[MD1] Grapple 1.3
17-February-1998, for immediate release...
Grapple is now faster than ever!
PlaNet-3 Software of Dublin California is proud to announce version 1.3 of
Grapple its popular string finder for the Macintosh. Grapple is now the
fastest string finder of any we tested! Its polished user interface, clear
presentation of results and easy access to any file containing a matching
string takes the pain out of finding lost documents.
Grapple allows you to speedily set up and execute a search, whether wide
open or very specific. You can build a menu of your most useful starting
folders and another of the file types or groups of types that you often
search. You can specify other constraints including a maximum file size, a
range of modification dates, a partial file name and more to speed your
search by narrowing its scope.
As Grapple searches it displays matching strings hilited in an extract of
the surrounding text. You can tell at a glance if you've found the right...
[MD1] Joy Explorer and Joy Developer 1.08
For immediate release.
AAA+ SOFTWARE SHIPS JOY RELEASE 1.08
FOR OPENSTEP, RHAPSODY AND WINDOWS
Vienna, 18 February 1998. AAA+ Software announces release 1.08 of Joy
Explorer and Joy Developer, the company's developer productivity and rapid
application development tools. Joy applications run on Windows 95/NT, Apple
Rhapsody, and OPENSTEP/MachOS. No porting or compiling is required.
Release 1.08 offers enhancements, recently presented at MacWorld San
- Joy graphical application inspector integrated into
Joy command window
- Joy Developer's "Save Nib as App" now creates stand-alone
applications for use on any deployment platform
- Linking Joy into non-Joy applications made easier
Joy Explorer is the ideal tool for exploring the Yellow Box frameworks.
Developers can create small utilities by using just Rhapsody's Joy-enhanced
Interface Builder application. No other development tools are required.
These utilities will run in Interface Builder's...
[MD1] Macromedia Unveils ShockRave
Macromedia Unveils ShockRave
Dilbert, Comedy Central's South Park, Columbia TriStar Interactive and 30
Others Join Macromedia to Launch Free Entertainment Site
San Francisco, CA-February 18, 1998-Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR), today
debuted ShockRave, (www.shockrave.com), a free online entertainment service
featuring exclusive Shockwave content created by leading entertainment
companies and developers such as United Media, Columbia TriStar
Interactive, Comedy Central, SegaSoft Networks, Inc., Circumstance Design,
Zeek Interactive, Ezone and TheDJ.com. From Dilbert and South Park to King
Putt and Lenny Loosejocks, ShockRavers can choose from over 45 games,
puzzles, cartoons and more. Consumers will find cutting-edge action and
arcade-style entertainment as well as witty animation and mind-bending
tests of concentration at www.shockrave.com. ShockRave is being sponsored
by some of the industry's best-known consumer companies including 7 UP,
Apple Computer, Inc. and The LifeSavers...
[MD1] MacHack 98 Call for Papers
Call for Papers - MacHack '98
June, 1998 - Dearborn, Michigan
Do you have a pet project or cool new way of thinking about programming?
Want to share your software-design experiences with your peers? Do you want
to get technical information out to seasoned developers who can use it well
and wisely? If so, consider writing a paper for MacHack '98 -- the 13th
Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers with support from MacTech
Magazine and Apple Computer, Inc.
Some areas in which papers have been previously written for MacHack include
adaptive computing, the business of Macintosh development, game design, and
network programming, debugging, the programming subculture, virtual
reality, and Mac OS internals and hacks. Other categories are acceptable: a
paper could cover topics from Rhapsody, BeOS, MkLinux, or even Windows.
Although topics need not be strictly Mac OS-bound, they should tie in with
Macintosh programmers/programming. Better yet, write up a topic from
[MD1] CWCVS 1.0b1
From: Richard Wesley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Electric Fish, Inc. announces the public beta of CWCVS, a version control
plugin for Metrowerks CodeWarrior, which allows you to use the public
domain CVS client MacCVS without leaving the CodeWarrior IDE.
CVS is a widely used POSIX-based source control system and CVS clients are
available on many platforms, including the Macintosh, making it a
reasonable choice for multiple platform development. CWCVS allows Macintosh
developers to use CVS with CodeWarrior without arcane command line
arguments or scripts.
The CWCVS beta is available now at:
Electric Fish, Inc. is a software company based in Seattle, Washington.
They are the makers of CWProjector, a Projector VCS plugin for Metrowerks
For more information, contact Richard Wesley, mailto:email@example.com
[MD1] CWProjector 2.0b1
From: Richard Wesley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Electric Fish, Inc. announces the public beta of CWProjector, a
subscription shareware version control plugin for Metrowerks CodeWarrior,
which allows you to use MPW's Projector for source control without leaving
the CodeWarrior IDE.
CWProjector provides an easy to use source-code control system, at minimal
cost, using established technology from Apple. It is well suited for
individuals and small organizations which want the benefits of
source-control with a minimum of hassle and expense.
Version 2.0 includes the following new features:
New default options for various commands;
Advanced dialogs for customizing options;
Various bug fixes and improvements;
Automatic database creation during Add and Connect;
CodeWarrior look-and-feel for the dialogs.
