TweetFollow Us on Twitter

Aug 95 Newsbits
Volume Number:11
Issue Number:8
Column Tag:Newsbits

Newsbits

By John Kawakami, MacTech Magazine Editorial Assistant

Note: Source code files accompanying article are located on MacTech CD-ROM or source code disks.

UserLand Frontier is Free!

Most of you should know by now that UserLand Software has made Frontier 4 free. No retail price. No license fees. Free. It’s all part of Dave Winer’s plan to increase Frontier usage, especially to automate tasks on the world wide web, and as the preferred platform for Macintosh scripting.

Most interesting is the improved interface between Netscape and Frontier. Now, it’s possible for a URL to contain a Frontier script that is executed on the user’s machine. As if by magic, the webmaster can gain greater control of the Macintosh user interface, performing tasks which were previously impossible.

Frontier, in current and previous version, has always made it’s rich collection of verbs available to people using other scripting systems such as AppleScript. So the many AppleScripters will gain a great deal from Frontier’s new “free” distribution. Everyone should check out the first URL below; the site is often busy, so you may have to make several attempts, but it’s worth the effort. Frontier is also described in TidBITS 279.

http://www.hotwired.com/Staff/userland/aretha/index.html

http://www.hotwired.com/Staff/userland/beingfree_220.html

http://www.hotwired.com/Staff/userland/mylittlesymphony_223.html

http://www.dartmouth.edu/pages/TidBITS/issues/TidBITS-279.html

Welcome, Comp.lang.pascal.mac

The following was recently spotted on the Usenet.

Subj:  **** WELCOME TO COMP.LANG.PASCAL.MAC: PLEASE READ ****
Date:  Tue, Jun 13, 1995 11:12 AM PST
From:  sam@ccnet.com (Scott A. Moore)
************************************************************

=======  WELCOME NEW USERS =======

TO COMP.LANG.PASCAL.MAC !

It is my privilege to officially open this group for posting. This group 
was created by your votes on June 12, 1995.

PURPOSE

This is the group for discussion on Macintosh Pascals, including Apple 
Pascal, THINK Pascal, CodeWarrior Pascal and others. All aspects of Pascal 
on the Macintosh are discussed.

SOS Corporation Releases Internet Firewall Freeware

SOS Corporation announces the release of Freestone (TM), a freeware, firewall construction software suite. The Freestone suite of self-contained programs and utilities is used to create an application gateway, bastion-host firewall for TCP/IP networks. It is designed to provide user-level security for LANs connecting to public networks, such as the Internet. Freestone is an ideal solution for any organization which has the resources to build and maintain a firewall, with a need for a dedicated Internet link.

Freestone offers fine-grained control over both ingoing and outgoing network traffic on a per-user basis. This robust access control is unsurpassed by any freeware firewall currently available. Freestone provides user access control based upon source and/or destination address, source and/or destination port, time of day, day of the week, date of the month, month of the year, and system-defined holidays.

SOS Corporation, which develops and markets several commercial computer network security products, including the popular Brimstone application gateway firewall, is making Freestone available via the Internet. To download the package, users may FTP to one of the following Internet sites:

ftp://ftp.cs.columbia.edu/pub/sos (the preferred site) or
ftp://ftp.soscorp.com/pub/sos

Users may download and install the firewall software free of cost and without license, provided that they do not repackage, sell, license, or in any way use the suite for commercial purposes. Building and installing a firewall with Freestone requires a solid understanding of UNIX and network services, such as DNS, TELNET and FTP. The suite contains documentation, as well as files with integration advice and pointers to Internet and public domain resources.

To subscribe to the Freestone mailing list, send e-mail to freestone@majordomo.soscorp.com, and include the word ‘subscribe’ in the subject heading.

