[MD1] MacTech Reports Growing Readership
MacTech Reports Growing Readership
Westlake Village, Calif.,-- July 9, 1997 -- Xplain Corporation today
announced that it's publication, MacTech magazine, focusing on Macintosh
programmers and developers, has shown sizable growth over the past year.
Evaluating both the past 6 and 12 month periods, MacTech's distribution has
been increasing in a wide variety of ways. In addition to the number of
subscribers growing, more copies have been shipped and bought on the
newsstand. Also, there's been an increase in the number of back issues
purchased, as well as the number of future issues owed to subscribers.
Not only have the numbers increased domestically, but they've jumped
internationally as well. MacTech is now read in 64 countries, up from 52.
And, MacTech Japan has been so wildly successful since it was launched as a
bi-monthly magazine in April 1997, the publication is moving to a monthly
schedule starting in October.
"People have been concerned about Apple, but what we see is a lot...
[MD1] Free Computer Support Online
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No Wonder, Inc.
Contact: Scott William, President/CEO
Telephone: 913-696-0179, Fax: 913-696-0431
Free Computer Support Online for MacOS, Windows, Be, Solaris, and
(Overland Park, KS--July 8, 1997)--No Wonder, Inc. announces Free Computer
Support for users of MacOS, Windows 95/NT, Windows 3.x, Be, OS/2 and
Solaris. No Wonder has been providing free support to the MacOS community
for over 8 months. During this time it has been 100% volunteer based,
computer users helping computer users. No Wonder is made up of volunteers
from all over the world including Brazil, Canada, France, Mexico, Sweden
and the US.
Free Computer Support is available to all Internet users. What sets No
Wonder apart from individual company web support sites, is the personal
relationship they provide to its users. Scott William,
Founder/President/CEO said, "It is our goal to keep users from spending
hours on-line searching for answers...
[MD1] Load Balanced/Fault Tolerant WebSTAR
StarNine Technologies and Men & Mice are proud to announce the Public Beta
release of an Intelligent Fault Tolerance and Load Balancing solution
designed to maximize the reliability and performance of WebSTAR web sites.
How It Works:
The idea behind Intelligent Fault Tolerance and Load Balancing is simple. A
Plug-In installed into each of your WebSTAR servers periodically sends a
communications message to a QuickDNS Pro 2.0 server. From this message the
QuickDNS Pro server can determine if the WebSTAR server is still active,
the current load level and the requested load level for the WebSTAR server.
If the server happens to go offline, QuickDNS Pro 2.0 will temporarily
remove that server from it's active DNS records, meaning that no requests
will be directed to that web server. When the web server comes back
online, QuickDNS Pro automatically adds the server back to it's DNS records.
Becoming A Beta Tester:
WebSTAR and QuickDNS Pro users interested in beta...
[MD1] Tools Plus for Mac OS 8
Tools Plus Assists Mac OS 8/System 7 Developers
OAKVILLE, Ontario--July 7, 1997--Macintosh developers creating applications
or plug-ins for Mac OS 8 and System 7 have a new ally, now that Water's
Edge Software has upgraded their Tools Plus libraries and framework to
version 3.3. The latest version includes new routines to facilitate writing
applications and plug-ins that can take advantage of Mac OS 8's new
Appearance Manager while retaining compatibility with System 7.
As in the past, Tools Plus libraries continue to shield developers from the
multitude of intricacies and complexities of Macintosh programming. They
allow developers to easily create professional quality applications and
plug-ins, often reducing effort by as much as 85% and dramatically reducing
the volume and complexity of source code. Tools Plus libraries can be used
with or without the application framework that is included in the software
Developers using Tools Plus 3.3 can program for a specific...
[MD1] Java Training Course
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[MD1] Update for VText
VIVISTAR CONSULTING SHIPS VTEXT LIBRARY UPDATE FOR METROWERKS' POWERPLANT
1 July 1997 -- ViviStar Consulting announced the immediate availability of
an update for its VText library for Macintosh developers. The update
includes full compatibility with and sample project files for CodeWarrior
VText is a C++ add-on library for Metrowerks' PowerPlant application
framework. VText provides complete Macintosh text support including:
greater than 32kb text, tabs, rulersets, undo, drag and drop editing,
AppleEvent scripting and recordability, full support for multibyte
characters and inline input methods including Japanese and Chinese text,
and full support for bidirectional script systems including Arabic and
"VText is a definite buy from its WorldScript features alone," said
Jonathan Hess, product manager at ViviStar Consulting. The multilingual
features support drag and drop, OSA scripting systems, tabs, and rulers.
Hess added "developers don't have to do any...
[MD1] Mac OS and Rhapsody Sessions at Macworld Expo
From: Apple Developer News
Subject: WWDC Sessions at MACWORLD
If you missed Apple's 1997 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)-or if you
need a refresher course on what you learned there-Apple Developer
Relations, in conjunction with Mitch Hall Associates (the sponsors of
MACWORLD Expo), will be offering nine hours of Mac OS and Rhapsody
development sessions during MACWORLD Expo/Boston, August 5 to 8.
This new conference track recaps the technical highlights of the May 1997
WWDC. To participate, you can register online for "Package One" at the
MACWORLD Expo web site http://www.mha.com/macworld/mwbos97/reg/frame.html.
