[MD1] The Mac Channel
PRESS RELEASE MARCH 1st, 1997 - for immediate release
For more information contact:
The Mac Channel
Jim Andrews, email: email@example.com - (512) 795-3535
THE MAC CHANNEL BROADCAST TAKES OVER THE NET TO KEEP ALL
MACINTOSH USERS UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST NEWS.
Austin, Texas, USA (March 1st) The Mac Channel announces
its broadcasting software version 1.0B1 to deliver news and
information about the Macintosh world.
The company plans to deliver Macintosh-related news 24 hours
a day. The information will be conveyed in short news
articles and in multimedia animated clips. In addition,
there will be support to browser communication such as
NetScape,Internet Explorer, and Cyberdog.
"We intend to use The Mac Channel service to deliver
important Macintosh-related information to Macintosh users
everywhere", commented Edison Thomaz, V.P. of Technology.
"Our technology, called NewsFire, is reliable and fast, and
will provide businesses and users with a new way to receive
[MD1] WebSTAR 2.0.2 Released
The StarNine Division of Quarterdeck is proud to announce the release of
WebSTAR 2.0.2 includes many important Plug-In enhancements beyond that of
WebSTAR 2.0.1. WebSTAR 2.0.2 is a free upgrade for users of WebSTAR 2.0.
If you are a current WebSTAR 2.0 user, you are invited to upgrade to
WebSTAR 2.0.2 by downloading the updater archive available at
You can download the full WebSTAR 2.0.2 Installer at
If you are a registered user of WebSTAR and have not yet upgraded to
WebSTAR 2.0, now is the time! Registered users can upgrade online at
(http://www.starnine.com/upgrade/), or by calling (510) 649-4949.
If you have never used WebSTAR 2.0 before we encourage you to check it out!
You can download a free evaluation copy of WebSTAR 2.0.2 at
Changes and fixes for WebSTAR 2.0.2
NOTE: No changes where made in the 2.0.2 release to...
[MD1] Apple's response to Fortune Mag
From Jordan Dea-Mattson, Apple Evangelism
Dear Friends -
You have probably read the latest 'hit piece' that appeared in Fortune
Magazine's latest issue. This is Apple's response. Not much that I can add.
It really sums things up.
Letter to the Editor,
We must confess to being more than a bit confused by your highly
melodramatic story about Apple ("Something's Rotten in Cupertino"). Much
of your March 3, 1997 article is based on speculation from an individual
who even you characterize as a frequently unreliable source, and then your
supporting evidence is almost entirely unattributed quotations. We expect
better from Fortune. So, allow us to provide an attributed quotation about
the story's thesis and suppositions from one of its key figures, Steve
Jobs, "The Fortune article is pure fantasy. I am very happy as CEO of
Pixar and I am not, repeat not, looking for another job."
[MD1] Metrowerks Ships CodeManager 4
METROWERKS SHIPS MW CODEMANAGER 4
AUSTIN, Texas-February 27, 1997-Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK), one of the world's leading providers of software development
tools, today announced a new version of its cross-platform revision control
system, MW CodeManager 4.
Fully compatible with Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0, MW CodeManager
allows individual developers and large project teams to easily and
efficiently manage millions of lines of code while maintaining version
control. Release 4 offers much faster database access for network users -
up to 16 times faster than the previous version. This dramatic boost in
speed will have a major impact on productivity for many users, as MW
CodeManager is most frequently used by groups of developers working on a
common project across a network. The CodeManager Administrator, a
stand-alone administrative application, now features direct database
[MD1] UNIX Web Connectivity for FileMaker
Cuesta Technologies to Provide UNIX Web Connectivity for
FileMaker Pro Databases
February 27, 1997 - Palo Alto, CA - Cuesta Technologies today announced
a new service that makes it possible for databases created with FileMaker
Pro 3.0 for Mac OS, Windows 95, Windows NT and Windows 3.1, the popular
database software program from Claris Corporation, to run on UNIX Web
servers. The Cuesta Online Database System uses software developed by
Cuesta Technologies, and is the first to offer a way for connecting
FileMaker Pro 3.0 databases to UNIX servers.
"As the second best selling Windows and Mac database program in the
world, FileMaker Pro 3.0 is probably one of the most widely used databases
used on the Web. We're excited about Cuesta's solution because many
FileMaker users have been anxiously awaiting just this kind of Web
connectivity for their databases," said Tony Campitelli, Product Manager,
Database Products, Claris Corporation.
According to Monty Swiryn of Cuesta Technologies, "...
[MD1] CamerMan for Power Mac
CameraMan(tm) has gone Native!
Motion Works Releases CameraMan Version 3.0 for Power Macintosh
Vancouver,B.C. -- Motion Works Group Limited, the Canadian-based digital
technology and interactive multimedia company, announced today the
release of CameraMan Version 3.0 for Power Macintosh.
Since its debut in 1992, CameraMan has long been recognized as the tool
of choice for software developers, educators and trainers who need a
quick, flexible and inexpensive method of producing tutorials,
customized training demos, presentations, internet movies and on-line
support files. CameraMan makes simultaneous recordings of screen
activity, system sounds and voice-overs. It captures all action that
takes place on the user's screen including; pull-down menus, dialogue
boxes, still screens and animations, video, and game sequences. With
smooth, full-screen recording, panning, or follow-the-cursor mode,
screen recordings can be saved as QuickTime movies, PICS or sequential
PICTS and can be played...
