The Great ST Split
I'm a subscriber to Delphi, and I spend the majority of my on-line time in the ANALOG Atari SIG. It's been many months since the possibility of ST users having their own SIG was discussed, and still nothing has been done. The databases in the ANALOG SIG are greatly overcrowded due to the fact that programs for both 8- and 16-bit machines are vying for space there, and when I go to read messages in the forum, I don't want to be bothered with any messages except those that relate to my machine.
Certainly there are enough ST owners around to support their own SIG. (Judging by the messages in the forum, 90% are ST users already.) What's the holdup? We ST owners demand equal representation on Delphi!
It's already been done! ST users now have their own SIG on Delphi, sponsored of course by ST-Log Magazine. At the time of this writing, you could access the new ST SIG by entering the old ANALOG SIG and typing ST at the ANALOG > prompt. By the time you read this, though, the SIG may have gotten its own entry on the main system menu. (There was another entry there that started with "ST," and it's Delphi's policy to keep the menu entries as unambiguous as possible.)
The new ST SIG functions exactly the same as the ANALOG SIG, so you won't have to learn anything new to take advantage of its services. Though all the ST related files have been moved to the new SIG, there are some new database sections that weren't available in the ANALOG SIG (for instance, Desktop Publishing); so you may have to spend a little extra time figuring out what files got moved where. But in the long run having the extra database sections will greatly reduce the time it takes to locate a particular file, since the database sections are now more specific. See you on-line!