[MD1] HEURIS Releases MPEG Export Engine
For Immediate Release
Propeller Head PR
HEURIS Releases MPEG Export Engine-Pro(tm)
New QuickTime( export component delivers
QuickTime to DVD-ready MPEG-2 transcoding.
St. Louis, MO, October 1,1998 -- HEURIS, makers of the most widely used professional MPEG encoder, today announced the release of their MPEG Export Engine-Pro(. This new QuickTime export component makes it easy to go from a QuickTime file to a DVD-ready MPEG-2 stream. The MPEG Export Engine-Pro allows users of Apple's QuickTime 3 Pro MoviePlayer( or Media Cleaner Pro( 3.1, who also own MPEG Power Professional(, to control HEURIS' award-winning MPEG encoding engine - without having to open MPEG Power Professional. All MPEG Power Professional standard and custom encoding templates, and a number of encoding options, are available through the MPEG Export Engine-Pro. This integrated MPEG encoding functionality is...
[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://pascal-central.
Pascal Central is broken up into the following sections:
FEATURED ARTICLES: These are the latest articles contributed to Pascal Central. See the end of this note for a summary of these articles.
FORUMS & LINKS: This pages provides information on Pascal forums (such as the MacPascal mailing list, and the Pascal newsgroups), and several links to Pascal related web sites (for PC and Mac). To join the MacPascal mailing list, go to http://www.stairways.com/mailinglists/macpascal.html.
NOTHING BUT MACINTOSH SOURCE CODE:...
[MD1] CodeWarrior Plugin API Reference/SDK's
From: MWRon@metrowerks.com (MW Ron)
Subject: [ANN] CodeWarrior Pro 4 Plugin API/SDK Released
The long anticipated CodeWarrior Plugin API Reference and CodeWarrior Plugin SDK's for Mac OS and Windows is now available for downloading.
[NPL] Pervasive to Acquire EveryWare Development
EveryWare Development to be acquired by Pervasive Software
Pervasive Software Offers to Purchase Award-winning Internet Technology for
New Generation of Zero-administration, Web-enabled Data Management
Mississauga, Ontario--October 1, 1998--EveryWare Development Inc. (ASE:
EVE), the leading developer of cross-platform software for the construction
and analysis of dynamic Web applications, today announced that it has
signed a definitive support agreement with Pervasive Software Inc. (NASDAQ:
PVSW) of Austin, Texas. Pervasive has agreed to commence an offer to
purchase for cash all of the outstanding Common Shares of EveryWare
Development Inc. at a price of Canadian $1.20 per share. In addition,
Pervasive has entered into a Lock-Up Agreement with certain shareholders of
EveryWare, representing more than 50% of EveryWares outstanding shares.
Such shareholders have irrevocably agreed to tender their shares into the
Pervasive offer. If all the Common Shares are tendered into the...
[NPL] PowerPrint to Expand USB Mac Printing Options
PowerPrint to Expand USB Mac Printing Options
Vancouver, Canada, October 1, 1998 - Infowave Imaging Inc. (VSE:IWM) today
announced it will extend the Macintosh printing capabilities of its
award-winning PowerPrint software by adding support for Apple's new line of
USB computers. The new PowerPrint USB-to-Parallel (PowerPrint USB) release
will ship in December 1998.
PowerPrint USB will enable USB port Macintosh computers to print to
hundreds of popular parallel-port printers. With PowerPrint USB, USB port
Macintosh users won't be restricted to the small number of USB compatible
printers available on the market today. Users will have the freedom to
print to almost any parallel-port laser printer, inkjet printer, specialty
printer, or MFP they choose.
PowerPrint USB consists of a suite of Macintosh printer drivers and a
unique USB-to-parallel cable for connecting USB port Macintosh computers to
parallel port-printers. Designed to be flexible and portable, PowerPrint
[NPL] QuickDNS Pro 2.1.1 Beta
Men & Mice has released a beta version of QuickDNS Pro 2.1.1 which updates
the QuickDNS server.
The update protects the QuickDNS server against DNS spoofing (see more
about DNS spoofing at:
The final version of QuickDNS Pro 2.1.1 is expected to be released within
few weeks. The update is free for current users of QuickDNS Pro 2.0 and 2.1
As for further QuickDNS development, we expect to release QuickDNS Pro 2.2
in November. Among its benefits is increased security, allowing
administrators to control which name servers are allowed to perform zone
transfers from their servers. QuickDNS Pro 2.2 will also be available free
of charge to QuickDNS 2.0 and 2.1 users.
Any questions or comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download the beta version of QuickDNS Pro 2.1.1 at:
The Men & Mice Staff
[MD1] MacTech "Mac is Back" Celebration Offer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MACTECH MAGAZINE ANNOUNCES "MAC IS BACK" CELEBRATION OFFER
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- October 1, 1998 -- From computer users to the main stream media, people love their Macs. Even a recent TIME magazine poll shows that 94% of people feel that the Mac is a better computer than the PC. Recently, Apple announced that since the debut of iMac this past May, over 1000 new products and applications have been created for Macintosh. To celebrate this incredible resurgence of Macintosh, and the programming and development community, MacTech Magazine, for Macintosh programmers and developers, announces its "Mac Is Back!" celebration offer.
At over 60% off the cover price, this special limited time offer is available only until October 31, 1998. The offer is for a RISK FREE, twelve issue (e.g., 1 year) subscription to MacTech Magazine at the rate of only $39.95 (Canada: US$52.95, Foreign: US$...