[MD1] MacUser interviews Avie Tevanian
Sorry for the long piece, but this seemed interesting. It's an interview
by Andrew Gore of MacUser of Avie Tevanian.
MacUser Online February 24, 1997
A tough year awaits Avie Tevanian, former vice president of engineering at
NeXT Software. Recently anointed as Apple's senior vice president, system
software engineering, Tevanian has what is quite possibly the most
challenging job in the computer industry: creating the next Mac OS.
MacUser Editor Andrew Gore sat down with him to get his take on Rhapsody
(Apple's code name for its upcoming operating system) and on the rumors
that future PCs may come equipped with a "Mac Inside" sticker.
MacUser: Avie, I wanted to start off with a basic question: In the new
organization in Apple, what part of the OS organization are you
Tevanian: I'll be responsible for the Rhapsody product and all the...
[MD1] Symantec's 100% JDBC Compliant dbANYWHERE Server
SYMANTEC ANNOUNCES 100% JDBC COMPLIANT DBANYWHERE SERVER FOR
-- Middleware provides Internet-browser access to multiple database
engines; connects thin-client Java applets to existing corporate
databases using JDBC --
CUPERTINO, Calif. -- February 24, 1997 -- Symantec Corporation
(Nasdaq:SYMC) announced today the availability of dbANYWHERE Server,
a robust middleware database technology that lets Java(tm) programs
access corporate databases over the Internet using 100% JDBC
compliant API. This exciting middleware solution allows developers
to create data-connected portable distributed applications without
the need to install database drivers on client systems.
dbANYWHERE Server manages transactions between the client and
various back-end database servers, providing swift, simple access
to information in large-scale databases. dbANYWHERE Server is
available with direct database drivers for Oracle, Sybase and
Microsoft SQL Server. With third-party ODBC drivers,...
[MD1] Natural Intelligence and Productivity Point
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
February 25, 1997
Natural Intelligence Press Contact:
Manager, Press and Public Relations
firstname.lastname@example.org ... 617.876.7680 x1818
Productivity Point International Press Contact:
Advanced Technology Programs Manager
email@example.com ... 617.928.1912 x1220
Natural Intelligence and Productivity Point International!
February 25, 1997. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Natural Intelligence, Inc. a
pioneer in the burgeoning world of Java(tm) Technology, has announced a
strategic alliance with Productivity Point International(PPI), an
international giant in computer training services. Thus far, Natural
Intelligence's Java Training Division will partner with PPI to be the
exclusive providers of the teaching personnel for PPI's Java courses of
instruction at training centers in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Parsippany
and Iselin, New Jersey, New York City and the Boston area.
Java, a computing language developed by Sun MicroSystems, was virtually...
[MD1] BMUG's Marathon-a-thon
Contact: Colleen Miller,
(510) 549-2684 x210
BMUG GOING STRONG WITH HOT EVENTS
AND TOP NOTCH SPEAKERS
For Immediate Release - BERKELEY, CA, February 13, 1997 On March 9, BMUG and
Bungie will be co-sponsoring the first annual Marathon-a-thon at the BMUG
offices in Berkeley. Twelve players will be playing Marathon Infinity from 10
am to 6pm (or as long as they can take it!). By doing this, they'll be raising
money for BMUG's largest ever fundraising drive. Each player must get pledges
of money for every hour they play. The person bringing in the most in pledges
at the end of Marathon will be the winner of the tournament and will receive a
color Quick Cam. Runners up will also receive a variety of prizes. Bungie will
also be present to preview Myth and other new Bungie products and to answer
questions.All locals are invited to come and watch the play or, more
importantly, find out who's playing and pledge! Remember, it all goes to help
On April 26, BMUG will...
[MD1] MacTranslator Generates Design From Code
MacTranslator 1.0 - Fast, Easy Design From Code
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, February 21, 1997 --- Excel Software, the world's leading
vendor of Macintosh CASE tools, today announced availability of MacTranslator
1.0 for Macintosh. MacTranslator extracts software design information from
existing program source code into a language independent text file. Used in
conjunction with its MacA&D product, MacTranslator allows software developers
to automatically generate graphic class diagrams and a data dictionary from
C++ or Object Pascal/Delphi code or structure charts from C, Pascal, Basic or
Fortran code. MacA&D supports object-oriented analysis and design,
structured analysis and design, real-time and multi-task design, data
modeling, code generation with integrated editing/browsing, requirements
traceability and use cases and multi-user team dictionary.
MacTranslator replaces the company's former Translator product. It closely
matches the functionality of the new WinTranslator...
[MD1] MoreFiles 1.4.6 is available
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jump Long)
Version 1.4.6 of MoreFiles is now available. The changes from v1.4.5 to
v1.4.6 are listed below.
You can download it today from from :
It will also submitted for release through the following channels (and may
be available today or in the near future):
Apple's Developer CD
Apple Developer World web/ftp site
America Online's Macintosh Developers Forum library (keyword: MDV)
CompuServe's Macintosh Developers Forum library (GO MACDEV)
- Jim Luther, Apple Computer, Inc.
