[MD1] Protect and Encode On-line Digital Content
OverDrive DNA Technology to Protect and Encode On-line Digital Content
CHICAGO, June 2 -- 1997 BookExpo America, McCormick Place Complex --
OverDrive Systems, Inc. announced the release of OverDrive DNA, content
protection and identification software, for the secure hosting and selling
of documents and electronic books on the Web. A novel feature of OverDrive
DNA is the automatic generation of a unique "DNA" code for each digital
object, Web server, and customer that handles the protected container file.
"Unlike other encryption programs or service bureaus, OverDrive DNA is a
total solution for publishers, authors or other owners of content to
totally manage the protection and sale of their digital products from their
own website," stated Steven Potash, OverDrive President. "OverDrive DNA
Containers provide secure delivery of digital files in a variety of
formats, and DNA Readers and plugins are planned for popular publishing
formats, such as HTML," Potash stated. OverDrive DNA...
[MD1] ClearWay Simple Cache Manager 1.1
Press Contact: Susan Marlett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
June 4, 1997, Boston. -- ClearWay Technologies today announced "ClearWay
Simple Cache Manager 1.1", for both 68K and PowerPC Web servers. This free
WebSTAR plug-in automatically refreshes Web server RAM caches using a
simple set of configurable rules. Already in use by hundreds of
Webmasters, the ClearWay Simple Cache Manager is now available for
68K-based servers, as well as those based on the PowerPC.
Since the release of WebSTAR 2.0, many Mac-based Webmasters have faced a
tough decision: run their Web servers with RAM caching enabled, and
struggle to keep the caches 'in sync' as files are remotely updated, or run
their servers without RAM caching, thereby reducing their performance. The
ClearWay Simple Cache Manager (CSCM) provides a simple, direct solution to
this dilemma, allowing Webmasters to enable full caching, and still letting
remote users update their sites easily in realtime.
CSCM is an extremely lightweight, high-...
Commander - 4D version 6.0.1 Command Sets Near Release
Golden Micro Solutions is pleased to announce that we have almost completed
work on the 'Commander' command set files for 4th Dimension version 6.0.1.
We expect the full Language Reference and the General Reference sets to be
released within the next week.
This message is to remind users of the freeware/shareware Commander (with
4D version 3.5.3 command sets) that when the full version 6 sets are
released, there will be no 'upgrade path' from the freeware version to the
version 6 sets. So, if you've been using the freeware version, and feel
you'll want the version 6.x command sets, register your version before June
30, and you'll be eligible for the upgrade.
Registered & current users of Commander 2.1.1 will be eligible to purchase
the 4D Version 6.0 command sets for NZ$55 (approx US$38).
From 30 June 1997, unregistered versions of Commander 2.1.1 will NO LONGER
be eligible for upgrading. At that time if you're using an...
[MD1] MacZoop C++ framework- 1.6.4 release
From: Graham Cox (email@example.com)
Subject: MacZoop C++ framework- 1.6.4 release now available
The latest release of my Mac C++ framework MacZoop is now available for
This release fixes some minor bugs, adds a couple of classes and enhances
the menu handling features considerably. For a complete list of changes in
detail, refer to the changes section on the website.
If you don't know what MacZoop is, or have not checked it out for a while,
here's a quick reminder..;-)
MacZoop is a FREE C++ application framework for the Mac which is aimed both
at newcomers to Mac programming or C++, but is powerful enough to be used
for real projects, especially where you need something up and running in a
hurry. It is intended to complement rather than compete with Powerplant and
TCL, being much smaller, but is generally easier to use and more versatile
than e.g. Sprocket. It requires NO EXTRA CODE to compile and...
[MD1] Sun Releases Java 3D API for Comment
SUN RELEASES JAVA 3D API SPECIFICATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
Sun Microsystems has released the beta specification for the Java 3D
application programming interface (API) for a 30 day public comment period
on the Web (URL http://java.sun.com/products/java-media).
Sun's Java 3D API is an open standard, object-oriented interface which
extends the Java core language with advanced 3D graphics capabilities. Java
3D, which is scalable and can be layered on top of existing 3D APIs, allows
developers to simplify building, rendering, and controlling 3D Java
applications while optimizing performance.
The Java 3D API is targeted at a broad spectrum of environments in a
variety of scales including browsers, virtual reality systems, 3D games,
CAD systems, Web pages, graphic design, VRML implementations, and authoring
This rich 3D API specification, a suite of Java media APIs which have
already been released and additional APIs being released later this year
provide seamless integration of a...
[MD1] Apple at Netscape Developer Conference
Netscape Developer Conference: Apple Participation
June 11 - 13, 1997 in San Jose, CA
Please be sure to visit the Apple booths at the Netscape Developer
Conference on June 11, 12 and 13. We will be located in exhibit areas #112
and #113. Solutions demonstrated include Quicktime + the Internet, Java,
WebObjects and content creation/electronic publishing.
We will also be hosting a "Birds of the Feather" session to discuss Apple's
Internet Strategy - Thursday June 12 from 12 - 1 p.m.. Please RSVP to
firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending this feedback session.
Netscape Developer Conference
San Jose Convention Center - San Jose, CA
June 11 - 13
[MD1] Webink InterNews
For Immediate release.
Tuesday June 3rd 1997. Oxford, United Kingdom.
