Cello v1.01a released

Thomas R. Bruce (tom@fatty.law.cornell.edu)
Thu, 17 Mar 1994 13:49:29 --100


The Legal Information Institute is pleased (well, _mildly_
pleased) to announce the release of version 1.01a of Cello, an
Internet browser for MS-Windows.

The new version is available from ftp.law.cornell.edu in the
/pub/LII/Cello directory.

1.01a is essentially a maintenance release which repairs a
number of reported problems, including misbehavior with Gopher+
servers and improper handling of text/plain documents in
certain situations.

For those of you not familiar with Cello:

What is Cello?
Cello is a multipurpose Internet browser which permits you to
access information from many sources in many formats.
Technically, it's a WorldWideWeb client application. This
means that you can use Cello to access data from WorldWideWeb,
Gopher, FTP, and CSO/ph/qi servers, as well as X.500 directory
servers, WAIS servers, HYTELNET, TechInfo, and others through external
gateways. You can also use Cello and the WWW-HTML hypertext
markup standard to build local hypertext systems on LANS, on
single machines, and so on. Cello also permits the
postprocessing of any file for which you've set up an
association in the Windows File Manager -- for example, if you
download an uncompressed Microsoft Word file from an FTP site,
and the appropriate association exists in File Manager, Cello
will run MS-Word on it for you. This same capability is used
to view graphics and listen to sound files you get from the Net.

What you need to run it
To run Cello, you need the files in the CELLO.ZIP archive, plus some
flavor of Winsock TCP/IP stack -- a piece of "middleware" which
communicates with the Net. Cello works with all of the popular
Winsock packages, although some trouble has been reported with
certain implementations (see the README in the ZIP archive). You will, of course, need
to be directly connected to the network or have access to a
SLIP or PPP server, depending on which of these your Winsock
package supports.

Cello runs on any hardware with a 386SX chip or better. We
have seen it run with 2Mb RAM (with swapping on) on a
386/SX-16, but it's not a pretty sight. We recommend a minimum
of 4 MB RAM. You will want to install -- if you haven't already --
a video driver which supports 256-color operation.

Have fun with it,

|  Thomas R. Bruce                           trb2@cornell.edu |
|  Research Associate                                         |
|  Cornell Law School                     Voice: 607-255-1221 |
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