Registering for the conference package includes admission to the trade
show (which includes access to Developer Central, the developer tools
area), conference tracks,half- day tutorials on August 5, and keynote
sessions. Apple will also be hosting special Rhapsody development labs
during MACWORLD Expo.
The current line-up of sessions includes:
[MD1] DevDepot Independence Day Sale!
DevDepot already offers developer tools and books at the lowest
prices in the market - guaranteed! We have hundreds of products available
for you all year round.
DevDepot has a special blow out this 4th of July! Act now and you'll
get an additional 10% off our already low prices.
In celebration of Independence Day, here's a limited time only sale (until
midnight July 6th), we've lowered our already guaranteed super-low prices
an additional 10%!
You'll find incredible deals, plus a dazzeling selection -- everything from
the latest OPENSTEP and Java books to brand new offerings from Apple,
Metrowerks, Prime Time Freeware, BeatWare, Lakewood Software, AG Group,
Bungie, Arboretum, Capilano Computing, Purity Software, Terran Interactive,
Conix Graphics, Roaster Technologies, MacTech(r) and many more. To top it
all off, we've made ordering a cinch!
What's the catch?
There isn't one. To qualify for the 10% discount you only need to order by
e-mail, fax, or on our...
[MD1] E-Commerce for DynaMorph
Morph Technologies is Proud to announce its first in a series of E-Commerce
solutions for DynaMorph ... the most versatile cross-platform scripting
solution on the market!
With the release of version 1.3 of DynaMorph we now offer optional modules
that allow you to extend DynaMorph for your particular needs. The first of
these modules that we are making available is:
MacAuthorize module for DynaMorph
With this add-in module you can now process forms and authorize credit
cards all in the span of a single connection to your server. This
particular module extends DynaMorph's server-side command set, allowing it
to communicate directly with MacAuthorize and Authorize credit cards!
Additional information on the use of the module can be obtained at:
A fully functional demo version of the MacAuthorize module comes installed
in version 1.3 of DynaMorph. You can test out the new module prior to
purchasing. Download a fully...
[MD1] NI Meets Technology Industry Hiring Challenge
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Natural Intelligence Meets Technology Industry Hiring Challenge
June 30, 1997. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Beginning on July 7, five
successful candidates will begin their apprenticeship in Natural
Intelligence's Developer Apprentice Program (DAP)Qan unusual and innovative
mentoring program which has yielded the company some of its most successful
hires. Created in 1994 in response to competition in the technology
industry for highly qualified software developers, the program continues to
prove an invaluable resource. The company regularly receives well over 100
applications for five positions.
Shari Agatstein, Vice President of Operations, noted that the DAP program
was quite unusual. "The 'DAPers' are not only trained in the technologies
and development methodologies employed by Natural Intelligence, but
considerable attention is also focused upon providing apprentices with
those skills that transform a programmer into a highly skilled consultant."
[MD1] MessagePad Gets EtherNet
Farallon Communications, Inc. Electronic Press Releases:
(510) 814-5307, firstname.lastname@example.org www.farallon.com/corp/press
Farallon to Develop Ethernet PC Card Drivers for eMate and MessagePad 2000
Newton, Inc. Selects Farallon as Strategic Networking Partner
ALAMEDA, Calif., June 30, 1997 - Farallon Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:
FRLN) today announced that it has been chosen by Newton, Inc., Apple
Computer's wholly owned subsidiary, to develop Ethernet PC Card drivers for
Newton-based devices such as the eMate 300 and MessagePad 2000. The
Ethernet PC Card drivers will be available in conjunction with the
September release of the Newton Internet Enabler 2.0 (NIE 2.0) and will
enable users to directly connect their eMates and MessagePads to existing
Ethernet networks. Farallon is the only vendor to provide PC Cards that
can be used in a Newton-based device, a PowerBook and a PC Notebook.
"Because Farallon is the premier provider of plug-and-play...
[MD1] Resource for Web Developers
Dear MacTech Magazine,
We are the hosts of an internet resource for web developers and individuals
who want to track visitors to their web pages. It is called the 'Museum of
Counter Art'. The museum contains nearly 500 sets of TOTALLY FREE counter
artwork for anyone to use. The counter sets can be used with most any
counter CGI, across all platforms. We just completed a major redesign of
the museum and would like to get the word out to as many people as
possible. Although our site is not Macintosh specific, it is a resource any
Mac web developer will want to know about and use. We would really
appreciate a mention in your daily news section, and a link placed in your
'net reference area would be fantastic.
Please stop by at the Museum for a tour. Here is a brief description that
you can use:
The Museum of Counter Art
The museum is a showcase for digit artwork used with web page hit counters.
Counter Art is displayed in the various exhibit rooms of the museum based
on its particular...
[MD1] Vibrations in CodeWarrior Tools CD
From: MWRon@metrowerks.com (MW Ron)
Subject: [UPDATE] Vibrations in CW Tools CD
I know that many of you have had problems of vibrations in our Tools CD.
Here is another report on the current knowledge.
This Vibration problem is only on the Macintosh Tools CD as far as we can
tell. It also only affect 4x or higher speed CD Roms, the faster the CD
ROM the more noticible the vibration.
The manufacturer stil has not received a report back on what the problem
is, but still believe it to be one stamper. All of the bad MacOS Tools CDs
Metrowerks sent to them were pressed by the same stamper as well as all of
the CDs that have been returned from customers. On the shiny side of the
CD is the stamper number MACCD R1J 11.
