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1. What is Waffle ?

Waffle is a USENET-compatible BBS system which supports UUCP mail,
UUCP, and USENET news.  In addition, there is a built-in editor, file
upload/download, and the ability to hook in external programs and
gateway to (or from) other packages.

DOS Waffle supports (but does not require) external Fossil drivers to
allow use of high speed modems and allows an MSDOS PC to be a fully RFC
compliant USENET node.  It also provides the UUCP-based transport
mechanism that generally comes with unix systems.

Unix Waffle provides just the BBS functionality and requires the
'traditional' unix communications, mail, and USENET news software for
those functions.

See /waffle/docs/readme, unix.doc, and dos.doc for more details.

2. What operating systems does it run on ?

IBM-PCs and compatibles running MSDOS (which includes MS-Windows,
DR-DOS, Novell DOS, and OS/2 if you have enough memory).

Many variants of unix.  In particular, configuration options are already
in place for:  NeXT, BSD 4.2/4.3, A/UX, SUN, LINUX, IRIS, Ultrix, XENIX,
Interactive 386/ix, HP/UX, Altos 2000.  If you have one of these
environments, Waffle should just drop in with no problems.

3. When is the next version coming out?

No one knows.  Tom Dell has been very busy at work for quite a while,
and that has to take priority over working on waffle. The jump from 1.64
to 1.65 took a year and a half, and it's now been over six years since
1.65 came out.

Ralph Sims has posted about version 2.00 (worked on by more than Tom).

Hallowe'en was a traditional release date, but that was also missed
many times.


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