[MD1] Helios AppleTalk Toolkit for Rhapsody
Helios server software for Rhapsody released at Apple Worldwide Developer
Helios AppleTalk Toolkit and APIs also available for Rhapsody
May 11, 1998- Cupertino, CA, Apple Worldwide Developer Conference-
Supporting more AppleShare servers worldwide than any other Unix software,
Helios Software GmbH, a leading vendor of Unix/RISC-based network and
prepress server software, announced the availability of Rhapsody versions
of Helios EtherShare, EtherShare OPI , and PDF Handshake at Apple
Computer's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
All WWDC participants will receive a CD with Helios "a2" pre-versions for
the latest Rhapsody developer release in their conference binder. Helios
will also provide these versions to Apple's official Rhapsody seeding
partners on request. Due to tight deadlines, Helios PDF Handshake could not
be included on Helios' WWDC CD, but is made available over the Internet.
The Helios web server http://www.helios.com provides detailed information.
[MD1] Updated Terms for QuickTime
This announcement from Apple Developer Relations...
Dear QuickTime Developer,
Apple's QuickTime 3 has been very well received by both customers and the
computer industry for the landmark product that it is. We appreciate the
great support so many of you have shown for it. The end user downloads
continue to amaze us with no let-up in sight. A great many customers are
choosing to purchase Apple's QuickTime 3 Pro and many of you have begun to
license QuickTime 3 for distribution with your products.
We have also had requests from many of you for modifications to a few of
the QuickTime Software Distribution Agreement (SDA) terms. We have been
compiling these requests in order to come up with the best solution to meet
both your varied distribution needs and our growing QuickTime business. The
resulting solution will include both modifications to the QuickTime SDA and
to the QuickTime installers to ensure that many developers will not need to
modify their applications in order to comply with...
[MD1] Just StuffIt Developer Program
Jennifer Lyng or Nicole Rowland
ALADDIN ANNOUNCES INSTALLERMAKER 5.0 AND THE "JUST STUFFIT DEVELOPER PROGRAM"
InstallerMaker 5.0 Has Heirarchical Packages And Sub-Level Assignments
New Developer Program Offers Free Technical Support, Free Use Of
InstallerMaker For Shareware And Freeware Authors, And Co-Marketing
San Jose, CA (Worldwide Developers Conference)-May 11, 1998- Aladdin
Systems, Inc., developer and publisher of the software distribution and
installation standard StuffIt InstallerMaker(tm), today announced
InstallerMaker 5.0 and the Just StuffIt(tm) Developer Program. Version 5.0,
expected to ship in June, now separates packages under hierarchy for custom
install and assigns conditions, actions and packages to files and folders
deep within the installer archive.
Aladdin will debut a sneak peak of InstallerMaker 5.0 at the Worldwide
Developers Conference (WWDC) and will offer a discount coupon at the show
[MD1] Get your hands on iMac
From Apple Developer Relations...
So how would you like to get your hands on an iMac? Attendees at next
week's 1998 Worldwide Developers Conference will be among the first to have
Oh, by the way, on Thursday night at 8:00, we guarantee one of the biggest
television screens you've ever seen. And of course, the pizza is on us.
See you at the WWDC. Register onsite beginning Sunday, May 10.
In addition, Apple and MacTech are cosponsoring yet another Developer
Central at WWDC. Once again, you'll be able to get a hands on look at some
of the best developer tools in the industry -- and talk to the people
Steve Jobs, Apple's Interim CEO, will outline Apple's software strategy
during his opening keynote at Apple's 1998 WWDC. The five-day developer
conference will cover all aspects of Apple's technology and business,
including Mac OS, Rhapsody, QuickTime, ColorSync, AppleScript, WebObjects,
marketing initiatives and future hardware directions.
[MD1] AppletVIEW Toolkit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AppletVIEW Toolkit, Software For Connecting Java Applets To
Instruments And Physical Devices, Available Now.
) AppletVIEW Toolkit provides engineers and software developers
) an easy way to interact with instrumentation systems over the
) Internet using Java.
Austin, Texas -- May 7, 1998 -- Nacimiento Software Corporation announced
today the availability of AppletVIEW Toolkit 1.0, a software system for
creating Java applets to communicate through virtual instrumentation
servers to instruments and physical devices over the World Wide Web.
AppletVIEW Toolkit allows creation of graphical user interfaces for
accessing and controlling electrical or mechanical systems over the
Internet or corporate intranets. Using the AppletVIEW Toolkit, engineers
and scientists can create Java applets as "virtual front panels" to
existing instrumentation systems. The AppletVIEW Toolkit is a
cross-platform solution which allows standard Web browsers to be used to
control and monitor...
[MD1] Disinfectant Retired
As reported by MacCentral, this comes from the Northwestern University ftp
Announcement and Press Release
May 6, 1998
I regret to announce that I am officially retiring Disinfectant, our free
anti-viral utility for the Macintosh. The current version 3.7.1 is the last
version. Disinfectant will not be updated for the new Autostart 9805 worm
or for any future viruses, worms, or other Macintosh malware.
I made this decision not because of the new Autostart 9805 worm, but rather
because of the widespread and dangerous Microsoft macro virus problem. I
believe that there are now well over 1000 of these viruses, and many new
ones are discovered every month. They are now a much more serious problem
for Mac users than are the classic Mac system viruses. I simply do no have
the resources to combat a problem which is this huge in scope and
I am aware that some Mac users do not use Microsoft Word 6 or Excel 5 or
later versions, and hence have still...
