[MD1] AppleShare IP 5.0.2 To Support Mac OS 8 and WebSTAR API
AppleShare IP 5.0.2 To Support Mac OS 8 and WebSTAR API
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 29, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
availability of the latest version of its server software, AppleShare IP
5.0.2, which supports the newly introduced Mac OS 8, the new version of
AppleShare Client 3.7.2, as well as Starnine's WebSTAR API. By supporting
the WebSTAR API, Apple is strengthening its support of the Internet and
promoting broad adoption of the API to its developer community.
According to Apple Product Marketing manager John Hanay, AppleShare IP
5.0.2 incorporates enhancements that were suggested by AppleShare customers
and developers. "The support for the new Mac OS 8 and the new version of
AppleShare Client 3.7.2 are designed to offer greater stability and
performance." stated Hanay. "The AppleShare IP adoption of the WebSTAR API
will allow developers to enhance the capabilities of the AppleShare IP Web
Server and create new web solutions for Macintosh customers."
[MD1] OpenGL 1.1
Conix Announces OpenGL 1.1 on the Macintosh
Applications made Faster and Smaller with the only OpenGL Modular Libraries
Multiple Graphics Devices Supported
October 28, 1997 (Arlington, TX) Conix Graphics announced today the release
of OpenGL 1.1 for the Macintosh platform. This version boasts a rendering
speed improvement of 25%, with a texture mapping speed increase of 400%
Conix offers Macintosh developers a proven, reliable 3D graphics API that
is available now.
The Conix libraries come with a complete SDK including GLUT 3.5, TK, AUX,
and hundreds of example source files. Conix also supports multiple graphics
devices. This allows application windows to transition from one monitor to
another smoothly and transparently to the OpenGL API. The OGL libraries
include a plug-in interface for hardware and software vendors. Commercial
vendors will benefit from the series of modular libraries that can slice
memory requirements of applications by up to 50%!
John Stauffer, president...
[MD1] QuickTime VR Authoring Studio Contest
Apple's Announces QuickTime VR Authoring Studio Contest
"Experience the Revolution" Contest Designed to Inspire Unique and Creative
QuickTime VR Content
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 27, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
the QuickTime VR Authoring Studio "Experience the Revolution" contest. The
contest is designed to inspire QuickTime VR (Virtual Reality) enthusiasts
to design unique and creative movies with QuickTime VR Authoring Studio and
other QuickTime VR tools. QuickTime VR Authoring Studio is a new
professional software application that allows web designers and multimedia
authors to quickly and easily create QuickTime VR panoramas and object
"The 'Experience the Revolution' contest is designed not only to help
promote Apple's new QuickTime VR Authoring Studio, but also to expand
awareness of QuickTime VR's benefits to the web and multimedia
communities," said David Palermo, QuickTime VR product manager, Apple
Computer, Inc. "We are eager to see what types of...
[MD1] StuffIt Deluxe 4.5
ALADDIN ANNOUNCES STUFFIT DELUXE 4.5 - OS 8 COMPATIBLE, NEW EMAIL SUPPORT,
AND ADDED EXPANSION FORMATS
Aladdin Announces Special Offer To StuffIt Users- Free and Discounted Upgrade
Watsonville, CA- October 27, 1997 - Aladdin Systems today announced that
StuffIt(R) Deluxe 4.5 is expected to begin shipping October 31st. New
upgrade includes Mac OS 8 compatibility, support for more expansion formats
like MIME/Base64, encrypted ZIP, and LHA expansion, additional email
program support and Private File encrypted file support.
New Features in StuffIt Deluxe 4.5, include:
o OS 8 compatibility
o Added format support for Base64/MIME decoding
o OS 8 Contextual Menu Manager support
o Browser greyscale appearance
o Added Mailer support for AOL 3.0, Claris EMailer, and Lotus cc:Mail
o LHA expansion
o StuffIt Expander has added support for ShrinkWrap disk image files
and Private File-encrypted files
o Encrypted ZIP expansion
"The new features in StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 make Internet downloads a breeze...
[MD1] CodeWarrior Latitude DR2
METROWERKS SHIPPING CODEWARRIOR LATITUDE DR2
New Edition Makes It Easy to Build Native Applications for the Rhapsody
Operating System from Existing Mac OS Applications
AUSTIN, Texas - October 27, 1997 - Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK) announces the release of CodeWarrior Latitude DR2 ("Developer
Release" 2). With CodeWarrior Latitude DR2, programmers can easily port
their Mac OS applications to the Rhapsody operating system, creating new
native Rhapsody applications. Mac programmers who have received the early
version of Rhapsody, shipped by Apple to software developers earlier this
month, can start creating native Rhapsody applications right away by using
CodeWarrior Latitude DR2.
"Historically, we have made it our business to get the software tools for
developing a new technology into the hands of product developers as quickly
as possible," said Greg Galanos, president and chief technology officer,
Metrowerks. "When Apple introduced the PowerMac, we were there with...
[MD1] CodeWarrior Pro 2
METROWERKS SHIPPING CODEWARRIOR PROFESSIONAL 2, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
FOR WINDOWS 95, WINDOWS NT, AND MAC OS
Includes New Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 2.1, C/C++ Tools, and
Java 1.1 Tools and APIs
AUSTIN, Texas - October 27, 1997 - Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK) announces the release of CodeWarrior Professional 2, the second
release of CodeWarrior that combines Windows-hosted and Mac-hosted
desktop tools into a single unified software development package.