* Fixed bug in PreflightFileCopySpace (FileCopy.c) introduced in MoreFiles
* Fixed problem between PBXGetVolInfoSync and __WANTPASCALELIMINATION
* HMoveRenameCompat from v1.4.2 through v1.4.5 worked with files but not
folders, and comments were not being moved along with the file. Reverted
HMoveRenameCompat to the v1.4.1 source and then fixed the...
[MD1] AppleScripts for multiple projects in CW
From: email@example.com (Richard Buckle)
I've posted some AppleScripts for CodeWarrior. They are useful for
people working with multiple CodeWarrior projects in the same project
folder, typically because they are building fat binaries or merging
multiple code resources into the same file. They let you do common
operations such as building or compacting all projects at once, with
just one command.
They're at (http://www.cocytus.demon.co.uk/progtools.html) and have also
been sent to MacGifts, so they should be appearing on info-mac soon.
[MD1] Correction to PRF
Olle is right -- I messed up and accidently deleted his e-mail. See below.
To: MacDev-1 Moderator (MacDev-1-Moderator@listmail.xplain.com)
From: Olle Israelsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks for mentioning my file system in:
2/17/97 PR : PRF -- Resource Files with Unlimited Resource Count
However, my e-mail adress was missed:
Could you please publish a notice so that those that are interested can
[MD1] Can anyone save Packard Bell?
Not in the typical use of MacDev-1, this was a very intriguing piece.
Enjoy the diversion.
This reprint is from:
Scott Kelby, MacToday@aol.com
CAN ANYONE SAVE PACKARD BELL?
)From the Mar/Apr issue of Mac Today Magazine (http://www.mactoday.com) by
The other day, while reading another article designed to scare the pants
off potential Apple customers and/or shareholders, I started wondering
what life would be like if I somehow got a writing gig at a PC magazine.
Besides having to wear the dorky-looking outfit, wire-rimmed glasses, and
pocket protector, I'm certain that during my first day on the job I'd be
handed a secret dossier that would include the closely guarded manual of
rules for writing any article that mentions Apple Computer. It would
include certain guidelines to follow, like "Any good news on Apple must
be followed by the word 'but' and then a...
[MD1] Bare Bones Upgrade
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bare Bones Software, Inc.
P.O. Box 1048
Bedford, MA 01730-1048
Allan Rousselle, VP Sales & Marketing
February 20, 1997
BARE BONES SOFTWARE UPGRADES BBEDIT WITH RELEASE OF 4.0.3
Bedford, MA -- Bare Bones Software, Inc. today announced the release of
version 4.0.3 of BBEdit, their popular and award winning text editor for
Mac(TM) OS-compatible systems. This new version includes a variety of
enhancements to the program's feature set and capabilities:
*Improved FTP Support*
The FTP tool, used to support the "Open from FTP Server" and "Save to
FTP Server" commands, has been improved in a number of areas. BBEdit now
features greater compatibility with Windows NT and VMS servers, and
supports symbolic links on FTP servers. The updated FTP tool offers the
ability to select between active and passive FTP transfer mode -- the
latter being necessary when traversing intranet firewalls. For greater...
[MD1] CodeWarrior Tools for Rhapsody
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Apple Computer Japan
Apple Computer, Inc.
Metrowerks Co., Ltd. - Japan
METROWERKS & APPLE COMPUTER FINALIZE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO DELIVER
DEVELOPMENT TOOLS FOR PORTING MAC OS APPLICATIONS TO RHAPSODY
Metrowerks to deliver CodeWarrior IDE for Rhapsody and Rhapsody porting
technology through new development tool, CodeWarrior Latitude
MACWORLD TOKYO, Japan-February 21, 1997-Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME: MWK) and Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) today announced they
have finalized their development agreement by which Metrowerks will provide
new software development tools that will facilitate the transition from the
current Mac OS to Apple's next generation operating system, code-named
"Rhapsody". Metrowerks will deliver a Rhapsody-hosted...
[MD1] The Gray Council 2.1 - grayscale appearance code
The Gray Council version 2.1 is now available. This version is in sync
with CodeWarrior 11 and the versions of MacApp (3.3.3 & r12) and
PowerPlant (1.6) that come with CW11, adds view palettes for AdLib, and
implements a number of bug fixes and user requests.
The Gray Council C++ classes provide the premiere implementation of the
"Apple Grayscale Appearance for System 7." This is Apple's recommended
grayscale user interface design for today's applications, consistent with
the future Appearance Manager default theme.
For programmers using the MacApp and PowerPlant application frameworks, the
Gray Council includes framework "adapter" classes that provide easy
"drop-in" grayscale appearance support. An adapter for the Dialog Manager
lets you add grayscale appearance to standard toolbox dialogs and alerts
without requiring modifications to your DLOG/ALRT/DITL resources.
The Gray Council implements the complete set of controls defined by the
Apple Grayscale Appearance specification,...
[MD1] Apple's new structure
CUPERTINO, Calif.--Feb. 18, 1997-- Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
further details of its streamlined organizational structure that
consolidates the Company's product development, marketing, sales, support,
and operations efforts into groups sharply focused on Apple's strategy.
As part of this announcement, Apple has detailed the structure of the new
Worldwide Sales and Support organization which comprises all the geography
sales organizations, as well as Claris, and AppleAssist. This
organization, responsible for selling and bringing service and support to
customers in the education, business, and consumer markets, will be divided
into divisions organized geographically with a strong focus on fulfilling
North America Business Division will focus on three key markets: PEN
(Publishing/Entertainment/New Media), Enterprise, and SED
(Scientific/Engineering/Design), and will include NeXT Sales and
Professional Services. Mitch Manditch will be acting as head of...
