From: "Eric Forget" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Cafederic enhances PowerPlant with BasePlant
For Immediate Release
Cafederic enhances PowerPlant with BasePlant
MONTREAL, Canada - November 28, 2000. Cafederic is proud to announce the
release of BasePlant, a collection of more than 200 classes to enhance
PowerPlant(TM), the flagship framework from Metrowerks.
"I was tired of having to reinvent the wheel for every software project I
worked on, so I decided to find a generic way of designing classes", says
Eric Forget, owner of Cafederic. "BasePlant is the result of six years of
hard work based on the concept of code reuse."
"When I first saw BasePlant, about a year and a half ago, I've was
astonished by the features and the quality of the product," said
Hugues-Antoine Oliver, a Mac OS developer for over ten years. "I decided to
join Eric to leverage BasePlant development for making applications with a
friendlier interface and standard behaviors."
The list of BasePlant's attributes is too long for a press release, but
some of its key features include:
- Data Browser
Do you need a full-featured Finder like a hierarchical data browser, or a
simple Appearance Manager savvy list? The BasePlant browser provides all
the features you could ask for a data browser that is as easy to use as the
well known Finder. It supports drag and drop, popup selection, check boxes,
- Folder Parser
You want to maintain and synchronize a folder hierarchy with its associated
files? Better yet, you want to put them in a menu? The Folder Parser
classes will reduce your work to a minimum.
Do you want a dynamic Script menu that updates itself whenever a user adds
a new script to its hierarchy? Do you want to attach a script to a button
or a menu item? Here is the solution in just one line of code!
Tired of having to write dozens of lines of code just to send a simple
AppleEvent? Our AppleEvents wrapper makes it as easy as typing just a few
lines of code.
- Preferences Manager (global and/or per document) You'd like a simple way
to manage user preferences? With the Preferences classes, all you have to
do is call the "SetItem" and "GetItem" member functions.
- Starting Point to manage multiple types of document applications You want
a starting point like in AppleWorks? BasePlant provides everything you need
to create one.
You want a starting point like in AppleWorks? BasePlant provides everything
you need to create one.
- plus a whole lot more.
The Mac OS X BasePlant will be available, free of charge, before the
release of Mac OS X. BasePlant has been carbonized and tested with Carbon
on Mac OS 9.
$149 For commercial, in-house development
$35 For personal* freeware and shareware
* Not affiliated with a company in any way.
For the first 30 days following the release, we are offering a reduced
price of $95 for a commercial version and $25 for freeware and shareware.
To be eligible, developers have to register online with Kagi, no later than
December 31 2000.
BasePlant is available right now from the Cafederic website:
Cafederic began about six years ago to enhance PowerPlant while developing
true applications. Its talented developers are dedicated to boosting Mac
OS development through the creation of innovative and powerful tools.