[MD1] Rhapsody at BaNG
Bay Area Apple-NeXT GROUP Meeting
Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 PM in Apple Campus' Town Hall auditorium
4 Infinite Loop, Cupertino [off De Anza/Cupertino exit from 280]
Hit the Ground Running With Rhapsody Development
(Overviews, Hints and Testimonials from the Trenches ...)
For more info: (http://www.bang.org/meetings.html)
These real world figures have kindly agreed to present:
Dan Wood of Bear River Associates: "Mac Toolbox + PowerPlant + C++ Compared
Eric Simenel of Apple Computer , Inc.: "How a 12-year Mac Developer Veteran
Copes With Switching To Another Development Environment". A source code
review and demo of - "My First Yellow Application"
Steve Dekorte of Inquisit, Inc. and Robert Vasvari, consultant with
Inquisit, Inc.:"Real YellowBox Business Apps" - a very cool app using
AppKit and EOF, developed in 3 weeks.
Please join us for the presentation, demos, Q&A, and dinner after the
meeting at a nearby restaurant.
Dan Wood, a Mac programmer...
[MD1] FileMaker Pro Shipping Carts
Blue World Communications, Inc.
FILEMAKER PRO SHOPPING CARTS ON THE WEB DIRECTORY ANNOUNCED New Website
Serves as Premiere Resource for FileMaker Pro-based E-Commerce Solutions
Bellevue, WA - November 17, 1997 - Blue World Communications, Inc. today
announced the availability of "FileMaker Pro Shopping Carts on the Web",
the online directory of e-commerce websites using FileMaker Pro 3.0 & 4.0
for Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.1 and Mac OS from Claris Corporation.
The directory, located at http://www.blueworld.com/fmpro/carts/, allows
users to submit and search listings that showcase their online cyberstores.
"FileMaker Pro is an ideal database for building sophisticated Web commerce
solutions", said Bill Doerrfeld, President & CEO of Blue World. "We're
pleased to offer this directory as a service to the burgeoning FileMaker
Pro Internet community...
[MD1] ISO C++ Standard Passes
From: Bjarne Stroustrup, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Nov 14, the ISO C++ standards committee unanimously approved a
"final draft international standard" (FDIS) for C++. This means that all
technical work on the C++ standard has been completed.
The number of the C++ standard is ISO/IEC 14882.
There is a final step in the ISO process where the standards bureaucraties
ratify the decision of their technical experts. However, that is a
formality where no serious controversy exists (and the C++ vote was
unanimous!). Under ISO rules, it is now possible to refer to the C++
standard from other standards. Therefore, so can we. We now have ISO C++,
ANSI C++, AFNOR C++, BIS C++, DIN C++, etc. - and they are all the same :-)
A press release from the committee aimed primarily at non-programmers can
be found among my homepages.
Personally, I'm very pleased with the new standard.
Bjarne Stroustrup, AT&T Labs, http://www.research.att.com/~bs
[ Send an empty e-mail to c++-help@...
[MD1] DynaMorph 1.5 Application Server
Morph Technologies Releases DynaMorph 1.5 Application Server
New Release Adds Database Connectivity and Commerce Plug-in
Reston, VA, Nov. 17, 1997 - Morph Technologies, Inc.
(http://www.morphtech.com) today announced it has released DynaMorph(TM)
1.5, the latest version of its flagship server-side scripting language.
DynaMorph enables a website or application developer to employ the power of
CGI programming directly inside of HTML documents without the need for
advanced PERL or C++ programming skills. With the latest release, Morph
Technologies is again morphing the future of technology on the Web by
making it even easier to build sophisticated websites and web-based
Version 1.5 of DynaMorph adds database connectivity for all ODBC-compatible
databases on Windows NT/95 and Mac servers as well as native database
support for UNIX-based databases. Also available with the current release
are PC- and Mac-Authorize plug-ins which enable real-time, credit card
[MD1] Roaster Release 4 Product Family
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Roaster Release 4 Product Family: All Java -- Cross Platform and Extensible
November 14, 1997. Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its first announcement of
detailed information regarding the eagerly awaited Roaster(r) Release 4,
Roaster Technologies revealed that the new release is written entirely in
Java(tm), utilizes the Java(tm) Foundation Classes, and is the basis for
its Data and Enterprise Editions. Release 4 is the cornerstone of the
extended Roaster family of development software for high-end professional
developers working in Java. The environment is completely extensible,
enabling the integration of a wide variety of technologies.
"Roaster Release 4 represents a major innovation in the field of Java
IDE's," noted John Dhabolt, President and CEO of Roaster Technologies.
"This product is the foundation of a substantial and extensible
architecture which offers...
[MD1] Nationwide Lasso Training
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 1997
Bill Doerrfeld, President & CEO
Blue World Communications, Inc.
NATIONWIDE LASSO TRAINING COURSE ANNOUNCED
Industry Leaders Team Up to Provide Complete Lasso Training
Bellevue, WA - November 14, 1997 - Blue World Communications, Inc. and
Chris Moyer Consulting, Inc. today announced the availability of Mastering
Lasso I, a product proficiency training course for Lasso 2.0, the leading
third party solution for web-enabling FileMaker Pro databases. This two
day hands-on course allows users to sharpen their skills and provides users
of Blue World's Lasso 2.0 recognition for their knowledge and expertise
with professional certification for completing Mastering Lasso I. A
follow-up course Mastering Lasso II is scheduled for early 1998.
