[MD1] ADR Returns to CD instead of FTP Seeding
Apple Developer Relations has chosen to immediately shut down our FTP
seeding server due to serious violations against the Apple Seeding Projects
Prototype License and Confidentiality Agreement (NDA) by some developers in
the Apple Technology Seeding Program. We apologize for the inconvenience
this causes those of you who have respected the terms of the NDA. The
server will remain closed until further notice. Seeding Program
participants will continue to receive software via the monthly Apple
Technology Seed CD.
Apple Developer Relations
[MD1] DevDepot Launches Worldwide Campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
805-494-9797 x 105
DevDepot Launches Worldwide Campaign
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA -- December 5, 1997 -- Xplain Corporation, the parent
company of DevDepot, announced today it is launching the next step
in its worldwide campaign for the catalog.
When DevDepot was introduced to the Mac market in May 1996, the
clear goal was to become the premier source for Macintosh development tools
and related products. Since its introduction, the catalog has been
experiencing tremendous growth in size and popularity, so the excitement
surrounding this campaign will definitely be well received within the
Earlier this year, Apple began to focus its efforts to support the
marketing programs for the Mac OS, Rhapsody, and broadening the
availability of Mac OS tools. As part of this new focus, the last issue of
the Apple Developer Catalog was February 1997, and on October 31 1997, ADC
closed its online catalog as well. Apple...
[MD1] MacStandardBasic 3.1 just $29.95
Macintosh users can get new Visual MacStandardBasic 3.1 just $29.95
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, December 4th, 1997: ZCurve Software has announced Visual
MacStandardBasic 3.1 has been released and that, for a limit time,
Macintosh users can get their own copy for just $29.95. Visual
MacStandardBasic normally has a retail price of $99.
Professional Macintosh applications can be visually created in
minutes.Visual MacStandardBasic uses and extends BASIC's easy to learn
format to utilize the power of the Macintosh. It is easy for users to
integrate sound, speech, color graphics, sprite animation, movies into
Users can purchase and download the complete Visual MacStandardBasic
package from the ZCurve Software website (www.zcurve.com). Currently,
Macintosh users anywhere in the world can get Visual MacStandardBasic
within minutes over the Internet.
Visual MacStandardBasic is also available from DevDepot. Developer
Depot is a leader in providing software products to Macintosh users...
[MD1] Association of Mac Trainers
THE ASSOCIATION OF MACINTOSH TRAINERS
(Newport News, VA) -- We are pleased to announce the establishment of the
Association of Macintosh Trainers. The purpose of the association is to
establish an international network of Apple Macintosh computer trainers,
instructors and educators that is easily accessible to end users and to
help facilitate and improve upon the quality of Macintosh computer support.
The association was founded in 1991, has a current membership roster of
over 100 members and has received over 3,500 inquiries from all over the
world. The membership includes individual trainers and instructors,
computer retailers, consultants, government agencies and educators from
public school systems, colleges and universities.
The Association of Macintosh Trainers can be contacted through Jimmy J.
Davies, President, P.O. Box 2743, Newport News, Virginia 23609,
757-877-9463, Fax 757-877-9463, eMail: email@example.com, or visit our web site
[MD1] WebSTAR PowerKey Pro Tickler
StarNine and Sophisticated Circuits are proud to announce the release of
the WebSTAR PowerKey Pro Ticker Plug-In, now available for download at
ebSTAR PowerKey Pro Tickler is a WebSTAR Plug-In that periodically sends a
USER TIMER AppleEvent to the PowerKey Pro powerstrip from Sophisticated
Circuits. In the event of a WebSTAR crash this allows the PowerKey Pro to
restart the server machine.
When WebSTAR is running normally, the WebSTAR PowerKey Pro Tickler sets the
User Timer to 5 minutes at one-minute intervals. Once set, the User Timer
starts counting down to zero. As long as WebSTAR is running, the Tickler
will continue to reset the User Timer, so it will never reach zero. If the
User Timer ever actually reaches zero, it means that WebSTAR has stopped
resetting it, usually due to a crash or freeze. PowerKey Pro will then
execute the "When Timer Expires" Event. This will restart the system...
[MD1] Metrowerks Announces 1Q98 Results
METROWERKS ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 1998 REVENUES OF US$6.2 MILLION
Company Records Profit of US$237,000, or $0.02 per Share, for Quarter
AUSTIN, Texas-December 1, 1997- Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK), a provider of software development tools, today announced its
results of operations for the first quarter of its fiscal year ending July
31, 1998 (Q1FYJuly98).
Revenues for Q1FYJuly98 totaled US$6.15 million, an increase of 65% over
revenues of US$3.77 million for the corresponding Q1FYJuly97. Revenues for
Q4FYJuly97 totaled US$6.23 million. As in previous years, revenues for
Q1FYJuly98 were approximately the same as revenues for Q4FYJuly 97.
In Q1 FYJuly98, the Company reported a net profit of US$237,000 (US$0.02
per share on a fully diluted basis), compared to a net loss of US$135,000
(US$0.01 per share) for the corresponding Q1FYJuly97, and compared to net
income of US$155,000 for the previous quarter, Q4FYJuly97.
The Company completed a financing during the quarter,...
