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October 29, 1991 Summary of known problems in UUPC/extended


Revision
Revision
Revision

This document applies to UUPC/extended version 1.11m, and was
last updated on 29 October, 1991 by Drew Derbyshire.


Introduction
Introduction
Introduction

This file summarizes the list of known bugs, quirks, and missing
features in UUPC/extended version 1.11m.


Unfixed Bugs and Unsupported Function Summary
Unfixed Bugs and Unsupported Function Summary
Unfixed Bugs and Unsupported Function Summary

The refresh option of UUSTAT doesn't actually update the file
times.

Mail incorrectly parses an return address with a quoted
exclamation point, such as:

"Smarter than the average bear!"

Under Borland C++, files opened for read-only access are opened
for exclusive control by default. This prevents multi-tasking
RMAIL and UUCICO.

A bug the in the Borland C++ 2.0 run time library causes
UUPC/extended to confuse time zones for about a week in the
spring and autumn when the switch occurs between Standard Time
and Daylight Savings Time. This causes times to be off by one
hour and/or the time zone to be incorrectly reported during the
affected period. Borland is aware of the problem.

In MAIL, the reply command gets confused by mixed mode addresses.

If compiled under Microsoft C, UUCICO exhibits inconsistent
results when compared to the original Borland C++ version,
specifically failing to terminate as gracefully when Cntrl-Break
is hit.

DECUS UUCP 1.1 won't exchange protocol information with
UUPC/extended. A fix for DECUS UUCP 1.1 was posted to the net,
and the bug is also fixed in version 1.2.

There is no working UUX command. (We're working on this one.)

The users STILL hate the lack of documentation.

Hitting Ctrl-Break when UUCICO is executing in passive mode will
sometimes cause the system to branch to the TwiByte Zone.




October 29, 1991 Summary of known problems in UUPC/extended

Some editors, like EDLIN, cause the signature file to be lost
because the editor appends a ^Z (Control-Z) to the file.

The Z-100 version of UUCICO (which has a different communications
package) overlays storage when updating BIOS pointers.

Files are not locked when being read and updated by interactive
mail; if a file is updated by sending or saving mail, the mail
can be lost. This is especially noticed in multitasking
environments such as Windows and OS/2.

UUPC/extended forces communications to No Parity, 8 data bits, 1
stop bit, no flow control.

Note
Note
Note: This is a requirement of the UUCP "g" protocol, which
requires a transparent data line, and thus is a permanent
restriction for "g" protocol connections.

UUCICO has a non-functional "f" protocol module.

UUPOLL polls at odd times if the first time to poll is after
9:06:08 A.M. (32K seconds).

The list of RFC-822 headers which are suppressed by the print
command cannot be altered by the user; they are displayed in an
all or nothing fashion.

The program should severely limit the number of the ________
assert()
statements because the resulting message is not informative.
Especially important is proper error checking for disk I/O.
Also, ________
assert() statements should not include critical code,
since the NDEBUG option suppresses the execution of the clause
within the ________
assert().

UUPC/extended will not compile with Turbo C 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0.
This is a permanent restriction, and will not be corrected.

Input to the program RMAIL in local address mode (-t option) must
be in a specific format. It should accept any valid RFC-822
input. When sending mail, headers cannot be edited once entered.

There is no 'Replyall' command to reply to all interested parties
to a message.

Entering '1' should print it if the option 'autoprint' is set.
Currently, it doesn't.

UUPC/extended doesn't support news.

The user cannot configure which header lines are use by mail
determining From or Replyto addresses.




October 29, 1991 Summary of known problems in UUPC/extended

Because mailboxes do not have extensions, programs such as
Windows cannot be directed to run the files via extension
association.


Bug Reports, Program Fixes, and other contributions
Bug Reports, Program Fixes, and other contributions
Bug Reports, Program Fixes, and other contributions

Please send new bug reports, suggestions, fixes, and enhancements
to Drew Derbyshire at [email protected] Queries about news support
should be directed to Mike Lipsie at [email protected]