The CWProjector beta is available now at:
for more information, contact Richard Wesley, mailto:email@example.com
[MD1] OAK CORBA 2.0 ORB for Rhapsody
Paragon Software Ships OAK CORBA 2.0 ORB for Apple Rhapsody Operating System
- Full IIOP interoperability with leading CORBA 2.0 ORBS
- Objective-C and C++ language bindings
- Available for all Apple Enterprise plaftorms (NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP,
Rhapsody, WebObjects) plus Windows NT, Solaris, HP/UX, and Linux
Vienna, Virginia - February 17, 1998 - Paragon Software Inc., a leading
supplier of distributed object tools and solutions for the enterprise
market, has released a version of its OAK CORBA 2.0 ORB suite for Apple
Computers new Rhapsody operating system. A proven tool in its fifth major
release, OAK is the worlds only shipping CORBA 2.0 ORB with Objective-C
language bindings and OS/compiler support for Apple/NeXT enterprise
environments including NeXTSTEP, OPENSTEP, and WebObjects, and now the
entire range of Rhapsody platforms (PPC, Intel, and Windows Yellow Box).
"Weve been amazed at the interest in CORBA from the embryonic Rhapsody
developer community, and are...
[MD1] Lem's Mac Software Directory
From: "Lem Jordan" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The first edition of Lem's Mac(tm) Software Directory is available at
Listings are free, so if you have product that you would like to list in
the March 98 edition then please submit based on the guidelines on the web
[MD1] Insider Updates 2.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INSIDER UPDATES 2.5 SPEEDS APPLICATION UPDATE PROCESS
New 2.5 Release of Macintosh Software Updater Runs 2.5 Times Faster
February 16, 1998 [Carlsbad, CA] Insider Software today announced the
availability of Insider Updates 2.5, a release that runs 2.5 times faster
than earlier versions and also includes improved documentation and user
TWO MINUTES TO SCAN TWO GIGABYTES
Insider Updates takes an inventory of every application and operating
system program on a Macintosh, contacts Insider Software's web site,
determines precisely which updaters are required to bring the system
up-to-date, and downloads the updaters to the Macintosh's hard disk. Using
improved disk scanning methods, the new 2.5 release can analyze an entire
two-gigabyte drive in two minutes, instead of the five minutes required by
PERFORMANCE GOAL DROVE NEW RELEASE
"Our objective with the...
[MD1] Quadrivio General Edit Lite 1.0.1b2
Public Beta of Free File Tool for Developers
Quadrivio General Edit Lite 1.0.1b2 available for download.
Berkeley, CA-February 15-Quadrivio Corporation announces the public beta of
General Edit Lite, a free tool for developers who need to view or edit data
files in hexadecimal or other simple formats. This tool is based on the
commercial version of General Edit, but it does not include features for
dealing with compound data structures. PowerPC is required.
General Edit Lite allows you to view files as hexadecimal, ASCII, Unicode
(Roman encoding only), 16-bit decimal integers, or 32-bit decimal integers.
Finder Information for each file is also displayed. Files can be larger
The beta version is being announced only on the MacDev-1 mailing list. The
number of copies available for download may be limited. At the end of the
beta test period, the final version of General Edit Lite will be made
available for free to the general community.
To download General Edit Lite, visit http...
[MD1] World Wide Web Weaver v3.0
Miracle Software Inc. announces the shipping of version 3.0 of World Wide
Web Weaver, the company's Internet authoring package. Version 3.0 is a
complete rewrite of the software, resulting in significant speed
improvements, MacOS 8 awareness and the inclusion of the latest Web
authoring tools. Version 3.0 improves upon the popular interface which
allows users to easily write their HTML code and at the same time view the
results in their web browser.
New features and improvements include:
- Customizable toolbar
- Improved editors for:
- Frames, now semi-WYSIWYG
- Tables, improved importing and supports colors and alinement
- Comprehensive support for image maps
- Graphics can be resized visually
- A new integrated spell checker
- Full support of MacOS 8, including contextual menus
- Improved tag labeling, including the labeling of "broken" links
- Expanded find and replace, includes the ability to find and
replace in multiple documents, including documents...
[MD1] DevDepo's Valentines' Day Sale
DevDepot's Valentines' Day Sale
February 13th - February 16th
In honor of Valentines Day we would like to give our customer's an extra
10% off of our already low prices.
To qualify for the 10% off is easy, you only need to order via e-mail, fax,
or on our convenient web site.
So hurry and pay us a visit at (http://www.devdepot.com) and take advantage
of our Valentines' Day Sale, its a limited time offer! (Orders must be
received by midnight, February 16, 1998 to qualify)
So don't forget to visit us this Valentines' Day weekend!
And, as always its easy to order from DevDepot when you order via
any of the catalog's easy ordering channels. You can order via telephone
(Toll Free at 800-MACDEV-1), email, fax, or on the online shopping basket
which has 24-hour accessibility (via a continually updated website
Due to the overwhelming response expected, we cannot take phone orders at
the discount price. If you need to speak to us by phone, send us an e-mail
[MD1] FileMaker Solutions Alliance
New Focus, New Director for FileMaker Solutions Alliance
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Feb. 11, 1998 -- FileMaker, Inc., a worldwide leader
in desktop-to-web database software, announced today that the Claris
Solutions Alliance (CSA) network of solutions providers will be renamed the
FileMaker Solutions Alliance (FSA). The FSA program will focus exclusively
on the FileMaker Pro line of award-winning database software.
