[MD1] REALbasic: 2.1a24
REAL Software is pleased to announce the latest development release of
These alpha releases are for testing purposes only and are not considered
the current release of REALbasic. Projects saved in alpha releases of 2.1
cannot be opened in REALbasic 2.0.2. You should not use alpha releases for
mission-critical development. There is a specific mailing list hosted at
REAL Software for discussing the alpha testing releases: Subscribe to this
list by sending an email containing "subscribe realbasic-dr" (without the
quotes) to: email@example.com.
Key:[Opt] = Optimization
[Bug] = Bug Fix
[New] = New Feature
[Chg] = Changes Previous Functionality
[Kis] = Known Issue
[Wrk] = WorkAround
* [Bug] Win32 Styled text printer now works. (BugBase #524)
* [Bug] Fixed SQL 'OR' Operator in REAL DB. (BugBase #551)
* [Bug] Win32 plugin classes now operational - event
instances not implemented yet
* [Bug] Using balloon help in menu bars no longer...
[NPL] SoundJam MP 1.5.1
December 16, 1999, Salinas, CA: In keeping with its commitment to remain
the leader in MP3 solutions for the Macintosh, Casady & Greene, Inc. has
released version 1.5.1 of its award-winning player/encoder SoundJam MP.
This 1.5.1 version of SoundJam MP refines a small number of issues which
appeared in SoundJam version 1.5, released last week. SoundJam 1.5.1 fixes
an incompatibility with some third-party software which could cause
problems, including the ability to display text in the on-line help. It
also fixes a problem with streaming from proxy servers and handles
low-memory situations more efficiently.
This version expands on SoundJam 1.5, which sets the standard for
full-featured MP3 player/encoders on the Mac platform. SoundJam provides
excellent all-around encoding capabilities, Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
encoding, Play While Converting (without noticeably slowing down the
conversion process), acceleration for the G4 with Velocity Engine, batch
conversion of CD's and internet...
[MD1] MacA&D 7.1
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, December 16, 1999 --- Excel Software today announced
the availability of MacA&D 7.1, a comprehensive tool for system analysis,
requirements specification, software design and code generation. Version
7.1 adds industry-leading capabilities for generating custom HTML reports
from software models. Ready-to-run reports include multiple frame project
browsers, class and component navigators, code and specification browsers
and partitioned reports for handling large projects.
The scriptable HTML report generator gives the user full control over the
content and format of generated HTML reports. The report generator
processes an HTML text file with special tags that get replaced with
information from the design model. These replacement tags support user
interactions during the generation process, looping structures, hypertext
links and variable calculations.
"The major enhancements to the HTML report generator build on one of the
most popular features in MacA&D, to...
[NPL] VSE Be Found 1.5.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VSE BE FOUND 1.5.1 (new version released today)
Mac shareware tool has been downloaded 250,000 times
Germany, 16 December 1999. Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE), developers of
the shareware web site promotion tool VSE Be Found announced that their
application has been downloaded more than 250,000 times since its release
in May. Besides, they announced a new maintenance update to their
"I am very excited how alive the shareware community is on the Macintosh
platform", said Johannes Selbach, Marketing Director at Voget Selbach
Enterprises, "It proves that developing shareware for Macintosh is worth
doing it. We will continue improving VSE Be Found and we plan to release
many new applications in the next year."
VSE Be Found automatically submits web site URLs to popular search engines
such as AltaVista, Excite, Lycos, etc. It also creates and manages META
tags and it analyzes the design of web pages.
NEW IN VSE BE FOUND 1.5.1
The new version features a...
[NPL] Proteron ships MPegger
December 16, 1999 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Proteron ships MPegger after three years of development.
Omaha, Nebraska USA - Proteron today announced immediate availability of
MPegger, a pioneer in the Mac MP3 encoding market which was previously
unavailable due to international patent restrictions on MPEG layer III
(MP3) encoding. MPegger cleanly handles encoding of AIFF, Sound Designer II
and PCM audio files into both the MP3 and MP2 format, making it a strong
choice for high-end digital recording artists and producers.
The MP3 encoder formerly known as "MPecker" was in development and testing
for three years by its creator Rafael Luebbert. Proteron acquired MPegger
in November of 1999 and made possible the release of this powerful digital
audio tool. Veterans will be pleased to note many and various improvements
to MPegger since the last public beta release.
Highlights of the MPegger feature set include:
+ Fast, high-quality encoding into both MP3 and...
[MD1] MADE 1.5.0
Sig Software is proud to announce the release of MADE 1.5.0.
Macintosh Application Development Essentials (MADE for short) is a tiny
package of C/C++ code which provides all the lowest-level needs for a
Macintosh application. It is used extensively at Sig Software for our own
programs, including Drop Drawers, Email Effects and NameCleaner.
Vesion 1.5.0 adds intelligent window zooming (to current monitor), toolbar
window support and allows developers to easily handle display depth and
resolution changes. It also adds pointer registration routines to help
catch some coding errors and many other minor improvements.
The MADE page is at: http://www.sigsoftware.com/made/
[NPL] Lasso Studio for Macromedia Dreamweaver
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 1999
BLUE WORLD RELEASES LASSO STUDIO FOR DREAMWEAVER
New solution provides amazingly powerful yet easy to use Web application
development environment--entirely within Macromedia Dreamweaver 3
Bellevue, WA--December 15, 1999--Blue World Communications, Inc.--pioneers
of the Web Data Engine--today announced the release of Lasso Studio for
Macromedia Dreamweaver--the revolutionary new solution to quickly build
powerful data-driven Web applications for deployment using the Lasso Web
Data Engine. Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver offers the first comprehensive
solution for developing robust, dynamic Web applications entirely within
Dreamweaver, a leading website authoring solution from Macromedia, Inc.