CodeWarrior Professional 2 is shipping with IDE 2.1, the newest version of
Metrowerks award-winning integrated development environment that includes
Java tools that are fully compliant with Java 1.1.
"Our commitment to providing our customers with the most useful set of
software tools on the market means we work constantly to improve what we
feel is already the most flexible and cost effective all-in-one software
development environment on the market," said Jean Belanger, chairman and
[MD1] CodeWarrior Discover Programming Edition 2
METROWERKS SHIPPING CODEWARRIOR DISCOVER PROGRAMMING EDITION 2
Software Development Learning Environment Updated with New Integrated
Development Environment (IDE)
AUSTIN, Texas - October 27, 1997 - Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK) announces the release of CodeWarrior Discover Programming
Edition 2, an intuitive software development learning environment designed
for novice programmers and experienced developers interested in learning a
new language. Metrowerks has two versions of the Discover Programming
Edition 2, one for Windows 95/NT and one for Macintosh.
CodeWarrior Discover Programming Edition 2 contains the tools found in
Metrowerks' CodeWarrior Professional 2, including the updated IDE 2.1 with
project manager, code editor, code browser, compilers and linkers,
debugger, and other tools. Discover Programming Edition 2 adds electronic
books and tutorials that provide all the information needed to learn
programming, from basic introductory-level exercises to advanced...
[MD1] Apple Wins in WWW Lowest Cost of Ownership
Apple Workgroup Servers Clear Winners in World Wide Web Server Cost of
Study Reveals Apple Web Servers Exhibit Lowest Cost of Ownership, and are
Easiest to Use for Small to Medium-sized Organizations and Workgroups
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 22, 1997--Apple Computer Inc., revealed today
that its workgroup servers offer a considerable advantage in overall
cost-of-ownership, ease-of-use and maintenance for customers in small
business or workgroups according to a study released by the Business
Research Group (BRG, Newton, Mass). Unlike previous studies of web server
ease-of-implementation and cost-of-ownership, this study examined the
medium-size business market (100-499 employees), and in workgroups (150 or
fewer employees) within larger enterprises (500 or more employees).
According to Cheryl Ball, director of Research for BRG, the target study
was chosen because up until now, this important part of the Internet market
has been ignored. "This study found that medium-...
[MD1] WebSiphon v1.5
Purity Software Announces WebSiphon v1.5
(Austin, TX - October 22nd, 1997) Today, Purity Software, Inc. announced a
major revision of WebSiphon, the powerful web-application scripting tool
for Mac OS web servers. With this new version, Webmasters can create
high-end web solutions without the need to purchase additional server
Users can implement a myriad of services on their web server with
WebSiphon. Its not possible to provide a complete list of example usage,
but some common ones include:
- Simple Dynamic Page Serving based on Browser, IP Address, etc.
- Online Shopping Carts
- Database Publishing
- User Tracking and Session Management
- Bulletin Board Systems and Online Conferencing - Online Polls and Testing
WebSiphon works by embedding the SiphonScript language directly into HTML
files that reside on the server. These server-side scripts can allow
anything from simple dynamic page delivery to complex database-driven web
solutions. The SiphonScript language is...
[MD1] MkLinux DR2.1 v5
Announcing the fifth update to MkLinux DR2.1.
The "DR2.1update5" update fixes several bugs in MkLinux's Microkernel and
Server. Some performance enhancements and new features are included as
The update is available for anonymous ftp from ftp.mklinux.apple.com:
or our various mirror sites, in the directory:
(Please be patient with the mirror sites, it may take them some time to
mirror the update)
*** IMPORTANT NOTES ****
This update consists of a new Microkernel, Linux Server, Default Pager, and
MkLinux Booter. Unlike updates 3 and 4, there are no new RPM (Redhat
Package Manager) packages to download and install. There have been newer
versions of some of the shared library based RPMs made available since
update 4, as well as many shared library based RPMs that weren't part of
updates 3 and 4. However, they are not part of this update. You may obtain
them separately from ftp.linuxppc.org and...
[MD1] MacPerl Pages/Book
Subject: The MacPerl Pages are online, and a MacPerl book is coming!
The MacPerl Pages (http://www.ptf.com/macperl/) are a compendium of
advocacy, information, and resource pointers for MacPerl users. If you have
been thinking about investigating MacPerl, drop by the Pages for a visit.
Prime Time Freeware (http://www.ptf.com/), the sponsor of the MacPerl
Pages, is performing an experiment in online publishing and collective
review. Draft chapters of PTF's upcoming book on MacPerl are available on
the MacPerl Pages for analysis and comment. If you've been hoping for a
book on MacPerl, here's a way to make sure you get what you want!
Most technical computer professionals (e.g., engineers, programmers, and
scientists) are familiar with Perl's existence and with its increasing
popularity in UNIX and other circles. Many, indeed, have used it for CGI
scripting, network administration and programming, data filtering, etc.
Perl's powerful data structures, module libraries, and...
[MD1] Try QuickCRC Free For OO Design
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- Excel Software is offering software developers a free
trial version of its QuickCRC tool for object-oriented design. QuickCRC is
available for Macintosh and Windows 95/NT.