[MD1] Version Master for Macintosh
18 February, 1997 -- Symmetry Software today released version 1.1
of Version Master for the Macintosh, the premier version
tracking utility on the internet. Version Master is a client
application which shows which software on a Macintosh is
out-of-date and where on the internet users may find updates,
patches, and upgrades.
Version Master compiles a list of the software on a Mac and
displays it in spreadsheet form. Users download the current
version numbers and update locations from the Version Master
server. The Version Master server currently tracks over 22,500
software titles localized in 45 regions of the world.
Version Master keeps track of 680xx, PowerPC and FAT versions of
software. It also tracks beta versions of software independently
from release versions of the same software. Software is also
categorized by "country code" so localized versions may be
As an added bonus, users may indicate that they would like to
receive e-mail notification whenever a newer...
[MD1] FileMaker Pro Server for NT
FILEMAKER PRO SERVER 3.0 FOR WINDOWS NT SHIPS
Windows NT database speeds FileMaker performance up to sixty percent
SANTA CLARA, Calif., - Feb. 19, 1997 - Claris Corporation announced
the immediate availability of FileMaker Pro Server 3.0 for Windows NT,
database software based on the company's popular FileMaker Pro 3.0 for
Mac OS, Windows 95, Windows 3.1 and Windows NT that accelerates the
performance of FileMaker Pro database files accessed by network users.
Certified for Microsoft BackOffice compatibility, FileMaker Pro
Server 3.0 for Windows NT is compliant with Microsoft's Windows NT
Server requirements and supports FileMaker Pro 3.0 for Windows and
Mac OS network users within small-to-medium size businesses and
corporate workgroups within large organizations. On average, FileMaker
Pro 3.0 Server for Windows NT performs 60% faster than peer-to-peer
networking access of FileMaker Pro databases, according to Claris
Corporation's benchmark testing.
Continues Commitment of Claris to...
[MD1] Free CodeWarrior-plug-in Eiffel
From: email@example.com (Joshua Dunfield)
I have ported SmallEiffel to the Macintosh as a Metrowerks CodeWarrior
plug-in. The compiler, a simple fractal example, and docs can be
Beta version, use at your own risk, etc. The source code is available
at the same URL. This is an unofficial port: the SmallEiffel authors
were not involved.
(From the README file:)
* What are Eiffel and SmallEiffel?
Eiffel is a clean, efficient object-oriented language. SmallEiffel is a
free compiler for a subset (no garbage collection, no exceptions, no...)
of Eiffel. As is typical of Eiffel compilers, it generates ANSI C code,
not machine code.
Metrowerks CodeWarrior, preferably CW/10. The plug-in compiler is fat
(both 68K and PPC code).
[MD1] Apprentice 6
Apprentice 6 is now available! And it is still the best and definitive
CD-ROM collection of source code, utilities, and information for Mac
programmers. It is invaluable for both the skilled software engineer and
the novice weekend hacker.
Weighing in at well over 600 megabytes, you'll find hundreds of
up-to-date source code examples. And all of the source code is either new
or updated for this release! We've included some of the coolest new code,
designed specifically to demonstrate the latest techniques, and all of the
code is in C, C++, or Pascal, using CodeWarrior, Symantec, and MPW. You'll
find complete working examples of full-blown applications, games, control
panels, extensions, utilities, and much more.
If you are new to programming, the included "frameworks" will help
tremendously. These are complete program shells that take care of many of
the tedious tasks associated with Mac programming, including menus,
standard dialogs, file handling, and the like. Just...
[MD1] MacTech Japan Launch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Publisher, MacTech Magazine
Editor-in-Chief, MacTech Japan
XPLAIN AND ASCII LAUNCH MACTECH JAPAN
Westlake Village, CA and Tokyo, Japan -- February 17, 1997 -- Xplain
Corporation, the publisher of MacTech Magazine, today announced that it is
launching MacTech Japan with noted Japanese publisher, ASCII Corporation.
Until today, Japanese MacOS developers have had to work twice as hard by using
English based documentation. Not only did they have to battle the technical
issues, but a language barrier as well. Now, MacTech Japan, a fully localized
version of MacTech Magazine in the United States (MacTech US), solves that.
Starting initially as a bi-monthly publication, MacTech Japan will not only
include translated articles from MacTech US, but will also include...
[MD1] WebX for the MacOS
MacXperts Introduces WebX for the MacOS
RICHMOND, Virginia -- February 13, 1997 -- MacXperts, Inc. today
announced the release and immediate availability of WebX, a WebSTAR
plug-in that enables you to connect a MacOS based web server to any
"This is the only web-database tool that allows heuristic processing"
said William Tyler, President and CEO of MacXperts, Inc. "This means when
you send a query to the database, you don't simply get an HTML page
returned, but that you can actually make secondary logic decisions based
on the return from the query. You can't do that with other web-database
solutions" continued Tyler. WebX generates dynamic HTML pages from Oracle
stored procedures. Stored procedures retrieve and manipulate data from
the Oracle database, format the data into HTML and return the pages to
WebSTAR via the WebX plug-in. WebX offers the full power of PL/SQL to
manipulate your data and the ability to gather/serve data locally or
connect to a remote...
