PR Announcing "The MacDirectory"
Are your tired of hearing "There is no software for the Mac?" I have
decided to do something about it, hence "The MacDirectory". The goal is to
publish a monthly directory of software available for the Mac. The
directory will be in ezine format, indexed searchable and printable. It
will be open to commercial software, shareware and freeware listings. The
directory may be freely uploaded to any BBS or distributed on any CDROM
distribution. To find out more about having your product listed, email me at
In the subject put "Info MacDirectory"
[MD1] HTML Grinder 3.34 available online
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO -- Matterform Media has updated its popular HTML
utility, the HTML Grinder, to version 3.34. The new version contains bug
fixes to the Auto Indexer and other plug-in tools. It is free to registered
users and can be downloaded from http://www.matterform.com.
The Grinder is a collection of 18 Web site management tools which can build
tables of contents and keyword indexes, create next/previous page links,
find and replace on filenames, and lots more. And as always, the powerful
Find and Replace tool is absolutely free!
Release date: January 8, 1998
Price: HTML Grinder $89
Requires: 8MB RAM, System 7, Hard Drive, 16MB or more RAM recommended, Mac
OS 8 compatible
500 N. Guadalupe, Suite G333
Santa Fe, NM 87501
[MD1] Installer VISE's Active Web Install
Installer VISE Delivers Active Web Install Capabilities
To Internet Explorer 4.0 For Macintosh
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA -- January 5, 1998: MindVision Software, the leading
provider of installer creation tools for the Macintosh platform, today
announces that Microsoft has chosen MindVision's new Active Web Installer
technology for Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 for Macintosh. Internet
Explorer 4.0 users will greatly benefit from technical breakthroughs that
seamlessly address data transfer rate, interrupted connections, and various
hardware configurations for a convenient, trouble-free download and
installation over the Web.
End users frequently do not need all the files contained in an installer.
Previously, online users faced an often-daunting task of either downloading
complete installers or choosing just the right installer for their system.
MindVision's Active Web Installer technology simplifies the user experience
by first downloading a small installer which can retrieve just the...
[MD1] 1998 Eddy Award Winners
MacTech Magazine and Macworld awarded the winners of the coveted Eddy Award
last night. This is just a quick note to list the Joint MacTech/Macworld
Eddy Award winners. The full Eddy Award list is at:
Congratulations to all of the winners -- and the finalists!
Best Developer Tool
Winner: Voodoo 1.8, Uni Software Plus
Finalist: Spotlight DR2, Onyx Technology
Finalist: Installer Vise 4.6.1, MindVision Software
Best Development Environment
Winner: CodeWarrior Professional Release 2, Metrowerks
Finalist: FutureBASIC II, Staz Software
Finalist: BBEdit 4.5.1, Bare Bones Software
Best Rapid-Devlopment Tool
Winner: 4th Dimension 6, ACI US
Finalist: Tools Plus 3.3, Water's Edge Software
Finalist: MCL 4.1, Digitool
Best Tool for New Technologies
Winner: CodeWarrior Latitude, Metrowerks
Finalist: Joy, AAA+ Software F&E
Finalist: Visual Cafe for Macintosh 1.0.2, Symantec
[MD1] New Be VP of Dev Rel: Frank Boosman
BE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF FRANK BOOSMAN AS
VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPER RELATIONS
MENLO PARK, Calif. (January 6, 1998) -- Be., Inc. today announced the
appointment of software industry veteran Frank Boosman as Vice President,
Developer Relations, effective immediately. Mr. Boosman brings with him ten
years' experience in product development and product marketing roles at a
variety of software businesses, ranging from small start-ups to established
corporations. In his role at Be, Mr. Boosman will be responsible for all
aspects of the company's relationship with companies and people developing
software for the Be Operating System (BeOS).
"Of course, we're delighted to have Frank join the Be team," said Alex
Osadzinski, Be's Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "We're obsessed with
developing and maintaining excellent, productive relationships with our
developers, and Frank clearly shares this mindset and has the experience
necessary to be successful."
"I consider it to be a...
[MD1] PANTONE Colors on the Net
New Design Tool Brings PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors to World Wide Web
Pages Pantone Increases Internet Color Control
Macworld Expo (Booth 1947), San Francisco, Calif. - January 5, 1998 -
Pantone, Inc., today began shipping PANTONE ColorWeb Pro, an upgrade to
PANTONE ColorWeb, which provides Web authors with an easy way to select the
216 "Internet-safe" colors for their Web page designs. ColorWeb Pro is a
set of tools for designing and accurately managing solid colors for
publishing and viewing over the Internet. ColorWeb Pro adds the ability to
incorporate PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM Colors into popular Web authoring
software applications. In addition to Web page design applications such as
PageMill and Home Page, ColorWeb Pro can be used to add PANTONE Colors for
corporate identity and logos, to any software that takes advantage of
Apple's Extensible Color Picker feature, including presentation software
and HTML editors. Designers now have a simple way to specify color for Web
[MD1] Free MacTech T-shirt with MacTech CD-ROM Demo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Susan Whitney
Get A Free T-shirt With A MacTech(r) CD-ROM Demonstration at
Macworld San Francisco, January 6 - January 9, 1998.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA -- January 5, 1998 -- Xplain Corporation, the
publisher of MacTech Magazine, today announced that it will be giving away
a free T-shirt with a demonstration of the MacTech CD-ROM (while supplies
As one of the first CD-ROM publishers, MacTech Magazine has continually
updated its historical CD with an extensive library of reference material,
hundreds of megabytes of source code, special offers with developer demos,
and much more.
