FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A MAJOR UPDATE TO THE FREE, FAST, POWERFUL, AND EASY TO USE PROGRAMMER'S
LIBRARY FOR CREATING SPRITE ANIMATION IN MACINTOSH PROGRAMS
March 29, 2000
Vern Jensen and Anders Bjrklund today officially released SpriteWorld 2.3
as freeware to the Macintosh programming community. SpriteWorld 2.3 is the
latest update to the widely respected SpriteWorld animation library
originally written by Tony Myles in 1993-94, and updated to version 2.0 by
Karl Bunker and Vern Jensen in 1996. SpriteWorld 2.3 provides many new
features and improvements, and even some bug fixes.
As with the earlier versions, SpriteWorld 2.3 will be of particular
interest to Macintosh game programmers. Using SpriteWorld, programmers can
easily create animations with high frame rates that contain smooth
overlapping of sprites, pixel-precise collision detection, an unlimited
size and number of sprites, special effects via. custom blitters, fast
scrolling, and many other features. These features lend...
Adobe Ships InDesign 1.5
For Immediate Release
Adobe Ships InDesign 1.5 and Enhances Toolset for Professional Publishers
Company announces promotional pricing for InDesign upgrade
San Jose, Calif. (March 29, 2000) (Nasdaq:ADBE)-Adobe Systems Incorporated
today announced the shipment of Adobe InDesign 1.5 and announced a new
worldwide promotion for InDesign. Shipping this week, InDesign 1.5 is the
newest version of the award-winning page layout and design program for the
professional publisher. Effective immediately, all registered customers of
InDesign 1.0 software are qualified for an upgrade to the new version at an
estimated street price of U.S. $29.95.
"Adobe has a longstanding commitment to meet the needs of our customers
with superior products that are also an excellent value," said John
Warnock, CEO and president, Adobe Systems Incorporated. "With the shipment
of InDesign 1.5, we believe we are well on the way in making InDesign the
tool of choice for professional publishers. The price promotion for...
BackJack for Macintosh: International Service
For Immediate Release - March 29, 2000
MARKDALE, Ontario, Canada - Synectics Business Solutions, Inc. (Synectics)
just announced the availability of its BackJack Online Backup Service to an
international Macintosh market. BackJack is a Mac-only online backup
solution which enables users to get their critical files backed up and
offsite - automatically, securely and cost effectively. Since its launch in
June of 1998, BackJack has revolutionized the way Macintosh users back up
and restore their critical data.
International Export of BackJack
Until now, Synectics was prohibited from the international export of its
BackJack service due to the strength of the encryption algorithm (128 bit
CAST) built directly into its software. Approval from the Canadian
government (under the General Export Permit No. 39) now means that
Synectics can offer BackJack to Macintosh-based organizations and
individual Mac users around the world with the exception of...
Now Up-To-Date & Contact Now Support Palm OS
For Immediate Release
Power On Provides Palm OS Support in
New Release of Now Up-to-Date & Contact
Extensive Synchronization Options Added for Palm and Visor
Columbus, Ohio -- March 29, 2000 -- Power On Software announced today that
it had completed development of its forthcoming release of Now Up-to-Date &
Contact. Version 3.9 adds support for handheld computing devices based
upon Palm Computing's Palm OS. The new release offers seamless integration
of the best-selling Macintosh contact management and calendaring
application in history with the handheld computing devices based on the
World Debut Scheduled for Macintosh Business Expo
The product will make its worldwide debut in Portland, Oregon on April 5th
at a special reception to be held at the Macintosh Business Expo, presented
by Apple Computer, Inc. and The Computer Store. Effective immediately,
Power On will be accepting orders for shipments to commence on April 6th.
Wide Range of Palm OS Integration and...
VSE Link Tester
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Mac Tool Finds Broken Links And Missing Resources
Germany, 29 March 2000 - Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) announced today
the release of their new application VSE Link Tester, a link validation
tool that fixes broken links and locates missing resources.
Webmasters know that one of the biggest problems associated with
maintaining your web site is keeping all the hyperlinks updated and free of
One usually first finds out about a broken link when a visitor complains.
For every person who complains, there are a multitude of others who just
give up on the site out of frustration. The effectiveness of the web site
is impaired and becomes worse if these problems aren't fixed.
Bad links and malfunctioning site features cost page impressions, customers
and respect. VSE Link Tester helps Mac users to fix these errors before
they harm their online business.
The easy to use application works online and offline. It can test multiple
web sites at once...
BeOS 5: Personal, Pro, and Open Source Announcements
BE DELIVERS NEW PERSONAL AND PRO EDITIONS OF BEOS 5
No-cost Downloadable Version of Powerhouse Media OS Removes "Barrier of
Choice" for Programmers and Users
MENLO PARK, Calif.--March 28, 2000--Be Incorporated (Nasdaq: BEOS) today
announced the availability of the latest release of its highly-acclaimed
digital media operating system, BeOS 5. The Personal Edition of the
operating system, renowned for its rich media handling capabilities and
ideal for first-time or casual users, is now available at no charge, via
the web at http://free.be.com. Additionally, BeOS 5 Pro Edition, a
fully-featured version designed for audio and video applications, has also
been made available to third-party publishers in North and South America,
Asia, and soon to follow, Europe.