Webink Ltd. announce Webink InterNews news server 1.0
Webink Ltd, a Oxford UK based company specialising in the creation of
internet publishing systems and solutions announces the release of Webink
InterNews Server. The news server with a difference!
Webink InterNews Server is ideal for companys wanting to maintain and
manage internal and external information . Adding web server capabilities
opens up an exciting new realm to create and publish information using
Putting people and technology first. InterNews is an intranet newsgroup
server for managing internal and external newsgroups. InterNews is ideal
for teams of people needing to communicate and orchestrate projects and
information in an easy-to-use environment. InterNews must be one of the
easiest to 'setup and maintain' workgroup collaboration tools available.
InterNews can be used in these environments :-
[MD1] Tango 2.1
For Immediate Release
June 3, 1997 Press Contact
EveryWare Development Corp.
(905)819-1173 ext. 262
Tango Enterprise, EveryWare's Rapid Application Development tool has been
Tango Enterprise's faster performance and added functionality gives it the
power to build the most sophisticated Web-based applications
Mississauga, ON,-June 3, 1997-EveryWare Development Corp. today announced
an upgrade to their windows version of Tango Enterprise. Tango Enterprise
is an intranet rapid application development tool used by Web developers to
quickly and easily create Web-based applications with data connectivity,
using a point-and-click visual development environment.
Tango Enterprise 2.1 for Windows adds support for direct Oracle database
access, along with continued support for ODBC, has several performance
enhancement features including support for NSAPI and ISAPI plug-ins, as
well as many new meta tags used to extend Tango's functionality.
[MD1] VanHacking's $10,000 Macintosh Web Server Security...
VanHacking's $10,000 Macintosh Web Server Security Challenge
Sponsored by VirTech Communications Inc.
May 15, 1997
VANCOUVER, BC - From June 01 to July 15, 1997, VirTech Communications Inc.
will challenge the global hacker community to bypass the security of its
Macintosh World Wide Web server. Similar contests have been conducted
previously in the US and Sweden, but VirTech's challenge is unique in that
it addresses popular Internet security issues that are plaguing the media
today. By launching the challenge, VirTech wants to overturn the notion
that the Internet is vulnerable to credit card number snatching.
Additionally, VirTech also wants to prove its server can withstand the type
of vandalism attacks that have been successfully directed against the NASA
and CIA Web servers.
The rules are simple and the prize is big. Whoever breaks into the server,
snatches the credit card number, and changes the phrase found on the page
will win a hefty CAD $10,000 or an equivalent of US$7,500...
[MD1] StarNine Upgrades WebCatalog/Merchant
For Immediate Release
The Financial Relations Board, Inc.
STARNINE RELEASES MAJOR UPGRADES FOR WEBCATALOG AND WEBMERCHANT
-- High-Powered, Customizable Internet Commerce Tool-Set Now More Flexible,
Even Easier to Administer --
BERKELEY, Calif., June 2, 1997 -- StarNine Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary
of Quarterdeck Corporation, today announced the version 2.0 Upgrades to
WebCatalog and WebMerchant, Internet commerce applications formerly
marketed by Pacific Coast Software of San Diego, Calif. Available within a
week on the Mac(tm)OS with NT versions expected to ship by early-July, both
applications are dramatically more flexible and customizable, with greater
configurability of databases, and support for multiple storefronts.
WebCatalog 2.0 can now dynamically generate pages simultaneously from
multiple WebCatalog database files, with...
[MD1] StarNine to Publish WebCatalog/Merchant
For Immediate Release
The Financial Relations Board, Inc.
STARNINE TO PUBLISH PACIFIC COAST SOFTWARE'S WEBCATALOG AND WEBMERCHANT
-- Exclusive Publishing Agreement Expands StarNine's Internet Software
BERKELEY, Calif., June 2, 1997 -- StarNine Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary
of Quarterdeck Corporation, today announced it will publish WebCatalog and
WebMerchant, Web commerce applications developed and previously marketed by
Pacific Coast Software of San Diego, California. In the exclusive
agreement StarNine will publish, market and support WebCatalog and
WebMerchant under the StarNine brand, while both companies will collaborate
on the development of future versions. Upgraded versions of both products
will be released this month by StarNine (see related release dated June 2,
Available for the Mac(tm)OS and Windows...
ANNOUNCE: The Server Side Scripting Engine of Choice
Morph Technologies announces the release of DynaMorph version 1.2. The
most powerful cross platform embedded scripting solution on the market!
DynaMorph is a cross platform server side scripting engine and integrated
database that enables web site developers to easily construct and maintain
large or dynamic web sites.
DynaMorph has an intelligent document caching system which provides peak
performance and keeps your site up-to-date as you make changes.
DynaMorph offers over 130 high level commands that allow you to embed your
CGI processing directly into the HTML page that it applies to. Imagine
designing and processing a form using a single HTML page! See our manual
Since DynaMorph integrates with the Web Server at the API level, processing
is FAST and SECURE! Currently, DynaMorph supports the following servers:
* Microsoft IIS
* Microsoft PWS
[MD1] WebSonar Extends AppleShare IP 5.0
WebSonar; Extends AppleShare IP 5.0
June 2, 1997, Midlothian, Virginia. Virginia Systems announced that their
WebSonar Internet document server can be used with AppleShare IP 5.0.
First announced in January, AppleShare IP 5.0 (ASIP) comprises AppleShare,
FTP, Web, e-mail and print servers. The AppleTalk Filing Protocol-compliant
file server can communicate using AppleTalk and TCP/IP.