The MacTech CD, includes every article from MacTech magazine from 1984
through 1997. It has the entire history of develop. The CD also has the
original Inside Macintosh, and the most complete set of FrameWorks archives
known (the publication of the late Software FrameWorks Association).
Starting with the May, 1997...
[MD1] LightWork Design's New Plug-ins
LightWork Design Introduces New Family of LightWorks Rendering and Utility
Plug-ins for QuickDraw 3D
LightWorks Advanced Photo-Realistic Rendering and QTVR Movies Showing at
SHEFFIELD, UK -- LightWork Design, the leading supplier of rendering
3D design applications, is introducing its new family of LightWorks(R)
rendering and utility plug-ins for QuickDraw(TM) 3D at the MACWORLD Expo,
Apple Developer Central, in San Francisco, January 6-9. The six new
LightWorks plug-ins offer a wide range of features, including ray-tracing,
hidden-line drawing, printing and QuickTime VR movie output.
"Apple and LightWork Design have been working together for the past four
years to provide the Apple community with high-quality 3D rendering," said
Gordon Oliver, Managing Director, LightWork Design. "Our flagship product,
the LightWorks rendering toolkit, is available for the Macintosh system,
and these new LightWorks plug-ins extend our commitment to the wider Apple
[MD1] CommuniGate Pro Server
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stalker Software Announces CommuniGate Pro Server
Key features: Rhapsody-based, industry-strength,
administration via the Web,
extensive multi-domain support,
unique IMAP multi-mailbox features.
MILL VALLEY, CA - January 5th, 1998 - After the successful launch of the
Stalker Internet Mail Server, Stalker Software announces the CommuniGate
Pro messaging server for the Rhapsody family of operating environments.
The new reincarnation of the CommuniGate integrated messaging system
unifies the performance and standard-compliance of the SIMS with
flexibility and powerful features of the modular MacOS CommuniGate System.
The CommuniGate Pro is based on the Rhapsody Foundation framework and can
run under all operating systems supported with the Rhapsody "Yellow-box":
Rhapsody for Power Macintosh, Rhapsody for Intel, and the Yellow Box for
Windows NT. The ability to run on all these platforms is extremely
important for the today...
[MD1] AppMaker Supports Appearance Manager
AppMaker Supports the Appearance Manager
Grantham, NH - January 2, 1998 - Bowers Development announced that it is
now shipping AppMaker CD #9. This latest release of AppMaker generates
source code and resources for Apple's Appearance Manager. Other new
features include an enhanced programming model that does more of the
programming job automatically and the addition of Pascal to AppMaker's
"Apple's Appearance Manager makes your program look better and it also
makes your code simpler," said Spec Bowers, President of Bowers
Development. "One of the nice things about Appearance is that it works not
only on Mac OS 8 but also on System 7.x thanks to Apple's Appearance
Extension. Developers don't have to worry that they might limit their
market to Mac OS 8 customers."
AppMaker's generated code helps programmers separate user interface code
from data engine code. Users define their data structures, define the user
interface, then connect user interface items to data items....
[MD1] FaceSpan 3.0
Digital Technology International Announces FaceSpan 3.0
Orem, Utah -- December 31,1997 -- Digital Technology International
announced today that it will be demonstrating FaceSpan 3.0 at Macworld Expo
in San Francisco next week.
What is FaceSpan?
FaceSpan 3.0 (expected to ship the first week of February 1998) is the
latest version of Digital Technology's cutting edge, interface design and
rapid application development (RAD) tool. FaceSpan affords its users the
power to build and customize Macintosh applications quickly and easily.
What can be done with FaceSpan?
FaceSpan works in conjunction with AppleScript or any other OSA (open
scripting architecture) language and makes it easy to:
- Automate often-repeated tasks.
- Customize existing applications.
- Integrate the functionality of multiple applications.
- Rapidly build applications and prototypes.
- Personalize the Macintosh computing environment.
Features new to FaceSpan 3.0 allow users to:
- Create interfaces and...
[MD1] WebTen 2.0
Santa Barbara, CA, Jan. 5, 1998. Tenon Intersystems today announced WebTen
2.0, an upgrade to its industrial-strength, high-performance Apache Web
server for Power Macs. A new Tenon "supercache" feature boosts the
Macintosh Web server performance leader by more than 400%! WebTen, based
on the latest Apache 1.2.4, continues as the fastest Web server on Power
Macintosh, sustaining over 700 hits per second, or over 60 million
connections a day. In addition to its improved performance, WebTen 2.0
adds significant new features to Tenon's unique and top-performing Web
server - multihoming SSL 3.0, multihoming FTP, NFS and DNS
"The Macintosh is widely accepted as the platform of choice for internet
content development. Despite its ease of use, poor Macintosh Web
performance and an eclectic array of "required" Web options have hampered
acceptance of the Macintosh as an internet delivery system. Tenon's goal
is to make the Macintosh a world-class networking engine, with performance...
[MD1] DAVE 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Cyndi Yuchas 1.817.478.5070
Thursby Ships DAVE 2 - First Complete Windows NT to Mac OS Solution
ARLINGTON, TEXAS--December 29, 1997--Thursby Software Systems, Inc.
(Thursby Software) will begin shipping DAVE V2.0 during the Macworld Expo
in San Francisco next week. DAVE is the first complete Microsoft Windows
connectivity solution for the Macintosh. The introductory price for this
enhanced offering is $119.00, with a March 1 retail price of $149.00.
DAVE is the only Macintosh-based TCP/IP software product for connecting a
wide range of Microsoft-based computers with the Mac OS -- including NT
(Server and Workstation), Windows for Workgroups and Windows 95 systems.