[MD1] Apple at InternetWorld
Attention Mac OS Developers! Be sure to visit Apple at the upcoming
InternetWorld in Los Angeles, CA, March 12-14. This is your chance to see
and learn about Apple's plans for publishing on the Internet.
* Listen to Gil Amelio's keynote on March 12 from 1:15-2:00
* Attend one or more of the 75-minute workshops at
Apple Developer Day on March 13
- Cool Server Tools
- The Best Java Experience
- Web Content Creation Tools for '97
- Developing With CyberDog, HotSauce, and Other Apple Internet Technologies
* Visit Apple's interactive Internet publishing booth, #2034
- Internet Theater
- Web site production studio
- Multiple Apple and third-party stations representing key stages
in publishing on the Internet/intranet
* Relax in Apple's Internet Cafe (open to conference attendees)
- Check your e-mails
- Catch the latest Apple Internet technologies
[MD1] Apple Demos DVD Mac
Apple Computer Demonstrates First DVD-Enabled Macintosh at Milia 97
Company makes commitment to DVD, among the first computer makers to
standardize on DVD-ROM; announces intent to establish DVD Web site
Milia 97, Cannes France - February 12, 1997 - Apple Computer, Inc.
(Cupertino, CA) today publicly demonstrated the first DVD-ROM Macintosh(R)
prototype and announced support for the DVD-ROM format throughout most of
the Apple Macintosh product line. DVD is a new industry standard for
consumer electronics and computers that delivers vastly superior audio and
video compared with current CD-ROM technology.
As part of a MILIA presentation, Apple also noted that the first
DVD-enabled Macintosh system could appear as soon as late 1997, with
several new PowerBook(R) and desktop models expected to be shipping with
DVD-ROM by early 1998.
"Just as Apple was the first computer vendor to standardize on CD-ROM ten
years ago, we now expect to take a leadership position with Macintosh and
[MD1] PRF - Resource files with unlimited resource count.
For those that interested there are a new release of the PRF-file system.
It's under construction but I would like to share so I can get comments
for improving it.
Everyone that are interested should send me an e-mail and you will get the
PRF-FILES --- RESOURCE FILES WITH UNLIMIT NUMBER OF RESOURCES
I begin developing the PRF-file system as a part of an application.
Since it might be useful for I have decided to make it public.
* 32-bit resource indexes and IDs
* Unlimited number of resources
* Quicker than ordinary resources
* File cache system that enable shorter access time and make it able to
open files that are larger then the free RAM memory
* Free-of-charge to use
* Interfaces for Pascal and C (the later provisional)
* ResType manipulation
* File references, like the window's and control's reference
* Transparent compression/decompression of resources
* Files can be accessed by indexes, like CountTypes and GetIndType.
[MD1] Pict FM for FileMaker Pro 3.0
WEB BROADCASTING RELEASES WEB SERVER PICTURE ADD-ON FOR FILEMAKER PRO 3.0 FOR
PICT FM PERFORMS ON-THE-FLY IMAGE CONVERSION FOR FILEMAKER PRO 3.0 WEB SITES
Palo Alto CA -- February 6, 1997 -- Web Broadcasting Corporation has announced
the release of PICT FM 1.0, the first web server picture add-on product for
Claris Corp.'s FileMaker(r) Pro 3.0v4 for Macintosh. PICT FM enables
on-the-fly PICT to JPEG conversion of graphic images stored or referenced in
FileMaker Pro 3.0 container fields. As a special purpose web server plug-in,
image conversions are exceptionally fast. If a file reference to the source
image rather than the image itself is stored in the container field, than PICT
FM will convert the source image, if necessary, to the JPEG file format
on-the-fly as it serves the image to the web browser. If the source image is
already a GIF or JPEG file, than PICT FM does no conversion at all and will
simply serve the source file as-is.
PICT FM was developed to solve...
[MD1] Web FM 3.0 for FileMaker Pro 3.0
WEB BROADCASTING CORP. SHIPS WEB FM 3.0 FOR FILEMAKER PRO 3.0 FOR MAC OS
WEB SERVER PLUG-IN BRINGS INCREDIBLY FAST AND POWERFUL DATABASE
PUBLISHING TO FILEMAKER PRO 3.0 POWERED WEB SITES
Palo Alto, CA -- February 6, 1997 -- Web Broadcasting Corporation has
announced the release of WEB FM 3.0. WEB FM 3.0 is a screaming fast,
powerful, full-featured web server plug-in that links Claris Corp.'s
FileMaker Pro 3.0 for Mac OS database application to the World Wide Web
or a corporate Intranet. WEB FM enables FileMaker Pro 3.0 developers to
quickly and easily build fast, dynamic, interactive, and reliable
database solutions with a web browser interface.
The 3.0 release of WEB FM replaces the previous CGI versions with support
for Quarterdeck Corporations new WebSTAR API (W*API) plug-in standard.
The W*API provides FileMaker Pro 3.0 customers with a faster and more
efficient mechanism for linking their databases with Mac OS web servers.
ACCELERATED PERFORMANCE MEASURED IN TICKS, NOT SECONDS!...
[MD1] Free Basic Compiler
Crimson Compilers are pleased to announce SC Basic, a new free Basic
Compiler for the Macintosh platform.
