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Mar 07
[MD1] LS Fortran Plug-in for CodeWarrior
Dateline---March 10, 1997 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fortner Research Announces LS Fortran Plug-In for Metrowerks CodeWarrior Sterling, VA---Fortner Research, developers of award-winning software for scientists and engineers, announced today that they are now shipping LS Fortran Plug-in for CodeWarrior. CodeWarrior owners will now have the ability to use LS Fortran in writing and compiling Fortran programs directly in the CodeWarrior environment, as well as combining Fortran routines with C, C++, and Pascal software. The LS Fortran 77 compiler has won worldwide acclaim for its ease of use, robust code generation and high degree of compatibility with Fortran programs on multiple operation systems. Now, this powerful language is being made available to a broad base of customers who want to code with the power of Fortran and link seamlessly with C, C++, and Pascal, all within one programming environment. Thanks to CodeWarrior's full-featured GUI programming environment, users can now...
Mar 07
[MD1] Roaster Licenses Obj Design's PSE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ROASTER TECHNOLOGIES LICENSES OBJECT DESIGN'S PSE FOR JAVA TO INTEGRATE WITH ROASTER RELEASE 3 CONTACT: Roaster Technologies, Inc. Judith Steinbaum, Manager, Press and Public Relations 617.876.7680 x1818 email: judith@roaster.com CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 7, 1997 - Roaster Technologies today announced that its eagerly awaited Roaster Release 3 will include Object Design's ObjectStore PSE for Java. Roaster, the pioneering Integrated Development Environment for Java on the Macintosh, has added significant functionality by tightly integrating ObjectStore PSE into its new release. Written entirely in Java, ObjectStore PSE for Java is a high-speed, small-footprint database that provides portable, transparent Java object persistence. This integration will enable Roaster users to access data from their Java applications easily, without having to map Java objects to sequential files or tables. When combined with the ability of Roaster Release 3 to create stand-alone Java...
Mar 07
[MD1] Tempo will be MacOS 8
MARCH 5, 1997 VOLUME 11 ISSUE 10 Tempo's official name: Mac OS 8 By MacWEEK Staff Apple announced today that the OS code-named Tempo will be officially known as Mac OS 8, a name that was reserved for the company's failed next-generation OS project, code-named Copland. "It would be confusing to not call it 8," said Jim Gable, vice president of AppleSoft product marketing. "We feel very strongly it is a major upgrade." Gable said that the user-interface changes in the Tempo release merit more than the Mac 0S 7.7 designation originally planned for it. Apple's current naming scheme calls for changing the first digit of the version number when major architectural or user-experience changes are made (see http://www.macweek.com/mw_1035/news_system754.html). He said Apple's market research indicated that users did not strongly associate the Mac OS 8 name with Copland and felt the name was appropriate for the Tempo release. "This wouldn't even be a big issue if the Copland project wasn't...
Mar 07
[MD1] ScriptAgent
Leverage the power of your AppleScript and 4th Dimension applications with ScriptAgent. ScriptAgent actually embeds AppleScript into the 4D procedural language, which enables 4D to communicate bi-directionally with virtually any AppleScriptable application. You can even combine conditional program branching code and data from both 4D and AppleScript in the same procedure! For instance, a user can enter a customer code into a 4D layout, press Tab, and instantly return the matching customer record into the layout from an outside source (like MacP&L, an AppleScriptable accounting application). That's something you could never do with AppleScript alone. Or build a complete publishing workflow solution using QuarkXpress, 4D, and your favorite scriptable graphics cataloging application. ScriptAgent works great with the new 4D Version 6, and will provide the developer with massive background processing power using the new EXECUTE ON SERVER command. Just imagine what you could do with...
Mar 05
[MD1] NeoAccess 5.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jesse Odell The Ford Odell Group 707/538-9592 jesse@fordodell.com NeoLogic Augments Capabilities and Accessibility of Object Database Technology --NeoAccess 5.0 brings added performance, capabilities and full support for the latest releases of all major compilers and development frameworks BERKELEY, CA -- March 4, 1997 -- NeoLogic Systems, Inc., a leading provider of object-oriented database technology, today announced the release of NeoAccess 5.0, a significant enhancement to the company's cross-platform, object database management system. Featuring added support for large databases (over four gigabytes) and expanded schema evolution support, NeoAccess 5.0 simplifies the development of sophisticated applications for a broad range of professional developers. NeoAccess 5.0 includes full support for the latest releases of all major compilers and application frameworks. It ships with full C++ source code to provide maximum flexibility for both commercial...
Mar 05
[MD1] PageSentry 2.1
Press Contact: Dean Dahlgren Phone: (630) 830-1113 Fax: (630) 830-1262 dean@maxum.com Maxum will be in the Apple Pavillion at Internet World Maxum Development Ships PageSentry and PageSentry Pro 2.1, now Monitoring all your Internet Servers Maxum Announces PageSentry for Windows to Ship Early Second Quarter Internet World, Los Angeles, CA, March 12, 1997 -- Maxum Development Corporation, a leading developer of Macintosh Web server add-on tools, today announced the shipment of PageSentry-tm 2.1 and PageSentry Pro-tm 2.1. In addition, Maxum announced they will be shipping a Windows version of PageSentry in early second quarter. PageSentry for Windows will provide users the same features as the Macintosh version. A beta of the Windows version is available today on Maxum's Web site at: http://www.maxum.com/PageSentry Maxum's set of Internet server monitors allow customers to maintain reliable Internet services seven days a week, 24 hours a day. In addition to Web site monitoring,...