"When users successfully complete the Mastering Lasso training course, they
become eligible to promote themselves to prospective clients as highly
[MD1] OpenBase Updates
1. OPENBASE FOR RHAPSODY (PPC & PC-Compatibles) AVAILABLE NOW!
2. SPECIAL DEVELOPER PRICING ($99 per connection, 5 Pack)
3. RHAPSODY DEMO CD: INSTALLATION PROBLEMS?
4. OPENBASE LITE: INFORMATION ON THE FREE LICENSE
5. DOWNLOAD SITES & INSTRUCTIONS
1. OPENBASE FOR RHAPSODY (PPC & PC-Compatibles) AVAILABLE NOW!
OpenBase International, Ltd. has made OpenBase Network & OpenBase Lite
available for both the PC-Compatibles and PPC versions of Rhapsody.
OpenBase is a high performance SQL engine that handles all of the
complexities of data storage and multi-user communication for end-user
applications. Aggressive multi-threading, row level locking, text
searching, change notification and variable record length technology makes
OpenBase a robust database solution.
Some of the companies who use OpenBase include: Adobe Systems, Allegheny
[MD1] Java editor beta available
From: Wes.Butler@genieworks.com (GenieWorks)
Since this may be of some interest, I hope you will forgive a brief
My company is releasing a beta version of a new Java-aware editor for the
Macintosh. It features immediate checking for errors (syntax, name usage,
type usage, access control, etc.), and "smart" links to name declarations.
It also has an automatic interface with CodeWarrior for compiling.
You can find more detailed information and download the beta at
Thank you for your time.
[MD1] Pascal Source Code and Articles
To all Macintosh Pascal programmers:
The following is a summary of the current contents available at Pascal
Central. For any of you who may not know about Pascal Central, Pascal
Central provides the pascal community one place to obtain Pascal technical
information, Pascal source code, and Pascal-related internet links. The
home page is at http://www.catambay.com/pascal-central.
Pascal Central is now broken up into the following sections:
FEATURED ARTICLES: These are the latest articles contributed to Pascal
Central. See the end of this note for a summary of these articles.
FORUMS & LINKS: This pages provides information on Pascal forums (such as
the MacPascal mailing list, and the Pascal newsgroups), and several links
to Pascal related web sites (for PC and Mac). To join the MacPascal mailing
list, go to http://www.stairways.com/mailinglists/macpascal.html.
NOTHING BUT MACINTOSH SOURCE CODE: This is a collection of contributed
articles which include Pascal source code for the...
[MD1] ScriptEase:Integration SDK
New Scripting Tool Adds Macro Capabilities
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nov. 12, 1997 -- Nombas, Inc. announced today
the release of the ScriptEase:Integration SDK 4.0 developers' kit for
applications and embedded systems. The kit enables application developers
to enhance, extend and customize their applications using the flexible,
ScriptEase:Integration SDK allows developers to quickly and simply embed a
fully functional script language interpreter into any C/C++ application.
Over 90% of all browser client-side dynamic content on the web is already
embedded systems, not just for browsers. ScriptEase:Integration SDK
international standard under the name "ECMAScript") to enable developers to
customize and extend...
[MD1] MacPerl 5.1.5
MacPerl 5.1.5 has been released. This version fixes some bugs and improves
the reliability over 5.1.4. MacPerl users still running 5.1.3 should
consider upgrading to take advantage of a significant speed improvement.
MacPerl 5.1.5 is now available in
MacPerl is arranged into a number of distributions, named according to
the following scheme:
^ ^ ^ ^ ^
MacPerl | | | MacBinary Suffix
| | Distribution Component
| Perl Patchlevel
Currently the following components are available:
appl The MacPerl application (Dynamic PowerPC/Small 68K), all
libraries and documentation.
tool The Perl MPW Tool (Dynamic PowerPC/Small 68K) and scripts.
bigappl The MacPerl application (Dynamic PowerPC/Big 68K).
bigtool The Perl MPW Tool (Dynamic PowerPC/Big 68K).
[MD1] Apple Store: $500k in 1st 12 Hours
Apple's On-Line Store Sells Half a Million Dollars in First 12 Hours
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 11, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today reported
that its new on-line Apple Store received over 4.4 million "hits" and
booked over $500,000 of orders during its first 12 hours of operation. The
e-doors to the Apple Store (http://www.apple.com/store/) were first opened
at noon PST yesterday.
"We're thrilled by this immediate customer response to our Apple Store and
new G3 computers," said Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO. "Apple is really
'thinking different' about the way we do business."
Apple's new G3 computers have significantly better price-performance than
the newest Pentium II based computers, and are built-to-order to exact
customer specifications for those customers ordering through Apple's new
The Apple Store is part of the company's new distribution strategy of
combining direct sales over the Internet alongside its expert resellers to
give Apple customers greater...
[MD1] Metrowerks Does Internet Appliances
METROWERKS AND ACCESS FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCE TO PROVIDE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
FOR NEXT GENERATION INFORMATION APPLIANCES
TOKYO, Japan - November 12, 1997 - Metrowerks Inc. (HQ: Austin, Texas,
Metrowerks Co., Ltd., Tokyo) and Access Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) announced
this week at the Microcomputer Systems and Tool Fair in Tokyo, Japan that a
strategic alliance has been formed between the two companies to provide
enhanced development tools for the growing information appliance device
Metrowerks will be working with Access to integrate the Access NetFront
suite of Internet access software modules into the CodeWarrior integrated
development environment (IDE) and provide customers with a more
comprehensive solution to address their new development needs.
