Many external links may be obsolete -- if you have updates, please send.
Removed some .sit.hqx files due space limitations; there may be problems with .pkg files (esp. for Mac OS X);
safest to use .zip archives.
- 19-Nov-2008: Slump: PC/Linux Note xfer
- 27 Feb 2002: Sloup is now freeware -- at some point, I will be posting newer versions and examples.
Note: if you are communicating with Sloup from a Unix/Linux system, you will need to adjust your
application settings for line termination to send "return" characters instead of (or in addition to linefeed).
- 5 Sep: Sloup 2.2h-2 available to registered Sloup, NewtDevEnv, Newt's Cape users
- 23 Jun: Peter Rand has drafted a help document/book/introduction
to Sloup: SL_HELP.htm,
please send praise/comments/suggestions directly to
- 29 May: Linc Project: desktop tool
to connect to Sloup (with Encoding support) on MP2K/MP2100 (with Japanese Language Kit)
- 19 May: Sloup 2.2g-2 includes Encoding plugins
- 19 Mar: info on connecting to Sloup from Mac via IrDA;
mini-review and screenshots by Peter Rand.
- 3 Jan: Happy Newt Year; Sloup 2.2f,N,-2,~G
- 12 Feb: If you are using HyperNewt, be extra careful about specifying folders for ERASE!,
since apparently everything is "Unfiled". (I may look into providing access to HyperNewt's folder scheme).
- 9 Jan: Sloup 2.1 released. (revision history).
If you have problems installing Sloup ("incompatible" error),
and you have any really old Newt plugins (e.g., exprkbd, lifecnst),
try removing those, rebooting and installing again.
If using book version of Sloup docs, replace Newt's Cape Lite (if installed)
with new version.
HTMList 1.0k-2: HTML list authoring tool
(use Sloup to transfer lists to/from Notes).
Crypto, a new application, helps you solve cryptograms --
Sloup files are one source of puzzles.
If you are using HyperNewt, you may need to re-add HyperNewt info to any new entries
(e.g., Notes) created by Sloup. (this does not happen automatically with HyperNewt 2.01).
Sloup is a utility for transferring data or text between desktop
files and Newton "soups" (object-oriented databases); it directs
keyboard input to fields, and prints values and errors to desktop
"inspector" window. It can be somewhat complicated to setup/use for
the novice user, but it can be quite powerful.
Sloup (formerly "Slurpee") has been renamed (due to trademark conflicts).
I would appreciate it if you would update your own pages and documentation.
Keywords: soups, data transfer, keyboard, terminal emulator
- transfer desktop text to/from Notes (and Outlines and Checklists on NOS 2.x) and NewtWorks (2.x)
- import/export Names (examples provided)
- import/export tab-delimited data via your desktop terminal emulator
- use your desktop keyboard to enter text on your Newton
- transfer graphics for applications in
Newt Development Environment
and books in Newt's Cape
- upload packages via NewtonLink
- localized German version available: -2~G
thanks to Reinhold Schoeb; German version of Newt's Cape also available.
- NewtWorks support
- misc. transfer fixes for Notes, binary objects, packages(2.x)
- keyboardMap option for typing via terminal emulator
For further details, see documentation below or
Sloup, along with associated documents and tools, is freeware.
Sloup 2.1/2.2 and the files listed here are
©1995-2005. S. Weyer, All Rights Reserved Worldwide.
Sloup 2.1 (9 Jan 98) contains
- Sloup application (1.x compatible)
- Sloup application (2.x-only)
- this page
- Sloup Table of Contents. note: this and other HTML files
also available as Newton books (in separate archive)
- introduction, configuration and user interface
- how Sloup processes commands; importing/exporting;
examples; entry specifications; soup indexes
- line continuations; binary resources
- keyboard support; NewtDevEnv; Newt's Cape;
addFile API; NTK Inspector; soup structure and examples: Notes, Names; examples: Calendar, ToDo
- Sloup Index
- example data file (from Sloup) for transfer to Names
- example of dumping data from Names
- example of dumping data from Names using various options
- NOS 2.x Names import example
- example of text file to transfer to a Notepad folder
- example of dumping text from a Notepad folder
- example of dumping text from Outbox, e.g., mail msgs
- example of dumping text & other fields from Outbox, then erasing them
- example adding a ToDo item
- another ToDo example
Book versions (created with Newt's Cape)
of the Sloup HTML docs are available in a separate archive. Some of
the books contain live examples that can be sent to Sloup directly, and require
require either Newt's Cape 1.4(or greater) or the Newt's Cape lite plugin (included in
archive) to be installed for links and navigation buttons to work.
If you'd like to try the interactive examples,
probably best to start Sloup first, then open book. To inspect import
results in Notes, close book and open Notes. To see exported (DUMP) results,
be sure to Connect first.
If there is enough interest, I could make Acrobat PDF versions available.
There is no need to register -- Sloup is now freeware.
You can obtain Sloup from
- America Online (PDA:sloup-21.sit/SLOUP21.ZIP)
- ftp from internet Newton servers (& mirrors): AMUG, TVNUG, info-mac (sloup-21.sit.hqx)
- this web page (http, ftp)
Note: Since Sloup's internal symbol has changed, be sure to remove
any "Slurpee" version, and re-specify preferences.
Sloup 2.1 (.pkg)
You can download .pkg file directly to your Newton using a web browser, e.g.,
Newt's Cape. [This may work with NetHopper if an ISP has fixed the MIME types].
- 2.1 [78K] (1.x compatible)
- 2.1-2 [63K] (2.x only)
Sloup 2.1 (.sit.hqx) [268K]
This includes docs as HTML
Sloup 2.1 (.zip) [219K]
This includes docs as HTML
Sloup docs as books [121K]
There is a beta version of Sloup 2.2e-2 available --
see the Newt's Cape page.
Since I get questions from time to time about connecting to various
platforms, and sending data to/from different applications (many of which I
don't have), I thought it might be worthwhile to allow users to exchange
information here. If you have questions about particular platforms/apps (or
have information to share about your experiences), email them to me and I'll
post them on connect.htm --
hopefully someone will be able to solve your problem (or use your info).
It's possible to connect to Sloup via IrDA,
if you have Sloup (2.2e or later).
Applications managers that freeze an application automatically and immediately after it
quits may generate an error for Sloup (and Newt's Cape) (due to deferred actions)
To help me resolve problems with Sloup most quickly, I would appreciate the following information:
- error code number; if convenient, include an error trace using Bug Trap
- command/actions prior to the error
- the version of Sloup you were using
- the model MessagePad and OS version
- type of communication connection
- anything else I should know about your configuration (extensions, etc.)
Note: you might also check first if this is a known problem (above)
or if it's something already fixed in a newer version/beta.
Last updated: 23-Jun-2005