[MD1] VText Update and New Distribution Polices
VIVISTAR CONSULTING ANNOUNCES NEW VTEXT DISTRIBUTION POLICY
22 December 1997 -- In conjunction with the immediate availability of its
CWPro 2 update for its VText library ViviStar Consulting announced an even
more relaxed source distribution policy.
VText is an incredibly flexible and versatile C++ add-on library for
Metrowerks' PowerPlant application framework. VText provides complete
Macintosh text support including: greater than 32kb text, tabs, rulersets,
undo, drag and drop editing, AppleEvent scripting and recordability, full
support for multibyte characters and inline input methods including
Japanese and Chinese text, and full support for bidirectional script
systems including Arabic and Hebrew.
The new relaxed distribution policies include: immediate source downloads
for evaluation purposes; shareware, freeware, and student authors not
needing to pay the normal licensing fee until their gross revenue from
their VText projects reaches a value ten times that of the normal...
[MD1] CWProjector 1.0 Released
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Wesley)
CWProjector 1.0 Press Release
Electric Fish announces the release of CWProjector, a shareware 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 also comes with a prerelease version of CWCVS, a version
control plugin for the POSIX CVS system. Later releases of both plugins
will be free to registered CWProjector owners.
CWProjector is available now at
for more information, contact Richard Wesley, mailto:email@example.com
[MD1] PowerPlant 1.8.1 Update
From: Ron Liechty (firstname.lastname@example.org)
There is a release of the PowerPlant 1.8.1 Update for CodeWarrior
Professional 2 PowerPlant is available now or soon for downloading from
If you are connecting from europe, you may want to try the mirror at:
PowerPlant 1.8.1 stresses improvements to the new Appearance Classes, with
some additional fixes to core PowerPlant. An updated Constructor (2.4.4a1)
is included as well.
Some changes in v1.8.1 (since v1.8 on CW Pro 2) have been severe (notably
to LEditText). Be certain to read the release notes and change log before
installing and updating your projects.
Released on 12/04/97
This package contains headers, libraries, documentation, and example code
for writing CodeWarrior plugins.
Download Update (1010k)
[MD1] UML Design Tools With Scriptable HTML Reports
UML Design Tools
With Scriptable HTML Reports
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- December 22, 1997 -- Excel Software is pleased to
announce availability of major upgrades to its software engineering
products for Windows 95, Windows NT and Macintosh. WinA&D 2.0 and MacA&D
6.1 add complete Unified Modeling Language (UML) support to existing system
analysis, software design and code generation capabilities. UML was created
by the joint efforts of leading object technologists and represents a
convergence of several object-oriented analysis and design methods
including Booch, OMT and Jacobson's OOSE. The new WinA&D and MacA&D
products offer extensive integration with HTML documents and allow custom
scriptable HTML reports.
The full UML notation includes use case diagrams and descriptions, class
and package diagrams, state diagrams, collaboration and sequence style
interaction diagrams, activity diagrams and deployment diagrams. Each use
case represents a typical interaction between a...
[MD1] DevDepot's Holiday Sale
DevDepot's Holiday Sale
December 22, 1997 - January 1, 1998
Celebrate the holidays with DevDepot.
We are definitely in the holiday spirit by knocking an extra 10% off of our
already low prices.
Whether you're a last minute shopper or if you want a jump on the new year.
The Depot is the place to be.
And you know you can always count on the Depot to have the season's hottest
products at the prices you want.
To qualify for the 10% off is easy. You only need to order via e-mail, fax,
or on our convenient web site. That's it --any order you place via any of
these ways AUTOMATICALLY qualifies you.
(Due to the overwhelming response expected, we cannot take phone orders at
the discount price. If you need to speak to us by phone, send us an e-mail
with your phone number and we will call you -- and you will still qualify
for the discount).
* on the Web at http.//www.devdepot.com
* via e-mail at email@example.com
* via fax to 805/494-9798
Hurry and pay us a visit at (http://www....
[MD1] Russia as source for programming
HOT PROGRAMMERS MARKET:
RUSSIA AS A SOURCE OF CONTRACT PROGRAMMING EXPERTISE
There are thousands of ads in newspapers and on the Internet: Software
developers wanted! The demand by far exceeds the supply. Many U.S.
companies have to look abroad in search of talented programmers.
Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus are certainly among the most promising
sources. There is still a large supply of highly educated underemployed
programmers, many of them coming from organizations and research institutes
that used to belong to the Soviet mi
Auriga, a U.S. company established five years ago by a former Moscow State
University Professor Aleksei Sukharev, has now expanded its activities to
provide American customers with highly skilled programmers from countries
of the former Soviet Union.
For more information, please visit www.auriga-usa.com.
