MacTech CD 2001: The History of Mac Technology & Development
FOR RELEASE ON Monday May 21, 2001
NEW MACTECH CD-ROM -- UPDATED THROUGH APRIL 2001!
-- Over 2,200 articles, from over 700 industry experts!
Westlake Village, California - May 21, 2001 -- MacTech Magazine, the
Journal of Macintosh Technology and Development, announced today the
release of the MacTech CD-ROM (volumes 1-17) now updated through April 2001.
Debuting at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference in San Jose, the
MacTech CD-ROM includes the entire history of MacTech Magazine. With over
2,200 articles from over 700 industry experts in Macintosh programming,
networking, and technology, the MacTech archives represent an incredible
resource to the fundamental Apple technologies and an essential reference
for Mac programmers.
Running from 1984 through April 2001, the MacTech archives span the history
of Macintosh. This wealth of tutorials, introductions to new technologies,
and how to articles have been compiled into databases for the THINK
The THINK Reference...
Jiiva announces Beta 2 of RapidMQ
Middleware for the Mac!
Jiiva announces RapidMQ Beta 2, the first Messaging & Queuing technology
designed for Mac OS X.
Beaverton, OR (May 21, 2001) - Jiiva, Inc., announces a Beta 2 release of
RapidMQ available for immediate download from www.jiiva.com/rapidmq.
Messaging & Queuing is quickly becoming the technology of choice for
computer network communications. With the unreliability of the global
Internet and uncertainty of end users being connected to the Internet,
software programs need a technology with an inherent ability to store,
forward, and listen for information. RapidMQ is the first Messaging &
Queuing technology designed specifically for Mac OS X.
RapidMQ Beta 1 was received with enthusiasm and praise from developers who
downloaded the beta and gave it a try. Jiiva developers have incorporated
much of the received feedback into Beta 2 and look forward to continuing
the positive growth of such an important product for the development
Einhugur e-CryptIt 6.2 plug-in
Einhugur plug-ins are an insanely great deal!
New in 6.2:
* Added HMAC-MD5 Keyed-Hashing Algorithm.
* Added HMAC-SHA1 Keyed-Hashing Algorithm.
* Fixed a problem with MacBinary III under MacOS X.
* Did more internal segmentation on all hashing algorithms
to minimize code size in compiled applications that use
e-CryptIt Engine features:
* e-CryptIt (68k, PPC, Carbon, x86)
* BlowFish (Strong 448 bit) (68k, PPC,Carbon, x86)
* e-CryptIt Flexible (68k,PPC,Carbon,x86)
* Base64 (68k,PPC,Carbon,x86)
* BinHex (68k,PPC,Carbon)
* MacBinary III (68k,PPC,Carbon)
* UUCoding (68k,PPC,Carbon,x86)
* Zip on strings (68k,PPC,Carbon,x86)
* Zip on filestreams (.z format) (68k,PPC,Carbon,x86)
* CRC32 (68k,PPC,Carbon,x86)
* Adler32 (68k,PPC,Carbon,x86)
* MD5 (68k,PPC,Carbon,x86)
* SHA (68k,PPC,Carbon,x86)
* SHA1 (68k,...
MindVision ships Installer VISE 7.3
For Immediate Release
MINDVISION SHIPS INSTALLER VISE 7.3
LINCOLN, NEB. - May 18, 2001: To coincide with Apple's Worldwide Developers
Conference, MindVision Software today ships Installer VISE(tm) 7.3. This
update to the popular Mac OS X installer is available for download at
"MindVision has always provided developers with rock-solid installation
solutions for the latest Macintosh technologies," said MindVision CEO Steve
Kiene. "Installer VISE 7.3 continues that support with a host of features
dedicated to building installers for Mac OS X and Classic. This version
incorporates a year's worth of feedback from developers and users since
MindVision first offered a Mac OS X installation solution."
WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 7.3
With expanded support for installs on Mac OS X, Installer VISE 7.3 brings
features such as:
- Install files to Mac OS X or Classic
Installers launched on Mac OS X can install files to any domain, or to the
Big Nerd Ranch Hits the Trail with Cocoa Training
Big Nerd Ranch Hits the Trail with Cocoa Training
Atlanta, GA- May 14, 2001- The Big Nerd Ranch
((http://www.bignerdranch.com/)http://www.bignerdranch.com/), the original
Cocoa training camp, announces a June class in Atlanta, Georgia. Normally
taught in a lodge outside Asheville, NC, the class on Programming OS X with
Cocoa will be offered June 11-15.
Aaron Hillegass, Big Nerd Ranch instructor and founder, has more than 7
years of experience consulting and teaching for Apple and NeXT Computer.
The Big Nerd Ranch began as a remedy to interruptions in the corporate
training environment and specializes in training experienced programmers.
"For those who can't make it to the wilds of Asheville and still want to
get the most accelerated Cocoa training possible, we decided to take the
show on the road. You still get the same training, but you won't get to see
- Aaron Hillegass
Big Nerd Ranch class fees include five days of instruction, course
materials, room and board, and 24-...
Metrowerks To Give Early Access to New CodeWarrior Tools for Mac...
Metrowerks To Give Apple Developers Early Access to New CodeWarrior Tools
for Mac OS X
New Tools Allow Development of Native Mac OS X Applications, Include First
Java Debugger for Mac OS X
AUSTIN, Texas-May 18, 2001-Metrowerks is providing Mac OS developers at
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) early access to new
CodeWarrior(r) tools for Mac OS X. The Early Access tools support the
Mach-O object file format, providing developers with access to the full set
of native Mac OS X APIs, and will allow developers to create Java 2
applications on Mac OS X for the first time.
The tools, which will be included in an upcoming version of CodeWarrior for
Mac OS due out this fall, will be given out to WWDC attendees at no cost.