With the new release, Be is offering a programmers development kit (BeIDE,
or Be Integrated Development Environment) and a library of demonstration
applications at no charge. These development tools aid software developers
Virtual PC with Windows 2000
DATE: March 27, 2000
NEWS: Connectix Corporation Ships Connectix Virtual PC with Windows 2000
- Award-winning PC emulation product family for the Macintosh
- Two Computers-in-One; it's like getting a Pentium chip in software,
without the added costs
- Fast, easy, and convenient way to access the Windows world from your Mac
Connectix Virtual PC with Windows 2000 gives you a seamless and hassle-free
way to run Windows 2000 on your Mac. Installation is no different than any
Mac application. With Virtual PC, your computer easily becomes a Mac and a
Windows machine all in one.
The Connectix Virtual PC product line bridges the compatibility gap between
Mac and PC environments by allowing Mac users to run PC applications,
access networks, and share files. Virtual PC is currently available in five
versions: with PC-DOS, with Red Hat Linux, with Windows 95, with Windows
98, and with Windows 2000 each pre-installed and pre-configured.
* Run Windows Programs...
Dynamic Scrolling 1.0 Source (freeware)
From: Jensen@loop.com (Vern Jensen)
Subject: [ANN] Dynamic Scrolling 1.0 Available (freeware)
Anyone interested in easily supporting Dynamic (or "Live") scrolling in
their applications, including systems that do not have Appearance, should
download Dynamic Scrolling 1.0. This package includes a single call that
allows you to seamlessly perform dynamic scrolling on both new and old
systems. The entire C source code is included. The package is free, and is
Let me know if you find this useful!
Proteron unleashes Easy MP3, next generation MP3 software
March 24, 2000
For Immediate Release:
Proteron unleashes EasyMP3, next generation MP3 software
Omaha, Nebraska USA - Proteron, LLC today releases EasyMP3, the first in
the second generation of MP3 encoders. Sporting the industry's best MP3
codec, EasyMP3 packs all the most-advanced features, include ID3 tagging
and CDDB2 access, into a revolutionary, unobtrusive, easy-to-use interface.
A small footprint and ultra-sleek design make EasyMP3 the perfect MP3
encoder for UltraPlayer, WinAmp and Sonique users.
The software ranks among the fastest and highest quality MP3 products
currently available and effectively builds MP3 encoding functionality
directly into the operating system, making conversion of digital audio
seamlessly integrated with Windows functionality. EasyMP3 is the successor
to Proteron's encoder N2MP3 encoder for the Macintosh. N2MP3 was released
in August of 1999 and quickly became the encoder of choice for Macintosh
users, winning several top awards, including a five star...
Vicomsoft SurfDoubler Now With PPPoE Support and Optional...
Vicomsoft SurfDoubler Now With PPPoE Support and Optional Connection Teaming
Vicomsoft announces the release of SurfDoubler 6.6 including native support
for DSL connections using PPPoE. A new optional Connection Teaming module
is also available. Support for PPPoE allows users to transparently share
DSL connections without the need for third party software. Connection
Teaming increases aggregate Internet access bandwidth by combining multiple
simultaneous Internet connections of any type.
Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), which provides login
functionality, has been adopted by major DSL service providers. Some
existing Internet sharing solutions are not compatible with PPPoE.
Vicomsoft offers direct PPPoE support as a standard feature in SurfDoubler,
making Internet sharing available to all DSL home users.
Connection Teaming allows home users to achieve quantum rather than
incremental increases in bandwidth and throughput by establishing multiple
March 23, 2000. Berkeley, CA.
WebSTAR Secure Where Others Fail
StarNine Technologies, Inc. publishers of the WebSTAR Server Suite and ACI
US, Inc. publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment, today
reaffirmed their commitment to creating the most secure server products
possible. This announcement comes after the successful repulsion from an
attack early last week by a group of Brazilian hackers on the United States
Army's www.army.mil site which is currently served by WebSTAR Server. These
same hackers did successfully manage to access several other government
sites last week including the Bureau of Land Management's National Training
Center and two other U.S. Army web servers which were not running WebSTAR.
In September of last year, the U.S. Army changed their operating system
from a Windows NT based server to the Macintosh based WebSTAR Server Suite
after the Army's main Web site was altered by a hacker. The continuous
attempt this server faces has only served to...
VOODOO Server 1.1.2
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VOODOO Server 1.1.2 - the easy-to-use version control tool for CodeWarriors
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, March-23-2000, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH is pleased to
announce the immediate availability of the new version 1.1.2 of their
flagship version control tool VOODOO Server.
Right in time before the daylight-saving time starts the new release of
VOODOO Server makes use of UTCUtils introduced in MacOS 9 which guarantees
a hassle-free switch to daylight-saving time without having the usual
problems that local files seem to have changed modification dates.
Registered customers are therefore encouraged to make use of the FREE
upgrade before the daylight-saving time starts.
What else has been added and improved:
+ An additional check-sum mechanism increases safety of data transfers.
+ Detection and clean-up of broken connections has been improved.
+ Some example scripts have been modified to work with Mac
OS 9 as well as over TCP/IP connections.
easy beat 1.1
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH
phone: +43 (7236) 3338-82
fax: +43 (7236) 3338-30
easy beat 1.1 - adds support for XG and GS, including all QuickTime voices
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, March-22-2000. UNI SOFTWARE PLUS is proud to announce
version 1.1 of our music software easy beat. Many things have been added,
fixed and improved since the initial release of easy beat 1.0 in September
1999. The following is an incomplete extract from the list of changes,
which should give you a brief impression of the most important changes and
* easy beat now has an "Inspector": a floating window that shows various
properties of the current selection.