76 Stable Road,
Milford, NH 03055, USA
Telephone: (603) 672-8674
Telefax: (603) 672-2316
[MD1] FY1997 Mac Installed Base and User Statistics
This is a resend which corrects a slight error we made in the previous
version -- a slip of the mouse which edited out one digit in one of the
tables. Sorry for the confusion.
A recent analysis of the worldwide Macintosh installed base and the
Macintosh user base for fiscal year 1997 (ending September 30), revealed a
number of interesting highlights, including the following:
* 27.6 million Macintosh computers have been shipped worldwide since 1984.
* 79 percent of all Macintosh computers shipped are still in use. (That's
21.8 million active Macintosh computers.)
* There are an average of 3.2 users per active installed Macintosh, which
means there are 69.3 million Macintosh users worldwide.
(http://devworld.apple.com/stats.html) text copied here:
FY1997 Macintosh Installed Base and User Statistics
"How many Macintosh computers have been sold? How many people use Macintosh
today? Where are they, and what do they use the...
[MD1] Configuration Changer Scripts
Software by Tim Kelly and Friends (www.madison-web.com/tkelly)
Announces Configuration Changer Scripts (CC Scripts)
CC Scripts is a Scripting Addition/OSAX that enables changing the active
configuration for all four Open Transport control panels from an
AppleScript. CC Scripts works on both 68k and PowerMac architectures. CC
Scripts also accepts remote events, so the active configuration can be
retrieved and set on both local and remote Macs.
Notable is the ease of use of CC Scripts. All it takes is one line of
AppleScript (for example, set configuration of AppleTalk/TCPIP/OTPPP/Modem
to "name of configuration"), and you've changed the active configuration.
Additionally, with the "Get" feature of CC Scripts, returning the current
configuration name, or if the keyword "with listing all" is used, returning
all the user's configurations, for that control panel is a snap. As it can
be used remotely, a system administrator can (with Program Linking enabled)
tell at a glance which...
[MD1] EtherPeek v3.5 Preview
NEW EtherPeek? v.3.5 for Macintosh
Preview at Macworld Expo '98 in San Francisco January 6-9 Booth #4244
Walnut Creek, California - December 18, 1997 - The AG Group will be
showcasing EtherPeek version 3.5, an upgrade to its popular 3.0 version, at
MacWorld Expo, Moscone Center - San Francisco, January 6-9 (booth #4244).
The award-winning Ethernet network and protocol analyzer offers real-time
and post-capture packet analysis, Plug-Ins for expert packet analysis,
powerful decoding with support for all major protocol suites, including IP,
AppleTalk, Netware IPX/SPX, NetBEUI, NetBIOS, DECnet, and more, intuitive
address, protocol and offset filtering capabilities, real-time utilization,
node and protocol monitoring, HTML traffic statistics output and more.
EtherPeek v.3.5 for Macintosh Feature Enhancements
EtherPeek software, designed to make the complex task of troubleshooting
mixed-platform, multi-protocol networks easy, has all the superior
diagnostic and analysis capabilities of a...
[MD1] JConfig 1.1b
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Kelly)
Version 1.1b of JConfig is now available.
JConfig is a Java class library designed to help you create shrink-wrap
style applications in Java. This version supports both Apple's MRJ and
Metrowerks CodeWarrior Pro2, as well as fixing a few bugs and adding some
You can download the latest version from:
Some of JConfig's features include the following:
- Get extended information on files, folders, volumes,
and aliases: their icons, creation dates, version information,
- Enumerate the currently mounted disk drives.
- Launch a Web browser with a URL or a file.
- Identify, resolve, and create aliases.
- Enumerate the user's video monitors.
- Get information on a video monitor: bit depth, bounds, etc.
- Create external processes.
- Send basic commands to external processes.
- Obtain the PSN or HWND of a process you created.
- Convert between Windows file...
Toronto, Canada - CircleDream Software (CDS) is proud to announce the
release of InternetMemory2 (IM2), a complete update to our popular URL
manager for the MacOS. This release is a complete rewrite and ads a wealth
of new features that are sure to make IM2 a hit on anyone's wish list. IM2
features the unique IMPalette, which offers full, OS-level integration of
your Internet Addresses.
What is InternetMemory?
InternetMemory is a best-of-class URL manager for the MacOS. It is used to
collect, organize, manage and use Internet addresses of all types. Through
our unique IMPalette and IMMenu interfaces, InternetMemory provides system
level integration of your Internet addresses, making them available to you
no matter what you are currently using your Mac for. Address Books can be
shared between users like any other file, and built-in security features
stop people from snooping through your precious data.
* A Familiar Face: IM uses a MacOS8 compatible user interface...