WebSonar can search over 12,000 pages per second and display the full
contents of found documents. Based on Virginia Systems' Sonar Professional
search engine WebSonar allows users to publish information quickly and
easily on either the Internet or an intranet, without having to convert
their files to HTML.
WebSonar provides "context" to the stateless HTTP protocol requests so that
a user's input on one Web page is "remembered" when the same user moves to
a different page or even opens a new window, and asks for something else.
Document Libraries can be automatically updated by simply adding new files
[MD1] New "Java in a Nutshell"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 1997
NEW EDITION OF O'REILLY'S "JAVA IN A NUTSHELL" COVERS JAVA 1.1
SEBASTOPOL, CA--O'Reilly & Associates has published a new edition of their
bestselling "Java in a Nutshell," the popular quick-reference guide for
Java programmers that sold over 160,000 copies in its original edition.
The second edition has been updated to cover all of the new features in
Java 1.1. It contains an introduction to key Java concepts, descriptions of
all of the classes in the core Java 1.1 API, and a detailed description of
the syntax of the Java language. It also includes an advanced introduction
to Java for C and C++ programmers who want to quickly get up speed with
Java. With an alphabetic listing of commands, a clean layout featuring
easy-to-browse entries, and a lay-flat binding, this book is designed to be
used on the fly.
The new Java 1.1 material in "Java in a Nutshell," 2nd Edition includes:
- A detailed overview of all of the new features in Java 1.1, both...
[MD1] Correction to URL: IFile
We've got a correction on a URL -- sorry for the inconvenience.
From: James Bredijk (email@example.com)
Subject: Re: IFile v.99 Available
Date: Sat, 31 May 1997 09:18:57 -0400
I got your e-mail about IFile v.99, but had trouble finding it on the web.
As it turns out, the URL that you provided is wrong. It needs to lose the
tilde. You sent:
It should be:
Thanx for all of the 'macdev-1' info, it makes being a developer-wanna-be
much easier. Keep up the good work.
[MD1] IFile v.99 Available
From: firstname.lastname@example.org.REMOVE (vagrant)
IFile is an indexed file library for Macintosh. Features
- Multisegments noncontiguous keys
- BTree indexing
- Intelligent reuse of space
- Read =,),(,)=,(= than specified key
68K Static, PPC Static, and PPC Shared libraries for CW11 and a demo app
are available at:
IFile is 'kinda-ware'.
For a freeware project, its free.
For a shareware project, it costs or requires a registration swap.
For a commercial project, a license fee is required.
More details are available from the web page and in the documentation.
[MD1] Merlin's Cavern - Pascal source code w/applications
From: email@example.com-NOSPAM (Bill Catambay)
Introducing Merlin's Cavern!
This is a new page at Pascal Central which provides source code packages,
including complete running applications and buildable project files, all in
Pascal. The Cavern features source code for programs such as CornerClock,
DropBin, and many others (and the list will continue to expand over time).
It also provides a list of programming features each program incorporates.
For example, tidbits illustrated in DropBin are:
- Progress bar
- CRC Calculating
- Binhex encoding
- File I/O
- Event handling
Check out the Pascal Central web site:
The intent of Pascal Central is to provide the pascal community one place
to obtain Pascal technical information, Pascal source code, and
Pascal-related internet links.
[MD1] FileZ now more powerful
SEARCH 75 MILLION FILES IN A SPLIT SECOND, FILEZ JUST GOT MORE POWERFUL
San Diego, CA - (May 28th, 1997) - Filez helps users sift through millions
of files on the web to locate software anywhere on the net. New features
give users the ability to search the massive 75 million file database using
file descriptions in addition to searching by filenames.
The new description searching feature means that users no longer have to
know the name of the file, but just a descriptive word or two. In the past,
visitors to Filez had to have an idea of the name of the file to locate it.
Now file descriptions are indexed for many files allowing users to locate
files even if they only have a few descriptive words. The ability to read a
description also makes it easier to identify relevant files and avoids the
hassles of downloading files without knowing what they are. Similarly, if
users locate a file using a filename search, the server will display a
description if one exists.
[MD1] Letter from David Krathwohl
As demonstrated at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple is
making great progress on the Rhapsody Developer Release, which is on track
for delivery later this year. To help ensure we meet our aggressive
deadline for this release, we chose to limit the number of supported
hardware platforms. As you know, at this stage of the project, each
individual configuration requires significant development, testing, and
qualification resources to meet the quality standards required to be
successful with this release.
Apple's initial commitment to you was that the Rhapsody Developer Release
would support Power Macintosh 8500 and 8600 systems. After reviewing this
decision with developers at the WWDC and finishing engineering
investigations on the impact of supporting additional configurations, we
are pleased to announce that the Rhapsody Developer Release will also
support Power Macintosh 9500 and 9600 systems which use an Apple-supplied
display video card and driver....
[MD1] PGP Receives Gov't Approval
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRETTY GOOD PRIVACY RECEIVES GOVERNMENT APPROVAL
TO EXPORT STRONG ENCRYPTION
SAN MATEO, Calif., May 28, 1997 -- Pretty Good Privacy, Inc. (www.pgp.com),
the world leader in digital privacy and security software, today announced
that the U.S. Department of Commerce has approved the export of Pretty Good
Privacy's encryption software to the overseas offices of the largest
companies in the United States. This makes Pretty Good Privacy the only
U.S. company currently authorized to export strong encryption technology
not requiring key recovery to foreign subsidiaries and branches of the
largest American companies (see list of companies below).
