[MD1] Jobs keynote report
This just in from:
Raines Cohen, Editor of NetProfessional, (email@example.com):
Greetings from NYC! Here's some observations minutes after the Jobs keynote
here at Seybold, in case you can use 'em (I expec this will be a lot
wordier, less analytical, and more play-by-play than the MacWEEK story).
Feel free to use this in full or part with attribution to me, on MacDev-1
if you care to: (it's nonexclusive, sent to a few folks)
Craig Kline, Seybold VP of Content, introduce Eric Hippeau, chairman of
Ziff-Davis, who introduced Jobs as a "technologist" - "still pretty young
as industry icons go."
As expected, the keynote led off with all 3 recent Apple commercials: Think
Different, the snail, and the bunny-suit one. The snail got notable
applause, and the new "toasting the Pentium" one really big applause. [note
that the Javits Center main lobby features several new Think Different
people, including Ansel Adams]
Jobs spoke of publishing technology as "one of four things we do," and...
[MD1] New Frontier Book
For immediate release
For more information contact Lisa Mann
707-829-0515 ext. 230
O'Reilly Releases Frontier: The Definitive Guide
"Frontier is a really cool program," says author Matt Neuburg. "The more
familiar I have become with it the more I have been astonished at its
cleverness, its power, its elegance, its architectural beauty; every
chapter in this book has been an eye-opening experience to write."
Neuburg's just-released book, "Frontier: The Definitive Guide", is the
first book devoted exclusively to teaching and documenting Userland
Frontier, a powerful scripting environment for web site management and
system level scripting. Packed with examples, advice, tricks, and tips,
"Frontier: The Definitive Guide" teaches Frontier from the ground up,
enabling the reader to join the ranks of thousands of Macintosh power users
who make Frontier their "home base." It covers Frontier 4.2.3 for the
"Frontier isn't just a scripting language or a database or an...
[MD1] Colada 2.0 for Deneba's Canvas
NEWS from Deneba Software
Curtis Christensen / Public Relations Manager
(305) 596-5644, ext. 134, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit Deneba at Seybold NY Publishing '98
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Booth 403
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PREPRESS AND WEB PUBLISHING OPTIONS EXPAND FOR CANVAS 5 USERS
Deneba Authorized Service Bureau program in full swing; Colada 2.0
available for free download
Seybold NY Publishing '98, March 17, 1998 -- In keeping with Seybold
Publishing Seminars' dual print and web focus, Deneba Software announced
the expansion of the Deneba Authorized Service Bureau (DASB) program and
the availability of the latest version of Colada, the Java-based web
publishing tool for Canvas.
Deneba has publicized the membership benefits of the DASB program on its
web site (www.deneba.com) and through outreach programs for the past
several months. In that time, service bureaus have been applying steadily,
with new companies qualifying every day. The constant stream of new...
[MD1] Rapid-I Bookmarks
HUTCHINGS SOFTWARE RELEASES RAPID-I(TM) BOOKMARKS
-- New Internet component from leading component software developer --
DANVILLE, Calif., March 14, 1998 -- Hutchings Software, developer and
publisher of innovative user component software, today announced the
release of Rapid-I Bookmarks, a product that redefines the concept of the
browser bookmark menu.
One year to the day after the demise of OpenDoc and Cyberdog, Hutchings
Software dedicates the release of Rapid-I Bookmarks to the engineers who
created OpenDoc and Cyberdog, other developers who wrote excellent OpenDoc
and Cyberdog products, and the growing legion of users who recognize the
power of component software and document centered computing. Hutchings
Software is truly honored to be able to write products incorporating the
most elegant software technologies for the most discerning customers in the
[MD1] VRML Consortium Charts Roadmap for VRML Standard
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For press information, contact: To join the VRMLConsortium, contact:
Josephine Mong Deepak Kamlani
Horizon Communications Interprise Ventures
408-969-4888 x103 510-277-8110
VRML Consortium Charts Roadmap for VRML Standard
Consortium forms Executive Committee to lead VRML
marketing and specification strategies
San Ramon, CA - March 12, 1998 - The VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling
Language) Consortium today revealed a technology roadmap for the VRML
specification designed to drive the continued growth of 3D on the Internet.
The Consortium has also elected a new Executive Committee which will form
Task Groups within the Consortium to lead the marketing and specification
initiatives outlined in the roadmap.
Core roadmap issues that will be addressed by Consortium Task Groups include:
* Use of VRML as a lightweight, integrated media format for page animation
[MD1] Troi Text Plug-in 1.0 for FileMaker
Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands, March 11, 1998 -- Troi Automatisering
announces the beta release of Troi Text Plug-in 1.0, for FileMaker Pro 4.0
both on Macintosh and Windows.
This Cross-platform FileMaker Pro 4.0 plug-in adds the SumText function to
FileMaker Pro 4.0. With this you can create a dynamic field, that
concatenates all the text from a field in a related file. Everytime records
get added or deleted to the related file the SumText is automatically
updated. It is the text equivalent of the Sum() function for numbers.
Peter Baanen, company president, states "After the release of Troi FM
Plug-in we were asked to find a solution to this problem. Luckily we could
do it. The SumText function is very handy for building a list of contact
persons of a company, or multikeys. Why limit yourself to the sum of a
number. Just try it out".
A fully functional version of Troi Text Plug-in 1.0b1 is available for
downloading at Troi's Web site at: (http://www.troi.com/). On the site
[MD1] Fort Application Environment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Barb Heffner or Cecile Roux Rich Scheffer
C.H.E.N. PR, Inc. Fort Software, Inc.
