COLLECTORS DCM, PSL, all except Sequent DYNIX/ptx, none, not applicable .. DISK, not applicable, HP-UX, Reliant, Sequent DYNIX/ptx, and Solaris, graph . SMPColl, PSL, HP-UX, Solaris, X, X. UPTColl, PSL, All, X, X. USRPROCColl, PSL , All, X, XX. VMColl, PSL, All except Sequent DYNIX/ptx, X, X. Symmetry: DYNIX/ptx , , , , NUMA-Q: DYNIX/ptx Solaris , , 7, 8 on SPARC and x Yes. Motif. Command.

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Views Read Edit View history. This saved a significant djnix of money – millions of dollars, in the case of the largest installations – versus Dynix’s competitors, who required a separate server and copy of the software in each library branch. This article is about the ss integrated library software package. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

None other handles data as well. Solari didn’t have a product, but we said ‘You need a system and we’d like to bid on it,’ and showed them our business plan. A specially-designed keyboard solxris the number of keys from to 83, mainly by removing all the function keys; this was designed to keep users out of the internal setup functions and other parts of the software they “weren’t supposed to be going”.

The software was originally written on computers made by The Ultimate Corp. Where the New Information Players Meet.

For very small libraries, with perhaps only one or two terminals, there was Dynix Elite. Several specialized versions were released, all nearly identical to the mainstream version. Paul Sybrowsky was an employee of CTI. The library actually contracted for the system before the software was written. It’s too bad that it uniVerse BASIC was so good, because it didn’t make the transition to object-oriented Web-based technology in time to stay afloat. The separate branches would be connected to the central Dynix server via IP-based methods the Internet.

It was never re-written. The swivel base was removed so that the terminal sat flat on whatever surface it was placed on; what the unit now lacked in viewing-angle adjustability, it made up for in physical stability it could not be knocked over by the force of a child.


Init was reported solarjs Dynix was being phased out by its manufacturer, and approaching ” end-of-life ” status in terms of functionality and support. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with unsourced solatis Articles with unsourced statements from April In the words of Paul Sybrowskyfounder of Dynix: Each branch had their own Circulation module, but the actual catalog database was a single copy on one server in a central location. In response, Dynix asked Wyse to develop such a terminal; Wyse created the WYwhich was a stripped-down version of the best-selling terminal ever made, the WY The Ultimate Digital Library: With the single copy of the Dynix software installed on a central server, both patrons and librarians could access it by using dumb terminals.

The Dynix Automated Library System was a popular integrated library systemwith a heyday dynxi the mids to the lates. The initial search engine tools: Undaunted, we pitched our plan to create solzris automated library system to a public library in South Carolina. For academic libraries, primarily Kthere was Dynix Scholar an Intel 80xxx-based microcomputer version of regular Dynix.

It was used by libraries to replace the paper-based card catalogand track lending of materials from the library to patrons.

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To maintain compatibility with how Dynix was already written, the WY supported the Adds Viewpoint A2 emulation, which was actually one of the only emulations on the terminal. This page was last edited soaris 26 Novemberat In OctoberDynix had just installations. It’s a very fast-compiled and -interpreted language, and frankly nothing matches it, then or now.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. British Librarianship and Information Work At one point, Dynix was benchmarked supporting 1, terminals on a single system.

The original Dynix system, as used in regular public libraries, was renamed Dynix Classic later in its lifespan to distinguish it from other Dynix products. These codes, referred to a “dot commands” due to their structure of being a period followed by one or two letters such as ‘. The technology for linking the terminals to the server within each building, and linking the separate buildings branches together to the central server location, changed over time as technology progressed.

The complete Dynix Dyniz approachedlines of source code, and compiled at around MB.


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Dynix, as seen on a modern Windows PC using telnet and terminal-emulation software, as done in the early s. The customer base for Dynix did not begin decreasing until[8] at which point it started being replaced by Internet-based interfaces so-called ” Web PACs “. The company selling the Dynix software changed hands several times over the years: Screenshot of a Dynix menu, as rendered on an “amber” monochrome dumb terminal.

Shortly after Dynix started being deployed to libraries around the country, requests started coming back that alternate terminals be provided for patron use; children would bang on the keyboards or throw books at the terminals, or use unauthorized key sequences to mess up the programming. Retrieved from ” https: The earliest method was to have the entire system connected via RS ; there would be many muxes statistical multiplexers and many miles of serial lines.

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Dynix was actually a hybrid of both; the patrons used a menu-driven interface, where they would be given a numbered list of options, and simply have to key in the number of the option they wanted in cynix to navigate through the system. Unknown to the patrons, the librarians had the aolaris to manipulate the system in the command-line-driven way, by keying in special codes at the same prompts where patrons would key in menu item numbers.

Dynix showing the results from a by-author search for Ernest Hemingway. In the late s, Dynix was once again re-ported, this dynlx for Windows NT -based servers; again, uniVerse acted as a Pick emulator between the software dyni the operating system. A library could buy as few as two modules. Dynix use grew quickly in the early-and-mid s. Muxes were the phone company’s solution for connecting serial lines between branches.

The first installation, inwas at a public library in Kershaw County, South Carolina. Programs with a text-based interface, such as Dynix, are described as being either “menu-driven” or “command-line-driven”, referring to how users interact with the software.