From: email@example.com (Jesse Jones)
Subject: [ANN] Raven 1.2 (Mac C++ framework)
This file contains the source for Raven 1.2 a new C++ framework for
Macintosh programming. Raven is similar to PowerPlant and MacApp but takes
full advantage of newer C++ features, has a more modular structure, and
makes extensive use of programming by contract.
Like ODF and MacApp Raven makes extensive use of multiple inheritance by
means of mixin classes. Raven also uses the standard C++ classes wherever
possible, including the string class, the standard exception classes, and
STL. Raven also makes use of template classes and RTTI.
Raven is divided into four layers: Foundation, Core, Application, and
Esoterica. Each layer is composed of a number of packages. For example the
Core layer has a Files package containing classes to manage things like
reading/writing a file, iterating over files, accessing the Desktop
Manager, and CustomGetFile and CustomPutFile.
The Foundation layer contains low level...
[MD1] QuickTime 3.0 Receives Industry Awards
Apple's QuickTime 3.0 Receives Industry Awards
Videography Magazine Recognizes Technology with Two Top Awards
CUPERTINO, Calif.--Sept. 12, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
that QuickTime 3.0, the latest release of the Company's industry-standard
digital media system software for Windows and Mac OS, has received several
product and technology awards from computer industry press and user groups.
Videography magazine recently granted QuickTime 3.0 two top honors--the
first annual Open Studio Interoperability Award, presented at the SIGGRAPH
tradeshow in August, and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) '97
Editors' Choice Award.
According to Videography, the Open Studio Interoperability Award is given
to a new product that "most significantly enhances the sharing of digital
media in professional studio environments." The NAB Editors' Choice Award
is for products "that deliver new capabilities, or substantially improve
the state-of-the-art in an existing product...
[MD1] Interactive Exhibit Hall for the Database Industry
For Immediate Release
Barry & Associates Announces the Start of the 1997 Online Database Derby
Web event creates the first interactive exhibit hall for the database
industry on the Internet
Burnsville, Minnesota -- September 12, 1997 -- Barry & Associates today
announced the start of the first phase of the 1997 Online Database Derby.
The Derby is the first Internet event of its type for the database
industry. The Derby, which features database vendors developing an assigned
application, is fashioned after a trade show with a development event, an
exhibit hall, and ways to win prizes. All Derby activity, however, occurs
on the Internet.
The Online Database Derby has been organized by Doug Barry of Barry &
Associates, with sponsorship from IDX Systems Corporation, developer of the
Derby database, Distributed Object Computing Magazine and Database
Programming and Design.
According to Doug Barry, "The database market is full of hype and
confusion. The Online Database Derby is...
[MD1] PowerTools signs agreement with Be
PowerTools signs license agreement with BeOS
PowerTools announced today that they have completed a license agreement
with BeOS. PowerTools will be shipping all infiniti T2 and X-Factor PPC
computers with BeOS starting on Sept. 22, 1997. "We elected to include the
BeOS with our systems due to the recent increase in interest and requests
from our valued customers." said Victor Wong, CEO, PowerTools. "With the
current events that are being played out in the MacOS arena, many people
feel that BeOS may be a viable solution and their OS of choice in the near
future. We are not here to play side, we are here to give the people what
they want." Existing owners of PowerTools computers can obtain the BeOS
free of charge. There will be a $9.95 shipping and handling charge.
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[MD1] PowerTools signs OEM agreement with UMAX
PowerTools signs OEM agreement with UMAX Taiwan
PowerTools announced today that it has signed an OEM agreement with UMAX of
Taiwan. Within the agreement, PowerTools will be given the rights to
purchase hardware products to be integrated into existing PowerTools
technologies. "We felt that it was necessary for us to work together with
UMAX to gain additional products and support for our valued customers,"
says Victor Wong, CEO, PowerTools. "Having multiple sources for some of our
core products will allow us to be more flexible and stable. This will
ensure that PowerTools will continue to be able to provide quality products
for the Macintosh community for a very long time." In reference to their
existing license with Motorola, Wong says, "We have not been asked to give
up the license, nor has Motorola offered to buy it back from us. They tell
us that they will continue to ship products and provide support to us for
quite a while longer."
[MD1] Motorola Phases Out Mac OS Business
MOTOROLA ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PHASE OUT ITS MAC OS-COMPATIBLE BUSINESS
Response to Apple's Recent Decisions Limiting Licensing
Tempe, Ariz. September 11, 1997 -- Motorola Computer Group (MCG), a unit of
Motorola Inc., today announced its plan to discontinue its Mac
OS-compatible system business in response to Apple's recent decisions to
limit the introduction of its new technology and phase out future
licensing. Under the new plan, Motorola StarMax systems will be available
for sale until the end of 1997. Known worldwide for its commitment to
quality and reliability, Motorola assured the Mac OS community that all
warranty and support commitments will continue.
To underscore its support to the Mac OS community through this transition,
Motorola today also announced enhancements to its industry-leading StarMax
five-year warranty. Motorola will now provide existing and new StarMax
buyers with one full year of current telephone support up from 90 days.
Motorola had been negotiating with Apple...
[MD1] LetterRip 2.0.1
This is an announcement for the new software (in the last few weeks) that
we use to run the MacDev-1 list. It's an excellent piece of software and
we grow to love it more each day. It's what you would expect from a
Macintosh List Manager -- you install it and are up and running in minutes.
September 11, 1997 -- Fog City Software, Inc. today released LetterRip
2.0.1, an update to its mailing list server for Mac OS computers.