"We're pleased Blue World is providing a powerful, easy-to-use solution for
building database-driven Web sites," said Kevin Lynch, senior vice
president and general manager for Macromedia. "Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver
allows our large community of Web...
[MD1] GLU32 Xtra for Director: Toolbox calls from Lingo
RavWare and updateStage are pleased to announce the GLU32 Xtra for
Macintosh PowerPC public beta. The GLU32 Xtra allows Director applications
to make calls to shared libraries and the Mac Toolbox directly from Lingo.
GLU32 Xtra for Mac/PowerPC combined with the GLU32 for WinTel Xtra provides
a faster and much less expensive method for enhancing Director than
creating a cross-platform Xtra or paying for custom Xtra development.
Instead of investing time learning the Macromedia Xtra API, the developer
need only create a DLL on Windows and a corresponding shared library on
Mac. With some care, the two can be created so that the calling syntax from
Director is virtually identical on both platforms.
The GLU32 Xtra has been designed to be small, efficient, and very fast. It
gives developer's the ability to access the countless functions provided in
the Mac Toolbox and custom or third party shared libraries.
The GLU32 Xtra for Macintosh demo contains full documentation and a...
[NPL] Mainstay Debuts OmniEdit: Free Webpage Editing
591-A Constitution Ave.
Camarillo, CA 93012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mainstay Debuts OmniEdit(tm) - Free Webpage Editing
Provides First Universal, Browser-Based Webpage Editor Service
Camarillo, CA, December 15, 1999 - Mainstay today opened OmniEdit.com, a
website providing a free application service to quickly edit web pages
anytime, anywhere, using only a web browser. OmniEdit liberates webmasters
from their desktop application-based web page editor and FTP client
applications and gives them the freedom to edit a web page wherever they
have web access. OmniEdit is the first remote web editing system that can
be used to edit any existing website. A user simply visits the OmniEdit.com
website, enters their FTP name, password, and path for any web page to
which they have access. A text editor window opens displaying the HTML
code, ready for editing. After making changes, the user clicks a "Save"
button and their web page is...
[NPL] Power On Software Releases New Version of Now Up-to-Date...
For Immediate Release
Power On Software Releases New Version of Now Up-to-Date & Contact
Best Selling PIM in Mac History Now Compatible with Mac OS 7, 8, and 9
Columbus, Ohio -- December 15, 1999 -- Power On Software, Inc. announced
today that it had commenced shipments of a new version of the best-selling
Macintosh contact manager and calendaring product in the history of the
Macintosh. The Eddy Award winning product is the easiest, fastest Personal
Information Manager available on any computer platform. The new release,
Now Up-to-Date & Contact, is Power On's first revision of the product
since acquiring it from QUALCOMM, Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM). The new
version 3.8 offers compatibility with all Macintosh operating systems from
version 7 through the recently released OS 9.
In conjunction with this product release, CNET's Download.com is hosting an
exclusive feature on Now Up-to-Date & Contact Version 3.8. A fully
functional trial version of Now Up-to-Date &...
[NPL] Fantom Drives Fires-Up Hard Disk Drive Line
Fantom Drives Fires-Up Hard Disk Drive Line
Fantom Drives Ships FireWire(tm) Hard Disk Drives
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - December 15, 1999 - Fantom Drives rounded out its
FireWire(tm) product family today by announcing the immediate availability
of its FireWire(tm) Hard Disk Drive product line. Positioned as an
exceptional way to add fast and affordable storage to any iMacDV, G3, or G4
computer, Fantom Drives FireWire(tm) Hard Disk Drives are available in
15GB, 25GB, and 34GB configurations.
Focusing on the high-end needs of consumer and professional users, the
Fantom Drives FireWire(tm) Hard Disk Drive line is ideal for users who need
more performance than can be delivered by current USB offerings, but
without the tedium of the installation nightmares associated with "legacy"
SCSI-based devices. With 33 times greater bandwidth than USB, Fantom Drives
FireWire(tm) Hard Disk Drives are ideal for users working with multimedia,
digital audio and video, graphic design, or any other speed-...
[NPL] SoftPress Offers Freeway Crossgrade to NetObjects Fusion...
SoftPress Offers Freeway Crossgrade to NetObjects Fusion Users
Oxford, England --- December 14th 1999 --- In response to the recent news
that NetObjects has ceased Fusion development on the Macintosh platform,
SoftPress Systems today announced that it is offering NetObjects Fusion Mac
users a half-price crossgrade to the company's acclaimed Web design
software, Freeway 2. The crossgrade is available to verified users of any
version of Fusion for US$149.50 and can be purchased through the SoftPress
Systems Web site at (http://www.softpress.com).
Freeway meets the needs of graphic designers who want an intuitive tool for
designing industrial-strength Web sites without the hassle of coding. It
uniquely provides a fully-featured DTP-style user interface that makes
professional Web site design more intuitive and accessible than with any
other visual Web design application. Freeway's familiar "Page and
Pasteboard" environment for designing and accurately positioning type,
[NPL] CertificationZone.com includes Cisco AppleTalk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Guides Address Individual Cisco Certification Objectives
December 14, 1999 -- Schenectady, NY -- CertificationZone.com announces a
new series of pocket guides designed to help Cisco certification candidates
brush up on individual exam objectives. The first two titles, available
January 7, 2000, include the OSI Reference Model by Howard C. Berkowitz and
AppleTalk by Priscilla Oppenheimer. Additional titles in the series will
The OSI Reference Model Pocket Guide provides an easy-to-read review of the
seven layer approach to modern network design. Information contained in the
guide will help those studying for Cisco exams fully understand what is
expected of them in order to correctly answer OSI-related questions. The
guide also contains 35 sample questions related to the OSI Model to help
readers measure their comprehension of the subject.