DAVE V2.0 adds many new features to the product. The number one feature is
full peer-to-peer support. This new version allows Wintel PCs full access
to Macintosh files and PostScript printers for file and printer sharing. In...
[MD1] FREE: WebClerk eCommerce Software
eCommerce software (WebClerk) worth $6.5 million is being given away free
by James Integrated Technologies (JITCorp).
The first 10,000 users to register at its web site, www.webclerk.com,
receive a no cost license to use WebClerk. WebClerk's regular price is
WebClerk is a commercial data base, prefabricated web site and server.
Users simply import their data and graphics, and begin taking orders on the
web. An experienced webmaster, Jason Bright, www.brightech.net, notes,
"WebClerk is a straightforward and extensive way to get a commerce site up
and running overnight."
"Our objective is to increase our customer's profitable sales," says JIT
Corp President Bill James. "In the near future, eCommerce will replace
FAXing, just as FAXing replaced telex. We have removed the technical
complexities of commercial web site implementation, made it powerful enough
for big business, and priced WebClerk so that even the smallest business
can afford to safely provide service and sales on the...
[MD1] Stone to Speak At MacWorld
For Immediate Release
For more information, please contact:
Andrew Stone to Speak At MacWorld Pro Conference
Albuquerque, NM - December 29, 1997 - Andrew Stone, 10 year Rhapsody
veteran and Chief Executive Hacquer of Stone Design Corporation, will be
speaking and leading a panel at the MacWorld Pro Conference, which is
running in conjunction with MacWorld Expo in San Francisco, California,
January 5-9. The presentation is entitled "Readying for Rhapsody - Objects
are closer than they appear" and is scheduled for Wednesday, January 7, at
Mr. Stone will be speaking about migration to Rhapsody, a topic with which
he is very familiar as the first developer to have a product for Rhapsody
and Yellow Box. Create(TM) Rhapsody was released in May, 1997, in time for
Apple's World Wide Developer Conference.
A panel of experts will assist in presenting real world information on
adding Yellow Box/Rhapsody to your network mix...
[MD1] sLab Acquires dtF/SQL for Macintosh
sLab finalizes acquisition of dtF/SQL for Macintosh, introduces
Rhapsody-version and internet integration of dtF/SQL at MacWorld SF '98.
BOEBLINGEN, GERMANY. January 2, 1998 -- sLab announced today that it has
finalized the acquisition of the dtF/SQL for Macintosh product from theta
group. With the aquisition of dtF/SQL for Macintosh, sLab reinforces its
committment to the MacOS and Rhapsody market.
At MacWorld SF'98, sLab will make available its first developer releases of
dtF/SQL for Rhapsody. sLab will also demonstrate dtF/HTML, its new
web-server integration of dtF/SQL. With dtF/HTML, dtF/SQL access can be
directly linked with Apache and other Web-Servers, which provides
developers with a high- performance, low-overhead database connectivity
solution. Client access to dtF/HTML can be provided both via JDBC or
server-based, HTML-integrated scripting languages like PHP/FI or heitml.
Full versions of all dtF products can be downloaded free of charge from
[MD1] Dynamic Access Restrictions for Web
INTERACTION 1.6: INTRODUCING DYNAMIC ACCESS RESTRICTIONS FOR MAC WEB SERVERS
San Diego, CA: Media Design in*Progress has released the 1.6 version of
Interaction, the powerful web server companion for dynamic social websites
that adapt to the visitor. The new version introduces Dynamic Access
Restrictions, a flexible means to make pages and sections of websites
conditionally available. A 60 day trial copy of Interaction can be
Dynamic Restrictions allow or deny access to parts of a website depending
on the context of the request. Using a dialog on the Mac, the webmaster can
tailor an access restriction that for example only allows access outside
working hours, or that requires the visitor has been on one or more other
Interaction 1.6 goes beyond realm-based access restrictions by allowing the
webmaster to use dynamic restrictions not only on page level, but also to
restrict access to XML Entities as well as to sections...
[MD1] MacTech's New Editorial Staff
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MacTech Magazine Announces New Editorial Staff Additions
Westlake Village, CA -- December 26, 1997 -- Xplain Corporation, the
publisher of MacTech(r) Magazine, announced today its new editorial staff
MacTech has evolved into the primary news and information vehicle for over
40,000 Mac programmers and developers in 64+ countries. The magazine has
established an eminent reputation within the Macintosh developer community.
To that end, these editorial additions come at a great time for the
magazine while it is enjoying its continued growth and success.
"The Mac developer industry is at a point today where now, more than ever,
developers are looking for information, direction and news." said Neil
Ticktin, Publisher of MacTech. "MacTech has continued to grow, even in the
past year, providing a variety of services in a variety of formats. Our
new staff line up will help us accomplish even more...
[MD1] WebTen 2.0B6
Check out this sneak preview of WebTen 2.0. WebTen 2.0 is scheduled to ship
in January. A public beta release is now available. Try it first and then
contact email@example.com. Ordering a copy of WebTen 2.0 before the final
release date will save you $100.
WebTen is the fastest Macintosh Web server on the market and it just got
faster. WebTen 2.0 quadruples the performance of the Mac's top-performing
The public beta version of WebTen 2.0 can be downloaded from:
WebTen 2.0 includes:
- Secure connections using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL 3.0)
- SuperCache high speed caching, quadrupling WebTen 1.1 performance
- Multihomed File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service
- Integrated Domain Name Service (DNS) using BIND
- Integrated time based script administration using Cron
- Network File System (NFS) based Web content folders.
WebTen 2.0 comes with a two-day timeout. For longer testing, please use the...