* A new "Playback Options" dialog lets you specify some settings for use
with external synthesizers.
* A new "Recording Options" dialog (accessible from the Music...
CPLAT trial versions
From: Ken (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: ksoft announces CPLAT trial versions
ksoft has just released a trial version of the CPLAT cross-platform C++
framework, and a trial version of the CPLAT RADTool / Resource Editor.
These trial version allow you to download and try-out CPLAT and its RADTool
/ Resource Editor to see how powerful and easy CPLAT makes cross-platform
CPLAT is a low-cost modern C++ framework enabling development of
applications that run under MacOS from System 7.5 through Mac OS9 including
Carbon and Windows 95, 98, NT, and soon a Linux version will be available.
In addition to providing full UI support for the various platforms, CPLAT
includes classes for working with application, documents, dialogs, alerts,
files, unlimited undo, and more.
Registered users of the CPLAT framework get the full source code, headers,
and projects to the entire CPLAT framework, demos, and the source code to
the RADTool / Resource Editor is also included. Full registration...
Bowers Development Enhances AppMaker Support for Tools Plus
Grantham, NH - March 22, 2000 - Bowers Development has posted an update for
AppMaker #12 to add several major features to its Tools Plus code generator.
This update includes support for scripting, custom multi-column lists,
NavServices, proxy icons, and overriding.
With this update, AppMaker generates scriptable applications. It generates
the 'aete' resource, and code to resolve object references, to handle
GetData and SetData events, and to create elements.
Scripting support is free. It is generated automatically from existing
DataDefs in an AppMaker project. Users don't have to do any extra work to
get scriptability because they are already specifying DataDefs for other
This update also supports custom multi-column lists. Each row of the list
corresponds to an element of an array. Each column represents an attribute
of the array element.
The generated code now uses NavServices for the standard Open and Save file
dialogs. Window titles now display proxy icons and a file...
Farallon 4-Port Gigabit Switch
Farallon Ships Plug-and-Play Fast Starlet Gig Switch/4SX
Ideal for 1000Mbs inter-switch connectivity within a high-speed network
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. March 22nd, 2000 - Farallon Communications, Inc.,
developer of reliable cross-platform networking solutions, today announced
their Fast Starlet Gig Switch/4SX is now shipping. With 4 1000Base-SX Fiber
Gigabit ports, Farallons Fast Starlet Gig Switch/4SX is ideal for creating
a high-speed 1000Mbps network backbone.
"The connections between switches is one of the most common points of
congestion on a network," states Ken Haase, VP Marketing for Farallon
Communications, Inc. "When combined with our Fast Starlet Switch
10/100/100, the Fast Starlet Gig Switch/4SX allows users to eliminate
inter-switch congestion and still benefit from the easy-install of a
Farallons family of Gigabit solutions also includes a Gigabit PCI card for
high-end Mac OS or Windows servers, and the Fast Starlet Switch 10/100/1000
Troi File Plug-in 2.0b1 for FileMaker Pro 5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering releases Troi File Plug-in 2.0b1 for FileMaker 5
New Plug-in lets you manipulate any information on your disk outside your
database directly from within FileMaker Pro.
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, March 22nd, 2000--Troi Automatisering
today announced the availability of its Troi File Plug-in 2.0b1 (beta), for
FileMaker Pro 5 (and 4) both on Mac OS and Windows.
What is the Troi File Plug-in?
The Troi File Plug-in is a very powerful tool for getting access to
information outside the FileMaker Pro database. Any files stored on the
rest of the computer can be accessed through the functions of the plug-in.
All from within FileMaker you can:
- get data out of files that are on the disk of the computer
- create files anywhere on the hard disk and put data from
FileMaker fields into it
- manipulate files and folders on the disk: this includes creation,
deletion, copying, moving and modifying files and folders
MADE 1.6.0 (Carbon) Release
Sig Software is proud to announce the release of MADE 1.6.0.
Macintosh Application Development Essentials (MADE for short) is a tiny
package of C/C++ code which provides all the lowest-level needs for a
Macintosh application. It is used extensively at Sig Software for our own
programs, including Drop Drawers, Email Effects and NameCleaner.
The main new feature in version 1.6.0 is support for the Carbon (Mac OS X)
API. Detailed instructions are included on how to create a Carbon
MADE-based project in CodeWarrior. MADE also continues to support the
Classic (Mac OS) API.
The MADE page is at: http://www.sigsoftware.com/made/
IMACINATION SOFTWARE RELEASES LASSO EMAIL TOOL
New Lasso developer tool, Inbox!, provides connectivity between Web servers
and POP email accounts.
March 20, 2000 -- Imacination Software today released Inbox! for Lasso, an
easy to use plug-in for Blue World Lasso Web Data Engine that enables
developers to access any POP3 email account on any server.
Using Inbox! for Lasso, developers can create Web based client interfaces
to email accounts, or archive email lists to any database Lasso connects
with, such as FileMaker Pro, 4D, Microsoft Access, and SQL Server.
The plug-in is cross platform, multi-threaded and works with Lasso Web Data
Engine 3.6 allowing simultaneous access and archiving of multiple email
"We are very enthusiastic about the release of Inbox!", says Allon
Bendavid,president of Imacination Software. "Developer's will now be able
to create broader Web applications integrating both email and datasources.
This plug-in is definitely a 'Must Have!'"
"Inbox! is a...