Those preparing for the CCIE exam will be interested in the AppleTalk
Pocket Guide. Even though AppleTalk is not...
[NPL] Fantom FireWire CD-Recorders
Fantom Drives Enhances FireWire(tm) Product Line
New CD-Recorders Extend Reach of FireWire(tm) Technology
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - December 14, 1999 - Fantom Drives today announced
the expansion of its new FireWire(tm) Storage product line with the
introduction of two new CD-Recorders. The new FireWire(tm) 6x4x24 and
8x4x32 CD-ReWriteable products are the perfect data storage companion to
all FireWire(tm)-enabled computers from Apple, such as the Power Macintosh
G4 and iMacDV.
Addressing the growing needs of today's Home and Small Office users, Fantom
Drives' new Ricoh-based 6x4x24 CD-ReWritable recorder builds on the success
of Fantom's original 4x4x20 FireWire(tm) recorder. With an increased write
speed (150% faster than the 4x4x20) and higher maximum read speed, the
6x4x24 recorder provides an economical and efficient removable data storage
solution for G3, G4, or iMacDV users.
Targeted toward graphic designers and users needing a fast and reliable way
to get data onto a compact...
[MD1] Valentina for Macromedia Director
Paradigma Software Releases Valentina for Macromedia Director
MAC AND WINDOWS V4MD ADDED TO PARADIGMA SOFTWARE VALENTINA DEVELOPER PLATFORM
December 14, 1999. Beaverton, Oregon. Paradigma Software announced today
the Valentina Developer Platform line of products, including Valentina for
Macromedia Director 1.7 , the newest addition to the product line.
Valentina for Macromedia Director, available for Macintosh and Windows
platforms, allows multimedia developers to add the ultra-fast Valentina
database as a back-end solution to multimedia projects by Macromedia
Director. Valentina for Macromedia Director bristles with features not
available before now in the creation of database enabled client projects:
Storage of large amounts of Director and graphics data. V4MD can get and
set Macromedia Director member media in Valentina BLOBs with up to 2GB of
data per file;
Multi-version support for Director. Powerful picture storage options allow
V4MD to work with Macromedia Director versions 5,...
[MD1] Black & Bleu v1.2
For Immediate Release
Bleu Rose Ltd. Announces Black & Bleu(tm) v1.2 release
Hacienda Heights, California, (December 11, 1999) -
Bleu Rose Ltd. is announcing the release of Black & Bleu(tm), Version 1.2.
Black and Bleu(tm) is an application that lists 3,340 Macintosh OS error
codes with Apple's cryptic explanation included. Detailed explanations and
suggestions for what you can do about many of these errors.This is the most
comprehensive list of Mac OS errors currently available anywhere.
Some other features of Black & Bleu v1.2 are:
* Error code listing by group, by number and by name.
* Distinguish between error names with the same number.
* Search the error database for words, phrases or numbers.
* Sad Mac codes and explanations.
* Free analysis of errors that don't have a detailed explanation.
* Simple to use interface.
* Free demo; unlimited use electronic version $34.00 (USD);
CDROM version, $46.00 (USD)including...
[MD1] ActiveDeveloper v2.09
For Immediate Release:
For further information, please contact:
ActiveDeveloper v2.09 -- Released for Cocoa, WebObjects and OpenStep.
December 1999 -- Vestbjerg, Denmark -- Today, InterACTIVE-Technology
released new versions of ActiveDeveloper - our Cross-Platform
Smalltalk-like Runtime Object IDE for Developing NATIVE Cocoa Desktop
Applications and WebObjects Servers for Apples Award winning WebObjects
E-commerce Server platform.
With the ActiveDeveloper IDE we have turned API learning and Development of
Any size Apps into Interactive Scripting. You get a Runtime Object IDE that
allows you to develop NATIVE Cocoa apps and WebObjects servers directly at
Runtime - while they run. Thereby enabling you to get a whole lot closer to
the Objects you work with ...
ActiveDeveloper - Turns complex OO Programming into Interactive Scripting
by giving you a Runtime Object IDE for the...
[MD1] J2S IPTC Importer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
J2S announces the availability of J2S IPTC Importer, a Mac OS QuickTime
component that enhances QuickTime to support files conforming to the IPTC
With this component, users can work with IPTC files from any software
package supporting QuickTime graphic importers.
This means that with J2S IPTC Importer, applications such as PictureViewer,
Portfolio or even SimpleText can directly open IPTC files. It also allows
graphics software e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator... to convert these files
into a readable format. J2S IPTC Importer makes it possible to create and
display a preview directly in the Mac OS standard open file dialog.
The IPTC file format is the standard used in the press industry sector for
To download J2S IPTC Importer, please visit our web site at www.j2s.net.
J2S Ltd is shared between custom development and software publishing.
* Jean-Yves Jourdain won the Apple Trophy in 1989. After...
[MD1] 4D v6.5.3 Supports Wired Markup Language
December 9, 1999. San Jose, CA.
4D - No Wires Attached
ACI US, Inc., publishers of the 4th Dimension (4D) RAD/RDBMS Environment,
announced today their support for the latest in Wireless Markup Language
(WML) technology with the release of 4D v6.5.3. The addition of WML to 4D
will give developers the ability to create web sites that can be accessed
from anywhere at anytime using cellular phones and personal digital
assistants. Important and personal information, such as email, calendars,
and corporate databases are just a dial tone away.
