[NPL] WebDoubler 1.0 Released
Maxum Development Releases WebDoubler 1.0
High-Performance Proxy Solution Fills Hole In Mac OS Software Arena
October 13, 1998 -- Maxum Development announced today the release of
WebDoubler 1.0, the first dedicated Web proxy server available for the Mac
OS. With the tremendous increase in Web activity, proxy servers have become
the primary means by which network managers accelerate Web access, maximize
Internet bandwidth, and manage use of their Internet connections. While
proxies are a proven and integral part of the Internet landscape, until now
there has been no serious proxy package available for the Macintosh.
"The lack of a proxy solution for the Mac OS has been a real problem," says
Jon Wiederspan, a network manager and noted author. "There is almost no
Internet-connected network that can't benefit from this technology. With
WebDoubler we now have a solution on Mac OS that is, in many ways, better
than what is available for UNIX or Windows NT."
Accelerating The Web
[MD1] Gestalt Selectors List 4.3
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rene G.A. Ros)
Subject: [ANN] Gestalt Selectors List 4.3
Today I released version 4.3 of the
Gestalt Selectors List (GSL)
It lists all sorts of information about the Gestalt Manager, but mainly
about selectors and the meaning of the returned values. The Gestalt Manager
is part of the Apple Macintosh System Software to enable programmers to
determine the availability of certain software and hardware.
You can obtain the latest version in several ways:
- by sending email to the mail archive server at:
with the subject:
archive get recent/gestalt-selectors.etx
or to get the compressed version:
archive get recent/gestalt-selectors.sit.hqx
- FTP to nearest Info-Mac mirror archive and get the file
You can also use any of its mirror sites.
Or use the Apple FTP site
[NPL] Adobe ImageStyler 1.0
Adobe Systems Incorporated
Adobe ImageStyler 1.0 Now Shipping
New Graphics Tool Instantly Adds Style to Your Web Site
San Jose, Calif., (October 12, 1998) (Nasdaq:ADBE) - Adobe Systems
Incorporated today announced the immediate availability of Adobe
ImageStyler 1.0 software for Windows and Macintosh. Adobe ImageStyler 1.0
is a powerful Web graphics software application for the creative business
user who needs to create professional-looking Web graphics. In just four
weeks since its introduction, over 60,000 users have previewed and
responded enthusiastically to Adobe ImageStyler software's productivity and
creativity Web graphic tools that enable them to achieve extraordinary
Customers in the United States and Canada can purchase Adobe ImageStyler
1.0 for Windows 95 and 98, Windows NT 4.0, and Power Macintosh from Adobe
Authorized Resellers and retail outlets for an estimated street...
[NPL] PrintGuard 1.0.7
From: Harry Alloul (email@example.com)
Subject: PrintGuard 1.0.7 update
Objective Software announces the maintenance release of PrintGuard 1.0.7.
* Version 1.0.7 (98/10/12)
- PrintGuard can now manage 1 to 6 printers on your network
- Fully compatible with the new LaserWriter 8 printer driver
provided with MacOS 8.5
- Updated the PrintGuard documentation
PrintGuard - a control panel to restrict user access to network printers
you wish to protect. Useful for your company, university, cybercafe,
wherever there are free access computers with network printers. And this
can save trees too!
Imagine your network includes a dye sublimation printer and somebody tries
to use it to print a 300 pages manual... and just think how much this will
cost you! PrintGuard will warn this thoughtless user that the printer
he/she chose is an expensive one to use.
The new version can now limit access to up to six printers.
Author: Harry Alloul
[NPL] MacCoach 2.0.1
MacCoach 2.0.1 mandatory update
Deventer the Netherlands -- Neuron Data Systems today published MacCoach
2.0.1, a mandatory update to all previous versions. All those currently
using MacCoach 1.0.1, MacCoach 2.0 or a prerelease of MacCoach 2.0 must
obtain this update.
Please download the new release from our web site at:
MacCoach 2.0.1 contains the following bug fixes since MacCoach 2.0:
* Under rare circumstances, the software could inadvertently disable the
device, resulting in MacCoach not restarting the machine upon a freeze.
While this only occurred under very rare circumstances, it did occur.
* Under MacOS 8.5 the check box "Enable system crash detection" in the
MacCoach "System" panel would be disabled. As a result of this the state of
the check box could not be changed.
Neuron Data Systems
[NPL] MacCVSClient 1.4
From: "Jrg Bullmann" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is to announce the public release of
MacCVSClient 1.4 is a free CVS client running on MacOS 7.1 and later. You
need the Thread Manager. MacCVSClient is compatible with both MacTCP (yes,
it is fixed now) and OpenTransport. It has got MacOS look and feel and some
useful features to view logs, diffs, and resolve conflicts.
New in version 1.4 is the RBL format. It allows for storage of MacOS
resource fork files as text files on CVS servers. These RBL text files are
diffable and mergeable. Storage of files in AppleSingle format on CVS
servers is supported as well now.
Learn more about MacCVSClient 1.4 here:
http://www.hk.net/~joerg (MacCVSClient home page)
[NPL] digital.forest's RECOVER-iT! Internet Backup Service
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
digital.forest Announces RECOVER-iT! Internet Backup Service for Dantz
Development's Retrospect 4.1
BOTHELL, WASHINGTON, October 6, 1998 -- digital.forest, Inc.(tm), the
world's premier provider of Macintosh Internet colocation and hosting
services today announced its RECOVER-iT!(tm) Internet Backup Service.