[MD1] Apple's iMac
Apple Unveils iMac
The Internet-Age Computer for the Rest of Us
CUPERTINO, California--May 6, 1998--In a major move in to the consumer
market, Apple Computer, Inc. today unveiled iMac--the "Internet-age
computer for the rest of us." iMac features a striking design, easy
Internet access and Pentium-toasting PowerPC G3 performance for $1299.
"We designed iMac to deliver the things consumers care about most--the
excitement of the Internet and the simplicity of the Mac," said Steve Jobs,
Apple's Interim CEO. "iMac is next year's computer for $1299; not last
year's computer for $999."
"Today we brought romance and innovation back into the industry," added
Jobs. "iMac reminds everyone of what Apple stands for."
iMac is a complete Internet-age computer right out of the box, featuring:
A speedy PowerPC G3 microprocessor running at 233MHz with a
high speed 512k backside L2 memory cache;
Built-in 15-inch high quality display with 1024x768 resolution,
[MD1] OpenGL 1.3
HARDWARE ACCELERATED OPENGL ON THE MAC
Conix Enterprises, Inc.
San Luis Obispo, CA May 5, 1998. Today Conix Enterprises, Inc. released
OpenGL 1.3 which includes hardware acceleration. Applications written in
OpenGL will now be able to tap into a myriad of hardware acceleration board
vendors such as Newer Technology Inc., ATI Technologies Inc., IXmicro,
Village Tronic, Mactell Corp., TechWorks and Phase5.
The hardware acceleration performance is phenomenal. End users will see
speed improvements up to 10 times faster than with software alone.
According to Chris Bentley of ATI Technology, "Conix's implementation of
OpenGL will allow greater speed for the end user of 3D applications and
lowers the barriers for more applications to be developed on, and ported to
Conix provides seamless OpenGL hardware and software rendering support on
the Macintosh. Hardware support through RAVE gives applications access to...
[MD1] FileMaker Gets 100% Pure Java Certification
FileMaker Pro 4.0 Developer Edition Gets 100% Pure Java* Certification
from Sun Microsystems
Provides Database Developers True Platform-Independence
Santa Clara, Calif. -- May 4, 1998 -- FileMaker Pro 4.0 Developer Edition
has received 100% Pure Java Certification from Sun Microsystems' Java
software division. The FileMaker Pro 4.0 Developer Edition, scheduled to
ship in June, will provide developers with a completely
platform-independent solution to develop custom databases for enterprise
FileMaker Pro 4.0 Developer Edition will feature an application program
interface allowing developers to write external functions for FileMaker Pro
databases,which will expand the core functionality found in FileMaker Pro
4.0. By incorporating Java class libraries, it will provide access to
FileMaker Pro databases across all operating systems supporting the Java
platform, including the Unix and Solaris environments. FileMaker, Inc.
joins the more than 100 other application developers that...
[MD1] Vendor Announces Support for MkLinux
VENDOR ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR APPLE COMPUTER'S VERSION OF LINUX
MIAMI, FL &emdash April 30, 1998 -- Users of MkLinux, Apple Computer,
Inc.'s version of the Linux operating system, now have someone to turn to
for help. Al Guerra Enterprises, Inc. has announced the immediate
availability of two service plans for users of this powerful OS running on
Apple's PowerPC-based Macintoshes. For as little as $99, the year-long
service plans provide assistance with problems related to installation,
configuration, and use of the sophisticated OS. "Before, new users were
forced to look up the information they needed and decipher the techie
jargon it was written in," explains Al Guerra, President. "Now, rather than
avoid MkLinux because they've heard it's complex and user-hostile, they can
embrace it, knowing we're available to respond to their concerns."
Both service plans provide for a year of help with the setup, maintenance
and use of the MkLinux operating system. The Silver Plan, for $99,...
[MD1] Bare Bones' Mailsmith
Contact: Sandra Schneible, 781-687-0700, email@example.com
Bare Bones Software Announces Release of Mailsmith 1.0
--Internet email client set apart by filtering, searching, and more
Bedford, MA--May 04, 1998--Bare Bones Software, Inc. today announced the
availability of version 1.0 of Mailsmith(tm), their new standards-based
Internet email client for the Mac OS(tm). Bare Bones Software is widely
known for BBEdit, their flagship text and HTML authoring tool. With the
release of Mailsmith, the company applies its expertise to the realm of
Mailsmith is a full-featured Internet email application which offers
unparalleled filtering, searching, editing and scripting capabilites. In
addition to the strides made in these areas, Mailsmith breaks new ground in
making powerful email-handling capabilities accessible to users of all
"We undertook development of Mailsmith because we wanted an email client
that we ourselves would use, and none of the existing solutions met our...
[MD1] WebTen SDK
Contact: Anita Holmgren
WebTen SDK Advances Macintosh Web Development
Universal web plug-in architecture now available for Macintosh developers
Santa Barbara, CA, April 30, 1998. Tenon Intersystems today announced a web
software development kit (SDK) that integrates Macintosh and UNIX Apache
web development with a universal plug-in architecture. The new development
tools let Macintosh developers create web plug-ins that can run on both
MacOS and on Rhapsody and let UNIX developers seamlessly move their web
applications to MacOS. Because the tools are based on the widely accepted
Apache internet web plug-in standard, Macintosh web developers can take
advantage of a large body of web tools and back-end web solutions that up
until now have either been excluded from the Macintosh platform or needed
to be replicated specifically for the Macintosh community. "We are...