[MD1] QuickTime 3.0 Developer Preview Release
Apple Delivers Public QuickTime 3.0
Developer Preview Release
CUPERTINO, California--Dec. 1, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
it has reached a major milestone in the development of QuickTime 3.0 with
the public availability of the QuickTime 3.0 Developer Preview Release.
QuickTime 3.0 is the latest version of the Company's award-winning,
industry-standard software architecture for creating and publishing digital
media for Mac OS and Windows. The QuickTime 3.0 Developer Preview Release
is available for immediate download from the web at:
Apple has already aggressively seeded an early QuickTime 3.0 prototype to
key developers including companies creating powerful digital media. These
QuickTime developers include Adobe, Avid Technology, Broderbund, Cinebase,
Equilibrium, Go Live, Macromedia, Media 100, Puffin Designs, Radius, Terran
Interactive and TrueVision. Having gained positive feedback from seeded
developers, Apple is now making...
[MD1] Apple Announces WebObjects 3.5
Apple Announces WebObjects 3.5
Premier Internet Development Environment Enhances Ease-of-Use, Java
Support, Leverages Customer Experience to Better Develop and Deploy
Mission-Critical Applications over the Web
CUPERTINO, California--Dec. 1, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
today announced WebObjects 3.5, the latest enhancement to Apple's
market-leading web application development platform. The newest version of
WebObjects dramatically enhances ease-of-use with its Direct-to-Web
technology, and improves Java support. WebObjects has transformed the way
many companies approach web commerce and development. Many of the new
features found in WebObjects 3.5 are the direct result of input from these
WebObjects combines Apple's strength in web content creation with
industrial-strength performance, scalability and connectivity capabilities
to deliver an ideal platform for developing transactional content. The
platform enables the seamless collaboration of application...
[MD1] Roaster Licenses ObjectSpace Voyager
Roaster Technologies Licenses ObjectSpace Voyager(TM) As Primary Java
Interface For Distributed Computing
-- mobile agents with CORBA and DCOM communication provide customers core
development infrastructure for distributed Java applications--
Cambridge, MA - December 1, 1997 - Roaster Technologies today announced
that it has licensed ObjectSpace Voyager(TM), the Agent ORB for Java from
ObjectSpace, Inc., as the core Java interface for distributed programming
using the Roaster Technologies Java development environments. Roaster
Technologies will include ObjectSpace Voyager in its Roaster Enterprise(TM)
and Roaster Data Edition(TM) products and extend its development
environments to allow customers to build distributed applications quickly,
easily, and with great power and flexibility.
"We selected ObjectSpace Voyager as the primary vehicle for delivering
multi-tiered, distributed Java applications with Roaster Enterprise because
of its diversity and ease of use," said John Dhabolt,...
[MD1] BLaCKSMITH Offer Classes-Dynamic Web Applications
Apple, BLaCKSMITH Offer Classes On Creating Dynamic Web Applications
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 25, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
and BLaCKSMITH, Inc., an object-oriented software development and services
company, have joined together to deliver training programs on Apple's
market-leading web development platform, WebObjects. Geared for corporate
programmers and analysts, the WebObjects programming course is designed to
make it easier for attendees to create dynamic web applications. The first
five-day session is scheduled to be held Jan. 26-30, 1998 at BLaCKSMITH's
training facilities in McLean, Va.
"BLaCKSMITH is a valued Apple Enterprise Alliance Program Member that has
created and delivered training classes on OPENSTEP and Java, provided
OPENSTEP consulting services, and developed shrink-wrap productivity
applications for both OPENSTEP and Rhapsody," says Sara Benson, director of
WebObjects and OPENSTEP customer training for Apple. "By including
WebObjects in their...
[MD1] Pyromania! Pro
VISUAL CONCEPT ENGINEERING (VCE, INC.) ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF "PYROMANIA!
PRO" CD-ROM TITLE: Third in a Series Provides Super Charged Explosions for
Multimedia, Broadcast Video and Game Developers
Hollywood, CA., November 15, 1997 -- Visual Concept Engineering, Inc.
(VCE), one of Hollywood's leading special effects houses, releases the
third in a series of CD-ROM titles depicting super-charged explosions,
entitled "Pyromania! Pro." The CD-ROM, with over 30 explosive visual
effects images (including a spectacular car explosion) that can be used
royalty free, has been designed for multimedia, broadcast video and game
developers with a professional's requirements in mind. The announcement was
made today by VCE President/Founder Peter Kuran, the producer of
Mr. Kuran is also the producer of "Pyromania: Playing with Fire" and
Pyromania 2," each of which has recorded extraordinary sales successes from
multimedia producers around the world. Each of the three CD-ROMs in the
[MD1] Joy introductory offer expires this week
Joy introductory offer expires this week
Vienna, November 25, 1997. Till November 30, Joy, the must-have tool for
Rhapsody developers, can be ordered at discounted introductory prices: $49
for Joy Explorer and $299 for Joy Developer. Free evaluation keys are
available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org, implying no further
obligations. These enable all features of Joy Developer, and can be used
with the demo version, which came on the Rhapsody Developer CD. To download
it or order Joy go to http://www.aaa-plus.com/joy/order
The offer applies to all platforms: Joy for Rhapsody/PPC, Joy for
Rhapsody/Intel, Joy for Windows NT/95, Joy for OPENSTEP/MachOS.