The change is part of the transformation of Claris into FileMaker, Inc.
announced Jan. 27, and part of an intense focus of all the company's
resources on growing the FileMaker business. The more than 2,500 members of
FSA will benefit from the company's new focus.
"The new FSA presents a great opportunity for me and other members," said
Steven Blackwell, FSA member and president of Management Counseling
Services in Alexandria, Va. "This program will allow members to help one
another as well as give vital input to FileMaker, Inc., helping improve and
grow the FileMaker Pro...
[MD1] Rhapsody-based CommuniGate Pro Server
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stalker Software Releases a public beta of the
Rhapsody-based CommuniGate Pro Server
Key features: Rhapsody-based, industry-strength,
administration via the Web,
extensive multi-domain support,
unique IMAP multi-mailbox features.
MILL VALLEY, CA - February 12th, 1998 - After the successful launch of the
Stalker Internet Mail Server, Stalker Software releases a public beta
version the CommuniGate(tm) Pro messaging server for the Rhapsody family of
The new, completely redesigned implementation of the CommuniGate integrated
messaging system unifies the performance and standard-compliance of the
Stalker Internet Mail Server with flexibility and powerful features of the
modular CommuniGate System of MacOS.
The CommuniGate Pro is based on the Rhapsody Foundation framework and can
run under all operating systems supported with the Rhapsody "Yellow-box":
Rhapsody for Power Macintosh(r), Rhapsody for Intel...
[MD1] Funnel Web version 1.6
Active Concepts is pleased to release the next version of Funnel Web
version 1.6. This version adds many enhancements and fixes over version
1.5. This version is available immediately to all registered users of
Funnel Web. Users can download the updater directly from our web site at:
Major new features of this version include:
* Full asynchronous DNS lookups with greater than 20 fold speed improvement
* Inclusion and Exclusion filtering on both URL and Client
* Search Keyword Reporting
* Top Entry Page reports
* Additional Log file Support for Rumpus FTP server
* Improved Memory management for logs over 80MB
as well as a number of bug fixes as detailed on the web site and in the
We are now moving into development version for version 2.0 which will
support full eMail notification, archiving and FTP uploads and downloads as
well as some impressive new reports.
[MD1] ISO Adopts QuickTime File Format as Starting Point
ISO Adopts QuickTime File Format as Starting Point for
Developing Key Component of MPEG-4 Specification
Industry Leaders Collaborate on Next Generation Multimedia Standard
CUPERTINO, California--Feb. 11, 1998--Apple Computer Inc., IBM, Netscape
Corp., Oracle Corp., Silicon Graphics Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc. today
announced that the International Standards Organization (ISO) has adopted
the companies' joint proposal to use Apple's QuickTime File Format as the
starting point for the development of a unified digital media storage
format for the MPEG-4 specification.
The six companies now look forward to collaborating with other companies
and industry bodies to further refine the specification and QuickTime file
format--ensuring that MPEG-4 quickly gains market acceptance.
"MPEG's decision to utilize the QuickTime file format for the MPEG-4
specification has huge benefits for users and the industry", said Ralph
Rogers, Principal Analyst for Multimedia at Dataquest, San Jose. "This...
[MD1] M. Pack 2.1.5 Update
From: ASTARTE GmbH (email@example.com)
Subject: New Version 2.1.5 of ASTARTE M. Pack
ASTARTE releases M. Pack 2.1.5. the professional MPEG compression software
for MacOS. This update supports QuickTime 3.0 and includes some bug fixes.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact ASTARTE at:
[MD1] FairCom's c-tree Plus 6.7A
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FairCom(r) releases new version of c-tree Plus(r),
V6.7A, for Macintosh with conditional index support,
transaction history, variable length API
Columbia, MO -- FairCom(r) Corporation announced the latest release of
c-tree Plus(r) v6.7A file handler and the FairCom Server for the Macintosh,
including support for System 7.X and Mac O/S 8.X for both Native PowerPC
and 68K. This new release of FairCom's C ISAM database API offers an
enhanced variable length API resulting in easier and faster variable length
record operations and conditional index support, which provides a means to
define complex expressions and use them to filter the entries within an
index. Other major features of this release include a transaction history
function, which makes it possible to access the audit logs of transaction
controlled files. "The new FairCom Server improves networked throughput
dramatically, with benchmarked...
[MD1] DevDepot Offers 10% Off Eddy Award Developer Products
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
805-494-9797 x 105
DevDepot Offers 10% Off of Eddy Award Developer Products
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA -- February 6, 1998 -- DevDepot, announced
today that in celebration of this years Eddy awards it will be offering 10%
off of all Eddy Award finalists products in stock, in the development
category, throughout the month of February.
Macworld Magazine's "Eddy" award is the Macintosh industry's most respected
honor, recognizing the best Macintosh hardware and software products
released during the year, as well as the individuals who have had a
significant impact on the industry. The developer tool categories are
jointly sponsored by MacTech and Macworld magazines.
This year the Eddys have special meaning to the development industry. It
marks the first time that an entire category is devoted to recognizing Mac
developer tools. That is why DevDepot is proud to be able to offer
these products to the developer...