[MD1] Creative's Side on Goo
From: "Rick Myllenbeck" (RickM@creaf.com)
Subject: Re: Creative Labs Forces Goo to Close
As you know, there has been a great deal of discussion in the last couple
of days claiming that Creative Labs forced Goo Software out of business by
filing a trademark action against it.
This is untrue.
Creative has filed no lawsuit against Goo. Creative has taken no steps that
could conceivably have forced Goo out of business. Goo's claims to the
contrary on its Website are false.
All Creative has done to date with respect to Goo is to send correspondence
to Goo's management objecting to Goo's use of the terms "Spam Blaster" and
"Cache Blaster." Such correspondence is routine and in good faith. Creative
owns a family of trademarks (thirty two registered in the U.S. alone)
containing the word "Blaster." Our concern is that Goo is using the
goodwill associated with our family of marks. In addition we are concerned
that Goo is creating potential consumer confusion and, independently,
[MD1] MRJ 2.0 now available
MRJ 2.0 is Now Available!
MRJ 2.0, Apple's Mac OS implementation of Sun's JDK 1.1.3 Java virtual
machine, is now available from the software downloading page
(http://applejava.apple.com/text/download.html). We recommend that everyone
download and install this version immediately to gain the advantages
provided by all the latest Java features it incorporates. We believe MRJ
2.0 to be the first virtual machine, other than Sun's, to pass all required
Sun conformancy tests for JDK 1.1.
[MD1] Free Apple Guide-to-WinHelp Translator
Free Apple Guide-to-WinHelp Translator, FAQ
DALLAS, Texas -- DECEMBER 22, 1997 -- StepUp Software announces the
availability of guideWorks Translator and the Apple Guide FAQ, assets of
the former guideWorks, LLC. guideWorks Translator is a utility which
converts Apple Guide source code files to WinHelp files. Combined with
StepUp Software's $99 Guide Composer (recently upgraded to version 1.2.1),
this free utility provides an inexpensive cross-platform active
assistance/help solution for Macintosh software developers. guideWorks
Translator previously retailed for $199.
Also now available at the StepUp Software website is the Apple Guide FAQ.
This web-formatted FAQ was developed by and is provided for the Apple Guide
development community. The site was designed by guideWorks.
StepUp Software warns that guideWorks Translator is provided to the public
'as-is' and is no longer supported. "We wish to thank the former owners and
management of guideWorks LLC for providing this useful tool to...
[MD1] VText Update and New Distribution Polices
VIVISTAR CONSULTING ANNOUNCES NEW VTEXT DISTRIBUTION POLICY
22 December 1997 -- In conjunction with the immediate availability of its
CWPro 2 update for its VText library ViviStar Consulting announced an even
more relaxed source distribution policy.
VText is an incredibly flexible and versatile C++ add-on library for
Metrowerks' PowerPlant application framework. VText provides complete
Macintosh text support including: greater than 32kb text, tabs, rulersets,
undo, drag and drop editing, AppleEvent scripting and recordability, full
support for multibyte characters and inline input methods including
Japanese and Chinese text, and full support for bidirectional script
systems including Arabic and Hebrew.
The new relaxed distribution policies include: immediate source downloads
for evaluation purposes; shareware, freeware, and student authors not
needing to pay the normal licensing fee until their gross revenue from
their VText projects reaches a value ten times that of the normal...
[MD1] CWProjector 1.0 Released
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Wesley)
CWProjector 1.0 Press Release
Electric Fish announces the release of CWProjector, a shareware version
control plugin for Metrowerks CodeWarrior, which allows you to use MPW's
Projector for source control without leaving the CodeWarrior IDE.
CWProjector provides an easy to use source-code control system, at minimal
cost, using established technology from Apple. It is well suited for
individuals and small organizations which want the benefits of
source-control with a minimum of hassle and expense.
CWProjector also comes with a prerelease version of CWCVS, a version
control plugin for the POSIX CVS system. Later releases of both plugins
will be free to registered CWProjector owners.
CWProjector is available now at
for more information, contact Richard Wesley, mailto:email@example.com
[MD1] PowerPlant 1.8.1 Update
From: Ron Liechty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
There is a release of the PowerPlant 1.8.1 Update for CodeWarrior
Professional 2 PowerPlant is available now or soon for downloading from
If you are connecting from europe, you may want to try the mirror at:
PowerPlant 1.8.1 stresses improvements to the new Appearance Classes, with
some additional fixes to core PowerPlant. An updated Constructor (2.4.4a1)
is included as well.
Some changes in v1.8.1 (since v1.8 on CW Pro 2) have been severe (notably
to LEditText). Be certain to read the release notes and change log before
installing and updating your projects.
Released on 12/04/97
This package contains headers, libraries, documentation, and example code
for writing CodeWarrior plugins.
Download Update (1010k)
[MD1] UML Design Tools With Scriptable HTML Reports
UML Design Tools
With Scriptable HTML Reports
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- December 22, 1997 -- Excel Software is pleased to
announce availability of major upgrades to its software engineering
products for Windows 95, Windows NT and Macintosh. WinA&D 2.0 and MacA&D
6.1 add complete Unified Modeling Language (UML) support to existing system
analysis, software design and code generation capabilities. UML was created
by the joint efforts of leading object technologists and represents a
convergence of several object-oriented analysis and design methods
including Booch, OMT and Jacobson's OOSE. The new WinA&D and MacA&D
products offer extensive integration with HTML documents and allow custom
scriptable HTML reports.
The full UML notation includes use case diagrams and descriptions, class
and package diagrams, state diagrams, collaboration and sequence style
interaction diagrams, activity diagrams and deployment diagrams. Each use
case represents a typical interaction between a...