(781) 466-8282 (510) 869-3422
Fort Software Announces Support for Mac OS 8.1
OAKLAND, Calif., March 11, 1998 -- Fort Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRTE)
today announced that the latest version of the Fort Application
Environment(TM) provides full development and deployment support for
Apple's latest operating system, Mac OS 8.1.
With the support of Mac OS 8.1, Macintosh developers using Fort(R) can
create mission-critical distributed applications that can scale to
thousands of concurrent users. Fort, the industry's leading suite of
object-oriented tools for building enterprise networked applications,
supports JavaBeans, IIOP, CORBA and a number of open technologies to let
customers take advantage of all their hardware and software assets.
"Mac OS 8.1 improves on Apple's most successful software release to date -
Mac OS 8 - which has...
[MD1] MacHack 1998 Call for Speakers
MacHack 1998 call for Speakers
MacHack 1998 is just a few months away and YOU might be just the person we
are looking for. We have many interesting sessions already lined up, but we
have room for a few more.
Have you been off in a garage somewhere developing some cool Macintosh
technology in secret? Present that technology at MacHack and not only might
you gain the adulation of your peers, but you will undoubtedly receive
valuable feedback to help you do it even better.
If you are planning to attend MacHack 1998, starting at Midnight on June
18th and running near-continuously until Sunday June 21st, consider
presenting a session to share your expertise. We are currently seeking
speakers on all areas of Macintosh software development including OpenStep,
Java, QTML, networking, game development, software design, software
entrepreneurship, and more.
Session speakers receive a $100 off the conference registration fee.
Register before April 15th and receive an additional $100 discount....
[MD1] WEB FM 4.0 for FileMaker Pro 3.0/4.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 1998
Eric Bickford, President
Web Broadcasting Corp.
WEB BROADCASTING SHIPS 100% JAVA-FREE WEB FM 4.0 FOR FILEMAKER PRO
MAJOR NEW VERSION ADDS SUPPORT FOR EASY-TO-USE, INTERNET STANDARD
TEMPLATE FILES WITH NO NEED TO LEARN YET ANOTHER MARKUP LANGUAGE
"JUST SAY NO" TO CONFUSING, INCOMPATIBLE, PROPRIETARY MARKUP [/TAGS]
Internet World, Los Angeles CA -- March 12, 1998 -- Web Broadcasting
Corporation today announces the release of WEB FM 4.0. WEB FM 4.0 is a
plug-in to popular Mac OS web servers such as WebSTAR, Quid Pro Quo,
WebTEN, and AppleShare IP that enables FileMaker Pro developers to
quickly and easily build wicked fast, truly dynamic and interactive online
database applications for the World Wide Web or corporate Intranet.
WEB FM's extensive feature list mirrors that of FileMaker Pro 4.0 for
Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.1 and Mac OS from FileMaker Inc. It fully
[MD1] Xplain to Publish NetProfessional
Release is posted at http://www.netprolive.com/ if you would like your news
site to point to it.al like books and magazines.
* According to a WebWeek survey, 47.3% of web developers
use a Mac to create the majority of their Web content
-- the #1 platform by far.
The Mac has been the leading platform for web sites for a long time. With
Apple's new G3 servers, there's now that much more strength behind Mac
solutions. Web developers and network administrators have cried out for a
strong publication -- and there's a lot of information to cover in this
"There have been a number of publications out there dedicated to the web
developer or Java," said Neil Ticktin, the new publisher of
NetProfessional, and CEO of Xplain Corporation, "but most companies have a
hybrid of web development, intranet, and general network administration
issues that are all interrelated. NetProfessional will focus on the needs
of this type of net administrator/net developer with hard hitting...
[MD1] BBEdit Avail Electronically
EMBARGO UNTIL THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1998
Contact: Sandra Schneible, 781-687-0700, email@example.com
BBEDIT NOW AVAILABLE VIA ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION FROM SOFTWARE.NET
-New resale agreement means customers can get BBEdit anytime, anywhere
Bedford, MA--March 12, 1998--Bare Bones Software, Inc. today announced
their entry into the electronic distribution (ESD) channel. BBEdit, the
company's award-winning text and HTML editor, is now available for purchase
and download through Software.net. BBEdit is listed in the Web Authoring
Tools section of the Internet Center.
"We are continually looking for better ways to get our products into the
hands of our customers," said Rich Siegel, founder, president & CEO. "We've
wanted to do electronic delivery for a long time, and we believe that
Software.net offers the best way for us to accomplish that goal."
Bare Bones Software anticipates electronic delivery of its products will be
an effective supplement to its relationships with traditional...
[MD1] Apple Turns Up Heat in New TV Spot
Apple Turns Up Heat in New TV Spot
CUPERTINO, California--March 11, 1998--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
it is launching a new 30-second television commercial tonight during ABC's
prime time line-up beginning at 8 p.m. PST. The new commercial, called
"Bunnies," is part of Apple's worldwide "Think different" campaign.
Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s
with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with
the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original mission to bring
the best personal computing products and support to students, educators,
designers, scientists, engineers, businesspersons and consumers in over 140
countries around the world.
Rhona Hamilton Tami Begasse
Apple Computer, Inc. Apple Computer, Inc.