Both companies agreed that a new generation of powerful, easy -to-use and
economically priced development tools and software resources is required to
help usher in a new generation of information appliances. The strategic
[MD1] MacTech T-shirt Design Contest
MacTech Magazine Announces T-shirt Design Contest
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California -- Nov. 10, 1997 -- MacTech Magazine today
announced its T-shirt Design Contest. The idea of the competition is to
create a concept or design for a T-shirt that will be given away during the
Macworld Expo/San Francisco January 6-9, 1998. This T-shirt will literally
reach thousands of Mac enthusiasts during and long after the show.
MacTech Magazine has had some great shirts in the past that we still see
walking around trade shows. For example, the famous Alert message saying
"Programmers don't do mornings." has shown it's face years after the shirts
"We're looking for the next fun t-shirt that embodies the core of the Mac
developer community -- their humor, their goals ... what they are about."
says Neil Ticktin, Publishser of MacTech Magazine. "This is a chance for
all of the wonderfully creative people in our industry to not only show
that creativity to the whole community, but to get...
[MD1] BeOS for Free
Sender: "Michael A. Alderete" (email@example.com)
** Download the BeOS for Free **
We heard you. You said you wanted to be able to try out the BeOS without
having to search high and low for a copy. Now you can download the latest
version of the BeOS, Preview Release 2, from the Be, Inc. web site, for
free. You can find the downloadable release of the BeOS at
The BeOS Preview Release 2 download version includes all the components you
need to try out the BeOS on your Power PC machine. Then you can decide to
purchase either the BeOS Full Pack (a "1 + 2" product -- you receive the
BeOS release on a CD, full documentation, plus the next two upgrades), or
the BeOS Trial Pack (a "1 + 0" product -- you receive only the BeOS release
that comes on the CD, with no upgrades). Maintenance updates will be also
be posted to the web site.
We have tried to make the download experience more enjoyable by keeping the
components of the overall BeOS package small...
[MD1] PowerBook G3
Apple Designs Different: Extends Leadership in Notebooks with PowerBook G3
Apple Introduces World's Fastest Notebook for People Who Think Creatively
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 10, 1997--Targeting the needs of creative "road
warriors" who require the most in performance and advanced multimedia
capabilities from a notebook computer, Apple Computer, Inc. today
introduced the Macintosh PowerBookG3. PowerBook G3 is based on the third
generation PowerPC G3 processor, a high-performance microprocessor
optimized for the Mac OS.
"The PowerBook G3 combines next generation processor technology with the
latest in Mac OS system software to provide creative professionals with a
new standard in mobile computing," said Phil Schiller, Apple's vice
president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "There is more of everything for
Macintosh customers with the PowerBook G3--more speed, more memory, more
storage. This is high- end desktop performance in a mobile Macintosh."
The PowerBook G3 builds upon the...
[MD1] Natural Intelligence Spins Off DragStrip
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Natural Intelligence Spins Off DragStrip, Macintosh Desktop Utility
November 10, 1997. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Natural Intelligence, Inc.
today announced the sale of DragStrip(r), its award winning desktop utility
for the Macintosh. This action reflects Natural Intelligence's focus on the
expansion of its core custom software consulting business, and its newly
formed Corporate Java Division. DragStrip will be acquired by Christopher
Evans, the original creator of the product, who will upgrade, support and
distribute the product as a shareware product.
"We have a very mixed feeling about this spin-off," said Joshua Wachs,
President and CEO of Natural Intelligence. "DragStrip was one of the first
products we developed, and its international success in the Macintosh
community was a wonderful affirmation of Natural Intelligence's innovative
technology. But since we don't have time for development or support, we owe
it to our loyal and enthusiastic...
[MD1] Apple Builds, Sells Different
Apple Builds, Sells Different
Company Announces Build-to-Order and Electronic Commerce
The Apple Store: Powered by WebObjects
Apple Only Company to Offer All Core Products
Via Retail Stores, Resellers, the Internet
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 10, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
today announced that it will build and sell its computers in a new and
different way. The Company launched The Apple Store (http://www.apple.com/)
as part of its new distribution strategy that utilizes the Internet, along
with the Company's existing retailers and resellers to sell products. Also
introduced, new flexible manufacturing that will make the new Power
Macintosh G3 minitower and desktop computers (see separate release)
available on a build-to-order basis for Apple Store customers. Customers in
the United States now have three ways to buy Macintosh computers: through
the retail and reseller channel, through direct field sales in education,
and through Apple.
"We're changing everything we do:...
[MD1] Apple Designs Different
Apple Designs Different: Unveils Next Generation Power Macintosh G3 Computers
New Systems Deliver Greatest Performance Leap in Power Macintosh History
CUPERTINO,California--Nov. 10, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)
today unveiled its next-generation "prosumer" systems--the Power Macintosh
G3 computers. Based on the third-generation PowerPC G3 processor from IBM
and Motorola, the new Apple designs include many technical advancements,
which simultaneously increase performance, lower costs, add features and
simplify the Macintosh product line. The new systems provide millions of
publishing, multimedia authoring, and general productivity customers with
best-in-class product features, quality and reliability while being faster
than even the newest Pentium II/300 products.
According to Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO the new systems are part of a
strategy to change how the Company does business. "It's time to think
differently about performance," said Jobs. "The new G3 chip,...
