PAL News
by Richard Conn, PAL Manager
2 July 1997
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The Quarterly Technical Report on the PAL has been released (three
copies have been sent to Steve Turczyn at Fort Monmouth, as required by
the contract, and a copy is available in the PAL as described below).
Some highlights (for the April-June 97 time frame):

   . Users from 3,196 organizations extracted over 146,000
     files from the PAL (the activity of the mirror sites has
     already been subtracted, resulting in this 146K number)

   . Over 20,000 files were updated or added to the PAL

   . The 13th Walnut Creek Ada CDROM, which is a copy of most
     of the PAL (1.3G of the 2.0G+ PAL), left production and
     entered distribution - approximately 3,200 copies were
     sold (1/2 to SIGAda for the July/August 97 issue of "Ada
     Letters") in the first 5 days of distribution (9-13 June 97).

   . 7 papers and magazine articles on the PAL and its associated
     activities were accepted for publication/published

   . 2 new mirrors were added to the PAL - one for the GRASP project
     from Auburn University and one for the AdaGIDE project from
     the United States Air Force Academy

   . Washington University Archive is continuing to grow and support
     the PAL.  Another 40G bytes of disk has been ordered, placing
     the total disk capacity of Washington University Archive at 110G.
     There is only about 1G bytes (of the current 72G bytes of disk)
     of free space left.  The additional 40G should be installed soon.

The pal_2q97 directory (created when you unzip the 2q97.zip file)
contains the following files associated with the Quarterly Technical
Report on the Public Ada Library for the April to June 1997 quarter (1st
quarter of 4th contract year for the PAL).

4 Files / 536,008 Bytes
 File Name       Size  Notes
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 REPORT.PS    136,943  Executive Report (4 pages)
 COSTS.PS      44,406  Cost Summary (1 page)
 SUMMARY.PS    38,982  Activity Summary (2 pages)
 FULL.PS      315,677  Activity Details (26 pages)

This report supplements the information published in the July/August
1997 issue of "Ada Letters."  See the Release Notice below for
information on how to get a copy of this Quarterly Technical Report.

Rick
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Public Ada Library (PAL) Release Notice
Release of: PAL Quarter Report for 2Q97 Available
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1. Taxonomy:
    USER TOOLKIT
        USER DOCUMENTS
            PAL QUARTERLY AND ANNUAL REPORTS
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2. Author:
    Professor Richard Conn
    Center for Technology Development and Transfer
    Monmouth University
    West Long Branch, New Jersey
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3. Rights:
    Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
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4. Copyright:
    1993-1997 Richard Conn
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5. Abstract:
PAL Quarterly and Annual Reports
by Richard Conn, PAL Manager

This directory contains quarterly and annual reports on the PAL,
as required by the contract to the AJPO/DISA.

These reports include accomplishments, activity information, and
cost information.

Starting with the 4th contract year, the reports will be posted
as the files named NqYY.zip.  The 4th contract year starts in the
second quarter of 1997, so the first such file is named 2q97.zip.
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6. Release Notice:
Approved for public release; distribution unlimited
Restrictions on distribution: NONE
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7. Directory Listing:

languages/ada/userdocs/palrpt:
  File Name                 Size
  ---------                 ----
  2q97.zip                98,077
  README                     229
  palrpt.zip              24,305
  year1.zip              223,006
  year2.zip              232,649
  year3.zip              348,072


Totals
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    6 Files              926,338