Typical uses of Joy include:
- interactive exploration of Rhapsody frameworks
- prototyping solutions
- rapid application development
- automated testing and debugging of Rhapsody applications
Joy Explorer includes a dynamic class browser, embeddable in any
application. It allows you to browse the class tree, inspect objects,...
[MD1] Command Tags to XML
BRIDGE ALLOWS MAC WEBMASTERS TO EASILY
UPGRADE FROM COMMAND TAGS TO XML
November 25, 1997 -- Media Design in*Progress today released a bridge from
the proprietary command-tag constructs of NetCloak (TM) to markup that
adheres to the syntax and semantics of XML and established open markup
"An increasing number of Webmasters realize that adhering to established
markup standards has major advantages for long-term maintainance of
websites" say Terje Norderhaug of Media Design in*Progress. "Using the
Cloak Bridge, Webmasters that previously have depended on proprietary
command tags for dynamic pages can move on to benefit from standard markup
that covers the same purpose."
The Cloak Bridge allows documents with command tags to be imported by
Interaction. The bridge emulates all variations of the INSERT command tag
as well as macro inclusion. Webmasters can then substitute command tags
with corresponding XML constructs at their own pace, as well as use other
Subject: [ANN] SpotCheck, the program editor that knows Java
GenieWorks, LLC announces the release of SpotCheck 1.0 for the Macintosh.
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 1.0, visit (http://www.genieworks.com/).
[MD1] Build Counter tool
From: email@example.com (William Edward Woody)
Subject: [ANN] Build Counter tool for tracking number of builds.
Okay, this is a hack.
I needed a quick way to increment a 'build count' in a Macintosh project
I'm working on. So one afternoon, I hacked this together.
It's a Macintosh plugin for CodeWarrior that creates a 4 byte build count
resource in your Macintosh application. It's specifically a post-linker
plugin, which is invoked after your application is linked. And everytime
you build your application, the 4 byte count resource will be incremented
You can download this hack^H^H^H^H tool from:
Of course, as this is a quick hack, I cannot guarentee that this won't wipe
out your system, burn your apartment down, and cause your girlfriend to
leave you for an Windows 95 user.
Code released into public domain.
William Edward Woody | In...
[MD1] ProVUE Development's SiteWarrior
SiteWarrior Wages War On Web Site Complexity
ProVUE Development has released SiteWarrior, a new program that uses a
revolutionary approach for authoring and managing medium to large web
sites. This approach makes HTML coding faster, more flexible and more
productive by using an ultra fast RAM based database to manage the
structure of an entire web site. SiteWarrior automates tedious tasks such
as building tables, catalogs, tables of contents, navigation banners, links
to neighboring pages, and other repetitive elements within a web site.
Unlike most web authoring tools, SiteWarrior does not attempt to eliminate
the need for HTML with WYSIWYG features. Instead, SiteWarrior embraces HTML
and automates HTML production with custom "HTML factories" controlled by
user defined templates.
"For the past two years vendors have tried to convince me that I should
stop coding in HTML, but I find that direct HTML coding is still the way to
go", says SiteWarror beta tester Kevin Killion of Stone...
[MD1] Objective-Everything Release 5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Objective-Everything Release 5
Bethesda, Maryland. November 24, 1997. Today, TipTop Software, Inc. proudly
announced Release 5 of the Objective-Everything(tm) development system for
OpenStep (Rhapsody, Windows, and Mach), including Objective-Python,
Objective-Tcl, Objective-Perl, and Objective-Browser.
"We are excited to make the Objective-Everything technology widely
available" said Pedja Bogdanovich, TipTop President. "Objective-Everything
is the preeminent scripting solution for Yellow Box. It augments the Yellow
Box development with the power and flexibility of the world's most popular
high-level programming languages."
Objective-Everything provides true language independence for the OpenStep
(Yellow Box) object model. It allows you to develop programs for OpenStep
without being restricted by the lack of expressiveness, class libraries, or
other limitations of a particular programming language. With
Objective-Everything you can use the language best suited...
[MD1] NetCloak 2.5
Maxum Development Announces Release
Of NetCloak 2.5 Upgrade
November 24, 1997 -- Maxum Development Corporation, a leading developer of
Macintosh Web server tools, announces the release of NetCloak 2.5, a major
revision to the enormously popular Web server tool for creating dynamic Web
pages. NetCloak, the first commercial Web server tool ever available for
Macintosh, has been included on the Apple Internet Server Solution for well
over a year, and is now included as a standard component of Apple's
AppleShare IP 5.0.2 package. The new version adds dozens of new
capabilities, improved support for the wide range of servers available for
the Mac OS, better 3rd-party tools support, and more.
"NetCloak 2.5 is easily the biggest leap forward in functionality since we
released NetCloak 1.0 almost 3 years ago," said John O'Fallon, President of
Maxum. "The focus of NetCloak is still on ease-of-use, and with NetCloak
2.5, we are bringing higher-end Web site capabilities into the hands of...
