[MD1] Mac Software Eng Tools Updated for System 8
For Immediate Release:
Macintosh Software Engineering Tools Updated For System 8
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, November 10, 1997 --- Excel Software, makers of the
popular MacA and WinA software engineering tools, today announced an update
to its full line of Macintosh products to support Apple's new Macintosh
System 8. The updated products include MacAnalyst, MacA, MacTranslator and
QuickCRC for Macintosh.
MacAnalyst automates system analysis and top level software design using
industry standard diagramming methods, integrated text specifications and
requirements traceability. MacA has the capabilities of MacAnalyst plus
additional detailed design, code generation and code browsing features.
MacTranslator generates design diagrams from existing source code including
C/C++, Pascal/Object Pascal, Basic and Fortran. QuickCRC is a software
design tool for discovering objects and related information for an
object-oriented development project using CRC cards that identify classes,
[MD1] MRJ 1.5.1 Release Version
Apple has recently discovered a security hole in MRJ 1.5 and earlier which
makes it possible for applets to directly call routines in the Mac OS,
contrary to operational guidelines for such software. (MRJ is Apple's
implementation of the Java virtual machine.) All customers using MRJ are
advised to upgrade immediately to MRJ 1.5.1, to avoid this problem.
MRJ 1.5.1 is available now on Apple's web site at
http://applejava.apple.com/text/download.html. If you already have MRJ 1.5
installed, you can download a patching utility to quickly update it to
1.5.1. If you have an earlier version installed, you can download a
complete MRJ 1.5.1 installer.
Tango Enterprise 3.0 Sets Standard for Deploying High-Powered Web Applications
EveryWare Delivers Upgrade to "Best of Breed" Product
Mississauga, Ontario--November 3, 1997--EveryWare Development Inc. (ASE:
EVE) announced today it will release a major upgrade to Tango Enterprise,
EveryWare's visual Web application development tool. Tango Enterprise 3.0
will be released later this month with over 50 new features providing the
Web development community with a cross-platform tool that will increase
productivity, reduce time to deployment, and enable project or team-based
Tango is a powerful Web application development tool that enables
professional Web developers and corporate IS departments to quickly create
complex business applications for the Web. Tango supports direct native
connections, ODBC, and Data Access Language to integrate corporate
databases with Web servers. The open standards approach utilized within
Tango enables Web developers to also integrate existing...
[MD1] MRJ 1.5.1 Fixes Security Hole
Apple has posted a MRJ 1.5 to 1.5.1 Updater on it's bleeding edge page at
http://applejava.apple.com/text/prerelease.html. The MRJ 1.5 -) 1.5.1
Updater fixes a security hole in MRJ 1.5. They are posting it here to get
feedback from the developer community that (a) this updater fixes the
security hole and (b) we didn't break something else in the process. We
expect to release this to the general public shortly. Please send feedback
to email@example.com, put "UPDATER" in the subject line of your email
MRJ 68K JITC 1.5 Beta is a Just-in-time compiler for 68030 and 68040
Macintoshes that have MRJ 1.5 installed. The JITC greatly enhances the
peformance of many operations in Java.
You will need Apple's Disk Copy 6.1.3 utility to mount the MRJ 68K JITC 1.5
Beta install image. If you don't already have Disk Copy, you can find it
Send Feature Requests and Feedback about MRJ to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Send Bug reports about MRJ to:...
[MD1] JRun 2.0
LIVE SOFTWARE TO RELEASE FREE VERSION OF JRUN 2.0
"SERVLETS EVERYWHERE," JRUN SET TO BECOME THE INDUSTRY STANDARD JAVA
SAN DIEGO, California (November 3, 1997) - Live Software, Inc. announces
version 2.0 of their JRun(tm) product line. JRun adds support for the
Java(tm) Servlet API to web servers and applications. This exciting new
release leverages the technology from JRun version 1.0 and expands the
breadth of supported platforms. JRun version 2.0 now fully supports
Netscape's FastTrack and Enterprise Server 3.0, Microsoft's Internet
Information Server 3.0 and 4.0, Microsoft's Personal Web Server, O'Reilly &
Associates' WebSite Pro 2.1, and StarNine's WebSTAR 2.1 and 3.0 for Mac OS.
Servlets are Java-based applications written to the Java Servlet API.
Servlets are akin to applets running in a browser, but instead run on the
server. Through the use of servlets, traditional CGI applications and
extensions written in Perl, C/C++, or other languages can be replaced...
[MD1] BBEdit 4.5.1 Update Available
Director of Marketing
BBEDIT 4.5.1 UPDATE AVAILABLE
Bedford, MA. November 04, 1997 - Bare Bones Software, Inc. today announced
the availability of version 4.5.1 of BBEdit, the company's award-winning
text and HTML editor.
The update, which is free to all registered owners of BBEdit 4.5, can be
obtained direct from Bare Bones Software (http://www.barebones.com) or from
mirror sites as given by (http://www.barebones.com/links/links.html).
This release brings new functionality to the core text-manipulation
abilities of BBEdit as well as substantial enhancements to the HTML Tools,
and the TableBuilder companion application.
BBEdit's best-of-class text search capabilities have been further improved
to allow the use of search and replace strings of up to 4096 characters.
The Find Differences command has also been enhanced to provide greater
control over content matches criteria, as well as to allow more specific
selection of files...