[MD1] Apple's New Direction
Apple's New Direction
Design Different, Build Different, Sell Different
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 10, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)
today showed it takes seriously the "Think Different" message in its ads.
The Company announced dramatic changes in the way it designs, builds and
sells its computers.
Today Apple launched its new G3 series computers, with significantly better
price-performance than the newest "Wintel" Pentium products. This
simplified design enabled the Company to streamline manufacturing so its
computers can be built just-in-time to exact customer specifications. These
changes, combined with today's opening of the online Apple Store
(http://www.apple.com/) mean that a consumer can buy a built-to-order
Macintosh over the Internet. Customers in the United States now have three
ways to buy Macintosh computers: through the retail and reseller channel,
through direct field sales in education, and through Apple.
"We're opening things up and giving our customers...
[MD1] QUALCOMM Acquires Now Software
QUALCOMM Incorporated Announces Acquisition of Now Software
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a
world leader in wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging
solutions for the Internet, today announced its acquisition of Now
Software, a pioneer in cross-platform, personal productivity software.
With the acquisition, QUALCOMM gains Now's range of advanced scheduling and
calendaring software products that meet a growing demand for individual and
enterprise collaboration for both office and mobile users. The acquired Now
product line, coupled with its Internet savvy engineering staff, will be
incorporated into QUALCOMM's Eudora(R) Division thereby strengthening
Eudora's technological leadership in the Internet market.
"The acquisition of Now gives QUALCOMM access to exciting new technologies
and talented individuals," said Jeff Jacobs, vice president and general
manager of QUALCOMM's Eudora Division. It also will provide Eudora's 18...
[MD1] Free QD3D Sample Code
From: Brian Greenstone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Free QD3D Sample Code
In the spirit of helping to promote QuickDraw 3D, Pangea Software has just
made freely available the entire project source code for OreoAnimator. The
tool itself probably isn't all that useful to anyone, but it contains a
wealth of excellent sample code showing how to do lots of cool stuff with
You can download the source code et.al. from the QuickDraw 3D web site, or
the Pangea Software web site: http://www.realtime.net/~pangea
[MD1] Rhapsody's Joy Can Deply to Windows
JOY FOR WINDOWS RELEASED
NEW RAPID SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR WINDOWS 95 AND NT
VIENNA, Austria, November 7, 1997 -- AAA+ Software today announced the
release of "Joy for Windows". Joy is a tool for very quick, interactive
software development. Programs developed with Joy run on Windows 95/NT,
Apple Rhapsody, and OPENSTEP/Unix, with no porting required.
Joy is based on OPENSTEP, a software widely acknowledged as one of the most
advanced object-oriented development environments, and used by Apple as the
foundation of its new Rhapsody operating system. With Joy, developers can
take advantage of the rich object-oriented frameworks of OPENSTEP without
the need to get familiar with a complex development environment.
Joy boosts developer creativity and productivity by enabling programmers to
quickly and interactively try out new ideas. Professional applications can
thus be developed step by step, through rapid creation of prototypes.
- integration with OPENSTEP's...
[MD1] StuffIt InstallerMaker 4.5
INTERNET SAVVY, STUFFIT INSTALLERMAKER 4.5 SHIPS FROM ALADDIN SYSTEMS, INC.
Aladdin's Installer Easily and Quickly Creates Custom Installers That Can
Download Files From Multiple FTP Sites
Watsonville, CA - November 7, 1997 - Aladdin Systems, Inc., developer and
publisher of the worldwide compression standard StuffIt(r), today announced
StuffIt InstallerMaker(tm) 4.5 began shipping. InstallerMaker 4.5 allows
developers to create Internet savvy installers, that download files from
the Internet. InstallerMaker also allows developers to easily create custom
software installers that turn standard software into trialware (a
time-locked demo) without any coding. InstallerMaker is the only Macintosh
installer with automatic trialware creation capability that is also
Internet savvy. Trialware created with InstallerMaker can be purchased by
end users with the click of a button.
"InstallerMaker has grown from just being an Installer for developers to a
solution for data distribution for...
[MD1] Metrowerks Acquires ElectricSourceServer
Metrowerks has acquired the ElectricSourceServer (which will now be known
as MW SourceServer) MPW Projector SourceServer IDE VCS plug-in. In the
future it will be distributed with CW Professional.
Metrowerks is opening MW SourceServer up for beta testing if you are
interested please send requests to (email@example.com)
Please note that this is a separate Metrowerks Permanent Testing Partners
(beta testers) list from any others. If however you currently are a beta
tester please note this in your request.
[MD1] Release of QuickTime VR Authoring Studio
Apple Announces Availability of QuickTime VR Authoring Studio
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 6, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
the availability of QuickTime VR Authoring Studio, a new professional
software application that allows web designers and multimedia authors to
quickly and easily create professional quality QuickTime VR (Virtual
Reality) panoramas and objects. Apple believes that with QuickTime VR
Authoring Studio, QuickTime VR adoption will increase on both the Internet
"QuickTime VR Authoring Studio radically simplifies the creation of
QuickTime VR scenes--both panoramas and objects--for products developed for
the Internet and CD-ROM," said David Palermo, QuickTime VR product manager,
Apple Computer, Inc. "QuickTime VR Authoring Studio brings ease-of-use and
power to all multimedia content developers, web authors and photographers
no matter what their skill level is."
"Kaidan is proud and excited to have been working with the QuickTime VR
team from the...