[NPL] Autostart Hunter 1.1
Subject: Autostart Hunter 1.1 released
From: Yukos World (email@example.com)
Yukos World is proud to announce the release of Autostart Hunter 1.1.
'Autostart Hunter' is a tiny anti virus software designed for exclusively
for the worm named 'Autostart-9805'.
The worm was first found in HongKong in May 1998. It infects only PowerPC
based Macintosh via strage media like CD-ROM, MO, zip, jaz etc. including
hard disks, by using the feature QuickTime 2.0 (or higher) povides.
It then destroys some files stored in hard disk. Especially, since it
attacks to PostScript composite font files (for Adobe Type Manager), many
damages are reported in Japan.
Autostart Hunter is a freeware, can be downloaded from our web site. Both
English and Japanese version are available.
Now, Postcard-style manual is included.
English version is at:
Japanese version is at:
Yukos World Co., Ltd.
[NPL] CommuniGate List 1.5
The CommuniGate List 1.5 has been released:
* The module is more tolerant to the contents of subscribers list file now
so you may modify it freely via a text editor. Empty lines now allowed
and lines started with space or semicolon are treated as comments.
* Subject Prefix string implemented.
* Balloon helps and Platinum appearance for Ma OS 8 implemented.
* Bug fix: it didn't accept messages submitted via FaxSender. Now you can
use this module for bulk faxing.
* Bug fix: the restriction for message size applied to message text size
only but not to attachments. Now you can specify separate size limits
for message text and for attachments.
[NPL] Web Buddy 2.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kristen Moriarty
DataViz Ships Version 2.0 of Web Buddy
Enhanced to Support Password Protected Sites, Proxy Servers and More
-A free upgrade to all Web Buddy customers
Trumbull, CT- September 30 1998- Today DataViz(R) began shipping Web
Buddy(R) 2.0 for Macintosh and Windows 95, a package of Internet utilities
focused on increasing the productivity and organization of web browsing,
teaching and research. Along with other new features, version 2.0 of Web
Buddy now handles password protected sites and supports proxy servers. Web
Buddy 2.0 also incorporates "Intelligent web downloading" which includes
some of the following new features: "stay in directory" while downloading
and content filtering by extension or file type. Version 2.0 has also been
updated to support the latest Internet protocols and can download sites
faster than earlier versions of the product. Web Buddy is a free...
[NPL] Micro Planner X-Pert 2.5 & Micro Planner Manager 1.5
MACINTOSH PROJECT MANAGERS CAN SUCCEED WITH MICRO PLANNER - NEWEST VERSIONS
Sophisticated Project Management Software
for the Mac OS and Windows 3.x, 95, NT
Brad Pirrung, Director of Marketing: (303) 757-2216
Andy Killinger, CEO: (303) 757-2216
Home Page: http://www.microplanning.com
DENVER, CO -- October 1, 1998 -- Denver based Micro Planning International
(MPI) today shipped their powerful new project management software: Micro
Planner X-Pert for Macintosh Version 2.5 and Micro Planner Manager for
Macintosh Version 1.5. The latest releases offer added features and
enhancements, helping users become more productive, reducing their project
management maintenance time, and improving the decision making process.
Among the features that have been incorporated into the releases of Micro
Planner X-Pert and Micro Planner Manager are AppleScript support, group
resources and location function, a "cross out when complete" feature and
[MD1] SpotCheck 1.1.2
GenieWorks would like to announce SpotCheck 1.1.2. Finally, there is a java editor with a REAL difference. This is not just about color-coded syntax and code indentation... this is much more. Are you interested in setting up an inexpensive environment for Java development on the Mac? Check out SpotCheck, http://www.genieworks.com. It's not an IDE... just a VERY smart editor with automatic integration with the MRJ tools. And now it only costs $20.
SpotCheck is designed to help a Java programmer produce correct code without relying on confusing and untimely feedback from a compiler.
Specifically, SpotCheck identifies syntax errors and semantic errors (undefined names, type mismatches, etc.) -- those errors normally returned by a compiler. This analysis is performed after each edit, giving the programmer immediate feedback on errors. Now, you only need to compile to produce executable code.
What's new in v1.1.2?
* interface for compiling with Symantec's Visual Cafe
[NPL] Vicomsoft SoftRouter Plus 5.0
The new SoftRouter Plus now includes Network Address Translation (NAT)
functionality enabling LAN clients to share one Internet Account and
connection simultaneously. The SoftRouter Plus provides a Firewall, a full
TCP/IP software router, a DHCP Server and a Remote Access Server in one
cost effective package. SoftRouter Plus acts as a replacement for hardware
routers and application-restricted Proxy Servers. Users can now have all
their LAN, WAN and Internet connectivity provided by SoftRouter Plus.
Users requiring the additional CyberNOT filtering functionality should see
our Internet Gateway product. Feature list comparison with Internet
SoftRouter Plus is also now available cross-platform with a consistent
interface for Mac OS, Windows and NT.
For further information and demo software see:
[NPL] Vicomsoft Internet Gateway 5.0
An enhanced version of the Vicomsoft Internet Gateway is now available,
offering increased performance, redesigned and improved interface,
simplified setup and further administrator options. In addition, prices
have been reduced.