[MD1] CompUSA Makes Recommitment to Apple
CompUSA Makes Recommitment to Apple
CompUSA Computer Superstores to Feature Apple "Store Within a Store"
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 4, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. and CompUSA Inc.
today announced that they are partnering to the launch a new "store within
a store" retail format for selling Apple products and technology within
CompUSA Computer Superstores (SM) nationwide. CompUSA Computer Superstores
will be dedicating significant retail space to Apple computers, software,
peripherals and supplies as well as staffing the areas with Apple-trained
"We believe in the future of Apple, and we are making a large investment to
show our recommitment to Apple," said Jim Halpin, president and CEO of
CompUSA. "These specialized departments within our Superstores will offer a
superior buying experience for the Apple customer."
CompUSA will be outfitting all of its Computer Superstores with dedicated
"store within store" environments. The specialized departments will feature
[MD1] Eudora Internet Mail Server v2.0
QUALCOMM ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF COMMERCIAL VERSION OF EUDORA(R) INTERNET
MAIL SERVER (EIMS) V2.0.
Commercial Version Includes Multiple Domains, Anti-spam Features, Remote
Administration, and Industry-Leading Pricing
SAN DIEGO - November 3, 1997 - QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a
leader in wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging
solutions for the Internet, today announced availability of Eudora Internet
Mail Server v2.0 (EIMS) for the Mac OS. The EIMS server will join the
Eudora family of software products, the world's most popular Internet email
solution used by over 18 million users. EIMS 2.0, the second server product
)from the Eudora division of QUALCOMM Incorporated, joins Eudora
WorldMail(tm) Server for Windows NT. The latest commercial version of the
EIMS server includes comprehensive documentation, technical support and new
features that directly address the messaging needs of small to medium-sized
QUALCOMM Incorporated licensed the EIMS...
[MD1] Apple Announces US Distribution Strategy
Apple Announces New U.S. Product Distribution Strategy
Balanced Distribution Plan Increases Product Availability and Enhances
Relationships with Ingram Micro and MicroAge
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 3, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc.today announced a
new U.S. product distribution strategy that will reduce channel inventory,
increase Apple advocacy, and streamline channel operations. The Company
will leverage long-standing relationships with Ingram Micro Inc. and
MicroAge, Inc. to more effectively manage inventory and secure products to
resellers and therefore customers faster than ever before.
"We're working with distributors who have made a sizable investment and
commitment to Apple and are focused on helping us get our products into the
channel faster," said Mitch Mandich, senior vice president of the Americas.
"Ingram Micro and MicroAge are both increasing the number of resources they
dedicate to Apple and improving their advocacy of our products."
"Ingram Micro and MicroAge offer the...
[MD1] Apple Showcases Technologies to European Developers
Apple Showcases Platform Technologies to European Developers
Annual European Developer Forum 1997 to Focus on Mac OS and Rhapsody
LES ULIS -- Apple Computer, Inc. announced plans to host its fourth annual
European Developer Forum 1997 (EDF97) next month for Apple's most strategic
European developers, solution providers, content producers, and systems
integrators. The three day technology-focused conference will provide
in-depth insight into existing and emerging Apple platform technologies for
both Mac OS and Windows developers.
EDF97, scheduled November 19-21, 1997 at the Pyramides International
Convention and Exhibition Center in Brussels, is a key component of Apple's
strategy to further enhance its worldwide developer services. Apple
Developer Relations' vice president David Krathwohl is expected to deliver
the conference's opening keynote address on November 19. This year's
conference will also feature keynote speeches by Bertrand Serlet, senior
[MD1] ServletExec Now Cross Platform
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 1997
Vince Bonfanti, President
New Atlanta Communications, LLC
SERVLETEXEC PRODUCT LINE EXPANDED
More Features, More Platforms
Alpharetta, Georgia - November 3, 1997 - New Atlanta Communications, LLC
announces the expansion of their ServletExec(tm) product line to Microsoft
and Netscape web servers running on Windows NT and UNIX operating systems.
Previously announced for Mac OS, ServletExec adds support for the Java(tm)
Servlet API for web servers on these platforms. ServletExec will implement
version 1.1 of the Java Servlet API for all supported platforms and web
Servlets are Java(tm)-based alternatives to traditional CGI scripts and
proprietary C/C++ web server extensions. Servlets provide better
performance and scalability than CGI scripts; they are easier to implement
and more reliable than C/C++ extensions. There is growing industry
awareness of the compelling advantages of server-side...
[MD1] Typhoon CGI
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 1997
San Diego, CA - Pacific Coast Software, creators of the popular eCommerce
products WebCatalog and WebMerchant, have released a new product based upon
the WebDNA language introduced in WebCatalog 2.0. Typhoon, so named because
of its ability to handle many important Web site requirements with
tremendous speed and energy, provides an entry-level introduction to
WebDNA. The Web server CGI is available for both Macintosh and Windows
platforms and may be downloaded free of charge from Pacific Coast
Software's Web site at http://www.pacific-coast.com/.
Typhoon's subset of the WebDNA language includes the ability to create
dynamic Web pages that place the current date, time, or other defined
variables on a page, hide or show portions of a page, and perform complex
calculations. In addition, Typhoon can easily handle form submissions,
banner ads with click-through statistics, writing data to, or reading data
from, an external file. Page-level password...
[MD1] Open Web Page Pro Library
Goo Software Expands Development Tools Product Line
Open Web Page Pro Library Provides Simple Link To Browsers
SAN JOSE, CA - Goo Software announced today that it has released Open Web
Page Pro, a CodeWarrior Pro 1 C/C++ library for Macintosh developers.
The library provides Macintosh developers with the ability to launch and
look up a URL in popular web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and
Microsoft Internet Explorer.