[MD1] Mercutio 1.5 released
Digital Alchemy is pleased to announce the release of the Mercutio MDEF
version 1.5. The Mercutio MDEF is a Menu DEFinition resource that allow
developers to easily and elegantly extend the power of their application
menus. Mercutio allow menu items to have multiple-modifier key-equivalents
(e.g. shift-command-C), custom icons, item callbacks, and other goodies.
Mercutio menus may also contain "dynamic menu items" that allow a single
menu item to change depending on what modifiers are held down. This keeps
menus shorter while allowing the flexibility of keyboard shortcuts.
Mercutio can be downloaded from the Digital Alchemy web site:
Version 1.5 improves compatibility with Mac OS 8, the Apperance Manager 1.0
(including Platinum Theme), and fixes a number of bugs. In particular,
Mercutio 1.5 fixes a bug that would unlock GDevice handles when Mercutio
was used to display popup menus, which could cause a crash later on at
seemingly random times...
[MD1] Creative Labs Forces Goo to Close
CREATIVE LABS, LTD. FORCES GOO SOFTWARE TO CLOSE ITS DOORS
San Jose, CA - December 18th, 1997 - Goo Software, makers of the
one-of-a-kind Spam Blaster anti-spamming email client software product
today was forced to close its doors due to a frivolous and predatory
lawsuit from Creative Labs, Ltd., makers of the Sound Blaster line of
)products for the PC.
Creative Labs is attempting to sue Goo Software over the use of the term
"blaster" in its product name. Creative Labs claims it has sole and
exclusive rights to use of the term "blaster', even though there are over
100 federally registered trademarks that use the term in product names.
Only a handful of these trademarks are owned by Creative Labs.
"Obviously, if the Federal Patent and Trademark Office has granted use of
the term 'blaster' in combination with other terms in product names, it
feels that the term "blaster" is a generic term and cannot be trademarked",
said Michael Amorose, Principal for Goo Software. "How can you have...
[MD1] MiscKit for Rhapsody
MiscKit for Rhapsody available for free download
(Las Vegas, NV - Dec 16th, 1997) - Ensuing Technologies announced today
they are now mirroring the complete and official archives of the MiscKit
Effort. The MiscKit is a free to use framework of classes and example code
for Rhapsody, Apple's next generation operating system.
Previously, only small portions of the MiscKit were available on various
FTP servers located throughout the world. Now, the entire MiscKit,
documentation and archives are now available in a single location.
The archives are being hosted on an FTP server supplied by Ensuing
Technologies, a premier Rhapsody developer. FTP services are available 24
hours a day, seven days a week. A quick index of the FTP server can be
found at http://www.ensuing.com/freebies/misckit/. Users wishing more
direct access can check out ftp://misckit.ensuing.com/ or
MiscKit was originally released in 1993 by Don Yacktman, now the founder
and maintainer of the...
[MD1] Lasso 2.5 Now Available
LASSO 2.5 NOW AVAILABLE
Major Upgrade Includes Plug-in Architecture and Advanced Data Handling
Bellevue, WA - December 17, 1997 - Blue World Communications, Inc. today
announced the immediate availability of Lasso 2.5, the new version of the
company's award-winning solution for Web- and Java- enabling FileMaker Pro
for Mac OS from Claris Corporation. Released just five months after Lasso
2.0, Lasso 2.5 represents a significant upgrade further positioning Lasso
as the tool which sets the standard for Mac OS dynamic Web database
"With Lasso technology embedded within FileMaker Pro 4.0 and included with
Symantec's Visual Cafe Pro Database Edition, Lasso technology is widely
deployed on a rapidly growing number of Web sites," said Bill Doerrfeld,
President & CEO, Blue World Communications. "Now with Lasso 2.5, Web
masters have unprecedented creative control and flexibility to develop even
more powerful Web database applications."
Lasso 2.5 is the ultimate Web...
[MD1] VSE Animation Maker 3.0
VSE ANIMATION MAKER 3.0 - WE WANT YOU TO BE PRODUCTIVE
(Bonn, Germany, December 17th, 1997). Today, Voget Selbach Entertainment
announced the highly awaited major revision of their animation software
"VSE Animation Maker" for Apple Macintosh computers. With this new version,
you can create impressive animations even more effectively.
VSE Animation Maker 3.0 is still very easy to use and quick to learn. It
offers many new useful features, so it is ideal for web designers,
online-agencies, multimedia authors, computer game designers, teachers,
pupils and anyone who likes to have fun with animated pictures.
"VSE Animation Maker 3.0 is easily the biggest leap forward in
functionality since we released Multimedia Animation Maker 2.0 almost one
year ago", said Andre Voget, President of Voget Selbach Entertainment. "The
focus of VSE Animation Maker is still on ease-of-use, and with Animation
Maker 3.0, we are bringing new powerful and useful features into the hands
of virtually any animation...