[MD1] Sonnet First to Ship G3 for 6100-8100
For More Information, Please Contact:
SONNET TECHNOLOGIES FIRST TO SHIP POWERPC G3
PROCESSOR UPGRADE CARDS
FOR 6100, 7100 8100 POWER MACINTOSH COMPUTERS
New line of PowerPC 750 (G3) Processor Upgrade Cards for Power Mac (6100,
7100, 8100)Workgroup Server (6150, 8150, 9150), Performa 611x and Radius
81/110 begins shipping today.
IRVINE, CALIF. April 29, 1998 -- Sonnet Technologies, the leading
manufacturer of performance upgrade products for Apple Macintosh computers,
today began shipping three new models of PowerPC G3 (750) processor upgrade
cards for first generation (Nu-Bus) Power Macintosh Computers. The new
Crescendo G3 line is available in the following configurations:
Crescendo G3 -215-225 MHz with 512k backside cache at 2:1 ratio.
Crescendo G3 -240-250 MHz with 1MB backside cache at 2:1 ratio.
Universal Upgrade Cards with Optional Adapter Kit for PDS AV or Video
Pass-Through Both Crescendo G3 upgrade card have been designed to be...
[MD1] Omikron Basic
- PRESS REPORT -
Omikron Basic 6 is now finally available for the PowerMac.
This programming language, favored by scientists and engineers because of
its extensive repertoire of mathematical functions is now finally available
for PowerMacintosh computers. The use of Omikron Basic 6 enables direct
utilization of the enormous computation power of the Power PC processor.
Worth mentioning in this context is Omikron Basics extremely fast
operating dynamic string management, which doesnt require prior
dimensioning. Programming with Omikron 6 is as easy as one expects from a
BASIC programming language: Simply open a new programming window, type in
the desired programming code, compile with one mouse click, and you can
start the program at once.
The Omikron Basic programmer can anticipate working with an intelligent
editor with many well thought out features, the simultaneous syntax check
when entering programming code is just one feature of many. The EasyGem
Library enables the creation of...
[MD1] ObjectPlant 1.5.1
From: "Mikael Arctaedius (MAR)" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: ObjectPlant 1.5.1 released
ObjectPlant is the only shareware Object-Oriented Analysis/Design tool for
Macintosh. It supports OMT and a subset of the UML notation. It is also
capable of generating C++ and Java code.
The 1.5.1 version includes some new features but is mainly a maintenance
You can find more info about ObjectPlant at
[MD1] Installer VISE FREE to shareware/freeware authors
PRESS RELEASE -- For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
product info and screenshots at (http://www.mindvision.com)
If you do not wish to receive press releases from us, or
if you prefer to receive them at a different address,
please let us know at (mailto:email@example.com).
SHAREWARE/FREEWARE DEVELOPERS GET FULL, FREE ACCESS TO INSTALLER VISE 5.0
MindVision Software started in 1987 as two friends doing shareware. We
still remember those days. MindVision deliberately remains a
fiercely-independent software company with a burning desire to build great
products and provide excellent customer service. We understand how much
work it is for a shareware author to develop commercial-quality products
with limited time and money. One of the biggest problems is that many
shareware authors simply don't have the resources to buy the same high
quality tools as the big guys.
MindVision wants to encourage shareware...
[MD1] Interaction 2.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS CONTACT: Terje Norderhaug
Media Design in*Progress
MEDIA DESIGN IN*PROGRESS RELEASES INTERACTION 2.0:
DYNAMIC ADAPTIVE WEBSITES WITH SERVER-SIDE XML
San Diego, CA, April 27, 1998: Media Design in*Progress releases the 2.0
version of Interaction, the web server companion for dynamic social
websites that adapts to the visitor. Interaction is the first application
to take advantage of server-side XML 1.0 for dynamic websites. The software
works with Mac OS Web servers, generating HTML on the fly from XML
documents. An evaluation copy can be downloaded from
Interaction allows professional webmasters to benefit from the efficiency
and flexibility of extensible markup for developing and maintaining today's
websites. The application provides wizards to create, inspect and modify
extensible markup, liberating the author from detailed knowledge of the XML
[MD1] Apple/HP Announce Printer Alliance
Apple and Hewlett-Packard Announce Printer Alliance
CUPERTINO, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire -- Apple Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq:
AAPL - news) and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HWP - news) today announced
that they are partnering to deliver HP's state-of-the-art printers to
Macintosh(R) customers. As part of the agreement, HP will make future
ink-jet printers compatible with the Mac(R) OS. In addition, Apple will
resell a selection of HP's ink-jet printers to its education customers.
``HP is very happy to be recognized as Apple's premiere ink-jet printer
partner,'' said Antonio Perez, VP and GM of HP's Consumer Products Group.
``HP has a long history of providing world-class Macintosh-connect
products, including LaserJet and DeskJet printers, ScanJet scanners and
DesignJet large format printers that complement Apple's product offerings.
This agreement will enable HP to provide state-of-the-art printing
technologies to a broad range of Macintosh users.''
``Apple and HP are working together...