Tenon: OS X Transition Strategy for Macintosh Webmasters
OS X TRANSITION STRATEGY FOR MACINTOSH WEBMASTERS
WebTen and iTools give WebSTAR users a graceful transition to Apache
Santa Barbara, CA, March 21, 2000. Tenon Intersystems, award winning Mac OS
web server developer, announced today a transition strategy for Macintosh
webmasters and web developers. Tenon's OS X Transition Package provides a
point and click Apache, DNS, and FTP server for Mac OS, Mac OS X Server,
and Mac OS X, along with expert technical assistance to help Macintosh
webmasters evolve from their current set up to each new platform. For a
limited time, WebSTAR customers can purchase the OS X Transition Package
for only $795. The package includes WebTen 3.0, NetTen 1.4, iTools 5.0, a
free upgrade to iTools for OS X and technical support for each transition
-- a $2500 value! A Transition Starter Package, which includes WebTen 3.0,
is also being offered for only $199.
Because WebTen uses the popular Apache web server engine,...
Steve Jobs to Kick Off Apple's Worldwide Developer...
Steve Jobs to Kick Off Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference
CUPERTINO, California-March 21, 2000-Apple CEO Steve Jobs will deliver the
opening keynote address at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference
(WWDC), which takes place May 15-19 at the San Jose Convention Center in
San Jose, California.
"This conference will be the most important event of the year for Mac OS X
developer and marketers," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "We're planning for
the biggest and best developer conference in Apple's history."
WWDC will feature technical tracks on: Mac OS X (Darwin, Cocoa, Quartz,
Carbon and Aqua); Digital Media (QuickTime, OpenGL and Java); Networking
and Security (IPv6 and 802.11); Hardware (iMac, iBook, PowerBook, Power
Mac G4 with Velocity Engine, AirPort, USB and FireWire), and Tools
(WebObjects, Velocity Engine performance and optimization).
Cost & Registration:
Developers worldwide can register for the conference at
http://www.apple.com/developer/wwdc2000. The cost of the...
Syslogd 2.1.6 is now available from
This release includes minor performance enhancements, and fixes a situation
where Syslogd would try to access low memory as well as other bugs. Full
details are in the included Release Notes file.
An incompatibility with Timbuktu seems to have been identified. Running
Timbuktu while running Syslogd may cause Syslogd to randomly crash.
Currently there is no solution to this problem, other than not running
Syslogd and Timbuktu at the same time.
Syslogd for the Mac OS is a syslog compatible Shareware program that will
log messages from network devices (UNIX machines, printers, routers, etc)
including Apple's AirPort Hub. Syslogd also includes support for Mac
applications and AppleScript programs to log messages. Syslogd includes a
graphical administration program that allows for easy configuration and
setup; you do not have to edit a text file with an obscure format.
For more information...
MediaCue: Media Player Makes Standalone Kiosks
MARCH 21, 2000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Michael O'Connor
Leptonic Systems Inc.
Phone: (516) 547-0640
LEPTONIC SYSTEMS INC. ANNOUNCES MEDIACUE 1.0
MACINTOSH MEDIA PLAYER MAKES STANDALONE KIOSKS
Leptonic Systems Inc. announces the release of MediaCue, an application for
the Macintosh computer which makes standalone media catalogs, plays full
Plays QuickTime movies in standard windows or full screen
Displays Picture files
Creates media catalogs in various layout formats
Creates stand-alone kiosk applications
Embeds QuickTime movies into the kiosks
Exclusively for Macintosh PowerPC
MediaCue lets you view QuickTime movies and picture files on your
Macintosh. You can collect these items into catalogs that show preview
images, descriptions, and file info. It can turn a catalog into a
stand-alone kiosk application which embeds the catalog, movies, and a
display application into a single, easily distributable file....
FileMaker Exploits XML
FileMaker, Inc. exploits XML for FileMaker Pro 5 and FileMaker Pro 5
Unlimited with launch of FileMaker XML Central
IT professionals and web developers may now leverage the power of XML
within FileMaker Pro 5 and FileMaker Pro 5 Unlimited by visiting FileMaker
XML Central (http://www.filemaker.com/xml).
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - March 20, 2000 - FileMaker, Inc. today announced the
immediate availability of FileMaker XML Central. A comprehensive resource
for IT professionals and web developers, FileMaker XML Central provides
essential documentation that details the Extensible Markup Language (XML)
support in FileMaker Pro. It also includes instructional examples and
useful links for learning more about XML and XML formatting technologies.
The XML documentation and examples will also be included in the forthcoming
FileMaker Developer 5, planned for shipment in April. They immediately
equip IT professionals and Web developers to deploy an XML solution using
dynamic data from their FileMaker...
Qilan Public Beta
March 20, 2000
CommonGround Softworks, Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of
Qilan (public beta), our web data base development system. Qilan is a
native Mac OS X Server application which allows developers to create
dynamic web sites linking SQL data base engines. A knowledge of SQL or code
level programming is not required.
This beta is provided with adaptors to OpenBase and FrontBase SQL databases.
In addition to SQL engines, Qilan provides full access to Helix data using
the Osmosis Gateway. Qilan communicates with the Osmosis Gateway by
TCP/IP, enabling Helix collections to be located anywhere on the Internet.
Qilan can be downloaded by visiting: http://www.qilan.com and following the
Referenced Database sites:
Power Services of NE Inc.