With improved debugging capabilities for Mach-O and the Preferred Execution
Format (PEF), the tools provide Mac OS developers with increased
performance and reliability.
"Providing developers with early access to new tools for Mac OS X reflects
Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program) 1.2.1, Open Source for X
For Immediate Release
5/18/01 (Mammoth Lakes, California)
SierraMaps.com (TM) releases Gimp 1.2.1 for Mac OS X CD.
By simply double-clicking on the package, the open-source alternative to
Adobe Photoshop, Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program) 1.2.1, will be
installed in minutes. The CD installs and configures Gimp with all of the
programs and libraries required to run the graphical-user-interface within
Mac OS X's Aqua interface (XFree86 4.0.3, XAqua 0.6, and Gimp 1.2.1).
The installation program also installs complete documentation (in both PDF
and HTML formats), tutorials, brushes, patterns and a mirror of the
official Gimp web site.
The CD comes with limited-technical support to help get a system up and
running should the user experience any difficulty installing Gimp with our
The CD costs US$25.00, and you will receive $10 off of our next Gimp CD.
To learn more about the CD and to purchase, please point your favorite web
browser to: http://SierraMaps.com/gimp
To find out more...
MacHack 2001: Student Registration Closes, Volunteer...
MacHack 2001: Student Registration Closes, Volunteer Opportunities
MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers
Contact: Carol Lynn mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org c/o Expotech 1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230
May 18, 2001-Dearborn, MI-Limited to only the first 50 registrants,
MacHack's student registration has become increasingly popular over the
past few years. This year, MacHack has filled this allotment that we keep
for the communities youngest developers. Students are still welcome to
attend, but unfortunately this discounted package is no longer available.
Fortunately, students who have not yet registered can still attend for less
than the full conference rate. How? Volunteer.
MacHack is always in need of volunteers to aid with all aspects of the
behind the scenes operation of the conference. Students specifically are
welcome to take advantage of this and gain access to the conference by
trading sweat equity for conference...
For Release May 18, 2001
XRouter Aero - Shipping This Month!
Wilsonville, OR - May 18, 2001
The XRouter Aero (WSR-5000) brings the convenience of wireless connectivity
to small office and home user environments.
The XRouter Aero allows up to 253 wired or wireless users to share access
to the Internet using only one Cable or DSL modem and one ISP while
protecting against potential intrusion attempts from outside hackers. A
wireless Access Point that combines a Cable/DSL Router, with a built-in
10/100 Mbps switch, the XRouter Aero provides three products in one unit
making it a very economical and efficient choice.
A wireless network is not only convenient, but saves time and money by
eliminating the need to install or maintain cabling and wiring. The XRouter
Aero fits very well into hybrid networks, bridging the gap between
traditional wired and newer wireless connections.
The convenience of choosing when and where to connect to your network and
the Internet is now up to you.
Qilan 2.0 for Mac OS X
HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE - May 17, 2001 - CommonGround Softworks Inc. today
announces the release of Qilan 2.0 for Mac OS X.
Qilan 2.0 is a significant upgrade to our web application development
environment. We have improved the transaction handling performance and
added access to additional SQL databases using Java standards based
technology. A web application developer who is interested in OS X now has a
time efficient tool to build data-driven web sites. The Qilan graphical
user environment provides the power and flexibility of working in a code
level language without syntax problems and better construction speed.
Some of the significant new features are:
-Fast cgi capability
-128 bit data block cipher encryption (TwoFish) available between the
datasource and the web server
-Like pattern matching
-Improved Date and Time constant handling
-Improved html controls for data iteration in Qilan tables
-Creates data relationships "on-the-fly"
-Uses JDBC database...
TCP Deux v1.0.0b01 for 4D
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., Announces Release of TCP Deux v1.0.0b01
Public Beta of New 4th Dimension Component
Vero Beach, FL - Thursday, May 17th, 2001: Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.,
today announced the release of beta 1 of TCP Deux v1.0.0 for Macintosh and
Windows. TCP Deux is a 4th Dimension component which provides
cross-platform TCP wrappers for different TCP plugins available for 4th
Dimension. The plugins supported within TCP Deux include 4D Internet
Commands v6.7.x, Internet ToolKit v2.0.x, and Internet ToolKit v2.5.x.
With the TCP Deux component, a 4th Dimension developer can code TCP level
routines without worrying about which particular plugin is going to be
used. TCP Deux provides a very simple upgrade path for developers to write
one set of code. With TCP Deux, a 4D developer can begin by using the free
4D Internet Commands for all TCP communications and upgrade to the
commercial Internet ToolKit plugin when the needs arises, all without
Macintosh Tcl/Tk 8.3.3 Binary Release
Macintosh Tcl/Tk 8.3.3 Binary Release Announcement
May 17, 2001
We are pleased to announce the availability of Macintosh binaries for the
recent 8.3.3 releases of the Tcl scripting language and the Tk toolkit This
is the third patch release of Tcl/Tk 8.3. More details can be found below.
An installer appropriate for most users is available for direct download at
For Tcl Developers, a more complete installer containing additional binaries,
CodeWarrior projects and complete sources is available at
For more information, please visit
* the Tcl project page on SourceForge
* the SourceForge Tcl Foundry
* the Tcl Developer Xchange:
Daniel A. Steffen
iBuild Lite/Pro/Site/Developer version 1.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Acrux Software announces iBuild Lite/Pro/Site/Developer version 1.0
iBuild is a rich, powerful and easy-to-use multimedia authoring and
presentation tool for the Apple Macintosh. It's a good alternative to both
HyperCard and PowerPoint for interactive and human-led presentations.
iBuild has a unique set of features for making educational courseware,
computer based training, tests and quizzes, thus complementing Apple's
renewed vigor in the educational market. But iBuild's versatility means
that it can also be used for kiosks, interactive electronic magazines,
slide shows and much more.
iBuild stacks can be constructed from a selection of over 40 different
types of "objects", many of which are interactive or animated. You can
specify object properties by simple dialogs (no programming required), and
a drag 'n drop Library provides hundreds of ready made examples. iBuild
stacks can be saved as independent stand alone applications.
iBuild's real power comes from its...
