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DALiM LiTHO

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:21 pm
by vmul
Been poking about in my recently acquired Octane. In its previous life it was the DTP workstation at a graphic design company, so the majority of it is taken up with DALiM LiTHO 4.6, TWiST, UfoDesktop and friends.

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The licence works. An archive of licenses is present with dates expiring around 2002, at which point it looks like they switched to a "perpetual" one (ie. the magic 01-jan-00 date that flex treats as 'permanent')

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Anyhow, I'm not really sure what do to with it all (and don't want to blunder into breaking any forum rules). The drive in the external enclosure has what looks like a backup of the install CDs + patch pile, documentation and such. I guess I could just mothball the pair of them when I get my nice new boot drive from Ian :)

I can't see it discussed much here .. either because it's not terribly sexy .. or perhaps just not widely found?

Re: DALiM LiTHO

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:42 pm
by uunix
I have an Origin 200 with Dalim, but I've never looked at it as yet.

Re: DALiM LiTHO

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:46 pm
by Geoman
Interesting! The company still exists. https://www.dalim.com/

One could ask them per mail if they still have any copyright claim on or if it can be considered as freeware.
But I think nobody is working there 15 years later and the current staff has no idea about it.

Oh I see: "Twist" is still sold by them, so you would have to mothball the software. Or delete it.

Re: DALiM LiTHO

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:47 pm
by vmul
Looks like TWiST isn't actually on the box - only reason I mentioned it is because the manuals are there.

Regardless, I've pinged them a mail. I imagine the response will be ".. what?" .. but if they would allow a backup of the install CD at least, that would be nice. I hate to see software vanish :(