PO Box 687
Middleborough, MA 02346
InstantDomainRegistration.com: ~$15 Domain Name Registration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Beck Web Servers & Design (BWSD) Announces $22 CDN (~ $15 USD) Domain Name
Registration at http://InstantDomainRegistration.com
Instant Domain Control at InstantDomainRegistration.com
Oshawa, ON, Canada - March 18, 2000 Beck Web Servers & Design introduced
$22 CDN domain name registration, along with a promise of INSTANT control
over your domain registration, in order to change nameservers or contact
information for the domain.
"This will benefit consumers enormously," said Eric Beck, President of
BWSD, who went on to add, "BWSD's move, means that the consumer won't have
to fight with their registrar to try and get a record changed." As many
people have noted already, some of the other new players in the domain name
registration business are using the SRS (Shared Registry System) to benefit
the registrar, but without giving the consumer the benefit of the
single-most advantageous element of the new SRS, besides price. That is,
control and ease of...
DICOM Import for QuickTime and SDK, v1.1 for Mac and Windows
Escape Information Services (http://www.escape.gr/) is pleased to announce
the immediate availability of the DICOM Import component for QuickTime and
its associated Software Development Kit (SDK), version 1.1, both available
for the Mac and Windows platforms.
New in version 1.1
- Images in DICOMDIR files are now accessible
- Non-image data in DICOM files are now accessible
- Data in DICOM files with no images are accessible
- Additional image variants are supported
About DICOM Import
DICOM Import is a new QuickTime component that works on both Mac and
Windows, and enhances QuickTime-savvy applications with the ability to
import medical images that conform to the DICOM standard. DICOM files are
being produced by all major radiology systems, such as CT and NMR imagers.
DICOM Import currently supports a wide subset of the DICOM standard, such as:
- single and multiple image files
- compressed (lossy & lossless JPEG; RLE) and uncompressed
Timbuktu Pro 2000
NETOPIA LAUNCHES TIMBUKTU PRO 2000 FOR INTERNET-BASED REMOTE CONTROL
New Internet Features Make it Easy for Customers to Find Each Other and
Collaborate Across Virtually Any Platform.
ALAMEDA, Calif., March 16, 2000 Netopia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTPA) today
announced the introduction of Timbuktu Pro 2000, the first solution to
offer customers a high performance, multi-platform, remote control and
Internet communication tool for Windows and Mac OS computers in one
universal package. Timbuktu Pro 2000 is the ideal solution for mobile
workers, telecommuters, and day extenders who need to connect to and
communicate with other users across the Internet, over direct telephone
lines, and across multiple platforms.
Timbuktu Pro 2000 enables telecommuting and collaboration across any
Internet, network, or direct dial modem connection from any personal
computer. New enhancements make it easier than ever to find other Timbuktu
Pro users on the Internet, eliminating the complexity of cryptic TCP/IP...
ACI Acquires StarNine Technologies, Inc.
March 15, 2000. San Jose, CA.
ACI Acquires StarNine Technologies, Inc.
ACI SA, ACI US' parent company and publishers of the 4th Dimension
RAD/RDBMS Environment, announced today that they have acquired StarNine
Technologies Inc., makers of WebSTAR Server Suite, from Platinum Equity
StarNine has been a leader in the development of Internet server software,
content creation tools and email connectivity products for the Mac OS. They
have been awarded numerous honors for their WebSTAR Web server software
which is considered a de facto standard within the industry.
ACI has been delivering desktop relational databases management systems
(RDBMS) to developers since 1984. In 1997, with the release of 4th
Dimension version 6.0 (4Dv6.0), ACI began focusing on bringing its RDBMS
environment to the web development market.
Both ACI and StarNine are serious about the web development market and the
combined resources between the two companies of people and technology will
benefit both the...
MacA&D Deliver HTML Distribution
Placitas, NM - March 15, 2000 - Excel Software today extended its industry
lead in scriptable HTML report generation with its Macintosh and Windows
software modeling tools. Software design information created with MacA&D
and WinA&D products can be instantly distributed as highly customized
reports to team members, reviewers, subcontractors, customers, managers,
maintenance engineers and others involved in the development process. New
MacA&D 7.1.1 and WinA&D 3.1.3 features include hotspot links on diagram
images, custom page headers and footers, an integrated script debugger, a
script wizard for quickly generating highly customized reports, memory
optimizations and increased model capacity for large projects.
MacA&D and WinA&D are comprehensive tools for system analysis, requirements
specification, software design and code generation. Popular modeling
notations include object-oriented analysis and design with UML and
structured analysis and design using Yourdon/...
Drop Drawers 1.2
From: Gideon Greenspan (email@example.com)
Sig Software is proud to announce the final release of version 1.2 of Drop
Drawers, after an extended beta testing period. The program continues to
draw rave reviews - according to one seasoned user, it is "by far the most
elegant implementation of a dock I have seen on any platform."
Drop Drawers is a revolutionary user-interface enhancement which provides
floating pull-out, snap-shut drawers on the sides of your screen to store
text, URLs, aliases, pictures, sounds, movies and anything else.
Major new features in version 1.2 include drawers listing running
processes, optional speech recognition for drawer items, patterns and
pictures for drawers and tabs, optional thumbnails for any item and
hierarchical menus for folders in drawers.
The new version can be downloaded from:
English, Japanese and German versions are already available - Traditional
Chinese and French translations should appear soon....