Mar 05
[MD1] Phantom 2.0
Press Contact: Dean Dahlgren Phone: (630) 830-1113 Fax: (630) 830-1262 E-Mail: dean@maxum.com Maxum will be in the Apple Pavillion at Internet World. Maxum Development Ships Phantom 2.0 for the Macintosh, the Next Generation of Web Crawling Maxum Announces Phantom 2.0 for Windows to Ship Early Second Quarter Internet World, Los Angeles, CA, March 12, 1997 -- Maxum Development Corporation today announced the shipment of Phantom-tm 2.0, a major upgrade to their market leading Web crawler for Macintosh. Phantom 2.0 brings second generation Web crawling to Macintosh Webmasters and is still the only commercially available crawler/search engine for the Mac OS. In addition, Maxum announced they will be shipping a Windows version of Phantom in early second quarter. Phantom for Windows will provide users the same features as the Macintosh version. A beta of the Windows version is available today on Maxum's Web site at: http://www.maxum.com/Phantom/ Phantom enables Webmasters to build...
Mar 05
[MD1] PreFab's Player 1.1
***Essential Scripting Utility Gets Even Better*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Mary M. Ashley, mma@prefab.com 420A Main St., Acton, MA 01720, 508-266-2885 ACTON, MA -- February 28, 1997 -- PreFab Software, Inc. is pleased to announce that version 1.1 of Player shipped today. Player adds verbs to AppleScript and Frontier to query and control non-scriptable applications and control panels. The 1.1 release offers new verbs, enhanced options, revised documentation and new example scripts. PreFab Player 1.1 includes a breakthrough feature for automating Adobe Photoshop: it's the only product on the market that can control Photoshop dialog items by name. Scripts can now "check" or "uncheck" a checkbox and call Player's standard query verbs, e.g. to verify that a certain item is enabled or execute a difference sequence depending on which radio button is selected. Photoshop 4.0 takes a preliminary step towards automation with built-in "Actions"; Player is still required for...
Mar 05
[MD1] QuickTime VR 2.0/Macintosh is GM!
From: David Palermo, palermo@apple.com Finally! QuickTime VR 2.0/Macintosh is GM! It will be available in about 10 days to customers. Please keep in mind that QTVR v2.0 is NOT cross-platform yet! We expect to ship QTVR v2.0/Windows later. This release is out now to give developers a chance to start working with it until we have the Windows pieces ready. If you have any questions please call me at 4-2621. Here is a letter that went out to developers: Many thanks for your patience. QuickTime VR 2.0 is GM! You can expect your orders for the QuickTime VR 2.0 Authoring Tools Suite and the book/CD-ROM package, Virtual Reality Programming with QuickTime VR 2.0, to ship in about two weeks. If you have not yet ordered these products, get ordering info on the Web at http://devworld.apple.com; click on "Ordering Development Products." If you bought the QTVR 1.0 Authoring Tools Suite since July 1, 1996, you will automatically receive a free upgrade. (Note that we did this so 1.0 sales...
Mar 05
[MD1] Roaster and Pure Java JDBC Drivers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ROASTER TECHNOLOGIES AND OPENLINK SOFTWARE - A 100% PURE JAVA JDBC ALLIANCE! CONTACT: Roaster Technologies, Inc. Judith Wachs, Manager, Press and Public Relations 617.876.7680 x1818 e/m:judith@roaster.com OpenLink Software, Inc. Helen Heward-Mills 617.273-0900 e/m: hmills@openlinksw.com CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 3, 1997 - Roaster Technologies, creators of Roaster(tm), the flagship Macintosh Integrated Development Environment for Java, today announced an agreement to license Type 3 100% Pure Java JDBC (Java Data Base Connectivity) drivers from OpenLink Software for inclusion in all versions of Roaster. The eagerly awaited upcoming release, Roaster Release 3, will include OpenLink software, thus immediately enabling Macintosh developers to start creating applets or applications that access ODBC compliant databases. This is the first opportunity for Macintosh users to utilize Java Database Connectivity in their programming efforts. The inclusion of the JDBC drivers on...
Mar 03
[MD1] QuickDraw GX Printing to be Removed
For Immediate Release Apple Announces Unified Printing Architecture for Future Mac OS Releases QuickDraw GX Printing to be Removed in Favor of "Classic" Printing Manager Drivers CUPERTINO, Calif.-- March 3, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced plans to unify the dual printing architectures currently supported by the Mac OS and standardize on the use of "classic" Printing Manager drivers, such as LaserWriter and StyleWriter, for future Mac OS 7.x releases. In a move to simplify users' printing experience, Apple plans to remove the printing architecture component of QuickDraw GX, refocus QuickDraw GX as a graphics solution, and continue to evolve its Printing Manager drivers. "Today's Mac OS users have access to two different print driver architectures, along with two printing user interfaces," said Jim Gable, vice president of AppleSoft marketing. "We believe that standardizing on Printing Manager drivers will provide the best printing solution going forward, while we continue...
Mar 02
[MD1] Multi-port Serial PCI Cards
Keyspan updates serial port driver to improve performance Richmond, California---March 3, 1997---Keyspan, the #1 provider of serial communications cards for PCI-based Macintosh computers, has released a driver update for the company's SX line of low-cost, multi-port serial cards. The SX family delivers affordable and trouble-free serial-port expansion by providing two or four additional high-speed serial ports on one easy-to-install PCI card. Driver version 1.0.1 provides increased performance and fixes some conflicts users have reported since Keyspan began shipping the cards at MacWorld Expo, in January of this year. Most notably, Keyspan has improved single-port performance when configured for port speeds of 230 Kbps. The update also provides a work-around for a bug found in Apple's Serial- and Open Transport Serial Port Arbitrators that would not let ports load at startup. Additionally, the driver update solves conflicts that occur with a few SCSI devices. Features, pricing and...
