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Before you use BIB-PERF, it must be installed to your particu-
lar terminal, i.e. provided with information regarding control
characters required for certain functions. This installation is
easily perfomred using the program INSTALL which is described
in the following.

After having made a work-copy, please store your distribution
diskette safely away and work only on the copy.

Now start the installation by typing INSTALL at your terminal.
Select Screen installation from the main menu. Depending on your
version of BIB-PERF, the installation proceeds as described in
the following two sections.

IBM PC Display Selection

If you use BIB-PERF without installation, the default screen
set-up will be used. You may override this default by selecting
another screen mode from this menu:

Choose one of the following displays:

0) Default display mode
1) Monochrome display
2) Color display 80x25
3) Color display 40x25
4) b/w display 80x25
5) b/w display 80x25

Which display (enter no. or ^X to exit) !
IBM PC Screen Installation Menu

Each time BIB-PERF runs, the selected mode will be used, and
you will return to the default mode on exit.

Non-IBM Installation

A menu listing a number of popular terminals will appear, inviting
you to choose one by entering its number:

Choose one of the following terminals:

1) ADDS 20/25/30 15) Lear-Siegler ADM-31
2) ADDS 40/60 16) Liberty
3) ADDS Viewpoint-1A 17) Morrow MDT-20
4) ADM 3A 18) Otrona Attache
13) Kaypro II and 4 27) None of the above
14) Lear-Siegler ADM-20 28) Delete a definition

Which terminal? (Enter no. or ^X to exit):
Terminal Installation Menu

If your terminal is mentioned, just enter the corresponding num-
ber, and the installation is complete. Before installation is
actually perfomred, you are asked the question:

Do you want to modify the definition before installation?

This allows you to modify one or more of the values being instal-
led as described in the following. If you do not want to modify
the terminal definition, just type N, and the installation com-
pletes by asking you the operating frequency of your CPU (see last
item in this appendix).

If your terminal is not on the menu, however, you must define the
required values yourself. The values can most probably be found in
the manual supplied with your terminal.

Enter the number corresponding to None of the above and answer the
quesitona one by one as they appear on the screen.

In the following, each command yuou may install is described in
detail. Your terminal may not support all the commands that can be
installed. If so, just pass the command not needed by typing

RETURN in response ti the prompt. If Delete line, Insert line, or
Erase to end of line is not installed, these functions will be
emulated in software, slowing screen performance somewhat.

Commands may be entered either simply by pressing the appropriate
keys or by entering the decimal or hexidecimal ASCII value of the
command. If a command requires the two characters 'ESCAPE' and
'=', may:

either Press first the ESC key, then the =. The entry will be
echoed with appropriate labels, i.e. =.
or Enter the decimal or hexidecimal values separated by
spaces. Hexidecimal values must be preceded by a dollar-
sign. Enter e.g. 27 61 or $1B 61 or $1B $3D which are
all equivalent.

The two methods cannot be mixed, i.e. once you have entered a non-
numeric character, the rest of that command must be defined in
that mode, and vice versa.

A hyphen entered as the very first character is used to delete a
command, and echoes the text "Nothing".

Terminal type:
Enter the name fo the termanal you are about to install. When you
complete INSTALL, the values will be stored, and the terminal
name will appear on the initial list of termianls. If you later
need to re-install BIB-PERF to this terminal, you can do that
by choosing it from the list.

Send an initialization string to the terminal?
If you want to initialize your terminal when BIB-PERF starts
(e.g. to download commands to programmable function keys), you
answer Y for yes to this question. If not, just hit RETURN.

If you answer Y, you may enter up to 13 characters for this string

Send a reset string to the terminal?
Here, you may define a string to be sent to the terminal when
BIB-PERF terminates. The description of the intiialization com-
mand above applies here.

Cursor Lead-In is a special sequence of characters which tells
your terminal that the follwoing characters are an address on the
screen on which the cursor should be placed.

When you define this command, you are asked the following supple-
mentary questions:

CURSOR POSITIONING COMMAND to send between line and column:
Some terminals need a command between the two numbers defi-
ning the row- and column cursor address.

CURSOR POSITIONING COMMAND to send after line and column:
Some terminals need a command after the two numbers defi-
ning the row- and column cursor address.

Column first?
Most terminal require the address on the format: first
ROW, then COLUMN. If this is the case on your terminal,
answer N. If you terminal wants COLUMN first, then ROW,
then answer Y.

OFFSET to add to LINE:
Enter the number to add to the LINE (ROW) address.

Enter the number to add to the COLUMN address.

Binary address?
Most terminals need the cursor address sent in binary form.
If that is true for your terminal, enter Y. If your termi-
nal expects the cursor address as ASCII digits, enter N. If
so, you are asked the supplementary question:

2 or 3 ASCII digits?
Enter the number of digits in the cursor address for
your terminal.

Enter the command that will clear the entire contents of your
screen, both foreground and background, if applicable.

Does CLEAR SCREEN also HOME cursor?
This is normally the case; if it is not so on your terminal, enter
N, and define the cursor HOME command.

DELETE LINE command:
Enter the command that deletes the entire line at the cursor posi-

INSERT LINE command:
Enter the command that inserts a line at the cursor position.

Enter the command that erases the line at the cursor position from
the cursor poisiton through the right end of the line.

If your terminal supports different video intensities, then define
the command that initiates the dim video here. If this command is
defined, the following question is asked:

Define the command that sets the screen to show characters
in 'normal' video.

Number of rows (lines) on your screen:
Enter the number of horizontal lines on your screen.

Number of columns on your screen:
Enter the number of vertical column positions on your screen.

Delay after CURSOR ADDRESS (0-255 ms):
Delay after CLEAR, DELETE, and INSERT (0-255 ms):
Delay after ERASE TO END OF LINE and HIGHLIGHT On/Off (0-255 ms):
Enter the delay in milliseconds required after the functions
specified. Return means 0 (no delay).

Is this definition correct?
If you have made any errors in the definitions, enter N. You will
then return to the terminal selection menu. The installation data
you have just entered will be included in the installation data
file and appear on the terminal selection menu, but installation
will not be performed.

When you enter Y in response to this question, you are asked:

Operating frequency of your microprocessor in MHz (for delays):
As the delays specified earlier are depencing on the operating
frequency of your CPU, you must define this value.

The installation is finished, installation data is written to
BIB-PERF, and you return to the outer menu. New installation
data is also saved in the inmstallation data file and the new
terminal will appear on the terminal selection list when you run
INSTALL in future.

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Archive   : BIBPERF.ZIP
Filename : INSTALL.DOC

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