(408) 974-6439 (408) 974-3156
email: firstname.lastname@example.org email: email@example.com
[MD1] Apple/Microsoft Unify Java Technologies for Mac
Apple and Microsoft to Unify Java Technologies for the Macintosh
Will Work Together to Ease Developer Access to Native Mac OS Services;
Improvements in Java Performance,
Robustness Expected in Future Java Virtual Machine
CUPERTINO, Calif., and REDMOND, Wash., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple
Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to converge their
Java technologies for the Macintosh(R) to create a single Java virtual
machine (VM) for the Mac(R) OS. The unified VM will be based on Apple's Mac
OS Runtime for Java (MRJ) and will incorporate a variety of Microsoft(R)
technologies for Java. Currently, both companies offer Java VMs for the Mac
OS. The companies' cooperation on Java technology promises to advance the
performance, robustness and functionality of Java support for the Macintosh
and promote greater consistency for Java implementations across Apple(R)
Macintosh and Microsoft Windows(R) operating system-based computers.
As part of the plans, Microsoft expects to...
[MD1] MacHack CD/FTP Released
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MACHACK RELEASES CD AND POSTS HACKS TO FTP
March 11, 1998 -- Grosse Pointe Park, MI -- MacHack, The Annual Conference
for Leading Edge Developers with support from Apple Computer Inc. and
MacTech Magazine, today announced that the MacHack 1997 CD is now
available. In addition, these hacks are now available FREE via ftp.
Included on the CD are over 50 of the hacks and source submitted for the
1997 Hack contest, including source for the winning hack "BillBoot" which
relaces the standard Macintosh boot sequence with a Win95-looking sequence.
Other hacks on the CD include KittenOnTheKeyboard, which can lock a
keyboard to prevent unwanted keystrokes, VerticalHold, which reproduced a
hack effect described by Steve Wozniak during his keynote at the
conference, and WebAdder, which adds banner adds to web pages which would
otherwise lack them.
Also included on the CD are many of the presentation slides from sessions
in 1997 and a list of attendees to the conference. In...
[MD1] Fireworks by Macromedia
For Immediate Release
MACROMEDIA INTRODUCES FIREWORKS
Next-Generation Tool Provides the First Unified Environment for Creating
and Producing Web Graphics
San Francisco, Calif -- March 10, 1998 -- Macromedia (NASDAQ: MACR) today
introduced Fireworks, the first production tool to provide a unified
environment for creating, optimizing and producing high-quality graphics
for the Web. Engineered from the ground up to address the needs of
professional Web designers, the new tool incorporates such advanced
features as a visual export preview, complete control over compression and
rollovers, as well as text and effects which are editable all the time.
Fireworks allows designers to create the most compact graphics and GIF
animations in the fewest steps.
"Fireworks inaugurates a new category of Web graphics production tools,"
said Norm Meyrowitz, executive vice president and chief technical officer
at Macromedia. "Just as...
[MD1] Public Beta of CodeWarrior Java Compiler v 1.2
This is a public beta of the Metrowerks 1.2b7 Java compiler. For both
Macintosh and Windows.
The final version of the 1.2 compiler will appear on CodeWarrior Pro 3. We
are releasing this version now to allow users to test the new compiler and
report any problems they find before Pro 3 ships. This compiler is a beta
release with the problems and bugs that implies. Use at your own risk. This
compiler is not recommended for building final, shipping products.
Note:: Although the compiler is based on the 1.2 JDK sources, toolset is
You can download it at these URLs:
ftp4 - 188.8.131.52/pub/updates/CWPRO2/
This compiler has a different object format than the compiler that shipped
on Pro2. You *must* remove binaries from any projects before compiling with
this compiler, and you'll have to do the same if you want to switch back
and forth between the...
[MD1] NeoLogic Expands Management Team
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Ford Odell Group
NeoLogic Expands Management Team:
Surinder Brar Joins Company as Vice President of Marketing and Sales
BERKELEY, CA - March 9 , 1998 - NeoLogic Systems today announced that
Surinder Brar has joined the company as its vice president of marketing and
sales. Mr. Brar will manage all sales and marketing activity for the
company, including strategic planning, product positioning, business
development and channel sales.
"We're very excited to expand our organization to include someone with
Surinder's background," said Bob Krause, NeoLogic president and founder.
"His experience with both enterprise level application vendors and database
tools suppliers ideally suits our focus on component level database
Mr. Brar brings more than twenty years of industry experience to the
NeoLogic management team. He served as vice president of marketing and
sales for WordTech Systems, until the...
[MD1] Myrmidon 2.1
Version 2.1 of Terry Morse Myrmidon has just been released. This new
version contains several enhancements our customers have requested:
- point-and-click editing of Myrmidon files for users of GoLive CyberStudio
- output of pixel-accurate text in any point size
- optional output of spacer tags to maintain document spacing
- optional maintenance of page margins (top, left, bottom, or right)
- improved Table of Contents creation
- optional output of "home" button on every web page
- enhanced control over layout text box size and quantity
Users of the commercial Myrmidon version 1.0.3 or later may download a free
updater to version 2.1 from:
For those who have not yet purchased their own copy, we hope to convert you
to owners one day soon. In the mean time, a fully functional demo version
(good for 25 conversions) is available from:
We are particularly excited about our partnership with GoLive to make...
[MD1] Funnel Web Professional
Funnel Web Professional
Corporate Level Web Profiling and Internet Tracking
Carlton, Victoria, Australia - March 9th, 1998 - Active Concepts today
announces the release of the first cross platform corporate level web
analysis, profiling and Internet tracking tool for the Macintosh, Windows
95/NT and Unix platforms.