SOS Corporation: (212) 686-5700, e-mail sales@soscorp.com http://www.soscorp.com

Free Updates to LS FORTRAN for the PowerMac

Language Systems offers free patches and upgrades to their products on their ftp server. The latest patch currently available for LS FORTRAN is version 1.1a6. It is based on LS FORTRAN.PPC version 1.0. The major upgrade v1.1 will be mailed to all registered 1.0 users.

Electronic updates are now available from the anonymous ftp site, langsys.com, directory pub/langsys.

Language Systems: (703) 478-0181, email LANGSYS@aol.com

ftp://langsys.com/pub/langsys

Allegiant Offers Internet XCMD,
Also Free Multimedia Tools With SuperCard

Allegiant Technologies, Inc. previewed their new Internet connectivity program, code-named BlackHole, during WWDC. BlackHole allows the rapid creation of completely customized interfaces that automate and simplify Internet tasks. The product is expected to ship in the Third Quarter, 1995 at a price of $249.

BlackHole gives the Internet a scriptable interface, allowing people familiar with scripting languages on the Macintosh to build custom TCP/IP client and server applications. They will be able to create these applications in any authoring environment that supports both inter-application communication and the standard external command (XCMD) interface, most notably Allegiant SuperCard 2.0 and Apple’s HyperCard.

BlackHole provides a familiar high-level interface to the standard Internet protocols that include standard e-mail (SMTP/POP3), file transfer (FTP), newsgroup (NNTP), HTTP/CGI and Gopher. The program ships as a system extension that utilizes Apples Thread Manager for smooth background operations. An external code module, optimized for standalone performance and delivery within SuperCard-based applications, will also be included in the package. BlackHoles Task Manager manages the completion of lengthy operations either while the user works or deferred until a pre-designated time.

BlackHole will allow corporate MIS directors, researchers, educators, Internet service providers and net-surfers to create a wide variety of specialized applications. Examples of these custom applications include simplified, automated Web page creation and maintenance; utilities for corporate in-house or field personnel; workgroup E-mail distribution; off-line newsgroup reading; easy mailing list management; automatic web link verification utilities; collaborative tools, and much more.

BlackHole is expected to ship early in the Third Quarter, 1995 at a price of $249. A demo version of the system extension will be available from Allegiants home page when the product ships. Exact pricing for commercial licenses to distribute the extension or the code module will be made available at a later date.

Allegiant also announced a new retail bundle, the Multimedia Graphics Production bundle. Until August 31, 1995, SuperCard 2.0 will include the latest versions of award-winning Ray Dream Designer, Kai’s Power Tools SE from HSC Software, and Micro Frontier’s Color It! Designer is a 3D modelling and rendering program, Kai’s Power Tools SE is a 15 filter version of KPT’s popular image processing filters, and Color It! is a image processing program. The suggested retail pricing of SuperCard 2.0 is $695, with typical street pricing of $399. Upgrades for current users is $149.

Allegiant: (619) 587-0500, email allegiant@aol.com
http://www.allegiant.com/~supercrd/

Apple Developer University Offers QD3D Course

Apple Developer University is offering a 3-day course in using Apple’s exciting new QuickDraw 3D graphics library. This course teaches you the basics of creating, manipulating and rendering three-dimensional objects in your applications. You will also learn about the new 3D human interface guidelines and Apple’s new metafile format for reading and writing 3D objects. The course consists of a series of hands-on labs (using C), as well as lectures.

Developer University offers training and educational material covering Macintosh and MacOS programming.

Developer University: (408) 974-4897,
email devuniv@applelink.apple.com
http://www.info.apple.com/dev/du.html

Also, QD3D additions to the Toolbox Assistant are available from: http://www.info.apple.com/dev/MPTA.html

Zinc

Zinc Software has released version 4.1 of Zinc Application Framework, its award-winning C++ class library and visual development tool. Version 4.0 gained critical acclaim, receiving two key industry awards: The “Analyst’s Choice” Award from PCWeek LABS (January 30th, 1995), and InfoWorld’s “Best Portability” rating (February 6, 1995).