Mar 02
[MD1] SmallEiffel/CW 1.0b2 available
A minor bug-fix update to SmallEiffel for CodeWarrior is now available. If you've already downloaded SE/CW, just get the updater: http://www.peak.org/~jcd/eiffel/updaters/SE-CW_1.0b1-to-1.0b2.sit.bin New in b2: - No stupid DebugStr when Cmd-Period pressed while compiling - Reports an error if rootclass.c, rootclass.h, or rootclass.make is open (1.0b1 would fail silently); still doesn't work for rootclass2.c, rootclass3.c, etc.
Mar 02
[MD1] The Mac Channel
PRESS RELEASE MARCH 1st, 1997 - for immediate release For more information contact: The Mac Channel Jim Andrews, email: info@macchannel.com - (512) 795-3535 THE MAC CHANNEL BROADCAST TAKES OVER THE NET TO KEEP ALL MACINTOSH USERS UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST NEWS. Austin, Texas, USA (March 1st) The Mac Channel announces its broadcasting software version 1.0B1 to deliver news and information about the Macintosh world. The company plans to deliver Macintosh-related news 24 hours a day. The information will be conveyed in short news articles and in multimedia animated clips. In addition, there will be support to browser communication such as NetScape,Internet Explorer, and Cyberdog. "We intend to use The Mac Channel service to deliver important Macintosh-related information to Macintosh users everywhere", commented Edison Thomaz, V.P. of Technology. "Our technology, called NewsFire, is reliable and fast, and will provide businesses and users with a new way to receive media-rich content...
Feb 27
[MD1] WebSTAR 2.0.2 Released
The StarNine Division of Quarterdeck is proud to announce the release of WebSTAR 2.0.2. WebSTAR 2.0.2 includes many important Plug-In enhancements beyond that of WebSTAR 2.0.1. WebSTAR 2.0.2 is a free upgrade for users of WebSTAR 2.0. If you are a current WebSTAR 2.0 user, you are invited to upgrade to WebSTAR 2.0.2 by downloading the updater archive available at (http://www.starnine.com/webstar/webstarupdates.html). You can download the full WebSTAR 2.0.2 Installer at (ftp://ftp.starnine.com/pub/evals/webstar/webstar.sea.hqx). If you are a registered user of WebSTAR and have not yet upgraded to WebSTAR 2.0, now is the time! Registered users can upgrade online at (http://www.starnine.com/upgrade/), or by calling (510) 649-4949. If you have never used WebSTAR 2.0 before we encourage you to check it out! You can download a free evaluation copy of WebSTAR 2.0.2 at (http://www.starnine.com/webstar/). Changes and fixes for WebSTAR 2.0.2 NOTE: No changes where made in the 2.0.2 release to...
Feb 27
[MD1] Apple's response to Fortune Mag
From Jordan Dea-Mattson, Apple Evangelism jordan@apple.com Dear Friends - You have probably read the latest 'hit piece' that appeared in Fortune Magazine's latest issue. This is Apple's response. Not much that I can add. It really sums things up. Yours, Jordan ====== Date: 02/20 Letter to the Editor, Fortune Magazine Dear John, We must confess to being more than a bit confused by your highly melodramatic story about Apple ("Something's Rotten in Cupertino"). Much of your March 3, 1997 article is based on speculation from an individual who even you characterize as a frequently unreliable source, and then your supporting evidence is almost entirely unattributed quotations. We expect better from Fortune. So, allow us to provide an attributed quotation about the story's thesis and suppositions from one of its key figures, Steve Jobs, "The Fortune article is pure fantasy. I am very happy as CEO of Pixar and I am not, repeat not, looking for another job." Best regards, David F...
Feb 27
[MD1] Metrowerks Ships CodeManager 4
Press Contacts: Cynthia Fray Metrowerks, Inc. 512.873.4758 cynthia@metrowerks.com METROWERKS SHIPS MW CODEMANAGER 4 AUSTIN, Texas-February 27, 1997-Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME:MWK), one of the world's leading providers of software development tools, today announced a new version of its cross-platform revision control system, MW CodeManager 4. Fully compatible with Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 5.0, MW CodeManager allows individual developers and large project teams to easily and efficiently manage millions of lines of code while maintaining version control. Release 4 offers much faster database access for network users - up to 16 times faster than the previous version. This dramatic boost in speed will have a major impact on productivity for many users, as MW CodeManager is most frequently used by groups of developers working on a common project across a network. The CodeManager Administrator, a stand-alone administrative application, now features direct database manipulation...
Feb 27
[MD1] UNIX Web Connectivity for FileMaker
Cuesta Technologies to Provide UNIX Web Connectivity for FileMaker Pro Databases February 27, 1997 - Palo Alto, CA - Cuesta Technologies today announced a new service that makes it possible for databases created with FileMaker Pro 3.0 for Mac OS, Windows 95, Windows NT and Windows 3.1, the popular database software program from Claris Corporation, to run on UNIX Web servers. The Cuesta Online Database System uses software developed by Cuesta Technologies, and is the first to offer a way for connecting FileMaker Pro 3.0 databases to UNIX servers. "As the second best selling Windows and Mac database program in the world, FileMaker Pro 3.0 is probably one of the most widely used databases used on the Web. We're excited about Cuesta's solution because many FileMaker users have been anxiously awaiting just this kind of Web connectivity for their databases," said Tony Campitelli, Product Manager, Database Products, Claris Corporation. According to Monty Swiryn of Cuesta Technologies, "...
