TITLE

History and development of CINDEXâ„¢

AUTHOR(S)
Lennie, Frances S.
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Indexer;Apr2005, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p135
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the history and development of CINDEXâ„¢ computer software for indexing. CINDEX for DOS was launched to the public in September 1986. As with most early versions of programs, updates and upgrades followed in fairly rapid succession, either to correct bugs or to add features that suddenly become in demand once the product is exposed to wider user base. When first released, CINDEX for DOS was limited to 65,534 entries in any one index document, more than enough for most indexing assignments. A need for greater capacity, especially in networked environments, led to the release in early 1991 of an Extended Edition of the program, allowing index documents to hold up to 4 million entries each and providing network capabilities. Ten years after the debut of CINDEX for DOS, CINDEX for Macintosh was launched. There has been considerable interest in this product and it now accounts for approximately 20 percent of sales. In November 1997 CINDEX for Windows was released, to run on the Windows 95 operating system. Subsequent updates and one major upgrade have kept CINDEX current with all intervening Windows operating systems up through Windows XP. The program is remarkably stable, perhaps best exemplified by the fact that no update has been released since February 2002.
ACCESSION #
17176051

 

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