[MD1] HyperCard 2.4
Apple's New HyperCard 2.4 Now Available; Latest Version of HyperCard
Leverages Powerful QuickTime 3 Capabilities
CUPERTINO, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq:
AAPL - news) today announced the availability of HyperCard 2.4, the latest
version of the Company's custom software development tool used to create
interactive applications primarily for training and education. HyperCard
2.4 leverages QuickTime 3's rich array of video and audio capabilities,
making it possible to easily add sophisticated multimedia experiences to
existing or new applications. Building on the power of QuickTime 3,
HyperCard 2.4 lets users work directly with more than 30 standard media
HyperCard 2.4's new features include a suite of commands and properties,
offering users who write HyperTalk scripts the ability to: establish links
from HyperCard stacks to QuickTime movies, QuickTime VR scenes, and the
World Wide Web; navigate quickly to predefined locations in a QuickTime...
[MD1] Analyzer 1.0 for FileMaker
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WAVES IN MOTION RELEASES ANALYZER 1.0 FOR FILEMAKER
New development tool thoroughly documents and analyzes FileMaker projects.
Waves in Motion
152 Evelyn Avenue, Suite 101
Toronto, Ontario M6P 2Z7
TORONTO, Canada. April 27, 1998. Ask a room full of FileMaker developers
what they like least about their job, and most will tell you it's the
prospect of making changes to projects with hundreds or even thousands of
elements, where something as simple as deleting a single field can affect
any number of layouts, calculations, relationships, and scripts.
This is a problem Vince Menanno knows all too well. As the principal of
Waves in Motion, he has been working with FileMaker for almost a decade.
"Sure, with a new project you have the time to organize everything from
scratch," he says. "But all too often I'm called in to fix someone else's
[MD1] ShrinkWrap 3.0 - Japan
International Media Contact:
Jennifer Lyng or Nicole Rowland
ALADDIN SYSTEMS, INC. AND ACT2 SHIP DISK IMAGE UTILITY, SHRINKWRAP 3.0 JAPAN
New Version Expands Capabilities For Complete Disk Imaging Needs,
Users Can Now Distribute Floppy Disks Over The Internet
Watsonville, CA-- April 24, 1998-- Aladdin Systems, Inc., developer of the
worldwide Macintosh compression and installation standards StuffIt(R) and
InstallerMaker(tm), has incorporated its award winning compression
technology and electronic commerce capabilities in ShrinkWrap(tm) 3.0 for
the Japanese market.
ShrinkWrap is a utility that can easily turn a disk into an electronically
transmittable file (via the Internet, etc.) and then just as easily, return
it to an exact disk image of the original source disk. ShrinkWrap 3.0
supports all commonly used image file formats, it provides StuffIt
compression capabilities, and 40-bit encryption for international and
[MD1] MaxumPack Pro Bundle
Press Contact: Kelly Kral
Maxum Development Announces MaxumPack Pro Bundle
April 23, 1998 -- Maxum Development Corporation announces the release of
the MaxumPack Pro, a software bundle that includes Maxum's most popular
Internet server development tools. At the same time, the standard MaxumPack
has been streamlined and is now offered at a reduced price.
Maxum initiated the Internet server tools category more than three years
ago. Since that time, Maxum products have been used by a wide range of Web
developers, from building small departmental Intranets to creating
full-service commercial on-line services. To meet the needs of the broad
range of developers, many of Maxum's products have recently been introduced
in "Standard" and "Professional" versions.
"Smaller Internet developers usually need all of the features that larger
sites do, just on a smaller scale," said John O'Fallon, President of Maxum.
[MD1] VOODOO v1.8.1
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH
phone: +43 (7236) 3338-82
fax: +43 (7236) 3338-30
NEW VERSION 1.8.1 OF VERSION CONTROL TOOL VOODOO AVAILABLE
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, April-23-1998, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH today announced
the availability of VOODOO v1.8.1, the company's award-winning version
control tool. The update, which is free to all registered owners of VOODOO
1.8, can be obtained directly from UNI SOFTWARE PLUS' Web site
(http://www.unisoft.co.at/products/voodoo.html) as well as from any
The update offers a number of new features as well as some other improvements:
+ The new command Add Folder Structure lets you add a whole subtree
of your local workspace to the VOODOO project structure.
+ The new command Reset All Local Paths may be very useful if you have
to move your VOODOO project...
[MD1] Blacklisting with Stalker Internet Mail Server 1.6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stalker Software Announces Stalker Internet Mail Server 1.6
Key features: New Blacklisting (RBL) implementation, support for mobile
users, still FREE
MILL VALLEY, CA - April 22th, 1998 - Since the first free public release of
Stalker's Internet Mail Server, it has been consistently upgraded with new
performance enhancements. The most recent public version to be released
1.6, offers the latest technologies for mail servers including anti-spam
features and better administrative additions.
IP Blacklisting has been proven to be the most efficient way to cut
unsolicited E-mail ("spam") messages: mail servers with IP blacklisting
implemented rejects all messages that come from known offenders. However,
spammers may change their providers and IP addresses, and new spammers
appear every week. This makes the job of keeping the Black List current an
everyday duty for mail server administrators.
The DNS-based blacklisting is a new emerging technology that automates this...