SC Basic is a complete development tool which produces compact 68K code and
has a low memory and disk requirement.
SC Basic may be downloaded from the Crimson Compilers home page at:
[MD1] Terran and Internet Video
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Terran Interactive and Iterated Systems Partner to Provide Superior
New York, NY, Equitable Building, February 10, 1996 --Terran Interactive
(San Jose, CA), announced today that it will be bundling a version of Media
Cleaner EZ that is optimized for usage with Iterated System's (Atlanta, GA)
ClearVideo. Together the two products will demystify the traditionally
complex task of compressing low bit rate video while providing superior
image quality. This bundle will provide Webmasters an easy to use set of
tools for publishing high-quality video for the Internet and Intranet.
"We are entering the 'Era of Video,' but the complexities and barriers to
entry are too great for the mass audience to be able to easily deliver high
quality video over a network," said John Garrison, Iterated Systems'
product manager. "The bundling of Terran's outstanding product with the
power of ClearVideo to compress standard digital video down to extremely
[MD1] Terran Supports RealMedia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Terran Interactive Supports RealMedia Architecture
New York, NY, Equitable Building, February 10, 1996 --Terran Interactive
(San Jose, CA), announced today that it will extend its award-winning Movie
Cleaner Pro to include support for the RealMedia Architecture (RMA). The
RealMedia Architecture by Progressive Networks (Seattle, WA) is the first
open multimedia streaming platform for the internet. Terran will first
release RealMedia Cleaner Lite, a free demo version of Media Cleaner Pro
2.0 on February 10, 1997. Media Cleaner Pro 2.0 will be released April
7, 1997 at the NAB trade show in Las Vegas. Terran Interactive's tools
will allow web authors to easily optimize and compress high-quality
RealMedia movies for delivery over the Internet.
"We are excited to have Terran support the Real Media Architecture.
Terran's Movie Cleaner Pro has demonstrated itself as the best solution for
compressing other video formats. With Terran's support, Web authors can
[MD1] MacHack Call for Papers
MacHack '97 Call For Papers: 2nd Call
Beat the Valentine's Day Weekend Rush, Write for MacHack
Did you know that MacHack papers form the cornerstone of
the premiere Macintosh technical conference? Papers can cover
a wide variety of cool topics. Anything from Adaptive Computing,
the Business of Being a Mac Developer, and Game Programming, to
Internet Development, Debugging PPC code, and figuring out spiffy
NeXT OS hacks.
Start 1997 off right by writing a paper for MacHack.
Not only will you get accolades from your peers, but you will
get free admission to the conference! MacHack will be held
June 26th-28th in Dearborn Michigan.
Send your idea or abstract to us at
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org on or before February 15th, 1997.
Visit our web-site at http://www.machack.com/ for more
[MD1] Apple on state of Newton
Dear Newton Developers and Customers,
Regrettably, there has been a great deal of misinformation in the
newspapers of late regarding our Newton program. An uninformed outsider's
view of the situation coupled with relentless doom-n-gloom reports in the
popular media could lead one to believe Apple was in the process of
"shutting-down" the Newton division. This is not the case.
I want to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on our continued
commitment to our products and to you, our developers and customers. We
are committed to complete marketing and sales efforts to launch our two
exciting products this quarter. Both of these products are in manufacturing
ramp and are on target to ship later this quarter. And we continue to
develop future products.
On the marketing front, to support the shipment of the MP2000 and the eMate
300 we are participating in a number of events over the next couple of
months including the following:
* Demo '97 (Feb 10-12)
* HIMMS -...
[MD1] Roizen to leave Apple
Roizen to leave Apple
CUPERTINO, Calif.- February 10, 1997 - Apple Computer Inc. today announced
that Heidi Roizen, 38, the company's vice president of Developer
Relations, will be leaving the company on February 19, 1996.
Roizen joined Apple one year ago (February 1996) with the stated intent "to
get Apple back on track with the developer community," and in that time has
successfully designed and implemented key programs that have strengthened
Apple's position with software developers. "In her tenure at Apple, Heidi
greatly improved Apple's developer relations activities-taking them from a
nadir in 1996 to the much healthier, more open and interactive relationship
we have today," said Guerrino de Luca, executive vice president Apple
Marketing. "She implemented many new assistance programs. And most
importantly, she brought a deeper understanding of the importance of the
developer communitiy to Apple's management team. "While we will miss
Heidi, the lessons she has taught the...
[MD1] Mac C and Pascal Guides for Free
NOW AVAILABLE FREE ON THE INTERNET
A Hobbyist's Guide to Programming the Mac OS in C
A Hobbyist's Guide to Programming the Mac OS in Pascal
MACINTOSH C: A Hobbyist's Guide to Programming the Macintosh in C
(Version 1.0) was first published on the Internet in March 1996.
Since then, Version 1.0 has been completely revised and overhauled,
the result being the new, improved Version 1.1, together with a small
title change intended to accommodate Apple's recently-announced dual
MACINTOSH PASCAL was developed in conjunction with Version 1.1 of
MACINTOSH C. It is exactly the same as MACINTOSH C Version 1.1
except that, as you would expect, all the demonstration programs,
code snippets, etc., are in Pascal rather than C.
MACINTOSH C and MACINTOSH PASCAL both comprise:
* An 809-page book, which is available for download in Microsoft
Word and PDF formats.