LetterRip 2.0.1 is maintenance update. In addition to fixes, 2.0.1 adds two
- The LetterRip Server can now be queried by PageSentry from Maxum
Development Corporation. This allows a LetterRip Server to be remotely
monitored to ensure that it is running.
- The "List" headers that are used for enhanced email control can now be
LetterRip 2.0.1 is a free upgrade for all registered owners.
The list price of LetterRip is $295. Special pricing is available to...
[MD1] Vibe Now Available on Mac OS
VIBE NOW AVAILABLE ON MAC OS
Visix Software Extends Platform Support for Powerful Java Development Tool
Reston, VA, September 8, 1997 -- Visix Software Inc., a leading provider of
enterprise application development and deployment solutions, today
announced the general availability of Vibe Enterprise for Windows 95,
Windows NT x86, Windows NT Alpha, Solaris, Linux, AIX, HP-UX, IRIX,
Macintosh and OS/2. Visix also announced the general availability of Vibe
DE for Macintosh, OS/2, Windows NT Alpha, HP-UX and IRIX. Vibe DE is
already available for development on Windows 95, Windows NT x86, Linux, AIX
"Java developers are currently limited in their choice of development
platforms," said Bob Flury, Visix Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales,
Marketing and Services. "Visix recognizes that people who develop on
Macintosh, OS/2 and UNIX need Java development solutions too. With the
addition of these new platforms, we address the needs of this community
that other vendors often...
[MD1] StuffIt Trojan Horse Warning
LADDIN ANNOUNCES WARNING TO STUFFIT DELUXE USERS ABOUT A "TROJAN HORSE"
BEING DISTRIBUTED ONLINE
StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 Will Be Available In The Next 90 Days On Diskette Or CD
Do Not Download Any File Claiming To Be StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 (DR)
Watsonville, CA - September 9, 1997 - Aladdin Systems announces that it has
recently discovered that a "Trojaned" (a trouble making program hidden
within a legitimate program) called "StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 (DR)" is
circulating on Hotline servers on the Internet. This Trojan Horse
apparently deletes files while pretending to build a list. Aladdin wants to
warn its customers not to download any such file and that StuffIt Deluxe(r)
4.5 will be available in other traditional formats: Direct from Aladdin
Systems, its retailers and distributors. StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 is not
currently available, so users should not download anything claiming to be a
legitimate copy of StuffIt Deluxe 4.5.
"Although we haven't been able to verify this rumored Trojan Horse file...
[MD1] AutoShare 1.4
From: Mikael Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: AutoShare 1.4, a freeware list server
AutoShare 1.4, a freeware list server and auto-responder for EIMS (Eudora
Internet Mail Server, formerly AIMS and MailShare), has been released and
may be downloaded from
and also from the mirror site at
or by e-mail from
AutoShare is robust, speedy and requires little memory. The 68K and PowerPC
native server applications, tested with Mac OS 8.0, are fully scriptable
and may be configured using the AutoShare Admin, an administration tool
with balloon help. Lists in the hundreds and subscribers in the thousands
per list are supported, as are subscription, open, moderated, announcement
and private list types.
AutoShare comes complete with script samples and documentation covering
features such as fully automated web archives, remote administration by
e-mail, subscriber and...
[MD1] QuickGuard from MicroGuard
Press Release - QuickGuard
Micro Macro Technologies Ltd. (MMT), a leading developer of software
security solutions worldwide, is announcing their newest innovative feature
to the MicroGuard PC hardware protection key - "QuickGuard".
Continuing in their tradition of developing technologically superior
products, MMT has created QuickGuard, the fastest, strongest, most
inventive protection mechanism, which allows anyone to wrap an entire
software application within a protective shield in ten minutes or less,
even without prior programming or copy-protection experience.
This newest release joins the full range of MicroGuard copy-protection
products which include MicroGuard PC and MicroGuard Plus for the Macintosh.
With the development of all of their products, MMT focuses on
easy-implementation for their customers, and unimpaired plug-and-forget
technology for the end-user.
Micro Macro Technologies Ltd., an Israeli-based company established in
1995, is devoted to the production of...
[MD1] Java-based "Colada" for Canvas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deneba Unveils Colada(tm) - a Java(tm)-based Web Technology for Canvas(tm) 5
With Colada, Canvas 5 users can create pixel-perfect web pages instantly
Miami, FL, September 9, 1997. - Deneba announced that it will be releasing
a new Java-based technology named "Colada," which gives Canvas 5 users the
ability to create web pages quickly and easily.
"Colada allows Canvas 5 users to publish complete, multi-page designs,
directly to the web," said Manny Menendez, president of Deneba Software.
"If you can create it in Canvas 5, you can use Colada to publish it on the
web with pixel-level precision. This is something HTML-only authoring
solutions don't do."
Colada is a one-step solution for creating visually appealing, intricate
web pages. Being Java-based, it is cross-platform and compatible with all
modern browsers, without forcing viewers to download and install a browser
plug-in first. Even non-Java browsers can display Colada pages accurately,
[MD1] goo Library
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 1997
goo Software Expands Development Tools Product Line
goo Library Slashes Development Time
SAN JOSE, CA - goo Software announced today that it has expanded its
product line to include goo Library, a C/C++ code library for use with
Metrowerks CodeWarrior Pro 1 development environment.
The library consists of over 200 routines that extend the functionality of
the Macintosh Toolbox and which can be called from any C++ or C program.
"Developing software for Macintosh is more difficult than for other
platforms," said Michael Amorose, principal of goo Software. goo Library
helps alleviate this problem by adding routines that Mac developers need,
but currently don't have in the Macintosh Toolbox. "Think of it as an
extension to the Toolbox", Amorose said.
