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Contents of the README.DOC file


7/30/89
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How to Install TimeStar 2.1 for OS/2 Presentation Manager
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You should have the following TimeStar 2.1 distribution files:

TS.exe - TimeStar Presentation Manager application.
TSX.dll - TimeStar Dynamic Link Library
INSTALL.cmd - Program to transfer/copy the distribution files.
SAMPLE.pak - Sample data file that will load automatically.
README.doc - This information file.


To install TimeStar 2.1 from diskette drive A: while running OS/2, insert the
disk containing TimeStar 2.1 in drive A: and enter...

A:INSTALL

This will run the Install program, which will copy the distribution files to
the TSPM directory on drive C:. If you want to install on a different drive
and/or directory, you can simply use COPY or equivalent. The DLL file, TSX.DLL,
however must be installed where OS/2 expects to find DLL's, such as C:\OS2\DLL.
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Copying and Distribution Restrictions
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All TimeStar 2.1 distribution files are Copyright (C) 1989 by TimeStar Systems.
*************************** ALL RIGHTS RESERVED *******************************
Unauthorized copying is a violation of U.S. and International Law.

YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE ONLY EXACT COPIES OF TIMESTAR 2.1 FILES.
MODIFYING THE ORIGINAL CONTENT IN ANY WAY AT ANY TIME IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED!
This also prohibits temporary modification while the binary data is in RAM.
Archiving (compressing) or transmitting TimeStar distribution files is
authorized as long as the original content is preserved.

Only individuals licensed by TimeStar Systems may use the software on a
continuing basis. No other parties have been authorized to sell or grant
licenses. Various shareware distributors have been authorized to sell disks
containing TimeStar 2.1. They are selling disks and a distribution service only.
They are not selling TimeStar licenses.


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You can share TimeStar 2.1 with others !!
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You can make exact copies of TimeStar 2.1 distribution files and make them
available to others.

By giving someone a copy of TimeStar 2.1, you allow them the opportunity to try
TimeStar for free. They can then purchase a license if they become an active
user.

Naturally you may also make backup copies of the TimeStar files for your own
safety. Please do.

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Registration and Licensing
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If you actively use TimeStar 2.1 you must purchase a license. This is known as
registering. Please use the on-line order form available while running
TimeStar. Select the pull-down menu OPTIONS - Order a TimeStar License.

Registered users enjoy the benefits of continued active use, free TimeStar
updates, and discounted TimeStar upgrades.

Shareware registration is only $89.

For more information contact:

TimeStar Systems
1800 Mission Street, Suite 8
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(800) 326-4930
(408) 983-4930


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System Requirements
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TimeStar 2.1 for Presentation Manager requires OS/2 1.1.


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Tips on running TimeStar 2.1
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Flexibility of optionally entering time/date abbreviations:

TIME OF DAY
If you don't specify "am" or "pm", it is assumed that values
between 8:00 and 7:59 are between 8:00am and 7:59pm
eg.
8 == 8:00a
12 == 12:00p
noon == 12:00p
7 == 7:00p
1137 == 11:37a

DURATIONS
Entering a number without a ':' is interpreted as minutes
if 5 or greater, or hours if less than 5.
eg.
20 == :20
3 == 3:00

DATES
today == today
tom == tomorrow
monday == next Monday
tues == next Tuesday
sa == next Saturday
w == next Wednesday
2/1 == 2/1/90 (the next date of the abbreviated form)


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Using the Mouse with the Pop-up Calendar
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SELECT A DATE

You can change the current window schedule by clicking on a date in the
calendar with the left mouse button. If you click on the already selected date
the current window schedule will change back to what it was previously.

RESCHEDULE A TASK

Clicking on a date in the calendar with the RIGHT mouse button will reschedule
the currently selected task to that date. This is the fastest way to reschedule
a task.


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You CAN take it with you
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You can have TimeStar print single page reports that list your schedule for
the present day and next, plus a 3 month calendar. It will also list all
highlighted events for up to 90 days into the future. This allows you to see
openings for appointments when away from your desk. To highlight an activity,
select the Edit-Highlight pull-down menu, or press F3. Highlighted events
appear underlined on the display and printed schedules.

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Automatic Data Saving and Making Backups
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To minimize data loss from unexpected natural disasters such as power
interruptions, TimeStar 2.1 saves any changes you have made to your schedules
every 60 seconds. Should a power interruption occur, you would lose only the
changes (if any) you made in the last minute. This is preferable to saving
every change as you make it, which would degrade system performance.

As an added precaution TimeStar maintains a backup file (TIMEDATA.BAK) which
contains your just previously saved scheduling data.

There are few things more important than your data. Especially the scheduling
data you rely on to plan your future, and track your accomplishments.
Be sure to make additional BACKUPs of your TimeStar data file TIMEDATA.PAK,
and .ARC (archive) files on a REGULAR basis. These backups should be made on
reliable media, stored in a safe place.


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TimeStar 2.1 General Information
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TimeStar 2.1 is part of a long-range commitment by TimeStar Systems to provide
you with the most effective tools possible for managing your time.

This is the latest release of an evolutionary product that began 7 years ago:

- Research into automated task scheduling began in 1982.
- Working prototype in LISP (language of Artificial Intelligence), 1983-84.
- General release of TimeStar (1.0) for DOS in April, 1986.
- First release of TimeStar (2.0) for Windows in March, 1989.
- First release of TimeStar for OS/2 Presentation Manager, May, 1989.


TimeStar 2.1 OS/2 beta 1 (version 230) was released July 31, 1989.

TimeStar was the first OS/2 Presentation Manager application on the market.
It was developed and published by TimeStar Systems of Santa Cruz, California.

