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Automatic Addition of New Program to a System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061478D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Kuo, W Wood, RB [+details]

Abstract

By providing a programming interface in the Tools application or Files application, new programs and special types of files and editors can be automatically installed by the user without requiring the user to do anything special to accomplish this task. When a user purchases a new application for a UNIX*-based system, or when an application is added which defines a special type of file, special editor or print program, there exists a problem as to how these requirements are transmitted to the Files or Tools applications panels. A programming interface is provided which allows the program developer to include the necessary calls to transmit this information to the Files or Tools application as part of the install procedure for each new application.