* A package of demonstration programs,...
[MD1] Apple Finalizes NeXT Acq.
Apple Computer, Inc. Finalizes Acquisition of NeXT Software Inc.
Company Moves Forward with Operating System Strategy Incorporating NeXT
CUPERTINO, Calif.--Feb. 7, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced it
has completed its acquisition of NeXT Software, Inc., after securing all
necessary regulatory approvals. Apple announced on Dec. 20, 1996 its
intention to purchase NeXT in a friendly acquisition for approximately
$400 million. Steve Jobs, Chairman and CEO of NeXT Software, will serve
as an advisor to Dr. Gilbert F. Amelio, Apple's Chairman and CEO.
"The finalization of our acquisition of NeXT confirms our commitment to
providing our customers and software developers with a solid OS
strategy," said Dr. Gilbert F. Amelio, Chairman and CEO, Apple Computer
Inc. "We embark upon Apple's third decade with renewed enthusiasm, and we
look forward to working with our developers, customers, and industry
colleagues to proliferate Apple's legacy of vision and technological...
DynaMorph (the Cross Platform Server Side Scripting Engine) continues to
blaze new ground. With release 1.1 you will find:
- Automatic periodic backup of the built-in database
- The most powerful templating architecture on the market
- A boatload of new commands for streamlining the process of site creation
- Much improved set of examples
Chat, Guestbooks, Hitcounting, Rotating Ads, OnLine Calendar,
Form Processing and much much more
- Extensive online manual with detailed tutorials on getting started as
well as advanced topics including Advertisement management, Visitor
tracking, and more
All this with a Most Powerful Cross Platform scripting engine. Perfect for
those who like their mac but need to deliver their sites to the Dark Side.
Start enjoying site building for the Wild World Web ... Test Drive DynaMorph!
Visit us now at http://www.morphtech.com/
[MD1] ObjectPlant Release
Version 1.2.3 of the Object Plant is now released. This version contains
two bug fixes. One of the corrected bugs can cause ObjectPlant (version
1.2.2) to crash why I urge all of you using Object Plant to update to
There is an updater (about 94k) available at:
You must have version 1.2.2 to use this updater. Version 1.2.2 can be
fetched from the web-site or any info-mac mirror.
The Object Plant is a shareware Object Oriented Analysis and Design tool
based on the Object Modeling Technique (OMT) notation.
With the Object Plant you can create
+ Object Model diagrams
+ Event Trace diagrams
+ State diagrams
Diagrams can be exported in PICT or EPS format. The information in the
Object Models can be used for generation of C++ code. (Other languages
can also be generated by modifying the code generation template files.)
System 7.1 or later
68020 or better
2 Mb free RAM
More information about the Object Plant can be found at
[MD1] Runtime Analysis & Optimization
Professional C/C++/Java Developers:
VisionSoft has recently developed a runtime analysis and optimization
tool that will analyze the relative and actual execution performance of
your Java and/or C/C++ applications. The C/C++/Java tool provides
results as follows:
For C/C++ by file, function, class, method, statement and if-clause
True/False degrees of resolution.
For Java by file, class/method, statement and if-clause True/False
degrees of resolution.
Once the analysis is performed the program can automatically or be
directed to optimize your source structure to improve the C/C++
application performance dramatically.
If you are interested in using this tool please send email to
email@example.com or visit our web site at http://www.vsonline.com and
request an evaluation.
For other tools that are currently released please visit our web site at
[MD1] Amelio's Shareholder Mtg Speech
Dear Developers -
Here is the text of Gil Amelio's Apple Shareholders' Meeting address. If
you are interested in the direction and goals that Apple is setting, I
recommend that you read it.
Here are a couple of things that we'll call out to you:
1. There are new and impressive people in charge of marketing.
2. Rumor has it that the new PowerBook -- code named Hooper -- is really
going to kick some butt.
3. Last quarter, the Mac OS (as opposed to Apple's hardware business alone)
actually GREW 9% -- not shrank as the generic press would lead you to
believe. Motorola, who sold 40,000 Mac OS units at Comdex, believes that
these sales are new units, not something they are taking from Apple.
I apologize for the length of this message -- but I thought it worthy.
Good morning. Members of the Board, Apple Executives, Fellow Shareholders,
Fellow Employees. Welcome and thank you for coming.
[MD1] NeoAccess used in NetObjects
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deployed in NetObjects Fusion
NeoAccess Enables Highly Efficient Storage and Access
of Objects in NetObjects Web Site Development Tool
Berkeley, CA -- February 5, 1997 -- NeoLogic Systems Inc. announced today
that its object database engine, NeoAccess, has been integrated as the
database technology behind NetObjects' advanced web site construction
product, NetObjects Fusion. Released in September, 1996, NetObjects Fusion
allows developers to build professional quality, feature-rich web sites
using a graphical user interface which virtually eliminates traditional
"NeoAccess' small memory footprint and its ability to search rapidly
through vast amounts of data, along with its well developed programming
interface, was instrumental in the rapid development of NetObjects Fusion,"
said Martin Frid-Nielsen, vice president of engineering for NetObjects Inc.
NetObjects Fusion has been designed to simplify the process of building web...
[MD1] Reference Manual for Chipmunk BASIC
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (csaw)
I have put together an html reference manual for Chipmunk Basic,
which is a freeware interpreted Basic provided by Ronald Nicholson.