The library implements many common functions that Mac developers need such
as a "Folder Select" dialog and other useful features. The focus of the
library is to slash development time by eliminating...
[MD1] Apple and UMAX Reach Agreement
Apple and UMAX Reach Agreement on Licensing Mac OS 8
CUPERTINO, Calif.--Sept. 8, 1997--Apple Computer Inc. has reached an
agreement with UMAX Computer Corporation to bundle Mac OS 8 on UMAX
computers under the general terms of UMAX's current licensing agreement
This license to UMAX for Mac OS 8 does not include the rights to use Mac OS
8 on Common Hardware Reference Platform (CHRP) based systems and is valid
through July 1998.
Apple Computer, Inc., a recognized innovator in the information industry
and leader in multimedia technologies, creates powerful solutions based on
easy-to-use personal computers, servers, peripherals, software, personal
digital assistants and Internet content. Headquartered in Cupertino,
California, Apple develops, manufactures, licenses and markets solutions,
products, technologies and services for business, education, consumer,
entertainment, scientific and engineering and government customers in more
than 140 countries.
[MD1] Internet Address Detectors
Apple Introduces Internet Address Detectors
Technology Makes it Easier to Manage and Perform Actions with Internet
Addresses; Extends Innovative Internet Capabilities Delivered with Mac OS 8
CUPERTINO, Calif.--Sept. 8, 1997--Extending the innovative Internet
technologies delivered with Mac OS 8, the highly successful operating
system software release for Macintosh and Mac OS-based computers, Apple
Computer, Inc. today announced the availability of Internet Address
Detectors (IAD). IAD technology makes it easier for Mac OS 8 users to
manage and immediately perform actions on Internet addresses within
With IAD, a user can simply select an Internet address within a document
and perform a series of actions with that address using a pop-up Contextual
Menu. The Contextual Menu contains the recognized Internet addresses, each
with a submenu of actions that can be performed with the address. For
example, when a URL is selected, actions such as launching a web browser
[MD1] Lasso 2.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 1997
BLUE WORLD ANNOUNCES LASSO 2.1
Upgrade to include plug-in tag architecture and advanced business features
BELLEVUE, WA - September 8, 1997 - Blue World Communications, Inc. today
announced Lasso 2.1, an upgrade adding advanced, professional Web database
publishing features to FileMaker Pro for Mac OS from Claris Corporation.
"Lasso 2.1 enhances the integrated Lasso technology in FileMaker Pro 4.0,
providing a comprehensive, sophisticated Internet business solution for
users of the new FileMaker Pro version and allowing seamless Web database
publishing for customers who continue to use FileMaker Pro 3.0," said Blue
World President & CEO Bill Doerrfeld.
Key among the new features in Lasso 2.1 is a plug-in architecture that
allows easy addition of new tags and support of the FileMaker Pro 4.0 tag
syntax. Customers who have developed solutions using FileMaker Pro 4.0 can
easily move to Lasso 2.1's added features without modifying their current...
[MD1] Claris Acquires Blue World Technology
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 1997
BLUE WORLD TECHNOLOGY ACQUIRED BY CLARIS
Underlying Lasso technology part of FileMaker Pro 4.0
BELLEVUE, WA - September 8, 1997 - Blue World Communications, Inc. and
Claris Corporation today announced that Blue World's Lasso for
Web-enabling databases has been integrated into FileMaker Pro 4.0 for
Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.1 and Mac OS from Claris Corporation.
Under the terms of the agreement, Claris has acquired the Lasso technology
and licensed certain rights back to Blue World. Blue World plans to
continue enhancing Lasso and distributing new versions of Lasso as a
"We believe Blue World has developed a fast, elegant approach to putting
FileMaker Pro databases on the Web, a solution that all FileMaker Pro users
will welcome," said Claris President Dominique Goupil.
"Our customers have always considered Lasso to be the leading solution for
Web database publishing with FileMaker Pro for Mac OS," said Blue World...
[MD1] SmartClicks adds Contextual Menus to PowerPlant projects
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New SDK Simplifies Move to Mac OS 8:
SmartClicks adds Contextual Menus to PowerPlant projects
September 8, 1997 - Vienna, Austria - Tools & Toys today reveiled Developer
Release 1 of SmartClicks(tm), an easy to use SDK (software development kit)
for CodeWarrior users that dramatically simplifies the support of
Contextual Menus. Contextual Menus is a feature of the new Mac OS 8 that
allows the user to display a pop-up menu of useful actions that relate to
the current selection. SmartClicks helps developers to add Contextual Menus
to existing or new software that use Metrowerks Inc's object oriented
PowerPlant application framework. With Tools & Toys' SmartClicks library
and only two lines of code, Software developers can now make their
applications Contextual Menus-aware.
"Contextual Menus are one of the hottest features of the new Mac OS!", said
Andreas Pizsa, President of Tools & Toys Ltd. and developer of SmartClicks.
"With SmartClicks, developers...
[MD1] Mantle for SAP R/3
Advis Introduces Mantle for SAP R/3 to Sapphire Attendees
Product Provides First Bridge Between WebObjects and SAP R/3, Gives
Developers Access to Industry-Leading Web Application Tool
SAPPHIRE, ORLANDO, Fla. -- Advis today introduced Mantle for SAP R/3 to
attendees at Sapphire. The Mantle software gives SAP web application
developers the ability to web-enable SAP using Apple's WebObjects, the
leading web application development solution from Apple Computer. Mantle is
the first to link the object-based development environment of Apple's
WebObjects with SAP's robust capabilities for handling large-scale business
Mantle's suite of object-oriented framework design tools streamlines how
developers build and deploy web applications for SAP R/3 applications.