Future releases are under development, including versions for Macintosh and
Unix. The next OS/2-Windows release is 2.1 slated for October, 1989. It will
automatically be shipped FREE to all registered users of 2.0 or 2.1 beta.
Users registered for 2.0, 2.1 beta, and 2.1 are licensed for both Windows and
OS/2. No additional license is required to change operating environments.


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On-line Technical Support
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Besides telephone technical support, help is also available via CompuServe.
Many of the participants on the MSAPP forum are active TimeStar users.


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Telephone Technical Support
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Free telephone technical support is available to all users by calling
toll-FREE (800) 326-4391 during the following hours:
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(Pacific)
Mon - Fri 6:00am - 10:00pm
Sat 7:30am - 9:00pm
Sun 8:00am - 8:00pm

(Central)
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 12:00am
Sat 9:30am - 11:00pm
Sun 10:00am - 10:00pm

(Eastern)
Mon - Fri 9:00am - 1:00am
Sat 10:30am - 12:00am
Sun 11:00am - 11:00pm

(United Kingdom)
Mon - Fri 2:00pm - 6:00am
Sat 3:30pm - 5:00am
Sun 4:00pm - 4:00am

(Western Europe)
Mon - Fri 3:00pm - 7:00am
Sat 4:30pm - 6:00am
Sun 5:00pm - 5:00am

(Sydney, Australia)
Tue - Sat 12:00am - 4:00pm
Sun 1:30am - 3:00pm
Mon 2:00am - 2:00pm

(Hawaii)
Mon - Fri 8:00am - 12:00am
Sat 9:30am - 11:00pm
Sun 10:00am - 10:00pm


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About Shareware
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Despite popular misconceptions, shareware is not free. It normally costs a
developer anywhere from $30,000 to $500,000 to design, write, debug, test,
publish and support a single new shareware application. It's a risky investment
that users will find a new software package valuable enough to return a profit
from these sizeable upfront costs. The risk is so high that few investors,
apart from software authors, are now willing to back new application ideas.

Shareware is commercial software.

People often prejudge a software product on the basis of whether it's distri-
buted shareware or retail. Yet, in both categories of distribution there is
a range of programs from simple to sophisticated, from valuable to dubious, and
from weak to powerful. It's really a difference of distribution method. All
software that is sold or licensed should be considered commercial, whether it's
buy-before-you-try or try-before-you-buy. The latter is shareware distribution,
the former is retail distribution.

What is the difference between a Microsoft Excel demo and an unregistered copy
of a shareware program that limits the spreadsheet size for unregistered users?
The former is often called a demo, and the latter is often called demo-ware, or
"crippleware." Different names, but conceptually identical.

Most of us would prefer to try a program in its complete form. The Association
of Shareware Professionals is now urging shareware authors to release only
full-function programs. Whether this practice succeeds or not depends entirely
on the willingness of users to register, despite their perception of fewer
direct incentives to do so. We have chosen to make TimeStar 2.1 full-function.

The fact that some software is not available as shareware, and some shareware
is crippled, indicates that these publishers believe many users won't register
full-function programs. But that creates a new problem. Users will be less
inclined to seek out shareware if they are too severely restricted in their
ability to evaluate new programs.


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Shareware Needs Your Support
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There are some individuals who abuse shareware. They actively use programs for
which they haven't paid. When they represent a small percentage, it drives
up prices, reduces the quantity, and degrades the quality of new shareware
written. When there are many abusers, developers such as TimeStar stop distri-
buting software this way. Registrations are the lifeblood of shareware. With no
other viable entry channels, we and others cease to undertake new development.

On the other hand, if active users register shareware, prices will come
down and quality will go up. With shareware distribution there is no dealer
or reseller commanding 20-50% of the purchase price. And no packaging
and shipping costs. If users are registering, you should be able to buy a
shareware product for about 40% of a comparable retail product's suggested
list price.

Packaging may seem rather trivial to most consumers, but the initial costs
are substantial for would-be software publishers. This means that once a program
is already written, it's much less expensive to release it to the shareware
channel than the retail channel. If more software developers recognize shareware
is being registered in large numbers, the more likely one of them will write
that particular specialized application for which you've been searching.
Presently, only a small percentage of software written is ever published.

If you appreciate having the opportunity to evaluate a broad spectrum of
software products for free, you'll want to register those you find useful.

If you're a shareware supporter, you'll be pleased to know that TimeStar Systems
intends to enforce fairness and continue development of high quality upgrades.

Prosecuting copyright infringers (those who violate the authorization above, by
not registering despite long-term heavy use) is something we hope never to have
to do. But we will if it is necessary.

As an alternative, we use built-in pirate protection. TimeStar alerts its new
users when they reach the "active" level. This threshold of activity is based
how much they've put the program to use over a period of time. Users who
register sooner, when they realize themselves that they are active, will never
be bothered by any messages. The threshold is so high that all new users get
to thoroughly evaluate TimeStar over quite some time.

After sustaining a high level of use for a period of time, a 30-day countdown
begins to give active users additional time to send in their order and have it
processed. It can take up to 2 to 3 weeks to receive a User ID, so once the
countdown starts users should mail their order promptly.

Those users who do not register, inspite of extended active use, will see the
program "expire." They will no longer be able to save changes to their data
files, and not be able to run the TimeStar Notebook. Should they later decide to
pay up, they can still register. With the arrival of their licensed user ID,
they can pickup where they left off. Nothing physically happens upon expiration.
Expiration merely causes an abuser's shareware privilege to be suspended.


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Thank You
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If you would like to see more high quality, powerful programs such as TimeStar
2.1, we urge you to register those programs you find valuable. The survival of
shareware benefits everyone who uses it, and depends on those who do.


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