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Comp.Object FAQ Version 1.0.9 (04-02) Announcement

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Archive-name: object-faq/announce
Last-Modified: 04/02/95
Version: 1.0.9

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This announces the April version 1.0.9 of the Comp.Object FAQ!  It has many
new questions, entries, and updates and has several very up-to-date appendices
on object-oriented methodologies and systems, with a new Appendix on commercial
Object-Oriented Libraries and Systems.  This document may very well comprise
the latest and most up-to-date collection of object-oriented systems and terms
in the world today!

I'd also like to pay attention to a related new free hypertext journal on
Object Technology called Object Currents.  There are many references to the
comp.object FAQ and it provides a great opportunity to keep up with Object
Technology and contribute as authors!  There are many world-class columnists
and authors with unique contributions *as well as* many of the best articles
from the very best of the OO Journals placed on the Web.  So please take a look

The first three interviews are with Grady Booch, James Rumbaugh, and Ivar
Jacobson and a Steve Mellor interview is in the works.  Robert Martin has been
providing a Newsgroup Dialog and columnists include Watts Humphrey, Bertrand
Meyer, Michael Chonoles, Francois Bancilhon, David Shang, and Michael Spertus
along with an editorial by yours truly.  This last month's Editor's Corner is
on Metasystems and Reflection, so check it out!  The April Issue went up
on 4/1.

>I will try to update the FAQ monthly with system entries and information from
>the net.  I have a new TQM system in place which should proceed from the
>old Level 1 to Level 5 in no time - not hard for a one man job.  *Many*
>thanks to the patience of those sending system updates and corrections,
>my new system should provide fast acknowledgement, inclusion (within a few
>weeks) and tracking, and 6 sigma quality should provide essentially defect
>free performance for the FAQ.  Perhaps I'll even go for ISO 9000 certification!

Well, now that that system has been shelved for 1 year its about time to
update it!  A great example of a good OOA/D system with no time for
implementation.  But that should change very soon!  It's the volunteer
efforts that suffer the most when in a (prolonged) time crunch, but with
a new book coming out that should change.  And with a new 4GL hypertext
system in place it will be ***much*** easier.

Sending comments, suggestions, additions, updates, corrections, and new
systems and site entries is strongly encouraged and should be directed to
the author at

The FAQ is posted to the comp.object, comp.answers and news.answers newsgroups
and is available via anonymous ftp from and,
although new versions may take a short period of time to be installed.

Anonymous FTP Sites and Hypertext Server:
  anonymous@     (*_Part_* ( Tmp)       (new IAM location)

Mail Server:  (See also section 1.24)
  send usenet/comp.object/*

Zaphod is preferred over rtfm for anonymous ftp retrieval, as it provides a
single file.  Rtfm contains the FAQ as posted.

To use the hypertext system, see APPENDIX E, entries 27.

Comp.Object Archive:
  A workable comp.object archive is now available on the www, with much thanks
  to Markus A. Beckmann,

Again, a short period of time may be required to retrieve the latest version
from anonymous ftp, allowing the posted version to propagate and get out as
quickly as possible.

Thank you to the many people who have contributed their time and effort to
help this document spread the word about object-oriented technology and
available systems!  It is hoped it will be most useful in that endeavor.

Best Regards!

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