Funnel Web Professional makes it simple for any business to profile web
site usage with the speed, accuracy and ease that Funnel Web is known for.
Designed for large sites Funnel Web Professional can handle high server
loads, up to 20 million hits per log and can provide realtime updates of
server traffic. Ideal for marketing departments targeting their advertising
dollars Funnel Web Professional allows you to identify the origin of each
client, last site visited and the keywords and search engines used to
locate your site on the Internet.
A major feature of Funnel Web Professional is the ability for any
corporation or small business to monitor staff web usage anywhere on...
[MD1] TransferPro for UNIX
DIT ANNOUNCES NEW TRANSFERPRO FOR UNIX RELEASE
File Transfer Software Supports Latest UNIX Implementations
Compatible with All Popular Removable Media
LOS ALAMOS, NM (February 12, 1998) Digital Instrumentation Technology,
Inc. (DIT) announces availability of TransferPro for UNIX Release 4. The
latest version of its award-winning high-speed file transfer software
enables users to read and write all popular removable Macintosh and DOS
formatted media directly from their UNIX workstation at SCSI speeds, and to
easily interchange data between different types of UNIX computers.
Ideal for pre-press, desktop publishing and other digital imaging
applications, the latest version of TransferPro for UNIX Release 4 is
compatible with all the latest UNIX implementations including Solaris 2.6,
and the latest removable media including 4.6 GB magneto-optical drives, 1.5
GB Syjet, and Iomega Jaz. With the new release, TransferPro for UNIX also
supports multiple Macintosh partitions of up to 4 GB per...
[MD1] Lem's Mac(tm) Software Directory
From: lnjordan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I have just posted the March 98 issue of the directory. I wish to thank the
Mac community for their support. The new directory has approximately 30 new
pages of listings. With approximately 20,000 developers world wide, I know
that I am only scratching the surface. If we work together we can make this
to be a very comprehensive listing of Mac software. So keep sending in the
listings, pass the word and post the directory anywhere you can. You can
download it at
Remember it's free and the listings are free.
[MD1] VOODOO Special Offer
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MACTECH/MACWORLD EDDY AWARD FOR VOODOO
VERSION CONTROL TOOL SAVES YOUR DOLLARS!
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, Mar-05-1998. This year's MacWorld/MacTech Eddy award in
the "Best Developer Tool" category went to the popular version control tool
VOODOO by UNI SOFTWARE PLUS. To celebrate the award, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS now
offers the award-winning product at a very special price for a limited
Macworld Magazine's "Eddy" award is the Macintosh industry's most respected
honor, recognizing the best Macintosh hardware and software products
released during the year, as well as the individuals who have had a
significant impact on the industry.
"We are very happy about winning this year's award" said Christoph
Reichenberger, VOODOO product manager, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS. "And we want to
celebrate the award with our customers by offering VOODOO at a price that
everyone can afford."
Don't miss the chance to get the award-winning version control tool at an
[MD1] LetterRip Pro
Fog City Software Ships LetterRip Pro for Mac OS
"Fast and easy" way to run mailing lists and send large mailings is now
Capitola, Calif., March 5, 1998 -- Fog City Software has announced the
immediate availability of LetterRip Pro 3.0 for Mac OS, the newest version
of its mailing list server. Now with increased power and flexibility,
LetterRip Pro's price is only $395. A special introductory price of $295 is
available through March 1998.
Already acclaimed by users as "the fastest and easiest" way of running
mailing lists and sending large volumes of email through the Internet,
LetterRip Pro is the ideal solution for individuals, small businesses,
corporations, and ISPs that need to run a mailing list server without the
fuss that often accompanies such servers. LetterRip Pro's unusual
combination of ease-of-use and stunning performance makes it easy to get
mailing lists and announcement lists up and running.
* New Features
LetterRip Pro adds over 50 new features. Some of the...
[MD1] Microsoft Invests in General Magic
For Immediate Release
Michelle Knoop +1 415 904 7070
Don Markley +1 415 986 1591
The Financial Relations Board, Inc.
Microsoft Invests in General Magic
General Magic Licenses Technology to Microsoft
REDMOND, Wash., and SUNNYVALE, Calif. - (March 4, 1998) - Microsoft Corp.
and General Magic Inc. (Nasdaq "GMGC") today announced that Microsoft has
made a minority investment in General Magic. Agreements between the two
companies include an equity investment as well as the licensing of certain
General Magic technologies. Terms of the agreements include a payment to
General Magic of $6 million.
General Magic is developing integrated voice and data applications, a key
to bringing the next generation of information technologies into the
mainstream. The company's upcoming network service, code-named "Serengeti,"
is a second generation virtual assistant for mobile professionals...
[MD1] SiteWarrior 1.2 Ties with BBEdit
SiteWarrior 1.2 Ties with BBEdit
February 28, 1997 -- ProVUE Development is now shipping SiteWarrior version
1.2, the latest version of its revolutionary program for authoring and
managing medium to large web sites. SiteWarrior 1.2 provides tight
integration with BBEdit, the most popular HTML editor on the Macintosh. Now
BBEdit users can continue using their favorite editor while taking
advantage of SiteWarrior's ability to automate tedious tasks like building
tables, catalogs, tables of contents, navigation banners, links to
As with previous versions of SiteWarrior, all pages in the entire web site
are stored in a single powerful database so that all structures and links
can be updated automatically as pages are added, renamed, or deleted. Pages
may be edited within SiteWarrior, or with a single click, opened in BBEdit.