[MD1] DevDepot's Holiday Sale
DevDepot's Holiday Sale
December 22, 1997 - January 1, 1998
Celebrate the holidays with DevDepot.
We are definitely in the holiday spirit by knocking an extra 10% off of our
already low prices.
Whether you're a last minute shopper or if you want a jump on the new year.
The Depot is the place to be.
And you know you can always count on the Depot to have the season's hottest
products at the prices you want.
To qualify for the 10% off is easy. You only need to order via e-mail, fax,
or on our convenient web site. That's it --any order you place via any of
these ways AUTOMATICALLY qualifies you.
(Due to the overwhelming response expected, we cannot take phone orders at
the discount price. If you need to speak to us by phone, send us an e-mail
with your phone number and we will call you -- and you will still qualify
for the discount).
* on the Web at http.//www.devdepot.com
* via e-mail at email@example.com
* via fax to 805/494-9798
Hurry and pay us a visit at (http://www....
[MD1] Russia as source for programming
HOT PROGRAMMERS MARKET:
RUSSIA AS A SOURCE OF CONTRACT PROGRAMMING EXPERTISE
There are thousands of ads in newspapers and on the Internet: Software
developers wanted! The demand by far exceeds the supply. Many U.S.
companies have to look abroad in search of talented programmers.
Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus are certainly among the most promising
sources. There is still a large supply of highly educated underemployed
programmers, many of them coming from organizations and research institutes
that used to belong to the Soviet mi
Auriga, a U.S. company established five years ago by a former Moscow State
University Professor Aleksei Sukharev, has now expanded its activities to
provide American customers with highly skilled programmers from countries
of the former Soviet Union.
For more information, please visit www.auriga-usa.com.
76 Stable Road,
Milford, NH 03055, USA
Telephone: (603) 672-8674
Telefax: (603) 672-2316
[MD1] FY1997 Mac Installed Base and User Statistics
This is a resend which corrects a slight error we made in the previous
version -- a slip of the mouse which edited out one digit in one of the
tables. Sorry for the confusion.
A recent analysis of the worldwide Macintosh installed base and the
Macintosh user base for fiscal year 1997 (ending September 30), revealed a
number of interesting highlights, including the following:
* 27.6 million Macintosh computers have been shipped worldwide since 1984.
* 79 percent of all Macintosh computers shipped are still in use. (That's
21.8 million active Macintosh computers.)
* There are an average of 3.2 users per active installed Macintosh, which
means there are 69.3 million Macintosh users worldwide.
(http://devworld.apple.com/stats.html) text copied here:
FY1997 Macintosh Installed Base and User Statistics
"How many Macintosh computers have been sold? How many people use Macintosh
today? Where are they, and what do they use the...
[MD1] Configuration Changer Scripts
Software by Tim Kelly and Friends (www.madison-web.com/tkelly)
Announces Configuration Changer Scripts (CC Scripts)
CC Scripts is a Scripting Addition/OSAX that enables changing the active
configuration for all four Open Transport control panels from an
AppleScript. CC Scripts works on both 68k and PowerMac architectures. CC
Scripts also accepts remote events, so the active configuration can be
retrieved and set on both local and remote Macs.
Notable is the ease of use of CC Scripts. All it takes is one line of
AppleScript (for example, set configuration of AppleTalk/TCPIP/OTPPP/Modem
to "name of configuration"), and you've changed the active configuration.
Additionally, with the "Get" feature of CC Scripts, returning the current
configuration name, or if the keyword "with listing all" is used, returning
all the user's configurations, for that control panel is a snap. As it can
be used remotely, a system administrator can (with Program Linking enabled)
tell at a glance which...
[MD1] EtherPeek v3.5 Preview
NEW EtherPeek? v.3.5 for Macintosh
Preview at Macworld Expo '98 in San Francisco January 6-9 Booth #4244
Walnut Creek, California - December 18, 1997 - The AG Group will be
showcasing EtherPeek version 3.5, an upgrade to its popular 3.0 version, at
MacWorld Expo, Moscone Center - San Francisco, January 6-9 (booth #4244).
The award-winning Ethernet network and protocol analyzer offers real-time
and post-capture packet analysis, Plug-Ins for expert packet analysis,
powerful decoding with support for all major protocol suites, including IP,
AppleTalk, Netware IPX/SPX, NetBEUI, NetBIOS, DECnet, and more, intuitive
address, protocol and offset filtering capabilities, real-time utilization,
node and protocol monitoring, HTML traffic statistics output and more.
EtherPeek v.3.5 for Macintosh Feature Enhancements
EtherPeek software, designed to make the complex task of troubleshooting
mixed-platform, multi-protocol networks easy, has all the superior
diagnostic and analysis capabilities of a...
[MD1] JConfig 1.1b
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Kelly)
Version 1.1b of JConfig is now available.
JConfig is a Java class library designed to help you create shrink-wrap
style applications in Java. This version supports both Apple's MRJ and
Metrowerks CodeWarrior Pro2, as well as fixing a few bugs and adding some
You can download the latest version from:
Some of JConfig's features include the following:
- Get extended information on files, folders, volumes,
and aliases: their icons, creation dates, version information,
- Enumerate the currently mounted disk drives.
- Launch a Web browser with a URL or a file.
- Identify, resolve, and create aliases.
- Enumerate the user's video monitors.
- Get information on a video monitor: bit depth, bounds, etc.
- Create external processes.
- Send basic commands to external processes.
- Obtain the PSN or HWND of a process you created.
- Convert between Windows file...