[MD1] Dreamweaver 1.2
For more information, contact: For Immediate Release
MACROMEDIA INTRODUCES DREAMWEAVER 1.2
Leading Visual Web Authoring Tool Now Compatible with 3.0 and 4.0 Browsers
to Deliver High-Impact Web Pages over Low-Bandwidth Internet Connections
San Francisco, Calif. -- April 21, 1998 -- Macromedia (NASDAQ: MACR) today
announced a new release of Dreamweaver, the leading visual tool for
professional Web site design. Dreamweaver 1.2 enables web developers to
deploy high-impact web pages over low-bandwidth Internet connections that
take advantage of advanced Dynamic HTML features for users of 4.0 browsers,
while maintaining compatibility with 3.0 browsers. This new release also
includes several new enhancements that improve web developer productivity
and enhance ease of use.
Macromedia also today announced that the recommended retail price of
Dreamweaver 1.2 will remain at $299 US, the same as the introductory price
[MD1] New Font for Programmers
Match Software introduces a new font, for Windows, Macintosh and OS/2,
which eases greatly the programming task, and clarity of listings.
This font has been conceived by programmers, to help programmers get the
best listings, and avoid mistakes common with regular fonts. Here are the
1. Fixed width font.
2. Exaggerated distinction between similar characters
3. Heavy emphasis on punctuation characters
Online catalog, online shopping with immediate delivery, and free samples
for Windows, Macintosh & OS/2.
[MD1] Clixsounds Developer Survey
Clixsounds is expanding its product line to support the developer community
and is seeking the input of developers, regardless of the platform you
create on or for. If you are a multimedia, web site, or database designer,
or if you are a software, game, or entertainment developer, we invite you
to participate in our developer survey. Your input will help us to develop
superior products that meet your needs and those of the development
To participate in our survey, please visit:
P.O. Box 721002
Oklahoma City, OK
[MD1] NetProfessional Selects Editorial Board
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NETPROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE SELECTS EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
-- Professional Journal for Network Administrators and Webmasters
draws from ranks of Mac Internet tools developers, net administrators
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 21, 1998 -- Xplain Corporation, publisher
of NetProfessional magazine, today unveiled the editorial team creating the
new magazine. The Editor and Editorial Advisory Board have collectively
more than 100 years of experience in Internet publishing, LAN management,
and networking Macs in cross-platform environments, and they said they are
eager to share their knowledge with readers.
Leading the team is Editor Raines Cohen, Founding Editor of NetProfessional
under the previous publisher for the magazine's first year of publication.
Cohen has 19 years of experience in the computer industry, fifteen years as
an online publisher, nine years in Computer...
[MD1] Final Beta of SpotCheck 1.1
GenieWorks, LLC would like to announce our first general beta release of
SpotCheck 1.1, with full support for the Java1.1.x language and APIs.
SpotCheck is a language-based editor that "knows" the Java language. It is
designed to help a Java programmer produce correct code without relying on
confusing and untimely feedback from a compiler.
Specifically, SpotCheck identifies syntax errors and semantic errors
(undefined names, type mismatches, etc.) -- those errors normally returned
by a compiler. This analysis is performed after each edit, giving the
programmer immediate feedback on errors.
SpotCheck provides a host of additional features, including:
* smart links to name declarations
* cross-referenced Java APIs
* editing with popup menus
* interfaces to helper apps to compile & run
* hierarchical project browsing
* color-coded syntax
For more information, or to download a free, fully-functional demo of
SpotCheck 1.1, visit (http://www....
[MD1] TidBITS Turns Eight
A hearty happy birthday to our friends over at TidBITS...
From: "Adam C. Engst" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: TidBITS Turns Eight
In this day and age of "serving you since February!" I thought I'd mention
quickly that as of April 16th, TidBITS has been published weekly for eight
years on the Internet. So far we've heard of only one other regularly
published, edited publication that has been published solely online for
longer (The Irish Emigrant, which started in 1987
During these 8 years and 425 issues of reporting on topics of interest to
the Macintosh Internet community, TidBITS has amassed over 68,000 readers
in some 120 countries. Below are some subscription numbers for selected
top-level domains and ISPs from our primary mailing list that you might
The most 25 popular domains are currently:
US Commercial (.com) 18439
Network (.net) 9584
US Educational (.edu...
[MD1] MRJ SDK 2.0.1ea3 now available
4/15/98 Bulletin from Apple:
Apple Posts Early Access 3 Release of MRJ SDK 2.0.1
Apple has just posted a new version of its Software Development Kit (SDK)
for Mac OS Runtime for Java (MRJ). This version, 2.0.1 early access 3,
includes incremental updates to several Java tools and libraries, including
JBindery, a useful tool for packaging Java software into double-clickable
applications. It also includes for the first time, MPW versions of Java
tools and source code for "SimpleRunner", an application that illustrates
how to use Apple's JManager library for running Java applets.
The SDK can be downloaded from
[MD1] Apple Reports $55 Million in Quarterly Profits
Apple Reports $55 Million in Quarterly Profits
CUPERTINO, California--April 15, 1998--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
profits of $55 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.38 for its
second fiscal quarter ending March 27, 1998, up from a loss of $708
million, or $(5.64) per share, in the prior year quarter. The Company's net
loss in the prior year quarter was $178 million exclusive of non-recurring
Revenues for the quarter were $1.4 billion, down from $1.6 billion in the
prior year quarter. International sales accounted for 50 percent of total
revenues. Unit shipments were 650,000, an 8 percent increase from the prior
year quarter. Gross margins for the quarter were 25 percent, up from 19
percent in the prior year quarter.