Feb 26
[MD1] CamerMan for Power Mac
CameraMan(tm) has gone Native! Motion Works Releases CameraMan Version 3.0 for Power Macintosh Vancouver,B.C. -- Motion Works Group Limited, the Canadian-based digital technology and interactive multimedia company, announced today the release of CameraMan Version 3.0 for Power Macintosh. Since its debut in 1992, CameraMan has long been recognized as the tool of choice for software developers, educators and trainers who need a quick, flexible and inexpensive method of producing tutorials, customized training demos, presentations, internet movies and on-line support files. CameraMan makes simultaneous recordings of screen activity, system sounds and voice-overs. It captures all action that takes place on the user's screen including; pull-down menus, dialogue boxes, still screens and animations, video, and game sequences. With smooth, full-screen recording, panning, or follow-the-cursor mode, screen recordings can be saved as QuickTime movies, PICS or sequential PICTS and can be played...
Feb 25
[MD1] MacUser interviews Avie Tevanian
Sorry for the long piece, but this seemed interesting. It's an interview by Andrew Gore of MacUser of Avie Tevanian. Neil Ticktin MacTech Magazine publisher@mactech.com http://www.mactech.com ------------------------------------------------------- MacUser Online February 24, 1997 A tough year awaits Avie Tevanian, former vice president of engineering at NeXT Software. Recently anointed as Apple's senior vice president, system software engineering, Tevanian has what is quite possibly the most challenging job in the computer industry: creating the next Mac OS. MacUser Editor Andrew Gore sat down with him to get his take on Rhapsody (Apple's code name for its upcoming operating system) and on the rumors that future PCs may come equipped with a "Mac Inside" sticker. MacUser: Avie, I wanted to start off with a basic question: In the new organization in Apple, what part of the OS organization are you responsible for? Tevanian: I'll be responsible for the Rhapsody product and all the...
Feb 25
[MD1] Symantec's 100% JDBC Compliant dbANYWHERE Server
SYMANTEC ANNOUNCES 100% JDBC COMPLIANT DBANYWHERE SERVER FOR JAVA APPLICATIONS -- Middleware provides Internet-browser access to multiple database engines; connects thin-client Java applets to existing corporate databases using JDBC -- CUPERTINO, Calif. -- February 24, 1997 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) announced today the availability of dbANYWHERE Server, a robust middleware database technology that lets Java(tm) programs access corporate databases over the Internet using 100% JDBC compliant API. This exciting middleware solution allows developers to create data-connected portable distributed applications without the need to install database drivers on client systems. dbANYWHERE Server manages transactions between the client and various back-end database servers, providing swift, simple access to information in large-scale databases. dbANYWHERE Server is available with direct database drivers for Oracle, Sybase and Microsoft SQL Server. With third-party ODBC drivers,...
Feb 25
[MD1] Natural Intelligence and Productivity Point
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. February 25, 1997 Natural Intelligence Press Contact: Judith Steinbaum Manager, Press and Public Relations judith@natural.com ... 617.876.7680 x1818 Productivity Point International Press Contact: Jeb Bates Advanced Technology Programs Manager jbates@propoint.com ... 617.928.1912 x1220 Natural Intelligence and Productivity Point International! February 25, 1997. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Natural Intelligence, Inc. a pioneer in the burgeoning world of Java(tm) Technology, has announced a strategic alliance with Productivity Point International(PPI), an international giant in computer training services. Thus far, Natural Intelligence's Java Training Division will partner with PPI to be the exclusive providers of the teaching personnel for PPI's Java courses of instruction at training centers in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Parsippany and Iselin, New Jersey, New York City and the Boston area. Java, a computing language developed by Sun MicroSystems, was virtually...
Feb 25
[MD1] BMUG's Marathon-a-thon
Contact: Colleen Miller, Development Director (510) 549-2684 x210 BMUG GOING STRONG WITH HOT EVENTS AND TOP NOTCH SPEAKERS For Immediate Release - BERKELEY, CA, February 13, 1997 On March 9, BMUG and Bungie will be co-sponsoring the first annual Marathon-a-thon at the BMUG offices in Berkeley. Twelve players will be playing Marathon Infinity from 10 am to 6pm (or as long as they can take it!). By doing this, they'll be raising money for BMUG's largest ever fundraising drive. Each player must get pledges of money for every hour they play. The person bringing in the most in pledges at the end of Marathon will be the winner of the tournament and will receive a color Quick Cam. Runners up will also receive a variety of prizes. Bungie will also be present to preview Myth and other new Bungie products and to answer questions.All locals are invited to come and watch the play or, more importantly, find out who's playing and pledge! Remember, it all goes to help BMUG. On April 26, BMUG will...
Feb 25
[MD1] MacTranslator Generates Design From Code
MacTranslator 1.0 - Fast, Easy Design From Code MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa, February 21, 1997 --- Excel Software, the world's leading vendor of Macintosh CASE tools, today announced availability of MacTranslator 1.0 for Macintosh. MacTranslator extracts software design information from existing program source code into a language independent text file. Used in conjunction with its MacA&D product, MacTranslator allows software developers to automatically generate graphic class diagrams and a data dictionary from C++ or Object Pascal/Delphi code or structure charts from C, Pascal, Basic or Fortran code. MacA&D supports object-oriented analysis and design, structured analysis and design, real-time and multi-task design, data modeling, code generation with integrated editing/browsing, requirements traceability and use cases and multi-user team dictionary. MacTranslator replaces the company's former Translator product. It closely matches the functionality of the new WinTranslator...