"RECOVER-iT! Internet Backup Service will provide individuals and network
managers the ability to safely store their critical data off-site. In
conjunction with Retrospect 4.1 from Dantz Development, RECOVER-iT!
Internet Backup Service fills a vital need in any backup strategy," said
Chris Kilbourn, president of digital.forest. "Automating your backups via
Retrospect and FTP provides access 24/7 to the critical function of
"Plus, if you need to do a restore, your Retrospect archives are available
at any time via FTP; no waiting for the bank's vaults to open! Retrospect
4.1 with RECOVER-iT! provides you with an easy, fast and secure way to...
[NPL] StuffIt Deluxe 5.0
Jennifer Lyng or Nicole Rowland
(831) 761-6200 x7
ALADDIN ANNOUNCES STUFFIT DELUXE 5.0-NEW FORMAT INCREASES COMPRESSION BY
20% AND CREATES UNIQUE CROSS-PLATFORM SOLUTION
StuffIt Deluxe 5.0 Has Better Compression, Supports OS 8.5 And
The New MacBinary III Format, Has More Email Support, And
Continues To Be The Leading-Edge Internet Compression Standard
Watsonville, CA- October 7, 1998 - Aladdin Systems today announced it is
accepting pre-orders for StuffIt(R) Deluxe 5.0, expected to ship at the end
of October. The new upgrade includes tighter compression, Mac OS 8.5
compatibility, support for more expansion formats like MacBinary III,
additional email program support for Outlook Express, and much more.
"We are excited that StuffIt's new format dramatically increases the ease
of cross platform information exchange," said Marty McGillivray, product
manager. "With the release of Aladdin's DropStuff for Windows, there...
[NPL] DNS Expert 1.2 from Men & Mice Released
CONTACT: Press only:
Men & Mice
DNS Expert 1.2 from Men & Mice Released:
DNS Problem-solving for ISPs and DNS Administrators Greatly Extended with
Intranet Compatibility and Other Enhancements
Reykjavik, Iceland October 8/-- Men & Mice today released version 1.2 of
DNS Expert and DNS Expert Lite with enhancements that allow ISPs and
corporate DNS administrators to enjoy more functionality and flexibility in
DNS analysis and problem-solving using DNS Expert.
DNS Expert now allows for testing of Intranet domains, where administrators
can use their own customized root servers for domain checking. "Many
corporations have their own domain structure isolated from the Internet,
most often through the use of a firewall," says Sigurdur Ragnarsson, DNS
Expert product manager. "Those Intranet domains use their own customized
root servers. DNS Expert 1.2 allows users to specify their own root
servers, providing the...
[NPL] ClearWay NITRO PowerPlug 2.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CLEARWAY SPEEDS MAC OS WEB SERVERS WITH NITRO 2.1
October 8, 1998. Boston, ClearWay Technologies today announced immediate
availability of ClearWay NITRO PowerPlug 2.1. NITRO PowerPlug 2.1 boosts
the performance of WebSTAR and compatible MacOS Web servers up to 200% or
more by slashing server latency, increasing processing speed and
responsiveness, and accelerating server plug-ins. The new 2.1 release of
NITRO PowerPlug is compatible with more plug-ins, more Web servers, and
delivers faster sustained performance. Free demos are available from
Explosive Performance Boost
Since its initial release, ClearWay NITRO PowerPlug has delivered an
explosive performance boost to thousands of high-traffic Mac Web sites,
including Ric Ford's popular Macintouch site (http://www.macintouch.com/).
User comments on NITRO 2.0 have ranged from "everyone thinks we upgraded
the server!" to one Webmaster's simple review, "WOW WOW WOW!"
[NPL] BOOMASoft Ships BOOMA WebForms
Craig Osterloh Scott Corfield
BOOMASoft or Politis Communications
email@example.com 801-949-7002 (mobile)
For Immediate Release
BOOMASoft Ships BOOMA WebForms
SANDY, Utah (Oct. 7, 1998) - BOOMASoft today announced it has begun
shipping BOOMA WebForms, an easy-to-use and cost-effective program designed
to help Web-site developers create and manage forms on their Web sites.
According to Craig Osterloh, BOOMASoft's president, BOOMA WebForms is
perfect for small and medium-sized businesses trying to level the
Internet-commerce playing field to compete with larger companies.
"Let's face it, for small to medium-sized businesses forms, are hard,"
Osterloh said. "They don't know how to create them, so they don't use them.
And they can't afford the time, money and resources required to have them
created. But their Web sites need forms to be more than online brochures.
"BOOMA WebForms changes that. Using BOOMA WebForms, anyone can...
[NPL] Blue World Releases Lasso 3
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 1998
BLUE WORLD RELEASES LASSO 3 PRODUCT LINE
Blue World introduces industry's first cross-platform database-independent
Web application development tool for both custom and instant Web database
BELLEVUE, WA - October 7, 1998 - Blue World Communications, Inc. today
shipped the Lasso 3 Product Line providing Web application developers with
the first professional tool for custom and instant Web database publishing
for both FileMaker Pro and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) compliant
databases across multiple platforms. Lasso 3 lets Web developers build and
deploy sophisticated database-driven websites for Web browsers and Java
applets. The Lasso 3 Product Line provides a significant upgrade to the
company's award-winning dynamic Web database publishing technology
currently deployed at tens-of-thousands of business critical websites
"The Lasso 3 Product Line provides unprecedented power, control and
ease-of-use," said Blue World...