[MD1] On The Fly Web Graphics Builder
Tabasoft SendGraphic: On The Fly Web Graphics Builder
Tabasoft SendGraphic 1.0 is a tool that allows macintosh webmasters to
build on the fly (and send on the web) dynamic graphics from data embedded
Usually graphics are static images in your web site linked as "(IMG SRC..."
HTML tags. Suppose that your graphics comes from dynamic data and that this
data changes every day (or more). If you have static graphics you have to
manually rebuild your graphics every day. With SendGraphic you can avoid
this. In fact it builds graphics in real time so that they always match
your data. Also with static data SendGraphic can be very useful, when you
have to build many graphics and you don't want to do it manually.
SendGraphic can be used in very different situations.
You may want to use SendGraphic as a WSAPI HTTP Server plug-in or as an
HTTP Server ACGI. SendGraphic requires a Power Macintosh, system 7 or later
A full version of SendGraphic is now available for download...
[MD1] Roundabout Logic does QT VR Tools
ROUNDABOUT LOGIC, INC.(TM) IS NEW PUBLISHER OF NODESTER(TM) AND
WIDGETIZER(TM) QUICKTIME VR TOOLS.
Winter Springs, Florida, February 4, 1998 -- Roundabout Logic, Inc.
announced today that it is now the official publisher of the well-known
QuickTime VR tools, Nodester and Widgetizer. Both these Macintosh-only
applications, formerly published by Panimation, Inc., are available from
Roundabout Logic, Inc. of Winter Springs, Florida, as of February 1, 1998.
Roundabout Logic, Inc. is a newly formed corporation, committed to the
advancement of QuickTime VR technology through the ongoing development of
Nodester and Widgetizer, as well as future companion products. "The company
guarantees to continue development of both Nodester and Widgetizer with
even greater sense of excellence than before. And you can look for several
new and exciting product releases coming up in 1998," says Roundabout
Logic's president, Tony Mignone.
Roundabout Logic, is providing free technical support to all existing...
[MD1] CodeWarrior for PalmPilot and WorkPad
Metrowerks Ships New CodeWarrior Tools for
3Com(R) PalmPilot(TM) Organizer and IBM(R) WorkPad(TM) PC Companion
AUSTIN, Texas - February 3, 1998 - Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK) announced today they have begun shipping Release 4 of
CodeWarrior for Palm OS(TM), the latest version of the companys popular
set of development tools for building Palm Computing(R) platform
applications for the 3Com PalmPilot Organizer, IBM WorkPad PC Companion,
and Franklin Day Planner(R) The Palm Computing platform is an open
architecture consisting of the reference hardware design, Palm OS,
HotSync(R) conduit data synchronization technology, platform component
tools, and software interface capabilities to support hardware add-ons.
Hosted on Windows(R) 95, Windows NT(R), and Mac(R) OS, Release 4 of
CodeWarrior for Palm OS boasts many new features, including: C++ support;
[MD1] BSDI's Java App Environment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Donna Faulkner
Baron, McDonald & Wells
Berkeley Software Design Inc. Licenses
Java Application Environment
Brings Java to Popular Internet Service Provider Platform
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 2, 1998) Berkeley Software Design Inc.
(BSDI), has licensed the Java' Application Environment (JAE) from Sun
Microsystems to include in upcoming releases of BSDI Internet Server and
e/BSD, the embedded systems technology for developers of network
"With this license, BSDI will include Java on the best-supported and most
robust Internet Server in the industry," said Randy Brem, Vice President of
Embedded Technology Sales with BSDI. "BSDI has access to the latest Java
developments directly from Sun, and will incorporate them in our products
in a timely fashion. Thousands of ISP customers and embedded device
development partners who rely on BSDI have been clamoring for Java. We're
[MD1] Apple posts JFC (Swing) in Mac-friendly format
Mac OS Runtime for Java Bulletin
Apple has just posted the Java Foundation Classes ("Swing") Early Access
0.7 software to its "Apple & Java" web site at
(http://applejava.apple.com/text/prerelease.html). This software is
identical to the JFC 0.7 software posted at JavaSoft's site (java.sun.com),
but is packaged and organized in a format that makes it immediately usable
for Macintosh developers. It has also been tweaked slightly to fix a few
minor problems that affected usability on the Macintosh.
JFC 0.7 requires version 2.0 of Mac OS Runtime for Java (MRJ). This
software is posted at http://applejava.apple.com/text/download.html and is
also included with Mac OS 8.1.
Apple thanks its friends at Zero G Software (www.zerog.com) for its hard
work in making this posting possible.
[MD1] NetObjects TeamFusion 1.0
From: Jack Rotolo
Director of North American Sales
NetObjects is excited to announce that we are shipping NetObjects
TeamFusion 1.0, the client-server Web site authoring product that
alleviates the huge bottleneck created when Web teams are inundated with
site content changes.
To order or get more information on this novel approach to Web site
publishing, simply call our NetObjects TeamFusion reseller experts at
1-800-823-5157 today and reference Priority #653010. Or, for written
information on NetObjects TeamFusion, visit
http://www.netobjects.com/products/html/teamfusion.html or read further.