QuickCRC is a software design tool for discovering objects and related
information for an object-oriented software development project. The tool
automates the CRC card concept of identifying classes, responsibilities and
collaborations between objects. Developers can start designing software
within minutes with the intuitive capabilities of QuickCRC.
QuickCRC uses a diagram workspace for creating card and scenario objects. A
card represents the properties of a class including its name, description,
superclasses, subclasses, attributes, responsibilities and collaborating
objects. A scenario represents a design mechanism defined as a series of
steps involving communicating objects. Scenarios can reference cards or
QuickCRC provides active simulation of an evolving design. It...
[MD1] Visual MacStandardBasic
For Immediate Release
8206 Rockville Road #280
Indianapolis, IN 46214
Visual MacStandardBasic to be released on Thursday, October 23rd.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN: ZCurve Software has announced Visual MacStandardBasic is
scheduled for release on Thursday, October 23rd, 1997.
ZCurve Software also announced that Visual MacStandardBasic will be
available from DevDepot (800-622-3381 & www.devdepot.com). Developer
Depot is a leader in providing software products to Macintosh users around
Visual MacStandardBasic has a suggested retail price of $ 99. Visual
MacStandardBasic will be sold at software retail stores and catalog
Users will also be able to 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 MacStandardBasic
within minutes over the Internet.
[MD1] Spring Cleaning 2.0
ALADDIN SYSTEMS SHIPS SPRING CLEANING 2.0 UPGRADE, THE SAFE AND EASY
UNINSTALLATION UTILITY DESIGNED TO CLEAN UP MACINTOSH HARD DRIVES
Six New Features Added To Free Upgrade Of Spring Cleaning
Watsonville, CA-- October 20, 1997-- Aladdin Systems, Inc., developer of
the worldwide Macintosh compression standard StuffIt(R), announced today
that it is shipping Spring Cleaning(tm) 2.0. Spring Cleaning is the best
selling uninstaller for Macintosh users and helps users to clean up their
hard drive by searching for and removing redundant and unnecessary files,
applications, folders, and fonts.
Spring Cleaning's new features and enhancements include: 1) a new user
interface, 2) a Duplicates Remover(tm), 3) new storage folders, 4) a
document finder, 5) Aladdin's StuffIt compression technology and 6) file
"We included our customers in the development process for version 2.0, so
we know the new features will be welcome additions....
[MD1] MessagePad 2100
Apple's New MessagePad 2100 Offers Enhanced Performance For Today's Mobile,
Newest Member of MessagePad Family Features Increased System Memory, Higher
Performance, Upgraded Communications Software
CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 20 -- Apple Computer, Inc. today announced the
MessagePad 2100, available in November. The newest member of the Apple
MessagePad family, the MessagePad 2100 offers hardware and software
features that enhance performance and communications, including additional
system memory and upgrades to several of its bundled software programs. To
support current MessagePad 2000 owners, Apple will offer an upgrade program
that brings the same DRAM memory of the new MessagePad 2100 to its
"The MessagePad 2100 is the sequel to one of the most successful new
products in mobile computing history -- one that has spawned a legion of
true believers," said Sina Tamaddon, vice president and general manager of
Apple's Newton Group. "We know that our...
[MD1] Canvas now has Web Design Capabilities
NEWS from Deneba Software
Public Relations Manager
(305) 596-5644, ext. 134
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deneba Adds Web Design Capabilities To Canvas With Colada
Web-Publishing Tool To Debut In Canvas 5.0.3 Update
Miami, FL, October 16, 1997. Deneba Software announced that it is shipping
Colada(tm), its new web page authoring plug-in tool for Canvas 5(tm).
Colada, which is Java based, allows Canvas 5 users to create pixel-perfect
Internet pages quickly and easily. Colada emphasizes ease-of-use, instant
access to Canvas 5's robust features, effortless previewing capabilities,
and functionality as its underlying strengths.
Canvas 5 users are invited to download Colada from the company's web-site
at www.deneba.com. Deneba is featuring Colada in its Canvas 5.0.3 update
which it is shipping free of charge to all registered Canvas users. Deneba
is also distributing 5,000 free Canvas 5.0.3 evaluation CD's at Seybold
West, October 1-3, 1997, booth #2201, South...
[MD1] Mac Channel and MacTech Partnership
For Immediate Release
The Mac Channel
The Mac Channel and MacTech Announce a Partnership
to Deliver Macintosh Development News in Real-Time
AUSTIN, TX and WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA-- October 16, 1997 -- Xplain
Corporation, publisher of MacTech(r) Magazine, and The Mac Channel, the
internet broadcast network, announced today it has entered into an
agreement to provide development news and information to net-connected
Macintosh users around the world.
The Mac Channel was created so Macintosh users worldwide can receive
Macintosh news and information in real time. MacTech Magazine, the premier
news and information vehicle for Mac programmers and developers, will bring
over a wealth of experience in the Macintosh development industry to The
The combining of these two forces within the Macintosh community will give
Macintosh users the opportunity to have access...
[MD1] Mercutio MDEF to support MacOS 8
For Immediate Release
*-) Digital Alchemy upgrades Mercutio MDEF to support MacOS 8 (-*
Stanford, CA 94309
Palo Alto, CA -- 15 OCT 1997: Digital Alchemy is pleased to announce the
release of the Mercutio MDEF version 1.3.4. 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. Dynamic menu items keep menus short while allowing
the flexibility of keyboard shortcuts.