Feb 24
[MD1] MoreFiles 1.4.6 is available
From: jumplong@aol.com (Jump Long) Version 1.4.6 of MoreFiles is now available. The changes from v1.4.5 to v1.4.6 are listed below. You can download it today from from : (ftp://members.aol.com/JumpLong/MoreFiles_1.4.6.sea.hqx) It will also submitted for release through the following channels (and may be available today or in the near future): Apple's Developer CD Apple Developer World web/ftp site America Online's Macintosh Developers Forum library (keyword: MDV) CompuServe's Macintosh Developers Forum library (GO MACDEV) - Jim Luther, Apple Computer, Inc. ---------- v1.4.6 2/15/97 Bugs fixed: * Fixed bug in PreflightFileCopySpace (FileCopy.c) introduced in MoreFiles version 1.4.4. * Fixed problem between PBXGetVolInfoSync and __WANTPASCALELIMINATION conditional. * HMoveRenameCompat from v1.4.2 through v1.4.5 worked with files but not folders, and comments were not being moved along with the file. Reverted HMoveRenameCompat to the v1.4.1 source and then fixed the...
Feb 24
[MD1] AppleScripts for multiple projects in CW
From: richardb@cocytus.demon.co.uk (Richard Buckle) I've posted some AppleScripts for CodeWarrior. They are useful for people working with multiple CodeWarrior projects in the same project folder, typically because they are building fat binaries or merging multiple code resources into the same file. They let you do common operations such as building or compacting all projects at once, with just one command. They're at (http://www.cocytus.demon.co.uk/progtools.html) and have also been sent to MacGifts, so they should be appearing on info-mac soon. Richard.
Feb 24
[MD1] Correction to PRF
To all, Olle is right -- I messed up and accidently deleted his e-mail. See below. Thanks, Neil ------------------------------------------------------- To: MacDev-1 Moderator (MacDev-1-Moderator@listmail.xplain.com) From: Olle Israelsson (ev-olle@nrm.se) Dear webmaster Thanks for mentioning my file system in: 2/17/97 PR : PRF -- Resource Files with Unlimited Resource Count However, my e-mail adress was missed: e-mail: ev-olle@nrm.se Could you please publish a notice so that those that are interested can reach me Thanks Olle Israelsson
Feb 24
[MD1] Can anyone save Packard Bell?
Not in the typical use of MacDev-1, this was a very intriguing piece. Enjoy the diversion. Thanks, Neil Ticktin MacTech Magazine publisher@mactech.com ------------------------------------------------------- This reprint is from: Scott Kelby, MacToday@aol.com CAN ANYONE SAVE PACKARD BELL? )From the Mar/Apr issue of Mac Today Magazine (http://www.mactoday.com) by Scott Kelby The other day, while reading another article designed to scare the pants off potential Apple customers and/or shareholders, I started wondering what life would be like if I somehow got a writing gig at a PC magazine. Besides having to wear the dorky-looking outfit, wire-rimmed glasses, and pocket protector, I'm certain that during my first day on the job I'd be handed a secret dossier that would include the closely guarded manual of rules for writing any article that mentions Apple Computer. It would include certain guidelines to follow, like "Any good news on Apple must be followed by the word 'but' and then a...
Feb 22
[MD1] Bare Bones Upgrade
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bare Bones Software, Inc. P.O. Box 1048 Bedford, MA 01730-1048 http://www.barebones.com Contact: Allan Rousselle, VP Sales & Marketing 617/778-3100 sales@barebones.com February 20, 1997 BARE BONES SOFTWARE UPGRADES BBEDIT WITH RELEASE OF 4.0.3 Bedford, MA -- Bare Bones Software, Inc. today announced the release of version 4.0.3 of BBEdit, their popular and award winning text editor for Mac(TM) OS-compatible systems. This new version includes a variety of enhancements to the program's feature set and capabilities: *Improved FTP Support* The FTP tool, used to support the "Open from FTP Server" and "Save to FTP Server" commands, has been improved in a number of areas. BBEdit now features greater compatibility with Windows NT and VMS servers, and supports symbolic links on FTP servers. The updated FTP tool offers the ability to select between active and passive FTP transfer mode -- the latter being necessary when traversing intranet firewalls. For greater...
Feb 22
[MD1] CodeWarrior Tools for Rhapsody
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contacts: Apple Computer Japan Atsuko Torigoe torigoe@asia.apple.com Apple Computer, Inc. Ken Smith (408) 974-5675 kensmith@apple.com Metrowerks Co., Ltd. - Japan John Cheuck (81-3) 3780-6091 john@metrowerks.com Metrowerks Inc. Cynthia Fray (512) 873-4758 cynthia@metrowerks.com METROWERKS & APPLE COMPUTER FINALIZE DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO DELIVER DEVELOPMENT TOOLS FOR PORTING MAC OS APPLICATIONS TO RHAPSODY Metrowerks to deliver CodeWarrior IDE for Rhapsody and Rhapsody porting technology through new development tool, CodeWarrior Latitude MACWORLD TOKYO, Japan-February 21, 1997-Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME: MWK) and Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) today announced they have finalized their development agreement by which Metrowerks will provide new software development tools that will facilitate the transition from the current Mac OS to Apple's next generation operating system, code-named "Rhapsody". Metrowerks will deliver a Rhapsody-hosted...
Feb 22
[MD1] The Gray Council 2.1 - grayscale appearance code
The Gray Council version 2.1 is now available. This version is in sync with CodeWarrior 11 and the versions of MacApp (3.3.3 & r12) and PowerPlant (1.6) that come with CW11, adds view palettes for AdLib, and implements a number of bug fixes and user requests. The Gray Council C++ classes provide the premiere implementation of the "Apple Grayscale Appearance for System 7." This is Apple's recommended grayscale user interface design for today's applications, consistent with the future Appearance Manager default theme. For programmers using the MacApp and PowerPlant application frameworks, the Gray Council includes framework "adapter" classes that provide easy "drop-in" grayscale appearance support. An adapter for the Dialog Manager lets you add grayscale appearance to standard toolbox dialogs and alerts without requiring modifications to your DLOG/ALRT/DITL resources. The Gray Council implements the complete set of controls defined by the Apple Grayscale Appearance specification,...