He describes it as "an old-fashioned Basic interpreter", but he keeps
adding features that are not very old-fashioned, like IAC, graphics
extensions, object-oriented type and class definition, domain name
resolution, and fast Fourier transform. Chipmunk Basic can be
downloaded from Mr. Nicholson's Chipmunk Basic Home Page,
The reference manual is also available there, but in a simplified form
without enhanced navigation. I have posted the complete package to
From: Joseph Strout (email@example.com)
I've added another little code module to my public collection... this one
creates a "Windows" menu (you know, lists the open windows; pick one from
the menu to bring it to the front). It's in C, and only requires a few
calls to get the functionality (works fine from C++ too). Should work on
any system or with any framework (or lack thereof). See:
and click on "WindowMenu".
Share and Enjoy,
P.S. The SimpleVector class has been much improved, thanks to some great
feedback from Jesse Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org). Available at same URL.
[MD1] Updating ANSI C/C++ from CW/10 to CW/11
From: Ron Liechty (email@example.com)
With CW/11 Metrowerks has changed the default ANSI C and C++ Libraries from
a version licensed from Plum-Hall to Metrowerks owned libraries. These
Libraries all source codes as well as projects you can modify to build
custom libraries are located in the Metrowerks Standard Library folder, and
are referred to as MSL C and MSL C++. We are still providing (and will
continue to provide for some time) the older versions of the ANSI C and C++
libraries. These are located on the CodeWarrior Tools CD in the Metrowerks
CodeWarrior : ( Obsolete ANSI Libraries) folder.
Providing our own libraries allows us to ship the source code so users that
want to build their own custom libraries or fine tune the provided code may
do so. Furthermore, the Proposed ANSI/ISO Standard for C++ is now in the
final stages and this new MSL C++ Library is more compliant than the
previous Plum Hall version.
If you are updating older projects moving to these...
[MD1] Roaster Licenses ObjectSpace's Java Generic Library
Roaster Technologies Licenses ObjectSpace's Java Generic Library
Cambridge, Massachusetts (February 4, 1997) Roaster Technologies, a pioneer
provider of tools for Java developers, and ObjectSpace, Inc., a leading
provider of object-oriented technology, today announced a strategic
licensing agreement. ObjectSpace's Java Generic Library (JGL) will be
included with Roaster Technologies' eagerly awaited "Roaster Release 3"
development environment for Java.
"We are very excited about the Java Generic Library being included with
Roaster," said Graham Glass, Director of Advanced Research for ObjectSpace.
"The cutting-edge productivity benefits that Roaster brings to Java
programmers will mean that our class libraries will be used to their
JGL provides developers with over 11 data structures and 75 generic...
[MD1] WebSonar for the Net
Philip Van Cleave
Virginia Systems, Inc.
(804) 739-3200/FAX: (804) 739-8376
Powerful New Text Retrieval
System for the Internet
February 5, 1997, Midlothian, Virginia. Virginia Systems announced
WebSonar, a new addition to their text retrieval product line. WebSonar
allows users to publish information quickly and easily on either the
Internet or an intranet, without having to convert their files into an HTML
format. Based on Virginia Systems' Sonar Professional search engine,
WebSonar can search over 12,000 pages per second, displaying the full
content and exact page numbers of all found documents. Searching can be
performed by any computer running a browser.
WebSonar's features include:
* Boolean, proximity, wild card, synonym, and phonetic searching. Synonym
searching allows the user to search for all related information through
WebSonar's built-in thesaurus. Phonetic searching allows searches to be
performed by sound, if the user...
[MD1] Apple to ship eMate and MP 2000
Apple Intends to Ship eMate 300 and MessagePad 2000 this Quarter
CUPERTINO, Calif.--Feb. 3, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. intends to ship the
Apple eMate 300 and MessagePad 2000 Newton-based mobile computers this
quarter as previously announced. The products are expected to be in the
market next month. Both products, based on the Newton operating system,
have received positive reviews from potential customers and media.
The MessagePad 2000 is a handheld mobile computer for the business
professional and provides desktop connectivity to both Windows and
Macintosh computers. Core applications ranging from e-mail and web access
to personal productivity are all built in. The MessagePad 2000, which
weighs 1. 4 pounds, features the 160 MHz StrongARM processor which makes it
one of the fastest handheld computers on the market. It is so power thrifty
that four AA batteries can provide three to six weeks of typical usage.
The eMate 300 is a low-cost mobile computer which features multi-platform...
[MD1] Apple Announces Reorg
Apple's New Structure Brings Sharp Focus on Key Businesses
Apple Computer, Inc. today implemented a streamlined organizational
structure that consolidates the Company's product development, marketing,
sales, support, and operations efforts into groups sharply focused on
Apple's strategy. With this organization, Apple is focusing research and
development on products that are central to its key businesses, sales teams
to its market strengths. It is also integrating Apple's and NeXT's
development resources, to execute its OS strategy.
"We are reshaping our product development, sales, and marketing efforts
into simpler, leaner teams that can quickly bring exceptional products to
market--and then aggressively market them to customers in our key markets"
said Dr. Gilbert Amelio, Apple's Chairman and CEO. "The organization and
team we're announcing today represent the right people, in the right
places, to bring Apple back to its basics and return us to profitability by
the end of the fiscal...