With just a few lines of code, developers can launch and optionally set a
URL for a browser to look up.
The libraries are free and can be downloaded in the development software
section at the company's web site at:
Source code licensing is also available.
Goo Software is located in San Jose, CA and may be reached at 408 245-5601,
by email at email@example.com, or via the World Wide Web at
[MD1] AppleShare IP 5.0.2 To Support Mac OS 8 and WebSTAR API
AppleShare IP 5.0.2 To Support Mac OS 8 and WebSTAR API
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 29, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
availability of the latest version of its server software, AppleShare IP
5.0.2, which supports the newly introduced Mac OS 8, the new version of
AppleShare Client 3.7.2, as well as Starnine's WebSTAR API. By supporting
the WebSTAR API, Apple is strengthening its support of the Internet and
promoting broad adoption of the API to its developer community.
According to Apple Product Marketing manager John Hanay, AppleShare IP
5.0.2 incorporates enhancements that were suggested by AppleShare customers
and developers. "The support for the new Mac OS 8 and the new version of
AppleShare Client 3.7.2 are designed to offer greater stability and
performance." stated Hanay. "The AppleShare IP adoption of the WebSTAR API
will allow developers to enhance the capabilities of the AppleShare IP Web
Server and create new web solutions for Macintosh customers."
[MD1] OpenGL 1.1
Conix Announces OpenGL 1.1 on the Macintosh
Applications made Faster and Smaller with the only OpenGL Modular Libraries
Multiple Graphics Devices Supported
October 28, 1997 (Arlington, TX) Conix Graphics announced today the release
of OpenGL 1.1 for the Macintosh platform. This version boasts a rendering
speed improvement of 25%, with a texture mapping speed increase of 400%
Conix offers Macintosh developers a proven, reliable 3D graphics API that
is available now.
The Conix libraries come with a complete SDK including GLUT 3.5, TK, AUX,
and hundreds of example source files. Conix also supports multiple graphics
devices. This allows application windows to transition from one monitor to
another smoothly and transparently to the OpenGL API. The OGL libraries
include a plug-in interface for hardware and software vendors. Commercial
vendors will benefit from the series of modular libraries that can slice
memory requirements of applications by up to 50%!
John Stauffer, president...
[MD1] QuickTime VR Authoring Studio Contest
Apple's Announces QuickTime VR Authoring Studio Contest
"Experience the Revolution" Contest Designed to Inspire Unique and Creative
QuickTime VR Content
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 27, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
the QuickTime VR Authoring Studio "Experience the Revolution" contest. The
contest is designed to inspire QuickTime VR (Virtual Reality) enthusiasts
to design unique and creative movies with QuickTime VR Authoring Studio and
other QuickTime VR tools. QuickTime VR Authoring Studio is a new
professional software application that allows web designers and multimedia
authors to quickly and easily create QuickTime VR panoramas and object
"The 'Experience the Revolution' contest is designed not only to help
promote Apple's new QuickTime VR Authoring Studio, but also to expand
awareness of QuickTime VR's benefits to the web and multimedia
communities," said David Palermo, QuickTime VR product manager, Apple
Computer, Inc. "We are eager to see what types of...
[MD1] StuffIt Deluxe 4.5
ALADDIN ANNOUNCES STUFFIT DELUXE 4.5 - OS 8 COMPATIBLE, NEW EMAIL SUPPORT,
AND ADDED EXPANSION FORMATS
Aladdin Announces Special Offer To StuffIt Users- Free and Discounted Upgrade
Watsonville, CA- October 27, 1997 - Aladdin Systems today announced that
StuffIt(R) Deluxe 4.5 is expected to begin shipping October 31st. New
upgrade includes Mac OS 8 compatibility, support for more expansion formats
like MIME/Base64, encrypted ZIP, and LHA expansion, additional email
program support and Private File encrypted file support.
New Features in StuffIt Deluxe 4.5, include:
o OS 8 compatibility
o Added format support for Base64/MIME decoding
o OS 8 Contextual Menu Manager support
o Browser greyscale appearance
o Added Mailer support for AOL 3.0, Claris EMailer, and Lotus cc:Mail
o LHA expansion
o StuffIt Expander has added support for ShrinkWrap disk image files
and Private File-encrypted files
o Encrypted ZIP expansion
"The new features in StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 make Internet downloads a breeze...
[MD1] CodeWarrior Latitude DR2
METROWERKS SHIPPING CODEWARRIOR LATITUDE DR2
New Edition Makes It Easy to Build Native Applications for the Rhapsody
Operating System from Existing Mac OS Applications
AUSTIN, Texas - October 27, 1997 - Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK) announces the release of CodeWarrior Latitude DR2 ("Developer
Release" 2). With CodeWarrior Latitude DR2, programmers can easily port
their Mac OS applications to the Rhapsody operating system, creating new
native Rhapsody applications. Mac programmers who have received the early
version of Rhapsody, shipped by Apple to software developers earlier this
month, can start creating native Rhapsody applications right away by using
CodeWarrior Latitude DR2.
"Historically, we have made it our business to get the software tools for
developing a new technology into the hands of product developers as quickly
as possible," said Greg Galanos, president and chief technology officer,
Metrowerks. "When Apple introduced the PowerMac, we were there with...
