52697 6AUG89-1144 Utilities & Applications
RE: AUTOTERM (Re: Msg 52111)
From: CBJ To: CANMAN
Yes Autoterm is copyprotected but I received two copies of the program
(what about you?).
I have yet to have any trouble
downloading anything with this program
in over eighteen months of use on DELPHI
and various other B.B.S.’s, rather it
has proven to be remarkably reliable.
The version that I am using is 6.3; that
tells me that Phil has been constantly working on Autoterm adding features and
polishing the routines, eliminating bugs and improving the overall program.
All you have to do is to look at the features that were added in the latest
release to realize that here is an author who is interested in giving the
users what they desire.
Any programmer will tell you it is a tedious time consuming job to revise
any program, especially one as complex as Autoterm with so many inter-related
I feel that Phil has been open to suggestions in the past and that is
where you and I come into the picture.
As consumers if we feel that this program lacks some important feature
then it it up to us to let Phil know how we feel.
It is easy to forget that it takes time to revise a program or add features to
I think that X-Modem to disk saves and X-Modem CRC are both protocalls that are
needed in this program and I have written a letter to Phil stating this.
I have also noted that I would like to see Y-Modem, KERMIT and VT-100 emulation
at some time in the future.
If we the consumers don’t give the programmer feedback then he will never
know what we feel is missing.
The best type of feedback is with a written letter because it is tangible.
It will be there long after a telephone conversation has been forgotten.
If you feel that a program you have purchased can be improved with an
upgraded version then I encourage you to write your feelings to either the
author or publisher.
This is the only way we the COCO community will be able to survive in the long
By the way I am going to revise my “profile” today. Happy computing!!