Resorcerer 2.4: First Full Featured Mac OS X Resource/Data Editor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RESORCERER 2.4, FIRST FULL-FEATURED MAC OS X RESOURCE AND DATA FILE EDITOR
Top-of-the-line data and resource file editing tool now runs under Mac OS
X, with new support for data-fork-based resource files; large Mac OS X
icons; hex, binary, and unicode displays of very large data files;
object-model scriptability; new integrated developer utility tools; an
interface overhaul; and more.
Boulder, Colo. -- May 17, 2001 -- Mathemaesthetics, Inc. announced today
the arrival of Resorcerer 2.4, the latest version of its award-winning
resource and data file editing utility for Mac OS 8, 9, and now Mac OS X
developers. Resorcerer 2.4 will ship both Classic (System 8 and 9) and
Carbonized (for Mac OS X) versions. This is the company's first major
upgrade of Resorcerer since version 2.2 was released near the end of the
"Apple's Mac OS X is an impressive step forward in the evolution of
Macintosh, and Mac developers have been demanding and eagerly awaiting a...
Preview WebSTAR V at WWDC
May 16, 2001. San Jose, CA.
Preview WebSTAR V at WWDC, May 21-23
4D, Inc., publishers of the 4th Dimension v6.7 RAD/RDBMS Environment and
WebSTAR Server Suite 4.4, will be demonstrating the next evolution of their
powerful Macintosh Server Suite, 4D WebSTAR V along with 4th Dimension
version 6.7 at Apple's World Wide Developer Conference to be held May 21-23
at the San Jose Convention Center. Stop by to talk to a 4D representative
about the exciting new developments for the Mac. 4D WebSTAR V maintains the
easy administrative interface while taking advantage of the speed and
stability of Mac OS X. 4D v6.7 offers a more flexible development
environment, an enriched set of web development tools and greater support
for larger database development.
"We are working hard to provide developers with the tools their businesses
need. Both 4D and 4D WebSTAR are being developed to offer a complete set of
tools that can be used together or separate to provide enterprise
solutions," said Brendan...
Sony and Macromedia Bring Flash to PlayStation
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT AND MACROMEDIA TO BRING MACROMEDIA FLASH PLAYER
TO PLAYSTATION(r)2 USERS
Market-Leading Computer Entertainment System Will Now Access The Most
Compelling Interactive Web Content
San Francisco, California -- May 16, 2001 -- Sony Computer Entertainment
Inc. (SCEI) and Macromedia, Inc., (NASDAQ: MACR) today announced their
partnership to bring the Macromedia Flash Player to the Sony
PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system. Macromedia Flash Player is
the standard for delivering high-impact Web experiences. The PlayStation 2
computer entertainment system is set to revolutionize the home
entertainment market, offering not only the best game titles, but a
complete range of connected entertainment experiences in the emerging
At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles this week, Sony
will preview Macromedia Flash Player on PlayStation 2. This preview will
focus on how the Macromedia Flash Player can provide rich, interactive Web...
YDL 2.0 Declared Gold-Master
YDL 2.0 DECLARED GOLD-MASTER!
Loveland, CO -- 16 May 2001 -- Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., the leading
developer of Linux solutions for PowerPC(tm) microprocessors, has frozen
all development on Yellow Dog Linux 2.0, the much anticipated and
long-awaited Linux distribution that features, among many updates, a
"YDL 2.0 is not only a new release, but an offering for a new kind of user
as well. To date we have delivered a powerful OS for the Linux savvy: the
techs, the admins, and the geeks. We continue to support these power users
and are equally proud to engage a great deal more of the PowerPC community.
With our installer and KDE 2.1, YDL offers a full featured, rich
environment that just makes sense. It feels familiar. As one of our beta
testers stated just this week, 'I can say with confidence that I no longer
require another OS on my iBook --this is everything I need,'" states Kai
Staats, co-founder and CEO.
The graphical installer for YDL 2.0 was written almost...
Valentina: Kernel Release 1.8.8
The Valentina Report: Kernel Release 1.8.8
Issue 010516 / May 16, 2001
NEW FEATURES IN VALENTINA RELEASE 1.8.8
SPECIAL OFFERS FROM PARADIGMA
WHAT' S NEW IN THIRD PARTY TOOLS
MADE WITH VALENTINA SPOTLIGHT
WHAT IS VALENTINA?
NEW FEATURES IN VALENTINA RELEASE 1.8.8
All Valentina platform developers (PLATFORM) will enjoy new improvements in
release 1.8.8, as well as special features for Valentina for Director
Valentina for REALbasic users (V4RB).
* PLATFORM: Four new data types - Medium, UMedium, FixedBinary and VarBinary;
* PLATFORM: More choices on the number of database files.
* V4RB: Improved Access to REALbasic Objects - Improvements in REALbasic class
layers increase access speed from REALbasic objects;
* V4MD: Better Record Handling - Ability to obtain and set values of fields as
lists for records;
* V4MD: Database Extension Customization - Set their own file extensions in
Lingo for Valentina database files;
*V4MD: Better Picture Handling - Now Pictures can...
Miles Sound System for Macintosh
Contact: Mitch Soule, email@example.com
Date: May 15, 2001
RAD RELEASES MILES SOUND SYSTEM FOR MACINTOSH
Kirkland, Washington: RAD Game Tools today released the Miles Sound System for Macintosh. The Miles Sound System for the PC first shipped ten years ago and has been used in 2,500 games since.