The Vicomsoft Internet Gateway with its Host Access Controls and CyberNOT
filter lists continues to provide unique security for those, like schools,
requiring control and management over LAN client access to the Internet. A
system administrator can easily set the Gateway to block access to
inappropriate or dangerous web sites and newsgroups.
Users not requiring CyberNOT functionality should see our new SoftRouter
Plus product. Feature list comparison with SoftRouter Plus:
The Vicomsoft Internet Gateway is also now available cross-platform with a
consistent interface for Mac OS, Windows and NT.
For further information and demo software see:
[NPL] InHouse Subscription Manager 2.6
September 29, 1998 -- Grand Marais, MN -- Sapphire Systems announced today
the release of version 2.6 of InHouse Subscription Manager(tm), the
solution for periodical, magazine and software publishers who want to
handle circulation and subscription activity in-house on a Macintosh(tm).
This update includes several new features and enhancements as requested by
our publishing clients such as new printing & exporting capabilities. This
includes label and form output by issues left, renewal/invoice effort,
geographic group (U.S., Canada or foreign), as well as by user-defined
Sapphire Systems is also pleased to announce an immediate $500 reduction in
price on the basic version of the program.
InHouse Subscription Manager is designed to handle all the subscription,
fulfillment and circulation management requirements of magazine, newsletter
and software publishers.
InHouse records all basic subscriber information and supports U.S.,
Canadian, & foreign...
[MD1] MacsBug 6.5.4a6 released
From: Jim Murphy, Apple
I'm pleased to announce that MacsBug 6.5.4a6, the coolest MacsBug thus far, is now available for your Mac OS debugging pleasure.
6.5.4a6 includes numerous bug fixes and cool new features you may not have known you needed, but will soon be unable to live without. Highlights include basic support for the new PowerPC AltiVec vector unit, initial mouse-based control (yes, MacsBug now has a cursor!), newly rewritten Watch Points support, and more robust Transition Vector commands.
MacsBug is available from its new home on the web at:
Complete release notes are available online so you can preview the new version before downloading.
Jim Murphy Mac OS Release Engineering/MacsBug
murph@apple Apple Computer, Inc.
[NPL] AOL 4.0 Includes Flash and Shockwave
For more information, contact: For Immediate Release
AMERICA ONLINE INCLUDES MACROMEDIA FLASH AND SHOCKWAVE PLAYERS IN AOL 4.0
Macromedia Flash and Shockwave Players Made Available to 13 Million
Customers of Nation's Largest Online Service
San Francisco, Calif. --- September 29, 1998 --- Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:
MACR) today announced that America Online (NYSE: AOL) is including
Macromedia Flash and Shockwave players as part of its AOL 4.0 CD-ROM. As
part of a significant new marketing and distribution agreement with America
Online, millions of AOL users can automatically experience high-quality
Flash and Shockwave content -- including games, animated user interfaces,
interactive demos, vector-based Web graphics, cartoons and more -- without
having to download and install a separate ActiveX control or plug-in.
Now available with AOL's 4.0 software, the new capabilities allow AOL
customers to automatically...
[NPL] OneWorld All-in-One Comm Server
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ONEWORLD SYSTEMS SHIPS LANDMARK ALL-IN-ONE COMMUNICATIONS SERVER FOR SMALL
AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES
OneWorld 5000 Communications Server drives convergence of
Internet, fax, data and remote access communications technologies
SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 29, 1998 OneWorld Systems*, Inc. (NASDAQ:
OWLD) announced today that it has shipped a landmark product, the OneWorld*
5000 communications server, that integrates Internet access, fax, data and
remote access communications technologies in a way never before implemented
for the small and medium office. For the first time, these critical
communications functions have been integrated into a single server platform
to provide, for small business, the same telecommunications efficiencies
that previously had only been available to telecommunications carriers and
large enterprise companies.
"Choosing effectively from the smorgasbord of communications products is
often a challenge for small businesses," said Raymond Boggs,...
[MD1] Win-to-Mac Porting Reference/Calculator
For Immediate Release
September 29, 1998
Windows-to-Macintosh Porting Reference Online
(Portland, OR) - Vertical Solutions has added a new online
Windows-to-Macintosh Porting Reference to their web site at
The Porting Reference provides Windows developers with tools and
information to make a porting decision and with enough information to
launch a Macintosh marketing program.
The most eye-opening thing in the Reference is a calculator that estimates
the potential Mac sales for a Windows product:
The Porting Reference includes:
- An overview of available porting tools and how to use them
- Time estimates for completing the port relative to original
- A primer on Macintosh marketing
- Relative costs of Macintosh marketing
- Market research
- Marketing links to research, distributors, resellers, publications
and web sites, and
- A calculator that estimates a Mac product's...
[NPL] Troi Graphic Plug-in 1.0b1 and Dialog Plug-in 1.2.1
Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands, September 29, 1998,
Troi Automatisering announces the availability of the beta version of Troi
Graphic Plug-in, for FileMaker Pro 4.0 both on Macintosh and Windows.
Troi Graphic Plug-in 1.0b1
This plug-in adds powerful graphics functions to FileMaker Pro 4.0:
With this function you can fill container fields in any RGB (red, green,
blue combination) color you want.
Capture the state of the screen into a container field: You can capture the
complete screen or specify which part of the screen you want. This is great
for customer support.
If you have large images already in a FileMaker database there is no easy
way to make small preview images. But with the Graphic plug-in you now can
create small thumbnails, all within FileMaker! Ideal for speedy images in
Peter Baanen, company president, states that "This plug-in is great news
for all web publishers that use FileMaker for publishing images on...