"The release of 4D v6.5.3 will give birth to a new era in 4D
communications," shares Brendan Coveney, President ACI US. "We recognize
that developers need to be able to offer clients quick and easy access to
their databases which is why we are including WML in 4D v6.5.3."
4D v6.5.3 will allow dynamic data to be inserted into WML pages using 4DVAR
and 4DACTION tags. In addition, 4D v6.5.3 can also generate WML pages.
WML is an emerging standard used to...
[MD1] Macromedia Announcements
Macromedia made the following announcements today:
- MACROMEDIA SHIPS SHOCKWAVE MULTIUSER SERVER 2
- MACROMEDIA SHIPS DREAMWEAVER 3 FIREWORKS 3 STUDIO
- MACROMEDIA'S MARKET-LEADING DREAMWEAVER BECOMES RAPIDLY-ADOPTED FRONT-END
WEB DESIGN PLATFORM FOR A MULTITUDE OF PARTNER SOLUTIONS
Below is a brief summary of each announcement.
MACROMEDIA SHIPS SHOCKWAVE MULTIUSER SERVER 2
Multiuser Shockwave Content Enhances "Stickiness" of Sites, Converts
Passive Web Surfers to Engaged Community Members
CNET Builder.com Live! New Orleans, Louisiana Dec. 9, 1999 Macromedia, Inc.
(NASDAQ: MACR) today announced the availability of the Shockwave(TM)
Multiuser Server 2, the solution for delivering online multimedia
communities and connected entertainment. The server enables Web users to
collaborate and communicate in real-time through rich, dynamic Shockwave
content created with Macromedia's
Director(R) 7 Shockwave(TM)...
[NPL] Cross-Platform Mac Handbook
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE CROSS-PLATFORM MAC HANDBOOK HELPS YOU SURVIVE AND THRIVE WITH YOUR MAC
IN A DIGITAL WORLD
Upper Saddle River, NJ, December 9, 1999 - Prentice Hall PTR is proud to
announce the publication of THE CROSS-PLATFORM MAC HANDBOOK by David L.
Hart, the essential guide to making your Macintosh work smoothly with
Windows, UNIX, Palm handhelds, and a world of digital devices.
The HANDBOOK helps you navigate through the solutions to problems including:
* Exchanging and converting Mac, PC, and UNIX files on disks, via
e-mail, and over the Internet
* Supporting Macs on file and print servers running Windows NT,
NetWare, or UNIX
* Working with applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe
Photoshop that run on both Mac OS and Windows
* Accessing Windows and UNIX software through emulators, remote
control software, application servers, and other options
* Understanding and using file formats and Web standards for maximum
* Integrating your...
[NPL] Anarchie 3.7: Internet Engine
Perth, Western Australia -- 9 Dec 1999 -- Stairways.com today announced the
release of Anarchie 3.7 - the new version of the premiere Macintosh
Internet engine. Among numerous upgrades and improvements to the file
transfer engine version 3.7 boasts a new set of low-level networking
Anarchie 3.7 offers the fastest Internet file transfer speeds of any client
available on the Mac OS platform.
NB: Anarchie 3.7 is a complete replacement of all previous versions
including Anarchie 3.6, Anarchie Pro 3.5, 3.0 and Anarchie 2.x/1.x. The
"Pro" extension was simply dropped from the name since version 3.5 for
New features in 3.7 (not in 3.6) include a a new Watch menu that allows you
to do low-level networking functions including getting a report on the
current state of your Internet "stack", and getting a list of the current
connections your Macintosh has with the Internet. It also includes Ping,
Trace Route, TCP test and Lookup Domain Name functions.
NB: The new features...
[NPL] OTTool 1.1
For Immediate Release
Neon Software Announces OTTool 1.1
LAFAYETTE, CA - December 9th, 1999 - Neon Software has announced an upgrade
to its popular free MacOS utility OTTool. OTTool provides a synopsis of the
IP and AppleTalk configuration parameters within Apple Computer's Open
Transport networking architecture. In addition, OTTool allows users on IP
networks to make Domain Name Server (DNS) queries, ping devices using ICMP
Pings, trace IP routes (UNIX traceroute), scan through ranges of IP
addresses asking for resolutions, and to query a DNS for Mail Exchange and
System Info. On MacOS PowerPC machines, it will also display the IP ARP
Changes in OTTool since version 1.0:
* Added option to traceroute via ICMP, as well as UDP.
* Added option to express ping timeouts in milliseconds, as well as seconds.
* Recognized new Open Transport versions for MacOS 9.
* Fixed minor bugs within traceroute and the user interface.
The new OTTool can be downloaded from Neon Software's ftp site:...
[MD1] MacHack 2000: Call for Sessions Speakers
MacHack 2000: Call for Sessions Speakers
MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers
Contact: Carol Lynn
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230
December 8, 1999-Dearborn, MI-As developers in the Mac market wrap up a
successful year, the time has come to start developing presentations for
MacHack 2000, the Annual Conference for Leading Edge developers.
The conference, now in its fifteenth year, features a peer-to-peer format,
where participating developers are all invited to lead sessions on cutting
edge technologies. These, plus presentations on how best to take advantage
of existing technologies are needed for sessions at the upcoming conference.
MacHack solicits and accepts sessions on a wide variety of topics related
to software development. For example, sessions from the last few years
include topics ranging open source projects, database development and
design, and legal and business issues. Each...