The approval allows Pretty Good Privacy to export strong, 128-bit
encryption without a requirement that the exported products contain key
recovery features or other back doors that enable government access to
keys. More than one-half of the Fortune 100 already use PGP domestically
to secure their corporate data and...
[MD1] WebSentinel Public Beta
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Purity Software, Inc.
1016 Mopac Circle, Suite 101
Austin, TX 78746
Press Contact: Nathan Nunn, firstname.lastname@example.org
PURITY SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES WEBSENTINEL PUBLIC BETA
Austin, TX (May 28, 1997) - Purity Software is proud to announce a public
beta program for Macintosh Web Masters looking for the ultimate web site
security solution. WebSentinel replaces or supplements your web server's
built-in security, allowing more flexibility and power to manage users and
secure areas with a complete Macintosh user interface. Features include
GREP match strings, custom "No Access" files for each realm, and full
caching. WebSentinel's extensible plug-in architecture allows you to
integrate existing user data and security architectures.
As of today, interested users can download a preliminary beta version of
WebSentinel from Purity Software's web site and begin using the new product
immediately. The software...
[MD1] Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh
Apple Accepting Customer Orders for Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh
CUPERTINO, Calif.--May 28, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc., today announced that
it has begun accepting customer orders for its Twentieth Anniversary
Macintosh computer. Slated to ship this summer, the innovative, flat-panel
design features a total entertainment center including a custom Acoustimass
sound system by Bose; custom vertically mounted CD player; television
tuner; FM radio tuner; full computer hardware, including a PowerPC 603e
RISC processor; S-video input with a cable adapter for composite video; and
a custom keyboard with Italian leather palm rests and a detachable trackpad.
Customers in the United States can order a Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh
through any Apple Specialist. Apple Specialists are a special group of
Apple Authorized Resellers who dedicate a majority of their staff and
services to Apple products, and who have the highest level of service
certification from Apple. Apple Specialists have been...
[MD1] AppleShare IP Registry
FOR RELEASE MAY 27, 1997
Contact: Charles McHenry
OPEN DOOR NETWORKS TO SIMPLIFY ACCESS TO APPLE'S NEW APPLESHARE IP SERVERS
CENTRALIZED REGISTRY IS NEXT STEP IN OPEN DOOR'S GOAL OF MAKING THE
INTERNET EASIER TO USE
ASHLAND, OR. -- May 27, 1997 -- In concert with Apple's shipping of its new
AppleShare IP 5.0 product, Open Door Networks Inc. today announced that it
would host an online registry of publicly-accessible AppleShare IP file
servers. The free Web-based registry will enable Macintosh users to easily
find and access Internet-based AppleShare file servers using their Web
browser. Once accessed, AppleShare file server volumes appear as disks on
the user's desktop, enabling the user to access files and applications on
those servers just as if they were local to the user's Macintosh and
eliminating the need for cryptic interfaces such as those used in FTP (file
"Apple's new AppleShare IP product begins to extend the...
[MD1] VOODOO 1.8
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH
phone: +43 (7236) 3338-82
fax: +43 (7236) 3338-30
NEW RELEASE 1.8 OF THE POPULAR VERSION CONTROL TOOL VOODOO AVAILABLE. MANY
NEW FEATURES AND SMOOTH INTEGRATION WITH METROWERKS CODEWARRIOR IDE.
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, May-23-1997. UNI SOFTWARE PLUS today announced the
IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY of the new version 1.8 of its popular version
control tool VOODOO.
The new version offers so many great new features that it should be called
2.0. However, since we did already reserve this version number for the next
great step (the client server solution) this version is just called 1.8.
Here is a list of the most important new features of version 1.8:
+ Support of AppleEvents and AppleScript
+ Smooth integration with Metrowerks CodeWarrior IDE
(compatible with CW IDE 1.7.4 as well as with the upcoming CW...
[MD1] YetEvenBetterBusError (aka DavesBetterBusError 1.0b1)
[ANN] YetEvenBetterBusError (aka DavesBetterBusError 1.0b1)
Dave Evans May '97 Article in MacTech magazine reported the
availability of YetEvenBetterBusError. This debugging
tool wasn't immediately available, but is now. It has
also been renamed DavesBetterBusError 1.0b1.
You can find it at the MacTech ftp site:
Or Dave Evans "Code Mechanic" web site:
[MD1] Apple Announces Newton Subsidiary
Apple Announces Newton Subsidiary
New Company to Focus on Computing & Communications For Mobile Users
CUPERTINO, Calif.--May 22, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced the
formation of a subsidiary that will focus on meeting the computing and
communications needs of today's corporate mobile users. The new company, to
be named at a later date, will provide customers with market-driven
products and technologies, based on the award-winning Newton operating
system, in conjunction with its licensees, value-added resellers, and
"Over the past year, we have seen the Newton Systems Group launch
compelling products based on the Newton operating system," said Dr. Gilbert
F. Amelio, Chairman and CEO of Apple Computer, Inc. "We believe that the
time is right to establish the group as a focused entity. This decision
allows the new subsidiary to pursue its business and create the marketing
and operating strategies it needs to succeed."
The new company will be led by a...