Toronto, Canada - CircleDream Software (CDS) is proud to announce the
release of InternetMemory2 (IM2), a complete update to our popular URL
manager for the MacOS. This release is a complete rewrite and ads a wealth
of new features that are sure to make IM2 a hit on anyone's wish list. IM2
features the unique IMPalette, which offers full, OS-level integration of
your Internet Addresses.
What is InternetMemory?
InternetMemory is a best-of-class URL manager for the MacOS. It is used to
collect, organize, manage and use Internet addresses of all types. Through
our unique IMPalette and IMMenu interfaces, InternetMemory provides system
level integration of your Internet addresses, making them available to you
no matter what you are currently using your Mac for. Address Books can be
shared between users like any other file, and built-in security features
stop people from snooping through your precious data.
* A Familiar Face: IM uses a MacOS8 compatible user interface...
[MD1] Mercutio 1.5 released
Digital Alchemy is pleased to announce the release of the Mercutio MDEF
version 1.5. The Mercutio MDEF is a Menu DEFinition resource that allow
developers to easily and elegantly extend the power of their application
menus. Mercutio allow menu items to have multiple-modifier key-equivalents
(e.g. shift-command-C), custom icons, item callbacks, and other goodies.
Mercutio menus may also contain "dynamic menu items" that allow a single
menu item to change depending on what modifiers are held down. This keeps
menus shorter while allowing the flexibility of keyboard shortcuts.
Mercutio can be downloaded from the Digital Alchemy web site:
Version 1.5 improves compatibility with Mac OS 8, the Apperance Manager 1.0
(including Platinum Theme), and fixes a number of bugs. In particular,
Mercutio 1.5 fixes a bug that would unlock GDevice handles when Mercutio
was used to display popup menus, which could cause a crash later on at
seemingly random times...
[MD1] Creative Labs Forces Goo to Close
CREATIVE LABS, LTD. FORCES GOO SOFTWARE TO CLOSE ITS DOORS
San Jose, CA - December 18th, 1997 - Goo Software, makers of the
one-of-a-kind Spam Blaster anti-spamming email client software product
today was forced to close its doors due to a frivolous and predatory
lawsuit from Creative Labs, Ltd., makers of the Sound Blaster line of
)products for the PC.
Creative Labs is attempting to sue Goo Software over the use of the term
"blaster" in its product name. Creative Labs claims it has sole and
exclusive rights to use of the term "blaster', even though there are over
100 federally registered trademarks that use the term in product names.
Only a handful of these trademarks are owned by Creative Labs.
"Obviously, if the Federal Patent and Trademark Office has granted use of
the term 'blaster' in combination with other terms in product names, it
feels that the term "blaster" is a generic term and cannot be trademarked",
said Michael Amorose, Principal for Goo Software. "How can you have...
[MD1] MiscKit for Rhapsody
MiscKit for Rhapsody available for free download
(Las Vegas, NV - Dec 16th, 1997) - Ensuing Technologies announced today
they are now mirroring the complete and official archives of the MiscKit
Effort. The MiscKit is a free to use framework of classes and example code
for Rhapsody, Apple's next generation operating system.
Previously, only small portions of the MiscKit were available on various
FTP servers located throughout the world. Now, the entire MiscKit,
documentation and archives are now available in a single location.
The archives are being hosted on an FTP server supplied by Ensuing
Technologies, a premier Rhapsody developer. FTP services are available 24
hours a day, seven days a week. A quick index of the FTP server can be
found at http://www.ensuing.com/freebies/misckit/. Users wishing more
direct access can check out ftp://misckit.ensuing.com/ or
MiscKit was originally released in 1993 by Don Yacktman, now the founder
and maintainer of the...
[MD1] Lasso 2.5 Now Available
LASSO 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE
Major Upgrade Includes Plug-in Architecture and Advanced Data Handling
Bellevue, WA - December 17, 1997 - Blue World Communications, Inc. today
announced the immediate availability of Lasso 2.5, the new version of the
company's award-winning solution for Web- and Java- enabling FileMaker Pro
for Mac OS from Claris Corporation. Released just five months after Lasso
2.0, Lasso 2.5 represents a significant upgrade further positioning Lasso
as the tool which sets the standard for Mac OS dynamic Web database
"With Lasso technology embedded within FileMaker Pro 4.0 and included with
Symantec's Visual Cafe Pro Database Edition, Lasso technology is widely
deployed on a rapidly growing number of Web sites," said Bill Doerrfeld,
President & CEO, Blue World Communications. "Now with Lasso 2.5, Web
masters have unprecedented creative control and flexibility to develop even
more powerful Web database applications."
Lasso 2.5 is the ultimate Web...
[MD1] VSE Animation Maker 3.0
VSE ANIMATION MAKER 3.0 - WE WANT YOU TO BE PRODUCTIVE
(Bonn, Germany, December 17th, 1997). Today, Voget Selbach Entertainment
announced the highly awaited major revision of their animation software
"VSE Animation Maker" for Apple Macintosh computers. With this new version,
you can create impressive animations even more effectively.
VSE Animation Maker 3.0 is still very easy to use and quick to learn. It
offers many new useful features, so it is ideal for web designers,
online-agencies, multimedia authors, computer game designers, teachers,
pupils and anyone who likes to have fun with animated pictures.
"VSE Animation Maker 3.0 is easily the biggest leap forward in
functionality since we released Multimedia Animation Maker 2.0 almost one
year ago", said Andre Voget, President of Voget Selbach Entertainment. "The
focus of VSE Animation Maker is still on ease-of-use, and with Animation
Maker 3.0, we are bringing new powerful and useful features into the hands
of virtually any animation...