[NPL] AutoShare 3.0, a freeware list server
AutoShare is a robust and speedy list server and auto-responder and may be
used with EIMS or SIMS. Available for both 68K and Power Macs, requiring
little memory and tested with Mac OS 8.1, AutoShare can handle hundreds of
mailing lists and thousands of subscribers for each list. Full
scriptability is supported, and an Admin application with balloon help
makes it easy to configure the richly featured server application.
The AutoShare archive comes complete with script samples and documentation
covering features such as multiple preference sets, fully automated web
archives, remote administration by email, subscriber and administrator web
forms and advanced mail-back confirmations. AutoShare is the only Macintosh
list server offering a built-in automated bounce and unsubscribe module,
supporting both hard and soft bounces. It can be used to launch external
applications and includes built-in Cron support. Process extenders, often
small AppleScript applications, allow the administrator...
[MD1] VOODOO Version Control -- Japanese Version
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH
phone: +43 (7236) 3338-82
fax: +43 (7236) 3338-30
JAPANESE VERSION OF VERSION CONTROL TOOL VOODOO AVAILABLE
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, October-07-1998, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH today announced that a Japanese localisation of the company's award-winning version control tool VOODOO v1.8.1 is available now. The Japanese version is functionally identical with the English version but fully localised for the Japanese language.
"It was always our understanding that the Japanese market needs well localised software, but it was also clear for us that a Japanese localisation can never be done without a good local partner. This is why we are especially happy that we found K's Room as a competent and reliable Japanese partner company which did the localisation for us," said Christoph Reichenberger, VOODOO product...
[NPL] BCL's New Plugins for Acrobat Exchange
Subject: BCL's Acrobat plug-ins beta releases
October 5, 1998
BETA TESTER NEEDED
We have developed a new assortment of PDF extraction tools that can enhance
your productivity, and we are now looking for beta testers. Our PDF
extraction and conversion products have gone through rigorous internal
testing. Now, we open an opportunity for you to try them out for free
before they are released for sale.
1. PDF to HTML conversion tool
2. PDF to TIFF conversion tool
3. PDF to RTF conversion tool
1. PDF to HTML conversion tool
No more lengthy download time. Your PDF documents can now be published just
like any other HTML documents, ready to be indexed by major search engines.
Your PDF documents won't be lost in the sea of information anymore. See the
extraction result and then download the Beta version at:
2. PDF to TIFF conversion tool
Convert your PDF file archives to TIFF archive (convertible to other
graphical formats). Excellent for...
[NPL] Dantz Announces Internet Backup
DANTZ ANNOUNCES INTERNET BACKUP
Partnerships Make Retrospect 4.1 Perfect Solution for iMac, Businesses
ORINDA, CA-October 6, 1998-Dantz Development Corporation announced today
Internet backup for all Macintosh computer users, including users of the
exciting new iMac.
New Retrospect version 4.1 allows backups to be stored using the Internet
in addition to the more familiar storage devices of disk, cartridge, and
tape. Dantz is certifying independent Internet Backup Sites to provide the
secure storage space needed for Internet backups. The combination of
Retrospect 4.1 and a certified Independent Backup Site makes backing up
over the Internet easy and affordable for both consumer and business
"Retrospect is a great solution for our customers," said Phil Schiller,
vice president Worldwide Product Marketing at Apple Computer, Inc. "No
Macintosh user should ever lose data: iMac customers can back up critical
files over the Internet, and business customers can...
[NPL] Color Picker Pro 2.5.0
Shareware Update: Color Picker Pro 2.5.0
Color Picker Pro has recently been updated from version 2.0.3 to version
2.5.0. Enhancements include the addition of drag and drop functionality and
most notably the ability for Color Picker Pro to detect paste and drags
containing hex values and Netscape defined colors. All users are advised to
download the most recent release of Color Picker Pro at:
Color Picker Pro 2.5.0 has also been submitted to info-mac and should
appear on info-mac mirrors and related sites sometime within the next 2
Announcing Color Picker Pro 2.5.0!
*** What does it do?
Color Picker Pro is a small drag and drop savvy application that aids in
finding color hex values for use with HTML production. Color Picker Pro is
more than just a RGB to hex converter however! It can literally pull colors
out of windows, icons and Desktop backgrounds. If you can't find a color
that you're interested in using the former...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Smart XT V4.0 Supports Over 200 DCS File Formats and has Twice the
Patricia J. Skurski
Total Integration, Inc.
600 North First Bank Drive, Suite A
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Palatine, Illinois-October 6, 1998: Total Integration, Inc. announced the
upgrade of Smart XT, the XTension for use with QuarkXPress versions 3.32
and 4.0 for the Macintosh platform. This XTension automatically allows the
QuarkXPress user to output composite DCS 1 and DCS2 (Desktop Color
Separations), JPEG DCS and one-bit DCS files at full resolution on any
PostScript-based output device. "Smart XT is the ideal product for hardware
manufactures needing DCS support. Any users of Quark XPress dealing with
the many different DCS files will find this extension indispensable" said
Chief Technical Officer, Michael Skurski.
Smart XT 4.0 allows for DCS files to be put into Adobe Acrobat PDF files
providing a solution for DCS to...