"Apple had a great quarter, no question about it," said Steve Jobs, Apple's
interim CEO. "We are very pleased with the strong demand for our Power
Macintosh G3 computers, which accounted for 51 percent of all units sold."
"The G3s' higher margins...
[MD1] QuickDNS Pro 2.1
MEN & MICE
Tel +354 520 5303
--New release of QuickDNS Pro, version 2.1, offers more flexibility and
ease of use, enhances server performance--
Reykjavik, Iceland, April 15, 1998 --- Men & Mice's cutting edge DNS server
for the Mac OS, QuickDNS Pro, now provides more capabilities and ease of
use with the latest release, version 2.1, as well as enhancing server
performance. The upgrade includes user configurable log levels, domain
setup assistance for classless reverse domains, and direct importing of DNS
text files to the QuickDNS admin program.
User configurable log levels in QuickDNS Pro 2.1 enables administrators to
control the degree of server logging. By reducing the log level, users can
increase performance on busy servers and minimize the log file size. The
new version also provides domain setup assistance for classless reverse
domains, easing administration of reverse domains for blocks...
[MD1] Funnel Web 1.7
April 14, 1998 -- Please note that Funnel Web 1.7 has just been released
and supports a number of new features and improvements. The most notable
change is the new floating palette and performance boost of over 50-100% on
large log files.
Demonstration versions and updaters are available from the Active Concepts
Web site at: http://www.activeconcepts.com
Other notable changes include:
Version 1.7 (14 April, 1998)
* Fixed crash with certain IIS 3.0 logs which contained custom fields
* Fixed problem with Sonic logs which contained a non standard field at the
end of each line
* Redesigned main palette interface in line with Version 2.0 features
* Added path checking routine prior to analysis
* Added new "Ignore self referrals" option when generating referral reports.
* Fixed problem with some Apache logs which contain embedded inverted
commas in the referral field
* Improved performance by up to 50% or greater for larger log files
* Added drag and drop support to the...
For Immediate Release
Information Arts, Inc.
Information Arts, Inc.
New Multi-Platform InstallAnywhere Family Addresses Needs of Java(tm)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Zero G Software, Inc., the upstart company that has
quietly assumed the lead in Java(tm) installer authoring tools, today
introduced the InstallAnywhere(tm) 2 family of platform-independent
installer tools for small- to commercial-range developers looking to deploy
software to multiple platforms. The InstallAnywhere 2 family is especially
tailored to the needs of Java developers and includes three products:
InstallAnywhere 2 Standard Edition for mid-range developers which is
available immediately for $995; InstallAnywhere 2 Express, designed for
small, independent developers and scheduled for release in April; and
InstallAnywhere 2 Commercial Edition for large commercial and MIS software
developers which will...
[MD1] eMerge 1.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GALLEON SOFTWARE RELEASES EMERGE 1.5
New version features file attachments, international character support,
improved mail engine, address book import from popular e-mail readers,
and improved duplicate processing.
366 Adelaide Street East--Suite 327
Toronto, Ontario M5A 3X9
TORONTO, Canada. April 14, 1998. If you've ever looked at the full headers
of an e-mail message, you'll have seen the circuitous route it travelled
before arriving in your mailbox. Normally everything works just fine, but
with every hop along the way you increase the risk of delays or even the
rejection of especially large attachments.
eMerge has always included its own e-mail engine designed to connect
directly to the mail server of everyone on your mailing list. But with
eMerge 1.5, Galleon Software has introduced the ability to include
attachments, and the...
[MD1] Flash File Format: Open Net Standard
For Immediate Release
MACROMEDIA TO MAKE FLASH FILE FORMAT
AVAILABLE AS OPEN INTERNET STANDARD
Microsoft, RealNetworks, @Home, Associated Press, WebTV, IBM, Broderbund
and Other Industry Leaders Support Effort
San Francisco, CA -- April 14, 1998 -- Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR)
today announced it is making its popular Flash file format (.swf) available
as an open Internet standard for vector graphics and animation. The move
enables platform vendors to provide a more attractive environment to
content publishers, allows web designers to make animation a standard
element in their web site designs, and enables developers to deliver
Flash-compatible authoring and editing tools. The announcement to
standardize Flash receives widespread support from Microsoft, RealNetworks,
@Home, Associated Press, WebTV, IBM, Broderbund, and a host of other
"Web designers and publishers have to compete for consumer...
[MD1] Flash 3: Server-based Flash Generator
For Immediate Release
MACROMEDIA INTRODUCES FLASH 3,
UNVEILS NEW SERVER-BASED FLASH GENERATOR
Major Upgrade of the Internet's Leading Tool for Vector Graphics and
Animation Debuts New Server-Side Solution for Generating Data-Driven Web
San Francisco, Calif. *April 14, 1998*Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today
announced a major upgrade of Macromedia Flash, the leading design tool for
interactive vector graphics and animation on the Web. The company also
unveiled Macromedia Flash Generator, a powerful new server-based product
for the real-time generation of web graphics and animation.
"Flash has enabled many of the world's most innovative web designers to
create engaging, interactive Internet destinations," said Rob Burgess,
president and chief executive officer at Macromedia. "Now with Flash
Generator, Flash graphics can be automatically generated for a wide range
of new business and commerce applications....
