The LETSystem Design Manual
3.3 LETSystems Registry Software
The only software presently recommended as suitable for the administration of multiple personal money accounting systems is :
multiLETS Manager, version 1, Release 3 MLETS.EXE 164,452 bytes 01-20-94 5:55a designed and developed by Ecodata Design, Western Australia and Landsman Community Services Ltd, Canada
This program, and the associated necessary files described below, is available from the diskette published by Landsman, in the PKZip compressed file :
MLETS.ZIP 383,383 bytes 01-19-94 11:39p
The disk, and the programs, are only available for IBM compatible computers.
The minimum recommended equipment is a 286 computer with 640K RAM. Smaller configurations may be possible, but are not recommended.
When unzipped, the files use 700K of disk space in total, but this can be reduced to nearer 500K if a registry is starting from fresh, or when earlier data files have been converted to run with this version of the program.
The dataset for a typical registry will probably not exceed 1 Megabyte until the registry has several hundred active accounts.
This program set is all that is necessary to manage the accounts of a registry. mLETS has the capacity to prepare individual statements for users and period end summaries for administration for:
- at least 1000 users
- participating in at least 20 independent systems
- recording at least 5000 transactions per month.
The programs are supported with rudimentary but sufficient on-screen help, and their basic functions are menu controlled.
If the information contained in "readme" files on the distribution disk is insufficient to explain proper procedure, you need more competent computer support.
Files required for full registry support..
Absolutely necessary are :
MLETS.EXE 164,452 bytes 01-20-94 5:55a MLETS.HLP 24,483 bytes 01-13-94 7:57a CLARION.RTL 279,026 bytes 08-14-91 2:18a runtime
library RTLINKST.COM 7,525 bytes 08-14-91 2:18a runtime linker
Optional data backup and restore batch files :
MLBACK.BAT 246 bytes 11-08-93 10:46a MLREST.BAT 403 bytes 11-08-93 10:48a
Data import and export, allowing transfer of registry information to and from ASCII comma delimited files that can be used by text editors, database programs, spreadsheets, etc, requires :
MLXCHG.EXE 57,343 bytes 01-17-94 4:56p MLXCHG.HLP 2,070 bytes 01-17-94 4:56p
Transfer of data from previous LETSystem files in dBASE 3 or Clipper format is assisted by proper use of :
DICTA.DBF 1,942 bytes 07-14-93 2:14p
Background documentation is contained in :
HISTORY.TXT 1,425 bytes 01-13-94 8:31a READ.ME 1,161 bytes 10-17-93 3:08a README.TXT 10,202 bytes 01-17-94 5:12p
Earlier versions of mLETS.exe used slightly different datafiles, and the conversion to current file structures is achieved with :
FIXFILES.BAT 1,359 bytes 11-17-93 3:07p MLFILES.CLA 4,769 bytes 12-05-93 8:59a CFIL.EXE 112,461 bytes 11-09-93 10:02a FIXLED.EXE 4,842 bytes 01-11-94 9:24a
As you start to generate data, remember the silicon rule.
"Make backups, live long and prosper."
The mLETS program does NOT support noticeboard and newsletter functions, which are organisationally separate from the registry accounting process. Programs supporting these services are also available on the diskette distributed by Landsman, or directly from
Richard Knights +44 803 867 098 31d High Street, Totnes, Devon UK TQ9 5PH
Zipped up versions of MLETS and NLETS by Richard Knights may be downloaded via the Downloadable Materials Page
Written by Michael Linton of Landsman Community Services Ltd. and Angus Soutar of Robert Soutar Ltd.
Compiled 10-01-95 by Andy Blunt and Adrian Steele of LETSgo Manchester
- http://www.gmlets.u-net.com/design/ broken at present (nov. 2016), but history can be browsed at the Web Archive Project.
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