Feb 20
[MD1] Apple's new structure
CUPERTINO, Calif.--Feb. 18, 1997-- Apple Computer, Inc. today announced further details of its streamlined organizational structure that consolidates the Company's product development, marketing, sales, support, and operations efforts into groups sharply focused on Apple's strategy. As part of this announcement, Apple has detailed the structure of the new Worldwide Sales and Support organization which comprises all the geography sales organizations, as well as Claris, and AppleAssist. This organization, responsible for selling and bringing service and support to customers in the education, business, and consumer markets, will be divided into divisions organized geographically with a strong focus on fulfilling customer demands: North America Business Division will focus on three key markets: PEN (Publishing/Entertainment/New Media), Enterprise, and SED (Scientific/Engineering/Design), and will include NeXT Sales and Professional Services. Mitch Manditch will be acting as head of...
Feb 19
[MD1] Version Master for Macintosh
18 February, 1997 -- Symmetry Software today released version 1.1 of Version Master for the Macintosh, the premier version tracking utility on the internet. Version Master is a client application which shows which software on a Macintosh is out-of-date and where on the internet users may find updates, patches, and upgrades. Version Master compiles a list of the software on a Mac and displays it in spreadsheet form. Users download the current version numbers and update locations from the Version Master server. The Version Master server currently tracks over 22,500 software titles localized in 45 regions of the world. Version Master keeps track of 680xx, PowerPC and FAT versions of software. It also tracks beta versions of software independently from release versions of the same software. Software is also categorized by "country code" so localized versions may be tracked. As an added bonus, users may indicate that they would like to receive e-mail notification whenever a newer...
Feb 19
[MD1] FileMaker Pro Server for NT
FILEMAKER PRO SERVER 3.0 FOR WINDOWS NT SHIPS Windows NT database speeds FileMaker performance up to sixty percent SANTA CLARA, Calif., - Feb. 19, 1997 - Claris Corporation announced the immediate availability of FileMaker Pro Server 3.0 for Windows NT, database software based on the company's popular FileMaker Pro 3.0 for Mac OS, Windows 95, Windows 3.1 and Windows NT that accelerates the performance of FileMaker Pro database files accessed by network users. Certified for Microsoft BackOffice compatibility, FileMaker Pro Server 3.0 for Windows NT is compliant with Microsoft's Windows NT Server requirements and supports FileMaker Pro 3.0 for Windows and Mac OS network users within small-to-medium size businesses and corporate workgroups within large organizations. On average, FileMaker Pro 3.0 Server for Windows NT performs 60% faster than peer-to-peer networking access of FileMaker Pro databases, according to Claris Corporation's benchmark testing. Continues Commitment of Claris to...
Feb 19
[MD1] Free CodeWarrior-plug-in Eiffel
From: jcd@kira.peak.org (Joshua Dunfield) I have ported SmallEiffel to the Macintosh as a Metrowerks CodeWarrior plug-in. The compiler, a simple fractal example, and docs can be downloaded from: http://www.peak.org/~jcd/eiffel/ Beta version, use at your own risk, etc. The source code is available at the same URL. This is an unofficial port: the SmallEiffel authors were not involved. (From the README file:) * What are Eiffel and SmallEiffel? Eiffel is a clean, efficient object-oriented language. SmallEiffel is a free compiler for a subset (no garbage collection, no exceptions, no...) of Eiffel. As is typical of Eiffel compilers, it generates ANSI C code, not machine code. * Requirements Metrowerks CodeWarrior, preferably CW/10. The plug-in compiler is fat (both 68K and PPC code).
Feb 19
[MD1] Apprentice 6
Apprentice 6 is now available! And it is still the best and definitive CD-ROM collection of source code, utilities, and information for Mac programmers. It is invaluable for both the skilled software engineer and the novice weekend hacker. Weighing in at well over 600 megabytes, you'll find hundreds of high-quality and up-to-date source code examples. And all of the source code is either new or updated for this release! We've included some of the coolest new code, designed specifically to demonstrate the latest techniques, and all of the code is in C, C++, or Pascal, using CodeWarrior, Symantec, and MPW. You'll find complete working examples of full-blown applications, games, control panels, extensions, utilities, and much more. If you are new to programming, the included "frameworks" will help tremendously. These are complete program shells that take care of many of the tedious tasks associated with Mac programming, including menus, standard dialogs, file handling, and the like. Just...
Feb 17
[MD1] MacTech Japan Launch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Neil Ticktin Publisher, MacTech Magazine Xplain Corporation Phone: 805-494-9797 Fax: 805-494-9798 publisher@mactech.com Shinji Kobayashi Editor-in-Chief, MacTech Japan ASCII Corporation Phone: +81-3-5351-8165 Fax: +81-3-5351-8166 shinji-k@ascii.co.jp XPLAIN AND ASCII LAUNCH MACTECH JAPAN Westlake Village, CA and Tokyo, Japan -- February 17, 1997 -- Xplain Corporation, the publisher of MacTech Magazine, today announced that it is launching MacTech Japan with noted Japanese publisher, ASCII Corporation. Until today, Japanese MacOS developers have had to work twice as hard by using English based documentation. Not only did they have to battle the technical issues, but a language barrier as well. Now, MacTech Japan, a fully localized version of MacTech Magazine in the United States (MacTech US), solves that. Starting initially as a bi-monthly publication, MacTech Japan will not only include translated articles from MacTech US, but will also include...
