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GTClock v1.4 User's Manual



Table of Contents


Introduction

Thank you for download GTClock v1.4, GigaTech's Interactive Digital Cuckoo clock. This feature-loaded Java digital clock is highly configurable by the web publisher and the end user. Such features like separate display of the seconds, flashing colon for each second, hourly cuckoo chime, and display time in either 12 or 24 hour format can be enjoyed by all.


Setting Up GTClock v1.4

GTClock is easy to install and use. Just follow these simple steps.
For example. Let's say that your HTML files are at http://www.isp.com/mydir/html/ and you have copied the GTClock files to http://www.isp.com/mydir/Java/GTClock/, and you want it to display the time in 24 hour format and no hourly chime automatically each time you open the HTML file, this is what you will have in your HTML file:

<APPLET CODEBASE="../Java/GTClock/" CODE="GTClockApplet.class" WIDTH=162 HEIGHT=40>
<PARAM NAME="chime" VALUE="off">
<PARAM NAME="format" VALUE="24">
</APPLET>

That's all there is to it. To use all default values, all you need is:

<APPLET CODEBASE="../Java/GTClock/" CODE="GTClockApplet.class" WIDTH=162 HEIGHT=40>
</APPLET>


Using the GTClock v1.4

Now that you have GTClock setup on your web page and have it running, anyone viewing your web page will see and can interact with the clock. There are 3 things that the user can do to interact with the clock.

And they are:


Known Issues

We constantly try to improve and keep our product as best as it can be. However, once in a while, we still face the fact that our product contains some bugs. We'll try our best to get rid of the bug as soon as we discover them. Below are known issues that we currently know about on GTClock v1.4 and are working on a solution for the next version. If you find any new bug, please send an E-mail and let us know.

Conclusion

There, you now know everything you need to know about the GTClock v1.4. We sure hope that it will bring you and your web page clients hours of cuckoo excitement and joy. If you should have any questions, please direct them to gtang@wolfenet.com. For updates and new applets, do stop by our web page at http://www.wolfenet.com/~gtang every now and then. We thank you very much for placing GTClock on your web page.


Your Contribution

For those of you who are designing your own digits and button images and would like to share them with the rest of the GTClock users, please attach the image files to an email and send them to me at gtang@wolfenet.com. As soon as I start to receive them, I'll start posting them on my web site. So do visit my web site often to see if there's new images that you would like to use at http://www.wolfenet.com/~gtang every now and then.


GTClock History

GTClock 1.4
11/21/96
  • Added a feature to allow the setting of backgroud color. So when using a custom image file, the image background will blend in with the display background.
GTClock 1.3
9/26/96
  • Fixed a bug so 12 noon to 12:59 pm is displayed correctly with the PM rather than AM.
GTClock 1.2
7/24/96
  • Changed the design of the buttons to be more readable.
  • Added the ability to use custom designed images for the display.
GTClock 1.1
7/12/96
  • Modified the display algorithm so the flashing colon synchronizes with the second.
  • Add the GigaTech copyright display.
GTClock 1.0
7/7/96
  • GTClock 1.0 is born.
  • Flashing colon to indicate seconds.
  • Moving mouse into display displays the seconds.
  • Buttons to set setting for the clock.
  • Hourly cuckoo chime.

License Agreement

GTClock is copyrighted © 1996 GigaTech Consulting. You (the Licensee) are hereby Licensed to use GTClock freely on your computer system and web pages. The Licensee may distribute GTClock freely on Online Services provided the entire content of GTClock14.zip is distributed. The Licensee agrees NOT to sell copies of GTClock (i.e. disk vendors) without express permission from GigaTech Consulting (terms normally include a copy of the distribution disk/cd). The Licensee may NOT decompile, reverse engineer, or modify GTClock or its resources. The Licensee may NOT modify the GTClock14.zip (sometimes gtclock13.zip, gtclock12.zip or gtclock1.zip) file or its contents.

WARRANTY

USE OF THIS PROGRAM IS AT THE LICENSEE'S OWN RISK. THE LICENSEE AGREE BY USING THIS PROGRAM TO HOLD GIGATECH CONSULTING HARMLESS AGAINST DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS PROGRAM. EVEN IF GIGATECH CONSULTING WAS NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE THAT SUCH DAMAGES MIGHT OCCUR.

DONATIONS

Some users have asked how to make Donations to the developer of this utility. If you would like to make a donation, you can send it to:
GigaTech Consulting
1011 Boren Avenue, #369
Seattle, WA 98104-1300

PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO: George Tang


GTClock v1.4 and this User's Manual are copyrighted © 1996 by GigaTech Consulting.