[MD1] PanoMAGIC QuickTime VR Tools
From: Jon Summers (email@example.com)
PanoMAGIC, a shareware MacOS QuickTime VR tool that produces QuickTime VR
panoramas, has been released and may be downloaded
ConVRter, a shareware MacOS QuickTime VR tool that converts QuickTime VR
panoramas between QuickTime VR 1.0 and 2.0 file formats, has been released
and may be downloaded
ReverseVR, a shareware MacOS QuickTime VR tool that extracts the picture
image from QuickTime VR 1.0 and 2.0 panoramas, has been released and may be
PanoMAGIC is an integrated development environment for the creation of
QuickTime VR. Version 1.0 creates single and multinode QuickTime VR 1.0 and
QuickTime VR 2.0 panoramas.
PanoMAGIC manages QuickTime VR multinode projects, authoring of hotspots,
adding URLs, linking panorama nodes and QuickTime VR Objects, defining
custom VR cursors and creating web ready html.
The Apple QuickTime VR Authoring Kit is supported with a graphic user
interface Stitch Wizard to quickly determine optimum stitching...
[MD1] Symantec Ships Visual Cafe for Java 2.0
Symantec Ships Visual Cafe for Java 2.0
Macintosh Professional and Database Development Tools
CUPERTINO, CA -- Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), the leading provider
of Internet development tools, announced today that Visual Cafe for Java
Macintosh, the fourth generation of its popular Cafe product family is now
shipping. Visual Cafe for Java Macintosh is the only comprehensive Java
development tool available that fits the diverse needs of today's Macintosh
developers, allowing Macintosh developers to take their Java applications
and applets to a higher level of interactivity with corporate databases,
HTML Web page development and deployment. This release contains the latest
Java technology and the most powerful development features available for
Macintosh developers today.
Visual Cafe for Java Macintosh is an open standard, multi-platform, visual
Rapid Application Development (RAD) tool for quickly and easily developing
Java applets and applications. And through RAD on /off...
[MD1] Cyberian Outpost Becomes Apple Product Electronic Reseller
Cyberian Outpost Becomes An Authorized Apple Product Electronic Reseller
Agreement offers customers opportunities to electronically purchase wide
array of Apple products
Kent, Conn. --- December 16, 1997 --- Cyberian Outpost (www.outpost.com),
one of the leading online retailers of Apple products, has been named an
Apple Computer, Inc. (www.apple.com) authorized electronic reseller. As an
authorized reseller, Cyberian Outpost will resell via the Internet all
manufactured Apple and Macintosh products.
"It's quite an honor for a small, rapidly growing two-year old company like
Cyberian Outpost to become a reseller of one of the world's most
recognizable computing brands," said Darryl Peck, president and CEO of
Cyberian Outpost. "And now as an Apple authorized reseller, we will provide
Apple online customers competitively priced Apple-based products with the
exceptional speed and service Cyberian Outpost customers expect and
Effective October 30, 1997, Cyberian Outpost...
[MD1] WWW Survey Assistant
WWW SURVEY ASSISTANT REINFORCES ITS POSITION AS THE LEADING WEB SURVEY/TEST
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Canada, December 11, 1997: S-Ware introduces an
exciting new Java-based tool to complement its web survey package, World
Wide Web Survey Assistant. The new Java editor and updated website at
http://www.surveyassistant.com make WWW Survey Assistant easier to use than
The new editor runs as an applet through any Java-enabled web browser. As
no download or installation is required, users will be able to immediately
take advantage of software enhancements as they are added. The Java editor
can also be downloaded and run as an application independent of the user's
web browser. S-Ware will continue to support its CGI-based editors for
users who are not yet using a Java-enabled browser.
WWW Survey Assistant is the most versatile, full-featured and economical
software for creating web surveys and tests. The survey/test administrator
needs only to supply the questions. WWW Survey...
[MD1] Absoft F90 and F77 for Linux
New native Absoft F90 and F77 for Linux
Absoft Corporation today announced immediate availability of two new
commercial Fortran toolsets for Linux:
- Pro Fortran - F90/F77/Fx suite, suggested retail $899 (USA)
- F77 SDK v4.4 - F77/Fx, suggested retail $699 (USA)
Absoft F90 is full ANSI/ISO native implementation. Utilizes extended
version of Cray CF90 front-end. F77 supports most workstation extensions.
Both compilers are fully link compatible. New features include faster
compile speed, link compatibility with g77, f2c and gcc, Big Endian (-)
Little Endian data conversion, Pentium Pro optimizers. Fx multi-language
debugger is Fortran savvy. Also debugs gcc, assembler and now supports
hardware break points. Motif and curses interfaces included.
Distribution CD also includes complete DISLIN graphics library, compiled
HDF, BLAS, LAPACK routines and HTML document on converting F77-)F90.