[MD1] Pictorius iNet: Visual Programming for the Web
For Immediate Release
Pictorius iNet Developer Brings Visual Programming to the Web
Tuesday April 14, 1998 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - Pictorius
Incorporated today announced that their iNet Developer product now supports
true, data-driven, object-oriented web application development. Pictorius
has developed a Gallery on their web site highlighting the power of iNet
Developer, its visual programming environment and unique On-Demand HTML
technology. It is available at: http://www.pictorius.com
Leveraging their completely visual programming language, Prograph,
Pictorius has built iNet Developer into a web application framework with a
collection of Internet services that allow professional web developers the
ability to quickly build powerful web applications. Pictorius iNet
Developer is the only Web development environment that has been created
specifically for the Internet professional services industry.
[MD1] Tango 3.1
For Immediate Release
EveryWare's Tango 3.1 Allows Independent Software Vendors to Take Advantage
of "Run Time Solution" Capabilities
April 14th, 1998--San Francisco, CA--EveryWare Development Inc. (ASE:EVE)
today introduced Tango Enterprise 3.1 to the development community at
CNet's Web.Builder Conference and Technology Showcase in San Francisco.
Using the Tango Enterprise 3.1 Application Specific Release, Marcus
Technology, Inc. in New York City can now build complex dynamic Web
applications quickly and efficiently for resale. In the past, Marcus
Technology, Inc. was faced with costly Application Servers for each resale
of an application. By using Tango Enterprise 3.1's new ability to limit
deployment to a specific Tango Application Server the firm is able to build
a solution and market it to many customers in a cost-effective manner.
Marcus Technology's premiere product, WebDLMS (Digital Library Management
System), gives customers the ability to access, retrieve and download their...
[MD1] MacHack Early Registration Reminder
Save $100 if you register by Wednesday, April 15.
1264 Bedford Road.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI
Registration Fees until April 15, 1998:
Attendee: $425 Speaker: $325
After April 15th:
Attendee: $525 Speaker: $425
[MD1] Drumbeat 2.0
ELEMENTAL SOFTWARE AND CHILI!SOFT CO-MARKETING AGREEMENT MAKES IT EASY TO
CREATE ACTIVE SERVER PAGES ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS WITHOUT THE NEED TO CODE
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 13, 1998 -- Without writing a line of code, Web
professionals and business users can now create and deploy dynamic,
database-driven Web sites that take advantage of Microsoft's Active Server
Page (ASP) technology across a wide range of Web server platforms,
including Lotus Domino and Netscape Enterprise Information Servers.
Elemental Software and Chili!Soft, Inc. today announced a cooperative
marketing agreement that delivers Drumbeat 2.0 Web assembly software from
Elemental Software and Chili!Soft's Chili!ASP Web application server
technology with the shipping versions of each others' products.
"Drumbeat 2.0 is all about enabling mere mortals to build Web sites that
look great, and actually do what businesses need them to do," said Peter
Hirshberg, Elemental Software CEO and president, "Active Server Pages are
[MD1] SMART SERIAL 6 - T1 Edition
Richmond, CA --- April 13, 1998 --- Keyspan, the leading provider of serial
communications cards for PCI-based Macintosh computers, announced the
availability of its SMART SERIAL 6 - T1 Edition. The T1 Edition combines a
SMART SERIAL 6 high speed serial communications card with specially
developed HDLC line drivers and a synchronous PPP Communications Toolbox
tool. This package enables PowerPC Macintosh computers to transfer data
synchronously at T1 rates. Suggested retail pricing is $699.
SMART SERIAL 6 - T1 Edition features
The Smart Serial 6 is an intelligent multiport serial communications card
for use with Power Macintosh and with other Mac OS-based personal computers
which utilize the PCI local bus. This card includes two ports which support
T1 data rates as well as numerous serial interfaces including RS-232,
RS-422, RS-449, RS-485, V.35, and X.21.
Using the SMART SERIAL 6 - T1 Edition
The SMART SERIAL 6 - T1 Edition has been deployed by AILINK, a European
[MD1] Nodester v1.5
Attention Nodester Users:
Nodester v1.5 Upgrade Special Now Available!
Nodester v1.5 is finally here and Roundabout Logic, Inc. is making a
special offer to you! As a registered Nodester user you can get it for just
$29.95* plus shipping & handling. With this upgrade you not only get the
great features that v1.5 offers but you also get Apple's new QuickTime 3.0
Pro, which normally sells for $29.99 by itself.
Along with the release of Nodester v1.5, we're proud to announce the
Nodester & Widgetizer Duet - a complete panoramic and object movie editing
solution all in one package! If you're a Nodester user and would like to
enter the world of QTVR object movies, we're offering you the Nodester &
Widgetizer Duet for just $99.00** plus shipping & handling. This includes
the Nodester v1.5 Upgrade, Widgetizer v1.0 and Apple's QuickTime 3.0 Pro.
You cant beat the savings considering Widgetizer v1.0 and QuickTime Pro
sell for $149.00 and $29.99 by themselves!
Enough with the...
[MD1] MacPerl Reference
This announcement is from:
Prime Time Freeware, (email@example.com)
We are pleased to announce the availability of "MacPerl: Power and Ease": a
tutorial, cookbook, and reference for Perl 5 on the Macintosh (both the
Finder and MPW!). If you have been wishing you could use Perl on your Mac,
wondering about trying Perl, or merely curious what all the fuss is about,
this book should answer your questions. And, best of all, it's free!