[NPL] WebSTAR Server Suite 4.1 Now Includes Funnel Web 3.6 Lite
For Immediate Release
WEBSTAR SERVER SUITE 4.1 NOW INCLUDES FUNNEL WEB 3.6 LITE FOR DETAILED
-- Leading Web Traffic Analysis Software from Active Concepts Makes It Easy
For Detailed Graphic Analysis of WebSTAR Site Traffic --
BERKELEY, Calif., December 8, 1999 -- StarNine Technologies, Inc. and
Active Concepts Inc. today announced Funnel Web 3.6 Lite is freely included
with the new WebSTAR Server Suite 4.1 also released today (see related
press release dated 12/8/99). Now any WebSTAR Server Suite 4.1 user can
quickly and easily get detailed graphic analysis of their Web traffic
absolutely free with this Lite version of Funnel Web. First developed for
the Mac and now available on all platforms, award-winning Funnel Web is
known for its ease-of-use and depth of reporting. The WebSTAR Server Suite
is priced at $599 (see below for Upgrade, Education and WebSTAR Second
"We're honored to have Funnel Web 3.6 Lite included in the leading suite of
[MD1] CP_IconEdit - 32 bit icons/Windows
From: Ken (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: CP_IconEdit - 32 bit icons/Windows .ICOs
ksoft -- www.ksoft.net is pleased to announce the release of CP_IconEdit.
CP_IconEdit is a visual image editor for editing MacOS icons (icon suites,
cicn, icns with 32bit and huge 48x48 icons), and Windows .ICO icons. In
addition CP_IconEdit enables the conversion between MacOS and Windows .ICO
In addition to icons, CP_IconEdit will import / create and edit MacOS
pictures and Windows .bmp files along with other file types that QuickTime
CP_IconEdit is available as shareware for $20. Full details on CP_IconEdit
can be found at:
FontCat - Macintosh font viewer / cataloger
CPLAT - Cross-platform application framework
[MD1] Metrowerks Adds PersonalJava Support to CodeWarrior
Metrowerks to Add Support for PersonalJava to CodeWarrior
Metrowerks to Add Support for PersonalJava to CodeWarrior Releasing Beta
Version of CodeWarrior with Support for Java Technology Aimed at
Web-Enabled Consumer Devices
AUSTIN, Texas-December 7, 1999-Metrowerks, a Motorola company, today
announced its support for Sun Microsystems PersonalJava Application
Environment, a subset of the Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) aimed at
Web-enabled consumer devices. Metrowerks will release a beta version of
CodeWarrior with support for the latest version of PersonalJava (v1.1.3)
later this month.
CodeWarrior with support for PersonalJava will allow Java developers to
quickly leverage their Java technology development skills to extend their
business into the networked device space.
"Both Java technology and consumer devices are high-focus platform areas
for us," said Luis Quiroga, product marketing manager, Metrowerks. "By
adding support for PersonalJava to CodeWarrior, we are providing the Java...
[MD1] 4D Version 6.5.3 - Mac OS 9 Compatible
ACI US news for immediate release
December 7, 1999. San Jose, CA.
4D Version 6.5.3 - Mac OS 9 Compatible
ACI US, Inc., publishers of the 4th Dimension (4D) RAD/RDBMS Environment,
today announced the release of their latest edition, 4D v6.5.3. This new
release, in addition to routine maintenance fixes, addresses all the
outstanding issues related to Mac OS 9.
"We have spent a lot of time ensuring this release is 100% compatible with
Mac OS 9," stated Brendan Coveney, President, ACI US. "The critical aspect
of any professional development tool is platform stability, and 4D v6.5.3
confirms our commitment to this."
4D v6.5.3 is a free update for all current 4D v6.5 owners. The update can
be downloaded from the ACI US web site:
About ACI US
ACI US, Inc. is the US publisher of 4th Dimension and the 4D product line,
which has set the relational database standard for over ten years. In 1995,
ACI extended 4th Dimension technology to...
[MD1] IBM ViaVoice for Mac
IBM ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF THE FIRST CONTINUOUS SPEECH RECOGNITION
SOFTWARE FOR THE MAC PLATFORM
ViaVoice for Mac in Stores for the Holidays
December 8, 1999 -- IBM today announced the availability of ViaVoice
Millennium Edition 1.0 for Macintosh, the first-to-market continuous speech
recognition software for the Macintosh platform.
ViaVoice for Mac provides users with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface to
perform everyday computer tasks, such as creating e-mail and editing
documents, by speaking. The software is available this week on store
shelves, online and in catalogs in time for the holiday buying season.
"IBM listened to the thousands of requests from Mac enthusiasts and brought
ViaVoice speech recognition technology to one of the most popular operating
platforms," said Krishna Nathan, director of consumer voice systems, IBM
Speech Systems. "ViaVoice for Mac is part of our continuing effort to make
it easier and more natural for people to interact with their...
[MD1] StartThing Pro II
Objective Software is pleased to announce a new major version of the
ultimate screensaver for Macintosh and Power Macintosh - StartThing Pro II -
StartThing Pro 2.0 is very easy to use and powerful. This special "Pro"
version of StartThing can be bundled with (in fact "embedded within") the
animations you sell to your customers. It is compatible with Director,
Flash and other projectors and can be used from System 7.5 to Mac OS 9.
With the StartThing Pro II Application (full version), you will be able to:
* generate a customized control panel to only launch a single
animation: the one you have designed,
* provide this control panel to your customers, bundled with the
animation you have designed for them,
* customize the control panel to display the logo of your company,
* install the control panel on all computers of your customer.