There have been reports of other stamper numbers R1J 13 as having the
problem but none of the stock tested with that number were flawed. If you
feel you have an abnormal CD vibration even if it is not the MACCD R1J 11
stamper number please contact sales...
[MD1] Hsoi's Shop PowerPlant Classes
From: hsoi@eden.NO-TREET.com (John C. Daub)
Subject: [ANN]: PowerPlant Classes from Hsoi's Shop released
Hsoi's Shop is pleased to announce the release of 5 contributed classes for
Metrowerks' PowerPlant - some updates, some new!
* CURLPushButton 2.2
Helps make your PowerPlant applications more Internet-savvy by adding
clickable buttons that look and behave like URL links in web browsers. Just
click and go! Great for listing web pages, email addresses, and ftp sites
in About boxes and the like.
* CVersCaption 1.3
A caption that automatically displays version information based upon the
'vers' #1 resource. Simple and seemless, just drop and go!
* HCmdButtonAttachment 1.1
An attachment that gives controls command key equivalents to allow for more
and easier keyboard navigation through your application. You can specify
the key to be the first letter of the control's title or almost any
character of your own choice. Furthermore, the title of the control can
change on the fly to display the...
From: Sfakianos@EuropeMail.Com (A. Sfakianos)
Subject: [ANN] Anopolis v. 2.0 (June 97)
Anopolis (Formerly IFSPLM) : A DocMaker format stand-alone document
containing information about Internet Freeware Shareware Programming
Languages for the Macintosh.
Freely available from the Anopolis Page at:
From: email@example.com (Andrew Plotkin)
Subject: [Ann] TextureFnoob 0.5 (freeware)
TextureFnoob is a graphics tool. Or a texture programming language. Or a
mathematical graphing package. Or... no, I'll start over.
TextureFnoob is a graphics tool which can do *anything*. Okay -- a good
approximation of anything. It allows you to construct functions out of
basic mathematical elements: numbers, addition, subtraction, colors,
color-blending, color maps, rotations, translations, Perlin noise and
turbulence functions, and dozens of other operations. And then it
dynamically generates the result.
Computer graphics are made of mathematics. TextureFnoob does not give you a
preprogrammed set of special effects; it gives you a set of mathematical
functions and lets you construct whatever image you want. There are
functions to render marble and wood textures; you've probably seen those
before. There are functions for ripples, bevels, bumps, spirals, wiggles,
wobbles, color composites, and all...
[MD1] WebMaker 3.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jei Lee Chong
Tel: +1 617 374 2514
Harlequin(R) WebMaker(tm) 3.0 Now Shipping
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- June 26, 1997 (INB) -- Global software developer
Harlequin has made available WebMaker 3.0, the latest version of its $99
FrameMaker-to-HTML conversion tool. WebMaker automatically converts
FrameMaker(R) documents into HTML, allowing authors to simultaneously
publish both printed versions and online versions of their FrameMaker
documents. WebMaker may downloaded and purchased from the Harlequin Web
site at http://www.harlequin.com/.
WebMaker 3.0, a major upgrade to the acclaimed WebMaker software package,
features a number of enhancements including a new wizard interface and
support for Cascading Style Sheets.
"With Cascading Style Sheets, WebMaker allows authors to take Web
publishing to the next level. Harlequin is committed to providing its
customers with the latest...
[MD1] Special - CometPage for BBEdit
Dear BBEdit Bunch,
We wanted to let you know about a new plug-in (CometPage For BBEdit) and a
related special price offer on the plug-in for registered BBEdit users.
CometPage For BBEdit is a plug-in tool which adds dynamic web page creation
and site management to BBEdit's feature set.
The graphical organizer in CometPage For BBEdit allows drag and drop of
templates, site-wide macros/stylesheets and over 75 dynamic Comet commands
into any BBEdit window, enabling BBEdit users to start building dynamic web
pages immediately. For more information on the plug-in itself, refer to
Digital Comet's web site (http://www.digitalcomet.com). A separate,
stand-alone personal web server (called CometSite available for $129
directly from Digital Comet) lets you test dynamic pages on a local machine
before the pages are loaded onto any Mac, UNIX, or NT based web server.
This is a very nifty tool. It is available at a special discount price of
$49 from our site (http://www.barebones.com/order-form....
[MD1] mTropolis 2.0
27 June 1997 For immediate release
Delays in mTropolis 2.0 release unites developer community.
Delays in the release of Quark's mTropolis 2.0 has prompted the developer
community to build their own modifiers to increase the power of the
mTropolis programming environment.
"mTropolis empowers developers to create solutions to their immediate
problems" said ThereWare VP Mr Geoff Hunt "Our new FixIt kit was created
because of the community responding to our call for suggestions"
ThereWare's FixIt kit offers FlexiTime and Go There modifiers that
increases the feature set of mTropolis.
"No longer do we have to idly sit by and wait for the next release, we can
take control and guide the direction of our most important multimedia tool"
lamented Mr Hunt.