The Miles Sound System supports all aspects of audio: digital output using a custom hand optimized assembly sound mixer, 18 DSP filters, MIDI support with a built-in software synthesizer, red-book audio, MP3 and ADPCM support, full 3D audio support, hard drive and CD-ROM data streaming, and much more.
The Miles Sound System digital subsystem is unmatched. It includes an amazing fast PPC assembly sound mixer, full bilinear sound resampling, 18 DSP filters, 3D digital support, built-in MP3 and ADPCM decompressors, and streaming support.
The Miles MIDI subsystem supports full interactive MIDI files, DLS using a built-in software...
Waves in Motion Plug-ins for FileMaker 5.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WAVES IN MOTION ANNOUNCES CARBONIZED PLUG-INS FOR FILEMAKER PRO 5.5 AND MAC
Take advantage of new features in OS X and FMP 5.5 with oAzium Plug-ins
PHOENIX, AZ -- May 15, 2001-- To celebrate the release of FileMaker Pro 5.5
for MacOS X, Waves in Motion announces Mac OS X support for four of our
most popular plug-ins - oAzium Events 3.0, oAzium Date & Time 3.0, oAzium
String Functions 2.0 and oAzium Portal Filter 1.0. These plug-ins will now
run natively on Mac OS X with FileMaker Pro 5.5. Immediate downloads are
available at (http://www.wmotion.com).
Features and upgrades for individual plug-ins include:
- oAzium Events 3.0 - With oAzium Events, you can trigger FileMaker
scripts on schedules, at regular intervals or when the user takes certain
actions. You can also flexibly schedule the opening and closing of
databases. Additionally, you...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., Announces Release of BASh v1.5.6
Vero Beach, FL - Wednesday, May 16th, 2001: Deep Sky Technologies,
Inc., today announced the release of BASh v1.5.6 for Macintosh and
Windows. BASh is a 4th Dimension component which provides extensive
utility functionality for 4D programmers, including a dynamic stack
space module for reusing variable space, encoding and cryptography
routines, and much, much more.
BASh is the first 4D component publicly available after the release of
4D v6.7.0 by 4D, Inc., and 4D SA. And, in keeping with the tradition
of offering high quality and services, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.,
has made the BASh component available for free to the developer
"This latest release of the BASh component is important for DSTi",
said Steven G. Willis, President, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc. "Version
1.5.6 includes the final core routines and bug fixes needed for our
next software offerings. It is exciting to be at a...
MacTech Magazine Launches New Career Site
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MACTECH MAGAZINE LAUNCHES NEW CAREER SITE FOR MAC PROFESSIONALS
- MacTechJobs.com specializes in jobs for Macintosh technical professionals
Westlake Village, CA -- May 16, 2001 -- MacTech Magazine today launches a
new career site, http://mactechjobs.com, specializing in jobs for Macintosh
technical professionals. Now, Macintosh Technical Professionals can post
resumes, search for jobs, and explore career opportunities with the leading
Macintosh employers worldwide. And, employers can now promote their Company
and available jobs to the heart of the Mac technical community in the U.S.,
and around the world.
MacTech Jobs is the exclusive e-recruitment site for MacTech Magazine --
and is accessible either through http://www.mactech.com or directly at
http://mactechjobs.com. For job seekers, the site features private resume
posting, automated job search agents, automatic notification, focused job
searches, and more. For employers, there are featured employer spots...
Troi Text Plug-in 2.1 for FileMaker 5.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering releases Troi Text Plug-in 2.1 for FileMaker 5.5
First 3rd party plug-in to be available for FileMaker 5.5 and Mac OS X!
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, May 15th, 2001--Troi Automatisering
today announced the immediate availability of its Troi Text Plug-in 2.1,
for FileMaker Pro 5.5 for Mac OS, Mac OS X and Windows.
What is the Troi Text Plug-in?
The Troi Text Plug-in is a very powerful tool for dealing efficiently with
text in your FileMaker Pro database. It adds the following functions to
- Combine sets from 2 text fields:
* get all lines that are the same
* get all lines that differ
* and other combinations
- Get (unique) lines and sort words and lines
- Make a text sum from a related file that even updates without a script.
- Parse XML Text into fields
- and more...
Peter Baanen, company president, states: "We are very proud to be able to
release the first plug-in for FileMaker 5.5. Finally we can take...
StuffIt Expander 6.0 for Windows
NEW RELEASE OF STUFFIT EXPANDER 6.0 FOR WINDOWS EXTENDS ALADDIN SYSTEMS'
LEADERSHIP IN CROSS-PLATFORM FILE COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY
StuffIt Expander 6.0 Provides Improved Expansion For PC Users To Virtually
Any Compressed Or Encoded File for Free
Watsonville, CA - May 15, 2001 - Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), today
announced the release of StuffIt(tm) Expander 6.0 for Windows 98, ME, NT
and 2000. StuffIt Expander is a FREE file decompression utility that
empowers PC users to open virtually any compressed or encoded file, and is
the only utility that allows users to decompress the popular compression
formats on Windows, LINUX, UNIX, and Macintosh systems. In addition to
previously supported formats, StuffIt Expander 6.0 adds support for .Bzip
and an international favorite, .lha compressed archives, firmly
establishing it as the most powerful and easy to use file decompression
utility available on the market today.
Mac OS X Utilities plugin for REALbasic
From: Chad J McQuinn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have made several structural changes to my OS X Utilities plugin. It has
now been divided into three separate plugins, each of whose functions use a
prefix to avoid naming conflicts. The plugins do not depend on each other.
MMisc plugin: Includes functions for manipulating the quit and preferences
menu items in the application menu, as well as for installing and managing
a standard "Window" menu. Also includes a function "IsOSXRunning", which
should be checked before using most functions in any of these plugins.
MFile plugin: Utilities for working with icons, unix paths, and 'kind strings'.
MDock plguin: Utilities for manipulating dock icons. Includes providing
animations as well as overlaying or changing your application's icon.