StartThing Pro II is very simple and easy to set up (see our web for a demo
version, attention the demo AND ONLY THE DEMO is not compatible with MacOS
[NPL] Whistle Blower beta 3
Whistle Blower beta 3 is now ready.
Whistle Blower can perform regular checks of your servers and perform
various actions upon discovering that one is not responding. Whistle Blower
can email you or your pager. Whistle Blower can launch any AppleScript,
application or document upon failure and can also restart any socket of any
connected powerkey unit.
The third public beta adds support for 4D servers and Radius authentication
servers. Task actions can now be dependant on another tasks status. For
example it is not necessary to restart your webserver if it is the router
that is actually down and causing the error. Tasks can be set not to check
during a shift so that you can schedule your server downtime, backups or
reboots without generating an alert. See the web page or readMe file for a
complete list of new features and bug fixes.
Whistle Blower currently supports checking the following server types:
* Web Servers. (Whistle Blower can also send post form arguments
[NPL] SoundJam MP 1.5
December 6, 1999, Salinas, CA: In keeping with its commitment to remain the
leader in MP3 solutions for the Macintosh, Casady & Greene, Inc. today
released version 1.5 of its award-winning player/encoder SoundJam MP . When
queried about this most recent revision of SoundJam MP, Casady & Greene's
CEO, Dr. Charles Fulweiler stated, "In the dynamically changing
computer/audio industry, it is incumbent upon those providing goods and
services to stay abreast of both the consumers' needs and the technology
The success of this product has brought with it a slew of requests from its
users, who were hungry for a full-featured Macintosh MP3 Player/Encoder.
This latest revision of SoundJam MP focuses on enhancing its MP3 encoding
with significant quality and performance improvements, as well as providing
many new features.
SoundJam's new MP3 encoder includes:
*Variable Bit Rate (VBR) encoding
This allows SoundJam MP to maximize its encoding capabilities, by
[MD1] Fantasm 6 and LIDE 3 Public Testing
Lightsoft is pleased to announce the first public test versions of Fantasm
6 and LIDE 3.
Fantasm 6 is a Macintosh assembly language development environment whilst
LIDE 3 contains the same functionality plus the ability to build, manage
and maintain C and C++ projects in conjunction with Apple's highly
optimizing MrC and MrCpp compilers.
More details and download can be found at
Lightsoft Software (Tools),
55 Sidney Street,
[NPL] Sonnet Announces G4 Upgrades for 6100/7100/8100 Power Macs
SONNET ANNOUNCES G4 UPGRADE FOR 6100, 7100, 8100 POWER MACS
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA December 3, 1999. Sonnet Technologies, the worldwide
market share leader in processor upgrade cards for Apple Macintosh
computers, announces a 360 MHz G4 upgrade for 6100, 7100 and 8100 NuBus
Power Macs. The Sonnet product is available immediately. For the first
time, NuBus Power Mac owners can reap the benefits of G4 technology at an
estimated US price of $599.
The Crescendo G4/NuBus is rated at 360 MHz with 1M backside cache at a 2:1
ratio. The G4 processor will run at 360 in 40 MHz bus machines, such as the
Power Mac 7100/80, 8100/80, and Power Computing Power 120. The G4 processor
is limited to run at 9x bus speed, however, and the Crescendo G4/NuBus will
run at 270, 300, and 330 MHz in 30, 33.3 and 36.7 MHz bus machines,
respectively. The Sonnet Crescendo G4/NuBus includes Altivec Enabling
software, complete Mac OS 9 Velocity Engine compatibility, Adobe
Photoshop Altivec Plug-In Enabling software,...
[NPL] OTTool Version 1.1
New OTTool Version 1.1
OTTool is a free utility which provides a synopsis of the AppleTalk and IP
configuration parameters within Apple Computer's Open Transport networking
architecture. In addition, OTTool allows users on IP networks to make
Domain Name Server (DNS) queries, ping devices using ICMP Pings, trace IP
routes (UNIX traceroute), scan through ranges of IP addresses asking for
resolutions, and to query a DNS for Mail Exchange and System Info. On MacOS
PowerPC machines, it will also dump the IP ARP cache. We would like to hear
your suggestions and comments regarding the software. Please send your
feedback to email@example.com.
What changed in OTTool since version 1.0? We received a lot of suggestions
for improving OTTool from users. With version 1.1, we
* added option to traceroute via ICMP, as well as UDP
* added option to express ping timeouts in milliseconds, as well as seconds
* recognized new Open Transport versions for MacOS 9
* fixed some minor bugs within traceroute and...
[NPL] Yatch 1.1
Elegant Chaos is pleased to announce the release of Yatch 1.1.
Yatch is a plug-in which adds some new contextual menu commands to the
Finder. These commands allow you to easily change the type and/or owner of
Version 1.1 fixes some bugs, adds the ability to lock, unlock, hide and
show files, and adds the ability to operate on entire folders as well as
download from: (http://www.elegantchaos.com/cgi-local/download.cgi?yatch)
read more at: (http://www.elegantchaos.com/software/yatch.html)
[MD1] Macromedia Announces CourseBuilder for Dreamweaver
For Immediate Release
MACROMEDIA ANNOUNCES COURSEBUILDER FOR DREAMWEAVER, THE SOLUTION FOR
AUTHORING WEB-NATIVE LEARNING CONTENT
Macromedia CourseBuilder Extends Dreamweaver 3 to Enable Rapid Creation of
Online Learning Applications by Both Programmers and Non-Programmers
San Francisco, California Dec. 1, 1999 Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR)
today announced Macromedia(R) CourseBuilder for Dreamweaver(TM), a powerful
extension application to Dreamweaver 3 for creating interactive Web-based
learning applications. CourseBuilder enables professional Web developers
and subject matter experts to quickly and cost-effectively author engaging
training content in a visual environment, without requiring programming
Online learning is becoming critical in corporate environments, where
improved learning, knowledge sharing and cost savings are driving
implementations, said Pat Brogan, vice president of educational marketing
for Macromedia. CourseBuilder provides an intuitive way to...