Developers can now leverage SAP R/3's existing communications mechanism for
cross-platform, multi-tier architecture design. Mantle is available for all
platforms supported by WebObjects, including Windows NT, Solaris, HP-...
For Immediate Release
Tangent Systems Announces BuildSim to Support ADB I/O Product from BeeHive
OCEAN BEACH, Calif.-- September 5, 1997:
Tangent Systems announced today that it will provide built-in support for
ADB I/O from BEEHIVE Technologies, Inc. All editions of BuildSim will have
an "ADB I/O" BuildBlock which can be used in conjunction with the ADB I/O
product for simple data acquisition and control projects. This is an
exciting development in that now a simple yet flexible device like ADB I/O
can be easily coupled with BuildSim to provide a quick and easy way to
develop relatively sophisticated data acquisition and control projects
without being forced to learn a specific programing language. ADB I/O
combined with the easy to use point and click interface provided by
BuildSim can now provide access to a whole new set of users and customers.
"After a careful review of ADB I/O, it became apparent that its a natural
fit with BuildSim and can provide an easy way...
[MD1] PowerTools Clones shipping with Mac OS 8.0
PowerTools first Mac OS cloners to ship Mac OS 8.0
PowerTools announced today that they will be the first Mac clone vendor to
ship Mac OS 8.0. Beginning on September 8, 1997, PowerTools will include
Mac OS 8.0 with every infiniti T2 Mac OS clone that it ships. Each infiniti
T2 will also have a full 1 year on-site warranty provided by a national
third party service provider and free (800) technical support.
The standard configuration for the newly released infiniti T2 systems is as
604e/200MHz PPC, 50Mhz Bus, Mini-Tower, 5 PCI, 8 Drive bays, 3D graphics
32MB/3.2GB/16x/512k/2vram/4MB video card/video in-out/TV tuner/KB/Mac OS
This is in response to the current changes by Apple concerning the
licensing of Mac OS 8. "Although the price for the infiniti T2 is slightly
higher," says Victor Wong, CEO of PowerTools,"we feel that it is necessary
to provide the latest version of the Mac OS for our valued customers. If
along the way it helps to make...
[MD1] WebSTAR/Mac OS Show 144%-300% Lower Costs
The Business Research Group, an independent market research and consulting
organization, recently completed and published the results of a
cost-of-ownership study comparing four web servers running Netscape
Fastrack for UNIX, Microsoft Internet Information Server for Windows NT,
O'Reilly Website for Windows 95 and StarNine's WebSTAR for the Mac OS. The
results of the survey are exciting!
The study found that WebSTAR servers running on the Mac OS provide a
significantly *lower cost of ownership* then competing servers based upon
several factors ranging from costs related to purchase and installation to
content creation and server management. These advantages led to a
cumulative cost advantage over the four other servers as high as 300% per
internal users, to 144% per server to 158% per web page .
See the exciting results yourself. Both the study and a PDF version of the
report can be found at (http://applenet.apple.com/text/server_study.html).
WebSTAR can be found at (http://www....
[MD1] PACE Interlok 1.0.2
New InterLok Version Extends PACE Anti-Piracy Leadership in Software
SAN JOSE, September 3, 1997 -- PACE Anti-Piracy has introduced Version
1.0.2 of its InterLok Software Authorization System. This update to
InterLok for Macintosh and InterLok Pro for Macintosh, PACE's software-only
packages for turnkey trialware creation and copy protection, includes
improvements to InterLok's industry-leading anti-hacking mechanisms as well
as bug fixes. In addition, this release adds to InterLok Pro the ability to
protect data files in association with an application, along with
PowerPC-native encryption and decryption routines for greatly enhanced
performance for Power Macintosh users.
The new data file protection capability extends the power of InterLok Pro
to developers who wish to distribute secure versions of their run-time
database solutions. For example, developers of FileMaker Pro solutions can
now use InterLok Pro to easily create time-limited trialware versions of
[MD1] Increased Security for SiteEdit
PACIFIC COAST SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES UPDATE TO SITEEDIT PRO
-- Popular internet server untility gains increased security and versatility
San Diego, September 3, 1997 -- Pacific Coast Software has released an
updated version of SiteEdit and SiteEdit Pro for Macintosh that improves
the security of its user database and allows increased versatility for user
access. SiteEdit is a remote access tool for Macintosh and Windows Web
servers. SiteEdit 2.04 now encrypts all passwords stored in its user
database. Even if someone is able to access the password file they will not
be able to access SiteEdit. A corrupted password file will not cause
SiteEdit to revert to default passwords. Instead, a message telling the
visitor to contact the server administrator is displayed. In addition,
administrators are now able to securely give users access to folder aliases
that lead to locations outside their normal folder hierarchy. This
versatility is really useful for sites that have separate areas for...