[MD1] Noesys: Hierarchical Data Format Tool
Dateline---May 19, 1997
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fortner Research Releases Noesys, the First Desktop Tool
for Accessing HDF Data
Sterling, VA---Fortner Research, the "Science Data Experts", announced
today the release of Noesys, the first desktop software tool for Windows
and Macintosh OS that provides access and control of scientific data
formatted in the popular Hierarchical Data Format (HDF). HDF is a powerful,
open standard file format that was developed by The National Center for
Supercomputer Applications (NCSA) and is used by thousands of scientists
worldwide. The HDF format allows users to easily access data, organize
large amounts of technical data from a variety of sources, and share data
"When standard data formats like HDF are adopted, the potential benefits
are huge: the exchange of data and information becomes simpler, powerful
tools for working with data become more available, and the ability to mine
vast quantities of interdisciplinary data becomes...
[MD1] Roasted Java(tm) News
PRESS RELEASE - For Immediate Release
Press and Public Relations
617. 876. 4031 x1818
'Roasted Java(tm) News' Launch Offers Daily Distillate of Java!
Cambridge, Mass. May 19, 1997 - Roaster Technologies today officially
launched "Roasted Java(tm) News," an online Java News Daily. Each freshly
updated version includes a comprehensive collection of news headlines
concerning Java culled from over 50 different publications available on the
Internet. In addition, a department of "Short Takes" supplies information
on new or updated applets, applications or Java-related sources.
Previews of this resource have been greeted with enthusiasm by members of
the press, Java developers and IS Managers. "The accessibility and
organization of the site by publication, with special highlights featured
at the beginning of each day, gives the site the sense of a well-moderated
Java newsletter," said an early user, John Magee, Director...
[MD1] QuickCRC 1.0 - Software Design Tool
For Immediate Release:
QuickCRC 1.0 - Software Design Tool
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, May 20, 1997 --- Excel Software, makers of the popular
MacA&D and WinA&D software engineering tools, today announced availability
of QuickCRC 1.0 for both Macintosh and Windows 95/NT. QuickCRC is a
software design tool for discovering objects and related information for an
object-oriented software development project. QuickCRC automates the CRC
card concept of identifying classes, responsibilities and collaborations
between objects. It provides developers with a powerful, intuitive design
tool that requires little or no formal training.
QuickCRC uses a diagram workspace for creating card and scenario objects.
A card represents the properties of a class including its name,
description, superclasses, subclasses, attributes, responsibilities and
collaborating objects. A scenario represents a design mechanism defined as
a series of steps involving communicating objects. Scenarios can reference...
Download a demo version now.
The idea is simple: use Java to provide a cross-platform WWW chat tool that
everybody can use. No IRC support, no fancy graphics, no blinking
advertisements, no advertisements you didn't sell, no outrageous cost, no
slow applets that bring your machine to a crawl - just a BasiChat for
Most existing chat servers suffer from either feature bloat (the expensive
ones loaded with plug-ins) or inefficient design (the free and cheap ones).
We designed BasiChat to elegantly offer only core functionality for
web-based chat. The server is cross-platform, extremely efficient, and easy
to install. Simple design is the centerpiece of this application.
Supports multiple independent channels, with multiple rooms,
with private messages.
Logs a client's entrance and exit
Can do 'session' logging, which can be turned on/off at any time
Gives complete control over all channels, rooms and...
[MD1] Apple Developer News
This is a really great Apple Developer News -- it succinctly sums up WWDC,
so we're redistributing here.
--- A P P L E D E V E L O P E R N E W S ---
--- From the staff of Apple Directions ---
--- #56 Supplement May 13, 1997 ---
Most of the items in this e-mail can be found at Apple's Developer World
site, with live links to referenced web sites:
For subscription/cancellation information, see the end of this message.
The WWDC '97 Keynote: A Personal Account
by Gregg Williams
Apple Developer Relations
Tuesday, May 13, 1997
If there was anything different about the 1997 Apple Worldwide Developers
Conference, I couldn't tell it. The usual assortment of...
[MD1] Vivo Software Releases
For Immediate Release
Contacts: Peter Zaballos Ed Hutchinson
Vivo Software Lois Paul & Partners
(617) 899-8900 (617) 238-5700
VIVO SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY OF VIVOACTIVE 2.0 WEB
STREAMING VIDEO PRODUCTION TOOL, VIEWER
Most Popular, Easiest Way To Create Web Video Content Now Offers
Larger Image, Higher Resolution, More Flexibility
WALTHAM, Mass., May 19, 1997 -- Vivo Software, Inc. today announced
immediate availability of VivoActive 2.0, an enhanced version of Vivo's
popular, server-independent Web streaming video production tool and viewer.
VivoActive 2.0 offers Web developers the fastest, easiest way to create Web
video content, which can be streamed from a wide array of servers and
viewed over dial-up modem connections. VivoActive supports standard HTTP
servers as well as media servers from Microsoft Corp.'s NetShow, Netscape...
[MD1] Rhapsody for Apple Developer Program Members
Sender: "Mark B. Johnson" (email@example.com)
Subject: Prelude To Rhapsody For Program Members
You've asked for it, and here it is. If you are a program member and are
signed up for our seeding program, you too can get Prelude to Rhapsody. Due
to licensing restrictions this is a limited offer and you'll need to
request it, but if you want it and will use it, you should be able to get
it. Note the special addition of WebObjects which was provided as a bonus
to WWDC attendees is not included in this package, but all of the rest of
the software you need to get started is.