[MD1] FREE - Stalker Internet Mail Server 1.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stalker Software Announces Stalker Internet Mail Server 1.5
Key features: faster than Unix mail servers, administration via the Web,
extensive multi-domain support. FREE.
MILL VALLEY, CA -- Nov 10th, 1997 -- After 3 months of extensive testing by
early adopters and after passing several key revisions, the Stalker
Internet Mail Server is released to the public today.
Stalker Software, Inc. decided to release the MacOS version of the
industry-strong SMTP, POP3, "poppwd", NotifyMail server free of charge.
The server does not have any demo or trial limitations, and it can be used
to support several hundred accounts and multiple domains, as well as being
able to distribute mailing lists with several thousand subscribers. This
new Stalker product fills the gap between the commercial servers, such as
the CommuniGate(tm) Integrated Messaging System, that go beyond the
Internet Mail, and entry-level freeware and commercial mail servers
available for MacOS.
[MD1] Rhapsody and Yellow Box Apps via CD Sub
QSoft CD Combines Rhapsody and Yellow Box Applications
State College, PA USA -- Showing its continued commitment to Apple's next
generation operating system, code named Rhapsody, QSoft(TM), a division of
VVI-DCS(TM), today announced plans to combine commercial Rhapsody and
Yellow Box applications on one CD and provide subscription services for
"Rhapsody and yellow box are multi-platform and rapidly growing and
evolving systems. Because of that reliable subscription services and
distribution will be major issues for application users for the foreseeable
future. As a result, we have produced the QSoft CD. That CD is currently
comprised of the applications Create(TM), GraphBuilder(TM), Mesa (TM),
OpenBase(TM) and TIFFany(TM). Those applications were distributed with the
initial release of Rhapsody (RDR) from Apple and are all high quality
solutions.", said Ed VanVliet, acting Project Manager of the QSoft CD
productions. He adds, "We are actively engaging cutting-edge Mac OS-...
[MD1] webAlias 1.0
New Macintosh IMAGE MAP EDITOR & ANTI-ALIASING TEXT TOOL Released
TORONTO - November 5, 1997 - Lakewood Software today released webAlias 1.0,
an integrated image map editor and anti-aliasing text tool for web and
Positioned as the first dedicated Mac-based client-side image map editor to
feature powerful anti-aliasing text tools, webAlias can be effectively used
to design complete web sites, single web pages, and graphic content for
multimedia and web design projects.
"What we have endeavored to do here is to build a complete web design tool
kit that delivers the pixel-level control and attractively rendered text
sought by graphic designers," explained David Hutchison, the lead developer
at Lakewood Software. "We've integrated support for line, shape, freeform,
field, and button objects and wrapped all of this functionality within a
WYSIWYG, object-oriented graphic design tool that itself has the 'look and
feel' of a web browser."
A webAlias project consists of...
[MD1] Mac Software Eng Tools Updated for System 8
For Immediate Release:
Macintosh Software Engineering Tools Updated For System 8
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, November 10, 1997 --- Excel Software, makers of the
popular MacA and WinA software engineering tools, today announced an update
to its full line of Macintosh products to support Apple's new Macintosh
System 8. The updated products include MacAnalyst, MacA, MacTranslator and
QuickCRC for Macintosh.
MacAnalyst automates system analysis and top level software design using
industry standard diagramming methods, integrated text specifications and
requirements traceability. MacA has the capabilities of MacAnalyst plus
additional detailed design, code generation and code browsing features.
MacTranslator generates design diagrams from existing source code including
C/C++, Pascal/Object Pascal, Basic and Fortran. QuickCRC is a software
design tool for discovering objects and related information for an
object-oriented development project using CRC cards that identify classes,
[MD1] MRJ 1.5.1 Release Version
Apple has recently discovered a security hole in MRJ 1.5 and earlier which
makes it possible for applets to directly call routines in the Mac OS,
contrary to operational guidelines for such software. (MRJ is Apple's
implementation of the Java virtual machine.) All customers using MRJ are
advised to upgrade immediately to MRJ 1.5.1, to avoid this problem.
MRJ 1.5.1 is available now on Apple's web site at
http://applejava.apple.com/text/download.html. If you already have MRJ 1.5
installed, you can download a patching utility to quickly update it to
1.5.1. If you have an earlier version installed, you can download a
complete MRJ 1.5.1 installer.
Tango Enterprise 3.0 Sets Standard for Deploying High-Powered Web Applications
EveryWare Delivers Upgrade to "Best of Breed" Product
Mississauga, Ontario--November 3, 1997--EveryWare Development Inc. (ASE:
EVE) announced today it will release a major upgrade to Tango Enterprise,
EveryWare's visual Web application development tool. Tango Enterprise 3.0
will be released later this month with over 50 new features providing the
Web development community with a cross-platform tool that will increase
productivity, reduce time to deployment, and enable project or team-based
Tango is a powerful Web application development tool that enables
professional Web developers and corporate IS departments to quickly create
complex business applications for the Web. Tango supports direct native
connections, ODBC, and Data Access Language to integrate corporate
databases with Web servers. The open standards approach utilized within
Tango enables Web developers to also integrate existing...
[MD1] MRJ 1.5.1 Fixes Security Hole
Apple has posted a MRJ 1.5 to 1.5.1 Updater on it's bleeding edge page at
http://applejava.apple.com/text/prerelease.html. The MRJ 1.5 -) 1.5.1
Updater fixes a security hole in MRJ 1.5. They are posting it here to get
feedback from the developer community that (a) this updater fixes the
security hole and (b) we didn't break something else in the process. We
expect to release this to the general public shortly. Please send feedback
to firstname.lastname@example.org, put "UPDATER" in the subject line of your email
MRJ 68K JITC 1.5 Beta is a Just-in-time compiler for 68030 and 68040
Macintoshes that have MRJ 1.5 installed. The JITC greatly enhances the
peformance of many operations in Java.