[MD1] Web Archer Gets "Push"
For Immediate Release
CLEARWAY TECHNOLOGIES ADDS "PUSH" TECHNOLOGY TO NEW WEB ARCHER SEARCH TOOL
-- Built-in 'Search Expertise' Speeds Successful Searches;
Uses 'Push' Technology to Keep Expertise Up-To-Date Automatically --
Boston, September 3, 1997 -- ClearWay Technologies, Inc. today announced
the final "Preview Release" of Web Archer, a desktop Internet search tool
with built-in 'search expertise' that selects the best database or search
engine for each search automatically. Web Archer makes Internet searching
faster, easier, and more successful for both novice and experienced users,
by using its built-in knowledge of the Internet to quickly focus on the
most relevant information. Using ClearWay's own 'push' technology, which is
built into Web Archer, updated 'search expertise' is broadcast monthly to
all installed Web Archers. 30-day demonstration copies of Web Archer for
Mac OS, and Windows 95/NT are available free from
[MD1] ShrinkWrap 3.0
ALADDIN SYSTEMS, INC. SHIPS SHRINKWRAP 3.0, DISK IMAGE UTILITY
New Version Expands Capabilities For Complete Disk Imaging Needs, Users Can
Now Distribute Floppy Disks Over The Internet
Watsonville, CA-- August 29, 1997-- Aladdin Systems, Inc., developer of the
worldwide Macintosh compression and installation standards StuffIt(r) and
InstallerMaker(tm), has incorporated its award winning compression
technology and electronic commerce capabilities in ShrinkWrap(tm) 3.0.
ShrinkWrap is a utility that can easily turn a disk into an electronically
transmittable file (via the Internet, etc.) and then just as easily, return
it to an exact disk image of the original source disk. ShrinkWrap 3.0
supports all commonly used image file formats, it provides StuffIt
compression capabilities, and 40-bit encryption for international and
Key Features and Benefits
o Aladdin's StuffIt compression and decompression technology helps users
save about 30% more space and is twice as fast as...
[MD1] Apple to Acquire Power Computing for $100M
Apple to Acquire Power Computing for $100M
CUPERTINO, Calif.--Sept. 2, 1997--Apple Computer, Inc. announced today that
it will acquire Power Computing Corporation's core assets in a deal valued
at $100 million in Apple common stock. Included in the key assets Apple
will acquire are the right to retain key employees with expertise in direct
marketing, distribution, and engineering; Power Computing's customer
database; and the license to distribute the Mac OS operating system.
"Power Computing has pioneered direct marketing and sales in the Macintosh
market, successfully building a $400M business, " said Steve Jobs, Apple
Board member. "We look forward to learning from their experience, and
welcoming their customers back into the Apple family."
"Power Computing is grateful for the tremendous support and encouragement
we have received from the entire Macintosh community," said Stephen Kahng,
Power Computing founder and CEO. "We believe that in our small way, we have
helped to make the...
[MD1] MacTalk on TalkCity
Do you think you know alot about Macintosh? Are you the type that tears
apart their system looking for that one corrupt preferences or bad block of
Ram? Do you have a pleasant manner and can communicate what you know well
to other people? Do you enjoy chatting on IRC and giving of yourself in the
furtherance of Mac advocacy?
If you answered yes to these questions then I have an exciting opportunity
for you! My name is Robin Morgan and I am room manager for #MacTalk on
TalkCity. We are a room for serious tech assistance and indepth Macintosh
discussion. We are looking for qualified, mature, dedicated macusers to
join our volunteer staff. The CG's (Computer Group) for #MacTalk go through
a short training session and then choose a minimum of 5 hours they wish to
cover in #MacTalk. Currently we are accepting applications to work between
the hours of midnight at 5am pacific time.
If you would like to apply to become a volunteer CG, please go to
http://w3.one.net/~robin and fill out the...
[MD1] Public beta of Myrmidon 2.0
We have released a new public beta of Myrmidon 2.0 on our web site. The new
version number is 2.0b7, and it fixes a number of bugs and add a few new
Myrmidon was introduced at the Boston Macworld keynote session last year.
It's a Chooser extension that lets you convert any document to a Web page,
simply by printing it. Some of the new features in this version are:
o option to preview the Web page automatically upon saving to disk
o option to match a document's line spacing (also known as leading)
o saves image files in a separate folder from the HTML file
I invite you to download the new version and tell me what you think of it.
It may be downloaded from our web site: (http://www.terrymorse.com/).
Please send your comments to (mailto:email@example.com).
[MD1] MacDoc 1.2
MacDoc 1.2, Shareware by macnetic software
For your personal evaluation copy please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
New in 1.2
- You're now able to choose the language for the embedded viewer (see
- MacDocuments can now optionally be printed in Black & White (color is
- Added option to save a page setup as default (e.g. A4 in Germany).
- Fixed bug when printing a page range.
- Fixed bug in custom page setup.
- Now available in English and German.
- Creating an index (automatically ) is now Font/Size/Style AND Color
- Better document handling (changed creator of srd's)
- New enhanced information dialog (page sizes).
- Fixed bug when dragging/copying text from some pictures.
_The stand alone document creator for the Apple Macintosh_
MacDoc is a powerful tool for creating standard or stand-alone documents
(also called: self-reading,...
August 30, 1997, Johannesberg, Germany
A new version of the successful application CDFinder is now shipping.
CDFinder is a very fast and powerful tool to create catalog files of your
hard disks, floppies, ZIP's and anything else that spins. It has a great
user interface and very useful search functions. CDFinder supports
drag&drop and requires at least a 68020 or PowerPC CPU. While System 7 is
required, CDFinder is also fully compatible to MacOS 8. A special feature
is the bilingual user interface (German/English).
This mix of features makes CDFinder very useful especially for developers
with their usually large mount of important developer CDROM's.
New features in CDFinder 1.5:
- Catalog objects can be deleted.
- Catalog data can be exported into a text file.
- New search results can be added to previous results.
- A lot of other useful new features and improvements.
- Quite some bugs - especially regarding StuffIt archives - were fixed.
CDFinder is shareware ($15 for a single...
[MD1] Metrowerks Has Record Quarter
METROWERKS FOURTH QUARTER REVENUES UP
TO RECORD US$6.2 MILLION
Company Records Profit of US$155,000 for Quarter
AUSTIN, Texas-August 28, 1997- Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME:MWK),
one of the world's leading providers of software development tools, today
announced its results of operations for the fourth quarter of fiscal year
July 31, 1997 (Q4FYJuly97).