[NPL] OneApp CineSlider 4.0
From: Web Team (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I would like to let you and your readers know that we have just released
version 4.0 of OneApp CineSlider. OneApp
CineSlider is a projector for movies, sounds and images. It's fast and easy
OneApp CineSlider lets you personalize the projection to adapt it to the
most varied needs. You can create projections that are controlled manually
or automatically. You can personalize the projection environment with
colored backgrounds or patterns, use a soundtrack during projection, and
display the names of the images and movies that are projected.
OneApp CineSlider can handle a wide range of graphic and multimedia
formats: QuickTime Movies, QuickTime VR Movies, AIFF audio files, and all
the main graphic formats such as JPEG, TIFF, Pict, Photoshop, PNG,
MacPaint, GIF, animated GIF, Windows Bitmap BMP and SGI.
Using OneApp CineSlider you can create projections that can be distributed
as standalone applications. These are so easy to use that anyone...
[MD1] Startup Doubler 1.2
From: Marc Moini (email@example.com)
Startup Doubler 1.2 was just released:
Startup Doubler compensates for sub-optimal disk performance to make extensions, control panels and the Finder load faster.
Version 1.2 adds support for Mac OS 8.5 and it fixes a long standing bug that was causing a freeze at startup, often when running alongside Norton CrashGuard.
It is available for downloading from www.marcmoini.com.
PS: This is bound to be useful to extension developers and other people who need to restart often!
[NPL] Conflict Catcher 8 to 8.0.2 Update
Conflict Catcher 8 to 8.0.2 Update
October 5, 1998
Casady & Greene is please to announce that version 8.0.2 of Conflict
Catcher has been released in conjunction with Mac OS 8.5. It is available
at no cost to you over the internet at www.casadyg.com.
The previous version of Conflict Catcher, v8.0.1 was released with
preliminary information for Clean-Install System Merging into Mac OS 8.5.
Conflict Catcher 8.0.2 includes the final information needed to merge into
Mac OS 8.5.
Conflict Catcher 8.0.2 now supports a larger selection of monitor including
portrait displays by changing the monitor requirements from 640 x 400 to
624 x 400.
The new Reference Library now contains descriptions for over 3,600 files.
Conflict Catcher 8.0.2 will tell you what each one does, so that you can
turn off the ones you don't need.
Conflict Catcher can be registered over the Internet by selecting Register
Online from the Apple menu.
[NPL] Folder Action Setup 1.0.1
Folder Action Setup 1.0.1 released 10/4/98 by The AppleScript Sourcebook.
Folder Action Setup 1.0.1 is available for download at
It is a control panel application for managing Mac OS 8.5 folder actions,
which are AppleScripts that can be attached to any folder. Folder Action
Setup requires Mac OS 8.5, which is scheduled for public release on October
Read the web page for more information. Improvements in this version are
listed at the bottom of the page. Complete instructions in Mac OS 8.5 Apple
Help form are included with the download.
To install, drop the Folder Action Setup control panel on your closed
System Folder, and it will be auto-routed to your Control Panels folder.
Install the help files by dragging the Folder Action Setup Help folder into
the Help folder in your System folder.
Folder Action Setup is shareware for $7.50 US (or $5.00 US cash). This is a
fully-functional trial version....
FOR RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 30, 1998 23:59 EASTERN
FREE MACINTOSH WEBMASTER RESOURCE GOES LIVE
NORTHPORT, NEW YORK--September 30, 1998--MacConnect - the first and largest
Internet Services Provider exclusively for users of the Macintosh Operating
System - announced today that it has opened its free Macintosh Webmaster
Resource web site at http://www.macwebsite.com.
Designed as the premiere online source of information on server hardware,
software, networking and management issues, macwebsite.com is destined to
become the one stop information and education stop for Macintosh website
macwebsite.com officially goes live on October 1, and will initially include:
* A searchable database of Mac server software
* Online documentation for the most popular Mac server software packages
* Tutorials, link collections and articles covering Macintosh server...
[MD1] CodeWarrior for Linux
Stephanie L. Franks
METROWERKS ANNOUNCES CODEWARRIOR DEVELOPMENT TOOLS FOR LINUX
Austin, Texas-October 1, 1998-Metrowerks, Inc., (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME: MWK) today announces their intention to ship the award-winning CodeWarrior software development tools to be hosted on the Linux operating system targeting the x86 and PowerPC-based personal computers processors.
CodeWarrior development tools will include a project manager, editors, browsers, compilers and debuggers and will support development for C/C++ and Java. Linux support will be included at no additional cost in Metrowerks' award-winning Code Warrior Professional tools, which currently support development for Windows and Mac OS. The manufacturers' list price for CodeWarrior Professional is US$449. Academic pricing for CodeWarrior Professional is US$119. Support for Linux in CodeWarrior Professional is scheduled for Release 5 in the Spring, 1999. Embedded tools...
[NPL] Web-based Calendaring
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mr. Sandrace Samuel, Marketing Executive
Ruksun Software Technologies, India
MTG-Ruksun Launches Easy Diary Calendaring & Scheduling Service
Pushing the Boundaries of Scheduling and Collaboration from LANs and
Intranets onto the World Wide Web
PUNE, INDIA - October 1st, 1998 (MMG) -- Messaging Technologies Group, a
division of Ruksun Software Technologies of India, today announced the
launch of Easy Diary (located at: http://www.easydiary.com ), a free
web-based calendar and scheduling service. This new service provides an
efficient and dependable tool for day planning, making and confirming
appointments and meetings, as well as sending or receiving event reminders.