Version 1.3.4 adds compatibility with MacOS 8, the Appearance Manager
(including Platinum Theme), improves compatibility with Kaleidoscope, and
fixes a number of bugs. Mercutio works...
[MD1] Apple Reports Fourth Fiscal Quarter Results
Apple Reports Fourth Fiscal Quarter Results
Quarterly sales to U.S. education customers top $500 million Company
progresses with cost-cutting initiatives Quarterly loss before special
charges half that of prior quarter
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 15, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
results of its fourth fiscal quarter ended Sept. 26, 1997. For the quarter,
Apple's revenues were $1.6 billion, a decrease of 30 percent from the
fourth quarter a year ago, and a sequential decrease of 7 percent from the
quarter ended June 27, 1997. International revenues represented 42 percent
of the quarterly total. Gross margins were 20 percent, compared to 22
percent in the year ago quarter and 20 percent in the June 1997 quarter.
The Company continued to lower its breakeven level by reducing recurring
operating expenses to $353 million in the fourth quarter, compared to $505
million in the year-ago-quarter and $408 million in the June quarter.
Also included in the current quarter's results...
[MD1] Sun/Microsoft Contract Released
Sun and Microsoft have agreed to make their agreement and other text
public. Below is the release from Sun and the release from Microsoft.
Obviously, they are both written from each company's point of view, and
we're presenting both sets of overlapping content to be fair.
SUN-MICROSOFT CONTRACT RELEASED
Amended Complaint: http://java.sun.com/aboutJava/info/complaint.html
Technology License and Distribution Agreement:
Trademark License Agreement: http://java.sun.com/aboutJava/info/tm.html
Sun Microsystems Inc.'s lawsuit against Microsoft's use of the Java(TM)
technology has received widespread attention. This action has aroused
considerable interest from the media, the industry and the public in the
contracts Microsoft signed with Sun to develop and distribute products
incorporating Sun's Java technology and to use the Java Compatible
[MD1] Stagecast to Bring Cocoa to Market
STAGECAST TO BRING APPLE'S COCOA
TECHNOLOGY TO MARKET
Startup Licenses Proven Authoring Technology for Kids
Palo Alto, Calif., October 13, 1997 -- Stagecast Software, Inc., a K-12
software company, announced today that it will develop commercial products
based on Apple Computer Inc.'s Cocoa technology. Due to recent changes at
Apple, the computer company discontinued commercial development of Cocoa.
Members of the original Apple development team formed Stagecast to further
their dream of creating a product line that takes advantage of the simple
graphical programming technology first demonstrated in Cocoa.
David Smith and Allen Cypher, two of Stagecast's founders, were key Cocoa
researchers and inventors while at Apple. "We designed Cocoa to be as much
fun as a video game, but with challenges that develop thinking and
communication skills," said Smith. "Our products will exercise kids' minds,
not their thumbs." Cypher alluded to studies indicating that children are
spending less time...
[MD1] Rhapsody Developers Can Backup
APPLE INCLUDES RETROSPECT CLIENT ON RHAPSODY CD
Pre-Release Program Allows Rhapsody Developers to Protect Work
ORINDA, CA - October 14, 1997 - Developers for Apple Computer's next
generation operating system, code-named Rhapsody, will have an easy way to
back up their development files with the new Retrospect Client for
Dantz Development today announced that Apple is including a beta version of
Retrospect Client for Rhapsody on the Rhapsody Developer Release CD-ROM.
Developers may sign up for a pre-release program with Dantz that supports
up to four Rhapsody development computers. Developers who join the program
by paying the $99.00 license fee will also receive bug fixes or
enhancements that become available during the course of Apple's development
of Rhapsody. More information is available by sending an e-mail to
The Retrospect Client for Rhapsody is a newly written client, native for
Rhapsody, not an emulated Mac OS client. Retrospect Client for...
[MD1] MacDirectory Available to Over 1 Million Mac OS 8 Users
NEW YORK, NY - October 13, 1997 - In a move to provide the best Web
experience for internet users, MacDirectory announced that its Web site
(http://www.macdirectory.com), the first Macintosh search engine, has been
incorporated into the newly-introduced Mac OS 8.
MacDirectory provides users the latest Mac OS hardware and software
information (searchable databases), job opportunities, up-to-date news,
reviews, services (worldwide searchable database), free software downloads,
links to Apple-related Web sites and more.
According to Adam Fingerman, Mac OS Internet Product Manager at Apple
Computer, Inc., "One of our goals for Mac OS 8 was to include the best
Internet software and leading information services available so that
getting on-line is quick, easy and an enjoyable experience. We provide a
default set of bookmarks to some of the best web sites on the Internet,
such as the MacDirectory web site, because of the high quality content it
provides to Mac OS users."
With more than 1...
[MD1] Joy for Rhapsody DR1 Released
JOY FOR RHAPSODY DR1 RELEASED
- Joy Explorer for Interactive Exploration of Rhapsody
- Joy Developer for Rapid Cross-Platform Application Development
VIENNA, Austria, October 13, 1997. AAA+ Software today announced the
release of Joy for Rhapsody. Joy is an extension to the Rhapsody suite of
development tools. With Joy full-featured applications can be created
without compiling any code.
"Sitting and waiting for the compiler and linker to finish is a waste of
time," said Werner Staringer, founder of AAA+ Software, "interactively
experimenting with the API is much more efficient - and a lot more fun. --
The product name Joy was a logical consequence."