[MD1] Object Plant 1.4.4
From: Mikael Arctaedius (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Version 1.4.4 of the Object Plant is now released. This version contains a
few bug fixes and one new feature. (You can find more details at the
There are updaters (from 1.4 and 1.4.3) and a full version available at:
The Object Plant is a shareware Object Oriented Analysis and Design tool
based on the Object Modeling Technique (OMT) notation but also supports a
subset of Unified Modeling Language (UML).
With the Object Plant you can create
+ Object Model diagrams
+ Event Trace diagrams
+ State diagrams
+ Use Case diagrams
Diagrams can be exported in PICT or EPS format. The information in the
Object Models can be used for generation of C++ or Java code. (Other
languages can also be generated by modifying the code generation template
System 7.1 or later
68020 or better
3 Mb free RAM
More information about the Object Plant can be found at
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lightsoft have introduced a new Fantasm 5 price (complete package) for
users who are students, unemployed or on a low income.
There is also a revised demo/unregistered package, including the PowerPC
assembler (in response to users requests).
More details can be found at our web page: (http://www.tau.it/lightsoft/)
For other details, or comments on this message, please email
Fantasm 5 is a totally revised version of the popular Macintosh Assembler
'Fantasm' (by Lightsoft). It contains, amongst other things, a graphical
project manager making it one of the easiest development environments to
use on the Mac, in addition to being THE development system for producing
fast PowerPC and 680x0 native code.
[MD1] Blue Box now avail for Rhapsody
Apple Extends Rhapsody Developer Release with Mac OS Compatibility
Environment, Code-Named "Blue Box"
Blue Box Enhances Investments in Mac OS by Enabling Rhapsody Support for
Current Mac OS Applications
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 19, 1997--At its European Developer Forum
(EDF), Apple Computer, Inc. today announced it is extending the
capabilities of its recently introduced Rhapsody Developer Release for
Power Macintosh by providing developers with the Mac OS compatibility
environment, code-named "Blue Box". Rhapsody is the code-name for Apple's
next-generation operating system. The Blue Box is a version of the Mac OS
running under Rhapsody in native mode, providing excellent speed and
responsiveness. The availability of the Blue Box enhances software
developer investments in the Mac OS by allowing existing Mac OS
applications to work with Rhapsody for Power Macintosh.
In October, as planned, Apple shipped the Rhapsody Developer Release for
Power Macintosh to more than 10,000 software...
[MD1] Mac F2C v1.3.6 is now available
From: MWRon@metrowerks.com (MW Ron)
Igor Mikolic-Torreira has asked me to let Fortran Warriors know that.....
Mac F2C v1.3.6 is now available at:
Version 1.3.6 is a quick fix that solves an incompatibility between Mac
F2C's f2c.h, the error functions in libF77 and CW Pro 2's (math.h) header
and the latest Universal headers.
Version 1.3.6 is fully compatible with CW Pro 2.
Mac F2C is a freeware FORTRAN-to-C translator.
[MD1] CWProjector 1.0b1 public beta
From: email@example.com (Richard Wesley)
Subject: [ANN] CWProjector 1.0b1 public beta
Electric Fish, Inc. announces the public beta of CWProjector, a version
control plugin for MetroWerks CodeWarrior, which allows you to use MPW's
Projector for source control without leaving the CodeWarrior IDE.
CWProjector provides an easy to use source-code control system, at minimal
cost, using established technology from Apple. It is well suited for
individuals and small organizations which want the benefits of source
control with a minimum of hassle and expense.
CWProjector 1.0b1 is available now at:
for more information, contact Richard Wesley,
[MD1] Rhapsody at BaNG
Bay Area Apple-NeXT GROUP Meeting
Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 PM in Apple Campus' Town Hall auditorium
4 Infinite Loop, Cupertino [off De Anza/Cupertino exit from 280]
Hit the Ground Running With Rhapsody Development
(Overviews, Hints and Testimonials from the Trenches ...)
For more info: (http://www.bang.org/meetings.html)
These real world figures have kindly agreed to present:
Dan Wood of Bear River Associates: "Mac Toolbox + PowerPlant + C++ Compared
Eric Simenel of Apple Computer , Inc.: "How a 12-year Mac Developer Veteran
Copes With Switching To Another Development Environment". A source code
review and demo of - "My First Yellow Application"
Steve Dekorte of Inquisit, Inc. and Robert Vasvari, consultant with
Inquisit, Inc.:"Real YellowBox Business Apps" - a very cool app using
AppKit and EOF, developed in 3 weeks.
Please join us for the presentation, demos, Q&A, and dinner after the
meeting at a nearby restaurant.
Dan Wood, a Mac programmer...
[MD1] FileMaker Pro Shipping Carts
Blue World Communications, Inc.
FILEMAKER PRO SHOPPING CARTS ON THE WEB DIRECTORY ANNOUNCED New Website
Serves as Premiere Resource for FileMaker Pro-based E-Commerce Solutions
Bellevue, WA - November 17, 1997 - Blue World Communications, Inc. today
announced the availability of "FileMaker Pro Shopping Carts on the Web",
the online directory of e-commerce websites using FileMaker Pro 3.0 & 4.0
for Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.1 and Mac OS from Claris Corporation.
The directory, located at http://www.blueworld.com/fmpro/carts/, allows
users to submit and search listings that showcase their online cyberstores.
