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QuoteIBM Announcement Letter Number 290-171 dated March 27, 1990Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and AvailabilityAIX (R) PS/2 (R) NextStep (1) Environment Version 1.1 is astate-of-the-art graphical user interface and programming environmentfor AIX workstations, designed to be compatible with the sameapplication programming interface (API) as the NextStep product,Software Release 1.0, provided by NeXT (2), Incorporated. (NOTE:AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment Version 1.1 is marketed as AIX PS/2Graphic User Environment Version 1.1 in some other countries.)AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment Version 1.1 provides icons andmenus to facilitate access to system utilities and applications. TheAIX NextStep Interface Builder (1) is designed to provide a rich setof well-defined objects and graphical cut-and-paste capabilities fordesigning and implementing application user interfaces. TheObjective-C (3) Compiler provides the benefits of object-orientedprogramming for developers who choose to design additional objectsfor the application development environment. AIX PS/2 NextStepEnvironment can help increase the productivity of programmers and endusers.PROGRAMNAME/ ONE-TIMENUMBER CHARGEAIX PS/2 NextStepEnvironment Version 1.1(5601-395) $ 500Planned Availability Date: September 28, 1990(R) Registered trademark of International Business MachinesCorporation.(1) Trademark of NeXT, Inc.(2) Registered trademark of NeXT, Incorporated.(3) Trademark of Stepstone Corporation.Customer Letter SectionHIGHLIGHTSo State-of-the-art graphical user interface and programmingenvironmento A Window Servero Display PostScript (4) Interpretero Workspace management toolo Full use of screen and control of multiple applicationso Objective-C capability to design additional objects for theapplication development environmento Cut-and-Paste capabilities for designing and implementingapplication user interfaceso Client/Server model for distributed windows using PostScriptprotocol.(4) Registered trademark of Adobe Systems, Inc.DESCRIPTIONUSER PRODUCTIVITY: AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment Version 1.1 for IBMPS/2 models using the AIX Operating System Version 1.2, is astate-of-the-art graphical user interface for IBM AIX workstations,designed to be compatible with the same application programminginterface (API) as the NextStep product provided by NeXT,Incorporated.The AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment Version 1.1 facilitatesaccess to system utilities and applications through tear-off menusand icons with a high-quality, 3D appearance.The AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment Version 1.1 consists of thefollowing:WINDOW SERVER: A process that manages AIX PS/2 NextStep windows,drawing images on the display according to instructions sent from anapplication, and sending user actions, such as pressing a mousebutton or typing on the keyboard, back to an application.The window server uses the Display PostScript Interpreter todraw all text and graphics on the screen or printed page. TheDisplay PostScript Interpreter provides an interactive,display-oriented environment that is independent of the windowsystem. In addition, it provides a single-image model for bothdisplay and printer data streams.DESKTOP WORKSPACE: An application that runs automatically after auser starts up AIX PS/2 NextStep. From the desktop workspace, a usercan start applications, manage files (for example, create, open,delete or modify), move about the AIX file system with a file browserapplication and perform other tasks.INTERFACE BUILDER: An application that displays a windowrepresenting a program's user interface and provides graphical accessto a number of standard interface objects, such as text fields,buttons, menus and windows. (An object is a programming unit thatassociates data with the particular operations that can use or affectthat data.) To design an interface, a programmer simply movesinterface objects into the program window, strategically placing themand giving them the characteristics desired.In addition, the programmer does not have to write additionalcode to perform basic display operations and handle common userevents. The interface objects are already coded to understand userevents, such as mouse and keyboard actions, and