Prelude to Rhapsody for Apple Developer Program Members
Due to the phenomenal success of the Prelude to Rhapsody bundle that was
given to all attendees of last week's Worldwide Developers Conference,
Apple Developer Relations has obtained a limited supply of Prelude to
Rhapsody development tools and is very pleased to be able to offer these to
members of Apple's Developer Programs.
[MD1] Stalker Internet Mail Server
Stalker Software Announces Stalker Internet Mail Server 1.0beta
MILL VALLEY, CA - May 15th, 1997 - Stalker Software, Inc. announced today
the first public beta version of the Stalker Internet Mail Server - a
high-performance Open-Transport native SMTP, POP3, and "poppwd" server for
The industry-strong Stalker Internet Mail Server is FREE. It does not have
any demo/trial limitations, and it can be used to support several hundred
accounts and multiple domains. This product fills the gap between the
commercial servers as the CommuniGate(tm) Integrated Messaging System and
low-end freeware mail servers.
The high performance Mail Server relies on the OpenTransport features.
While the first release is still slower than the best UNIX mail servers on
comparable CPUs, several enhancements will be implemented shortly. But even
this beta version (available in the MC68K code) easily handles 100+
incoming and 100+ outgoing simultaneous connections on a Quadra or low-end
[MD1] Apple Offers New Customer Support Program
Apple Offers New Customer Support Program
Customers Get Greater Flexibility and Choice at Low Cost
CUPERTINO, Calif.--May 15, 1997--Today, Apple Computer, Inc., announced a
new technical support option for owners of Apple hardware and software
products, called Apple Support Line (ASL). Since April 1, 1996, Apple has
offered customers both a one-year limited hardware warranty and 90 days of
complimentary up-and-running technical support on their Apple products.
ASL, a one-year renewable support contract available directly from Apple
and from participating Apple authorized resellers, allows customers to
continue to receive up-and-running support from Apple after their 90 days
of complimentary support have expired.
The majority of customers purchasing Apple products benefit from having
access to up-and-running support when they first purchase their computer or
peripheral product. That is, new customers find it very useful to be able
to call Apple for some basic assistance: for help...
[MD1] NeoAccess 5.0 for BeOS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEOLOGIC ANNOUNCES NEOACCESS FOR BeOS
BeOS release of the high-performance, cross-platform
object database runs 300 to 500% faster than on MacOS.
SANTA CLARA, CA May 10, 1997 -- NeoLogic Systems, Inc. today announced
the release of NeoAccess 5.0 for the Be Operating System (BeOS) NeoAccess
is NeoLogic's cross-platform object database engine. NeoAccess is used by
developers as the database foundation for building advanced software
applications running on Be, Windows, Macintosh and/or Unix platforms.
Utilizing the BeOS's new high-performance file system and extensive
multithreading capabilities, benchmarks show that NeoAccess performs three
to five times faster than under MacOS on similar PowerMacintosh hardware,
making NeoAccess the highest performance object database engine available
for PowerPC-based applications. Since NeoAccess is a cross-platform
framework, developers can use it to build both BeOS and MacOS applications.
"We're extremely pleased that...
[MD1] ProMaker Utils 0.9.1
ProMaker Utils 0.9.1 - For the FileMaker Professional
Announcing the release of of the first public release of ProMaker Utils
This is a FileMaker Pro productivity shareware tool for enhancing working
If you are a FileMaker Pro 3.0 user or developer and write ScriptMaker
scripts this small application can save you a lot of time. ProMaker Utils
makes it possible to paste an entire ScriptMaker script (all steps) from a
TEXT file into a FileMaker Pro script. No more clicking until your hands
hurt, just enter them in one go!
How does it work?
- Open FileMaker Pro and the script you want to paste the steps in.
- Use ProMaker Utils to open a TEXT file with the script-steps in it (some
sample text files are included).
- Enter the complete script by pressing command-E.
ProMaker Utils will bring FileMaker to the front and start pasting the
steps into the selected script. It is that simple.
Macintosh with 68030 or better or Power Macintosh.
System 7.1 or...
[MD1] Apple Endorses Java Foundation Classes
Apple Endorses Java Foundation Classes as a Key Component of its Rhapsody
WWDC, SAN JOSE, Calif.--May 13, 1997--Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Apple
Computer, Inc. today announced that Apple has joined Sun, Netscape
Communications Corporation, and IBM in the continued effort to evolve the
Java Foundation Classes, the most comprehensive set of tools for defining
the look and feel of Java applications. Apple will embrace the Java
Platform, which includes the Java Foundation Classes, as a central
component of its development and deployment strategy for Rhapsody, the code
name for its next generation OS, and Mac OS.
This announcement confirms Apple's commitment to providing a leading Java
Platform for creating and distributing 100% Pure Java solutions. By
adopting Java as a premier development environment and Application
Programming Interface (API) platform for Mac OS and Rhapsody, Apple
developers will have access to the largest deployment platforms possible.