[NPL] Interaction 2.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS CONTACT: Terje Norderhaug
Media Design in*Progress
MEDIA DESIGN IN*PROGRESS SHIPS INTERACTION 2.1
SAN DIEGO, CA, SEPTEMBER 29, 1998: Media Design in*Progress today shipped
Interaction 2.1, the Mac web server companion for dynamic social websites
that adapt to the visitor. The new release facilitates maintaining multiple
websites on one server, supports authoring synchronized multimedia
presentations using SMIL markup, and allows back-end CGI applications to
benefit from Interaction's XML processing. Interaction 2.1 is available
MULTIPLE DYNAMIC WEBSITES
Interaction 2.1 complements the virtual hosting support of recent web
servers by maintaining multiple websites. Each site has its own members,
dynamic XML entities and other properties. Interaction adapts its user
interface depending on the selected site. Multiple sites are supported even
for web servers that don't...
[MD1] ODBC/SQL Plugin for FileMaker Pro 4.x
ODBC/SQL Plugin for FileMaker Pro 4.x now available
Summary: Professional Data Management and Rumora Automatisering en Advies have released a plugin for Filemaker Pro 4.x, that allows users to transparently connect their Filemaker Pro database to an ODBC datasource. The ODBC/SQL plugin (available for Windows and MacOS) supports all standard SQL-92 commands and allows users to enjoy the total benefits of the ease of use of Filemaker Pro with its scripting and layout possibilities, without the need of advanced programming techniques or knowledge of programming languages. A Filemaker Pro database can now be turned into a client to many widely used ODBC datasources, such as Oracle, Informix, Sybase, Butler and others. The ODBC/SQL plugin is available for download on a try-before-you buy basis at http://www.profdata.nl/. Prices vary from US$ 75 for a one user license to US$ 3,000 for a cross platform site license. (end of summary) -o-
Professional Data Management and Rumora Automatisering...
[NPL] Consultant 2.5 PIM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consultant 2.5 Fills Gaping Need For Palm Synchronization In Mac PIM Market
PROVO, UTAH - September 28, 1998 -- Chronos L.C. today announced the
release of Consultant 2.5, the award-winning organizer for MacOS computers.
The new 2.5 version sports Palm synchronization capabilities among a slew
of new features.
Consultant 2.5 is a full-featured personal information manager (PIM) that
integrates time, contact, and communication management seamlessly in a
multi-user package. Consultant is turning heads because of its elegant
interface, ease of use, and depth of features. Of particular interest to
owners of PalmPilot, Palm III, and other PalmOS connected organizers, is
Consultant's new ability to synchronize with the Date Book, Address Book,
To Do List, and Memo Pad applications.
New Consultant 2.5 Features
In addition to Palm synchronization, Consultant 2.5 adds many new features:
(a) Consultant now lets users assign unlimited categories to...
[MD1] CPLAT - A Low Cost Cross Platform Framework
From: Ken Stahlman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CPLAT is a low-cost ($50), easy to use C++ framework for developing
cross-platform applications. CPLAT provides a complete cross-platform
framework including classes for managing applications, documents, user
interface elements, tables, files, and more. Allowing for quick development of
applications that run under Mac OS and Windows using a common framework.
CPLAT - a low-cost C++ cross-platform framework
FontCat - the ultimate font viewing / cataloging tool.
[NPL] MetaCreations Ships Painter 5.5 Web Edition
METACREATIONS SHIPS PAINTER 5.5 WEB EDITION
Painter Upgrade Provides Web Tools for Natural-Media Graphics on the Internet
Carpinteria, CA, Sept. 28, 1998 - MetaCreations Corporation (Nasdaq: MCRE)
released today Painter 5.5 Web Edition, an upgrade to Painter,
MetaCreations' award-winning paint and image-editing program. Designed for
graphics professionals who want to create and edit original art for print
and the Web, Painter 5.5 Web Edition introduces to the application many of
the advanced tools a digital artist needs to develop and edit content for
rollover support, easy custom button creation and a built-in content
library of more than 1,000 Web-ready images for stunning Web site graphics.
To read the entire release and see screen shots of Painter 5.5 Web Edition,
please go to: http://www.metacreations.com/press/p55_release.shtml
For more information on Painter 5.5 Web Edition or other MetaCreations
[NPL] Farallon Ships 10/100 Dual-Speed Hub
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Farallon Ships New 10/100 Dual-Speed Hub
An ideal solution for schools and businesses to integrate their new iMacs
and other Fast Ethernet clients with existing 10Base-T Ethernet.
ALAMEDA, Calif., September 28, 1998 - Farallon is now shipping the new Fast
Starlet 10/100 Dual-Speed Hub/8. Equipped with 8 auto-negotiating 10/100
ports, Farallon's economical, compact, plug-and-play dual-speed hub is
perfect for schools and small businesses that are looking to network iMacs,
other 100Mb-capable nodes and existing 10Mb devices, but do not require
more expensive switched hub solutions.
Every port on the Fast Starlet 10/100 Dual-Speed Hub seamlessly works at 10
or 100Mbps, allowing users to take full advantage of their Fast Ethernet
devices, such as the iMac with built-in 10/100, while providing the ability
to easily integrate existing 10Base-T Ethernet devices such as printers or
older workstations. A built-in 2-port switch provides connectivity between
[NPL] Farallon Ships 10/100 for Comm Slot II
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Farallon Ships First & Only 10/100 Card for Comm Slot II
ALAMEDA, Calif., September 28, 1998 - Farallon ships the first and only
10/100 Fast Ethernet solution for Macintoshes equipped with Comm Slot II.