Sorry for the name changes, but it's the best way for me not to have to
worry about conflicts with other plugins. All three are free for all use.
Do not abuse the functions that they provide.
All plugins are carbon-only...
InterMapper 3.5b1 for available for Classic and MacOS X
From: Richard.E.Brown@DARTWARE.COM (Richard E. Brown)
Subject: InterMapper 3.5b1 for available for Classic and MacOS X
A short note to announce the availability of our first beta-test version of
InterMapper for MacOS X and Classic MacOS. The major changes to InterMapper
- OS X compatibility
- Custom SNMP probes to allow testing new devices
- New probes, including Cisco and HTTPS
- Numerous small features and bug fixes.
More information is available at:
The download is available at:
Please send questions to email@example.com.
Rich Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Dartware, LLC http://www.dartware.com
25 S. Main St, PO Box 130 Telephone: 603-643-2268
Hanover, NH 03755-0130 USA Fax: 603-643-2289
For Immediate Release
SCHEMA RESEARCH ANNOUNCES SRTRANSPORT
ALAMEDA, California -- May 14th, 2001 -- Schema Research has released
SRTransport 5.0.4. It offers greater stability overall, and the user
interface is improved with greater consistency and with a new "Interactive
SQL" feature, and a new data browsing feature. Data professionals will need
one less tool in their arsenal.
The driving purpose behind SRTransport is to bring data manipulation
capabilities into a user interface, to avoid programming against interfaces
such as Oracle's OCI, Sybase's CTLIB or to XML and JDBC libraries, etc. Yet
still take advantage of the features available in those API's.
By offering multiple transport modes and data-editing expressions, what
used to be programming tasks, now become SRTransport solutions that all
data professionals (engineers and others) can create.
"SRTransport lets us solve problems quickly without programming, but most
importantly it lets us accomplish our work with...
Ch-Ching! Accounting Connection
IMACINATION SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES MYOB ACCOUNTING INTEGRATION FOR ALL
May 15, 2001 -- Imacination Software, publishers of acclaimed Ch-Ching!
Instant E-commerce software, today announced the availability of their
exclusive bi-directional accounting integration software for use with
existing Ch-Ching! based online stores.
Ch-Ching! Accounting Connection, the new accounting integration
application announced recently in conjuction with Imacination Software's
hosting service, is now available for purchase with all versions of
Ch-Ching! 3.1. Ch-Ching! Accounting Connection provides users of MYOB
AccountEdge for Macintosh - the most popular small business accounting
software for the Mac OS - the ability to fully synchronize their accounting
data with their online Ch-Ching! store - the most popular E-commerce
application for the Mac OS.
After launching the downloadable Accounting Connection application, all of
the merchant's products will be uploaded to their online store and...
SOFTWARE DELIVERS REALBASIC 3.2, NOW WITH EVEN MORE MAC OS X GOODNESS!
Free update improves appearance on Mac OS X, adds even more enhancements
May 15, 2001. Austin, TX - REAL Software, Inc. today shipped REALbasic 3.2,
its second free update for all REALbasic 3 owners. REALbasic utilizes Mac
OS X's Aqua interface and operates on earlier versions of Macintosh System
software as well. REALbasic is the powerful, easy-to-use tool for creating
your own software for Macintosh, Mac OS X, and Windows. It is easy enough
for beginners and powerful enough for professionals to use, allowing them
to develop their software with a single set of user interface elements and
code without requiring any platform-specific adjustments.
REAL Software created this free update to improve the appearance of
REALbasic and the applications it creates for Mac OS X. All REALbasic users
should download this update because, while it adds Mac OS X exclusive
features, it also includes further major improvements to...
Sig Software is proud to announce the release of MADE 1.7.5, a small
package of C/C++ code which provides all the lowest-level needs for a
Macintosh application, for both the Classic and Carbon APIs.
MADE's most valuable feature is its glue code which provides a unified
wrapper for much of the Classic and Carbon APIs. This allows developers to
use a single source code base to build versions of their software that run
natively on OS 7 through to OS X, with no CarbonLib required.
MADE was developed in-house at Sig Software for use in our own programs -
Analog Helper, Cross Platform, Drop Drawers, Email Effects and TableText
are all based entirely on the framework. It includes several features to
help the development process, such as assertions, memory trashing,
allocation tracking and leak testing.
Version 1.7.5 is updated for full compatibility with the latest CodeWarrior
6 compiler and Carbon headers, adds more accessors and functions to the
Classic/Carbon glue code, debug-friendly...
DataShell 1.4, FutureBASIC driver for Valentina XCMD
DataShell for Valentina Delivers Object Relational DB for FutureBASIC^3 Users
May 14, 2001. MacBrowse is proud to announce the availability of DataShell
1.4, a driver solution that allows FutureBASIC^3 developers to use
Valentina XCMD, an object-relational, SQL-powered database engine, in their
What's new in DataShell 1.4 ...
- New function: Cursor_UpdateAllRecords.
- Added new field types: Medium, UMedium, FixedBinary and VarBinary.
- DataShell now uses a new jump table built in Valentina 1.8.8r3.
- Database_Create features four new file modes (documented).
- Reference Manual and include files updated.
DataShell 1.4 is fully compatible with Valentina XCMD 1.8.8r3.
FutureBASIC, from Staz Software (http://www.StazSoftware.com), is an award
winning development environment for the Apple Macintosh, based on the
popular BASIC language. Thanks to DataShell, the wait for a
FutureBASIC-enabled database engine is over. DataShell is very easy to use,
no complex project setup or...
