Seattle, Washington — July 21, 2017 — Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.), Kevin M. Smallwood, and Andrew Wells are proud to announce the immediate availability of the book GBBS Pro Bulletin Board System: Version 2.2 and the forthcoming software update that accompanies it.
UPDATE – July 2018: Lane Roathe is now working the GBBS Pro 2.2 update.
UPDATE – April 2018: An original GBBS programmer we have been working with, Andrew Wells, is taking a longer to release the large 2.2 software update. He originally said the software would be released around September 2017. We have been actively communicating with him and asking him to please release it. The book remains a valuable resource for previous GBBS versions until the 2.2 software is released.
GBBS Pro is a user-friendly, highly-modifiable Bulletin Board System (BBS) for communications and entertainment. It has advanced features that can be configured by a novice, yet challenge advanced programmers. Originally released between 1980 and 1993 for Apple II computers, this new 2.2 version features additional error checking and improved reliability. Experience the world of BBS’s from days gone by and start your own BBS system!
GBBS Pro Bulletin Board System: Version 2.2 is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com. Some proceeds benefit a variety of charities. The new GBBS Pro 2.2 software and other resources are available from our official GBBS Pro Web site: gbbs.applearchives.com.
- Table of Contents – PDF
- Over 240 pages of expanded documentation, tutorials, GBBS development history, as well as forwards from Kevin M. Smallwood, Andrew Wells, and experienced BBS sysops.
- Multiple Bulletin Boards, Private Electronic Mail, Full Editor.
- Downloads/Uploads, Voting/Survey, Expandable Features.
- 300 to 38400 Baud Modem Support and Internet-capable via included setup guide.
Brian Wiser — Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Designer, editor, and co-producer of several books including: Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution, The WOZPAK Special Edition: Steve Wozniak’s Apple-1 & Apple II Computers, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition. Producer/Director of the documentary film Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity, Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering webmaster. Brian also co-produced the retro iOS game Structris, and is a co-producer/writer for CallApple.org and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine.
Bill Martens — Apple historian and enthusiast, Programmer, President of Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and co-producer of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine, Cyber Jack, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints, The WOZPAK Special Edition, and What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition. Bill also co-produced and co-programmed the retro iOS game Structris.
Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has been a global Apple user group since 1978, with membership peaking near 50,000 in 1985. Offering many services, A.P.P.L.E. is also a book publisher and game developer, and has produced over a dozen new book titles since 2013 in addition to over 100 Apple software titles.
A.PP.L.E. produced and published the The WOZPAK Special Edition – a detailed book containing Steve Wozniak’s restored handwritten notes and printouts about his Apple II computer, as well as a forward from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. They also publish: Tome of Copy Protection, Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution by Mike Harvey, What’s Where in The Apple: Enhanced Edition, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition by David H. Ahl, The A.P.P.L.E. 1978 and 1979 Compendiums, and the retro iOS game Structris.
Press information is available at: www.callapple.org/press