This new 10/100 Fast Ethernet card works in Macintosh models with Comm Slot
II such as Power Macintosh 4400, 6400, 6500, 7220 and 20th Anniversary
Macintosh; Performa 6400, 6410, and 6420.
"Now customers with Comm Slot II machines do not have to lose their PCI
expansion slot when upgrading to Fast Ethernet," states Jeanne Flatland,
Education Marketing Manager for Farallon. "This is especially important in
Education where schools are trying to leverage their prior investments
while improving their networks for maximum throughput."
The new Fast EtherTX 10/100 Comm Slot II card features:
* 10 times the network bandwidth of 10Mbps Ethernet for maximum throughput
* NWay 10/100 auto-negotiation for easy migration to Fast Ethernet
* Full-duplex support for network...
[NPL] Adobe Ships Illustrator 8.0
For Immediate Release
Adobe Ships Illustrator 8.0
San Jose, Calif., (September 28, 1998) (Nasdaq: ADBE) - Combining unique,
groundbreaking illustration tools with dramatically improved ease-of-use,
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced today the immediate availability in
the U.S. of Adobe Illustrator 8.0 software for the Windows 95/98,
Windows NT 4.0, and Power Macintosh platforms. Adobe Illustrator is the
industry standard for illustration software. The latest version redefines
computer drawing for print and the Web with new levels of innovation and
integration that will satisfy the creative needs of graphics professionals,
Web designers, and business users.
Illustrator 8.0 distinguishes itself from competitive illustration
applications with a compelling array of unique new features found only in
Illustrator 8.0 and other Adobe products. Creative tools like the Gradient
Mesh and new Brushes help users better express their ideas, by successfully
combining the control and precision of...
[NPL] Rockstar's GearBox Connection Kit
For Immediate Release
ROCKSTAR SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES NEW INTERNET SERVICE ADMINISTRATION
PLATFORM FOR SUPPORTING REMOTE ACCOUNTS AND DELIVERING CONTENT
- GearBox Connection Kit simplifies routine account maintenance
and delivers services through a distributable client -
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., SEPT 28, 1998 - Rockstar Software announced today
the GearBox Connection Kit, a new administration platform for supporting
Internet accounts. Attendees of ISPCON 98 (Booth# 1601) will see a preview
of the software which provides a scalable connectivity solution for
administering remote access account support and delivering value-added
services within a distributable client. Designed for commercial providers
and the enterprise, the GearBox Connection Kit will ship for Windows 95/98
and Mac OS in Q4 with pricing on a site licensed or per-client basis.
Windows NT support to be included Q1 1999. More information is available
The GearBox Connection Kit addresses three key service...
[NPL] PowerMail 2.1
From: PowerMail info (email@example.com)
Subject: [ANN] PowerMail 2.1 now available
A quick note to inform you that PowerMail version 2.1 - and a demo
version thereof - are now available from http://www.ctmdev.com. While I am
excerpting a part of the release notes below, the full list of changes is
readable from: http://www.ctmdev.com/whats_new.shtml
In case you haven't seen PowerMail lately, I encourage you check out our
latest changes; PowerMail is evolving quickly thanks to input from our
users, and we look
forward to becoming one of YOUR reference email applications !
jean michel/ctm qa
PowerMail 2.1 - email for people with a need to know
What's new in PowerMail 2.1:
The PowerMail Help file has been updated for version 2.1 and many new
features are described in it. In addition to bug fixes and features
requested by users (we welcome and appreciate your...
[MD1] PowerGlot 1.2
Florent Pillet / PowerGlot Software
12 Bd Desgranges, E.10
phone: +33 1 4683 1447
PowerGlot Software Releases PowerGlot 1.2
Premier Localization Tool for Macintosh Improves Compatibility
For Immediate Release
(Paris, France) September 24, 1998 - PowerGlot Software announced today the release of PowerGlot 1.2, a new version of its premier localization tool for Macintosh software. PowerGlot enables developers to make their products available worldwide in the native language of their choice, including 2-byte languages like Japanese, Chinese and Korean. PowerGlot 1.2 extracts text from applications, helps perform the translations and then builds the localized applications, with an easy to use, fast and powerful interface. PowerGlot 1.2 adds support for the just released Metrowerks CodeWarrior Professional 4, the upcoming Mac OS 8.5, as well as new additions for PalmOS developers. PowerGlot 1.2 also improves AppleScript...
[MD1] WanderingMan On-Line Java Resource Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7742 Spalding Dr. #377
Norcross, GA 30092
Phone: (678) 291-0303
Fax: (770) 242-5872
WanderingMan Announces Its New On-Line Java Resource Center
NORCROSS, GA - September 24, 1998 (INB) -- WanderingMan Consulting today
announced the release of their new Internet-based Java(TM) resource center.
The WanderingMan Java site focuses on original articles, code, product
reviews, editorials, book reviews, and tutorials for Java and Internet
WanderingMan Java provides developers with the means to find the
information necessary to survive in the ever-changing environment of Java
development. Through tutorials, guides and fresh articles, WanderingMan
supplies Java developers with all they need to stay up to date on Java news
and happenings. Features include a monthly Macintosh/Java guide, a CORBA
corner, Java certification tips and tricks, a Linux/Java guide, monthly...