[MD1] CodeWarrior Pro 2
METROWERKS SHIPPING CODEWARRIOR PROFESSIONAL 2, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
FOR WINDOWS 95, WINDOWS NT, AND MAC OS
Includes New Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 2.1, C/C++ Tools, and
Java 1.1 Tools and APIs
AUSTIN, Texas - October 27, 1997 - Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK) announces the release of CodeWarrior Professional 2, the second
release of CodeWarrior that combines Windows-hosted and Mac-hosted
desktop tools into a single unified software development package.
CodeWarrior Professional 2 is shipping with IDE 2.1, the newest version of
Metrowerks award-winning integrated development environment that includes
Java tools that are fully compliant with Java 1.1.
"Our commitment to providing our customers with the most useful set of
software tools on the market means we work constantly to improve what we
feel is already the most flexible and cost effective all-in-one software
development environment on the market," said Jean Belanger, chairman and
[MD1] CodeWarrior Discover Programming Edition 2
METROWERKS SHIPPING CODEWARRIOR DISCOVER PROGRAMMING EDITION 2
Software Development Learning Environment Updated with New Integrated
Development Environment (IDE)
AUSTIN, Texas - October 27, 1997 - Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK) announces the release of CodeWarrior Discover Programming
Edition 2, an intuitive software development learning environment designed
for novice programmers and experienced developers interested in learning a
new language. Metrowerks has two versions of the Discover Programming
Edition 2, one for Windows 95/NT and one for Macintosh.
CodeWarrior Discover Programming Edition 2 contains the tools found in
Metrowerks' CodeWarrior Professional 2, including the updated IDE 2.1 with
project manager, code editor, code browser, compilers and linkers,
debugger, and other tools. Discover Programming Edition 2 adds electronic
books and tutorials that provide all the information needed to learn
programming, from basic introductory-level exercises to advanced...
[MD1] Apple Wins in WWW Lowest Cost of Ownership
Apple Workgroup Servers Clear Winners in World Wide Web Server Cost of
Study Reveals Apple Web Servers Exhibit Lowest Cost of Ownership, and are
Easiest to Use for Small to Medium-sized Organizations and Workgroups
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 22, 1997--Apple Computer Inc., revealed today
that its workgroup servers offer a considerable advantage in overall
cost-of-ownership, ease-of-use and maintenance for customers in small
business or workgroups according to a study released by the Business
Research Group (BRG, Newton, Mass). Unlike previous studies of web server
ease-of-implementation and cost-of-ownership, this study examined the
medium-size business market (100-499 employees), and in workgroups (150 or
fewer employees) within larger enterprises (500 or more employees).
According to Cheryl Ball, director of Research for BRG, the target study
was chosen because up until now, this important part of the Internet market
has been ignored. "This study found that medium-...
[MD1] WebSiphon v1.5
Purity Software Announces WebSiphon v1.5
(Austin, TX - October 22nd, 1997) Today, Purity Software, Inc. announced a
major revision of WebSiphon, the powerful web-application scripting tool
for Mac OS web servers. With this new version, Webmasters can create
high-end web solutions without the need to purchase additional server
Users can implement a myriad of services on their web server with
WebSiphon. Its not possible to provide a complete list of example usage,
but some common ones include:
- Simple Dynamic Page Serving based on Browser, IP Address, etc.
- Online Shopping Carts
- Database Publishing
- User Tracking and Session Management
- Bulletin Board Systems and Online Conferencing - Online Polls and Testing
WebSiphon works by embedding the SiphonScript language directly into HTML
files that reside on the server. These server-side scripts can allow
anything from simple dynamic page delivery to complex database-driven web
solutions. The SiphonScript language is...
[MD1] MkLinux DR2.1 v5
Announcing the fifth update to MkLinux DR2.1.
The "DR2.1update5" update fixes several bugs in MkLinux's Microkernel and
Server. Some performance enhancements and new features are included as
The update is available for anonymous ftp from ftp.mklinux.apple.com:
or our various mirror sites, in the directory:
(Please be patient with the mirror sites, it may take them some time to
mirror the update)
*** IMPORTANT NOTES ****
This update consists of a new Microkernel, Linux Server, Default Pager, and
MkLinux Booter. Unlike updates 3 and 4, there are no new RPM (Redhat
Package Manager) packages to download and install. There have been newer
versions of some of the shared library based RPMs made available since
update 4, as well as many shared library based RPMs that weren't part of
updates 3 and 4. However, they are not part of this update. You may obtain
them separately from ftp.linuxppc.org and...
[MD1] MacPerl Pages/Book
Subject: The MacPerl Pages are online, and a MacPerl book is coming!
The MacPerl Pages (http://www.ptf.com/macperl/) are a compendium of
advocacy, information, and resource pointers for MacPerl users. If you have
been thinking about investigating MacPerl, drop by the Pages for a visit.
Prime Time Freeware (http://www.ptf.com/), the sponsor of the MacPerl
Pages, is performing an experiment in online publishing and collective
review. Draft chapters of PTF's upcoming book on MacPerl are available on
the MacPerl Pages for analysis and comment. If you've been hoping for a
book on MacPerl, here's a way to make sure you get what you want!
Most technical computer professionals (e.g., engineers, programmers, and
scientists) are familiar with Perl's existence and with its increasing
popularity in UNIX and other circles. Many, indeed, have used it for CGI
scripting, network administration and programming, data filtering, etc.
Perl's powerful data structures, module libraries, and...
[MD1] Try QuickCRC Free For OO Design
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- Excel Software is offering software developers a free
trial version of its QuickCRC tool for object-oriented design. QuickCRC is
available for Macintosh and Windows 95/NT.
