TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: On-line help tools for SGI From:Glenda Jeffrey <jeffrey -at- HKS -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 31 Aug 1995 12:55:41 GMT
Chet Ensign (Chet_Ensign%LDS -at- notes -dot- worldcom -dot- com) wrote:
: >>(Frame recently bought HaL, the makers of Olias.)
: Olias is a UNIX-based general SGML browser. It can be used for Web browsing,
: SGML file display, online doc/help, etc. I don't believe that Frame bought
: them, I think that it is an exclusive licensing agreement. (Frame wanted an
: SGML browser, HAL -- a rather big and diversified company -- couldn't figure
: out what to do with Olias.)
Oops, you're right, Chet. I could have sworn when we talked to their
salesmen many moons ago, they said they had been bought -- but apparently
my memory is foggy. HaL is still owned by Fujitsu. Here's the straight
poop from Frame's Web page
Frame Technology Announces Technology Partnership with Fujitsu,
Ltd. and HaL Computer Systems, Inc.
Frame Technology Corporation
Thomas F. Kelly, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Frame to distribute SGML, World Wide Web Viewer
SAN JOSE, CA -- February 2, 1995 -- Frame Technology(C) Corporation
(NASDAQ: FRAM) -- publisher of the award-winning FrameMaker(C)
document publishing software -- today announced an agreement to
establish a technology partnership and license with HaL Computer
Frame Technology will receive a worldwide license to commercially
market HaL's OLIAS electronic document delivery software. The OLIAS
Browser, introduced in 1994, is the first browser to display both SGML
and World Wide Web documents.
HaL will convey a source license for the OLIAS product to Frame, which
will adopt the technology as the foundation for future
products. Development of future versions of the OLIAS Browser for
Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX platforms will be performed under a
strategic alliance between Fujitsu and Frame.
``Frame and HaL have complementary visions of helping customers
prepare their documents for on- line distribution,'' said L. George
Klaus, Frame's president, chairman, and CEO. ``OLIAS' general support
for SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) coupled with its World
Wide Web capabilities make it an ideal information delivery solution
to offer our customer base. This partnership further underscores
Frame's commitment to customers who need to author documents to be
published on the World Wide Web,'' Klaus concluded.
Scott Metcalf, President of HaL, commented, ``FrameMaker's flexibility
combined with the robustness of the OLIAS Browser provides customers a
powerful solution.'' Y. Yoshioka, General Manager of Fujitsu Open
Systems, added, ``We are excited about this partnership and the
synergies offered by our complementary technologies.''
The OLIAS Browser provides an integrated environment for retrieving
and displaying both SGML and World Wide Web documents. Its full-text
search and hypertext capabilities make it easy for the end user to
locate, retrieve, and display documents from large information
collections. Retrieved information, including complex graphics and
images, can be dynamically formatted for presentation. Documents
marked up in any SGML Document Type Definition can be directly built
into on-line books without modification. The OLIAS Browser is
available today for Sun and HP workstations, with support for other
platforms to follow.
HaL Computer Systems, Inc. was created in 1990 to provide
multiplatform distributed computing and information delivery solutions
for the open systems market. Located in Campbell, California and
Austin, Texas, HaL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujitsu, Ltd.
Frame Technology Corporation provides award-winning document writing
and processing software for individual or workgroup creation and
distribution of critical documents. Frame's products are widely
recognized for their PC, Macintosh and UNIX cross-platform
compatibility, enabling individuals, companies, government agencies,
and academic institutions to increase productivity by leveraging their
valuable business and research data. Frame Technology is located at
333 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95110.
Frame Technology, FrameMaker, and Frame are registered trademarks of
Frame Technology Corporation. OLIAS is a trademark of HaL Computer