Today, most corporate Web sites are developed and maintained not by
individuals, but by teams of IS managers, programmers, designers, editors
and many contributors who submit content but aren't part of the core Web
team. Because these content contributors such as the Human Resources
department or Marketing sometimes outnumber Web developers 10 to 1, the
endless barrage of content changes...
[MD1] MRJ SDK 2.0 (final) now available
MRJ SDK 2.0 BULLETIN
Apple's Mac OS Runtime for Java (MRJ) SDK 2.0 is now available. It contains
a collection of tools, libraries, sample code, and documentation that will
make it easier for you to build better Java software for the Macintosh. The
major items included are as follows:
JBindery -- an application that allows you to create double-clickable
Macintosh applications that execute Java code.
MRJToolkit -- a library that allows you to easily add Macintosh
functionality to Java applications, such as the ability to respond to Open
and Quit events, locate special system folders, and set document types.
JDirect -- an application programming interface that allows you to access
the Macintosh toolbox directly from a Java application.
JManager -- an API that allows you to embed Java content in traditional Mac
The SDK is available for downloading at the Apple & Java website at:
[MD1] BeOS Demos & Dev Conference
BE ANNOUNCES BEOS DEMONSTRATIONS AT SD'98 AND
MARCH BE DEVELOPER CONFERENCE FEATURING NEW BEOS FOR INTEL
MENLO PARK, California (January 28, 1998) -- Be, Inc. announced today that
it will demonstrate the BeOS at the Software Development '98 Conference
February 10-12, 1998 in San Francisco. Be also announced that it will hold
its next Be Developer Conference (BeDC) on March 19-20, 1998, at the Westin
Hotel at the Santa Clara Convention Center in San Jose, California. At that
conference, attendees will receive the first complete copies of the BeOS
for Intel Pentium processors.
"We're approaching these events with strong emotions," said Jean-Louis
Gassee, Chairman & CEO of Be, Inc. "We're very excited to be shipping the
first release of the BeOS for Intel Pentium processors. And, like any proud
parent, we're awaiting the reactions of application developers to our
The BeOS will be shown during the Software Development '98 Conference
February 10-12, 1998 in San...
[MD1] Glucose Releases Data Hammer 1.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Glucose Declares War on Infoglut with Release of Data Hammer 1.5
Glucose Development Corporation
36 S. Paca St. Suite 418
Baltimore, MD 21201
January 28, 1998-- Glucose Development Corporation today announced the
immediate availability of Data Hammer 1.5, a major upgrade of its automatic
text summarization device for the Macintosh.
About Version 1.5
A powerful new text summarization engine, visual query execution, and
round-trip web publishing top the list of features in this release.
In addition to the newspaper-style headlines that version 1.0 generated,
Data Hammer 1.5 uses a new summarization engine to extract a bulleted list
of major topics from each section of a document.
Users can also search for words or phrases and see a colored map of where
they occur throughout a document.
In addition, round-trip web publishing means that any web page can now be
fetched, summarized, and saved as HTML all from...
[MD1] EtherPeek v.3.5 for Macintosh
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW EtherPeek v.3.5 for Macintosh
Walnut Creek, California - January 27, 1998 - The AG Group, Inc. ships the
new version 3.5 of EtherPeek for Macintosh, an upgrade to its popular 3.1
version. The award-winning Ethernet network and protocol analyzer adds a
new Summary Statistics window for baselining and monitoring key traffic
statistics to its rich set of capabilities. Key features of the software
include real-time and post-capture packet filtering, Plug-ins for expert
packet analysis, powerful decoding with support for all major protocol
suites (including IP, AppleTalk, Netware IPX/SPX, NetBEUI, NetBIOS, DECnet,
SMB, OSI TARP and more), ProtoSpecs? technology for fine delineation of
packet type, simple "Make Filter" command for address, protocol and offset
filtering creation/modification, real-time utilization statistics for node,
protocol, and filtered packet monitoring, HTML traffic statistics output,
enhanced protocol definitions, and more.
[MD1] Claris to Reorganize as FileMaker, Inc.
Claris to Reorganize as FileMaker, Inc.
CUPERTINO, California -- Jan. 27, 1998 -- Apple Computer, Inc. today
announced that its Claris subsidiary will restructure to focus exclusively
on its award-winning FileMaker Pro line of database software. This
restructuring will include changing the Company name to FileMaker, Inc.,
divesting of products other than the FileMaker Pro line, and laying-off
approximately 300 Claris employees.
FileMaker Pro is the most popular database software for the Macintosh and
is the second most popular standalone database software for Windows, with
about 3 million units sold and 2,500 developers. Sales of the FileMaker Pro
line were $73 million in FY97, and $24 million in the most recent quarter
which ended Dec. 26, 1997. Sales of the Windows versions more than tripled
during the past two years (from $9 million to $28 million) and grew 77
percent during the most recent quarter over the same quarter a year ago.
"As FileMaker, Inc. we can now focus all our...
[MD1] VRML Becomes ISO/IEC International Standard
VRML Becomes ISO/IEC International Standard
VRML97 specification ratifies VRML 2.0 functionality as an official ISO
standard; ISO standardization guarantees stability for VRML specification
and encourages the adoption of VRML in other ISO/IEC standards
San Ramon, CA - January 26, 1998 - The VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling
Language) Consortium today announced that VRML has been approved as an
International Standard by the International Organization for
Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
The VRML97 specification, also known as ISO/IEC 14772, was published by
ISO/IEC in December 1997 as a result of a close collaboration with the VRML
Consortium. VRML 97 defines the complete functionality of the VRML
Consortium's VRML 2.0 specification as International Standard ISO/IEC
As an ISO/IEC standard, VRML has gained international endorsement and
provides a guarantee of specification stability, which will promote content
compatibility to drive the...
