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Athenaeums: EIMS Filter for Archiving EIMS Error Log


Athenaeums v1.0.0b05 Released by Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

EIMS Filter for Archiving EIMS Error Log Document

Vero Beach, FL – Thursday, September 11th, 2003: Deep Sky
Technologies, Inc., today announced the release of Athenaeums
v1.0.0b05 for MacOS 9 and MacOS X. Athenaeums is an EIMS filter for
archiving of standard EIMS documents, specifically the EIMS error log.
This first fully public beta release of Athenaeums is open to all
owners of EIMS and EIMS X and is available for use through the month
of September, 2003.

This new public beta corrects a couple of bugs from the previous beta
release. Specifically, the support for full directory paths for the
archive location has been improved, as well as support for aliases at
any point in the directory path specified for archiving. Left over
code for checking the system temp directory has also been removed as
it was not needed in the released Athenaeums filter.

When the Athenaeums filter is first installed and EIMS is first
launched, the filter will create a preferences documents (entitled
Athenaeums_Preferences.txt). This preferences document contains
default settings for options in the Athenaeums filter. The contents of
the preferences document has full documentation for each setting.
Later in this manual is a complete description of every preference for
the Athenaeums filter, too.

Every night at midnight (according to the time settings of the machine
EIMS is running on), the Athenaeums filter will make a copy of the
Error Log document maintained by EIMS. This copy will be placed into a
specified directory (by default, it is entitled Athenaeums_Archives
next to the EIMS application). The document will be renamed to
ErrorLog_yyyymmdd.txt (the document name prefix, document name suffix,
document creator, and document type are all configurable in the
preferences), where the yyyymmdd will be the numeric date of the
archive. The filter will then remove any entries in the document that
are not for the archive date of the archived document, resulting in an
archive of all entries in the document for the archive date only.

Obviously, to make certain that your archived error logs are complete,
you must have the preferences set within EIMS such that the size of
the Error Log document maintained by EIMS can contain at least a full
day of error log entries. The Athenaeums filter does not log these
items continuously throughout the day; rather, the Athenaeums filter
just takes what is in the EIMS error log document at the end of the
day and removes any entries not for the archived day.

The preferences document contains a serial number for the Athenaeums
filter that is valid thru the end of September, 2003. At that time,
the Athenaeums filter will stop functioning. By that time, the
Athenaeums filter should be fully released and available for purchase.

Features in Athenaeums

The Athenaeums filter has the following features and options that can
be easily customized for individual needs:

Daily archives of native EIMS error log document;
Compatibility with MacOS 9 and MacOS X;
Compatibility with EIMS and EIMS X;
Customizable archive target directory;
Custom archive document names;
Settable archive document creator and document types.

People Are Talking

Athenaeums has already been in private beta testing by many users of
EIMS. Here is what just a few of them have had to say about

“Works great. Simple and effective logfile management for EIMS. I
haven’t had any problems since the early beta.”

Scott Bowman, Insync Media
September 2nd, 2003

“There has been a TON of data about our email server that just ‘rolled
off the top’. Stuff we really need to know. Athenaeums allows us to
keep a history of any problems and allows us to answers questions
[even] a few days [or more] after someone complains about a lost

Michael Ginsberg, MDG Computer Services, Inc.
September 2nd, 2003

Pricing and Availability

The pricing for the different licensing options available for
Athenaeums are as follows:

2 CPU License $30.00
5 CPU License $50.00
10 CPU License $80.00

Renewals for Athenaeums licenses are available at a discounted price:

2 CPU License $15.00
5 CPU License $25.00
10 CPU License $40.00

* All prices are in US dollars.

Athenaeums can be licensed directly from Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.
Information about and purchases can be made online at:

About Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., provides
software development, consulting, hosting, and colocation services.
Founded in 1997, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., develops and supports a
wide variety of software development tools and services to aid in the
creation of custom applications and web sites for the Macintosh and
Windows platform. For more information, please visit our web site at .

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