The FixIt Kit can be downloaded from their website http://www.ThereWare.com
and trialed for as long as you like in your mTropolis editor. When you want
to build a project, just buy the key to unlock the kit from the same
[MD1] Apple Evaluating New Ad Agencies
Apple Announces Advertising Agency Review
CUPERTINO, Calif.-June 26, 1997-Apple Computer, Inc. today announced a
reassessment of general advertising needs in the U.S. consistent with
Apple's restructuring of their marketing operations and strategy. As a
result, Apple is inviting a number of advertising agencies, including BBDO,
Apple's current advertising agency, to participate in an account review.
"We have gone through the process of reconsidering all of our other
existing business practices in the past several months and now we are doing
the same thing with our advertising plans and resources," said David Roman,
Apple's vice president of Advertising & Brand Communications . "1997 has
been an opportunity to review the way Apple does business based on new
goals and resources. We have chosen this time to explore other resources to
meet our current and future advertising needs."
Apple's renewed focus on its users and key markets necessitates a
significant change in...
[MD1] MacOS Trade-ins
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PowerTools offers the most comprehensive upgrade & trade-in program for the
Macintosh market in history.
AUSTIN, TEXAS -- PowerTools, the makers of the infiniti line of MacOS
compatible systems announced today the most comprehensive upgrading and
trade-in program ever to be offered to the Macintosh industry. Starting
with the LCIII series of MacOS computers including all models by any
manufacturer thereafter, PowerTools will upgrade these systems to the
popular line of infiniti computer line using state of the art 603e and 604e
By offering this program, users of older Macintosh systems can upgrade to
the newest technology available while recovering value for their equipment.
In upgrading their systems with PowerTools, endusers will be eligible for
future upgrades and will always be in step with the latest models.
The program is as follows:
1.) Starting with any system from the LCIII, the enduser can use a
special CPU upgrading page located...
[MD1] TestTrack 1.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEAPINE SOFTWARE SHIPS TESTTRACK 1.5 FOR WINDOWS AND MACINTOSH
TestTrack 1.5 Offers Comprehensive Cross-Platform Bug Tracking, Automated
Bug Reporting, and Unparalled Ease Of Use
CINCINNATI, Ohio--June 25, 1997--Seapine Software, Inc., an innovative
developer of cross-platform bug tracking tools, is now shipping TestTrack
1.5, a full-featured bug tracking solution at an affordable price. The most
popular bug tracking solution for the Macintosh, TestTrack 1.5 adds
versions for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0. TestTrack offers complete
feature parity and a virtually identical user interface across platform
versions, so users can work on their platform of choice and retain full
database compatibility between Windows and Macintosh systems.
"Finally, a single bug tracking application that covers both Macintosh and
Windows developers! As someone who tests both Macintosh and Windows
products daily, this is wonderful!" said Rick Shields of Quality Assurance
at Ann Arbor-...
[MD1] WebObjects Training
Tensor Information Systems Enters WebObjects Training Agreement
CUPERTINO, Calif.June 24, 1997 -- Tensor Information Systems, Inc. and
Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) have announced an agreement for
delivering training programs on Apple's WebObjects web development
platform. As a certified training partner for WebObjects, Tensor has
exclusive training rights in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the opportunity
to conduct private classes in North America.
We selected Tensor as a certified training partner due to their established
relationship with Apple as a provider of WebObjects and OpenStep consulting
services. Training certification enables us to expand our business
relationship with Tensor and provide technical training to our customers in
the Southwest, according to Sara Benson, director of WebObjects and
OpenStep customer training for Apple.
Corporate programmers and analysts can sign up for Tensor's next WebObjects
courseIntroduction to WebObjectsto be held July 14-18. The...
[MD1] Vote for MacTech!
If you want to help spread the word for developer resources -- vote for the
MacTech web site in the below survey. Then again, just vote for your
favorite news regardless of your reason.
As a MacDev-1 subscriber, you may not realize that the news distributed
over MacDev-1 is also mirrored as web content on the home page of
http://www.mactech.com -- check it out.
From: JM Pierce (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Organization: Unofficial Macintosh PR Department
Subject: Vote For Your Favorite Mac News Site!
The Unofficial Macintosh PR Department is running a contest to determine
the Mac community's favorite Mac news related site. Titled, "Vote For Your
Favorite Mac News Site" and located at
http://www.mactimes.com/archive/62497vote.html, the contest features appr.
fourty nominee sites. We will be accepting votes from readers until the end
of June at which point we will post the results of the contest.
[MD1] CodeWarrior, Discover Programming Edition
METROWERKS SHIPS NEW VERSION OF CODEWARRIOR, DISCOVER PROGRAMMING EDITION
AUSTIN, Texas -June 24, 1997- Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME:MWK),
one of the world's leading providers of software development tools, today
announced they are now shipping CodeWarrior, Discover Programming Edition,
a powerful set of learning tools designed for both the novice and the
experienced programmer. Metrowerks has two versions of the Discover
Programming Edition, one for Macintosh and one for Windows 95/NT.
"The new Discover Programming Edition represents incredible value for $79,"
said Dave Mark, Vice President, Discover/Academic Products. "Both the
Windows and Mac versions now ship with four of the most popular programming
languages: Java, C, C++, and Pascal. You also get a series of electronic
books, all the documentation, a bunch of useful programming tools, and a
lot more. I wish I had CodeWarrior Discover Programming when I first
started learning to program."
About CodeWarrior Discover...