"FileMaker Pro is an ideal database for building sophisticated Web commerce
solutions", said Bill Doerrfeld, President & CEO of Blue World. "We're
pleased to offer this directory as a service to the burgeoning FileMaker
Pro Internet community...
[MD1] ISO C++ Standard Passes
From: Bjarne Stroustrup, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Nov 14, the ISO C++ standards committee unanimously approved a
"final draft international standard" (FDIS) for C++. This means that all
technical work on the C++ standard has been completed.
The number of the C++ standard is ISO/IEC 14882.
There is a final step in the ISO process where the standards bureaucraties
ratify the decision of their technical experts. However, that is a
formality where no serious controversy exists (and the C++ vote was
unanimous!). Under ISO rules, it is now possible to refer to the C++
standard from other standards. Therefore, so can we. We now have ISO C++,
ANSI C++, AFNOR C++, BIS C++, DIN C++, etc. - and they are all the same :-)
A press release from the committee aimed primarily at non-programmers can
be found among my homepages.
Personally, I'm very pleased with the new standard.
Bjarne Stroustrup, AT&T Labs, http://www.research.att.com/~bs
[ Send an empty e-mail to c++-help@...
[MD1] DynaMorph 1.5 Application Server
Morph Technologies Releases DynaMorph 1.5 Application Server
New Release Adds Database Connectivity and Commerce Plug-in
Reston, VA, Nov. 17, 1997 - Morph Technologies, Inc.
(http://www.morphtech.com) today announced it has released DynaMorph(TM)
1.5, the latest version of its flagship server-side scripting language.
DynaMorph enables a website or application developer to employ the power of
CGI programming directly inside of HTML documents without the need for
advanced PERL or C++ programming skills. With the latest release, Morph
Technologies is again morphing the future of technology on the Web by
making it even easier to build sophisticated websites and web-based
Version 1.5 of DynaMorph adds database connectivity for all ODBC-compatible
databases on Windows NT/95 and Mac servers as well as native database
support for UNIX-based databases. Also available with the current release
are PC- and Mac-Authorize plug-ins which enable real-time, credit card
[MD1] Roaster Release 4 Product Family
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Roaster Release 4 Product Family: All Java -- Cross Platform and Extensible
November 14, 1997. Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its first announcement of
detailed information regarding the eagerly awaited Roaster(r) Release 4,
Roaster Technologies revealed that the new release is written entirely in
Java(tm), utilizes the Java(tm) Foundation Classes, and is the basis for
its Data and Enterprise Editions. Release 4 is the cornerstone of the
extended Roaster family of development software for high-end professional
developers working in Java. The environment is completely extensible,
enabling the integration of a wide variety of technologies.
"Roaster Release 4 represents a major innovation in the field of Java
IDE's," noted John Dhabolt, President and CEO of Roaster Technologies.
"This product is the foundation of a substantial and extensible
architecture which offers...
[MD1] Nationwide Lasso Training
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 1997
Bill Doerrfeld, President & CEO
Blue World Communications, Inc.
NATIONWIDE LASSO TRAINING COURSE ANNOUNCED
Industry Leaders Team Up to Provide Complete Lasso Training
Bellevue, WA - November 14, 1997 - Blue World Communications, Inc. and
Chris Moyer Consulting, Inc. today announced the availability of Mastering
Lasso I, a product proficiency training course for Lasso 2.0, the leading
third party solution for web-enabling FileMaker Pro databases. This two
day hands-on course allows users to sharpen their skills and provides users
of Blue World's Lasso 2.0 recognition for their knowledge and expertise
with professional certification for completing Mastering Lasso I. A
follow-up course Mastering Lasso II is scheduled for early 1998.
"When users successfully complete the Mastering Lasso training course, they
become eligible to promote themselves to prospective clients as highly
[MD1] OpenBase Updates
1. OPENBASE FOR RHAPSODY (PPC & PC-Compatibles) AVAILABLE NOW!
2. SPECIAL DEVELOPER PRICING ($99 per connection, 5 Pack)
3. RHAPSODY DEMO CD: INSTALLATION PROBLEMS?
4. OPENBASE LITE: INFORMATION ON THE FREE LICENSE
5. DOWNLOAD SITES & INSTRUCTIONS
1. OPENBASE FOR RHAPSODY (PPC & PC-Compatibles) AVAILABLE NOW!
OpenBase International, Ltd. has made OpenBase Network & OpenBase Lite
available for both the PC-Compatibles and PPC versions of Rhapsody.
OpenBase is a high performance SQL engine that handles all of the
complexities of data storage and multi-user communication for end-user
applications. Aggressive multi-threading, row level locking, text
searching, change notification and variable record length technology makes
OpenBase a robust database solution.
Some of the companies who use OpenBase include: Adobe Systems, Allegheny
[MD1] Java editor beta available
From: Wes.Butler@genieworks.com (GenieWorks)
Since this may be of some interest, I hope you will forgive a brief
My company is releasing a beta version of a new Java-aware editor for the
Macintosh. It features immediate checking for errors (syntax, name usage,
type usage, access control, etc.), and "smart" links to name declarations.
It also has an automatic interface with CodeWarrior for compiling.
You can find more detailed information and download the beta at
Thank you for your time.
