> RIP Icons can reside either on the user's computer or can be transmitted > from the host if they don't. Whoops, forgot to mention in the other message that the implementation on the Genesis BBS (Osiris XLT software) will prompt you to automatically download icons you may not have already on your system. It queries the user's computer to do this (looks in the Icon subdirectory) which some users may not like. I belive that RIPTerm comm program allows one to flag this capability by the remote BBS off. > > > Telegrafix (note spelling) is in the midst of working on the RIP v2.0 > specification which will support fonts and digital sounds, and will > address some of the problems with the current spec. In my opinion, RIP > will take a while to be fully utilized, since it requires a lot of > thinking on the part of the sysop, as you state. We are just beginning > to see a spate of low-cost painting and conversion tools coming on > the market. > > I think we will not really know what RIP is capable of for a while yet. > It is clearly an important direction, but whether it is the last word > on this remains to be seen. > > > QMODEM Pro and Telix both support RIP, as (on the BBS side) does > Mustang WILDCAT!, Searchlight, Major BBS, PCBoard, NovaLink Pro, and others.