Revenues for Q4FYJuly97 totaled US$6.2 million, an increase of 78% over
revenues of US$3.5 million for the corresponding Q4FYJuly96, and an
increase of 72% over revenues of US$3.6 million for the previous quarter,
The Company reported a net profit of US$155,000 (US$0.01 per share on a
fully diluted basis), compared to a net loss of US$178,000 (US$0.02 per
share) for the corresponding Q4FYJuly96, and compared to a net loss of
US$5.9 million for the previous quarter, Q3FYJuly97.
"We are very happy with the results for the fourth quarter," said Jean
Belanger, Metrowerks CEO and Chairman of the Board. "We have...
[MD1] NeoLogic Launches NeoAccess 5.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NeoLogic Launches NeoAccess 5.1
- New Version of ODBMS Introduces Distributed Object Model and Adds
Extensible, Lightweight Testing System
BERKELEY, CA - August 27, 1997 - NeoLogic Systems, Inc. today announced the
release of NeoAccess 5.1. The company's cross-platform object database
management system (ODBMS) now includes a distributed object model which
facilitates the construction of single user systems that draw data from
multiple databases. NeoAccess 5.1 also features a complete testing
architecture for easily constructing the full repertoire of tests necessary
to meet the reliability requirements of commercial applications.
"Each successive NeoAccess release builds upon its predecessor," said
NeoLogic President Bob Krause. "For us, the bottom line is to provide
powerful capabilities for our customers while reducing the amount of code
they have to write. The distributed object model in NeoAccess 5.1
represents another significant leap forward in this...
[MD1] AG Group Training
Over the next two months, the AG Group will be offering 3 network
management training seminars in Walnut Creek (AG Group's home), 25 miles
east of San Francisco and accessible by Bay Area Rapid Transit.
I have included upcoming seminar course titles, dates, locations and
registration costs in this e-mail. Additional information about AG Group
Training & Services can be found at our website,
(http://www.aggroup.com/training). I look forward to hearing from you about
you or your staff joining us for our new and updated network management
COURSES AND DATES:
1) EtherPeek Fundamentals & Techniques (3 days) Sept. 24 - 26 Learn how to
optimize your use of EtherPeek for network monitoring and troubleshooting
in this newly expanded three-day hands-on course. Learn how to baseline
your network, identify trouble spots and analyze performance problems.
This 3-day class is designed to provide EtherPeek owners with:
* A thorough overview of the features of our protocol...
[MD1] Aladdin Announces StuffIt/OS 8 Upgrade Policy
ALADDIN SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES STUFFIT DELUXE OS 8 UPGRADE POLICY
Registered StuffIt Deluxe 4.0 Users Who Have Purchased StuffIt Deluxe After
July 26, 1997, Qualify For Free StuffIt 4.5 Upgrade
Watsonville, CA - August 27, 1997 - Aladdin Systems today announced that
StuffIt Deluxe 4.0 registered users (who purchased 4.0 after July 26,
1997) will be able to upgrade to version 4.5 for free (plus shipping fee).
Significant enhancements of StuffIt Deluxe 4.5 will include Mac OS 8
(Tempo) compatibility, support for more expansion formats like MIME/Base64,
encrypted ZIP, and LHA expansion, additional email program support and
Private File encrypted file support.
StuffIt Deluxe works in the Finder at a lower level than most applications,
and a lot has changed in the OS 8 Finder. Currently, the StuffIt Deluxe 4.0
core functionality is compatible, but the package contains three
incompatible elements: StuffIt Browser, StuffIt SpaceSaver, and Magic
Menu. These components will be compatible with OS 8...
[MD1] FREE Suite of IP Tools from AG Group Releases
Walnut Creek, California - August 26, 1997
The AG Group, Inc. releases AGNetTools(tm), a free IP utility suite
available for Macintosh, Windows 95 and Windows NT. AGNetTools includes the
following IP tools under a single graphical user interface:
Pings internet devices with a specified number of packets, timeout & time
interval. Minimum, maximum & average response times are reported back.
Traces the route packets take from your computer to any device with an IP
address on the internet.
Uses DNS to resolve names to addresses & addresses to names.
Uses the finger protocol to get information about a user on a given server.
Uses the whois protocol to get whois information about the owner of a
Tests for availability of resources (via FTP or HTTP) on the internet &
calculates the time, size, & speed of download.
Resolves names for a range of IP addresses.
Scans ports on a machine to find...
[MD1] Paragon OAK CORBA Suite
PARAGON SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES RELEASE 5.0 OF THE OAK CORBA SUITE FOR
DEVELOPING DISTRIBUTED APPLICATIONS USING CORBA TECHNOLOGY
A proven CORBA 2.0 IIOP-compatible ORB especially suited to the NEXTSTEP
and OPENSTEP marketplace
VIENNA, VA -- August 18, 1997-- Paragon Software, Inc., a leading provider
of custom enterprise application solutions, announces Release 5.0 of its
OAK CORBA suite. OAK supports deployment of CORBA-based solutions on a wide
variety of UNIX and Windows platforms. The 5.0 release includes full IIOP
support and is 100% compatible with other CORBA 2.0 ORB products, including
Orbix and VisiBroker. Available platforms include HP-UX, Solaris, Linux,
Windows NT, Windows 95, any POSIX-compliant UNIX system, NEXTSTEP 3.X, and
OAK 5.0 and the CORBA 2.0 Specification
OAK is Paragon Software's implementation of the OMG CORBA 2.0 core
architecture, as defined in the CORBA 2.0 specification. Release 5.0
implements four main components of the CORBA specification: the...
