[6n status report that some
systems use to detect if a terminal is ANSI capable).
Lync is also a little more dependant on BIOS compatability now as it
reads some keyboard and timer info directly from the BIOS data area.
This may make Lync incompatable with some TSRs, especially those that
modify the keyboard data area.