You will need Apple's Disk Copy 6.1.3 utility to mount the MRJ 68K JITC 1.5
Beta install image. If you don't already have Disk Copy, you can find it
Send Feature Requests and Feedback about MRJ to: mailto:email@example.com
Send Bug reports about MRJ to:...
[MD1] JRun 2.0
LIVE SOFTWARE TO RELEASE FREE VERSION OF JRUN 2.0
"SERVLETS EVERYWHERE," JRUN SET TO BECOME THE INDUSTRY STANDARD JAVA
SAN DIEGO, California (November 3, 1997) - Live Software, Inc. announces
version 2.0 of their JRun(tm) product line. JRun adds support for the
Java(tm) Servlet API to web servers and applications. This exciting new
release leverages the technology from JRun version 1.0 and expands the
breadth of supported platforms. JRun version 2.0 now fully supports
Netscape's FastTrack and Enterprise Server 3.0, Microsoft's Internet
Information Server 3.0 and 4.0, Microsoft's Personal Web Server, O'Reilly &
Associates' WebSite Pro 2.1, and StarNine's WebSTAR 2.1 and 3.0 for Mac OS.
Servlets are Java-based applications written to the Java Servlet API.
Servlets are akin to applets running in a browser, but instead run on the
server. Through the use of servlets, traditional CGI applications and
extensions written in Perl, C/C++, or other languages can be replaced...
[MD1] BBEdit 4.5.1 Update Available
Director of Marketing
BBEDIT 4.5.1 UPDATE AVAILABLE
Bedford, MA. November 04, 1997 - Bare Bones Software, Inc. today announced
the availability of version 4.5.1 of BBEdit, the company's award-winning
text and HTML editor.
The update, which is free to all registered owners of BBEdit 4.5, can be
obtained direct from Bare Bones Software (http://www.barebones.com) or from
mirror sites as given by (http://www.barebones.com/links/links.html).
This release brings new functionality to the core text-manipulation
abilities of BBEdit as well as substantial enhancements to the HTML Tools,
and the TableBuilder companion application.
BBEdit's best-of-class text search capabilities have been further improved
to allow the use of search and replace strings of up to 4096 characters.
The Find Differences command has also been enhanced to provide greater
control over content matches criteria, as well as to allow more specific
selection of files...
[MD1] CompUSA Makes Recommitment to Apple
CompUSA Makes Recommitment to Apple
CompUSA Computer Superstores to Feature Apple "Store Within a Store"
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 4, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. and CompUSA Inc.
today announced that they are partnering to the launch a new "store within
a store" retail format for selling Apple products and technology within
CompUSA Computer Superstores (SM) nationwide. CompUSA Computer Superstores
will be dedicating significant retail space to Apple computers, software,
peripherals and supplies as well as staffing the areas with Apple-trained
"We believe in the future of Apple, and we are making a large investment to
show our recommitment to Apple," said Jim Halpin, president and CEO of
CompUSA. "These specialized departments within our Superstores will offer a
superior buying experience for the Apple customer."
CompUSA will be outfitting all of its Computer Superstores with dedicated
"store within store" environments. The specialized departments will feature
[MD1] Eudora Internet Mail Server v2.0
QUALCOMM ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF COMMERCIAL VERSION OF EUDORA(R) INTERNET
MAIL SERVER (EIMS) V2.0.
Commercial Version Includes Multiple Domains, Anti-spam Features, Remote
Administration, and Industry-Leading Pricing
SAN DIEGO - November 3, 1997 - QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a
leader in wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging
solutions for the Internet, today announced availability of Eudora Internet
Mail Server v2.0 (EIMS) for the Mac OS. The EIMS server will join the
Eudora family of software products, the world's most popular Internet email
solution used by over 18 million users. EIMS 2.0, the second server product
)from the Eudora division of QUALCOMM Incorporated, joins Eudora
WorldMail(tm) Server for Windows NT. The latest commercial version of the
EIMS server includes comprehensive documentation, technical support and new
features that directly address the messaging needs of small to medium-sized
QUALCOMM Incorporated licensed the EIMS...
[MD1] Apple Announces US Distribution Strategy
Apple Announces New U.S. Product Distribution Strategy
Balanced Distribution Plan Increases Product Availability and Enhances
Relationships with Ingram Micro and MicroAge
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 3, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc.today announced a
new U.S. product distribution strategy that will reduce channel inventory,
increase Apple advocacy, and streamline channel operations. The Company
will leverage long-standing relationships with Ingram Micro Inc. and
MicroAge, Inc. to more effectively manage inventory and secure products to
resellers and therefore customers faster than ever before.
"We're working with distributors who have made a sizable investment and
commitment to Apple and are focused on helping us get our products into the
channel faster," said Mitch Mandich, senior vice president of the Americas.
"Ingram Micro and MicroAge are both increasing the number of resources they
dedicate to Apple and improving their advocacy of our products."
"Ingram Micro and MicroAge offer the...