Feb 16
[MD1] WebX for the MacOS
MacXperts Introduces WebX for the MacOS RICHMOND, Virginia -- February 13, 1997 -- MacXperts, Inc. today announced the release and immediate availability of WebX, a WebSTAR plug-in that enables you to connect a MacOS based web server to any Oracle7 database. "This is the only web-database tool that allows heuristic processing" said William Tyler, President and CEO of MacXperts, Inc. "This means when you send a query to the database, you don't simply get an HTML page returned, but that you can actually make secondary logic decisions based on the return from the query. You can't do that with other web-database solutions" continued Tyler. WebX generates dynamic HTML pages from Oracle stored procedures. Stored procedures retrieve and manipulate data from the Oracle database, format the data into HTML and return the pages to WebSTAR via the WebX plug-in. WebX offers the full power of PL/SQL to manipulate your data and the ability to gather/serve data locally or connect to a remote...
Feb 16
[MD1] Apple at InternetWorld
Attention Mac OS Developers! Be sure to visit Apple at the upcoming InternetWorld in Los Angeles, CA, March 12-14. This is your chance to see and learn about Apple's plans for publishing on the Internet. * Listen to Gil Amelio's keynote on March 12 from 1:15-2:00 * Attend one or more of the 75-minute workshops at Apple Developer Day on March 13 - Cool Server Tools - The Best Java Experience - Web Content Creation Tools for '97 - Developing With CyberDog, HotSauce, and Other Apple Internet Technologies * Visit Apple's interactive Internet publishing booth, #2034 - Internet Theater - Web site production studio - Multiple Apple and third-party stations representing key stages in publishing on the Internet/intranet * Relax in Apple's Internet Cafe (open to conference attendees) - Check your e-mails - Catch the latest Apple Internet technologies
Feb 16
[MD1] Apple Demos DVD Mac
Apple Computer Demonstrates First DVD-Enabled Macintosh at Milia 97 Company makes commitment to DVD, among the first computer makers to standardize on DVD-ROM; announces intent to establish DVD Web site Milia 97, Cannes France - February 12, 1997 - Apple Computer, Inc. (Cupertino, CA) today publicly demonstrated the first DVD-ROM Macintosh(R) prototype and announced support for the DVD-ROM format throughout most of the Apple Macintosh product line. DVD is a new industry standard for consumer electronics and computers that delivers vastly superior audio and video compared with current CD-ROM technology. As part of a MILIA presentation, Apple also noted that the first DVD-enabled Macintosh system could appear as soon as late 1997, with several new PowerBook(R) and desktop models expected to be shipping with DVD-ROM by early 1998. "Just as Apple was the first computer vendor to standardize on CD-ROM ten years ago, we now expect to take a leadership position with Macintosh and DVD-ROM,"...
Feb 16
[MD1] PRF - Resource files with unlimited resource count.
For those that interested there are a new release of the PRF-file system. It's under construction but I would like to share so I can get comments for improving it. Everyone that are interested should send me an e-mail and you will get the latest release. PRF-FILES --- RESOURCE FILES WITH UNLIMIT NUMBER OF RESOURCES I begin developing the PRF-file system as a part of an application. Since it might be useful for I have decided to make it public. Main festures: * 32-bit resource indexes and IDs * Unlimited number of resources * Quicker than ordinary resources * File cache system that enable shorter access time and make it able to open files that are larger then the free RAM memory * Free-of-charge to use New features: * Interfaces for Pascal and C (the later provisional) * ResType manipulation * File references, like the window's and control's reference * Transparent compression/decompression of resources * Files can be accessed by indexes, like CountTypes and GetIndType. Olle...
Feb 12
[MD1] Pict FM for FileMaker Pro 3.0
WEB BROADCASTING RELEASES WEB SERVER PICTURE ADD-ON FOR FILEMAKER PRO 3.0 FOR MAC OS PICT FM PERFORMS ON-THE-FLY IMAGE CONVERSION FOR FILEMAKER PRO 3.0 WEB SITES Palo Alto CA -- February 6, 1997 -- Web Broadcasting Corporation has announced the release of PICT FM 1.0, the first web server picture add-on product for Claris Corp.'s FileMaker(r) Pro 3.0v4 for Macintosh. PICT FM enables on-the-fly PICT to JPEG conversion of graphic images stored or referenced in FileMaker Pro 3.0 container fields. As a special purpose web server plug-in, image conversions are exceptionally fast. If a file reference to the source image rather than the image itself is stored in the container field, than PICT FM will convert the source image, if necessary, to the JPEG file format on-the-fly as it serves the image to the web browser. If the source image is already a GIF or JPEG file, than PICT FM does no conversion at all and will simply serve the source file as-is. BACKGROUND PICT FM was developed to solve...
Feb 12
[MD1] Web FM 3.0 for FileMaker Pro 3.0
WEB BROADCASTING CORP. SHIPS WEB FM 3.0 FOR FILEMAKER PRO 3.0 FOR MAC OS WEB SERVER PLUG-IN BRINGS INCREDIBLY FAST AND POWERFUL DATABASE PUBLISHING TO FILEMAKER PRO 3.0 POWERED WEB SITES Palo Alto, CA -- February 6, 1997 -- Web Broadcasting Corporation has announced the release of WEB FM 3.0. WEB FM 3.0 is a screaming fast, powerful, full-featured web server plug-in that links Claris Corp.'s FileMaker Pro 3.0 for Mac OS database application to the World Wide Web or a corporate Intranet. WEB FM enables FileMaker Pro 3.0 developers to quickly and easily build fast, dynamic, interactive, and reliable database solutions with a web browser interface. The 3.0 release of WEB FM replaces the previous CGI versions with support for Quarterdeck Corporations new WebSTAR API (W*API) plug-in standard. The W*API provides FileMaker Pro 3.0 customers with a faster and more efficient mechanism for linking their databases with Mac OS web servers. ACCELERATED PERFORMANCE MEASURED IN TICKS, NOT SECONDS!...