Funnel Web 3.7
Announcing Funnel Web 3.7
Active Concepts, today released Funnel Web 3.7, an upgrade to its leading
web site analysis product, which is now optimized for Windows 2000 and the
PowerMac G4 velocity engine. This version features analysis support for
several new search engines such as Viola, Google, DirectHit and several
This version also supports improved speed and Virtual domain reporting,
including support for the Welcome plugin and various other bug fixes and
improvements. Updaters are available for existing users from:
New users can download a free 30 day trial from
The Active Concepts Team
Intelligent analysis for your eBusiness needs
Sapphire Innovations: Announcements
Here's assorted releases from Sapphire Innovations.
web site: http://www.sapphire-innovations.com
contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
28th February 2000 Sapphire Innovations announces 'Cog Edges' New
Borders/Frames For Frame Plugins
Sapphire Innovations, today announced Cog Edges, a new set of 100 excellent
borders for frame plugins.
Edges/Borders in the style of cog and gear shapes. Royalty-free shapes that
can be used to create that special touch for any picture. Also perfect as a
special effect using various features in plugins from Extensis or Auto/FX.
These borders are in the form of JPGs and can be used in other graphics
applications as well.
Demo versions exist on the i-us.com site and at
Pricing and Availability Information
Cog Edges is now available for NT , 95, 98, and MacIntosh and is priced at
$US 19.95. Prices are subject to change without notice. The product is
ACI Unveils New 4D Summit 2000 Site
March 14, 2000. San Jose, CA.
ACI Unveils New 4D Summit 2000 Site
ACI US, publishers of the 4th Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment, in
cooperation with Automated Solutions Group, Inc., ASG, unveiled the new 4D
Summit Conference web site today, 4DSummit.com. 4DSummit.com is the source
for all of the latest information on what is planned for the 4D Summit
Conference 2000 to be held in October. The web site will be updated
throughout the year as ACI, ASG, and the 4D User Community make decisions
on topics like seminar content, scheduling, and events.
"We want to be sure that information about the conference is available to
all 4D users," said Brendan Coveney, President ACI US, Inc. "We also hope
that this will make it easier for all members of the 4D community to let us
know what topics they would like covered at this year's conference."
"Automated Solutions Group is excited to be a part of the 2000 4D Summit,
showing our continued dedication to the 4D community," stated Michael S....
For Immediate Release:
LightWork Design Announces the Release of LightWorks v5.5
High-Speed Photorealism: Developers Can Integrate Fast, Industry-Leading
Photorealistic Rendering in Just Four Days
CHICAGO (March 13, 2000) - LightWork Design, the worldwide leading supplier
of rendering engines for 3D design software applications, today announced
the shipment of the new release of its flagship product, LightWorks* v5.5.
LightWorks rendering technology is designed for direct integration into 3D
software applications, providing fast, leading-edge rendering for producing
photorealistic 3D images and animations. The newest release, LightWorks
v5.5, features a new Application Layer and enhanced performance.
By using the LightWorks Application Layer, developers can integrate
LightWorks into their product within four days. They get their product to
market faster with minimal use of in-house development resources --
resulting in a higher return on investment.
LightWork Design is showcasing this...
AppMaker/Tools Plus Bundle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Macintosh Developer Bundle Boosts Productivity
GRANTHAM, NEW HAMPSHIRE/OAKVILLE, ONTARIO -- Industry leaders in Macintosh
development tools, Bowers Development and Water's Edge Software, have
announced immediate availability of the AppMaker/Tools Plus software
development bundle. The bundle combines two award-winning development
tools: Bowers Development's AppMaker, the visual application designer and
code/resource generator, and Water's Edge Software's Tools Plus Pro
libraries and framework, best known for its compact and simple source code,
and its feature richness.
AppMaker is a visual application builder that lets programmers design their
application by simply dragging and dropping user interface elements, and by
setting object properties. With a click of a button, AppMaker generates an
application's resources and complete source code in C++ or Pascal. All the
developer needs to do is compile his project, and the application is ready
Tools Plus Pro is...
Troi Plug-In Power 3 CD-ROM for FileMaker Pro 4 & 5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering ships Troi Plug-in Power 3 CD-ROM for FileMaker Pro 4 & 5.
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, March 13, 2000--Troi Automatisering
today announced it has begun shipment of the Troi Plug-in Power CD-ROM
volume 3, for FileMaker Pro 4 and 5 on Mac and Windows.
The Plug-in Power CD-ROM contains demonstrations of 10 powerful Troi
Plug-ins for FileMaker Pro and some 20 plug-ins from other leading
developers. You'll find all the plug-in demonstrations neatly organized and
the CD-ROM saves you from hunting down the plug-ins from the Internet.
Peter Baanen, company president, states that "This CD-ROM is the follow-up
of vol.2, which had a great response at the 1999 Developer Conference in
San Diego. Vol.3 is again a collection of the best plug-ins available, most
of them Filemaker 5 compatible.".
The Troi Plug-in Power 3 CD-ROM:
- Is a hybrid, cross platform CD-ROM, and works on Mac and Windows
- Offers full working demo versions of all Troi...
Developer Support for Adobe InDesign 1.5 Accelerates
For Immediate Release
Developer Support for Adobe InDesign 1.5 Accelerates
Market Momentum for InDesign 1.5 Increases as ISVs Deliver Supporting Products
San Jose, Calif. (March 13, 2000) (Nasdaq:ADBE)-Taking advantage of the
open development environment and accelerating market momentum of Adobe
InDesign software, Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced broad-based
support from leading vendors in the professional publishing field who have
committed to deliver complementary add-on solutions designed to extend the
product's functionality. InDesign 1.5, the latest version of Adobe's
professional page layout and design program, is based on an open,
object-oriented architecture that enables Adobe, third-party developers and
system integrators to create solutions and add services faster and more
simply than previously possible. (For product details, please see the
related Adobe InDesign 1.5 product announcement made today.)