[MD1] Pascal Source Code and Articles
To all Macintosh Pascal programmers:
The following is a summary of the current contents available at Pascal
Central. For any of you who may not know about Pascal Central, Pascal
Central provides the pascal community one place to obtain Pascal technical
information, Pascal source code, and Pascal-related internet links. The
home page is at http://www.catambay.com/pascal-central.
Pascal Central is now broken up into the following sections:
FEATURED ARTICLES: These are the latest articles contributed to Pascal
Central. See the end of this note for a summary of these articles.
FORUMS & LINKS: This pages provides information on Pascal forums (such as
the MacPascal mailing list, and the Pascal newsgroups), and several links
to Pascal related web sites (for PC and Mac). To join the MacPascal mailing
list, go to http://www.stairways.com/mailinglists/macpascal.html.
NOTHING BUT MACINTOSH SOURCE CODE: This is a collection of contributed
articles which include Pascal source code for the...
[MD1] ScriptEase:Integration SDK
New Scripting Tool Adds Macro Capabilities
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nov. 12, 1997 -- Nombas, Inc. announced today
the release of the ScriptEase:Integration SDK 4.0 developers' kit for
applications and embedded systems. The kit enables application developers
to enhance, extend and customize their applications using the flexible,
ScriptEase:Integration SDK allows developers to quickly and simply embed a
fully functional script language interpreter into any C/C++ application.
Over 90% of all browser client-side dynamic content on the web is already
embedded systems, not just for browsers. ScriptEase:Integration SDK
international standard under the name "ECMAScript") to enable developers to
customize and extend...
[MD1] MacPerl 5.1.5
MacPerl 5.1.5 has been released. This version fixes some bugs and improves
the reliability over 5.1.4. MacPerl users still running 5.1.3 should
consider upgrading to take advantage of a significant speed improvement.
MacPerl 5.1.5 is now available in
MacPerl is arranged into a number of distributions, named according to
the following scheme:
^ ^ ^ ^ ^
MacPerl | | | MacBinary Suffix
| | Distribution Component
| Perl Patchlevel
Currently the following components are available:
appl The MacPerl application (Dynamic PowerPC/Small 68K), all
libraries and documentation.
tool The Perl MPW Tool (Dynamic PowerPC/Small 68K) and scripts.
bigappl The MacPerl application (Dynamic PowerPC/Big 68K).
bigtool The Perl MPW Tool (Dynamic PowerPC/Big 68K).
[MD1] Apple Store: $500k in 1st 12 Hours
Apple's On-Line Store Sells Half a Million Dollars in First 12 Hours
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 11, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today reported
that its new on-line Apple Store received over 4.4 million "hits" and
booked over $500,000 of orders during its first 12 hours of operation. The
e-doors to the Apple Store (http://www.apple.com/store/) were first opened
at noon PST yesterday.
"We're thrilled by this immediate customer response to our Apple Store and
new G3 computers," said Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO. "Apple is really
'thinking different' about the way we do business."
Apple's new G3 computers have significantly better price-performance than
the newest Pentium II based computers, and are built-to-order to exact
customer specifications for those customers ordering through Apple's new
The Apple Store is part of the company's new distribution strategy of
combining direct sales over the Internet alongside its expert resellers to
give Apple customers greater...
[MD1] Metrowerks Does Internet Appliances
METROWERKS AND ACCESS FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCE TO PROVIDE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
FOR NEXT GENERATION INFORMATION APPLIANCES
TOKYO, Japan - November 12, 1997 - Metrowerks Inc. (HQ: Austin, Texas,
Metrowerks Co., Ltd., Tokyo) and Access Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) announced
this week at the Microcomputer Systems and Tool Fair in Tokyo, Japan that a
strategic alliance has been formed between the two companies to provide
enhanced development tools for the growing information appliance device
Metrowerks will be working with Access to integrate the Access NetFront
suite of Internet access software modules into the CodeWarrior integrated
development environment (IDE) and provide customers with a more
comprehensive solution to address their new development needs.
Both companies agreed that a new generation of powerful, easy -to-use and
economically priced development tools and software resources is required to
help usher in a new generation of information appliances. The strategic
[MD1] MacTech T-shirt Design Contest
MacTech Magazine Announces T-shirt Design Contest
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California -- Nov. 10, 1997 -- MacTech Magazine today
announced its T-shirt Design Contest. The idea of the competition is to
create a concept or design for a T-shirt that will be given away during the
Macworld Expo/San Francisco January 6-9, 1998. This T-shirt will literally
reach thousands of Mac enthusiasts during and long after the show.
MacTech Magazine has had some great shirts in the past that we still see
walking around trade shows. For example, the famous Alert message saying
"Programmers don't do mornings." has shown it's face years after the shirts
"We're looking for the next fun t-shirt that embodies the core of the Mac
developer community -- their humor, their goals ... what they are about."
says Neil Ticktin, Publishser of MacTech Magazine. "This is a chance for
all of the wonderfully creative people in our industry to not only show
that creativity to the whole community, but to get...