For high profile consultants, time management has become critical. To be
able to get in touch with clients and business associates through email or
phone-tag has become frustrating. Easy Diary makes life easier by
sidestepping these time-...
[MD1] DevDepot Expands Service
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DevDepot ANNOUNCES EXPANDED SERVICE
The Industry Source for Developer & Programmer Tools Expands to Support
Web Development and System Administration.
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- October 2, 1998 -- DevDepot(r), a division of Xplain Corporation and the premiere mail order distributor of Macintosh programming and development tools has just released 65,000 copies of its latest catalog. The new catalog offers is not only the best source for Mac OS programmer and developer tools, but also dozens of new products, including web development and system administration tools. In addition, the Depot(sm) promises the lowest price possible on all the tools presented in the catalog.
Copies of the new DevDepot catalog are being distributed through a variety of channels, including being polybagged with subscriber copies of MacTech(r) and NetProfessional(tm) magazines.
In addition to a quarterly...
[NPL] TrafficReport b29
From: Jason Vance (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: TrafficReport b29 is here!
We're pleased to announce beta 29 of TrafficReport.
Advanced Reality Communications is pleased to announce Beta 29 of
TrafficReport. TrafficReport is a comprehensive log analysis program for
your web server.
New Features in This Version
Traffic Report is now threaded. This means that your computer will be more
responsive while TR is creating a report, particularly an HTML report
series. This addition requires that you have the Thread Manager installed
on your computer. The Thread Manager is built into Mac OS 7.5 and later.
Mac OS versions earlier than 7.5 require the Thread Manager extension. In
addition to your computers increased responsiveness, you may find that TR
produces reports significantly faster.
You may now open log files via the File menus Open command. TR will
automatically create a settings document and add the log you opened to it.
TR Beta 29 *is* compatible with files created with Beta 20...
[MD1] HEURIS Releases MPEG Export Engine
For Immediate Release
Propeller Head PR
HEURIS Releases MPEG Export Engine-Pro(tm)
New QuickTime( export component delivers
QuickTime to DVD-ready MPEG-2 transcoding.
St. Louis, MO, October 1,1998 -- HEURIS, makers of the most widely used professional MPEG encoder, today announced the release of their MPEG Export Engine-Pro(. This new QuickTime export component makes it easy to go from a QuickTime file to a DVD-ready MPEG-2 stream. The MPEG Export Engine-Pro allows users of Apple's QuickTime 3 Pro MoviePlayer( or Media Cleaner Pro( 3.1, who also own MPEG Power Professional(, to control HEURIS' award-winning MPEG encoding engine - without having to open MPEG Power Professional. All MPEG Power Professional standard and custom encoding templates, and a number of encoding options, are available through the MPEG Export Engine-Pro. This integrated MPEG encoding functionality is...
[MD1] Pascal Source Code and Articles
From: email@example.com (Bill M. Catambay)
Subject: [Ann] Pascal Source Code and Articles
To all Macintosh Pascal programmers:
The following is a summary of the current contents available at Pascal Central. For any of you who may not know about Pascal Central, Pascal Central provides the pascal community one place to obtain Pascal technical information, Pascal source code, and Pascal-related internet links. The home page is at http://pascal-central.
Pascal Central is broken up into the following sections:
FEATURED ARTICLES: These are the latest articles contributed to Pascal Central. See the end of this note for a summary of these articles.
FORUMS & LINKS: This pages provides information on Pascal forums (such as the MacPascal mailing list, and the Pascal newsgroups), and several links to Pascal related web sites (for PC and Mac). To join the MacPascal mailing list, go to http://www.stairways.com/mailinglists/macpascal.html.
NOTHING BUT MACINTOSH SOURCE CODE:...
[MD1] CodeWarrior Plugin API Reference/SDK's
From: MWRon@metrowerks.com (MW Ron)
Subject: [ANN] CodeWarrior Pro 4 Plugin API/SDK Released
The long anticipated CodeWarrior Plugin API Reference and CodeWarrior Plugin SDK's for Mac OS and Windows is now available for downloading.
[NPL] Pervasive to Acquire EveryWare Development
EveryWare Development to be acquired by Pervasive Software
Pervasive Software Offers to Purchase Award-winning Internet Technology for
New Generation of Zero-administration, Web-enabled Data Management
Mississauga, Ontario--October 1, 1998--EveryWare Development Inc. (ASE:
EVE), the leading developer of cross-platform software for the construction
and analysis of dynamic Web applications, today announced that it has
signed a definitive support agreement with Pervasive Software Inc. (NASDAQ:
PVSW) of Austin, Texas. Pervasive has agreed to commence an offer to
purchase for cash all of the outstanding Common Shares of EveryWare
Development Inc. at a price of Canadian $1.20 per share. In addition,
Pervasive has entered into a Lock-Up Agreement with certain shareholders of
EveryWare, representing more than 50% of EveryWares outstanding shares.
Such shareholders have irrevocably agreed to tender their shares into the
Pervasive offer. If all the Common Shares are tendered into the...