Complete v3.0 IMSL Math and Stat Fortran libraries are available as an
extra cost option.
[MD1] SuperCard 3.0 Holiday Special
Allegiant Technologies is pleased to announce an unbelievable holiday
season offer on SuperCard 3.0, the "Best Multimedia Authoring Tool of 1997."
For a limited time, you can buy SuperCard 3.0 for just $69.95 + shipping &
handling. How's that for holiday spirit -- an incredible $260 off the
normal street price!
In picking it as the "Best Multimedia Authoring Tool of 1997," Macuser UK
said SuperCard 3.0 was "a multimedia authoring package for ordinary people,
but with an extraordinary feature set" and called it "...a serious
authoring application" while giving it top honors over Macromedia Director
While we don't think any of our customers are "ordinary," SuperCard 3.0 is
unquestionably a breakthrough for ease of learning and ease of use. But
that's only our most recent award. In the past two years SuperCard has
swept just about every major honor from the Mac press. SuperCard has been
used around the world to develop stunning multimedia CD-ROMs, compelling
Drag-and-drop File Sharing over the Internet
ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- December 12, 1997 -- Qdea today announced the
release of SpeedShare Beta 5, a free public beta of its file sharing
utility for Macintosh computers connected to the Internet.
SpeedShare Beta 5 can be downloaded from the Qdea web site at
SpeedShare has the following benefits:
* Works like (and with) the Finder, with drag-and-drop simplicity.
* On-the-fly data compression.
* Real-time messaging to and from the server.
* Transfer files between any two Macs on the Internet,
even if both have dialup modem connections.
* Copy open files from a remote Mac.
When released, SpeedShare will be $49.95 for one server + one client, and
$29.95 for additional clients.
For more information, and for downloadable demos of all Qdea products,
visit the Qdea Web site at http://www.Qdea.com.
Qdea is an innovative developer and publisher of Macintosh software,
founded in 1992. Specializing in products for the...
[MD1] QuickCode Pro, V3, for 4th Dimension, V6
Natural Intelligence Announces QuickCode Pro, V3, for 4th Dimension, V6.
December 15, 1997. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Natural Intelligence today
announced the release of QuickCode Pro(r) 3.0 for the Macintosh, their
popular assistant editor for 4th Dimension (4D). This new release is
compatible with 4D Version 6.0.3, the current ACI US version of the 4D
Natural Intelligence, one of the pre-eminent 4th Dimension consulting and
development houses in the country, will continue to develop and support
QuickCode Pro, a product which is an integral part of their 4D consulting
Joshua Wachs, President and CEO noted that the product's evolution "was
guided in large part by Natural Intelligence consultants who use the
product for creating small business as well as enterprise solutions. Wachs
added, "We are very happy to make this product available to loyal customers
who have literally besieged us with encouragement, to put it mildly."
"This tool adds...
[MD1] Flash Asset Xtra
Macromedia Announces Flash Asset Xtra
Integration Allows Director Developers to Import Compact, Vector-based
Flash Animations, Graphics, and Text
San Francisco, CA-December 15, 1997-Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:MACR), today
announced the immediate availability of the Flash Asset Xtra, a powerful
new addition to Macromedia Director that enables developers to import
vector-based graphics, animation, and text created in Flash into Director
6. For the first time, Director developers can store Flash movies as cast
members (the media element database of Director), and manipulate Flash
movies directly within the score (the primary user interface for Director).
In addition, Flash users gain the powerful output options possible through
Director projectors, Shockwave support, kiosks, and interactive CD-ROM
"Our customers have been waiting for the ability to integrate Flash's cool
vector graphics within Director's incredible interactive environment," said
Steve Guttman, vice president of...
[MD1] NeoAccess ODBMS Adopted by Connectix
NeoLogic's Object Database Management System Adopted by Connectix to Aid in
Accelerating Web Browsing - NeoAccess-enabled Surf Express(tm) Loads Pages
Up to 36 Times Faster Than Stand Alone Browsers
Berkeley, CA - December 15, 1997 - Reinforcing its position as the leading
provider of object databases for the desktop, NeoLogic today announced that
NeoAccess was chosen by Connectix Corporation as the database foundation
for the recently released Surf Express(tm). Surf Express is a performance
optimizing application which accelerates the web browsing experience by
loading pages up to 36 times faster than stand alone web browsers.
"NeoAccess gave us the back-end infrastructure we needed to meet our
performance objectives," said Connectix lead engineer Jim Gochee. "Its fast
access speeds, highly efficient caching mechanism and cross-platform
support for multithreaded applications all contributed to the speed of Surf
Express. Beyond our appreciation for the product itself, we're extremely...