[MD1] BeOS for Free
Sender: "Michael A. Alderete" (email@example.com)
** Download the BeOS for Free **
We heard you. You said you wanted to be able to try out the BeOS without
having to search high and low for a copy. Now you can download the latest
version of the BeOS, Preview Release 2, from the Be, Inc. web site, for
free. You can find the downloadable release of the BeOS at
The BeOS Preview Release 2 download version includes all the components you
need to try out the BeOS on your Power PC machine. Then you can decide to
purchase either the BeOS Full Pack (a "1 + 2" product -- you receive the
BeOS release on a CD, full documentation, plus the next two upgrades), or
the BeOS Trial Pack (a "1 + 0" product -- you receive only the BeOS release
that comes on the CD, with no upgrades). Maintenance updates will be also
be posted to the web site.
We have tried to make the download experience more enjoyable by keeping the
components of the overall BeOS package small...
[MD1] PowerBook G3
Apple Designs Different: Extends Leadership in Notebooks with PowerBook G3
Apple Introduces World's Fastest Notebook for People Who Think Creatively
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 10, 1997--Targeting the needs of creative "road
warriors" who require the most in performance and advanced multimedia
capabilities from a notebook computer, Apple Computer, Inc. today
introduced the Macintosh PowerBookG3. PowerBook G3 is based on the third
generation PowerPC G3 processor, a high-performance microprocessor
optimized for the Mac OS.
"The PowerBook G3 combines next generation processor technology with the
latest in Mac OS system software to provide creative professionals with a
new standard in mobile computing," said Phil Schiller, Apple's vice
president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "There is more of everything for
Macintosh customers with the PowerBook G3--more speed, more memory, more
storage. This is high- end desktop performance in a mobile Macintosh."
The PowerBook G3 builds upon the...
[MD1] Natural Intelligence Spins Off DragStrip
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Natural Intelligence Spins Off DragStrip, Macintosh Desktop Utility
November 10, 1997. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Natural Intelligence, Inc.
today announced the sale of DragStrip(r), its award winning desktop utility
for the Macintosh. This action reflects Natural Intelligence's focus on the
expansion of its core custom software consulting business, and its newly
formed Corporate Java Division. DragStrip will be acquired by Christopher
Evans, the original creator of the product, who will upgrade, support and
distribute the product as a shareware product.
"We have a very mixed feeling about this spin-off," said Joshua Wachs,
President and CEO of Natural Intelligence. "DragStrip was one of the first
products we developed, and its international success in the Macintosh
community was a wonderful affirmation of Natural Intelligence's innovative
technology. But since we don't have time for development or support, we owe
it to our loyal and enthusiastic...
[MD1] Apple Builds, Sells Different
Apple Builds, Sells Different
Company Announces Build-to-Order and Electronic Commerce
The Apple Store: Powered by WebObjects
Apple Only Company to Offer All Core Products
Via Retail Stores, Resellers, the Internet
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 10, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
today announced that it will build and sell its computers in a new and
different way. The Company launched The Apple Store (http://www.apple.com/)
as part of its new distribution strategy that utilizes the Internet, along
with the Company's existing retailers and resellers to sell products. Also
introduced, new flexible manufacturing that will make the new Power
Macintosh G3 minitower and desktop computers (see separate release)
available on a build-to-order basis for Apple Store customers. Customers in
the United States now have three ways to buy Macintosh computers: through
the retail and reseller channel, through direct field sales in education,
and through Apple.
"We're changing everything we do:...
[MD1] Apple Designs Different
Apple Designs Different: Unveils Next Generation Power Macintosh G3 Computers
New Systems Deliver Greatest Performance Leap in Power Macintosh History
CUPERTINO,California--Nov. 10, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)
today unveiled its next-generation "prosumer" systems--the Power Macintosh
G3 computers. Based on the third-generation PowerPC G3 processor from IBM
and Motorola, the new Apple designs include many technical advancements,
which simultaneously increase performance, lower costs, add features and
simplify the Macintosh product line. The new systems provide millions of
publishing, multimedia authoring, and general productivity customers with
best-in-class product features, quality and reliability while being faster
than even the newest Pentium II/300 products.
According to Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO the new systems are part of a
strategy to change how the Company does business. "It's time to think
differently about performance," said Jobs. "The new G3 chip,...
[MD1] Apple's New Direction
Apple's New Direction
Design Different, Build Different, Sell Different
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 10, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL)
today showed it takes seriously the "Think Different" message in its ads.
The Company announced dramatic changes in the way it designs, builds and
sells its computers.
Today Apple launched its new G3 series computers, with significantly better
price-performance than the newest "Wintel" Pentium products. This
simplified design enabled the Company to streamline manufacturing so its
computers can be built just-in-time to exact customer specifications. These
changes, combined with today's opening of the online Apple Store
(http://www.apple.com/) mean that a consumer can buy a built-to-order
Macintosh over the Internet. Customers in the United States now have three
ways to buy Macintosh computers: through the retail and reseller channel,
through direct field sales in education, and through Apple.
"We're opening things up and giving our customers...
[MD1] QUALCOMM Acquires Now Software
QUALCOMM Incorporated Announces Acquisition of Now Software
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a
world leader in wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging
solutions for the Internet, today announced its acquisition of Now
Software, a pioneer in cross-platform, personal productivity software.