[NPL] NameCleaner 1.9
Sig Software is proud to announce the release of NameCleaner version 1.9.
NameCleaner is a utility for the Macintosh OS to manipulate file names and
types. There are three main areas where it is useful :
* Preparing files created on a Macintosh for use in DOS, Windows or UNIX.
* Applying a general file name filter to many files and folders in one go .
* Preparing files created in DOS, Windows, UNIX for use on a Macintosh.
Version 1.9 adds Microsoft Office 98 file types, the option to add text or
file information before file names, automatic sequence numbering, the
option of cleaning and showing invisible files, and more.
The Sig Software home page is at :
The NameCleaner web page is at :
[NPL] New Domain Name Registration Service
Thomson & Thomson Kicks-Off Namestake.com Link Network
Enables ISPs, Registrars and Web Hosting Services To Offer Users Advanced
Domain Name Registration
BOSTON -- Sept. 22, 1998 -- Thomson & Thomson (T&T), global trademark and
intellectual property experts, today announced the Namestake.com Link
Network, a partnership program targeting ISPs, registrars and Web hosting
services. The program enables partners to bolster their domain name
registration service offerings and earn revenues without incurring set-up
costs. By providing customers access to Namestake.com's free, real-time,
domain name/trademark screening tool, partners can help customers
registering domain names, avoid potential trademark infringement and
protect their online brand identities.
With the generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) registration monopoly ending, an
increasing number of companies will enter the registration business to
capitalize on this exploding market. Each day, more than 7,000 domain names
[NPL] WebSTAR bundled with GoLive CyberStudio
For Immediate Release
STARNINE INCLUDES FREE GOLIVE CYBERSTUDIO PERSONAL EDITION WITH WEBSTAR AND
-- Award-Winning Authoring Software Included Free With WebSTAR For a
Limited Time; GoLive CyberStudio Professional Edition Now Also Available in
Bundle Up Discount Program --
BERKELEY, Calif., September 23, 1998 -- StarNine Technologies, Inc. today
announced it will include a free copy of GoLive CyberStudio Personal
Edition with WebSTAR and WebSTAR Upgrade packages ordered now through the
end of October, or while supplies last. GoLive CyberStudio Personal Edition
is an easy-to-use site authoring and management tool that includes visual
layout and design, advanced site management, and powerful HTML and
October 31st, or while supplies last, at (http://www.starnine.com/).
StarNine also announced that it now offers CyberStudio...
[NPL] WebSTAR 2.1.1 Released
WebSTAR 2.x users,
StarNine is pleased to announce the release of WebSTAR 2.1.1, a free
upgrade for WebSTAR 2.x users. This update offers a number of fixes and
improvements to the WebSTAR 2.1 release, including various server
improvemnets, work-arounds on PowerPC machines for Open Transport memory
leaks, WebSTAR SSI enhancements including support for SSI extensions and
various WebSTAR Data Cache improvements.
We encourage all WebSTAR 2.x customers to upgrade to WebSTAR 2.1.1 from the
WebSTAR Updates page at
(http://www.starnine.com/webstar/webstarupdates.html). Please take special
note of the "About WebSTAR 2.1.1" file as numerous changes have been made
between the release of WebSTAR 2.1 and 2.1.1 that may require slight
modifications to your sites setup.
And while your at it, take a chance to download an evaluation copy of
WebSTAR 3.0.1 from (http://www.starnine.com/evals/). While WebSTAR 2.1.1 is
great, WebSTAR 3.0.1 is much better. Here's why:
Improvements to Existing Features:
[MD1] Sun's Java 3D Programming Tool
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Joanne Sperans Hartzell
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Thomas Associates, Inc. for Sun:
SUN MICROSYSTEMS ISSUES BETA VERSION OF JAVA 3D PROGRAMMING TOOL FOR FREE
1000s of Developers Already Working with Alpha Code;
Beta Code Is Now Available to Everyone for Free Testing
PALO ALTO, Calif - September 22, 1998 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today
announced that it has made the beta version of its Java 3D (TM) application
programming interface (API) available on the Sun (TM) Website
(sun.com/desktop/java3d) for free download and evaluation to anyone
interested in exploring the new technology. The 3D development tool is
based on open standards and is easy to use, making it an ideal choice for
developers who want to create 3D content and leverage it across multiple
platforms without enduring the steep learning curve of other 3D APIs.
The Java 3D API is a...
[NPL] Teach! Pro v1.0.1 -- Multimedia Authoring Tool
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Acrux Software announces "Teach! Pro v1.0.1" a Mac-only multimedia
Contact: Mike Thorpe, Acrux Software
tel: 31 20 6261899
(Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 21 1998)--Acrux Software, the provider
of Macintosh educational software and courseware, today announced the
release of Teach! Pro v1.0.1: a Mac-only multimedia authoring tool of
particular interest for the education community.
Version 1.0.1 implements improved memory-management and stability, together
with several minor bug-fixes and improvements. Several new or improved
sample projects, stationery and templates are also included. A free updater
from version 1.0 is available from this FTP address:
Teach! brings simple but powerful multimedia authoring facilities to a wide
audience of users and designers, but especially to teachers and school
students. The secret of its...