Lasso Summit 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 14, 2001
BLUE WORLD, VH PUBLICATIONS AND MIGHTYDATA ANNOUNCE LASSO SUMMIT 2001
Lasso Summit 2001 will be August 10-11, 2001 at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in
Bellevue, WA--May 14, 2001--Blue World Communications, Inc., VH
Publications Inc., and MightyData L.L.C. today announced Lasso Summit 2001,
to be held August 10-11, 2001 at Disney's Boardwalk Inn near Orlando,
Florida. Lasso Summit 2001 is the premier education event for Lasso
developers and Web hosting providers.
"Lasso Summit 2001 is an excellent way to bring the burgeoning Lasso
community together to learn key skills and information about Lasso
products" said Bill Doerrfeld, CEO of Blue World. "We're delighted with the
launch of this first large-scale event aimed to serve the needs of Lasso
Blue World CEO Bill Doerrfeld will kickoff Lasso Summit 2001 on Friday,
August 10, 2001 with the keynote address. Mr. Doerrfeld will present his
vision for the future of...
FileMaker Pro 5.5 for Mac OS X and Windows 2000
NEW FILEMAKER PRO 5.5 IS FIRST SOFTWARE TO BE BOTH MAC OS X NATIVE AND
WINDOWS 2000 LOGO-CERTIFIED
New database software delivers multi-platform support, workgroup data
connectivity and easy Web sharing
SANTA CLARA, CA -- May 14, 2001 -- FileMaker announced today the U.S.
availability of FileMaker Pro 5.5 database software, which adds support for
native Mac OS X and Windows 2000 (logo-certified), enhanced connectivity
with corporate data sources, and rich new Web publishing features.
FileMaker Pro 5.5 is the world's first software to both run in native mode
on Mac OS X, Apple's next-generation operating system, and gain
logo-certification for Windows 2000.
Designed to increase productivity of knowledge workers and workgroups,
FileMaker Pro 5.5 makes it easy via dynamic two-way ODBC to connect
workgroup and corporate data. Its new record-level security and
server-related features also fit with IT requirements. Enhanced Instant Web
Publishing enables higher fidelity and increased...
VOODOO Server for Mac OS X
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Subject: VOODOO Server for Mac OS X released - Version Control for CodeWarriors
Hagenberg, May-14-2001, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS announced the availability of
their flagship version control tool VOODOO Server 1.3 for Mac OS X.
VOODOO Server features a modern client/server architecture that benefits
from the stability and performance of Mac OS X. The CodeWarrior plug-in
offers a user-friendly version control solution that lets you keep track of
all your files without having to deal with additional complexity and
bureaucracy, all from inside the CodeWarrior IDE in an easy-to-use Mac-like
"We are impressed with the robustness and efficiency the new Mac OS X is
offering and are happy to contribute to make this great platform the
developers' paradise. VOODOO Server is the only version control tool
designed specifically for the Mac. By combining VOODOO's legendary
simplicity with the power of Mac OS X, the new version offers a version
Vue d'Esprit 4 for Mac OS X
e-on software Announces Development of Vue d'Esprit 4 for Mac OS X
E-ON SOFTWARE TO DEVELOP MAC OS X 10.0 VERSION OF AWARD WINNING 3D GRAPHICS
May 14, 2001. Beaverton, OR. Europe and France-based e-on software
announces Vue d'Esprit 4 (Vue 4), the next version of its award winning 3D
scenery animation and rendering software. Vue 4 advances a new ease-of-use
architecture and adds a long list of advanced realism features for the
creation of ultra natural 3D graphics.
"The user community has been clamoring for a Macintosh version of Vue
d'Esprit for years. The advanced architecture of Apple's Mac OS X 10.0
operating system provides both stability and ease of use that 3D graphics
designers love. We are very excited to finally be bringing Vue d'Esprit to
the Macintosh, a platform we have long admired for its ease of use," said
Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software.
Vue d'Esprit 4 for Macintosh will include hundreds of new features over the
previous Windows only Vue d'Esprit 3...
Sparkle Vol 2
13th May 2001 -- Sapphire Innovations announces 'Sapphire Sparkle vol 2 ' -
a new collection of symbols for Flash(tm) 4/5
Sapphire Innovations, today announced 'Sapphire Sparkle vol 2'.
1000 royalty-free symbols for use within Flash 4/5.
The symbols come in a variety of shapes and styles stored in Flash
libraries - a vast selection of dynamic colourful ready-to-use imagery
Dots and blots
These symbols can be used to incredible effect within Flash to create
either amazing animated effects or still images.
A demo set is available on http://www.sapphire-innovations.com
Pricing and Availability Information
Sapphire Sparkle 2 is available for NT , 98, ME, and Mac, and is priced at
UK 14.99 Prices are subject to change without notice. A bundle of sparkle
1 and 2 is also available at 20.99
for plugins, photoshop addons, frames, nozzles/grains and more For more
Monica & Hefty FTP: Mac OS X Beta Releases
Subject: Black Diamond Releases OSX Beta Versions of Monica & Hefty FTP
Black Diamond Products today announced the release of the first public beta
MacOS X versions of Monica, its popular download manager, and Hefty FTP,
its FTP client. Simultaneously, Black Diamond are releasing a set of 13
free utility programs for MacOS X.
Monica is a queue based file download program for the Mac for downloading
files from the Internet using FTP, Hotline and HTTP protocols. Monica
achieves exceptional download throughput by utilising queue technology,
optimised processing of Internet protocols, and by extensive use of
transfer resumption techniques.
Hefty FTP is a queue based FTP client for Unix and PC FTP servers for the
Mac that that supports file transfers to or from up to four FTP servers
simultaneously as well as HTTP transfers. Hefty FTP implements automatic
connection retries, automatic resumption of stalled or interrupted
transfers, as well as queue scheduling and AppleScript control....
TECSoft Announces New AppleScript Training CD
TECSoft Announces New "Workflow Automation with AppleScript Training CD"
Learn AppleScript and how to create powerful software automation solutions
with TECSoft's interactive training CD.