"When InDesign was introduced last year, we forecasted that it...
eMacSoftware.com Expands to Include Mac Shareware/Freeware
EMACSOFTWRE.COM EXPANDS TO INCLUDE MACINTOSH SHAREWARE AND FREEWARE SITE.
Burlingame, CA.-March 7, 2000--eMacSoftware.com, the leader in
Macintosh-only software downloads, has partnered with MacShareware.com to
announce the launch of a new web site offering Macintosh-only freeware and
shareware products. EMacshareware.com (http://www.emacshareware.com) debuts
with hundreds of titles that cover a wide-array of categories, offering
Macintosh users a dedicated resource for all of their software needs.
"Independent software developers have been writing great freeware and
shareware products for the Macintosh for years," said eMacSoftware.com's
co-founder, Anthony Guerrero. "We are pleased to provide a single avenue
for Macintosh users to find these great products. EMacShareware.com, along
with eMacSoftware.com, continues our commitment to provide Macintosh users
with a single resource for all of their Macintosh needs.
EMacShareware.com will employ all the benefits and features that...
Vicomsoft's 11 Internet Connectivity Software Server Modules
Vicomsoft Announces Release Of Eleven Internet Connectivity Software Server
Mountain View Firm Now Offers Software Server Modules For Enhanced Internet
Sharing, Throughput And Network Administration In Modular Product Line
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (INTERNET WIRE) -- 03/09/2000 -- Vicomsoft,the
Internet connectivity specialists, today announced the availability of
eleven individual Internet connectivity software server modules. The
modules, which provide enhanced and extended Internet sharing functionality
to multiple LAN users, are available individually as add-ons to Vicomsoft's
popular SoftRouter or as bundled server suites in the Internet Gateway
"Users today require far more than basic connectivity when connecting their
LANs to the Internet." said Brian Morris, President of Vicomsoft. "We now
provide a broad range of extended Internet connectivity servers for
connection sharing, throughput enhancement, security and filtering,
available in a variety of modular...
March 8, 2000
For Immediate Release:
Aestiva Helps Small Businesses Get Big Time Web Results
Torrance, CA -- Any business, no matter how small, can afford the same
types of technology that have allowed Amazon.com and Yahoo Shopping to
become major players in the world of e-commerce. Aestiva HTML/OS, Aestiva,
L.L.C.'s core product, allows anyone to design advanced Web sites without
CGI programming or the need for complex integration tools.
Amazon, Yahoo and other large companies have developed, in-house and at
great expense, Web-based operating platforms that allow them to build and
update dynamic, interactive sites. D. M. Silverberg, Director of Technology
for Aestiva, wants America's millions of small businesses to know that they
can enjoy the same kind of online presence as the most famous e-business
success stories. And with Aestiva, they can do it without spending a lot of
time or money.
"Web-based platforms are not new," Silverberg says, "but Aestiva makes that
StuffIt Engine SDK 5.5
ALADDIN SYSTEMS' NEW STUFFIT COMPRESSION SOFTWARE DEVELOPER'S KIT HELPS
DEVELOPERS CUT DISTRIBUTION COSTS
Software Developers Can Now Include The Latest StuffIt Compression And
Decompression Technology Within Their Software To Create Faster Downloads,
Use Less Space, And Access A Variety Of Internet File Types
Watsonville, CA - March 8, 2000 - Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC NQB: ALHI) and publisher
of the worldwide Macintosh compression standard, StuffIt(tm), today
announced it is now shipping the StuffIt Engine(tm) Software Developer Kit
(SDK), version 5.5 for Macintosh. The StuffIt Engine gives third-party
software built-in support for StuffIt archives (.sit), the Macintosh
standard for archiving and compression, and most efficient file compression
By licensing the StuffIt Engine, a developer's product can easily create
smaller StuffIt 5.5 archives (.sit), self-extracting archives (.sea), and
General Edit 1.1
Quadrivio Delivers General Edit 1.1
Powerful Tool Debugs and Analyzes Complex File Formats
BERKELEY, CA-March 8, 2000-Quadrivio Corporation today announced
availability of General Edit 1.1, an update to the file utility designed to
help programmers view or edit data files with complex binary formats.
General Edit is a valued addition to the toolbox of Mac OS developers.
Users report saving days of debugging effort through the utility's ability
to display simply, clearly, and interactively the contents of complicated
The tool is a powerful alternative to simple hex or ASCII file editors. The
user types familiar, C-like statements to specify the file format. The
format is checked and compiled interactively and the tool immediately
displays the file's contents in one or more formats. The file's format
specification can be saved separately and reused. The latest version ships
with example definitions for portions of the PICT, TIFF, and QuickTime file
Web Magnet plug-in for FileMaker
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vincenzo P. Menanno
New plug-in gives FileMaker Pro the power to directly control online content.
Phoenix, Arizona February 2000 - Waves In Motion, L.L.C. (wmotion.com) has
recently released its full version of the Web Magnet, a plug-in for
Macintosh versions of FileMaker Pro, which focuses the versatility and ease
of use of the number one selling database into a powerful web asset
Web Magnet users can combine the plug-in's rich feature-set to manage
Intranets, public Internet sites and even help manage secure content on
Extranets. Included in the Web Magnet plug-in are these valuable features:
* Get/Post Images
* Get/Post HTML/FTP/HTTPS
* Review Image Size & Details
* Get/Post files
* Download URL Content
* Automate compress & post features on the fly!