[MD1] NetBeans Bundles Java-based Object Relational Database
For Immediate Release
NetBeans Bundles Cloudscape with Leading Programming Environment
Oakland, CA and Prague, Czech Republic, September 21, 1998-NetBeans, Inc.
and Cloudscape(TM) Inc. announced today that NetBeans, Inc. will bundle
Cloudscape's embeddable Java-based object relational database with upcoming
releases of the NetBeans IDE. Founded on the principle of Java innovation,
NetBeans is the first company to offer an all-Java IDE based on Swing/JFC.
Cloudscape offers the industry's first embeddable Java database, designed
to be invisibly embedded within applications as a local data manager.
The Cloudscape database will be bundled with NetBeans Developer 2.0,
allowing users of NetBeans Developer 2.0 to create Java applications that
integrate a fully functional, yet lightweight object-relational database
manager. The integrated product is expected to be available in November
1998. NetBeans Developer 2.0, written entirely in the Java(TM) language and
based on Sun's Java Foundation...
[MD1] IQTVRA launches Sacred Worlds
IQTVRA launches Sacred Worlds!
Sacred Worlds is here...to inspire, to excite, and to offer a place for you
to show what you can do with QuickTime 3.0! It is the creation of the
International QuickTimeVR Association, and is meant to be a showcase for VR
artists (IQTVRA members and non-members alike) in which they can show off
new techniques, new content, or just create.
Submissions have alredy begun! You can find out more at the Sacred Worlds
Web site -
Submissions will be accepted until November 1st. Visit the Sacred Worlds
web site anytime for guidelines, technical info & support, inspiration,
examples, and to register!
The showcase web site for Sacred Worlds will officially launch on November
15th, with a CD version of the web site to be offered in December.
This CD will be available at MacWorld in January of 1999 as well! We have
support from many "Partners" in the industry, and their names will be
popping up on the web site soon. Email updates...
Canadian Developer Releases 'Wired Sprite' Tool for Embedding Directional
Stereo Sound in QTVR
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada, September 21, 1998 - Squamish Media
Group, Inc., today announced the release of its newest product, soundsaVR,
a tool designed to allow content creators to accurately place directional
stereo sounds into QTVR panoramic movies.
soundsaVR is a fast and inexpensive way to add sound to photographic or
rendered single node and multi node QTVR movies. soundsaVR can import
sampled music, voice-overs, sound effects, MIDI tracks, or any file in
sound formats supported by QT3.0, to enhance the immersive experience of
QTVR with realistic directional stereo sound.
Using Apple's 'wired sprite' technology and proprietary directional sound
enhancements developed by Squamish Media Group, soundsaVR allows the
embedding of directional stereo sounds directly into 1.0 or 2.0 QTVR
movies. The user can then assign multiple sounds to each node, set the
direction and volume of...
[NPL] FileMaker Pro 4.1
FILEMAKER, INC. SHIPS FILEMAKER PRO 4.1 FOR WINDOWS AND MAC OS
New ODBC import lets workgroup database solutions fit with enterprise data
SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 21, 1998 -- FileMaker, Inc. today announced
the immediate availability of FileMaker Pro 4.1 for Windows and Mac OS, the
newest version of the world's most popular standalone desktop database
software application. Now featuring a new built-in intuitive ODBC SQL Query
Dialog, the new version lets users query ODBC data sources without
requiring SQL programming expertise. With ODBC importing, users can easily
query, generate reports, and analyze data all within the same FileMaker Pro
database environment. Renowned for its unique combination of power and
ease-of-use, FileMaker Pro lets everyone in the workgroup track, manage and
analyze business information.
With FileMaker Pro 4.1 users may either seamlessly import data into a
pre-existing FileMaker database or actually create a completely new
[MD1] BugLink v1.0.2 Upgrade Released
Press Release - BugLink v1.0.2 Upgrade Released
For Immediate Release
Glendale, California, September 21, 1998 -- The PandaWave announced today
the release of version 1.0.2 of BugLink, a free upgrade for existing
What is BugLink?
BugLink is a bug tracking system for both the Macintosh and Microsoft
Windows 95/NT. BugLink consists of a central bug database and server
application, and clients which allow software developers and testers
download the bugs they are interested in.
What's New In This Release
This update, which is free for all existing customers, fixes a number of
problems, including a potentially fatal memory leak in the BugLink Client
application. This release also fixes a few user interface glitches and a
printing problem which causes the wrong date to show up on reports.
A problem with the Server has also been fixed which can, under rare
circumstances, cause the bug tracking database to become corrupted.
This upgrade is highly recommended for all users, and can...
[NPL] Opera 3.5 beta Internet web browser
Opera 3.5 beta version is available for download at
Opera Software Releases Opera 3.5
Oslo, Norway, September 19, 1998 -- Opera Software A/S, based in Oslo,
Norway, announced today the release of the Opera 3.5 beta Internet web
browser. This update to the award winning web browser includes many new
features and enhancements while maintaining its small size, speed and
flexibility. The final version to be released in the next few days. Enjoy
and let us have your comments. This version promises to be the fastes
Opera, the fastest browser ever
New Functionality and Features in Opera 3.5
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
Opera now offers a high quality Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
implementation. This means that Opera can read web pages developed using
the CSS standard. CSS technology makes it easier for web designers to
create consistent pages and sites. Opera Software strives to adhere to the
W3C standards for CSS that have...