AMAGANSETT, NEW YORK - May 8, 2001 - TECSoft announced today its new
Workflow Automation with AppleScript Training CD. The interactive CD
teaches AppleScript and how to create powerful software automation
solutions, and is the culmination of TECSoft's extensive experience as the
leading AppleScript training and development firm. The CD is now available
directly from TECSoft and through June 15, 2001 sells for an introductory
price of $99.00, thereafter $149.00.
AppleScript is Apple Computer's English-like scripting language used to
automate key tasks performed on the Macintosh computer. It's like automatic
pilot for the Mac. With AppleScript users can increase productivity and
save time to work smarter, not harder.
"We've distilled our extensive hands-on training expertise into the CD-ROM
New Millennium Communications, Inc., a FileMaker Solutions Alliance
Partner, announces the immediate availability of SecureFM 5.0.6 for both
Windows and Macintosh!
What is SecureFM?
SecureFM is a FileMaker Pro plug-in which provides database designers and
system administrators the ability to disable any FileMaker Pro menu item
and its keyboard equivalent, either at startup or on the fly by script,
thereby preventing the undesired creation, modification, or deletion of
data. Menu items can be disabled conditionally depending on user mode
(Browse, Find, Layout, or Preview). Menu items which developers commonly
find the need to disable include: New Database, Delete Record, Delete All,
Duplicate, Replace, New Record, Find, Show All, Open, Close, and Exit/Quit.
With SecureFM 5 you can:
- Selectively disable menu items
- Remove entire menus
- Control who can create new databases
- Disable toolbars and contextual menus
- Change menu settings at startup or on the fly...
Softchaos Releases WorkStrip 1.0
WorkStrip: a new central hub for your Macintosh. Launch, quit, hide and
activate applications, as well as open and preview documents from one
elegantly designed bar.
May 2nd, 2001 - Soho, London, UK - Softchaos Limited, a young and
innovative company focusing on combining design with leading edge
functionality, proudly announces the release of it's first product
WorkStrip is a utility an integrated and intelligent utility, that takes a
novel approach to organization of work on the Mac.
WorkStrip is well integrated:
* By replacing the Control Strip, and integrating its functions,
WorkStrip takes up a minimum, but familiar space on the Desktop.
WorkStrip is intelligent:
* It automatically shrinks when it is obscuring the front window.
* It remembers which files have been opened and by which applications,
and it allows for quick access to these files.
WorkStrip takes a novel approach to organization:
* It allows for collecting and...
QuickDNS 3.5 for Mac OS X
QuickDNS, the cutting edge DNS Management System, now available for Mac OS X
Reykjavik, Iceland, May 3/ -- Men and Mice today released QuickDNS 3.5 for
Mac OS X. QuickDNS is the leading DNS management system for the Macintosh
for nearly 5 years, receiving rave reviews in numerous publications.
QuickDNS presents a breakthrough in DNS management as it enables
simultaneous management of DNS servers on, not only Mac OS X but also Linux
platforms. For a description of the new features and benefits see
QuickDNS Pro was recently upgraded to include a number of new powerful
features granting the system it's outstanding 4 1/2 mouse product rating in
Macworld magazine. Mel Beckman comments in Macworld review, April 2001
"Administering a DNS server can be a painful chore, unless you're using Men
& Mice's QuickDNS Pro. Version 3.0 adds many useful features that make this
the most powerful tool available for DNS serving and administration on
either a Mac or PC."...
May 2, 2001
Donagrandi Software Announces New RBdbMaker Version 1.2 with OS X and
Windows Beta versions
Application from Independent Developer Is Now AppleScriptable and Recordable
Chicago, Illinois -- Independent Macintosh Developer, Donagrandi Software,
publicly announces the availability of RBdbMaker v.1.2, a development
environment tool for REALbasic developers using REALbasic's built-in
database engine. RBdbMaker v.1.2 can be downloaded from
Building on the initial release of Donagrandi Software's first application,
RBdbMaker v.1.2 contains a number of new features. The SQL console
application was built with REALbasic 3.1 Professional, and now supports
blob fields and the ALTER TABLE SQL command. Donagrandi Software also
built-in four AppleScript commands that are also recordable. A sample
script is included with the distribution to demonstrate the basics of using
AppleScript with RBdbMaker. Lastly, RBdbMaker is...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PINEHILL PRODUCTS RELEASES SITETOOLKIT 1.5 - WEBMASTERS TOOLKIT
Rochester, NY - May 1st, 2001 - PineHill Products releases SiteToolkit 1.5,
a complete set of webmaster tools, for the Mac OS and Mac OS X operating
SiteToolkit is a complete set of webmaster tools to help achieve on
receiving more traffic on your web site. SiteToolkit will optimize the HTML
for any web page you ask it to, for faster loading times on the internet.
SiteToolkit can also generate and add customized META tags to every web
page in your site, and then upload it to your site, all within SiteToolkit!
And the best feature of all - SiteToolkit will submit your web site to over
40 of the most popular search engines!
Key Features of SiteToolkit 1.5:
- Mac OS X Compatibility
- Save your web site submission information
- AppleScript support to automatically submit your site
- Skip search engine option
- Updated interface and user manual
- Submit your site to over 40...
REALbasic 3.2 CD
The REALbasic CD includes thousands of applications, example projects,
plug-ins etc. to provide REALbasic users with resources to help them get
more out of REALbasic. Here's your chance to be a part of it.
Why should you submit something for the REALbasic CD? Being on the CD will:
* Show off your talents
* Earn you the respect of others
* Promote your application, skills or service
* Win friends and influence people
* Improve your sex life (unlikely, but hey, it sounds good)
Submissions must be received by Thursday, May 10th. Submissions will be
accepted on a first come, first served basis. There is a limited amount of
space available on the CD and we have thousands of files to deal with so
the sooner you send in your submission, the more likely it will be included.
