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Short:Cli/shell Doctor Who database v2.1
Author:Thomas Williams (Asimov)
Uploader:asimov btinternet com
Type:util/shell
Version:2.1
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Replace:util/shell/DWhodatabase21.lha
Date:2001-08-17
Download:http://aminet.net/util/shell/DWhoDatabase.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/util/shell/DWhoDatabase.readme
Downloads:1007
                ***********************************************
                *********** THE DOCTOR WHO DATABASE ***********
                ***********************************************
                                     V 2.1
                            The Cli Or Shell Version

		***********************************************
		********** Written by T.R Williams ************
		********** Helped An Awful lot by  ************
		**********     Mr Jay Cornwall     ************
		***********************************************
                 For updates http://www.btinternet.com/~asimov



This program is based on a book called "Doctor Who - The Universal Databank",
by Jean-Marc Lofficier. The information is also stored on Jean-Marc's
webpage for all to see. I asked him for permission to use the info
in my program and he wished me good luck.



INTRODUCTION.

	Hello to all you Doctor Who fans out there, or even non-Doctor Who
fans as well (I'll talk to you whether you're a fan or not). This as the
title suggests is a Doctor Who Database. Almost all the characters from
the first Doctor to the Seventh are included.
	I've always loved the idea of having a massive database of my
favourite all time program, with all the information I ever need about it.
	
        This original project took about a year to complete. There have
been many changes since the original 1.2 version. In fact it seems like
I have taken a step backwards, as the original version had a nice gui,
graphics and pictures. The problem was that the original program was
written in Amospro which is a nice language but has the problem of not
working too well with graphics cards and interacting with other software.
If you would like to try out the original with the graphics it will remain
on my webpage until I sort out the new gui for my new `Doctor Who` database.


        So now I have started to learn C. The rewrite in C has taken me about
2 months to complete, and even though it works perfectly, it desperately needs
a nice gui and graphics again. This will be my next project to come.
I haven't even learnt how to do a gui yet so this could be interesting.
Anyway here is the cli release of my program and I hope it will be of use.

Right run the program and type help. That is all you need to do.


	*************************************************************
	****** IMPORTANT! : MAKE SURE YOU RUN THE PROGRAM INSIDE ****
        ****** THE CURRENT DIRECTORY OR IT WON'T BE ABLE TO FIND ****
        ****** IT'S DATA, ALTHOUGH THIS HAS NOT BEEN TOTALLY     ****
        ****** TESTED YET HEE HEE.                               ****
        *************************************************************



THE TECHNICAL BIT (Or the Boring bit nobody reads, I don't know why I bother).

	The actual text data for this program originally took a whole
880k. Obviously this is quite a lot, and wouldn't leave much room on the
disk for the program. It took me about 3 months to work out a way of
actually compressing the text down so that I could fit the program and
data onto one disk.
	I think the whole project took me about a year to complete,
and by the end I was desperate to get it finished. It took so long
that I've probably memorised half the information it displays and I
don't really need the program.
	I'm sorry if this history is quite short, as I'm not the sort
of person to write down every date I did a new modification. And I
suppose you couldn't careless as long as the program actually works.


	Note for the non Doctor Who Fans : I suppose you think that I'm
really sad, but I don't really care.


Anyway enjoy my Doctor Who Database.




Any comments,
please feel free to email me at    asimov at btinternet.com


Contents of util/shell/DWhoDatabase.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]               315339  585052  53.9% -lh5- 3f7e Jul 12  2001 DoctorWhoDatabase_v2.1/Data
[generic]                  253     351  72.1% -lh5- ff58 Jul 12  2001 DoctorWhoDatabase_v2.1/Data.info
[generic]                 1730    3857  44.9% -lh5- bddd Jul 29  2001 DoctorWhoDatabase_v2.1/DoctorWho2.1.readme
[generic]                  248     351  70.7% -lh5- 0126 Jul 29  2001 DoctorWhoDatabase_v2.1/DoctorWho2.1.readme.info
[generic]                51428   51428 100.0% -lh0- e0d7 Jul 29  2001 DoctorWhoDatabase_v2.1/DoctorWho_v2.1
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         5 files  368998  641039  57.6%            Aug 17  2001

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