[MD1] Quesa - QuickDraw 3D on OpenGL
Quesa - QuickDraw 3D on OpenGL
The Quesa development team is pleased to announce the latest development
version of Quesa (0.0.9), which implements around 85% of the QD3D 1.6 API.
Quesa now includes an OpenGL based rendering component, which will make it
possible to develop QD3D applications for Mac OS on Mac OS X and beyond
(QD3D was removed from Carbon earlier this year).
Quesa is a high level 3D graphics library, released as Open Source under
the LGPL, which implements Apple's QuickDraw 3D API on top of OpenGL.
It supports both retained and immediate mode rendering, an extensible file
format, plug-in renderers, a wide range of high level geometries,
hierarchical models, and a consistent and object-orientated API.
Quesa currently supports Mac OS, Linux, and Windows - ports to Be and Mac
OS X are in progress.
More information, including screenshots, can be found at the Quesa home page:
[NPL] XLR8's USB Loadmeter
For Immediate Release: November 30, 1999
X L R 8 P R E S S R E L E A S E
XLR8 INTRODUCES THE ICEVIEW HUB WITH USB LOADMETER
4-port Multi-powered USB expansion;
XLR8's USB Loadmeter ensures optimal USB performance
Atlanta, GA -Today, XLR8, the award-wining leader in Macintosh performance
and peripherals, announced the latest addition to their USB peripheral
device product line, the IceView Hub. In addition to adding four
multi-powered USB ports, this "ice" colored hub offers an exclusive USB
Loadmeter for monitoring port usage. The USB Loadmeter ensures that users
get optimum performance from their USB devices, by providing valuable
feedback that protects the user from overloading their USB controller.
About The XLR8 IceView USB Hub
The IceView Hub is a clear, USB device that offers an additional four USB
ports. Key advantages of the IceView Hub include:
- Mac USB 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, iBook and iMac compatible.
- 4 USB expansion ports - users are able to expand the system
[MD1] Aladdin Ships InstallerMaker 6.5
ALADDIN SHIPS INSTALLERMAKER 6.5 - NEW VERSION CREATES INSTALLERS THAT HELP
INCREASE PRODUCT AWARENESS AND GAIN VALUABLE MARKETING DATA FOR DEVELOPERS
Now Developers Can Easily Turn Applications Into Demoware, Plus Create
Custom Registration Forms To Broaden Reach and Learn More About Their
Watsonville, CA - November 29, 1999 - Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ BB: ALHI), today
announced StuffIt InstallerMaker(tm) 6.5 is now available for download at
(http://www.aladdinsys.com/developers/installermaker). InstallerMaker 6.5,
the complete installation and data distribution standard, now allows
developers to create installers that can expand their product distribution
as well as gather applicable marketing information directly from their
customers. New features include DemoMaker, which turns applications into
demoware in minutes, an electronic registration card that can be customized
to include marketing messaging,...
[NPL] TECSoft Announces Two New Introductory AppleScript...
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[MD1] MacHack 2000 Call for Papers
MacHack 2000 Call for Papers
MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230
Contact: Carol Lynn
Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now it's that time of year again...
Time to prepare for MacHack 2000.
MacHack solicits and accepts papers on a wide variety of topics related to
software development. For example, papers from the last few years include
topics ranging from emulation, optimization, cross-platform development
techniques, encryption and compression, anonymity in internet
communications, 3-D GUIs, and exception-handling strategies, to a variety
of object architectures.
Each accepted paper is published in the MacHack Conference proceedings and
included on the MacHack CD. Each author gives a 50-minute presentation on
his paper during the conference.
While there are no fixed limits, MacHack papers generally run from 8 to 16
pages (2000 to 4000 words). Authors are encouraged...
[NPL] iLiner: A Modern Outline Processor
(Nov 29, 1999) - Mercury Software today announced iLiner, a modern outline
processor, sporting a bevy of Apple's latest technologies.
iLiner is the first commercial product to support summarization across all
applications using a system-wide contextual menu architecture (both
Netscape 4.x and Explorer 4.x are supported).
By fully supporting QuickTime 4.0, iLiner exports outlines directly to
QuickTime 4.0 slide presentations , imports QuickTime 4.0 video streams in
addition to over 20 different graphic file formats.
iLiner uses AppleWorks XTND import/export architecture to drive outlines to
other popular file formats such as MS Word.
"We wanted to arm a traditional outline processor , says Mercury CTO Ian
Shortreed, with the newest Apple technologies in order to reach back and
bring more experienced Mac users forward, yet at the same time, fill a gap
in productivity offerings for new Mac users".
iLiner is available from either Mercury's web site at
(http://www.mercury-soft.com) at $49....
[MD1] VOODOO Server 1.1.1
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH
VOODOO Server 1.1.1 - Version Control over the Internet using MacOS 9
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, November-25-1999, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH is pleased to
announce the immediate availability of the new version 1.1.1 of their
flagship version control tool VOODOO Server.
The new release is a maintenance release which fixes some minor
compatibility issues with Mac OS 9. In particular, connectivity over
TCP/IP, one of the major new features of Mac OS 9, is now fully supported
in VOODOO Server 1.1.1.