Yes, we've put the entire (400-page) book up for HTML access! Just visit:
The rest of the MacPerl Pages (http://www.ptf.com/MacPerl) will tell you
how to get a copy of MacPerl via FTP, join the email list, etc.
Or, if you decide you really need this book (in convenient printed form,
including an HFS-format CD-ROM), we'll be more than happy to sell you a
copy! Just send us your order or ask for it at your favorite technical/
"MacPerl: Power and Ease"
Vicki Brown and Chris Nandor
[MD1] Fantasm 5.1
For immediate release.
Lightsoft is pleased to announce the release of Fantasm version 5.1.
11 Apr 98 -- Fantasm is a Macintosh assembly language development
environment allowing the creation of 68K, PowerPC and FAT applications,
code resources and fragments. For the first time ever, Fantasm is native on
both PowerMacs and 68K Macintosh's.
Version 5.1 is a significant update. This release combines many user
suggestions with a host of powerful new features and a tremendous speed
Fantasm 5.10 now additionally includes:
Universal Mac OS header files providing a uniform system interface for
assembly language programmers.
Enhanced user interface, to facilitiate a faster and more powerful working
environment including pop-up labels and sequential error jumping.
LXT - a 68K assembly language to PowerPC fragment cross-translator (also
useful as a low level portable language).
Instruction and directive replacement (allowing assemblers, compilers and
cross assemblers to be written using...
[MD1] Myrmidon 2.1
NEW TERRY MORSE MYRMIDON VERSION RELEASED --
ADDING SUPPORT FOR GOLIVE CYBERSTUDIO
Los Altos, CA -- March 9, 1998 -- Terry Morse Software released version 2.1
of their award winning web page converter, Terry Morse Myrmidon. This new
version contains several enhancements to its exclusive Wizzy-Web
technology for accurate conversion of any Mac file into a web page.
Included in Terry Morse Myrmidon 2.1 are the first results of a partnership
between Terry Morse Software and GoLive Systems, makers of GoLive
CyberStudio--the Eddy award winning web authoring and site maintenance
application. Because of the CyberStudio enhancements in Myrmidon 2.1, all
text and graphics in a Myrmidon-created web page appear on a layout grid in
CyberStudio. Changes can be made to the page layout simply by dragging
objects across the grid. There is no easier way to edit a Myrmidon-created
web page. Information on CyberStudio can found at: (http://www.golive.com).
Other enhancements in the new version include...
[MD1] "Teach!" version 4
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Acrux Software announces "Teach!" version 4. Price reductions and new
features added to Mac-only multi-media authoring program.
Contact: Mike Thorpe, Acrux Software
tel/fax: 31 20 6261899
(Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 9 1998)--Acrux Software, a provider of
Macintosh educational software and courseware, today announced the release
of version 4 of "Teach!": a Mac-only multi-media authoring toolkit
specifically designed for the education community.
Teach! was recently rated as "excellent" in an "About This Particular Mac"
review, and earned 4 out of 5 mouse points in a MacUser UK review - and
both reviews were based on the previous version of the program!
Version 4 includes many improvements to the program's user interface. Most
noticable are the "pop-up palettes" (inspired by the pop-up windows in Mac
OS 8). These palettes "pop-up" when you click on one of their titles, which
the program keeps neatly arranged along the...
[MD1] Joy 1.09
For immediate release.
AAA+ SOFTWARE SHIPS RELEASE 1.09 OF JOY
Vienna, 9 April 1998 -- AAA+ Software announces the availability of update
1.09 of Joy, the company's developer productivity and rapid application
development tool. Joy applications run on Windows 95/NT, Apple Rhapsody,
and OPENSTEP/MachOS. No porting or compiling is required.
In its recent review of Joy 1.08, NEXTTOYOU magazine
(http://www.nexttoyou.de) "highly recommended" Joy "to all Rhapsody and
The new update adds what NEXTTOYOU missed: an easy-to-use hyperlinked help
system covering all Joy commands.
Joy makes Yellow Box programming easy. The entire functionality of the
Yellow Box frameworks is accessible through Joy scripts. Scripts can
interact with and create any object, class, or method. In addition, Joy
encompasses the entire command set of Tcl 8.0.
The software is available for free download at:
There are two license types: Joy Explorer and...
[MD1] Apple To Announce Software Strategy at WWDC
Apple To Announce Software Strategy at Worldwide Developer Conference
CUPERTINO, California-April 9, 1998-Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
that Steve Jobs Interim CEO will outline Apple's software strategy during
his opening keynote at Apple's 1998 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC)
in mid-May. The five day developer conference will cover all aspects of
Apple's technology and business, including Mac OS, Rhapsody, QuickTime,
ColorSync, AppleScript, WebObjects, marketing initiatives and future
Apple's WWDC runs from May 11-15 at the San Jose Convention Center in San
Jose, California. Developers worldwide can register for the conference at
"At WWDC we are planning to announce Apple's software strategy to the
worldwide community of Macintosh developers," said Steve Jobs, Apple's
interim CEO. "We think this is a meeting developers won't want to miss."
Cost & Registration
The cost of the five day conference is U.S. $1,045 per...