[NPL] SurfJet Agent 1.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 21, 1998
LEPTONIC SYSTEMS INC. RELEASES SURFJET AGENT 1.0
FINDS INTERNET ARTICLES; LEARNS VIA NEURAL NET TECHNIQUES
Leptonic Systems Inc. has announced that SurfJet Agent 1.0 has been
released and is available for purchase.
SurfJet Agent is an intelligent assistant that automatically searches the
Internet for you. It locates candidate articles (usually Web pages) using
Internet search engines, then pre-reads the article text, evaluating it
according to an "interest profile" you create, predicting your interest
level. Then it prioritizing the results to show you only the most
interesting articles it found. As you browse through the results, you can
correct its predicted interest level by moving a slider. Using neural
network techniques, SurfJet Agent can learn from this feedback to improve
its future performance.
SurfJet Agent requires a Macintosh computer with Internet access, Mac OS
7.1.5 or above and any popular Internet browser.
SurfJet Agent 1.0 has...
[NPL] Folder Action Setup 1.0b2
From: Bill Cheeseman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Folder Action Setup for Mac OS 8.5
The new "folder actions" feature in Mac Os 8.5 is shaping up to be very
popular. In case you're planning an article or sidebar on folder actions, I
wanted to be sure to get in a plug for my new shareware product, "Folder
Action Setup." It is a control panel application which lets you manage your
folder action scripts in a window, where you can see what you're doing --
Apple is only providing a contextual menu interface for folder actions,
which is awkward to use.
You can download version 1.0b2 here, if you want to try it out:
I have finished the final release, but I won't post it to this URL until
October 9, when Mac OS 8.5 will supposedly go public.
Here's the Read Me for the final version:
FOLDER ACTION SETUP
Version 1.0 - October 9, 1998
Copyright 1998 William J. Cheeseman
All rights reserved
Folder Action Setup...
[MD1] Loafer 1.2
From: Michael Krivoruchko (email@example.com)
Loafer version 1.2 release information
September 18, 1998: ElegantSoft announced it's next release of Loafer, a
shareware for Macintosh. Loafer is software developer macro tool. It's main
- C/C++, PowerPlant, Java and HTML sets of macros;
- access to macros by contextual menu (Mac OS 8.0+);
- a macro can simulate typing or be pasted;
- file and class names available in macro;
- date and time values available in macro;
- set of macros can be changed on a fly.
More details about Loafer can be found at:
[NPL] Lasso 3 Beta Release 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 1998
BLUE WORLD ANNOUNCES LASSO 3 BETA RELEASE 2
BELLEVUE, WA - September 18, 1998 - Blue World Communications, Inc. today
announced the immediate availability of Lasso 3 Beta Release 2 for the
following Lasso 3 product line applications and modules: Lasso 3 ISAPI
Plug-in for IIS 2, 3 and 4 for Windows NT, Lasso 3 W*API Plug-in for Mac
OS, Lasso 3 CGI for Mac OS, Lasso 3 Server for Mac OS, Lasso 3 ODBC module
for Windows NT and Mac OS and Lasso 3 FileMaker Pro module for Windows NT
and Mac OS.
The new beta fixes bugs reported in Lasso 3 Beta Release 1 and introduces
new functionality. In addition, the following new examples are provided:
- Email Sender: Template which allows users to easily send email
from a Web page.
- File Editor: Template which provides secured access to the server
allowing administrators to remotely edit and delete text files. Can operate
as a browser based remote editor for HTML files.
- SecurityImport.lasso: Template which...
[NPL] ProJPEG 3.1
ProJPEG 3.1 for Mac available - now with full actions support.
BoxTop Software, Inc.
"BoxTop's ProJPEG 3.0 is fast, feature laden and stable. It's spacious side
by side image preview window allows you to compare images before and after
compression. ProJPEG 3.0 is what Photoshop's own JPEG compressor should
be." - Richard Vallon
"BoxTop Software's ProJPEG plug-in consistently produces JPEG files that
are routinely 50% smaller than Photoshop." - Jon Warren Lentz in a review
of Photoshop 5 for Mac Art & Design #23
That says a lot about ProJPEG. It is the very best of the best and in side
by side tests makes the smallest, fastest JPEG files in the least amount of
time - now you can save Web ready JPEGs in even less time because ProJPEG
3.1 has full actions support and can be fully scripted in Photoshop 4 and 5
for automatic processing. That is just one of many improvements in 3.1.
You can downloaded ProJPEG 3.1 for Mac and ProJPEG 3.0 for Win from the
[MD1] Avalanche of New Mac Software and Peripherals Continues
Avalanche of New Mac Software and Peripherals Continues
Over 1,000 Macintosh titles and USB devices announced since iMac debut
APPLE EXPO PARIS, FRANCE - September 17, 1998 - During a keynote address
here today, Apple Computer announced that since iMac was unveiled on May 6,
1998, over 1,000 new Macintosh hardware and software products have been
introduced by Apple developers around the world. The products range from
innovative new consumer software titles to printers, cameras, and disk
drives that plug-in to iMac's Universal Serial Bus (USB) port. Developers
in Europe, Asia and the Americas have contributed to this avalanche of new
"Macintosh hardware and software developers have responded to the promise
of iMac with passion and ingenuity," said Steve Jobs, Apple's interim CEO.
"To bring out more than 1,000 new Mac products since May is awesome news
for Macintosh customers around the world."
iMac began shipping in USA on August 15, and, in Europe and Japan, in...