Joy Explorer is aimed at Mac developers who want to explore Rhapsody:
experiment with the API, get familiar with the new Yellow Box, and develop
small scale applications. Upgrading later to Joy Developer is possible.
Joy Developer is aimed at developers who want to interactively develop
sophisticated applications. With Joy they can script...
[MD1] OpenBase Lite FREE
Francestown, New Hampshire -- October 13, 1997 -- OpenBase International,
Ltd. today announced that it is providing a single user version of its
popular OpenBase SQL database FREE on Windows NT and Apple's next
generation OS, code named Rhapsody. The FREE deployment license, called
OpenBase Lite, allows single user applications to access local databases.
Multi-user OpenBase Network licenses which are 100% compatible with the
free license are available for purchase.
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.
"Since the data is available via standard SQL it is possible for customers
to integrate shrink-wrapped and vertical market applications," says Scott
Keith, the Director of OpenBase, "Providing a free deployment...
[MD1] Apple Mirrors Microsoft's Support Policies
Apple Mirrors Microsoft's Support
New Program Features Combination of Phone, Web and Automated Voice Response
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 13, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
that it is changing its support policies to more closely mirror
Microsoft's. The new policies are effective immediately and include:
free support on the web (http://www.info.apple.com/) free support from
Apple's automated phone response system free phone support for the first 90
days of ownership fee-based phone support at U.S. $35 per call after the
first 90 days of ownership
"While Apple's support was rated number one in the PC industry this
September by Consumer Reports, we can't rest there," said Steve Jobs, Apple
interim CEO. "Adopting Microsoft's $35 per call support policy will enable
us to do an even better job of supporting our customers."
Most of Apple's technical support calls are software related and requests
for assistance about known issues. The combination of the web and...
[MD1] Rhapsody Gets Positive Response
Rhapsody Gets Positive Response From
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 13, 1997-- Apple Computer Inc's Rhapsody
Developer Release has received rave reviews from the software developers
who were seeded with an early version. These developers were given an early
version of the software to test the application development environment and
create the demonstration software applications shipping with the operating
Feedback from these developers included:
"Using Rhapsody and the tools we built on top of it, we are now able to
develop apps on Rhapsody and deploy them on Windows NT without any
compiling or linking under Windows. For us, Rhapsody on the Mac is a dream
come true." Werner Staringer Founder AAA+ Software
Anderson Financial Systems, Inc.
"For software developers, Rhapsody offers the enormous benefit of deploying
dynamic, full-featured applications across multiple platforms with a single
set of source code. For end users involved with content...
[MD1] Apple Ships Rhapsody Developer Release
Apple Delivers Developer Release of Rhapsody
More than 10,000 Developers Seeded with Early Release of Apple's
Next-generation Operating System for Server and High-end Desktop
Software Developers Contribute Sample Programs Seeded Worldwide to Developers
CUPERTINO, California--Oct. 13, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today shipped an
early version of its next-generation operating system--code named
Rhapsody--to more than 10,000 software developers worldwide. The Rhapsody
Developer Release is intended to allow software developers to begin
creating the applications that will run on the new operating system.
Apple expects Rhapsody to complement Mac OS in the Company's overall
operating system strategy. While Mac OS will move forward as Apple's volume
operating system, delivering market leading ease-of- use, multimedia and
Internet integration, Rhapsody will be initially targeted at server and
high-end desktop applications. Rhapsody aims to integrate Mac OS
X-Sender: email@example.com (Unverified)
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 00:14:36 -0600
From: The Mac Channel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: The Mac Channel 1.0b5 is Out!
October 13, 1997 - Annoucement TMC1.0b5 is Out!
Copyright 1996-97, The Mac Channel.
The new Mac Channel 1.0b5 with RealAudio is available
for download! Download the new version from our site:
* New Features
This new version has the following new features:
a. A RealAudio player built in.
b. 30% faster receiver.
c. New search window.
d. Window shade.
e. New article window.
f. New information Zones:
- Bit Shift.
- Daily Mac News.
g. New information types:
- RealAudio Clips.
h. Improved help system...
[MD1] NetMinder Ether 4.1
Neon Software Announces NetMinder Ethernet 4.1
LAFAYETTE, CA - Neon Software today announced an upgrade to NetMinder
Ethernet version 4.0, their software-only network protocol analyzer.
Version 4.1 addresses key needs created by the latest MacOS system and
NetMinder Ethernet 4.1 Features and Enhancements:
* Support for PowerBook 3400 series Built-in Ethernet.
* Support for PCI-based Ethernet 10/100 cards --
the new Farallon PN996-TX and the Asante 10/100.
* Automatic mapping of names to Ethernet addresses
within AppleTalk networks.
* Decode native and tunnelled NetBIOS and associated SMB packets.
* Extended IP/DHCP protocol decodes.
* Numerous other user interface and feature enhancements.
Running native on any Macintosh or Power Macintosh equipped with a
supported 10 or 100 Megabit Ethernet interface, NetMinder Ethernet captures
and decodes a full range of Ethernet protocols. In addition to NetMinder
Ethernet's original features, such as Packet Inference, which...
[MD1] JavaExpress: Help your career
From: Dave Wilson (email@example.com)
"Java(tm) Express" is a one-day seminar designed to teach people about Java
while raising money for worthwhile SF Peninsula charities. It will take
place on Saturday, November 8 at Apple's R&D campus in Cupertino, from 9:00
am until 5:00 pm.