With the acquisition, QUALCOMM gains Now's range of advanced scheduling and
calendaring software products that meet a growing demand for individual and
enterprise collaboration for both office and mobile users. The acquired Now
product line, coupled with its Internet savvy engineering staff, will be
incorporated into QUALCOMM's Eudora(R) Division thereby strengthening
Eudora's technological leadership in the Internet market.
"The acquisition of Now gives QUALCOMM access to exciting new technologies
and talented individuals," said Jeff Jacobs, vice president and general
manager of QUALCOMM's Eudora Division. It also will provide Eudora's 18...
[MD1] Free QD3D Sample Code
From: Brian Greenstone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Free QD3D Sample Code
In the spirit of helping to promote QuickDraw 3D, Pangea Software has just
made freely available the entire project source code for OreoAnimator. The
tool itself probably isn't all that useful to anyone, but it contains a
wealth of excellent sample code showing how to do lots of cool stuff with
You can download the source code et.al. from the QuickDraw 3D web site, or
the Pangea Software web site: http://www.realtime.net/~pangea
[MD1] Rhapsody's Joy Can Deply to Windows
JOY FOR WINDOWS RELEASED
NEW RAPID SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOL FOR WINDOWS 95 AND NT
VIENNA, Austria, November 7, 1997 -- AAA+ Software today announced the
release of "Joy for Windows". Joy is a tool for very quick, interactive
software development. Programs developed with Joy run on Windows 95/NT,
Apple Rhapsody, and OPENSTEP/Unix, with no porting required.
Joy is based on OPENSTEP, a software widely acknowledged as one of the most
advanced object-oriented development environments, and used by Apple as the
foundation of its new Rhapsody operating system. With Joy, developers can
take advantage of the rich object-oriented frameworks of OPENSTEP without
the need to get familiar with a complex development environment.
Joy boosts developer creativity and productivity by enabling programmers to
quickly and interactively try out new ideas. Professional applications can
thus be developed step by step, through rapid creation of prototypes.
- integration with OPENSTEP's...
[MD1] StuffIt InstallerMaker 4.5
INTERNET SAVVY, STUFFIT INSTALLERMAKER 4.5 SHIPS FROM ALADDIN SYSTEMS, INC.
Aladdin's Installer Easily and Quickly Creates Custom Installers That Can
Download Files From Multiple FTP Sites
Watsonville, CA - November 7, 1997 - Aladdin Systems, Inc., developer and
publisher of the worldwide compression standard StuffIt(r), today announced
StuffIt InstallerMaker(tm) 4.5 began shipping. InstallerMaker 4.5 allows
developers to create Internet savvy installers, that download files from
the Internet. InstallerMaker also allows developers to easily create custom
software installers that turn standard software into trialware (a
time-locked demo) without any coding. InstallerMaker is the only Macintosh
installer with automatic trialware creation capability that is also
Internet savvy. Trialware created with InstallerMaker can be purchased by
end users with the click of a button.
"InstallerMaker has grown from just being an Installer for developers to a
solution for data distribution for...
[MD1] Metrowerks Acquires ElectricSourceServer
Metrowerks has acquired the ElectricSourceServer (which will now be known
as MW SourceServer) MPW Projector SourceServer IDE VCS plug-in. In the
future it will be distributed with CW Professional.
Metrowerks is opening MW SourceServer up for beta testing if you are
interested please send requests to (email@example.com)
Please note that this is a separate Metrowerks Permanent Testing Partners
(beta testers) list from any others. If however you currently are a beta
tester please note this in your request.
[MD1] Release of QuickTime VR Authoring Studio
Apple Announces Availability of QuickTime VR Authoring Studio
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 6, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
the availability of QuickTime VR Authoring Studio, a new professional
software application that allows web designers and multimedia authors to
quickly and easily create professional quality QuickTime VR (Virtual
Reality) panoramas and objects. Apple believes that with QuickTime VR
Authoring Studio, QuickTime VR adoption will increase on both the Internet
"QuickTime VR Authoring Studio radically simplifies the creation of
QuickTime VR scenes--both panoramas and objects--for products developed for
the Internet and CD-ROM," said David Palermo, QuickTime VR product manager,
Apple Computer, Inc. "QuickTime VR Authoring Studio brings ease-of-use and
power to all multimedia content developers, web authors and photographers
no matter what their skill level is."
"Kaidan is proud and excited to have been working with the QuickTime VR
team from the...
[MD1] FREE - Stalker Internet Mail Server 1.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stalker Software Announces Stalker Internet Mail Server 1.5
Key features: faster than Unix mail servers, administration via the Web,
extensive multi-domain support. FREE.
MILL VALLEY, CA -- Nov 10th, 1997 -- After 3 months of extensive testing by
early adopters and after passing several key revisions, the Stalker
Internet Mail Server is released to the public today.
Stalker Software, Inc. decided to release the MacOS version of the
industry-strong SMTP, POP3, "poppwd", NotifyMail server free of charge.
The server does not have any demo or trial limitations, and it can be used
to support several hundred accounts and multiple domains, as well as being
able to distribute mailing lists with several thousand subscribers. This
new Stalker product fills the gap between the commercial servers, such as
the CommuniGate(tm) Integrated Messaging System, that go beyond the
Internet Mail, and entry-level freeware and commercial mail servers
available for MacOS.