QuickCRC is a software design tool for discovering objects and related
information for an object-oriented software development project. The tool
automates the CRC card concept of identifying classes, responsibilities and
collaborations between objects. Developers can start designing software
within minutes with the intuitive capabilities of QuickCRC.
QuickCRC uses a diagram workspace for creating card and scenario objects. A
card represents the properties of a class including its name, description,
superclasses, subclasses, attributes, responsibilities and collaborating
objects. A scenario represents a design mechanism defined as a series of
steps involving communicating objects. Scenarios can reference cards or
QuickCRC provides active simulation of an evolving design. It...
[MD1] Visual MacStandardBasic
For Immediate Release
8206 Rockville Road #280
Indianapolis, IN 46214
Visual MacStandardBasic to be released on Thursday, October 23rd.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN: ZCurve Software has announced Visual MacStandardBasic is
scheduled for release on Thursday, October 23rd, 1997.
ZCurve Software also announced that Visual MacStandardBasic will be
available from DevDepot (800-622-3381 & www.devdepot.com). Developer
Depot is a leader in providing software products to Macintosh users around
Visual MacStandardBasic has a suggested retail price of $ 99. Visual
MacStandardBasic will be sold at software retail stores and catalog
Users will also be able to purchase and download the complete Visual
MacStandardBasic package from the ZCurve Software website (www.zcurve.com).
Currently, Macintosh users anywhere in the world can get MacStandardBasic
within minutes over the Internet.
[MD1] Spring Cleaning 2.0
ALADDIN SYSTEMS SHIPS SPRING CLEANING 2.0 UPGRADE, THE SAFE AND EASY
UNINSTALLATION UTILITY DESIGNED TO CLEAN UP MACINTOSH HARD DRIVES
Six New Features Added To Free Upgrade Of Spring Cleaning
Watsonville, CA-- October 20, 1997-- Aladdin Systems, Inc., developer of
the worldwide Macintosh compression standard StuffIt(R), announced today
that it is shipping Spring Cleaning(tm) 2.0. Spring Cleaning is the best
selling uninstaller for Macintosh users and helps users to clean up their
hard drive by searching for and removing redundant and unnecessary files,
applications, folders, and fonts.
Spring Cleaning's new features and enhancements include: 1) a new user
interface, 2) a Duplicates Remover(tm), 3) new storage folders, 4) a
document finder, 5) Aladdin's StuffIt compression technology and 6) file
"We included our customers in the development process for version 2.0, so
we know the new features will be welcome additions....
[MD1] MessagePad 2100
Apple's New MessagePad 2100 Offers Enhanced Performance For Today's Mobile,
Newest Member of MessagePad Family Features Increased System Memory, Higher
Performance, Upgraded Communications Software
CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 20 -- Apple Computer, Inc. today announced the
MessagePad 2100, available in November. The newest member of the Apple
MessagePad family, the MessagePad 2100 offers hardware and software
features that enhance performance and communications, including additional
system memory and upgrades to several of its bundled software programs. To
support current MessagePad 2000 owners, Apple will offer an upgrade program
that brings the same DRAM memory of the new MessagePad 2100 to its
"The MessagePad 2100 is the sequel to one of the most successful new
products in mobile computing history -- one that has spawned a legion of
true believers," said Sina Tamaddon, vice president and general manager of
Apple's Newton Group. "We know that our...
[MD1] Canvas now has Web Design Capabilities
NEWS from Deneba Software
Public Relations Manager
(305) 596-5644, ext. 134
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deneba Adds Web Design Capabilities To Canvas With Colada
Web-Publishing Tool To Debut In Canvas 5.0.3 Update
Miami, FL, October 16, 1997. Deneba Software announced that it is shipping
Colada(tm), its new web page authoring plug-in tool for Canvas 5(tm).
Colada, which is Java based, allows Canvas 5 users to create pixel-perfect
Internet pages quickly and easily. Colada emphasizes ease-of-use, instant
access to Canvas 5's robust features, effortless previewing capabilities,
and functionality as its underlying strengths.
Canvas 5 users are invited to download Colada from the company's web-site
at www.deneba.com. Deneba is featuring Colada in its Canvas 5.0.3 update
which it is shipping free of charge to all registered Canvas users. Deneba
is also distributing 5,000 free Canvas 5.0.3 evaluation CD's at Seybold
West, October 1-3, 1997, booth #2201, South...
[MD1] Mac Channel and MacTech Partnership
For Immediate Release
The Mac Channel
The Mac Channel and MacTech Announce a Partnership
to Deliver Macintosh Development News in Real-Time
AUSTIN, TX and WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA-- October 16, 1997 -- Xplain
Corporation, publisher of MacTech(r) Magazine, and The Mac Channel, the
internet broadcast network, announced today it has entered into an
agreement to provide development news and information to net-connected
Macintosh users around the world.
The Mac Channel was created so Macintosh users worldwide can receive
Macintosh news and information in real time. MacTech Magazine, the premier
news and information vehicle for Mac programmers and developers, will bring
over a wealth of experience in the Macintosh development industry to The
The combining of these two forces within the Macintosh community will give
Macintosh users the opportunity to have access...
[MD1] Mercutio MDEF to support MacOS 8
For Immediate Release
*-) Digital Alchemy upgrades Mercutio MDEF to support MacOS 8 (-*
Stanford, CA 94309
Palo Alto, CA -- 15 OCT 1997: Digital Alchemy is pleased to announce the
release of the Mercutio MDEF version 1.3.4. 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. Dynamic menu items keep menus short while allowing
the flexibility of keyboard shortcuts.