automatically performbasic display operations when an action is directed at them. Forexample, a button knows how to graphically highlight itself when auser selects it; a text field displays characters that the user typesin; a window disappears when its "close" button is selected.The Interface Builder also has tools for connecting interfaceobjects to each other. For instance, a programmer can connect abutton to a panel so the panel comes to the front when the userselects the button, or connect a slider to a text field so the valuedisplayed in the text field is continuously updated as the user movesthe slider. For some simple applications, the interface objects andthe code provided by the AIX NextStep application developmentenvironment are sufficient to allow a user to create a programwithout writing a line of code. Users can also design their owninterface object and connect them in the Interface Builder.STEPSTONE OBJECTIVE-C COMPILER: A compiler for object-orientedprograms. Objective-C is an extension of the C language.PUBLICATIONSThe following publications are shipped as documentation withthe AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment program:ORDERTITLE NUMBERAIX PS/2 NextStep EnvironmentUser's Guide SC23-2213AIX PS/2 NextStep EnvironmentTechnical Concepts SC23-2217AIX PS/2 NextStep EnvironmentTechnical Reference SC23-2220AIX PS/2 NextStep EnvironmentTechnical Appendices SC23-2265Additional copies of these publications will be available fromMechanicsburg immediately after general availability.EDUCATION SUPPORTA description of these self-study and classroom courses iscontained in the catalog of IBM Education (G320-1244). Call IBMDirect Education, 1-800-IBM-2468, for schedules, enrollments and toplace orders for self-study courses.SCHEDULEAvailability is planned for September 28, 1990.TECHNICAL INFORMATIONSPECIFIED OPERATING ENVIRONMENTMACHINE REQUIREMENTS: AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment Version 1.1 isdesigned to execute on the following IBM PS/2 models with minimumconfigurations, as follows:Minimum configuration for the run time environment (WindowServer and Desktop Workspace):o 8MB memoryo Minimum 115MB fixed disk storageo 80387 Math Co-Processoro Mouse.Support for IBM PS/2 models:o PS/2 Model 8570-121o PS/2 Model 8570-A21o PS/2 Model 8580-071o PS/2 Model 8580-111o PS/2 Model 8580-311o PS/2 Model 8580-121o PS/2 Model 8580-321o PS/2 Model 8580-A21o PS/2 Model 8580-A31o IBM 7561 Industrial Computer Model 111o IBM 7562 Industrial Computer Model 111.NOTE: The IBM 7561 Industrial Computer Model 111 requires RPQPF 1175 to increase the fixed disk storage from 60MB to 120MB. TheIBM 7562 Industrial Computer Model 111 requires RPQ PF 1178 toincrease the fixed disk storage from 60MB to 120MB.Support for the following display:o IBM 5081 Color (Grayscale) Display Models 011 (Graphics), 016 or019.Support for the following adapters:o Matrox 8-bit Color Adapter 1280 x 1024 Model PG2-1281 (5)o IBM Token-Ring Network Adapter/A or Ungermann Bass NICps/2Adapter 1542 (6) (optional).Support for the following printer:o IBM LaserPrinter 4019 Model 1 (in postscript mode only).Minimum configuration for the application developmentenvironment (Window Server, Desktop Workspace, Interface Builder andObjective-C Compiler):o 8MB memoryo Minimum 185MB fixed disk storageo 80387 Math Co-Processoro Mouse.Support for IBM PS/2 models:o PS/2 Model 8580-071o PS/2 Model 8580-111o PS/2 Model 8580-311o PS/2 Model 8580-121o PS/2 Model 8580-321o PS/2 Model 8580-A21o PS/2 Model 8580-A31.Support for the following display:o IBM 5081 Color (Grayscale) Display Models 011 (Graphics), 016 or019.Support for the following adapters:o Matrox 8-bit Color Adapter 1280 x 1024 Model PG2-1281o IBM Token-Ring Network Adapter/A or Ungermann Bass NICps/2Adapter 1542 (optional).(5) Registered Trademark of Matrox Electronic Systems Ltd.