It is sponsored by the Software Forum, Apple Computer, and Personal
Concepts, and I will be presenting most of the material. For the last ten
years, I have taught advanced object-oriented programming seminars
worldwide for companies such as IBM, Apple, Tandem, ParcPlace, Taligent,
MITRE, and Boeing, among others.
"Java(tm) Express" will cover two major topics:
(1) an overview of Java technical and business issues, and
(2) writing Java applications and applets.
Attendees will need to be familiar with the concepts of object-oriented
programming but do not need to be experts. What if you are already a Java
programming guru? Then perhaps this seminar is not for you. The seminar is
targeted at the thousands...
[MD1] Sybase Conference
From: Deborah Ries (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Sybase, Inc. Invites you to Power Up for Profits!
Join us for a FREE technology and business seminar and gear up your
business for increased profits! Whether you are a professional site
developer, application solution provider, system integrator, reseller,
consultant or educator, give your customers what they need and discover the
tools for the future of enterprise computing.
Celebrate your freedom of choice by leveraging development and deployment
environments that are open, that take advantage of standards, and increase
your skills and viability in the fast changing world of the Internet!
Have some of our Java during the morning technology seminar and learn about
PowerStudio Enterprise, an integrated set of best in class tools for
powerful business applications on the Web.
Stay for a Power Lunch and understand more about the Internet market
opportunities and how to show clients what kind of payoff they can expect
[MD1] VText Developers Mailing List
From: MACman@islandnet.com (MACman)
Announcing the official VText Developers Mailing List!
What is VText?
VText is not a reincarnation of the TextEdit API. VText is not a C++
PowerPlant wrapper to some other text engine.
VText is a C++ add-on library for Metrowerks' PowerPlant application
framework. VText is a text engine built to the object oriented API defined
in PowerPlant's "AppleEvent Classes" -- but built entirely from scratch.
VText provides complete Macintosh text support including:
* Greater than 32kb text
* 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.
Information about VText-Dev
The VText-Dev list is the "official" Vivistar Consulting mailing list. The
list provides a community forum where users...
[MD1] BeOS Preview Release 2
BE SHIPS BeOS PREVIEW RELEASE 2
FOUR MONTHS AFTER PREVIEW RELEASE 1
MENLO PARK, Calif. (October 7, 1997) -- Today Be., Inc. announced shipment
of the second public release of the Be Operating System (BeOS Preview
Release 2). Preview Release 2 continues improvements resulting from
Developer and End-user feedback with features added as part of the long
term development plan for the BeOS.
"This release adds momentum to the BeOS," said Jean-Louis Gasse, President
and CEO of Be, Inc. "This is business as usual, responding to Developers
and Customers and building up the BeOS technology platform."
In just the last two months:
* Over one hundred new BeOS applications have been released
* The number of registered Be developers has climbed 10%
to more than 4,400
* More than 500,000 copies of the BeOS have been distributed to
Be plans to deliver three releases of the BeOS next year, and the BeOS
Preview Release 2 is actually being delivered slightly ahead of that
[MD1] MacPerl 5.1.4r4
From: Tim Rand (email@example.com)
Subject: MacPerl 5.1.4r4 released
Forwarded from the MacPerl mailing list:
After some dramatical last minute developments, the application and MPW
tool packages of MacPerl 5.1.4r4, the first MacPerl release based on 5.004,
are now available on
The rest of the distribution should become available later this week.
- Made Command-. more reliable and also added a menu command for it.
- Expanded toolbox documentation considerably.
- The MPW Tool distribution now simply installs on top of the application
distribution, which makes it a lot smaller [Martin Heller].
- Add %#s format to printf for Pascal strings.
- Rewrote all toolbox interfaces to use strict; introduced a lot more
structs; rewrote hash based structs to object based structs.
- FindFolder.pl had lost its XFCN resource and thus would no longer work
[MD1] Sun Sues Microsoft over Java
Try the Java applet version
SUN SUES MICROSOFT FOR BREACH OF JAVA(TM) CONTRACT
Microsoft fails Java compatibility tests for Internet Explorer 4.0
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- October 7, 1997 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. today
announced that it has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against
Microsoft Corporation for breaching its contractual obligation to deliver a
compatible implementation of JavaTM technology on its products. Sun is
seeking an injunction to prevent Microsoft from improperly using the Java
Compatible logo. Sun is also seeking to prevent Microsoft from misleading
Java developers and to prevent them from delivering anything but fully
compatible Java technology implementations.
Specifically, the complaint charges Microsoft with trademark infringement,
false advertising, breach of contract, unfair competition, interference
with prospective economic advantage and inducing breach of contract.
One of Microsoft's or any Java licensee's most significant contractual
obligations is to...
[MD1] Jovis Database Engine
October 5, 1997 -- New York, NY. -- DAS Works, maker of ListTable(TM),
announces the release and shipment of Jovis(R) Version 1.0.4, an XCmd
database engine, and the only fully scriptable database engine available
for the Macintosh. It allows users to create single-user, and/or
client/server applications with any scriptable application such as
HyperCard, SuperCard, Oracle Media Objects, Frontier, and others. With
Jovis, data is kept in database files external to the application. The
application's scripts include Jovis "calls" that manage and update these
"Jovis is the best HyperCard/SuperCard-oriented database
engine available today. It provides a fast and powerful
solution where one is sorely needed."