Zinc 4.1 allows software developers to create globally-enabled, object-oriented, cross-platform applications with one set of source code. The numerous additions and enhancements in version 4.1 include:

• a new IMAGE object, allowing the display of large bitmaps from native file formats.

• a new FILE object, allowing Zinc applications to read and write portable binary files on any operating system.

• new CTL3D support for Windows, improving the look of Windows applications.

• an improved Help display, with ease-of-use enhancements and a facelift.

• support for dot-matrix printers in MS-DOS applications.

• easier function names, designed to reduce developer learning curves.

Version 4.1 also introduces Zinc’s new Customer Assurance Plan (CAP), an annually-renewable membership plan combining Zinc’s excellent technical support and product maintenance programs.

Zinc, North America: (801) 785-8900, email info@zinc.com

CompuServe: GO ZINC

Zinc, Europe (UK): +44 (0)181-855-9918, email europe@zinc.com

Zinc, Asia (Japan): +81 (052) 733-4301, email asia@zinc.com

 
AAPL
$111.78
Apple Inc.
-0.87
MSFT
$47.66
Microsoft Corpora
+0.14
GOOG
$516.35
Google Inc.
+5.25

MacTech Search:
Community Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

NeoOffice 2014.6 - Mac-tailored, OpenOff...
NeoOffice is a complete office suite for OS X. With NeoOffice, users can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, PDF files, and most Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. NeoOffice 3.x... Read more
LibreOffice 4.3.5.2 - Free Open Source o...
LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and... Read more
CleanApp 5.0.0 Beta 5 - Application dein...
CleanApp is an application deinstaller and archiver.... Your hard drive gets fuller day by day, but do you know why? CleanApp 5 provides you with insights how to reclaim disk space. There are... Read more
Monolingual 1.6.2 - Remove unwanted OS X...
Monolingual is a program for removing unnecesary language resources from OS X, in order to reclaim several hundred megabytes of disk space. It requires a 64-bit capable Intel-based Mac and at least... Read more
NetShade 6.1 - Browse privately using an...
NetShade is an Internet security tool that conceals your IP address on the web. NetShade routes your Web connection through either a public anonymous proxy server, or one of NetShade's own dedicated... Read more
calibre 2.13 - Complete e-library manage...
Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian... Read more
Mellel 3.3.7 - Powerful word processor w...
Mellel is the leading word processor for OS X and has been widely considered the industry standard since its inception. Mellel focuses on writers and scholars for technical writing and multilingual... Read more
ScreenFlow 5.0.1 - Create screen recordi...
Save 10% with the exclusive MacUpdate coupon code: AFMacUpdate10 Buy now! ScreenFlow is powerful, easy-to-use screencasting software for the Mac. With ScreenFlow you can record the contents of your... Read more
Simon 4.0 - Monitor changes and crashes...
Simon monitors websites and alerts you of crashes and changes. Select pages to monitor, choose your alert options, and customize your settings. Simon does the rest. Keep a watchful eye on your... Read more
BBEdit 11.0.2 - Powerful text and HTML e...
BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Mac. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides a... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