[MD1] Hess Macworld Events List
Ilene Hoffman, MS
Macintosh/ Internet Consultant
Macintosh/Internet Consultant and Writer, Ilene Hoffman is pleased to
announce that the Hess Memorial Macworld Events/ Party list web site is
The web site will contain every party and press function scheduled during
MacWorld week in San Francisco, January 5th through January 10th. (Some
events occur before and after the actual show.) The page will be updated
almost daily until January 3rd.
Please email any scheduled events or press conferences to firstname.lastname@example.org or
use the Event Submission Form on the site. A "fun stuff to see at the show"
page has been added so that users can get a head start on the cool booths
to see, so if you have a product announcement please send a 2-line
description for that page.
Banner Advertising is being sought for the site. If you want to put your
company in the face of 8,000 - 10,000 show attendees, please send email.
If your preferred email address was not...
[MD1] Survey on Text Utilities
December 11, 1997
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Scott S. Lawton, email@example.com
288 Littleton Rd, Suite 20, Westford, MA 01886, 978-692-1256
*** Survey on Text Utilities, Drawing for over a dozen great prizes! ***
PreFab wants your feedback on two different types of text utilities:
- enhanced search & replace ("or" search, wildcards, pattern matching and more)
- document comparison (automatic redlining of HTML, QuarkXPress and other
Please consider taking a few minutes to fill out our web survey at
As thanks for participating, we'll have a drawing on Thurs. Dec. 18 (at
5:00 p.m. Pacific time) and give away 1 copy each of BBEdit, Timbuktu,
LightningDraw/WEB, Default Folder, MacTech subscription & CD, FileFlex,
Style and every major scripting product: ACME Script Widgets, FaceSpan SRT,
Player, Script Debugger, Scripter and Text Machine.
[MD1] Macworld/MacTech Eddy Award Finalists
Macworld Magazine and MacTech magazine have just made the below
announcement. As a developer, you'll want to take special note of the new
developer part of these awards. There are four developer categories.
Thought you'd like to see it!
Publisher, MacTech MagazineacTech magazine, the leading developer journal in the industry.
"Obviously, recognizing the developer community is essential to fostering
growth and identifying emerging technologies which will become the future
standards and building blocks for the Macintosh platform," said Neil
Ticktin, publisher of MacTech magazine. "We're delighted to be part of the
most prestigious award program in the industry and that Macworld is
honoring these important contributions in the development arena."
The Eddy Awards, traditionally held the eve before Macworld Expo opens in
San Francisco, will be presented at an industry gala on January 5 at
Bimbo's 365 Club, one of The City's landmarks as well as a San Francisco
[MD1] OpenUp.app for Rhapsody
Stepwise and P & L Systems announce availability of OpenUp.app for Rhapsody
Waterloo, Ontario, Dec 10 1997 -- Scott Anguish of the Stepwise
Rhapsody/OpenStep Information Server today announced the immediate
availability of OpenUp.app for Apple's new Rhapsody operating system.
OpenUp allows a user to double-click on compressed and archived files and
have them open in the Workspace without having to resort to the
command-line tools gnutar and gunzip. It also supports opening the many
other common and uncommon formats.
"OpenUp allows normal users access to files compressed by many different
Unix and non-unix commandline tools without having to know the magic
incantations required," commented Scott Anguish, Stepwise creator and
OpenUp author, "Further, it's expandable, so if it doesn't handle handle
the compression and/or archiving formats you use now, additional scripted
bridges can be written."
The first release of OpenUp for Rhapsody will contain the following new
[MD1] Alphabetas Testing Deal
Alphabetas Announces Holiday Price Savings
The CFO of Alphabetas, Inc., Dwight Ludvigson, announced Thursday (Dec.11
1997) that they would be offering considerable savings (up to 50% off)
their Beta-Test cycles to selected lists members and key parts of the
Macintosh developement community.
Alphabetas, Inc. is a company established just this year made up of skilled
technical and creative people in the St. Paul-Minneapolis area. Most of the
testing they have finished is Game-centric, although they do admit to
having thoroughly tested business and home use applications. To date the
finished games read like a Who's Who of recent hit software (because of
non-disclosure agreements the actual list may only be released under terms
of nondisclosure, but their walls have copies of some very well known
titles)and they would like to add your titles to the roster, and allow you
some Hoiday Savings to boot!
The company specializes in PPC Game testing as well as 020-040 platforms
under the Mac OS,...
[MD1] HTML from PDF
I hope you will all find the following information of use. Iceni are a UK
company, specializing in PDF tools, and we have announced the "GENUS" range
of Adobe Plug-In's for Exchange 3.0 that will allow you to generate HTML
)from PDF documents, automatically...