[MD1] SiteCam 1.0
For Immediate Release
REARDEN SHIPS SITECAM 1.0 -- PROFESSIONAL STRENGTH UPGRADE TO MacWebCam
-- Adding QuickTime Time-lapse Movies to Web Sites is Easier with New
Streaming Video Management Tools; Now Only Application to Provide Automated
Image Archiving --
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 23, 1997 -- Rearden Technology, the leader in
webcam software on the Mac(tm)OS, announces SiteCam 1.0, easily the most
feature-rich webcam program on any platform, with more robust management
tools for streaming video and now the only webcam application with
Automated Image Archiving. SiteCam 1.0 is the fully supported commercial
successor to Rearden Technology's popular shareware program, MacWebCam,
already known for its high-performance, reliable streaming technology and
QuickTime time-lapse movie generation. SiteCam 1.0 has been dramatically
enhanced over MacWebCam to include faster streaming, several new display
modes, all new and SiteCam-only image archiving capabilities by time stamp,
a new status...
[MD1] Pictorius' iNet Developer for Macintosh
For Immediate Release
Pictorius Ships iNet Developer for Macintosh
New Intranet Development Tool Takes Team Approach to Building Powerful Sites
Thursday June 19,1997 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - Pictorius
Incorporated, the leading developer of Intranet software solutions for the
corporate market, today released the commercial version of Pictorius iNet
Developer for Macintosh, a next generation Intranet site development tool.
Pictorius iNet Developer is a complete Intranet development solution
designed to allow multiple users in corporate environments the ability to
create complex sites, manage databases and change content instantly with an
easy-to-use, visual interface. Anticipating the release of Mac OS 8,
Pictorius iNet Developer includes support for context sensitive menus
available only in the new OS. This enhances user productivity by providing
immediate access to options available in specific areas of the application.
"With both the Macintosh and Windows versions of iNet...
[MD1] MacStandardBasic 2.20
For Immediate Release
MacStandardBasic 2.20 is released and sold over the Internet
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, June 19th, 1997 : ZCurve Software announces the release
of MacStandardBasic Version 2.20 , the powerful BASIC development system
for Macintosh computers. Users can purchase and download the complete
MacStandardBasic package for a special price of $ 49, for a limited time,
from the ZCurve Software website (www.zcurve.com).
ZCurve Software is offering this as a free upgrade to owners of
MacStandardBasic 2.0 and 2.1. MacStandardBasic is optimized for both
Apple's newer Power Macintosh computers and older Macintosh models.
MacStandardBasic can be purchased and downloaded directly from the ZCurve
Software's website. Users anywhere in the world can get MacStandardBasic
within minutes over the Internet.
For more information about MacStandardBasic visit the ZCurve Software
website at http://www.zcurve.com or via email at email@example.com .
8206 Rockville Road #280
From: firstname.lastname@example.org-NOSPAM (Bill Catambay)
Subject: [Attention] Mac Pascal Programmers
To all Macintosh Pascal programmers:
There is a newsgroup for Mac Pascalians, created on June 12, 1995, for
discussing pascal programming issues, pascal source code, and general
programming issues with a flavor of Pascalian. To subscribe, point your
newsreader to comp.lang.pascal.mac.
There is a web site for Pascal called Pascal Central. Created in Jan,
1996, Pascal Central can be found at:
Pascal Central contains Pascal related articles, source code, and pointers
to other Web and FTP sites which contain Pascal articles and/or source
code. To post an article at Pascal Central, please send all Pascal related
submissions to email@example.com.
There is also a mailing list available for Mac Pascal developers for
discussing pascal programming issues, pascal source code, and general
programming issues with a flavor of...
[MD1] Cyclomatic Complexity Metric
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Catambay)
Subject: [Ann] Metrics Software, and other Pascal updates
James Derrick has written a short article about his freeware plug-in for
the Codewarrior IDE to calculate the cyclomatic complexity metric for
Pascal source code. The cyclomatic complexity metric is a measure
complexity of a routine, originally described by Tom McCabe ("A Complexity
Measure"). Check out Pascal Central for more details.
New additions to the PascalWare page:
Monitor, Arrhythmia, Metrics, Puffyman
If you know of other freeware or shareware apps written in Pascal, let me
know and I'll add them to the page. Thanks!
New links at the Forums and Links page:
(Mac) TCL Archive - Archive of several Symantec Pascal TCL classes.
(PC) Numerical Analysis - Some Sources of Numerical Analysis Code in Pascal.
Check out the Pascal Central web site:
The intent of Pascal Central is to provide the pascal community one place
[MD1] SpunkCross API
From: email@example.com (Philippe Lang)
Subject: [ANN] SpunkCross API 0.85
SCAPI is a C++ cross-platform framework that let you develop the graphical
interface of a program, and compile it either for:
- Windows 3.1
- Windows 95
- Windows NT
SCAPI is built on top of PowerPlant (MacOS), MFC (Windows) and Motif
(UNIX). It offers a common API for these platforms, and hides all the
implementation differences in a C++ layer, between your application and the
A pre-release package for CodeWarrior users is available at:
[MD1] Web Archer Desktop Internet Search System
For Immediate Release
CLEARWAY TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES WEB ARCHER DESKTOP INTERNET SEARCH SYSTEM
-- Provides Desktop Access to Internet Searches, Databases, and Catalogs;
Built-in Expertise Speeds Successful Searches --
New York City, June 17, 1997, PC Expo -- ClearWay Technologies, Inc. today
announced Web Archer(TM) Desktop Internet Search System, a powerful new
package that simplifies and speeds access to Internet searches, databases
and catalogs. Web Archer's built-in searching expertise lets beginners and
power users alike find Internet information with new levels of accuracy and
speed. Complete desktop integration allows users to search with Web Archer
at any time, from any program.