[MD1] HIDE Awards Winners
Apple Announces Winners of 1997 HIDE Awards
"HIDE" Award Winners Display Outstanding Innovation, Elegance, Look and
Feel, and Overall Superior Design in Applications for Mac OS
WWDC, San Jose, Calif.--May 14, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
the winners and runner-ups of its 1997 Human Interface Design Excellence
Award (HIDE Award; pronounced "Heidi") contest for Mac OS developers. The
HIDE Awards illustrate Apple's continued support for the Mac OS developer
community and recognize superior software from 1996 in the areas of
Innovation, Elegance, Look and Feel, and Overall Design. This year's HIDE
Award winners and runner-ups were unveiled last evening at an awards
ceremony as part of Apple's World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). The
WWDC takes place this week, May 13-16, at the San Jose Convention center in
San Jose, Calif.
" The HIDE Awards recognize and applaud the outstanding innovation and
creativity of Mac OS developers, said David Krathwohl, vice president of...
[MD1] Mac OS 8 Beta Release Receives Positive Response
Apple's Mac OS 8 Beta Release Receives Positive Response; Developers and
Customers Laud Major Upgrade to Operating System
WWDC, SAN JOSE, Calif.-May 13, 1997-Apple Computer, Inc. today revealed
that the recent release of the beta version of its forthcoming major
operating system upgrade, Mac OS 8, has been enthusiastically received by
seeded developers and customers alike. Scheduled for introduction in July
1997, Mac OS 8 will provide a more responsive user interface with a
multi-threaded, PowerPC-native Finder; integrated Internet services, and
improved installation and configuration features.
"Everytime we show Mac OS 8 to customers, press, and trade show attendees
we get a terrific response," said Jim Gable, vice president of Apple
Software Marketing. "This is the most significant update to the OS software
platform in many years and clearly demonstrates Apple's lasting advantages
-particularly in ease-of-use and now with integrated Internet services."
"Developer response to the Mac...
[MD1] Apple Operating System (OS) Strategy and Roadmap
Apple Operating System (OS) Strategy and Roadmap
Strategy Delivers Compatibility with Currently Shipping Mac Systems and
Applications, Accelerates Delivery of Next-Generation Software, and
Provides Smooth Migration to Next-Generation OS
WWDC, SAN JOSE, Calif.-May 13, 1997-As announced at Macworld San Francisco
in January, Apple Computer, Inc. plans to implement a strategy in which the
Company will continue to deliver significant and regularly scheduled
upgrades to the current Mac OS while accelerating development of a new and
advanced operating system. The new operating system is code-named
'Rhapsody' and will be based on the merging of technologies from Apple and
NeXT Software, Inc. As well as providing pioneering next generation
technology, Rhapsody aims to provide strong backward compatibility for Mac
OS software offering current customers a smooth migration path to the new
Through this approach, the Company expects to provide customers and
developers with a platform for...
[MD1] Internet Access With Mac OS 8
Apple Plans to Provide Customers with
Best-of-Class Internet Access With Mac OS 8
Mac OS 8 Planned to Offer Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet
WWDC, SAN JOSE, Calif.-May 13, 1997-Apple Computer, Inc. today revealed its
plans that customers of its upcoming operating system, Mac OS 8, will have
access to best-of-class Internet access via Netscape Navigator and
Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers. Scheduled to be released this summer,
Mac OS 8 reaffirms Apple's continuing efforts to integrate the Internet
into the core operating system.
"The depth of Internet integration in Mac OS 8 is going to surprise many
observers-and delight customers," said Jim Gable, vice president of
Platform and Software Technologies. "The natural extension of this
philosophy is to include both of the world's leading browser technologies,
giving customers choices for the best possible Internet experience."
Internet Features Mac OS 8 provides key Internet features including
[MD1] WebObjects Part of Next Generation Development Environment
WebObjects Included in Yellow Box Development Environment; New Tiered
Pricing Benefits WebObjects Customers
WWDC, SAN JOSE, Calif.-May 13, 1997-At it's annual Worldwide Developers
Conference (WWDC) Apple Computer Inc. today announced that its WebObjects
technology will be included in the Yellow Box, the code name for its cross
platform next generation application development environment. The
inclusion of WebObjects Frameworks in the Yellow Box provides an HTML
interface to objects, enabling developers to easily create dynamic
web-based applications. Apple also announced a new tiered pricing
structure for WebObjects Enterprise that includes aggressive pricing based
on access by workgroups, divisions, and unlimited users. Apple expects
both these announcements to increase the market penetration of WebObjects
David Kay, WebObjects product manager, Apple Computer, Inc. said,
"WebObjects has cut its teeth in the Enterprise market where it has been
adopted by fortune 500...
[MD1] Apple Cuts Prices on OPENSTEP Enterprise
Apple Cuts Prices on OPENSTEP Enterprise and Updates Product to Version 4.2
Product Now Includes Support for Deploying Applications on Windows 95;
Increases Developer Productivity With PCVS Manager Integration
WWDC, SAN JOSE, Calif.-May 13, 1997-At its annual Worldwide Developers
Conference (WWDC) Apple Computer, Inc. today announced it was reducing
prices on OPENSTEP Enterprise, and introducing a new version of the
product, OPENSTEP Enterprise 4.2. OPENSTEP Enterprise 4.2 is an object
oriented development environment running on Windows NT that allows
developers to assemble, integrate, and deploy dynamic business applications
across the enterprise on a variety of Operating Systems. OPENSTEP
Enterprise 4.2 allows developers to create applications that can easily be
updated to respond to changing user needs in the enterprise. New features
include the ability to deploy applications on Windows 95 and Project
Builder integration with Intersolv's PVCS Manager source code management...