Version 1.3.4 adds compatibility with MacOS 8, the Appearance Manager
(including Platinum Theme), improves compatibility with Kaleidoscope, and
fixes a number of bugs. Mercutio works...
[MD1] Apple Reports Fourth Fiscal Quarter Results
Apple Reports Fourth Fiscal Quarter Results
Quarterly sales to U.S. education customers top $500 million Company
progresses with cost-cutting initiatives Quarterly loss before special
charges half that of prior quarter
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 15, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
results of its fourth fiscal quarter ended Sept. 26, 1997. For the quarter,
Apple's revenues were $1.6 billion, a decrease of 30 percent from the
fourth quarter a year ago, and a sequential decrease of 7 percent from the
quarter ended June 27, 1997. International revenues represented 42 percent
of the quarterly total. Gross margins were 20 percent, compared to 22
percent in the year ago quarter and 20 percent in the June 1997 quarter.
The Company continued to lower its breakeven level by reducing recurring
operating expenses to $353 million in the fourth quarter, compared to $505
million in the year-ago-quarter and $408 million in the June quarter.
Also included in the current quarter's results...
[MD1] Sun/Microsoft Contract Released
Sun and Microsoft have agreed to make their agreement and other text
public. Below is the release from Sun and the release from Microsoft.
Obviously, they are both written from each company's point of view, and
we're presenting both sets of overlapping content to be fair.
SUN-MICROSOFT CONTRACT RELEASED
Amended Complaint: http://java.sun.com/aboutJava/info/complaint.html
Technology License and Distribution Agreement:
Trademark License Agreement: http://java.sun.com/aboutJava/info/tm.html
Sun Microsystems Inc.'s lawsuit against Microsoft's use of the Java(TM)
technology has received widespread attention. This action has aroused
considerable interest from the media, the industry and the public in the
contracts Microsoft signed with Sun to develop and distribute products
incorporating Sun's Java technology and to use the Java Compatible
[MD1] Stagecast to Bring Cocoa to Market
STAGECAST TO BRING APPLE'S COCOA
TECHNOLOGY TO MARKET
Startup Licenses Proven Authoring Technology for Kids
Palo Alto, Calif., October 13, 1997 -- Stagecast Software, Inc., a K-12
software company, announced today that it will develop commercial products
based on Apple Computer Inc.'s Cocoa technology. Due to recent changes at
Apple, the computer company discontinued commercial development of Cocoa.
Members of the original Apple development team formed Stagecast to further
their dream of creating a product line that takes advantage of the simple
graphical programming technology first demonstrated in Cocoa.
David Smith and Allen Cypher, two of Stagecast's founders, were key Cocoa
researchers and inventors while at Apple. "We designed Cocoa to be as much
fun as a video game, but with challenges that develop thinking and
communication skills," said Smith. "Our products will exercise kids' minds,
not their thumbs." Cypher alluded to studies indicating that children are
spending less time...
[MD1] Rhapsody Developers Can Backup
APPLE INCLUDES RETROSPECT CLIENT ON RHAPSODY CD
Pre-Release Program Allows Rhapsody Developers to Protect Work
ORINDA, CA - October 14, 1997 - Developers for Apple Computer's next
generation operating system, code-named Rhapsody, will have an easy way to
back up their development files with the new Retrospect Client for
Dantz Development today announced that Apple is including a beta version of
Retrospect Client for Rhapsody on the Rhapsody Developer Release CD-ROM.
Developers may sign up for a pre-release program with Dantz that supports
up to four Rhapsody development computers. Developers who join the program
by paying the $99.00 license fee will also receive bug fixes or
enhancements that become available during the course of Apple's development
of Rhapsody. More information is available by sending an e-mail to
The Retrospect Client for Rhapsody is a newly written client, native for
Rhapsody, not an emulated Mac OS client. Retrospect Client for...
[MD1] MacDirectory Available to Over 1 Million Mac OS 8 Users
NEW YORK, NY - October 13, 1997 - In a move to provide the best Web
experience for internet users, MacDirectory announced that its Web site
(http://www.macdirectory.com), the first Macintosh search engine, has been
incorporated into the newly-introduced Mac OS 8.
MacDirectory provides users the latest Mac OS hardware and software
information (searchable databases), job opportunities, up-to-date news,
reviews, services (worldwide searchable database), free software downloads,
links to Apple-related Web sites and more.
According to Adam Fingerman, Mac OS Internet Product Manager at Apple
Computer, Inc., "One of our goals for Mac OS 8 was to include the best
Internet software and leading information services available so that
getting on-line is quick, easy and an enjoyable experience. We provide a
default set of bookmarks to some of the best web sites on the Internet,
such as the MacDirectory web site, because of the high quality content it
provides to Mac OS users."
With more than 1...
[MD1] Joy for Rhapsody DR1 Released
JOY FOR RHAPSODY DR1 RELEASED
- Joy Explorer for Interactive Exploration of Rhapsody
- Joy Developer for Rapid Cross-Platform Application Development
VIENNA, Austria, October 13, 1997. AAA+ Software today announced the
release of Joy for Rhapsody. Joy is an extension to the Rhapsody suite of
development tools. With Joy full-featured applications can be created
without compiling any code.
"Sitting and waiting for the compiler and linker to finish is a waste of
time," said Werner Staringer, founder of AAA+ Software, "interactively
experimenting with the API is much more efficient - and a lot more fun. --
The product name Joy was a logical consequence."
Joy Explorer is aimed at Mac developers who want to explore Rhapsody:
experiment with the API, get familiar with the new Yellow Box, and develop
small scale applications. Upgrading later to Joy Developer is possible.