[MD1] Informed Filler for Java
Shana releases Informed Filler(r) for Java(t)
NEW YORK, NY, August 25, 1997: At the first Java Internet Business Expo,
Shana Corporation today announced that Informed Filler for Java, the latest
addition to their line of cross-platform electronic forms products, is now
Informed Filler for Java brings the benefits of e-forms to the Web
platform. The Informed Java applet is used to fill out visually appealing,
intelligent forms in any Java capable Web browser, such as the Netscape
Communicator client software or Microsoft Explorer. Forms are created using
Informed Designer(r) on Windows (3.1x, 95, NT) or Mac OS and then saved for
use with Informed Filler for Java. When a form and the Java applet are
placed on your Web server, anyone with a Java capable browser can fill it
out. No additional client software is needed. No installation or
configuration process is required.
The explosive trend toward thin clients and network computers in
Internet/intranet/extranet environments has...
[MD1] Blue World Updates Lasso to Address Security Hole
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Blue World Updates Lasso to Address Security Hole Discovered in "Crack a
Mac" Contest; Informs and Assists Other Developers
Bellevue, WA - Internet software developer Blue World Communications, Inc.
has released a revision to Lasso to address a security hole present in
Lasso and several other Mac OS Web server products that was discovered
during the Web-wide "Crack a Mac" contest (http://hacke.infinit.se). Within
24 hours of the discovery, Blue World posted a fix and notified its
customers. It has since released a revised x.x.3 patch to further enhance
security, and posted a new version of the free Lasso Lite product.
This patch, along with changes currently being made to other Mac OS
Internet products, restores the Mac OS platform to a position it has held
for over two years as the most secure and easiest to maintain platform for
"To date, we are unaware of any Lasso customers whose security has been
compromised solely due to Lasso," states...
[MD1] WebObjects Adapter for WebSTAR
StarNine is happy to announce the availability of a W*API based WebObjects
Adapter. With a WebObjects Adapter, it is now possible to integrate your
Mac OS-based WebSTAR server with WebObject applications running on Solaris,
OpenStep, NextStep, Windows NT and soon Rhapsody.
WebSTAR users interested in testing the WebObjects Adapter with their
current WebObjects applications are invited to download a development
version of the Adapter at
(ftp://ftp.starnine.com/pub/betas/webobjects_adapter.sea.hqx). We also
request that you subscribe to the -Beta mailing list by sending a message
to (email@example.com) with a Subject of "subscribe".
For testing purposes, additional evaluation copies of WebSTAR can be
downloaded at (http://www.starnine.com/evals/).
Eric Zelenka mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
WebSTAR Product Manager http://www.starnine.com/
StarNine Technologies, Inc. http://eric.starnine.com/
[MD1] ServletExec Plugin Runs Java Servlets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ServletExec Plugin Runs Java Servlets on Mac OS Web Servers
Alpharetta, Georgia - New Atlanta Communications, LLC announces the
ServletExec(tm) plugin for Mac OS web servers. ServletExec is a WebSTAR API
(W*API) compatible plugin that enables Mac OS web servers to run
industry-standard Java servlets. ServletExec is built on the Mac OS Runtime
for Java (MRJ) which Apple is shipping as a standard component of Mac OS 8.
Servlets are Java-based alternatives to traditional CGIs and web server
plugins. "Servlets have several compelling advantages over CGIs and
plugins," said Vince Bonfanti, President of New Atlanta Communications.
"Servlets can run on any major server platform--Mac OS, Windows NT, or
Unix--using any leading web server, without even recompiling. Mac OS
developers can deploy their servlets on any platform, and the ServletExec
plugin allows Mac OS webmasters to run servlets originally developed for
other platforms. In addition, writing servlets in Java...
[MD1] Gene Codes Looking for People
GENE CODES CORPORATION, a premier developer of software for sequencing DNA,
is seeking software engineers for advanced software product development in
Gene Codes Corp. develops and markets scientist-centered software for
molecular biologists. Our lead product SEQUENCHER has become the software
standard at major sequencing facilities around the world. We seek
self-motivated, highly skilled team players who will have the opportunity
to contribute to strategic engineering projects with state-of-the-art
Macintosh Software Engineer: Candidates will have proven experience
implementing commercial software using C and C++ with CodeWarrior on the
Macintosh. College degree required. Preference will be given for degrees in
computer science or computer engineering. Cross-platform development
experience, networking experience or laboratory science experience are a
Software Engineer: Candidates will have proven experience implementing...
[MD1] PerlScript Name Conflict Resolved
TYRELL AND ACTIVESTATE RESOLVE PERLSCRIPT NAME CONFLICT
Name Conflict Ends with Agreement to Cooperate with Marketing and
Development of Perl Tools
August 20, 1997, San Jose, CA -- In a move typical of the Perl community,
Tyrell Software Corp. and ActiveState Tool Corp. have resolved the
PerlScript name conflict in a friendly, cooperative manner. Last month
Tyrell started marketing a product named PerlScript on the Internet.
Confusion quickly ensued between ActiveState's PerlScript ActiveX scripting
engine and Tyrell's PerlScript. "Mark Murphy of Tyrell and I started
discussing what resolution would be the best one for the Perl community,"
explains Dick Hardt, President of ActiveState, "We also started exploring
how we could work together to provide Perl solutions to developers".
"Tyrell has agreed to change our product name from PerlScript to PowerPerl"
says Mark Murphy, Tyrell's Director of Software Development, "We are going
to cooperate with ActiveState in the development and...