[NPL] PowerPrint to Expand USB Mac Printing Options
PowerPrint to Expand USB Mac Printing Options
Vancouver, Canada, October 1, 1998 - Infowave Imaging Inc. (VSE:IWM) today
announced it will extend the Macintosh printing capabilities of its
award-winning PowerPrint software by adding support for Apple's new line of
USB computers. The new PowerPrint USB-to-Parallel (PowerPrint USB) release
will ship in December 1998.
PowerPrint USB will enable USB port Macintosh computers to print to
hundreds of popular parallel-port printers. With PowerPrint USB, USB port
Macintosh users won't be restricted to the small number of USB compatible
printers available on the market today. Users will have the freedom to
print to almost any parallel-port laser printer, inkjet printer, specialty
printer, or MFP they choose.
PowerPrint USB consists of a suite of Macintosh printer drivers and a
unique USB-to-parallel cable for connecting USB port Macintosh computers to
parallel port-printers. Designed to be flexible and portable, PowerPrint
[NPL] QuickDNS Pro 2.1.1 Beta
Men & Mice has released a beta version of QuickDNS Pro 2.1.1 which updates
the QuickDNS server.
The update protects the QuickDNS server against DNS spoofing (see more
about DNS spoofing at:
The final version of QuickDNS Pro 2.1.1 is expected to be released within
few weeks. The update is free for current users of QuickDNS Pro 2.0 and 2.1
As for further QuickDNS development, we expect to release QuickDNS Pro 2.2
in November. Among its benefits is increased security, allowing
administrators to control which name servers are allowed to perform zone
transfers from their servers. QuickDNS Pro 2.2 will also be available free
of charge to QuickDNS 2.0 and 2.1 users.
Any questions or comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download the beta version of QuickDNS Pro 2.1.1 at:
The Men & Mice Staff
[MD1] MacTech "Mac is Back" Celebration Offer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MACTECH MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES "MAC IS BACK" CELEBRATION OFFER
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- October 1, 1998 -- From computer users to the main stream media, people love their Macs. Even a recent TIME magazine poll shows that 94% of people feel that the Mac is a better computer than the PC. Recently, Apple announced that since the debut of iMac this past May, over 1000 new products and applications have been created for Macintosh. To celebrate this incredible resurgence of Macintosh, and the programming and development community, MacTech Magazine, for Macintosh programmers and developers, announces its "Mac Is Back!" celebration offer.
At over 60% off the cover price, this special limited time offer is available only until October 31, 1998. The offer is for a RISK FREE, twelve issue (e.g., 1 year) subscription to MacTech Magazine at the rate of only $39.95 (Canada: US$52.95, Foreign: US$...
[NPL] Autostart Hunter 1.1
Subject: Autostart Hunter 1.1 released
From: Yukos World (email@example.com)
Yukos World is proud to announce the release of Autostart Hunter 1.1.
'Autostart Hunter' is a tiny anti virus software designed for exclusively
for the worm named 'Autostart-9805'.
The worm was first found in HongKong in May 1998. It infects only PowerPC
based Macintosh via strage media like CD-ROM, MO, zip, jaz etc. including
hard disks, by using the feature QuickTime 2.0 (or higher) povides.
It then destroys some files stored in hard disk. Especially, since it
attacks to PostScript composite font files (for Adobe Type Manager), many
damages are reported in Japan.
Autostart Hunter is a freeware, can be downloaded from our web site. Both
English and Japanese version are available.
Now, Postcard-style manual is included.
English version is at:
Japanese version is at:
Yukos World Co., Ltd.
[NPL] CommuniGate List 1.5
The CommuniGate List 1.5 has been released:
* The module is more tolerant to the contents of subscribers list file now
so you may modify it freely via a text editor. Empty lines now allowed
and lines started with space or semicolon are treated as comments.
* Subject Prefix string implemented.
* Balloon helps and Platinum appearance for Ma OS 8 implemented.
* Bug fix: it didn't accept messages submitted via FaxSender. Now you can
use this module for bulk faxing.
* Bug fix: the restriction for message size applied to message text size
only but not to attachments. Now you can specify separate size limits
for message text and for attachments.
[NPL] Web Buddy 2.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kristen Moriarty
DataViz Ships Version 2.0 of Web Buddy
Enhanced to Support Password Protected Sites, Proxy Servers and More
-A free upgrade to all Web Buddy customers
Trumbull, CT- September 30 1998- Today DataViz(R) began shipping Web
Buddy(R) 2.0 for Macintosh and Windows 95, a package of Internet utilities
focused on increasing the productivity and organization of web browsing,
teaching and research. Along with other new features, version 2.0 of Web
Buddy now handles password protected sites and supports proxy servers. Web
Buddy 2.0 also incorporates "Intelligent web downloading" which includes
some of the following new features: "stay in directory" while downloading
and content filtering by extension or file type. Version 2.0 has also been
updated to support the latest Internet protocols and can download sites
faster than earlier versions of the product. Web Buddy is a free...
[NPL] Micro Planner X-Pert 2.5 & Micro Planner Manager 1.5
MACINTOSH PROJECT MANAGERS CAN SUCCEED WITH MICRO PLANNER - NEWEST VERSIONS
Sophisticated Project Management Software
for the Mac OS and Windows 3.x, 95, NT
Brad Pirrung, Director of Marketing: (303) 757-2216
Andy Killinger, CEO: (303) 757-2216
Home Page: http://www.microplanning.com
DENVER, CO -- October 1, 1998 -- Denver based Micro Planning International
(MPI) today shipped their powerful new project management software: Micro
Planner X-Pert for Macintosh Version 2.5 and Micro Planner Manager for
Macintosh Version 1.5. The latest releases offer added features and
enhancements, helping users become more productive, reducing their project
management maintenance time, and improving the decision making process.