[MD1] Proteron's FileMaker Pro Tuner
Director of Marketing
816.765.4983 x 726
FMPRO TUNER DRAMATICALLY IMPROVES PERFORMANCE OF FILEMAKER PRO
Kansas City, MO. January 26, 1998 - Proteron, L.L.C. today announced the
release of FMPro Tuner, a Mac OS system extension for improving the
performance of Claris Corporation's FileMaker Pro.
The extension, which is free for download, can be obtained directly from
FMPro Tuner dramatically improves the performance of FileMaker Pro when
used as a networked host. Without the tuner, users logged in to a database
being hosted by FileMaker can experience very slow response times,
particularly when FileMaker is not the foreground application on the host.
With the tuner installed, the host response times increase by as much as a
factor of 20.
Both FileMaker Pro 4.0 and 3.0 are supported by FMPro Tuner. Anyone who
uses FileMaker Pro as a database host will benefit from the use of FMPro
Although FMPro Tuner was...
[MD1] Assoc of Mac Trainers
ANNOUNCING THE ASSOCIATION OF MACINTOSH TRAINERS
(Newport News, VA) - We are pleased to announce the re-establishment of The
Association of Macintosh Trainers (AMT). The association is an
international network of Apple Macintosh computer trainers, instructors and
educators that provide Macintosh computer support. The purpose of the
organization is to make Macintosh computer support easily accessible and
available to anyone anywhere in the world, while working to improve upon
the quality of Macintosh training. Assistance from the membership is easily
accessible to computer users through the AMT web site;
Re-established in September 1997, AMT can already boast of a membership of
over 200 members representing 11 nations and has received over 3,500
inquiries from all over the world. AMT also provides resources for
obtaining training materials, a speakers bureau where Macintosh experts can
be found for conferences and workshops, contact information to become
[MD1] BuildSim 2.0
For Immediate Release
Tangent Systems Announces BuildSim 2.0 is Now Shipping and Ready for Download
OCEAN BEACH, Calif.-- January 23, 1998 -- Tangent Systems announced today
that it is now shipping BuildSim 2.0 for the PowerMacintosh and Macintosh
Computers. It can be downloaded for free directly from the company ftp
BuildSim 2.0 delivers:
-- DirectConnect, a node to node connection interface for fast model
-- BuildBlocks, more than 50 to choose from to make model development easy
and fast. There is no limit to the number of BuildBlocks in any simualtion.
-- SystemBlocks, BuildBlocks can be "Grouped" into a one SystemBlock - our
approach to heirarchical modelling.
-- Simulation, 5 standard simulation algorithms are supported. Multiple
simulation can be run at the same time.
-- Plotting, built-in 2-D data plotting tool. Plots can also be copied and
pasted into your favorite word processor.
-- Analysis, several analysis tools and data modification tools are
[MD1] Software Engineering Web Site
A free information resource is now available to system analysts and
software designers at http://www.excelsoftware.com. The newly designed web
site contains over a hundred pages of information on software models,
design methods and software engineering tools for Macintosh and Windows
The Software Models area includes descriptions and examples of class, data,
object, process, state, structure, screen and task models. Related
information includes data dictionary, requirements, specifications, code
browsing and CRC cards.
The Design Methods area includes an outline and book references for methods
and notations on Structured Analysis & Design, Data & Information Modeling,
UML, Shlaer/Mellor, Coad/Yourdon, OMT, Booch, Fusion, Jacobson and CRC
The Macintosh and Windows Products area includes product descriptions and
Ph: (515) 752-5359
Fax: (515) 752-2435
[MD1] Mac OS Software and Hardware Guide
January 22, 1998
Mac OS Software and Hardware Guide
Now available as an extensive online database of Mac OS third-party
products. Recent enhancements have increased its usefulness and popularity.
Apple strongly encourages third parties to list their product information
in this database.
To submit a product or product update, simply click the "Submit a Product"
title in the left column of the web page:
[MD1] Visual MacStandardBasic $29.95 special offer extended
Visual MacStandardBasic $ 29.95 special offer extended through May 31st
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, January 22nd, 1998 : ZCurve Software has announced that
it has extended its special offer of $29.95 for Visual MacStandardBasic
through May 31st, 1998. Visual MacStandardBasic normally has a retail price
of $ 99.
Professional Macintosh applications can be visually created in
minutes.Visual MacStandardBasic uses and extends BASIC's easy to learn
format to utilize the power of the Macintosh. It is easy for users to
integrate sound, speech, color graphics, sprite animation, movies into
Users can purchase and download the complete Visual MacStandardBasic
package from the ZCurve Software website (www.zcurve.com). Currently,
Macintosh users anywhere in the world can get Visual MacStandardBasic
within minutes over the Internet.