[MD1] Pictorius Closes $3.5 Million Financing Deal
Pictorius Incorporated Closes $3.5 Million Financing Deal
Secured Financing Allows Pictorius to Expand Markets and Continue to Grow
Friday August 20, 1997 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - Pictorius
Incorporated, has announced the initial closing of $3.5 million dollars of
a $6 million dollar offering by way of a confidential offering memorandum.
In connection with the Offering, the Company has signed a financing
agreement with McLean Watson SOFTECH Fund. This Fund invests exclusively in
leading private software companies. In addition to strong financial
backing, McLean Watson brings valuable software industry experience and
affiliations. McLean Watson was instrumental in the sale of Montreal-based
Softimage to Microsoft Corporation.
The completion of the initial closing of the offering and SOFTECH's
participation consolidates Pictorius financial base and puts it in a strong
position for future growth. Pictorius plans to use this investment to
broaden their current marketing and sales...
[MD1] LetterRip at $95
Fog City has extended the special $95 price for LetterRip for one more week
good through August 23, 1997.
Download a fully functional copy of LetterRip from:
[MD1] StreamWatcher 1.0
Stairways releases StreamWatcher 1.0
Perth, Western Australia -- 15 August 1997 -- Stairways Software, Pty Ltd,
today announced the release of version 1.0 of StreamWatcher, an Open
Transport TCP Stream debugging utility.
What is StreamWatcher?
StreamWatcher allows you to examine the data transmitted through Open
Transport TCP streams. This is useful for debugging network applications
and network problems, learning about networking protocols, or watching for
strange or unwanted TCP traffic.
If you have ever wondered what your computer was saying when it was talking
to other machines on the network, this program is the answer.
StreamWatcher requires a PowerPC (Power Macintosh or clone) and Open
StreamWatcher is shareware, single user licenses cost US$35, site and
company-wide licenses are available.
* StreamWatcher can examine all Open Transport TCP streams (using "OT
AutoPush Support" from Quinn), allowing you to examine networking traffic
for any application on...
[MD1] Hot Deal! WebTen 1.1 for $350
To all Webmasters and Webmaster wannabes:
WebTen 1.1, Tenon's new Apache Web server, is available for a limited time
)from DevDepot at the special price of $350. To order, point your
To read about WebTen and to download a copy for testing, see:
According to Ziff Davis, Tenon's Apache Web server is the fastest Web
server for Macintosh. In the typical 4 -12 client range, WebTen is three
times faster than WebSTAR! On a heavily loaded system, WebTen is still 30%
Tenon is committed to making the Macintosh a world class Web server. Why
shouldn't the world's most popular Web creation platform be the world's
most popular Web server platform? The only thing that is holding the
Macintosh back today in Web serving is performance. With Tenon's
system-level additions (a native fast file system and an advanced TCP
stack), the Mac can reach a new level of performance. Tenon'...
[MD1] Jasik Debugger Update
Jasik Designs posted the latest versions of it's product:
'The Debugger & MacNosy' on it's ftp site.
It also e-mailed out notices to all registered users.
If you did NOT recieve an update notice from Jasik, then you should e-mail
Jasik at mailto:email@example.com with you name, address and current e-mail
The update consists of the release notes, The Debugger, NosyII and a newer
xDbgr_Startup (better error messages).
This version of The Debugger is compatable with MacOS 8, and the recently
released 'Speedbump' Macintoshes and upcoming CHRP boxes.
As an important issue in the release notes, I comment on the unsuitablility
of Apple's latest hardware, the Speedbump 8600 and 9600's for use with my
Debugger in particular, and most any Debugger in general. The flaw is
rather serious, and even a logic analyzer ($30,000) won't help you when one
of these machines freezes.
Steve Jasik Author of 'The Debugger & MacNosy'
343 Trenton Way (http://www.jasik.com)...
[MD1] Center for Software Development Upcoming Events
Below is a schedule of upcoming events you may be interested in. As you may
know Apple is a sponsor of the center for software development and Apple
developers can attend any of the CSD seminars free of charge. Developers
can also use the center's testing facilities which are available on shorter
notice than Apple's compatibility labs.
Contact CSD at (408) 494-TEST and indicate you are an Apple Developers.
In response to popular demand, the Center for Software Development has a
number of Venture Capital 1on1s and equity financing events coming up!
Please pass this information on to anyone you think could benefit from
attending and feel free to call me directly with any questions -
Center for Software Development Upcoming Events
Aug 19th - Patents, Copyrights & Trade Secrets
Aug 20th - Finding the Right Equity...
[MD1] CW Pro Patches
From: MWRon@metrowerks.com (MW Ron)
Subject: [ANN] List of CodeWarrior Pro 1 Patches
Here is a list of current updates and patches for CW Pro 1 both Mac and Windows
CodeWarrior Windows IDE 2.0.2
Released on 08/15/1997
Includes numerous bug fixes for crashes during builds, problems saving
source files, etc.
Download Update (758k)
CodeWarrior MacOS IDE 2.0.1 Patch
Released on 07/16/1997
A maintenance patch for the Mac-hosted 2.0 IDE originally shipped with
CodeWarrior Pro 1. Fixes a serious dependency tracking problem when running
on 68k based Macintoshes.
Download Update (701k)
Targeting Mac OS manual pp. 88-89
Released on 07/09/1997
This file updates Table 5.1 and Table 5.2 with the correct information.
Download Update (46k)
(7/9/97) Guides and examples for adapting the various template container
classes, where CodeWarrior MSL 2.1.2 deviates from the standard...