SiteWarrior automatically tracks which pages are opened in BBEdit, and
[MD1] MacHack Paper Deadline Extended
FLASH -- MACHACK PAPER DEADLINE EXTENDED
Call for Papers - MacHack '98
June, 1998 - Dearborn, Michigan
It's true. We're extending the deadline for submitting abstracts and
proposals for papers to March 15, 1998. Have you got a great new way of
developing software for the Mac? Or even a great new way of dealing with
the same old problems in software engineering? Tell us about it!
Share your experience, share your ideas, share your philosophical insights
into software development. Both major and minor arcana are acceptable. And
although we're naturally Macintosh-oriented, your paper need not deal
exclusively with the Mac OS -- we're also interested in Rhapsody, BeOS,
MkLinux, even Windows. And we're particularly interested in ways to write
code that will work on ALL of the above.
If your paper is accepted, you'll get to attend the 13th annual MacHack
conference free! You'll get to talk about your ideas with people who won't
look at you funny! Your paper will be published in the official...
[MD1] Conix 3D Explorer
INTRODUCING CONIX 3D EXPLORER - 3D GRAPHICS FOR EVERY MATHEMATICA USER!
San Luis Obispo, CA March 2, 1988. Conix Enterpises, Inc. adds 3D
functionality to another Apple application. Mathematica, a product of
Wolfram Research, is the number one mathematical tool on the Macintosh
platform. Conix 3D Explorer gives Mathematica users enhanced 3D abilities
with their stunning graphics, ease of use and OpenGL capabilities. Conix
has been providing OpenGL to the Macintosh community for nearly two years.
They bring their considerable knowledge of 3D graphics to this plugin for
3D Explorer - the interactive graphics solution for Mathematica. With a
single command 3D Explorer brings your Mathematica graphics to life in an
interactive OpenGL window, providing advanced rendering capabilities
previously reserved for high-end rendering systems. 3D Explorer's options
take your Mathematica graphics to a new level with smooth shading, texture
mapping, anti-aliasing, transparency, fog,...
[MD1] MoreFiles 1.4.7
Version 1.4.7 of MoreFiles is now available. The changes from v1.4.6 to
v1.4.7 are listed below.
You can download it today from from :
It will also submitted for release through the following channels (and may be
available today or in the near future):
Apple's Developer CD
Apple Developer World web/ftp site
America Online's Macintosh Developers Forum library (keyword: MDV)
CompuServe's Macintosh Developers Forum library (GO MACDEV)
Metrowerks (for inclusion with their next CD)
- Jim Luther, Apple Computer, Inc.
* Fixed DirectoryCopy.p header (FSpFilteredDirectoryCopy wasn't there;
FSpDirectoryCopy was there twice).
* PreflightFileCopySpace, PreflightGlobals, and PreflightDirectoryCopySpace
now use unsigned long values for block counts to support Mac OS Enhanced
volumes which can have more than 64K of allocation blocks, and to fix
problems with large...
[MD1] DynaMorph 1.6 Web Application Tool
March 3, 1998
Morph Technologies Releases DynaMorph 1.6 Web Application Tool
New Release Adds Dynamic Web Graphics Generation
Vienna, VA, March 3, 1998 Morph Technologies, Inc.
(http://www.morphtech.com) today the release of DynaMorph(TM) 1.6 its
flagship server-side scripting language. With this release, users can now
dynamically generate web graphics. This new capability enables designers of
advanced web sites to build sites which automatically create images based
upon values present in a file, a database or a form submission. These new
features allow designers to:
Reading images from disk as a basis for a new image
Drawing geometric shapes onto the image: lines, rectangles, circles,
Drawing text onto a background image
Copying portions of one image onto another
Resizing of images "Great for automatic generation of Thumbnail images"
Create bar charts and progress indicators
Combining these new capabilities with Morph's advanced caching...
[MD1] NetTen - Post.Office on the Mac
FOR RELEASE ON MARCH 2, 1998
Contact: Anita Holmgren, Tenon Intersystems
Phone: 805-963-6983 or 888-4-NetTen
ULTIMATE EMAIL SERVER NOW AVAILABLE FOR POWER MACS
Leading E-Mail Server Software Now Available for Power Macintosh
Santa Barbara, CA, March 2, 1998. Tenon Intersystems, provider of
award-winning software, today announced an industrial-strength mail server
for Power Macintosh. Tenon's new mail server, called NetTen, is based on
Post.Office, a powerful email server, developed by Software.com, Inc.
Software.com is the uncontested leader in email server software, having
sold licenses for more than ten million email mailboxes worldwide.
Post.Office was designed with strong emphasis on security, scalability, and
ease-of-use, setting the standard for email server solutions. Post.Office
is in use at tens of thousands of organizations worldwide, supporting
millions of users. By leveraging their existing "UNIX virtual...
[MD1] Big Board
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION
Steve Wilmes Consulting, Inc. announces the release of Big Board, a web
based forum for Mac based web servers running Lasso 2.5 and FileMaker Pro
Minneapolis, MN, USA--March 2, 1998
Steve Wilmes Consulting, Inc. today announces the release of Big Board,
their Web based forum software. "People are looking for good forum
software. An active forum keeps a website fresh and keeps people coming
back. We looked at and tested the forum software out there and were very
dissatisfied with very little made to run on a Macintosh Web server. In
building Big Board we took the best of the feature sets we have seen and
combined them into our product. Using the power of a FileMaker Pro backend,
and Lasso 2.5, our goal was to build a great feature set and a smooth
interface while still keeping the speed up," says Steve Wilmes, President
of Steve Wilmes Consulting, Inc.