"Never before have FileMaker developers been given such an easy way to
manage online content from within FileMaker as with the Web Magnet."...
Subject: WebsiteDietician in version 1.1.1 available
WebsiteDietician, the web content optimizing tool, has just been updated to
- File with the postfix ".shtm" will now also be processed
- The registration fee is now only US$ 25.00
WebsiteDietician's home page is at
Screenshots are visible at (http://www.blueline-studios.com/wdIntrfc.html)
Its support section is located at
Press material is available at (http://www.blueline-studios.com/wdPress.html)
Contact: Daniel C. Kueng
BLUE LINE STUDIOS
Phone: ++41 61 322 3555
Fax: ++41 61 322 3555
OpenBase RADstudio 1.0 ships, ODBC driver available
1. RADstudio 1.0 ships
2. OpenBase to offer RADstudio training
3. OpenBase 6.0.9 available for all platforms including MacOS X DP3
4. OpenBase ODBC driver provided for Windows
1. RADstudio 1.0 SHIPS - POWERFUL CROSS-PLATFORM DEPLOYMENT
FRANCESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE March 7, 2000 OpenBase International, Ltd.
ships RADstudio, a database development environment for building
cross-platform applications. Featuring a powerful drag & drop interface and
4GL, RADstudio offers the power to build scalable database applications in
a fraction of the time it takes with other products. Programs built with
RADstudio can be deployed on MacOS 8/9/X, Windows, Solaris, Linux and other
operating systems that support Java.
"OpenBase RADstudio allows mere mortals to exploit the power of relational
databases," says Scott Keith, Director of Software Engineering, "It has a
unique method for organizing database screens so users...
Viewbar for Mac OS
ALLADVANTAGE.COM RELEASES MAC OS VIEWBAR;
INTERNET INFOMEDIARY NOW DELIVERS CROSS-PLATFORM BENEFITS
Opens New Channel of Communication For Advertisers,
Allows Mac Users To Protect & Profit From Own Online Data
HAYWARD, CA, March 7, 2000 - Internet infomediary AllAdvantage.com today
announced the release of their first proprietary Mac OS Compatible Viewbar
communications window. The announcement follows the recently released
upgrade of its PC compatible Viewbar. The Mac Viewbar offers advertisers
access to an entirely new audience and offers Mac users their first
opportunity to benefit from AllAdvantage.com membership, allowing them to
collect, protect and profit from their personal data and to receive
targeted information based on that data.
AllAdvantage.com provides online consumers a unique tool, the propriety
Viewbar, for profiting from their personal data. By using the Viewbar,
members can build their online profiles of surfing behavior. This
information is kept private, but...
For immediate release
MacPopUp 1.1 Released
Both Macintosh and Windows versions are available now
March 7, 2000 - Today Kanex Group Inc. released MacPopUp 1.1.
MacPopUp is a program that allows Mac users to exchange instant messages
with other users on any local area network (LAN). With MacPopUp, you can
send and receive messages from different operating systems such as Mac OS,
Windows 95/98, Windows NT/2000, Windows for Workgroups, Linux and other
MacPopUp 1.1 for Macintosh and MacPopUp 1.0b for Windows have been released
simultaneously. Now Windows users can enjoy themselves using MacPopUp
previously available only for Macintosh.
The high-speed information exchange in your office is not a dream. With
MacPopUp it's become possible to communicate faster and easier using your
powerful local network for your business. MacPopUp lets you exchange
instant messages on all major computer platforms: Mac OS and Windows. It's
just an ideal solution for workgroups and departments no...
Macsense XRouter with new PPP over Ethernet
For Immediate Release
Portland, OR - March 7, 2000
Dr. Bott LLC now distributing the XRouter with PPPoE
Dr. Bott is pleased to be distributing the Macsense XRouter with new PPP
over Ethernet support!
The XRouter just got better! It now supports DSL accounts that require a
name and password when logging in. If you have DSL service with companies
like BellSouth, BellAtlantic, PacBell, MindSpring and Earthlink that
require the use of WinPoet, MacPoet, or EnterNet, the XRouter can now
assume the role of logging in and will share that single Internet
connection to all the computers on your network.
* Multi-Platform Support through Internet standards
* Easy Configuration
* NAT Security
* Built-in Ethernet Hub with uplink port
* WAN interface
* Network LED indicators
* Up to 252 simultaneous users
* Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet support
* Virtual Server Mapping
* DHCP Server
* Web-Base Management
* Upgradable Firmware
* Changeable IP Address...
QuickCode Pro v4.0b7
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Automated Solutions Group Announces QuickCode Pro v4.0b7
Huntington Beach, CA - March 6, 2000: Automated Solutions Group today
announced the public beta release of QuickCode Pro 4.0b7 for the Macintosh,
the popular assistant editor for 4th Dimension. A full working version,
limited to 30 days of use, can be downloaded from http://www.asgsoft.com.
QuickCode Pro (QCP) dramatically enhances the 4th Dimension method editor
with a host of features designed to simplify and accelerate the process of
writing 4D code.
New QuickCode Pro Bug Fixes
- Comments on the first line of a method would not auto-wrap.
- When AutoComment wrapped a word, if the word started with '[' it would not
be wrapped with the word.
- Using the Comment Tool would disable auto-scrolling.
- Structures with subtables would confuse the Forms Tool, resulting in
incorrect lists of forms for some tables.
- If floating windows were open when the Load/Save...