Visual MacStandardBasic is also available from DevDepot. Developer
Depot is a leader in providing software products to Macintosh users around
[MD1] New Apple Java Website
Apple is quietly overhauling its websites. There's a new end user website
Apple will continue to run applejava.apple.com for the developer information
until we can migrate the rest of the developer content to its new home.
[MD1] Report on MACWORLD Expo San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jan. 19, 1998 -- Attendees Rally Around Apple's
Announcement of a Profit and Microsoft's Release of Office 98 for the Mac
Attendees to this year's MACWORLD Expo San Francisco saw a diversity of new
Mac-based products, participated in a first-of-its kind technical
conference and heard from some of the best-known names in the graphic arts
and entertainment communities confessing their loyalty to the Macintosh
platform. "You could feel the excitement in the air at this year's MACWORLD
Expo San Francisco," said David B. Egan, president of IDG Expo Management
Co. "As a result of a number of new products, a stellar lineup of keynotes
and the brand new Macworld/Pro technical conference, our exhibitors,
attendees and business partners told us firsthand that the show was a
rousing success." Throughout the five-day show, held Jan. 5 - 9 at the
Moscone Convention Center, a number of surprising - and welcomed -
announcements were made. Attendees clearly rallied around Apple...
[MD1] Shockwave 2nd Anniversary
MACROMEDIA CELEBRATES SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF SHOCKWAVE
Company Continues to Improve Web Experience with Smart Shockwave
San Francisco, CA-January 19, 1998-Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today
celebrated the second anniversary of Shockwave with the release of Smart
automatically download, install and play the most current version of
Shockwave without ever having to leave the intended Web site. Shockwave
remains one of the top playback technologies on the Web. In 1997, over 37
million Shockwave players (Flash and Director combined) were successfully
downloaded from Macromedia's Web site. Shockwave downloads continue to
break records with over 1 million downloads per week in recent months.
"Shockwave makes the Web come alive," states Richard Glosser, senior vice
president of Columbia TriStar Interactive. "Fans of our movie and TV sites
demand to be entertained and Shockwave allows us to deliver to millions of...
[MD1] MacPerl 5.1.9r4
Perl is the duct tape of the Internet.
- Hassan Schroeder (Sun's first w,ebmaster)
Or maybe it's a Swiss Army Chainsaw! In any case, MacPerl is Perl 5, tuned
to the needs of Macintosh developers and adventurous users. A new version
(5.1.9r4) has been released, along with a MacPerl CD-ROM. For more
information, please visit:
[MD1] FireSite 2.2
CLEARWAY SHIPS FIRESITE WEB SITE ACCELERATOR AND WEB HOSTING SYSTEM 2.2
-- Blazing Web Site Performance Using Affordable Internet Connections.
Includes Complete Web Hosting System, Now Optimized for "G3" Chips --
ClearWay Technologies today shipped version 2.2 of their FireSite(TM) Web
Site Accelerator, optimized for Web servers using the lightning-fast
PowerPC 750 ("G3") chip. Using a patent-pending replication and caching
system, FireSite 2.2 can accelerate slower Web sites, such as those using
ISDN lines, to blazing "T-1" speeds, maximizing Web site performance and
slashing costs. The new version includes a complete commercial Web hosting
system for running multiple high-performance Web sites on a single FireSite
server, using Apple's OpenTransport network stack. Thirty-day demos are
ClearWay provides free technical support to all demo users.
FireSite version 2.2 is a FREE (and recommended) upgrade for all existing
[MD1] General Edit 1.0
Quadrivio Ships New File Tool for Developers
General Edit 1.0 has Built-in Compiler, Edits Data with Complex Formats
Berkeley, CA-January 19, 1998-Quadrivio Corporation announces General Edit
1.0, a new file utility for MacOS. The tool will help those who need to
view or edit data files with complex binary formats.
General Edit is a powerful alternative to simple hex or ASCII file editors.
The user types familiar, C-like statements to specify the file format. The
format is checked and compiled interactively and the tool immediately
displays the file's contents in one or more formats.
Users who can particularly benefit from using General Edit are those who:
* develop or test applications that read or write files in a custom format
* use tools such as MPW's dumpfile tool to analyze files
* debug problems such as a program failing when it reads certain files
* repair or analyze files that have been corrupted
* need to analyze the structure of files of unknown origin The tool is
[MD1] Kaidan & QuickTime Authoring Studio
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
805-494-9797 x 105
DevDepot Offers the QuickTime VR Authoring Studio
Bundled with Kaidan Products
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA -- January 16, 1998 -- DevDepot, announced
today it will offer the QuickTime VR Authoring Studio bundled with Kaidan.
The bundling of QuickTime with Kaidan comes at a great time as both
received great reviews at Macworld Expo - San Francisco last week.
The QuickTime VR Authoring Studio is now available for only $299 with the
purchase of KiWi+, QuickPan Magnum, or Magellan QC from DevDepot
between now and January 31, 1998. This is a savings of approximately $95
over the typical retail price.
Currently, DevDepot does not sell QTVRAS separately (although it
will if Apple decides to distribute the product through developer
This offer is not available with the purchase of the standard KiWi.
Additionally, upgrades from the original VR Suite are not available.
Order your Kaidan QTVRAS...