Big Board features include:
- Threaded messages that can go 10 levels deep.
- View the thread you're in...
[MD1] WebTen/FunnelWeb Deal
Contact: Anita Holmgren, Tenon Intersystem
Dr. Darren Williams, Active Concepts, Pty.Ltd.
THE ULTIMATE WEB SERVER AND THE ULTIMATE WEB SITE ANALYSIS TOOL
Tenon and Active Concepts Partner to Join State-of-the-Art Web Analysis
with State-of-the-Art Web Serving
Santa Barbara, CA, March 2, 1998. In a limited time special offer, Tenon
Intersystems and Active Concepts have joined together to make Funnel Web,
an advanced web analysis tool, a free add-on to WebTen, the fastest and
most fully-featured Macintosh web server.
WebTen 2.0 is an industrial-strength, high-performance Web server for Power
Macs - a point & click Apache web server, with performance and features
that, for the first time, put the Macintosh squarely on the internet
playing field. WebTen, based on the latest Apache 1.2.5 and sustaining over
700 hits/second, includes...
[MD1] Stone/Caffeine Enhanced Licenser Kit
For Immediate Release
Stone Design and Caffeine Software Deliver the enhanced Licenser Kit(TM)
Albuquerque, NM - February 27, 1998 - Long time NeXTSTEP/OpenStep/Rhapsody
developers, Stone Design Corp, makers of Create(TM), and Caffeine Software,
makers of TIFFany(TM), announced today that their acclaimed Licenser Kit
has been updated and improved, and future upgrades of the kit are free at
least until the year 2001.
The Licenser Kit allows developers to quickly add the level of
copy-protection security they require, including the following, combinable
options for generating restricted usage:
* Tie license to user name
* Tie to host ID (now including Windows 95/NT!)
* Create floating network licenses
* Allow as many users as desired
* Have unlimited number of licenses on a network
* Add licenses on the fly (cumulative licensing)
* Automatically unlicense if application is moved or copied
* Generate expiring licenses for "full strength" demos
* Automatically track the...
[MD1] ACI Product Line v6.0.5
February 27, 1998 -- Cupertino, CA -- Less than a year after the release of
its major product upgrade, 4th Dimension version 6.0, ACI has engineered a
significantly enhanced version for the entire ACI Product Line - version
The benefits provided by this maintenance release include improved
functionalities and an extremely stable and robust design environment. ACI
Product Line version 6.0.5 is proof of ACI's commitment to providing
quality development tools to its 7,000-strong developer community. Version
6.0.5 also includes some new features, such as new management of picture
field compression, and a new procedure for converting 4D version 3
applications to 4D version 6.
The success of 4th Dimension version 6.0, released in early 1997, can be
measured by the large proportion of professional developers who have
already upgraded to this new version to build powerful cross-platform
applications. Among the highly acclaimed features of 4th Dimension and 4D
Server v6 are a built-in...
[MD1] POSIX-cert Power MachTen 4.1
Contact: Anita Holmgren, Tenon Intersystem
TENON UNVEILS NEW UNIX FOR POWER MACINTOSH
New POSIX-Certified Mach/BSD UNIX for Power Macs Now Available
Santa Barbara, CA, March 2, 1998. Tenon Intersystems is shipping a new
version of its award-winning UNIX for Power Macs. Power MachTen 4.1 is a
POSIX-compliant, BSD 4.4 UNIX, with a Mach kernel foundation, that operates
in concert with the Macintosh Operating System. The new release includes a
native fast file system, a validated Ada compiler, an enhanced suite of
UNIX software development tools, including Objective-C and Java, and a
high-performance X display and development environment. It also supports
SUN's Network Information Service (NIS) and includes standard UNIX
filesharing (NFS) and a full complement of UNIX networking services.
Power MachTen creates a full preemptive multitasking, multithreaded
execution environment for UNIX applications. It...
[MD1] Apple Discontinues Newton OS Development
Apple Discontinues Development of Newton OS
CUPERTINO, California--Feb. 27, 1998--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
it will discontinue further development of the Newton operating system and
Newton OS-based products, including the MessagePad 2100 and eMate 300.
"This decision is consistent with our strategy to focus all of our software
development resources on extending the Macintosh operating system," said
Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO. "To realize our ambitious plans we must
focus all of our efforts in one direction."
Apple is committed to affordable mobile computing, pioneered by the eMate,
and will be serving this market with Mac OS-based products beginning in
Apple will continue to market and sell its current inventory of MessagePad
2100 and eMate 300 computers, as well as to provide support for their
installed base of users. The Company is committed to working with its
customers and developers to ensure a smooth transition to Mac OS-based
Apple Computer, Inc...
[MD1] InsiderUpdates CD
INSIDER DELIVERS COMPLETE SOLUTION FOR UPDATING MACINTOSH SYSTEMS
New Product Combines Quarterly CDs With Online Update Service
February 27, 1998 [Carlsbad, CA] Insider Software today announced
InsiderUpdates CD Edition, a revolutionary solution for keeping the
software on any number of Macintosh systems up-to-date. The CD Edition
delivers four sets of quarterly CDs with a complete collection of software
updaters from over 2,000 Macintosh software vendors, as well as an annual
subscription to InsiderUpdates Online Edition. It also includes software
that analyzes and updates the operating system, applications, and utilities
on a Macintosh in minutes.