[MD1] PanoMAGIC QuickTime VR Tools
From: Jon Summers (email@example.com)
PanoMAGIC, a shareware MacOS QuickTime VR tool that produces QuickTime VR
panoramas, has been released and may be downloaded
ConVRter, a shareware MacOS QuickTime VR tool that converts QuickTime VR
panoramas between QuickTime VR 1.0 and 2.0 file formats, has been released
and may be downloaded
ReverseVR, a shareware MacOS QuickTime VR tool that extracts the picture
image from QuickTime VR 1.0 and 2.0 panoramas, has been released and may be
PanoMAGIC is an integrated development environment for the creation of
QuickTime VR. Version 1.0 creates single and multinode QuickTime VR 1.0 and
QuickTime VR 2.0 panoramas.
PanoMAGIC manages QuickTime VR multinode projects, authoring of hotspots,
adding URLs, linking panorama nodes and QuickTime VR Objects, defining
custom VR cursors and creating web ready html.
The Apple QuickTime VR Authoring Kit is supported with a graphic user
interface Stitch Wizard to quickly determine optimum stitching...
[MD1] Symantec Ships Visual Cafe for Java 2.0
Symantec Ships Visual Cafe for Java 2.0
Macintosh Professional and Database Development Tools
CUPERTINO, CA -- Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the leading provider
of Internet development tools, announced today that Visual Cafe for Java
Macintosh, the fourth generation of its popular Cafe product family is now
shipping. Visual Cafe for Java Macintosh is the only comprehensive Java
development tool available that fits the diverse needs of today's Macintosh
developers, allowing Macintosh developers to take their Java applications
and applets to a higher level of interactivity with corporate databases,
HTML Web page development and deployment. This release contains the latest
Java technology and the most powerful development features available for
Macintosh developers today.
Visual Cafe for Java Macintosh is an open standard, multi-platform, visual
Rapid Application Development (RAD) tool for quickly and easily developing
Java applets and applications. And through RAD on /off...
[MD1] Cyberian Outpost Becomes Apple Product Electronic Reseller
Cyberian Outpost Becomes An Authorized Apple Product Electronic Reseller
Agreement offers customers opportunities to electronically purchase wide
array of Apple products
Kent, Conn. --- December 16, 1997 --- Cyberian Outpost (www.outpost.com),
one of the leading online retailers of Apple products, has been named an
Apple Computer, Inc. (www.apple.com) authorized electronic reseller. As an
authorized reseller, Cyberian Outpost will resell via the Internet all
manufactured Apple and Macintosh products.
"It's quite an honor for a small, rapidly growing two-year old company like
Cyberian Outpost to become a reseller of one of the world's most
recognizable computing brands," said Darryl Peck, president and CEO of
Cyberian Outpost. "And now as an Apple authorized reseller, we will provide
Apple online customers competitively priced Apple-based products with the
exceptional speed and service Cyberian Outpost customers expect and
Effective October 30, 1997, Cyberian Outpost...
[MD1] WWW Survey Assistant
WWW SURVEY ASSISTANT REINFORCES ITS POSITION AS THE LEADING WEB SURVEY/TEST
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Canada, December 11, 1997: S-Ware introduces an
exciting new Java-based tool to complement its web survey package, World
Wide Web Survey Assistant. The new Java editor and updated website at
http://www.surveyassistant.com make WWW Survey Assistant easier to use than
The new editor runs as an applet through any Java-enabled web browser. As
no download or installation is required, users will be able to immediately
take advantage of software enhancements as they are added. The Java editor
can also be downloaded and run as an application independent of the user's
web browser. S-Ware will continue to support its CGI-based editors for
users who are not yet using a Java-enabled browser.
WWW Survey Assistant is the most versatile, full-featured and economical
software for creating web surveys and tests. The survey/test administrator
needs only to supply the questions. WWW Survey...
[MD1] Absoft F90 and F77 for Linux
New native Absoft F90 and F77 for Linux
Absoft Corporation today announced immediate availability of two new
commercial Fortran toolsets for Linux:
- Pro Fortran - F90/F77/Fx suite, suggested retail $899 (USA)
- F77 SDK v4.4 - F77/Fx, suggested retail $699 (USA)
Absoft F90 is full ANSI/ISO native implementation. Utilizes extended
version of Cray CF90 front-end. F77 supports most workstation extensions.
Both compilers are fully link compatible. New features include faster
compile speed, link compatibility with g77, f2c and gcc, Big Endian (-)
Little Endian data conversion, Pentium Pro optimizers. Fx multi-language
debugger is Fortran savvy. Also debugs gcc, assembler and now supports
hardware break points. Motif and curses interfaces included.
Distribution CD also includes complete DISLIN graphics library, compiled
HDF, BLAS, LAPACK routines and HTML document on converting F77-)F90.
Complete v3.0 IMSL Math and Stat Fortran libraries are available as an
extra cost option.
[MD1] SuperCard 3.0 Holiday Special
Allegiant Technologies is pleased to announce an unbelievable holiday
season offer on SuperCard 3.0, the "Best Multimedia Authoring Tool of 1997."
For a limited time, you can buy SuperCard 3.0 for just $69.95 + shipping &
handling. How's that for holiday spirit -- an incredible $260 off the
normal street price!