[MD1] Apple Showcases Technologies to European Developers
Apple Showcases Platform Technologies to European Developers
Annual European Developer Forum 1997 to Focus on Mac OS and Rhapsody
LES ULIS -- Apple Computer, Inc. announced plans to host its fourth annual
European Developer Forum 1997 (EDF97) next month for Apple's most strategic
European developers, solution providers, content producers, and systems
integrators. The three day technology-focused conference will provide
in-depth insight into existing and emerging Apple platform technologies for
both Mac OS and Windows developers.
EDF97, scheduled November 19-21, 1997 at the Pyramides International
Convention and Exhibition Center in Brussels, is a key component of Apple's
strategy to further enhance its worldwide developer services. Apple
Developer Relations' vice president David Krathwohl is expected to deliver
the conference's opening keynote address on November 19. This year's
conference will also feature keynote speeches by Bertrand Serlet, senior
[MD1] ServletExec Now Cross Platform
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 3, 1997
Vince Bonfanti, President
New Atlanta Communications, LLC
SERVLETEXEC PRODUCT LINE EXPANDED
More Features, More Platforms
Alpharetta, Georgia - November 3, 1997 - New Atlanta Communications, LLC
announces the expansion of their ServletExec(tm) product line to Microsoft
and Netscape web servers running on Windows NT and UNIX operating systems.
Previously announced for Mac OS, ServletExec adds support for the Java(tm)
Servlet API for web servers on these platforms. ServletExec will implement
version 1.1 of the Java Servlet API for all supported platforms and web
Servlets are Java(tm)-based alternatives to traditional CGI scripts and
proprietary C/C++ web server extensions. Servlets provide better
performance and scalability than CGI scripts; they are easier to implement
and more reliable than C/C++ extensions. There is growing industry
awareness of the compelling advantages of server-side...
[MD1] Typhoon CGI
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 1997
San Diego, CA - Pacific Coast Software, creators of the popular eCommerce
products WebCatalog and WebMerchant, have released a new product based upon
the WebDNA language introduced in WebCatalog 2.0. Typhoon, so named because
of its ability to handle many important Web site requirements with
tremendous speed and energy, provides an entry-level introduction to
WebDNA. The Web server CGI is available for both Macintosh and Windows
platforms and may be downloaded free of charge from Pacific Coast
Software's Web site at http://www.pacific-coast.com/.
Typhoon's subset of the WebDNA language includes the ability to create
dynamic Web pages that place the current date, time, or other defined
variables on a page, hide or show portions of a page, and perform complex
calculations. In addition, Typhoon can easily handle form submissions,
banner ads with click-through statistics, writing data to, or reading data
from, an external file. Page-level password...
[MD1] Open Web Page Pro Library
Goo Software Expands Development Tools Product Line
Open Web Page Pro Library Provides Simple Link To Browsers
SAN JOSE, CA - Goo Software announced today that it has released Open Web
Page Pro, a CodeWarrior Pro 1 C/C++ library for Macintosh developers.
The library provides Macintosh developers with the ability to launch and
look up a URL in popular web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and
Microsoft Internet Explorer.
With just a few lines of code, developers can launch and optionally set a
URL for a browser to look up.
The libraries are free and can be downloaded in the development software
section at the company's web site at:
Source code licensing is also available.
Goo Software is located in San Jose, CA and may be reached at 408 245-5601,
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the World Wide Web at
[MD1] AppleShare IP 5.0.2 To Support Mac OS 8 and WebSTAR API
AppleShare IP 5.0.2 To Support Mac OS 8 and WebSTAR API
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 29, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
availability of the latest version of its server software, AppleShare IP
5.0.2, which supports the newly introduced Mac OS 8, the new version of
AppleShare Client 3.7.2, as well as Starnine's WebSTAR API. By supporting
the WebSTAR API, Apple is strengthening its support of the Internet and
promoting broad adoption of the API to its developer community.
According to Apple Product Marketing manager John Hanay, AppleShare IP
5.0.2 incorporates enhancements that were suggested by AppleShare customers
and developers. "The support for the new Mac OS 8 and the new version of
AppleShare Client 3.7.2 are designed to offer greater stability and
performance." stated Hanay. "The AppleShare IP adoption of the WebSTAR API
will allow developers to enhance the capabilities of the AppleShare IP Web
Server and create new web solutions for Macintosh customers."
[MD1] OpenGL 1.1
Conix Announces OpenGL 1.1 on the Macintosh
Applications made Faster and Smaller with the only OpenGL Modular Libraries
Multiple Graphics Devices Supported
October 28, 1997 (Arlington, TX) Conix Graphics announced today the release
of OpenGL 1.1 for the Macintosh platform. This version boasts a rendering
speed improvement of 25%, with a texture mapping speed increase of 400%
Conix offers Macintosh developers a proven, reliable 3D graphics API that
is available now.
The Conix libraries come with a complete SDK including GLUT 3.5, TK, AUX,
and hundreds of example source files. Conix also supports multiple graphics
devices. This allows application windows to transition from one monitor to
another smoothly and transparently to the OpenGL API. The OGL libraries
include a plug-in interface for hardware and software vendors. Commercial
vendors will benefit from the series of modular libraries that can slice
memory requirements of applications by up to 50%!
John Stauffer, president...
