This selection is targeted to my customers who work with TIM. TIM users use the TIM Tools to:
- print classical text-mode reports on printers without text support. (prn2pdf.py and prnprint.py)
- let TIM print business documents as PDF files (pds2pdf.py)
- invoke the user's Web browser to visit a Web site of a business partner. (openurl.py)
- invoke the user's mail client with a TIM-generated business document to be sent to a partner. (openmail.py)
- make backups and mirror copies of their data (sync.py)
TIM Tools are available as a zip of executables for windows. Get it from the Download page.
On UNIX you just install the Lino source into you Python path.
- diag.py — This script displays some system settings and prints out a text containing non-ASCII characters. Non-ASCII characters are handled differently (and thus might fail to display correctly) depending on the context and your computer settings. more
- Die TIM-Tools — Die TIM-Tools sind ein leicht installierbarer «Auszug» aus Lino, speziell zugeschnitten zur Zusammenarbeit mit TIM. more
- openmail — opens the user's default mail client with a ready-to-send but not-yet-sent mail message. more
- sendmail.py — sendmail reads an e-mail from a text file in standard RFC 2822 format and sends it to the recipients specified in a separate file. more
- sync — sync.py is a simple directory synchronizer. It is almost like «xcopy /s/d» on Windows, except that it also deletes the files on the destination that no longer exist on the source. more
- sysinfo — sysinfo creates a file sysinfo.html with a selection of technical information about your computer. more
- The resurrection of sendmail.py (code changes 03.05.07) — sendmail.py can now send mails with attachements and is part of the TIM Tools. more
- some timtools broken in 0.6.20 (Fixed bugs 21.09.06) — I noticed that sync, openmail, openurl and sysinfo don't work in release 0.6.20. more
- explanation for slow startup (et cetera 12.04.05) — The performance problems (slow startup after upgrade) were indeed related to the method of exefication. The problem does not appear when using McMillan Installer. more
- openurl.py again included in TIM tools (code changes 05.04.05) — Seems that the openurl script had somehow slipped out of the TIM Tools collection. Now it's back. Other minor changes: moved mail.py from lino.timtools to lino.tools. the other modules in lino.timtools were no longer used. I deleted them.
- worked on release process (code changes 25.01.05) — With py2exe and InnoSetup it was relatively easy to automate the distribution cycle. Lino has now a source release for those who want to use the Framework (produced with standard distutils, the TIM Tools are still a simple zip file with the py2exe output (since they are just command-line tools without any "Windows binary"), and Raceman has a fool-proof Windows installer (produced by InnoSetup from the py2exe output). more
- 0.6.1 (Releases 29.10.03) — or a customer who starts to use TIM Tools.
- 0.5.4 (Releases 12.12.02) — New TIM Tool openmail. TIM users can now have their default mail client started by TIM, with a new ready to send message (to:, subject: and body) generated by TIM.