In picking it as the "Best Multimedia Authoring Tool of 1997," Macuser UK
said SuperCard 3.0 was "a multimedia authoring package for ordinary people,
but with an extraordinary feature set" and called it "...a serious
authoring application" while giving it top honors over Macromedia Director
While we don't think any of our customers are "ordinary," SuperCard 3.0 is
unquestionably a breakthrough for ease of learning and ease of use. But
that's only our most recent award. In the past two years SuperCard has
swept just about every major honor from the Mac press. SuperCard has been
used around the world to develop stunning multimedia CD-ROMs, compelling
Drag-and-drop File Sharing over the Internet
ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- December 12, 1997 -- Qdea today announced the
release of SpeedShare Beta 5, a free public beta of its file sharing
utility for Macintosh computers connected to the Internet.
SpeedShare Beta 5 can be downloaded from the Qdea web site at
SpeedShare has the following benefits:
* Works like (and with) the Finder, with drag-and-drop simplicity.
* On-the-fly data compression.
* Real-time messaging to and from the server.
* Transfer files between any two Macs on the Internet,
even if both have dialup modem connections.
* Copy open files from a remote Mac.
When released, SpeedShare will be $49.95 for one server + one client, and
$29.95 for additional clients.
For more information, and for downloadable demos of all Qdea products,
visit the Qdea Web site at http://www.Qdea.com.
Qdea is an innovative developer and publisher of Macintosh software,
founded in 1992. Specializing in products for the...
[MD1] QuickCode Pro, V3, for 4th Dimension, V6
Natural Intelligence Announces QuickCode Pro, V3, for 4th Dimension, V6.
December 15, 1997. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Natural Intelligence today
announced the release of QuickCode Pro(r) 3.0 for the Macintosh, their
popular assistant editor for 4th Dimension (4D). This new release is
compatible with 4D Version 6.0.3, the current ACI US version of the 4D
Natural Intelligence, one of the pre-eminent 4th Dimension consulting and
development houses in the country, will continue to develop and support
QuickCode Pro, a product which is an integral part of their 4D consulting
Joshua Wachs, President and CEO noted that the product's evolution "was
guided in large part by Natural Intelligence consultants who use the
product for creating small business as well as enterprise solutions. Wachs
added, "We are very happy to make this product available to loyal customers
who have literally besieged us with encouragement, to put it mildly."
"This tool adds...
[MD1] Flash Asset Xtra
Macromedia Announces Flash Asset Xtra
Integration Allows Director Developers to Import Compact, Vector-based
Flash Animations, Graphics, and Text
San Francisco, CA-December 15, 1997-Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:MACR), today
announced the immediate availability of the Flash Asset Xtra, a powerful
new addition to Macromedia Director that enables developers to import
vector-based graphics, animation, and text created in Flash into Director
6. For the first time, Director developers can store Flash movies as cast
members (the media element database of Director), and manipulate Flash
movies directly within the score (the primary user interface for Director).
In addition, Flash users gain the powerful output options possible through
Director projectors, Shockwave support, kiosks, and interactive CD-ROM
"Our customers have been waiting for the ability to integrate Flash's cool
vector graphics within Director's incredible interactive environment," said
Steve Guttman, vice president of...
[MD1] NeoAccess ODBMS Adopted by Connectix
NeoLogic's Object Database Management System Adopted by Connectix to Aid in
Accelerating Web Browsing - NeoAccess-enabled Surf Express(tm) Loads Pages
Up to 36 Times Faster Than Stand Alone Browsers
Berkeley, CA - December 15, 1997 - Reinforcing its position as the leading
provider of object databases for the desktop, NeoLogic today announced that
NeoAccess was chosen by Connectix Corporation as the database foundation
for the recently released Surf Express(tm). Surf Express is a performance
optimizing application which accelerates the web browsing experience by
loading pages up to 36 times faster than stand alone web browsers.
"NeoAccess gave us the back-end infrastructure we needed to meet our
performance objectives," said Connectix lead engineer Jim Gochee. "Its fast
access speeds, highly efficient caching mechanism and cross-platform
support for multithreaded applications all contributed to the speed of Surf
Express. Beyond our appreciation for the product itself, we're extremely...
[MD1] Hess Macworld Events List
Ilene Hoffman, MS
Macintosh/ Internet Consultant
Macintosh/Internet Consultant and Writer, Ilene Hoffman is pleased to
announce that the Hess Memorial Macworld Events/ Party list web site is
The web site will contain every party and press function scheduled during
MacWorld week in San Francisco, January 5th through January 10th. (Some
events occur before and after the actual show.) The page will be updated
almost daily until January 3rd.
Please email any scheduled events or press conferences to firstname.lastname@example.org or
use the Event Submission Form on the site. A "fun stuff to see at the show"
page has been added so that users can get a head start on the cool booths
to see, so if you have a product announcement please send a 2-line
description for that page.
Banner Advertising is being sought for the site. If you want to put your
company in the face of 8,000 - 10,000 show attendees, please send email.
If your preferred email address was not...
[MD1] Survey on Text Utilities
December 11, 1997
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Scott S. Lawton, email@example.com
288 Littleton Rd, Suite 20, Westford, MA 01886, 978-692-1256
*** Survey on Text Utilities, Drawing for over a dozen great prizes! ***
PreFab wants your feedback on two different types of text utilities:
- enhanced search & replace ("or" search, wildcards, pattern matching and more)
- document comparison (automatic redlining of HTML, QuarkXPress and other
Please consider taking a few minutes to fill out our web survey at
As thanks for participating, we'll have a drawing on Thurs. Dec. 18 (at
5:00 p.m. Pacific time) and give away 1 copy each of BBEdit, Timbuktu,
LightningDraw/WEB, Default Folder, MacTech subscription & CD, FileFlex,
Style and every major scripting product: ACME Script Widgets, FaceSpan SRT,
Player, Script Debugger, Scripter and Text Machine.