"Most people access the Internet by starting with a search," explained Mark
Kriegsman, president of ClearWay Technologies, "Web Archer is an Internet
search expert right on your desktop. It knows where to look,...
[MD1] GIFmation 2.0
GIFmation 2.0 Final Release for Macintosh and Power Macintosh now shipping
Starkville, MS (June 14, 1997) -- BoxTop Software, Inc. today announced the
final release of GIFmation 2.0 for Macintosh and Power Macintosh after a
successful public beta program.
GIFmation is the only commercial-grade Macintosh (Windows 95 debut release
expected 7/15/97) GIF animation application, and offers an expansive
feature set that is tuned specifically to the needs of GIF animation
creation in an interface that is intuitive and easy to use without
sacrificing capability or control.
Following in the tradition of PhotoGIF which has earned the reputation for
top web graphics production tool (Named a 1996 MacUser Eddy Award Finalist
in the Best New Production Tool class and rated four and a half mice by
MacUser Magazine, Jan. 1997.) GIFmation 2.0 is quickly earning the
reputation for the top web animation tool.
Additional product information and a fully functional demo is available
from the BoxTop...
[MD1] ClearWay's Virtuan Domain Manager
For Immediate Release
CLEARWAY TECHNOLOGIES SHIPS FIRESITE VIRTUAL DOMAIN MANAGER
-- The Web's Most Advanced Virtual Web Site Hosting System. Uses Only A
Single IP Address, Does Not Depend On HTTP 'Host' Field --
New York City, June 17, 1997, Mac OS Expo -- ClearWay Technologies, Inc.
today announced FireSite(TM) Virtual Domain Manager (VDM), the Web's most
advanced virtual Web site hosting system, and its immediate availability
for Web servers running StarNine's WebSTAR. FireSite Virtual Domain
Manager allows Webmasters to 'host' multiple Web sites on a single Web
server without the need for additional IP addresses, and without relying
exclusively on the HTTP "Host" field. ClearWay has announced an
introductory price of US$99.00, and has made 30-day evaluation copies
freely available from their Web site.
"Web hosting is big business these days, and clients...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Russell Frey, President
Delphi2Java, Breaks Technological Barriers
Making Delphi to Java Conversions Possible...
HICKSVILLE, NY - June 16, 1997 (INB) - PowerBBS Computing
(http://www.javadelphi.com) today announced, that after months of rigorous
development, the first software tool to convert complete Delphi
applications to Java, is available. Delphi2Java provides Delphi users with
a complete and robust proven tool, to translate Delphi projects easily and
swift, to Java.
Delphi2Java allows Delphi programmers to effortlessly take advantage of
their Delphi object pascal code and visual forms, while integrating to the
Internet by utilizing the power and portability of the Java programming
language. Delphi2Java, does this, by inputting Delphi projects, and
converting entire object pascal classes and visual forms to Java.
Developers may use
Delphi2Java to either...
[MD1] Developing NeXTSTEP Applications Update
Mime-Version: 1.0 (NeXT Mail 3.3 v118.2)
From: Gene Backlin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 97 01:24:33 -0500
Subject: Update Diskette for OPENSTEP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 1997
UPDATE DISKETTE FOR "DEVELOPING NEXTSTEP APPLICATIONS" TARGETS OPENSTEP 4.2
CHICAGO, IL--Gene Backlin, author of the book "Developing NeXTSTEP
Applications", ISBN 0-672-30658-1, published by SAM's Publishing, has
released a new OPENSTEP compliant diskette version of the application
projects that accompanied the original NeXTSTEP text.
The new diskette release includes:
- Applications that are created within the text, are now OPENSTEP
4.2 for Mach compliant.
- The comprehensive tutorial organization of the book to text is
- Practical, real-world example programs that demonstrate the new
classes in OPENSTEP 4.2 for Mach, including distributed objects,
image and view handling, drag and drop and much more.
"Developing NeXTSTEP Applications"...
[MD1] 3D Game Machine, v2.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VIRTUALLY UNLIMITED FREES GAME DEVELOPERS FROM PC-ONLY / PC-FIRST FOCUS.
3D Game Machine offers outstanding real-time 3D and simultaneous
Geneva, 13 June 1997 -- Providing game and multimedia developers with
advanced 3D technology, Virtually Unlimited has released version 2.0 of its
award-winning 3D Game Machine framework for MacOS and Windows 95/NT. 3D
Game Machine (3DGM) is a specialized game development tool, featuring a
highly optimized core with a straightforward C/C++ API as well as visual
tools. Full integration with 3D graphic applications is provided through
its 3DGM Factory interactive modeler. This award-winning technology
delivers impressive software rendering, while direct 3Dfx Voodoo support
enables maximum quality.
3DGM allows projects ranging from flight simulators to motor racing games
and educational titles to be built with market-leading image quality. This
power and flexibility is the result of proprietary...