COMBINES QUARTERLY CDS WITH UP-TO-THE-MINUTE ONLINE UPDATES Every quarter,
the new CD Edition of InsiderUpdates delivers a current copy of Insider
Software's extensive repository of Macintosh software updaters-over a
gigabyte of compressed updaters on two CDs. Between the quarterly
publishing dates, users can obtain up-to-the-minute...
[MD1] Be Developer Conference
Be, Inc. invites you to attend the Be Developer Conference, on March 19-20,
1998 at the Westin Hotel in Santa Clara, California.
The Be Developer Conference will be the first major venue for the release
of the BeOS for Intel based machines. All participants will receive a free
copy of the BeOS for Intel. Be developers will present applications running
on BeOS on Intel based platform during sessions, and will also showcase
them in our application lab.
Jean-Louis Gasse, CEO of Be, Inc. will open and close the conference and
will be available during the two days to answer questions and do
interviews. Keynote speaker Claude Lglise, Intel's VP Content Group and
Director Developer Relations, will conclude the opening session. Other Be
speakers during the general sessions include Alex Osadzinski, VP of Sales
and Marketing, Steve Sakoman, VP of Engineering, and Frank Boosman, VP of
Developer Relations. A special time has been set, on Thursday March 19 from
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, for the Press to...
[MD1] FREE - Discover 4th Dimension Class
Discover a cross-platform development environment with the ease of
FileMaker, the depth of Powerbuilder, the flexibility of effortless web
publishing and the scalability of SQL front-ending.
Discover stand-alone or client-server databases running compiled on both
Windows and Macintosh with a huge range of add-ons for user interface and
Discover 4th Dimension.
Attend ACI US' FREE SEMINAR on 4th Dimension on Saturday, March 7 from
10-12AM at 20883 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino. This seminar will
* Basic 4D Terminology
* Migration to 4th Dimension for FileMaker Users
* 4th Dimension's Form Wizard & Form Editor
* Custom Programming
* Custom Reports
* Upward Scalability
ACI US Technical Support Team
[MD1] garage.com T-shirts
For all that Guy does for the community, here's one for Guy.
I'm not ready to announce what garage.com does yet, but we do have T
shirts! (And making T shirts is the first step in product development.)
and click on me.
[MD1] 4D Server for Rhapsody
ACI ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF 4D SERVER FOR RHAPSODY
4th Dimension, award-winning cross-platform database and web server, to run
native on Apple's next generation Rhapsody operating system.
4D server, the foundation of the 1998 MacWorld/MacTech Editor's Choice for
best rapid application development tool, will soon be available as a native
'The development of 4D Server for Rhapsody demonstrates ACI's continuing
commitment to Apple users, even while we are rapidly expanding our support
on the Windows platform,' said John Anglim, Chief Executive Officer of ACI
US. '4D Server will run natively on Rhapsody, providing all the benefits of
ACI's widely-acknowledged ease of cross-platform rapid development and
robust database and Web serving, while drawing on the stability and ease of
use that Rhapsody will provide as a server platform.'
ACI anticipates completion of 4D Server V6 for Rhapsody soon after Apple
releases the final version of its new operating system.
[MD1] MRJ SDK 2.0.1ea2
MRJ SDK 2.0.1ea2 BULLETIN
Apple has just posted early access release 2 of its Mac OS Runtime for Java
(MRJ) SDK version 2.0.1. It contains a collection of tools, libraries,
sample code, and documentation that will make it easier for developers to
build better Java software for the Macintosh. The major items included are
JDK Tools -- *** new version of these tools have been added since the
previous early access release *** These tools include javac, javah,
javadoc, javakey, rmic, and jar.
JBindery -- an application that allows you to create double-clickable
Macintosh applications that execute Java code.
MRJToolkit -- a library that allows you to easily add Macintosh
functionality to Java applications, such as the ability to respond to Open
and Quit events, locate special system folders, and set document types.
JDirect -- an application programming interface that allows you to access
the Macintosh toolbox directly from a Java application.
[MD1] BBEdit Lite 4.1 Available
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bare Bones Software, Inc.
P.O. Box 1048
Bedford, MA 01730-1048
BARE BONES SOFTWARE RELEASES UPDATE TO BBEDIT LITE
New Version of BBEdit Lite Available Immediately
Bedford, MA--February 20, 1998-- Bare Bones Software, Inc. today announced
the release and immediate availability of a new version of BBEdit Lite,
their popular freeware text editor. BBEdit Lite 4.1 is derived from BBEdit
4.5, the company's award-winning flagship text and HTML editor for the Mac
The BBEdit Lite 4.1 package is available for download from Bare Bones
Software's FTP site, located at (ftp://ftp.barebones.com/pub/freeware/),
from the company's Web site at (http://web.barebones.com/free/free.html),
or from mirror sites as listed in the "Links" section of the Bare Bones
Software web site: (http://web.barebones.com/links/links.html).
"In addition to being a great text editor in its own right, BBEdit Lite is
a great way for Mac...
[MD1] QuickCRC 1.1
Object-Oriented Software Design Tool
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, February 27, 1998 --- Excel Software is shipping
QuickCRC 1.1 for Macintosh and Windows 95/NT. QuickCRC is a design tool for
discovering objects and related information for an object-oriented software
development project. It automates the CRC card concept of identifying
classes, responsibilities and collaborations between objects. Design
scenarios involving a group of communicating objects can be identified and
simulated. New features in this release include a contents view,
inheritance graph and full text import and export of design information.