XMAS OFFER......IF I MANAGE TO GET THESE BLOODY REINDEER OUT OF THE
We would like to extend a special early Xmas offer to all the readers of
MacDev. If you purchase the products before the 31st of December we would
like to offer you a 20% discount. Normal purchase price of the Text tool is
$100.00 - XMAS price $80.00. And the normal price for the 'Photo' tool is
$125.00 - XMAS price $100. Just mention MacDev when ordering to claim your
Demo's can be downloaded from (www.iceni.com), and sales can be contacted
at (firstname.lastname@example.org). The following press release gives more details, but
please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you require further
[MD1] VRML Contest
VRML Consortium and 3D Design Magazine Organize VRML Contest
San Ramon, CA -- December 10, 1997 -- The VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling
Language) Consortium today announced that it is sponsoring a VRML contest
in collaboration with 3D Design Magazine, an industry recognized source for
3D graphics news and information. The contest will encourage and showcase
the latest Web content using VRML to bring interactive 3D graphics to the
"Thanks to the combined efforts of the consortium members, the use of VRML
is proliferating among businesses and individuals," said Neil Trevett,
President of The VRML Consortium. "VRML is finding its way into the
corporate world and is being used by companies such as Pepsi and Verifone
for practical business applications -- including Web advertising,
e-commerce and data visualization. We believe the VRML contest will alert a
wide audience to the advantages of using VRML and will encourage further
exploration of the technology's potential."
[MD1] Roaster Tech Closes Its Doors
ROASTER TECHNOLOGIES CLOSING ITS DOORS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
December 11, 1997 Cambridge, Massachusetts. Roaster Technologies' Board of
Directors this week concluded, regretfully, that the financing necessary to
keep Roaster Technologies a vital concern in the competitive Java developer
tools marketplace was not likely to occur within a reasonable time frame.
The Board also decided to make the technological assets of the company
available for purchase.
All day-to-day business activities will cease immediately. Until the end of
the year, John Dhabolt, President/CEO, will continue to be involved in the
required business closure activities. Additionally, Dhabolt will be
interviewing companies and individuals who have expressed interest in
acquiring all or part of the technological assets of the company.
Dhabolt expressed his regret for the inconvenience to current Roaster
users. "We have an exceptional product--witness the great press and
[MD1] PowerSource in Apple's TIL
This tip in from an anonymous source:
Apple has incorporated Power's tech info library content (PowerSource) into
the Apple TIL. They haven't announced it but Power provided it to them for
posting and it's up as of 12/8. Just do a search on Power Computing and
you'll find the articles along with this disclaimer:
"Power Computing provided the information in this article and it was deemed
accurate as of 14 November 1997. Apple Computer, Inc. is not responsible
for its content. This article is being provided as is and will not be
updated in the future."
[MD1] Apple Store 3rd Largest e-Commerce Site
Apple On-Line Store Orders Top 12 Million Dollars in First Month
Apple Store Becomes Third Largest e-commerce Site in Under 30 Days
CUPERTINO, California--Dec. 10, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today reported
that The Apple Store, its new online store (http://www.apple.com/store),
received over $12 million dollars of orders in its first 30 days of
operation. The Apple Store opened its e-doors on Nov. 10, 1997.
"The Apple Store is now one of the top e-commerce sites on the Internet,"
said Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO. "We are thrilled by the customer
acceptance of both the store and our new build-to-order program."
The Apple Store is one element of Apple's new distribution strategy, which
also includes a broad new relationship with CompUSA, one of the nation's
largest computer resellers. CompUSA is opening an Apple "store within a
store" in every one of their over 140 stores in the US. Each "store within
a store" features the complete Apple computer line, a large selection of...
[MD1] LANsurveyor 4.0 and Neon Responders
Announcing LANsurveyor 4.0 and Neon Responders
LAFAYETTE, CA - December 10th, 1997 - Neon Software announced today a
radical upgrade to their network mapping application, LANsurveyor. Version
4.0 introduces a new client technology which queries for and displays a
wealth of information about MacOS machines on the network from
LANsurveyor's easy-to-use map interface. The client technology, called the
Neon Responder, is also very powerful because users now have the new
ability to remotely control and manage MacOS machines.
"We realized LANsurveyor's strengths could be extended to solve user's
hardware and software asset management needs." said Michael Swan, senior
technical officer and founder of Neon Software. "Important tasks such as
system profiling, software and hardware inventorying, software licensing
compliance, and file distribution are greatly simplified and can easily be
done from LANsurveyor. We also saw a need to provide a more powerful
replacement for several older,...
[MD1] Frontier 5.0/Mac Alpha Release
Frontier 5: Public release of Frontier 5.0/Mac
Frontier 5 is a now a cross-platform product! On Saturday we released the
first public alpha of Frontier, version 5.0a22 for Windows, and today,
12/10/97, we have released the Mac version of the same software.
Why the delay?