[MD1] Apple Outlines Internet Developments
Apple Outlines Latest Internet Developments at Worldwide Developers Conference
WebObjects Integrated in Next Generation OS; Java Highlighted Throughout
WWDC, SAN JOSE, Calif.-May 13, 1997-Apple Computer Inc.'s Worldwide
Developers Conference (WWDC), San Jose Convention Center, May 13-16, saw
the Company deliver a focused Internet message to developers based around
how WebObjects technology would build on the Company's strength in Internet
publishing. Apple also highlighted Internet integration in future
operating systems and showed company-wide commitment to developing
preeminent development and deployment platforms for Java technology.
WebObjects to Build on Internet Publishing Strengths Apple believes that
the Mac OS platform offers the most powerful publishing solution for the
Internet. Forrester Research estimates 10 million people will be authoring
content for the Internet by 1999. Today it is estimated that Macintosh
users are responsible for more than 50 percent...
[MD1] Apple Announces Rhapsody Unified Development Strategy
Apple Announces Unified Development Strategy for Next Generation
Applications as Part of Rhapsody
New Development Platform, Code Name "Yellow Box", to Speed Creation of
Robust, Content-Rich, Cross-Platform Applications; Java Integrated
Throughout Next Generation System Software Product Line
WWDC, SAN JOSE, Calif.-May 13, 1997-At its annual Worldwide Developers
Conference (WWDC) Apple Computer, Inc. today outlined a radical software
development strategy for Rhapsody, the code name for its next generation
operating system. By utilizing the "Yellow Box" Application Programming
Interfaces (APIs), software developers will eventually be able to deploy
their applications on a wide range of operating systems including Rhapsody,
Mac OS, Rhapsody for Intel, Windows 95, and Windows NT. By making the
Yellow Box programming environment cross platform Apple believes it can
attract new software developers to the Rhapsody and Mac OS platforms and
expand the business opportunities for current Mac OS...
[MD1] No Wonder
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!
No Wonder, formally known as Ask AppleBoy, a FREE HELP site on the Web
covering various Operating Systems is looking for volunteers who are
interested in helping others.
Previously, they supported only the MacOS platform. Because of the
wonderful response from users, they have decided to expand to include
support for as many operating systems as possible.
This includes support for MacOS, Be, Solaris, Windows 95, Windows NT,
Windows 3.1, DOS, OS/2, plus others. They are also looking to expand to
No Wonder may be a new name, but is not new to the online world. "We have
been online for over 7 months, and keep growing each day." said Scott
William, Founder of No Wonder & Ask AppleBoy.
The foundation of their service is based upon 1-2-1 Personal Support.
Individual users can come to their site and ask questions via email or via
a message board. Email support questions are responded to in under 24 hours
by one of our volunteer staff members who knows that...
[MD1] FireSite 2.0
For Immediate Release
CLEARWAY TECHNOLOGIES SHIPS FIRESITE 2.0, THE FASTEST WEB SITE ACCELERATOR
-- FireSite Delivers High Bandwidth for Web Servers, Economically.
Webmasters Deliver "T-1 Speeds" Using ISDN, Modems; Serve Hundreds of
Thousands of Hits Per Day --
Boston, MA., May 13, 1997 -- ClearWay Technologies, Inc. today announced
availability of FireSite(TM) Blazing Web Site Accelerator version 2.0, an
updated version of ClearWay's Web site acceleration software for the Mac(r)
OS. The software, which can deliver "T-1 speeds" from Web sites using ISDN
or modem lines, now offers enhanced functionality including a powerful and
complete "Virtual Domain Management" system, protection against "media
hijacking", and dynamic multimedia "Themes." ClearWay has announced
introductory prices for FireSite 2.0, starting at US$99.00, and has made
30-day evaluation copies of FireSite freely...
[MD1] First Commercial App for Rhapsody
For a good story on the first company to announce the first commercial
application for Apple Computer's new operating system, code named Rhapsody,
see the following summary of Stone Design's recent press release (full
press release follows), which you may reprint, including the URL for the
online version of the press release
Stone Design Announces First Commercial App for Rhapsody
and the Yellow Box
Stone Design, a longtime leader in the NeXT/OpenStep marketplace, grabbed a
slice of Apple history by becoming the first developer to announce the
first commercial application for Rhapsody. Create HTML, a full-featured
design, layout and drawing application, will run on Apple's new operating
system, code named "Rhapsody," as well as on OpenStep for Windows95 and NT,
MACH and SOLARIS.
Not a novice when it comes to being first -- Stone Design was the first
developer to ship a product on NeXT Hardware in 1989...
[MD1] Metrowerks 3rd Quarter Revenues
This is not a typical MacDev-1 release, but some have expressed interest in
special cases like Metrowerks.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
METROWERKS THIRD QUARTER REVENUES TOTAL US$3.6 MILLION
Metrowerks Takes $4.3 Million Non-Recurring Charge
AUSTIN, Texas-May 12, 1997-Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME:MWK),
today announced the results of its third fiscal quarter ending April 30,
1997, reporting revenue of $3.6 million, an increase of 52% over the third
fiscal quarter of 1996. During the quarter, the company continued its
product diversification efforts in the face of declining Mac OS-based
product sales. As a result of the declining Mac OS sales, non-recurring
and acquisition charges of $4.3 million, or $0.37 per share, related to the
company's Mac OS-based product business were incurred. The net loss from
ongoing operations was $1.6 million, or $.14 per share. After taking into
account non-recurring charges, the company...