[MD1] QuickTime VR Authoring Studio Contest
Apple's Announces QuickTime VR Authoring Studio Contest
"Experience the Revolution" Contest Designed to Inspire Unique and Creative
QuickTime VR Content
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 27, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
the QuickTime VR Authoring Studio "Experience the Revolution" contest. The
contest is designed to inspire QuickTime VR (Virtual Reality) enthusiasts
to design unique and creative movies with QuickTime VR Authoring Studio and
other QuickTime VR tools. QuickTime VR Authoring Studio is a new
professional software application that allows web designers and multimedia
authors to quickly and easily create QuickTime VR panoramas and object
"The 'Experience the Revolution' contest is designed not only to help
promote Apple's new QuickTime VR Authoring Studio, but also to expand
awareness of QuickTime VR's benefits to the web and multimedia
communities," said David Palermo, QuickTime VR product manager, Apple
Computer, Inc. "We are eager to see what types of...
[MD1] StuffIt Deluxe 4.5
ALADDIN ANNOUNCES STUFFIT DELUXE 4.5 - OS 8 COMPATIBLE, NEW EMAIL SUPPORT,
AND ADDED EXPANSION FORMATS
Aladdin Announces Special Offer To StuffIt Users- Free and Discounted Upgrade
Watsonville, CA- October 27, 1997 - Aladdin Systems today announced that
StuffIt(R) Deluxe 4.5 is expected to begin shipping October 31st. New
upgrade includes Mac OS 8 compatibility, support for more expansion formats
like MIME/Base64, encrypted ZIP, and LHA expansion, additional email
program support and Private File encrypted file support.
New Features in StuffIt Deluxe 4.5, include:
o OS 8 compatibility
o Added format support for Base64/MIME decoding
o OS 8 Contextual Menu Manager support
o Browser greyscale appearance
o Added Mailer support for AOL 3.0, Claris EMailer, and Lotus cc:Mail
o LHA expansion
o StuffIt Expander has added support for ShrinkWrap disk image files
and Private File-encrypted files
o Encrypted ZIP expansion
"The new features in StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 make Internet downloads a breeze...
[MD1] CodeWarrior Latitude DR2
METROWERKS SHIPPING CODEWARRIOR LATITUDE DR2
New Edition Makes It Easy to Build Native Applications for the Rhapsody
Operating System from Existing Mac OS Applications
AUSTIN, Texas - October 27, 1997 - Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK) announces the release of CodeWarrior Latitude DR2 ("Developer
Release" 2). With CodeWarrior Latitude DR2, programmers can easily port
their Mac OS applications to the Rhapsody operating system, creating new
native Rhapsody applications. Mac programmers who have received the early
version of Rhapsody, shipped by Apple to software developers earlier this
month, can start creating native Rhapsody applications right away by using
CodeWarrior Latitude DR2.
"Historically, we have made it our business to get the software tools for
developing a new technology into the hands of product developers as quickly
as possible," said Greg Galanos, president and chief technology officer,
Metrowerks. "When Apple introduced the PowerMac, we were there with...
[MD1] CodeWarrior Pro 2
METROWERKS SHIPPING CODEWARRIOR PROFESSIONAL 2, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
FOR WINDOWS 95, WINDOWS NT, AND MAC OS
Includes New Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 2.1, C/C++ Tools, and
Java 1.1 Tools and APIs
AUSTIN, Texas - October 27, 1997 - Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK) announces the release of CodeWarrior Professional 2, the second
release of CodeWarrior that combines Windows-hosted and Mac-hosted
desktop tools into a single unified software development package.
CodeWarrior Professional 2 is shipping with IDE 2.1, the newest version of
Metrowerks award-winning integrated development environment that includes
Java tools that are fully compliant with Java 1.1.
"Our commitment to providing our customers with the most useful set of
software tools on the market means we work constantly to improve what we
feel is already the most flexible and cost effective all-in-one software
development environment on the market," said Jean Belanger, chairman and
[MD1] CodeWarrior Discover Programming Edition 2
METROWERKS SHIPPING CODEWARRIOR DISCOVER PROGRAMMING EDITION 2
Software Development Learning Environment Updated with New Integrated
Development Environment (IDE)
AUSTIN, Texas - October 27, 1997 - Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK) announces the release of CodeWarrior Discover Programming
Edition 2, an intuitive software development learning environment designed
for novice programmers and experienced developers interested in learning a
new language. Metrowerks has two versions of the Discover Programming
Edition 2, one for Windows 95/NT and one for Macintosh.
CodeWarrior Discover Programming Edition 2 contains the tools found in
Metrowerks' CodeWarrior Professional 2, including the updated IDE 2.1 with
project manager, code editor, code browser, compilers and linkers,
debugger, and other tools. Discover Programming Edition 2 adds electronic
books and tutorials that provide all the information needed to learn
programming, from basic introductory-level exercises to advanced...
[MD1] Apple Wins in WWW Lowest Cost of Ownership
Apple Workgroup Servers Clear Winners in World Wide Web Server Cost of
Study Reveals Apple Web Servers Exhibit Lowest Cost of Ownership, and are
Easiest to Use for Small to Medium-sized Organizations and Workgroups
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 22, 1997--Apple Computer Inc., revealed today
that its workgroup servers offer a considerable advantage in overall
cost-of-ownership, ease-of-use and maintenance for customers in small
business or workgroups according to a study released by the Business
Research Group (BRG, Newton, Mass). Unlike previous studies of web server
ease-of-implementation and cost-of-ownership, this study examined the
medium-size business market (100-499 employees), and in workgroups (150 or
fewer employees) within larger enterprises (500 or more employees).
According to Cheryl Ball, director of Research for BRG, the target study
was chosen because up until now, this important part of the Internet market
has been ignored. "This study found that medium-...