[MD1] Apple Reports First Fiscal Quarter Results
Apple Reports First Fiscal Quarter Results
CUPERTINO, California--Jan. 14, 1998--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced
financial results for its fiscal 1998 first quarter which ended Dec. 26,
1997. For the quarter, the Company generated revenues of $1.6 billion and
unit sales of 635,000. The Company recorded a quarterly net profit of $47
million, resulting in basic and diluted earnings per share of $.37 and
$.33, respectively. Apple recorded a net loss of $161 million, or $(1.26)
per share, in the September quarter, and recorded a net loss of $120
million, or $(.96) per share, in the year-ago quarter.
The Company achieved gross margins of 22 percent during the quarter,
compared to 20 percent in the September quarter and 19 percent in the
year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 50 percent of the
Company's quarterly revenues.
The profitable results were buoyed by the successful introduction of the
Company's Power Macintosh G3 computers on November 10. Over 133,000 units
[MD1] StarNine Acquisition/New President
For Immediate Release
STARNINE ANNOUNCES NEW PARENT COMPANY AND NAMES NEW PRESIDENT
-- Acquisition Provides Autonomy and Opens Door to New Product Development --
BERKELEY, Calif., January 14, 1998 -- StarNine Technologies, Inc., formerly
a subsidiary of Quarterdeck Corporation, today announced the immediate sale
of StarNine to Platinum Equity Holdings. Scott Steward, formerly vice
president sales and marketing, was also named as the new president of
StarNine. Platinum Equity Holdings, StarNine's new parent company, is
expected to allow StarNine to operate autonomously, deciding upon its own
company strategy and product direction. StarNine develops, publishes and
markets Internet server software, content creation tools, electronic
commerce software and email connectivity products. Under Platinum Equity
Holdings, StarNine will continue to develop Internet-related software and
expand upon it's popular WebSTAR product line.
"This is great news for our customers because it allows us to be...
[MD1] MRJ SDK 2.0.1 Early Access 1
At Apple's MRJ Pre-Release Page
(http://applejava.apple.com/text/prerelease.html), there's a pre-release
version of MRJ SDK 2.0.1.
MRJ SDK 2.0.1 Early Access 1
Now available is an SDK containing tools, sample code, documentation, etc.
to assist you in your work with MRJ 2.0. You can download it in either of
the following formats:
MRJ SDK 2.0.1ea1 (BinHex format)
MRJ SDK 2.0.1ea1 (MacBinary II format)
You will need Apple's Disk Copy 6.1.3 utility to mount the SDK disk images.
If you don't already have Disk Copy, you can download it from
Send Feature Requests and Feedback about MRJ to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Send Bug reports about MRJ to: mailto:email@example.com
[MD1] NetForms 2.5
Press Contact: John O'Fallon
Phone: (630) 830-1113
Fax: (630) 830-1262
Maxum Development Announces Release
Of NetForms 2.5 Upgrade
January 13, 1998 -- Maxum Development Corporation, a leading developer of
Macintosh Web server tools, announces the release of NetForms 2.5, a major
revision to the popular Web server forms-handling application. NetForms,
along with it's sister product NetCloak, was the first commercial Web
server tool ever introduced for Macintosh. The new version adds dozens of
new capabilities, improved support for the wide range of servers available
for the Mac OS, improved security, and more. NetForms 2.5 begins shipping
today, and a demonstration version and upgrade package can be downloaded
"We've improved virtually every aspect of NetForms with this release," said
Chris Patterson, Product Manager for NetForms at Maxum Deveopment. "There
are new commands, extensions to old commands, more robust e-mail handling,...
[MD1] PageSentry 2.5
Press Contact: John O'Fallon
Phone: (630) 830-1113
Fax: (630) 830-1262
Maxum Development Announces PageSentry 2.5 Update
Internet Monitoring Tool Tests More Servers,
Simplifies Early Warning Notices
January 13, 1998 -- Maxum Development Corporation, a leading developer of
Macintosh Web server tools, today announced PageSentry 2.5, a major
revision to the Internet server monitoring package. PageSentry is the
"virtual assistant" that periodically performs real Internet client
activity to verify that every aspect of an Internet site is functioning
perfectly. If any test ever fails, PageSentry can take a number of actions
to warn the site manager, or correct the problem itself. The new version is
currently available as a public beta test version from Maxum's Web site,
and the product is scheduled to ship in February.
PageSentry 2.5 can now monitor more server types, automates the most
popular warning messages, and offers numerous enhancements that have been...
[MD1] Macromedia and Oracle Combine Efforts on RCO
Macromedia and Oracle to Combine Efforts to Establish Open Enterprise
Learning Standards and Learning Content Reuse
Providing choice for customers is key objective as companies plan to join
ranks to promote open learning standards.
Pensacola, FL, January 12, 1998 -- Macromedia and Oracle Corp. announced
today that they are planning to collaborate on the Reusable Content Objects
(RCO) format for online learning and enterprise learning standards.
Additionally, Oracle plans to implement the Aviation Industry CBT Committee
(AICC) interoperability standard in its Oracle* Learning Architecture
(OLA). This announcement was made at a meeting of AICC, the committee that
has overseen the specification since 1993.
"The learning industry will benefit greatly from the adoption of these new
standards and the ability of Oracle and Macromedia products to work
together. We're extremely pleased that Oracle and Macromedia have joined
forces to unite the industry around a core standard of...