Feb 12
[MD1] Free Basic Compiler
Crimson Compilers are pleased to announce SC Basic, a new free Basic Compiler for the Macintosh platform. SC Basic is a complete development tool which produces compact 68K code and has a low memory and disk requirement. SC Basic may be downloaded from the Crimson Compilers home page at: http://www.u-net.com/~crimson/home.htm Andy Drabble. andy@crimson.u-net.com
Feb 11
[MD1] Terran and Internet Video
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Terran Interactive and Iterated Systems Partner to Provide Superior Internet Video New York, NY, Equitable Building, February 10, 1996 --Terran Interactive (San Jose, CA), announced today that it will be bundling a version of Media Cleaner EZ that is optimized for usage with Iterated System's (Atlanta, GA) ClearVideo. Together the two products will demystify the traditionally complex task of compressing low bit rate video while providing superior image quality. This bundle will provide Webmasters an easy to use set of tools for publishing high-quality video for the Internet and Intranet. "We are entering the 'Era of Video,' but the complexities and barriers to entry are too great for the mass audience to be able to easily deliver high quality video over a network," said John Garrison, Iterated Systems' product manager. "The bundling of Terran's outstanding product with the power of ClearVideo to compress standard digital video down to extremely small file...
Feb 11
[MD1] Terran Supports RealMedia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Terran Interactive Supports RealMedia Architecture New York, NY, Equitable Building, February 10, 1996 --Terran Interactive (San Jose, CA), announced today that it will extend its award-winning Movie Cleaner Pro to include support for the RealMedia Architecture (RMA). The RealMedia Architecture by Progressive Networks (Seattle, WA) is the first open multimedia streaming platform for the internet. Terran will first release RealMedia Cleaner Lite, a free demo version of Media Cleaner Pro 2.0 on February 10, 1997. Media Cleaner Pro 2.0 will be released April 7, 1997 at the NAB trade show in Las Vegas. Terran Interactive's tools will allow web authors to easily optimize and compress high-quality RealMedia movies for delivery over the Internet. "We are excited to have Terran support the Real Media Architecture. Terran's Movie Cleaner Pro has demonstrated itself as the best solution for compressing other video formats. With Terran's support, Web authors can now...
Feb 11
[MD1] MacHack Call for Papers
MacHack '97 Call For Papers: 2nd Call Beat the Valentine's Day Weekend Rush, Write for MacHack Did you know that MacHack papers form the cornerstone of the premiere Macintosh technical conference? Papers can cover a wide variety of cool topics. Anything from Adaptive Computing, the Business of Being a Mac Developer, and Game Programming, to Internet Development, Debugging PPC code, and figuring out spiffy NeXT OS hacks. Start 1997 off right by writing a paper for MacHack. Not only will you get accolades from your peers, but you will get free admission to the conference! MacHack will be held June 26th-28th in Dearborn Michigan. Send your idea or abstract to us at mailto:machack-papers@machack.com on or before February 15th, 1997. Visit our web-site at http://www.machack.com/ for more exciting information.
Feb 11
[MD1] Apple on state of Newton
Dear Newton Developers and Customers, Regrettably, there has been a great deal of misinformation in the newspapers of late regarding our Newton program. An uninformed outsider's view of the situation coupled with relentless doom-n-gloom reports in the popular media could lead one to believe Apple was in the process of "shutting-down" the Newton division. This is not the case. I want to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on our continued commitment to our products and to you, our developers and customers. We are committed to complete marketing and sales efforts to launch our two exciting products this quarter. Both of these products are in manufacturing ramp and are on target to ship later this quarter. And we continue to develop future products. On the marketing front, to support the shipment of the MP2000 and the eMate 300 we are participating in a number of events over the next couple of months including the following: * Demo '97 (Feb 10-12) * HIMMS -...
Feb 10
[MD1] Roizen to leave Apple
Roizen to leave Apple CUPERTINO, Calif.- February 10, 1997 - Apple Computer Inc. today announced that Heidi Roizen, 38, the company's vice president of Developer Relations, will be leaving the company on February 19, 1996. Roizen joined Apple one year ago (February 1996) with the stated intent "to get Apple back on track with the developer community," and in that time has successfully designed and implemented key programs that have strengthened Apple's position with software developers. "In her tenure at Apple, Heidi greatly improved Apple's developer relations activities-taking them from a nadir in 1996 to the much healthier, more open and interactive relationship we have today," said Guerrino de Luca, executive vice president Apple Marketing. "She implemented many new assistance programs. And most importantly, she brought a deeper understanding of the importance of the developer communitiy to Apple's management team. "While we will miss Heidi, the lessons she has taught the...
Feb 07
[MD1] Mac C and Pascal Guides for Free
ANNOUNCEMENT NOW AVAILABLE FREE ON THE INTERNET MACINTOSH C: A Hobbyist's Guide to Programming the Mac OS in C Version 1.1 MACINTOSH PASCAL: A Hobbyist's Guide to Programming the Mac OS in Pascal Initial Issue MACINTOSH C: A Hobbyist's Guide to Programming the Macintosh in C (Version 1.0) was first published on the Internet in March 1996. Since then, Version 1.0 has been completely revised and overhauled, the result being the new, improved Version 1.1, together with a small title change intended to accommodate Apple's recently-announced dual OS strategy. MACINTOSH PASCAL was developed in conjunction with Version 1.1 of MACINTOSH C. It is exactly the same as MACINTOSH C Version 1.1 except that, as you would expect, all the demonstration programs, code snippets, etc., are in Pascal rather than C. MACINTOSH C and MACINTOSH PASCAL both comprise: * An 809-page book, which is available for download in Microsoft Word and PDF formats. * A package of demonstration programs,...
 
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