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 cards or
[MD1] NetCloak And NetForms Updates
Contact: John O'Fallon
Maxum Development Announces NetCloak And NetForms Updates
February 24, 1997 -- Maxum Development Corporation, a leading developer of
Macintosh Web server tools, announces the release of NetCloak 2.5.2 and
NetForms 2.5.2, updates that improve server reliability and integration and
improve usability while addressing several minor problems with previous
"The NetCloak and NetForms 2.5.2 updates are important upgrades for our
customers," said John O'Fallon, President of Maxum. "On the outside, not
much has changed from the 2.5 versions we recently released. However, we've
put in a lot of work under the hood to make building dynamic, interactive
Web sites easier, faster, and more reliable."
Items Updated In NetCloak and NetForms 2.5.2
* Improved Server Compatibility - With the increasing popularity of servers
like WebTen and Apple's Personal Web Sharing and AppleShare IP, support for
[MD1] 3D Web Standardization BY VRML Consortium & Sun...
For Immediate Release
VRML Consortium and Sun Microsystems
to Cooperate on 3D Web Standardization
Sun Microsystems joins VRML Consortium
to promote compatibility between VRML and Java 3D API
Monterey, CA - VRML 98 Symposium - February 18, 1998 - The VRML (Virtual
Reality Modeling Language) Consortium and Sun Microsystems, Inc, (Palo
Alto, CA) today announced that Sun has joined the VRML Consortium as a
voting member to promote the compatibility and interoperability of Sun's
Java 3D(TM) API (Java 3D) technology and the VRML 97 standard.
Sun and the VRML Consortium intend to establish a Consortium working group
to explore closer integration of Java 3D and VRML. Any proposed changes to
the VRML specification will be subject to the VRML Consortium's proven open
review, approval and voting process. Sun is also contemplating future
adaptations of the Java 3D specification to enable closer integration with
The Java 3D API can be used to develop programmed applications and applets
[MD1] Grapple 1.3
17-February-1998, for immediate release...
Grapple is now faster than ever!
PlaNet-3 Software of Dublin California is proud to announce version 1.3 of
Grapple its popular string finder for the Macintosh. Grapple is now the
fastest string finder of any we tested! Its polished user interface, clear
presentation of results and easy access to any file containing a matching
string takes the pain out of finding lost documents.
Grapple allows you to speedily set up and execute a search, whether wide
open or very specific. You can build a menu of your most useful starting
folders and another of the file types or groups of types that you often
search. You can specify other constraints including a maximum file size, a
range of modification dates, a partial file name and more to speed your
search by narrowing its scope.
As Grapple searches it displays matching strings hilited in an extract of
the surrounding text. You can tell at a glance if you've found the right...
[MD1] Joy Explorer and Joy Developer 1.08
For immediate release.
AAA+ SOFTWARE SHIPS JOY RELEASE 1.08
FOR OPENSTEP, RHAPSODY AND WINDOWS
Vienna, 18 February 1998. AAA+ Software announces release 1.08 of Joy
Explorer and Joy Developer, the company's developer productivity and rapid
application development tools. Joy applications run on Windows 95/NT, Apple
Rhapsody, and OPENSTEP/MachOS. No porting or compiling is required.
Release 1.08 offers enhancements, recently presented at MacWorld San
- Joy graphical application inspector integrated into
Joy command window
- Joy Developer's "Save Nib as App" now creates stand-alone
applications for use on any deployment platform
- Linking Joy into non-Joy applications made easier
Joy Explorer is the ideal tool for exploring the Yellow Box frameworks.
Developers can create small utilities by using just Rhapsody's Joy-enhanced
Interface Builder application. No other development tools are required.
These utilities will run in Interface Builder's...
[MD1] Macromedia Unveils ShockRave
Macromedia Unveils ShockRave
Dilbert, Comedy Central's South Park, Columbia TriStar Interactive and 30
Others Join Macromedia to Launch Free Entertainment Site
San Francisco, CA-February 18, 1998-Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR), today
debuted ShockRave, (www.shockrave.com), a free online entertainment service
featuring exclusive Shockwave content created by leading entertainment
companies and developers such as United Media, Columbia TriStar
Interactive, Comedy Central, SegaSoft Networks, Inc., Circumstance Design,
Zeek Interactive, Ezone and TheDJ.com. From Dilbert and South Park to King
Putt and Lenny Loosejocks, ShockRavers can choose from over 45 games,
puzzles, cartoons and more. Consumers will find cutting-edge action and
arcade-style entertainment as well as witty animation and mind-bending
tests of concentration at www.shockrave.com. ShockRave is being sponsored
by some of the industry's best-known consumer companies including 7 UP,
Apple Computer, Inc. and The LifeSavers...
[MD1] MacHack 98 Call for Papers
Call for Papers - MacHack '98
June, 1998 - Dearborn, Michigan
Do you have a pet project or cool new way of thinking about programming?
Want to share your software-design experiences with your peers? Do you want
to get technical information out to seasoned developers who can use it well
and wisely? If so, consider writing a paper for MacHack '98 -- the 13th
Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers with support from MacTech
Magazine and Apple Computer, Inc.
Some areas in which papers have been previously written for MacHack include
adaptive computing, the business of Macintosh development, game design, and
network programming, debugging, the programming subculture, virtual
reality, and Mac OS internals and hacks. Other categories are acceptable: a
paper could cover topics from Rhapsody, BeOS, MkLinux, or even Windows.
Although topics need not be strictly Mac OS-bound, they should tie in with
Macintosh programmers/programming. Better yet, write up a topic from