[MD1] CodeWarrior Pro Ships
From: MWRon@metrowerks.com (MW Ron)
Subject: [ANN] CodeWarrior Pro Ships !!!!
CodeWarrior Pro 1 has began shipping. Some CD's went out Wednesday, some
will go out Thursday and some will go out Friday. It may be necessary for
some to be shipped the first of next week. I'll be sure to post when they
are all shipped and drop dead dates for when to bug me if you haven't
gotten it. For right now that it's in the mail date is the end of June.
Thanks for your patience as CodeWarrior Pro was put together, tested and
[MD1] DR1 of CrossBasic
DR1 of CrossBasic, a new shareware BASIC development environment for the
Macintosh is now available.
CrossBasic is an implementation of the BASIC language on the Macintosh
which is tightly coupled with a set of visual components. The 'Cross' in
CrossBasic comes from the fact that it can transparently create Java
applets, as well as native Macintosh applications.
The primary features of CrossBasic are:
* Object-oriented implementation of the BASIC language with automatic
* High level support for GUI elements;
* Fully integrated visual development/debugging environment;
* Advanced dynamically recompiling compiler - giving all of the benefits
of an interpreter, while still running at fully compiled speed;
* Development is supported on both 68k and PowerPC Macintoshes, running
native on both
* Build standalone applications for 68k and Power Macintoshes (including
as well as building 100% Java Applets.
Further documentation, as well as...
[MD1] BMUG Hosts First Annual Rummage Sale
(510) 549-2684 x210
For immediate release
BMUG Hosts First Annual Rummage Sale
Berkeley, CA - BMUG, the Berkeley Macintosh Users Group, hosts its first
annual rummage sale on July 12, 1997 from 10am to 3pm. BMUG volunteers will
be staffing tables to sell used computer equipment and software at the BMUG
offices at 2055 Center Street. Excellent bargains will be offered
throughout the day. All are welcome and admission is free!
BMUG is the world's largest MacintoshUsers Group and is dedicated to
providing computer education and access to members and the community at
For more information, to purchase a table, or to sell your equipment or
software through our BMUG volunteers, contact Colleen Miller at (510)
549-2684 x210 or email at email@example.com.
[MD1] CopyPaste Utility Programming Contest
Enter the CopyPaste Utility Programming Contest to win $500 in Prizes
Starting June 15 and running till September 15 there will be a contest that
anyone can enter to win up to $500. All it takes is writing a useful tool
that can be used within CopyPaste to act on the clipboard contents. The
contest is being held to heighten awareness that the Mac is the original
and best platform of application integration and also to promote greater
use, understanding and better programming of utilities that work with the
CopyPaste is the shareware utility that was awarded a 5 mouse rating by
MacUser and shareware utility of the year 1996. CopyPaste has also been
featured in MacWeek, TidBits and many other magazines. CopyPaste magnifies
the clipboard in many different ways and has been very popular with web
developers, editors, writers, dtp professionals and everyone who uses the
clipboard. CopyPaste (a new version will be released on 6/11) can be found
[MD1] MICRO PLANNER X-Pert and Manager
MICRO PLANNING's NEW PROJECT MANAGERS SHIPPING
Sophisticated Project Management Software
for the Macintosh, Sun Solaris, HP and Windows 3.x, 95, NT
Brad Pirrung, Director of Marketing, (303)757-2216
Andy Killinger, CEO, (303)757-2216
Automatic Update Feature
MICRO PLANNER X-Pert 2.4.2 and MICRO PLANNER Manager 1.4.2 offer a new
Update feature, which enables project managers to automatically update
project information from multiple external files. Project participants can
now enter progress data easily using a database, a spreadsheet, or, of
course, MICRO PLANNER. Using the Update feature, project leaders will have
current project-wide status on hand with the click of the mouse. MICRO
PLANNER's powerful analysis functions can then provide the up-to-date
information needed to make decisions that keep the project on time and
within budget. With the addition of on-demand access to project status, the
new MICRO PLANNERs enable managers to become more productive by spending...
[MD1] NeoLogic Launches Consulting Division
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NeoLogic Launches Consulting Division to Augment the Company's Mature
Object Database Technology
-New 'Solutions' division to provide consulting services for organizations
building large-scale information systems with NeoAccess object database
BERKELEY, CA - In a strategic move toward expanding its presence among
institutional markets, NeoLogic Systems Inc. today officially launched its
new Solutions division. The division will offer consulting services
designed to complement the company's mature object database management
system, NeoAccess. The new division will assist NeoLogic customers better
utilize NeoAccess for large-scale information systems and custom
"Since 1992 we have focused exclusively upon product development," said
NeoLogic President Bob Krause. "Now that NeoAccess has matured and we have
established a critical mass of high-profile reference accounts, we look
forward to entering the second phase of our growth by...
[MD1] PACE Introduces InterLok Pro
Introducing InterLok Pro, Powerful New Toolset for Creating Trialware and
Next-Generation System from PACE Anti-Piracy Provides "Registration
Insurance" for Internet Distribution of Software
SAN JOSE, CA -- PACE Anti-Piracy, the leading developer of software
authorization and protection systems for MacOS, is now shipping InterLok
Professional Version, the comprehensive toolset for the creation and remote
unlocking of trialware and protected software. InterLok Pro completes the
transition of PACE's products to the company's fourth-generation
technology, and joins InterLok Standard Version, the one-step turnkey
trialware creation toolkit introduced in January of this year. The two
products are fully technology-compatible, and all features of InterLok
Standard Version are supported in InterLok Pro, along with an impressive
list of more sophisticated capabilities, making InterLok Pro a complete
software authorization, protection, and anti-piracy solution.