Galaxy Trucker Pocket (Games)
Galaxy Trucker Pocket 1.0.8 Device: iOS iPhone Category: Games Price: $2.99, Version: 1.0.8 (iTunes) Description: Galaxy Truckers Wanted!================================================================= (5/5) "Galaxy Trucker isn’t... | Read more »
Make your own Tribez Figures (and More)...
Make your own Tribez Figures (and More) with Toyze Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
So Many Holiday iOS Sales Oh My Goodness...
The holiday season is in full-swing, which means a whole lot of iOS apps and games are going on sale. A bunch already have, in fact. Naturally this means we’re putting together a hand-picked list of the best discounts and sales we can find in order... | Read more »
It’s Bird vs. Bird in the New PvP Mode f...
It’s Bird vs. Bird in the New PvP Mode for Angry Birds Epic Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad | Read more »
Telltale Games and Mojang Announce Minec...
Telltale Games and Mojang Announce Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
WarChest and Splash Damage Annouce Their...
WarChest and Splash Damage Annouce Their New Game: Tempo Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] WarChest Ltd and Splash Damage Ltd are teaming up again to work | Read more »
BulkyPix Celebrates its 6th Anniversary...
BulkyPix Celebrates its 6th Anniversary with a Bunch of Free Games Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] BulkyPix has | Read more »
Indulge in Japanese cuisine in Cooking F...
Indulge in Japanese cuisine in Cooking Fever’s new sushi-themed update Posted by Simon Reed on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] Lithuanian developer Nordcurrent has yet again updated its restaurant simulat | Read more »
Badland Daydream Level Pack Arrives to C...
Badland Daydream Level Pack Arrives to Celebrate 20 Million Downloads Posted by Ellis Spice on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Desti...
Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Destiny, and Beyond – AppSpy Takes a Look at AAA Companion Apps Posted by Rob Rich on December 19th, 2014 [ permalink ] These day | Read more »

Price Scanner via MacPrices.net

Holiday sale: 13-inch 128GB MacBook Air for $...
 Best Buy has the 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz 128GB MacBook Air on sale for $849.99, or $150 off MSRP, on their online store. Choose free home shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Price valid... Read more
13-inch 2.6GHz Retina MacBook Pro on sale for...
Best Buy has lowered their price on the 2014 13″ 2.6GHz/128GB Retina MacBook Pro to $1149.99 on their online store for a limited time. That’s $150 off MSRP and the lowest price available for this... Read more
Kodak Returns to CES With New Consumer Produ...
Former photography colossus Kodak is returning to CES for the first time in three years where the Kodak booth (#21818 South Hall 1) will showcase a wide range of innovative, imaging-related products... Read more
Invaluable Launches New Eponymously -Named A...
Invaluable, the world’s largest online live auction marketplace, hhas announced the official launch of the Invaluable app for iPad, now available for download in the iTunes App Store. Invaluable... Read more
IDC Reveals Worldwide Mobile Enterprise Appli...
International Data Corporation (IDC) last week hosted the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Mobile Enterprise Applications and Solutions 2015 Predictions Web conference. The session provided organizations... Read more
Hello Vino Wine App Launches “Safe Ride Home”...
Hello Vino has announced addition of a new “Get a Safe Ride Home” feature in its Food & Drink app with a direct connection to Uber, the technology platform that connects users with rides. The... Read more
DEVON-technologies Releases DEVONthink To Go...
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho based DEVON-technologies, LLC has updated DEVONthink To Go, its mobile companion to DEVONthink, to version 1.5. The update includes an iOS 8 extension, compatibility with the... Read more
The Apple Store offering free next-day shippi...
The Apple Store is now offering free next-day shipping on all in stock items if ordered before 12/23/14 at 10:00am PT. Local store pickup is also available within an hour of ordering for any in stock... Read more
It’s 1992 Again At Sony Pictures, Except For...
Techcrunch’s John Biggs interviewed a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) employee, who quite understandably wished to remain anonymous, regarding post-hack conditions in SPE’s L.A office, explaining “... Read more
OtterBox Defender Series Case For iPad mini 3...
With their innovative Touch ID technology and ultrathin profile, the latest tranche of Apple iPads are more desirable than ever, and OtterBox has just announced the Defender Series custom-engineered... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Store Leader Program (US) - Apple, I...
…Summary Learn and grow as you explore the art of leadership at the Apple Store. You'll master our retail business inside and out through training, hands-on experience, Read more
Project Manager, *Apple* Financial Services...
**Job Summary** Apple Financial Services (AFS) offers consumers, businesses and educational institutions ways to finance Apple purchases. We work with national and Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, you're also the Read more
*Apple* Retail - Multiple Positions (US) - A...
Job Description: Sales Specialist - Retail Customer Service and Sales Transform Apple Store visitors into loyal Apple customers. When customers enter the store, Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.