Among the features that have been incorporated into the releases of Micro
Planner X-Pert and Micro Planner Manager are AppleScript support, group
resources and location function, a "cross out when complete" feature and
[MD1] SpotCheck 1.1.2
GenieWorks would like to announce SpotCheck 1.1.2. Finally, there is a java editor with a REAL difference. This is not just about color-coded syntax and code indentation... this is much more. Are you interested in setting up an inexpensive environment for Java development on the Mac? Check out SpotCheck, http://www.genieworks.com. It's not an IDE... just a VERY smart editor with automatic integration with the MRJ tools. And now it only costs $20.
SpotCheck is designed to help a Java programmer produce correct code without relying on confusing and untimely feedback from a compiler.
Specifically, SpotCheck identifies syntax errors and semantic errors (undefined names, type mismatches, etc.) -- those errors normally returned by a compiler. This analysis is performed after each edit, giving the programmer immediate feedback on errors. Now, you only need to compile to produce executable code.
What's new in v1.1.2?
* interface for compiling with Symantec's Visual Cafe
[NPL] Vicomsoft SoftRouter Plus 5.0
The new SoftRouter Plus now includes Network Address Translation (NAT)
functionality enabling LAN clients to share one Internet Account and
connection simultaneously. The SoftRouter Plus provides a Firewall, a full
TCP/IP software router, a DHCP Server and a Remote Access Server in one
cost effective package. SoftRouter Plus acts as a replacement for hardware
routers and application-restricted Proxy Servers. Users can now have all
their LAN, WAN and Internet connectivity provided by SoftRouter Plus.
Users requiring the additional CyberNOT filtering functionality should see
our Internet Gateway product. Feature list comparison with Internet
SoftRouter Plus is also now available cross-platform with a consistent
interface for Mac OS, Windows and NT.
For further information and demo software see:
[NPL] Vicomsoft Internet Gateway 5.0
An enhanced version of the Vicomsoft Internet Gateway is now available,
offering increased performance, redesigned and improved interface,
simplified setup and further administrator options. In addition, prices
have been reduced.
The Vicomsoft Internet Gateway with its Host Access Controls and CyberNOT
filter lists continues to provide unique security for those, like schools,
requiring control and management over LAN client access to the Internet. A
system administrator can easily set the Gateway to block access to
inappropriate or dangerous web sites and newsgroups.
Users not requiring CyberNOT functionality should see our new SoftRouter
Plus product. Feature list comparison with SoftRouter Plus:
The Vicomsoft Internet Gateway is also now available cross-platform with a
consistent interface for Mac OS, Windows and NT.
For further information and demo software see:
[NPL] InHouse Subscription Manager 2.6
September 29, 1998 -- Grand Marais, MN -- Sapphire Systems announced today
the release of version 2.6 of InHouse Subscription Manager(tm), the
solution for periodical, magazine and software publishers who want to
handle circulation and subscription activity in-house on a Macintosh(tm).
This update includes several new features and enhancements as requested by
our publishing clients such as new printing & exporting capabilities. This
includes label and form output by issues left, renewal/invoice effort,
geographic group (U.S., Canada or foreign), as well as by user-defined
Sapphire Systems is also pleased to announce an immediate $500 reduction in
price on the basic version of the program.
InHouse Subscription Manager is designed to handle all the subscription,
fulfillment and circulation management requirements of magazine, newsletter
and software publishers.
InHouse records all basic subscriber information and supports U.S.,
Canadian, & foreign...
[MD1] MacsBug 6.5.4a6 released
From: Jim Murphy, Apple
I'm pleased to announce that MacsBug 6.5.4a6, the coolest MacsBug thus far, is now available for your Mac OS debugging pleasure.
6.5.4a6 includes numerous bug fixes and cool new features you may not have known you needed, but will soon be unable to live without. Highlights include basic support for the new PowerPC AltiVec vector unit, initial mouse-based control (yes, MacsBug now has a cursor!), newly rewritten Watch Points support, and more robust Transition Vector commands.
MacsBug is available from its new home on the web at:
Complete release notes are available online so you can preview the new version before downloading.
Jim Murphy Mac OS Release Engineering/MacsBug
murph@apple Apple Computer, Inc.
[NPL] AOL 4.0 Includes Flash and Shockwave
For more information, contact: For Immediate Release
AMERICA ONLINE INCLUDES MACROMEDIA FLASH AND SHOCKWAVE PLAYERS IN AOL 4.0
Macromedia Flash and Shockwave Players Made Available to 13 Million
Customers of Nation's Largest Online Service
San Francisco, Calif. --- September 29, 1998 --- Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:
MACR) today announced that America Online (NYSE: AOL) is including
Macromedia Flash and Shockwave players as part of its AOL 4.0 CD-ROM. As
part of a significant new marketing and distribution agreement with America
Online, millions of AOL users can automatically experience high-quality
Flash and Shockwave content -- including games, animated user interfaces,
interactive demos, vector-based Web graphics, cartoons and more -- without
having to download and install a separate ActiveX control or plug-in.
Now available with AOL's 4.0 software, the new capabilities allow AOL
customers to automatically...