-Jeff Benjamin, StepUp Software, Inc.
Because Jovis was designed and created as an extension to scripting
environmen ts (not "spun-off" from a database management system or any
product that requires expert knowledge of SQL), it is easy to learn and
[MD1] Fantasm 5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lightsoft is pleased to announce the release of the demo of Fantasm 5, a
Macintosh assembly language development environment.
Fantasm 5 is a major upgrade produced over the last two years.
This release addresses four major areas:
2. Ease of use.
Fantasm 5 is designed to allow the creation of most any kind of high speed
Mac application, code resource, fragment, control panel, extension, shared
library etc. Also useful for accelerating higher level C and Pascal
It sports a new graphical project manager which allows the use of multiple
open projects, embedded projects and merged targets. It provides a new plug
in architecture with publically available API. It's up to 260% faster than
the version it replaces and uses processor emulation to spot pipeline
stalls and dependencies in your source code making it easy to produce very
high speed code. No more "black magic" needed.
A useable demonstration version and selected...
[MD1] Metrowerks Embedded Strategy
From: Gordy Davies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Metrowerks Embedded Strategy
In our mad scramble at Embedded Systems Conference West (which was a great
success for us), you may not have had access to the press releases we had
at the show and that were released to the Business Wire (23 of them!!)...
Below is the summary release...
METROWERKS ROLLS OUT EMBEDDED STRATEGY
AT ESC WEST/97 IN SAN JOSE
CodeWarrior Support for Embedded Systems Development Greatly Expanded
SAN JOSE, California - Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME:MWK)
announced this week at the Embedded Systems Conference West/1997 in San
Jose, greatly expanded CodeWarrior support for embedded software
development, with over 20 press announcements covering all aspects of the
embedded software development tools market.
Metrowerks divides the embedded systems market into three core markets: the
proprietary operating system market; the RTOS/Windows CE market; and the
[MD1] Microsoft's Java Compliance
We are forwarding this for you to see. This is not specifically an
endorsement of the letter below nor of Microsoft's practices/policies -- it
is for your information and for you to make up your own mind. If we are
sent an equivalent letter to support Microsoft, we will distribute that as
From: David Schargel, email@example.com
I am writing you this message to ask for action.
A few short days ago, Microsoft released the final Win95/NT version of the
Internet Explorer 4.0 web browser. This browser, as expected, does not
contain an implementation of Java that is fully-compliant with the Java
core platform. It may have a compatible JVM, but it does not contain the
full class libraries of the JDK 1.1 implementations of Java. The omissions
seem to be intentional.
Let's be clear, IMHO Microsoft is deliberately trying to destroy the chance
for Java to fulfill its "write once, run anywhere" promise. Java
portability is the single...
[MD1] BBEdit Integrates with Macromedia
BARE BONES SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES BBEDIT INTEGRATION WITH NEW MACROMEDIA TOOL
Bedford, MA--October 6,1997--Bare Bones Software, Inc. today announced
their participation in a collaboration with Macromedia, Inc. to provide
high-technology Web authoring tools. As the result of this effort,
BBEdit(tm), the premier text and HTML editor for the Mac OS(tm), will
integrate seamlessly with the Mac OS version of Dreamweaver(tm), the new
visual Web authoring tool announced today by Macromedia.
This unprecedented level of integration is made possible through a close
technology partnership between the two companies. Macromedia and Bare Bones
Software engineers jointly developed the integration technology behind
"Roundtrip HTML(tm)" by taking advantage of capabilities unique to the Mac
OS and BBEdit's high-tech architecture, enabling the two tools to cleanly
exchange HTML code and preserve the integrity of the author's composition.
"Until now, graphical Web authoring tools have provided their...
[MD1] METAL v1.0B2, a BASIC metacompiler
From: Marin Saric (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Announce: METAL v1.0B2, a BASIC metacompiler
Galactic Dreams Software is annoucing a new version (v1.0B2) of its product
METAL. This version is released only a week after a previous one due to
high interest and a lot of positive feedback.
METAL is a BASIC metacompiler for a PowerMac with features such as:
- producing executables
- full on-line help
- a lot of examples
- very big palette of fast graphic functions
- sound playing (AIFF & AIFC files)
- file I/O
The following things are new in METAL v1.0B2:
- Added AppleEvent support
(Drag&Drop file(s), Open, Quit, Shutdown, etc.)
- Added "Get Pict Size" instruction for determining
the PICT file width and height.
- Added "Resize console" instruction for resizing
[MD1] Claris Ships FileMaker Pro 4.0
Claris Ships FileMaker Pro 4.0 for Windows and Mac OS
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Oct. 6, 1997 -- Claris Corp. announced the immediate
availability of FileMaker Pro 4.0 for Windows NT, Windows 3.1 and Mac OS,
the newest version of its award-winning cross platform relational database
Now with built-in HTTP server and CGI (Common Gateway Interface)
capabilities at an estimated retail price of just $199 (U.S.), FileMaker
Pro 4.0 will collect and serve dynamic data over the Web from computers
with access to the Internet or an intranet via TCP/IP. FileMaker Pro 4.0 is
a breakthrough intranet solution for corporate workgroups and small
businesses in need of convenient, cost-efficient access to databases.