"We are excited about the new features of Mac OS 9, especially the new
connectivity over IP. With VOODOO Server 1.1.1 you can make good use of
this new feature and perform your version control tasks over the Internet,
regardless whether you are using VOODOO Server's CodeWarrior plug-in or
[MD1] FileMaker Server 5 Ships
FileMaker Server 5 Now Available from FileMaker, Inc.
Powerful database hosting software more than doubles number of FileMaker
Pro 5 clients, increases number of files, and adds new easy-to-use
administration GUI on Mac and Windows NT Servers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - November 29, 1999 - FileMaker, Inc. announced the
immediate availability of FileMaker Server 5 (Worldwide English version), a
powerful software application for hosting FileMaker Pro 5 databases.
With increased FileMaker database hosting for up to 250 FileMaker Pro
database clients (previously 100) and 125 open FileMaker Pro 5 files,
FileMaker Server 5 meets the database needs of any workgroup for fast,
secureable and scalable FileMaker Pro database hosting. The estimated U.S.
retail price of FileMaker Server 5 is $999, and volume pricing is available
under FileMaker volume license programs. Upgrades from prior versions of
FileMaker Server are available at $499 (estimated retail price U.S).
"Workgroups want to quickly...
[NPL] VSE Animation Maker Updates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANIMATION TOOLS NOW MAC OS 9 READY
Germany, 24 November 1999. Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) released today
updates to VSE Animation Maker, their GIF animation tool, and Kids
Animation Maker, an animation application for children.
VSE Animation Maker allows you to create GIF animations with an easy to use
interface. Kids Animation Maker is aimed at younger Mac users to learn the
basics of animation. Both applications are widely used in schools all over
The updates fix some minor issues with Mac OS 9. Also, the applications now
support the VSE partner program which has started yesterday.
Further information at:
DOWNLOAD AND DISTRIBUTION
VSE Animation Maker and Kids Animation Maker are shareware applications.
They can be included free of charge on shareware CD-ROMs.
Direct download links:
[NPL] ListSTAR 2.0 Available -- Free Upgrade
November 24, 1999
ListSTAR 2.0 Available -- Free Upgrade
Please be advised the new ListSTAR 2.0 upgrade is now available to download
for free from (http://www.starnine.com). The new version of StarNine's list
server software includes native support for PowerPC, the ability to use
secondary IP addresses (allowing email servers like WebSTAR Mail or EIMS to
run on the same machine), integrated ListSTAR Template scripts for easy
script creation, and better compatibility with newer, PowerPC-native
versions of AppleScript.
Pricing and Availability
Available at (http://www.starnine.com/), ListSTAR 2.0 is a free upgrade for
all ListSTAR v1.x owners. ListSTAR 2.0 is available in SMTP-only, with
support for older versions requiring separate mail servers now
discontinued. ListSTAR/SMTP v1.x users upgrading to v2.0 can use their
current serial numbers. Owners of all other versions of ListSTAR should
call StarNine sales for serial number information.
New copies of ListSTAR are currently available...
[NPL] MetaCreations Ships KPT 6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
METACREATIONS ANNOUNCES LATEST MAJOR EDITION OF POWERFUL KPT PLUG-IN SERIES
Newest Release in Adobe Photoshop Compatible Plug-In Series, MetaCreations
KPT 6 Generates Spectacular Image Effects for Print and the Web
Carpinteria, Calif., November 17, 1999 - MetaCreations Corporation
announced today the release of KPT 6, the most recent version of the
award-winning MetaCreations KPT series. This revolutionary series of
Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-ins offers extraordinary creative image
effects for print and the Web. KPT 6 provides professional graphic
designers, digital artists and Web content developers unique and infinite
creative possibilities to enhance digital content. KPT 6 features eight
plug-ins and two bonus filters that extend and enhance the creative
possibilities of Adobe Photoshop and compatible hosts.
"I've been using KPT filters for years," said Bryan Montford, Photoshop
User Magazine. "The MetaCreations KPT series has become a cornerstone in my...
[NPL] Compendium of HTML Elements revision 8
The Compendium of HTML Elements
Oxford on Rideau, Canada
November 22, 1999.
The Compendium of HTML Elements has again been updated, This time it is the
release of revision 8. We had relesed the site to beta testing and now we
are releasing it for general use.
This release has taken almost a year to get to the point of release and
revisions will continue to revision 8 for some time yet.
The focus of this revision has been on the testing and reporting of browser
behaviour. We've prepared more than 700 tests for readers to try on their
systems and submit a questionnaire on the results they viewed on their
systems. These results are then compiled and reported in a chart format on
the Behaviour Report pages. For complete information see the Testing
Documentation on the Main Menu page.
The Compatibility Charts that previously resided on the Attribute Pages
have been moved to their own pages and cross-linked to the Attribute Pages,
Behaviour Reorts and the Behaviour Tests. This...
[MD1] Live Monitoring Of WebObjects Applications
From: John Brilhart (John_Brilhart@vvi.com)
Subject: NEWS: Live Monitoring Of WebObjects Applications
We've made the first real-time and visual monitoring tool for WebObjects,
called the "Client Signal Viewer". This tool is particularly applicable to
large commercial web sites where performance and reliability are critical.
Because of the high-scale nature of such a tool it is completely
configurable and programmable. The Client Signal Viewer will be included on
the next OpenGraph CD, which is due out momentarily. Additional details are
found at: http://www.vvi.com/ClientSignal/index.html
The Client Signal Viewer has undergone significant revisions due to
feedback from many sources. Such feedback helps determine the feature set
of our products. As such, I will appreciate your reporting this information
to your readers and asking them to send any feedback or comments to
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
If you have further questions I will appreciate them by e-mail to