What can you submit?
* REALbasic example projects
* REALbasic plug-ins
* REALbasic classes/modules
* Applications made with REALbasic
* Anything that extends REALbasic in any way
* Any application that helps REALbasic...
Now Up-to-Date & Contact Version 4
Now Up-to-Date & Contact Version 4 Makes World Premiere at
Macintosh Business Expo in Portland Today
Columbus, Ohio - May 2, 2001 - Power On Software, Inc. today announced the
world premiere of its new version of Now Up-to-Date & Contact, the number
one selling contact manager and scheduler in the history of the Mac. The
debut of the feature-packed new release will take place at the Macintosh
Business Expo, sponsored by The Computer Store Northwest and Apple
Computer, Inc. The update, version 4.0, is slated for release this month,
and includes a bevy of new features, including the following:
* Additional user-definable custom fields to allow easier storage of
* Additional Internet/email/phone fields to handle multiple email
addresses, URL addresses, and communications data
* Full TCP/IP implementation for support of firewalls and NAT routing
* Ability to attach graphics to contact records (maps, pictures, logos,
business cards, etc.)
* HTML Help System...
OLD DOG, NEW TRICKS: FETCH 4.0 SHIPS
Popular FTP Client Released for Mac OS X
HANOVER, N.H.--Fetch Softworks today announces the release of Fetch 4.0,
the newest version of the megapopular FTP client for the Macintosh. Version
4.0 offers users greater flexibility, security, and convenience with an
updated and easy to use interface. It takes full advantage of the latest
technologies found in Mac OS X, including Aqua, yet can be used with
previous Macintosh OS versions from 7.0 and on.
The many new features include support for eleven different proxy servers,
folder mirroring, integration with BBEdit, Graphic Converter and QuickTime,
Keychain support, server-server transfers, contextual menus, Kerberos
security, and a streamlined, updated user interface.*
Fetch author Jim Matthews launched his new company, Fetch Softworks, in
January after purchasing the license to Fetch's source code and name from
Dartmouth College where he first developed the application.
"When I created Fetch twelve...
Yellow Dog Linux 2.0
YDL 2.0 TO DEBUT AT MACINTOSH BUSINESS EXPO, PORTLAND OREGON
Loveland, CO -- 1 May 2001 -- Terra Soft Solutions, Inc., the leading
developer of Linux solutions for PowerPC(tm) microprocessors, to attend the
Macintosh Business Expo with the first public presentation of the much
anticipated Yellow Dog Linux 2.0.
Kai Staats, co-founder and CEO of Terra Soft will showcase a near complete
YDL 2.0 beta, Booth #12, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. From 3:00 pm through
5:00 pm Staats will host a forum concerning the most recent advances of
Linux for PowerPC computers. Bring your enthusiasm and questions for an
interactive, educational forum.
"The timing could not be better. As this week completes a successful and
rewarding reseller road tour, I will have in my hands the latest YDL 2.0
beta representing more than a year of development effort by our dedicated,
determined, and very tired staff," states Staats.
The Macintosh Business Expo, now in its ninth year, is one of the very best
UpdateAgent X for Mac OS X
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INSIDER UPDATEAGENT MAKES CONVERTING TO MAC OS X APPLICATIONS EASY
Users Can Update Applications for Modern OS Automatically
May 1, 2001 [Carlsbad, California] Insider Software today announced the
release of UpdateAgent X, a new version of the five-mouse rated Macintosh
software updating service for the Mac OS X operating system. With
UpdateAgent X, users can automatically download the latest carbonized
versions of their favorite software.
"The only way to take advantage of Mac OS X is to have Carbon or Cocoa
versions of the applications you use," remarked Rio Sabadicci, president of
Insider Software. "UpdateAgent X is the only way to automatically receive
OS X-savvy applications as soon as they become available. There is no
faster path to Mac OS X."
SUPPORT FOR CLASSIC, CARBON AND COCOA APPLICATIONS The Mac OS X operating
system provides protected-memory and pre-emptive multitasking. When an
application that takes advantage of these capabilities crashes, it does...
Rainbow Announces Mac OS X Software Security Solution
Rainbow Announces Mac OS X Software Security Solution
Sentinel Eve3 Protects Mac OS X Applications via Easy-to-Use USB Smart Token
IRVINE, Calif., April 30, 2001 - The Digital Rights Management group of
Rainbow Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNBO) a leading provider of
high-performance security solutions for the Internet, eCommerce and
software protection, today announced Mac OS X support for the company's
Sentinel Eve3 software security solution. The Eve3 provides full software
application security for Mac OS X applications via an easy-to-use,
easy-to-install USB security key.
The Sentinel Eve3 is a member of Rainbow's market-leading Sentinel family
of software security keys. Rainbow has sold more than 26 million software
security keys, high-security authentication tokens and workstation security
solutions, which secure more applications and authenticate more users than
any other company.
"In today's highly competitive economic environment, software developers
and publishers must...
For Immediate Release
NASHVILLE, TN - April 30, 2001 -- Marathon Computer lights the way with the
RackIlluminator, a single or dual light source for your equipment rack.
Wherever your workstation may reside, let the sunshine in with a
RackIlluminator from Marathon Computer. Our adjustable gooseneck lamp lets
you direct light where you want it when you want it. With the
RackIlluminator, your rack carries its own light source, built in and ready
"The RackIlluminator is essential to my on-stage set-up," explains Tom
Yarboro, a professional musician, "Instead of fumbling around in the dark
for equipment knobs, I have split-second access to lighting, a life-saver
for high pressure performances."
Offered in single or dual lamp models, the RackIlluminator caters to the
demands of your specific workstation. Ideal for spotlighting, upgrades,
servicing - wherever you don't want to be left in the dark.
RackIlluminator features include:
-Single or dual lamp models
-Off/on switch with...