FileMaker Pro 4.0 may also be used to serve data to sophisticated Web
sites, created by popular web authoring tools.
Getting a FileMaker Pro 4.0 database onto the Web is incredibly easy using
the product's new Web Companion plug-in. With just the click of a check
box, users can perform...
[MD1] Pascal Source Code and Articles
From: email@example.com (Bill M. Catambay)
Subject: [Ann] 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...
[MD1] Softdisk Publishing
From: Matthew Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Mac programs wanted for publication!
CALLING ALL DEVELOPERS!
YOUR PROGRAMS ARE WANTED FOR PUBLICATION!
Softdisk Publishing has been publishing monthly software since 1981 for a
wide variety of computer systems. We give our subscribers high quality
software at a fraction of the typical commercial price. Our software is in
use by thousands of people on thousands of computers worldwide. In age, our
subscribers range from six-year-old elementary school students to 70-plus
retirees, and their wide variety of interests are well matched by our
diverse offerings each month. Many of the programs that Softdisk publishes
on its monthly software subscriptions are created by talented free-lance
programmers from around the world who submit their programs for review and
Where do you fit in?
We pay a flat licensing fee for the rights to run each program on an issue
and we also offer quarterly ROYALTIES (typically 20%) for...
[MD1] public beta of PowerPlant 1.8b1
From: MWRon@metrowerks.com (MW Ron)
Subject: [ANN] public beta of PowerPlant 1.8b1
This is a public beta of PowerPlant 1.8b1 (the archive also includes
Constructor 2.4.3a1). This archive contains the new Appearance Classes
which provide native support for MacOS 8's new Appearance Manager. It also
contains many other changes and improvements since CW Pro 1. It is an
(almost) complete PowerPlant folder.
Althought this has been tested this is a public beta and all precautions
normally associated with beta sofware should be noted. Furthermore, the
contents of this archive (PowerPlant) is subject to change for CW Pro 2.
You must have CW Pro 1 to install and use this public beta.
If you are connecting from europe, you may want to try the mirror at:
PowerPlant Public Beta 1.8b1
Released on 09/30/...
[MD1] Open CW C++ v2 Beta Test Version
From: MWRon@metrowerks.com (MW Ron)
Subject: [ANN] Open CW C++ v2 Beta Test Version
Metrowerks had to make some hard decisions on the C++ compilers whether to
add some C++ improvements this summer or to put all of our efforts into a
new version of our C++ compilers. Our decision was to move ahead to the
next generation of C++ compilers as fast as possible, however, by doing so,
we have failed to uphold some promises, for that Metrowerks deeply
In order to give CodeWarrior users an opportunity to use these new tools as
soon as possible, Metrowerks is having an open Beta test of the v2
compilers and linkers. These v2 tools include namespaces and fuller STL
support. If you are interested in testing these tools, please send an
Title your message "Open C/C++ compiler test" (without the quotes) and
include your full name, company name, preferred e-mail address, and host
platform (Mac or Windows). Testers must have...
[MD1] Apple to Distribute Tools Free
Apple to Distribute Mac OS Tools to Apple Developer Program Members and Mac
OS Tools Vendors
Metrowerks First Vendor to License Tools; Select Tools Will Also be Made
Available to Public for Free Download
CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 30 -- Apple Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) today
announced it will begin distributing many of its Mac OS development tools
to the members of Apple's Developer Programs worldwide in November of this
year. Apple will distribute the tools on CD as an added benefit of program
membership. Select tools will also be made available on the Internet for
free to students, hobbyists and non-program members. By making its
development tools broadly available, Apple is ensuring that developers get
more of the resources they need to take full advantage of new development
opportunities for the Mac OS.
Some of the tools scheduled to be distributed on CD include the Macintosh
Programmer's Workshop, MacApp, SourceBug, MacsBug, Power Macintosh
Debugger, Virtual User an performance...
[MD1] BASIC Metacompiler
We are announcing our new product: METAL - Meta Language.
METAL is a BASIC metacompiler for a PowerMac with features such as:
- producing executables
- full on-line help
- a lot of examples
- very big palette of fast graphic functions
- sound playing (AIFF & AIFC files)
- file I/O
METAL v1.0B is a non-crippled freeware product made by Galactic Dreams
Software. METAL can be obtained from
(http://public.srce.hr/~msaric/GDS/software.html) or from Info-Mac
archives. METAL can be freely distributed on any CD-ROM, as long as
distributed entirely and without any modifications. To find out more
about METAL and our other products, visit our homepage at:
For any questions, contact:
[MD1] Apple Launches Brand Advertising Campaign
Apple Launches Brand Advertising
Campaign Premiering this Sunday on
CUPERTINO, Calif.--Sept. 26, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced it
is launching its new brand advertising campaign with two 60 second
television commercials scheduled to air during the network premier of
Pixar's academy award winning film "Toy Story" on ABC's "Wonderful World of
Disney" this Sunday evening, September 28. The campaign is themed "Think
Different" and is the first work by Apple and TBWA Chiat/Day in over a
decade. Their previous collaboration produced many award winning ads,
including the CLIO winner "1984" ad which has been voted the best ad of all
time by advertising professionals.
"Apple has one of the best brands in the world. This campaign celebrates
the soul of our brand--which is the desire to change the world for the
better," said Steve Jobs. "This ad is just the beginning of a major
marketing campaign to let our customers know that Apple is coming back, and
returning to those...