Joy Developer is aimed at developers who want to interactively develop
sophisticated applications. With Joy they can script...
[MD1] OpenBase Lite FREE
Francestown, New Hampshire -- October 13, 1997 -- OpenBase International,
Ltd. today announced that it is providing a single user version of its
popular OpenBase SQL database FREE on Windows NT and Apple's next
generation OS, code named Rhapsody. The FREE deployment license, called
OpenBase Lite, allows single user applications to access local databases.
Multi-user OpenBase Network licenses which are 100% compatible with the
free license are available for purchase.
OpenBase is a high performance SQL engine that handles all of the
complexities of data storage and multi-user communication for end-user
applications. Aggressive multi-threading, row level locking, text
searching, change notification and variable record length technology makes
OpenBase a robust database solution.
"Since the data is available via standard SQL it is possible for customers
to integrate shrink-wrapped and vertical market applications," says Scott
Keith, the Director of OpenBase, "Providing a free deployment...
[MD1] Apple Mirrors Microsoft's Support Policies
Apple Mirrors Microsoft's Support
New Program Features Combination of Phone, Web and Automated Voice Response
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 13, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
that it is changing its support policies to more closely mirror
Microsoft's. The new policies are effective immediately and include:
free support on the web (http://www.info.apple.com/) free support from
Apple's automated phone response system free phone support for the first 90
days of ownership fee-based phone support at U.S. $35 per call after the
first 90 days of ownership
"While Apple's support was rated number one in the PC industry this
September by Consumer Reports, we can't rest there," said Steve Jobs, Apple
interim CEO. "Adopting Microsoft's $35 per call support policy will enable
us to do an even better job of supporting our customers."
Most of Apple's technical support calls are software related and requests
for assistance about known issues. The combination of the web and...
[MD1] Rhapsody Gets Positive Response
Rhapsody Gets Positive Response From
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 13, 1997-- Apple Computer Inc's Rhapsody
Developer Release has received rave reviews from the software developers
who were seeded with an early version. These developers were given an early
version of the software to test the application development environment and
create the demonstration software applications shipping with the operating
Feedback from these developers included:
"Using Rhapsody and the tools we built on top of it, we are now able to
develop apps on Rhapsody and deploy them on Windows NT without any
compiling or linking under Windows. For us, Rhapsody on the Mac is a dream
come true." Werner Staringer Founder AAA+ Software
Anderson Financial Systems, Inc.
"For software developers, Rhapsody offers the enormous benefit of deploying
dynamic, full-featured applications across multiple platforms with a single
set of source code. For end users involved with content...
[MD1] Apple Ships Rhapsody Developer Release
Apple Delivers Developer Release of Rhapsody
More than 10,000 Developers Seeded with Early Release of Apple's
Next-generation Operating System for Server and High-end Desktop
Software Developers Contribute Sample Programs Seeded Worldwide to Developers
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 13, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today shipped an
early version of its next-generation operating system--code named
Rhapsody--to more than 10,000 software developers worldwide. The Rhapsody
Developer Release is intended to allow software developers to begin
creating the applications that will run on the new operating system.
Apple expects Rhapsody to complement Mac OS in the Company's overall
operating system strategy. While Mac OS will move forward as Apple's volume
operating system, delivering market leading ease-of- use, multimedia and
Internet integration, Rhapsody will be initially targeted at server and
high-end desktop applications. Rhapsody aims to integrate Mac OS
X-Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org (Unverified)
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 00:14:36 -0600
From: The Mac Channel (email@example.com)
Subject: The Mac Channel 1.0b5 is Out!
October 13, 1997 - Annoucement TMC1.0b5 is Out!
Copyright 1996-97, The Mac Channel.
The new Mac Channel 1.0b5 with RealAudio is available
for download! Download the new version from our site:
* New Features
This new version has the following new features:
a. A RealAudio player built in.
b. 30% faster receiver.
c. New search window.
d. Window shade.
e. New article window.
f. New information Zones:
- Bit Shift.
- Daily Mac News.
g. New information types:
- RealAudio Clips.
h. Improved help system...
[MD1] NetMinder Ether 4.1
Neon Software Announces NetMinder Ethernet 4.1
LAFAYETTE, CA - Neon Software today announced an upgrade to NetMinder
Ethernet version 4.0, their software-only network protocol analyzer.
Version 4.1 addresses key needs created by the latest MacOS system and
NetMinder Ethernet 4.1 Features and Enhancements:
* Support for PowerBook 3400 series Built-in Ethernet.
* Support for PCI-based Ethernet 10/100 cards --
the new Farallon PN996-TX and the Asante 10/100.
* Automatic mapping of names to Ethernet addresses
within AppleTalk networks.
* Decode native and tunnelled NetBIOS and associated SMB packets.
* Extended IP/DHCP protocol decodes.
* Numerous other user interface and feature enhancements.
Running native on any Macintosh or Power Macintosh equipped with a
supported 10 or 100 Megabit Ethernet interface, NetMinder Ethernet captures
and decodes a full range of Ethernet protocols. In addition to NetMinder
Ethernet's original features, such as Packet Inference, which...
[MD1] JavaExpress: Help your career
From: Dave Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Java(tm) Express" is a one-day seminar designed to teach people about Java
while raising money for worthwhile SF Peninsula charities. It will take
place on Saturday, November 8 at Apple's R&D campus in Cupertino, from 9:00
am until 5:00 pm.