There are a core set of features gathered around website building and
system management that work exactly the same on both Mac and Windows.
Our first goal in getting this release out was to get that core set working
properly on both operating systems. The core functionality, at this time,
pretty much defines the Windows product. There are almost no features that
are in the Windows software that aren't also in the Mac software. Over time
this will change as we support all the scripting culture on Windows, but
for right now Frontier/Win is mostly the cross-platform subset.
After we do a Windows release, the Mac-specific bits have to be imported
into the new root and tested. The first time we did this it took four days....
[MD1] Latitude Link Test Library
From: MWRon@metrowerks.com (MW Ron)
For those CodeWarriors out there who are planning on developing for
Rhapsody, you can now test CodeWarrior Latitude's Mac Toolbox coverage
against your own applications without purchasing Latitude. You can now
"try-before-you-buy" by downloading the Latitude Link Test Library from the
Metrowerks web site:
By replacing the Mac OS InterfaceLib in your CodeWarrior Project with the
Latitude Link Test Library and performing a link (Make) operation in the
CodeWarrior IDE, you can see if there are any Mac OS Toolbox calls that
your application is using that are not yet implemented in Latitude. This is
helpful to developers that are planning to port their applications to
Rhapsody or any other Latitude supported platform. Potential buyers must
have CodeWarrior Professional to perform this test.
CodeWarrior Latitude consists of a set of libraries that performs the
functions of the Macintosh API on Rhapsody and...
[MD1] Free Advice for Entering French Market
For Immediate Release:-
Groupe Mirande offers free advice to developers who want to break into the
France - 9th December 1997 - Groupe Mirande the French based consultancy
company is offering a period of free advice for developers who want to sell
their products into the French market.
"The French market has always been difficult to break into and to get
results", says Paul Lambert of Groupe Mirande. He continues "the vast
cultural and the always present language differences have proved the down
fall for a number of companies who wanted to promote their products in
France". "With Groupe Mirande's experience we hope to point out the main
stumbling blocks for companies, so they can reap the rewards from this
In 1996 the French PC market was worth around 6,000 million US$, and is
expected to reach 8,000 million US$ in 1999, with the Internet and related
sectors accounting for much of that growth. The French as a nation
historically have taken to new...
[MD1] Macromedia Ships Dreamweaver
Macromedia Ships Dreamweaver
Macromedia and Project Cool Launch Web Site Design Contest
New York, N.Y. - December 8, 1997 - Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR), today
announced that Dreamweaver, the first visual Web authoring tool created
for Web development professionals is now shipping for Windows and
Macintosh. With Dreamweaver, Web professionals experience the power and
productivity of a visual tool with the control and flexibility of an HTML
text editor. Dreamweaver is also the first HTML editor with in-depth
support for cross-browser dynamic HTML. Since the Dreamweaver beta was
released in October, over 80,000 downloads have been recorded from the
Dreamweaver Web site, www.dreamweaver.com. To celebrate the shipping of
Dreamweaver, Macromedia and Project Cool have launched the Dreamweaver Web
site design contest.
Top Web design firms such as Digital Planet and Box Top Interactive have
already incorporated Dreamweaver into their day-to-day production schedule
while several sites...
[MD1] AutoShare 2.0
AutoShare 2.0, a freeware list server and auto-responder
has been released and may be downloaded from
or by e-mail from
AutoShare is robust, speedy and requires little memory. The 68K and PowerPC
native server applications, tested with Mac OS 8.0 and compatible with EIMS
(Eudora Internet Mail Server, formerly AIMS and MailShare) and SIMS
(Stalker Internet Mail Server), are fully scriptable and may be configured
using the AutoShare Admin, an administration application with balloon help.
Lists in the hundreds and subscribers in the thousands per list are
supported, as are subscription, open, moderated, announcement and private
Version 2.0 introduces a fully revamped documentation showing just how easy
it is to get going with AutoShare, a major multiple preference sets feature
coming in handy with mail server multi-domains, a...
[MD1] Rumpus offer for MacDev-1 Readers
This is a special Christmas offer for all European MacDev subscribers from
Until the end of December 97, Maxum in Europe are happy to announce that we
will be offering Rumpus, the leading FTP server for MacOS, for $165.00, and
Rumpus Pro for $335.00, which represents a 15% discount on retail prices.
This offer is only available in Europe.
To claim your special Xmas discount, fax your order along with payment
details to Maxum Europe on +33 (0) 5 62 64 10 34, or eMail: Paul@Maxum.com.
Further information about Rumpus and Rumpus Pro can be found at
(www.maxum.com), where demo's are also available.
Please do not hesitate to contact me personally if I can be of further
Maxum in Europe would like to wish everyone a happy Xmas and a prosperous
Maxum in Europe
[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...