[NPL] OneWorld All-in-One Comm Server
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ONEWORLD SYSTEMS SHIPS LANDMARK ALL-IN-ONE COMMUNICATIONS SERVER FOR SMALL
AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES
OneWorld 5000 Communications Server drives convergence of
Internet, fax, data and remote access communications technologies
SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 29, 1998 OneWorld Systems*, Inc. (NASDAQ:
OWLD) announced today that it has shipped a landmark product, the OneWorld*
5000 communications server, that integrates Internet access, fax, data and
remote access communications technologies in a way never before implemented
for the small and medium office. For the first time, these critical
communications functions have been integrated into a single server platform
to provide, for small business, the same telecommunications efficiencies
that previously had only been available to telecommunications carriers and
large enterprise companies.
"Choosing effectively from the smorgasbord of communications products is
often a challenge for small businesses," said Raymond Boggs,...
[MD1] Win-to-Mac Porting Reference/Calculator
For Immediate Release
September 29, 1998
Windows-to-Macintosh Porting Reference Online
(Portland, OR) - Vertical Solutions has added a new online
Windows-to-Macintosh Porting Reference to their web site at
The Porting Reference provides Windows developers with tools and
information to make a porting decision and with enough information to
launch a Macintosh marketing program.
The most eye-opening thing in the Reference is a calculator that estimates
the potential Mac sales for a Windows product:
The Porting Reference includes:
- An overview of available porting tools and how to use them
- Time estimates for completing the port relative to original
- A primer on Macintosh marketing
- Relative costs of Macintosh marketing
- Market research
- Marketing links to research, distributors, resellers, publications
and web sites, and
- A calculator that estimates a Mac product's...
[NPL] Troi Graphic Plug-in 1.0b1 and Dialog Plug-in 1.2.1
Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands, September 29, 1998,
Troi Automatisering announces the availability of the beta version of Troi
Graphic Plug-in, for FileMaker Pro 4.0 both on Macintosh and Windows.
Troi Graphic Plug-in 1.0b1
This plug-in adds powerful graphics functions to FileMaker Pro 4.0:
With this function you can fill container fields in any RGB (red, green,
blue combination) color you want.
Capture the state of the screen into a container field: You can capture the
complete screen or specify which part of the screen you want. This is great
for customer support.
If you have large images already in a FileMaker database there is no easy
way to make small preview images. But with the Graphic plug-in you now can
create small thumbnails, all within FileMaker! Ideal for speedy images in
Peter Baanen, company president, states that "This plug-in is great news
for all web publishers that use FileMaker for publishing images on...
[NPL] Interaction 2.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS CONTACT: Terje Norderhaug
Media Design in*Progress
MEDIA DESIGN IN*PROGRESS SHIPS INTERACTION 2.1
SAN DIEGO, CA, SEPTEMBER 29, 1998: Media Design in*Progress today shipped
Interaction 2.1, the Mac web server companion for dynamic social websites
that adapt to the visitor. The new release facilitates maintaining multiple
websites on one server, supports authoring synchronized multimedia
presentations using SMIL markup, and allows back-end CGI applications to
benefit from Interaction's XML processing. Interaction 2.1 is available
MULTIPLE DYNAMIC WEBSITES
Interaction 2.1 complements the virtual hosting support of recent web
servers by maintaining multiple websites. Each site has its own members,
dynamic XML entities and other properties. Interaction adapts its user
interface depending on the selected site. Multiple sites are supported even
for web servers that don't...
[MD1] ODBC/SQL Plugin for FileMaker Pro 4.x
ODBC/SQL Plugin for FileMaker Pro 4.x now available
Summary: Professional Data Management and Rumora Automatisering en Advies have released a plugin for Filemaker Pro 4.x, that allows users to transparently connect their Filemaker Pro database to an ODBC datasource. The ODBC/SQL plugin (available for Windows and MacOS) supports all standard SQL-92 commands and allows users to enjoy the total benefits of the ease of use of Filemaker Pro with its scripting and layout possibilities, without the need of advanced programming techniques or knowledge of programming languages. A Filemaker Pro database can now be turned into a client to many widely used ODBC datasources, such as Oracle, Informix, Sybase, Butler and others. The ODBC/SQL plugin is available for download on a try-before-you buy basis at http://www.profdata.nl/. Prices vary from US$ 75 for a one user license to US$ 3,000 for a cross platform site license. (end of summary) -o-
Professional Data Management and Rumora Automatisering...
[NPL] Consultant 2.5 PIM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consultant 2.5 Fills Gaping Need For Palm Synchronization In Mac PIM Market
PROVO, UTAH - September 28, 1998 -- Chronos L.C. today announced the
release of Consultant 2.5, the award-winning organizer for MacOS computers.
The new 2.5 version sports Palm synchronization capabilities among a slew
of new features.
Consultant 2.5 is a full-featured personal information manager (PIM) that
integrates time, contact, and communication management seamlessly in a
multi-user package. Consultant is turning heads because of its elegant
interface, ease of use, and depth of features. Of particular interest to
owners of PalmPilot, Palm III, and other PalmOS connected organizers, is
Consultant's new ability to synchronize with the Date Book, Address Book,
To Do List, and Memo Pad applications.
New Consultant 2.5 Features
In addition to Palm synchronization, Consultant 2.5 adds many new features:
(a) Consultant now lets users assign unlimited categories to...