(6) Although this device can be ordered from IBM, this adapter isnot an IBM product. Other commercially available adapters andassociated device drivers may provide an alternative solution.Support for the following printer:o IBM LaserPrinter 4019 Model 1 (in postscript mode only).PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS: AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment Version 1.1is designed to execute under IBM AIX PS/2 and requires the followingsoftware support.For AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment:o AIX PS/2 Operating System (5713-AEQ) Version 1.2.For AIX NextStep Application Development Environment:o AIX PS/2 Operating System (5713-AEQ) Version 1.2o AIX PS/2 C Language (5713-AFC)o AIX PS/2 Application Development Toolkit (5713-AEP).LIMITATIONS: The AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment Version 1.1 supportsa single-user only, will be licensed for use by one user on onemachine at any one time, and may only be executed on the graphicsconsole. PS/2 VGA and 8514 displays are not supported. (Refer tothe MACHINE REQUIREMENTS section for a listing of supporteddisplays).NOTE: This release of AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment for AIXVersion 1.2 does not provide hardware or National Languageapplication program support. Additionally, machine memory is limitedto a maximum of 11MB.PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS: Performance may be affected by the totalsystem memory available, the amount of fixed disk storage availableand type/performance of disk drives.PLANNING INFORMATIONCUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITIES: The customer is responsible forinstalling these programs. Additionally, the customer is responsiblefor acquiring all prerequisite software and hardware associated withthis product.PACKAGING: AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment is distributed with thefollowing materials:o License Informationo Program Support Summaryo AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment User's Guideo AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment Technical Conceptso AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment Technical Referenceo AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment Technical Appendiceso Nine 3.5-inch High Density (1.44MB) disketteso Diskette Holdero Diskette Jacketo Program Support Summary Envelopeo Bar Code Label.SECURITY, AUDITABILITY AND CONTROLThe AIX NextStep program uses the security and auditabilityfeatures of AIX PS/2 Operating System.User management is responsible for evaluation, selection andimplementation of security features, administrative procedures andappropriate controls in application systems and communicationfacilities.ORDERING INFORMATIONOrdering instructions will be provided when the programbecomes available.TERMS AND CONDITIONSLICENSING: AIX PS/2 NextStep Environment is licensed under the termsand conditions of the IBM Program License Agreement -- ExtendedProvisions.ADDITIONAL LICENSE: EP/PLA must be in effect.LIMITED WARRANTY: Program: Yes. Media: Three months.Additional Licenses: Yes. Media: Not applicable.PROGRAM SERVICES: Central service, including the IBM Support Center,will be available until December 31, 1991, or until discontinued byIBM upon six months written notice, whichever is earlier. Thestatement of service included in the program package describes thisservice.VOLUME DISCOUNT: Volume discounting is available under the terms andconditions of the Volume Procurement Amendment (VPA) for Machines andPrograms and the Exhibit for IBM AIX for RISC System/6000 LicensedPrograms. Program packages and additional licenses are included inCategory C and are eligible for a maximum 30% discount at a quantityof 40.TESTING PERIOD: Two months for up to three licenses of a program andthe EP/PLA must be in effect.NATIONAL EDUCATION LICENSE FEE: A National Education License Fee(NELF) is available under the terms and conditions of the NationalEducation License Fee Exhibit. The NELF, which represents a 33%discount off the single unit price, is not subject to any furtherdiscount or allowance.CHARGESPROGRAM ONE-TIMENAME/NUMBER ORDER TYPE CHARGEAIX PS/2NextStep Environment5601-395 Program Package $ 500Additional Licenses 450ONE-TIME CHARGE: Customers who pay a one-time charge for a licensedprogram receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at noadditional charge. Significant new function may be offered as anoptional feature, and charged for separately. If a new version isannounced and the customer elects to license the new version for aone-time charge and replace the prior version, an upgrade charge mayapply.ADDITIONAL LICENSES CHARGE: Customers who pay a one-time charge foradditional licenses may copy machine readable program materials andprinted documentation previously acquired from IBM in a programpackage. One copy may be made for each additional license ordered.