[MD1] Rumpus for WebSTAR Users
Maxum Development Offers Rumpus
FTP Cooperative Upgrade To WebSTAR Users
Streamwood, IL -- Maxum Development Corporation, a leading developer of
Macintosh Web server tools, is now offering cooperative upgrade pricing on
Rumpus to owners of WebSTAR, the popular Web server for Macintosh.
Running FTP services on World Wide Web servers is extremely common, and
allows Webmasters to provide anonymous file download services for their Web
site, as well as remotely maintain their Web content. However, running
multiple server applications on a single machine can cause slowdowns and
reliability problems. Rumpus is optimized to be not only the fastest FTP
server available, but also the most efficient, allowing WebSTAR and other
server applications to use more of the computer's resources.
Because efficiency and reliability in an FTP server are crucial for Web
developers, Maxum is offering a "Cooperative Upgrade" to WebSTAR users.
Between now and August 1, 1997, WebSTAR customers can save $50...
[MD1] SC Basic V1.5 - FREE BASIC Compiler
Crimson Compilers are pleased to announce the availability of SC Basic
V1.5, THE free Basic compiler for the macintosh platform. Version 1.5
includes many improvements over previous releases including support for
Floating point arithmetic, MSGBOX and INPUTBOX dialog boxes. SC Basic is
available for download from: http://www.crimson.u-net.com Also available
from this web site is a demo version of the "Crimson Basic Development
System", a visual development tool based upon the Basic language.
[MD1] StoneTable 3.0 Released
6/3/97 Portland, OR. StoneTablet Publishing has released a new version of
StoneTable, a List Manager replacement. Many improvements and bug fixes
have been incorporated into a complete rewrite of the product which has
been through an extended beta test using current customers.
Some of the improvements include:
- improved memory utilization.
- improved integration of drag&drop and clipboard between StoneTable
and other applications.
- improved support for user defined data in cells.
- improved method of selecting cells based upon data type. For
example, click in a check box changes the value and a click outside of
the check box but in the cell selects the cell.
- improved method of starting edit of text in cells so that edits
begin when mouse is held down for dblClick ticks without moving the
- allow any supported data type to be used in a column or row title.
- new function for determining the best height for a cell so rows can
be auto resized by application.
- support for...
[MD1] 4D Server Version 6
ACI US news for immediate release
Contacts: ACI US Marketing ACI US Engineering ACI US Engineering
Sharon Miller Pierre LeBlanc Dominique Hermsdorff
Sharon@acius.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
408-252-4444 x386 408-252-4444 x271 408-252-4444 x237
ACI US ships 4D Server Version 6
The "zero admin" data and application server
JUNE 6, 1997 CUPERTINO, CA. Today, ACI US ships 4D Server Version 6, the
newest upgrade to the outstanding 4D product line. 4D Server is the
cross-platform data and application server for 4th Dimension (4D). Any 4D
application created for Windows 95, Windows NT, Macintosh, or Power
Macintosh easily scales to a workgroup client/server solution using 4D
4D Server provides a fully integrated architecture in which both client and
server use a single 4D application. 4D Server frees developers from the
need to design separate front-end applications. 4D Server fills the gap...
[MD1] Every Mac Dev Pub - at your fingertips
Every article, every major Mac developer publication --
on your desktop, and fast!
Special offer through June 30, 1997
Our best deal yet -- Get almost 25% off!
You may have heard about the new MacTech CD -- we released it at WWDC
(press release is below).
The short and simple message about this CD is -- EVERY article of every
major Macintosh developer publication available and the original Inside
Macintosh is included on this CD. That's more than FOUR LINEAR FEET of
MacTech's 1-12 CD includes:
* Entire archives of MacTech Magazine
* Entire archives of develop -- Apple's Technical Journal
* Entire archives of FrameWorks -- from the Software Frameworks Association
* Volumes I-VI of Inside Macintosh(r)
and all of it is accessible in one of the most beloved reference tools --
On the CD, you get:
* Almost 1600 articles from all 139 issues of MacTech Magazine
(1984-1996) and part of 1997 -- in THINK Reference...
[MD1] Java Fundamental Classes Reference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 1997
PRESS ONLY--FOR REVIEW COPIES, CONTACT:
O'REILLY RELEASES "JAVA FUNDAMENTAL CLASSES REFERENCE"
SEBASTOPOL, CA--"Java Fundamental Classes Reference," the latest title in
O'Reilly & Associates' Java documentation series, provides complete
reference documentation on the core Java 1.1 classes.
"Java Fundamental Classes Reference" goes beyond a standard reference
manual. In addition to detailed descriptions of classes and methods, it
offers tutorial-style explanations of the important classes in the Java
core API. The first section of the book includes chapters that describe the
ins and outs of strings and related classes, effective thread programming,
and the use of the I/O classes. These chapters also include lots of sample
code, so that readers can learn by example.
The core classes addressed in "Java Fundamental Classes Reference" contain
architecture-independent methods that...