It is sponsored by the Software Forum, Apple Computer, and Personal
Concepts, and I will be presenting most of the material. For the last ten
years, I have taught advanced object-oriented programming seminars
worldwide for companies such as IBM, Apple, Tandem, ParcPlace, Taligent,
MITRE, and Boeing, among others.
"Java(tm) Express" will cover two major topics:
(1) an overview of Java technical and business issues, and
(2) writing Java applications and applets.
Attendees will need to be familiar with the concepts of object-oriented
programming but do not need to be experts. What if you are already a Java
programming guru? Then perhaps this seminar is not for you. The seminar is
targeted at the thousands...
[MD1] Sybase Conference
From: Deborah Ries (email@example.com)
Subject: Sybase, Inc. Invites you to Power Up for Profits!
Join us for a FREE technology and business seminar and gear up your
business for increased profits! Whether you are a professional site
developer, application solution provider, system integrator, reseller,
consultant or educator, give your customers what they need and discover the
tools for the future of enterprise computing.
Celebrate your freedom of choice by leveraging development and deployment
environments that are open, that take advantage of standards, and increase
your skills and viability in the fast changing world of the Internet!
Have some of our Java during the morning technology seminar and learn about
PowerStudio Enterprise, an integrated set of best in class tools for
powerful business applications on the Web.
Stay for a Power Lunch and understand more about the Internet market
opportunities and how to show clients what kind of payoff they can expect
[MD1] VText Developers Mailing List
From: MACman@islandnet.com (MACman)
Announcing the official VText Developers Mailing List!
What is VText?
VText is not a reincarnation of the TextEdit API. VText is not a C++
PowerPlant wrapper to some other text engine.
VText is a C++ add-on library for Metrowerks' PowerPlant application
framework. VText is a text engine built to the object oriented API defined
in PowerPlant's "AppleEvent Classes" -- but built entirely from scratch.
VText provides complete Macintosh text support including:
* Greater than 32kb text
* 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.
Information about VText-Dev
The VText-Dev list is the "official" Vivistar Consulting mailing list. The
list provides a community forum where users...
[MD1] BeOS Preview Release 2
BE SHIPS BeOS PREVIEW RELEASE 2
FOUR MONTHS AFTER PREVIEW RELEASE 1
MENLO PARK, Calif. (October 7, 1997) -- Today Be., Inc. announced shipment
of the second public release of the Be Operating System (BeOS Preview
Release 2). Preview Release 2 continues improvements resulting from
Developer and End-user feedback with features added as part of the long
term development plan for the BeOS.
"This release adds momentum to the BeOS," said Jean-Louis Gasse, President
and CEO of Be, Inc. "This is business as usual, responding to Developers
and Customers and building up the BeOS technology platform."
In just the last two months:
* Over one hundred new BeOS applications have been released
* The number of registered Be developers has climbed 10%
to more than 4,400
* More than 500,000 copies of the BeOS have been distributed to
Be plans to deliver three releases of the BeOS next year, and the BeOS
Preview Release 2 is actually being delivered slightly ahead of that
[MD1] MacPerl 5.1.4r4
From: Tim Rand (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: MacPerl 5.1.4r4 released
Forwarded from the MacPerl mailing list:
After some dramatical last minute developments, the application and MPW
tool packages of MacPerl 5.1.4r4, the first MacPerl release based on 5.004,
are now available on
The rest of the distribution should become available later this week.
- Made Command-. more reliable and also added a menu command for it.
- Expanded toolbox documentation considerably.
- The MPW Tool distribution now simply installs on top of the application
distribution, which makes it a lot smaller [Martin Heller].
- Add %#s format to printf for Pascal strings.
- Rewrote all toolbox interfaces to use strict; introduced a lot more
structs; rewrote hash based structs to object based structs.
- FindFolder.pl had lost its XFCN resource and thus would no longer work
[MD1] Sun Sues Microsoft over Java
Try the Java applet version
SUN SUES MICROSOFT FOR BREACH OF JAVA(TM) CONTRACT
Microsoft fails Java compatibility tests for Internet Explorer 4.0
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- October 7, 1997 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. today
announced that it has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against
Microsoft Corporation for breaching its contractual obligation to deliver a
compatible implementation of JavaTM technology on its products. Sun is
seeking an injunction to prevent Microsoft from improperly using the Java
Compatible logo. Sun is also seeking to prevent Microsoft from misleading
Java developers and to prevent them from delivering anything but fully
compatible Java technology implementations.
Specifically, the complaint charges Microsoft with trademark infringement,
false advertising, breach of contract, unfair competition, interference
with prospective economic advantage and inducing breach of contract.
One of Microsoft's or any Java licensee's most significant contractual
obligations is to...
[MD1] Jovis Database Engine
October 5, 1997 -- New York, NY. -- DAS Works, maker of ListTable(TM),
announces the release and shipment of Jovis(R) Version 1.0.4, an XCmd
database engine, and the only fully scriptable database engine available
for the Macintosh. It allows users to create single-user, and/or
client/server applications with any scriptable application such as
HyperCard, SuperCard, Oracle Media Objects, Frontier, and others. With
Jovis, data is kept in database files external to the application. The
application's scripts include Jovis "calls" that manage and update these
"Jovis is the best HyperCard/SuperCard-oriented database
engine available today. It provides a fast and powerful
solution where one is sorely needed."
-Jeff Benjamin, StepUp Software, Inc.
Because Jovis was designed and created as an extension to scripting
environmen ts (not "spun-off" from a database management system or any
product that requires expert knowledge of SQL), it is easy to learn and