[MD1] Informed 2.0
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 1996
For more information, contact:
Nigel Brachi, PR
(403) 433-3690 Ext. 229
Informed(r) 2.0 ships, provides seamless cross-platform electronic forms-
Cross-platform functionality extends to Internet
Edmonton, AB, December 9, 1996-Shana Corporation today announced that it
had shipped version 2.0 of its Informed electronic forms software. Among a
range of significant enhancements, this latest release of Informed
incorporates totally transparent cross-platform functionality between
Windows and Mac OS computers.
"Many of our customers who use Informed on Mac OS based systems have been
waiting for our Windows product," said Don Murphy, President of Shana.
"They'll find it was well worth the wait. Version 2.0 is unique since it
allows you to design forms on either Windows or the Mac OS and fill them
out on the platform of your choice as well."
Informed 2.0 brings a broad range of added...
[MD1] Lasso 1.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 1996
Blue World Communications, Inc.
Lasso 1.1 is Available: New Features in Upgrade Enable More Powerful
Dynamic Web Data Serving. Operates now as a WebSTAR Plug-in.
ISSAQUAH, WA - December 11, 1996 - Blue World Communications, Inc.
announces the release of Lasso 1.1, the advanced tool for quickly
integrating Claris Corporation FileMaker Pro 3.0 for the Macintosh
databases with the Web.
Lasso is designed for blazing fast performance. Searching FileMaker Pro
Macintosh relational databases with tens of thousands of records in under a
second is now possible with Lasso.
Lasso operates by recognizing special commands placed in standard HTML
files. These commands define all interaction between FileMaker Pro and a
Mac OS Web server. Lasso functions as the "glue" between FileMaker Pro and
the Web. Lasso HTML files (or format files) are easily edited in HTML
authoring programs such as...
[MD1] Linux F compiler articles
If you would like to include an article about F in
a future issue, please let me know. We just announced
the Mac F version at Supercomputing 96 in Pittsburgh.
(The Linux F compiler is free and the Windows/Mac/Unix
educational versions are only $101 with a textbook.)
Imagine1, Inc. is the creator of the F programming language.
Our Web page is
[MD1] Linux Newsletter Volume 1
Note: This will not be distributed regularly through MacDev-1 -- just the
first one to give you an idea of the newsletter. [Ed. -nst]
** Table of Contents
- Press Attention
- Survey Results
- Comdex Report
- Linux Trademark Dispute
Good news everyone!
We (The Linux Community) are finally getting the eye from the big
mainstream press as more than just a curiosity.
Jim Mohr, author of "Inside SCO Unix", writer for BYTE Magazine and
several other publications, is authoring a book for Prentice Hall
entitled "LINUX Business User's Resource". If you are using Linux
at work or for work he wants to know about it, and has given me
the following questionnaire to send out.
Jim intends to include as many of the replies as he can in both his
book and future articles. If you have something you cannot talk
about yet, but can in the future... let us know it is happening
without names.... and then tell us when we can talk about it.
Truly Linux is taking off. Oh, and in case you are wondering,...
[MD1] Webink Pro 1.5 and ObjectEditor 1.0
Webink Ltd announce Webink Pro 1.5 and ObjectEditor 1.0
(London, England - November 27th, 1996) Webink Ltd are pleased to announce
the upcoming release of Webink Pro 1.5 a leading object aware database
publishing and authoring tool for the world wide web. Webink Pro 1.5 is
due to be released in January 1997.
Some new feature of 1.5 include :
TCP/IP API for both Macintosh and PC versions
Remote/local server side includes
User variable management, restoration
Easy cookie management
Easy user management
Extended String, Page, Database, Maths, Date & Time classes
Expanded style sheets
and much more...
ObjectEditor 1.0, also due for a January 1996 release provides developers
the ability to remotely edit and manage Webink sites around the world from
any location. ObjectEditor allows complete control of remote sites,
including replication of sites (on-line) around the world in a few minutes,
[MD1] PKZIP Support to Power Mac
Contact: Shannon Wendel Mark Erickson
(937) 847-2374 x14 (937) 847-2374 x38
ASi releases PKZIP DCL for the Power Macintosh. Developers are able
to incorporate PKZIP implode and explode capabilities into their
programming. The PKZIP DCL provides a library of routines for the
compression and decompression of data on a Macintosh or Power Macintosh. It
allows programmers to compress and decompress data using their own file
handling routines to read and write their data.
Other features include all purpose patented data compression
algorithm that compresses both ASCII and binary data quickly, application
controlled input/output and memory allocation for the utmost flexibility,
and adjustable dictionary size that allows the software to be fine tuned for
maximum speed or compression.
ASi is the global leader in compression solutions. Their line of
compression utilities includes such names as PKZIP, MultiZip, NetSqueeze,
[MD1] Deals list from Small Dog
Small Dog Electronics is pleased to announce its new E-mail list of deals
for the Macintosh.
The List is called Kibbles&Bytes. To subscribe to the list send an E-mail
message with SUBSCRIBE KIBBLES&BYTES [Your Name] to
Small Dog Electronics is a Vermont company which specializes in
refurbished Macintosh equipment & software. Our web site is at
(http://www.smalldoggy.com) (Of course the web site is server on a Mac)
Also Small Dog would like to invite Macintosh developers and publishers
to submit deals for inclusion in the next few issues of Kibbles&Bytes.
With both MacDeals & Dealbits discontinuing publication, perhaps
Kibbles&Bytes can fill some of the void left by these e-mail deal sheets.
Our focus will be to provide offers that are cool and with prices that
will not be seen in the regular channels. To get things rolling, the
first deals submitted will be handled at no charge to the developer. Send
an E-mail detailing your offer...
[MD1] Spotlight Memory Debugger
For Immediate Release
*-) Onyx Technology Introduces Spotlight Memory Debugger for the
Onyx Technology, Inc.
7811 27th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34209
Main: (941) 795-7801
Fax: (941) 795-5901
Sales: (941) 795-7801; email@example.com
Technical/Customer Support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bradenton, FL -- 04 DEC 1996: Onyx Technology, makers of the "QC(tm)"
stress testing tool, have reinforced their position as the leading memory
debugging tools vendor for the Macintosh community with the release of a
new debugging tool called "Spotlight on Macintosh". Spotlight is easy to
use yet powerful enough to become a key component of virtually every
programmer and tester's arsenal of tools. Spotlight contains impressive
abilities for providing memory protection services and fine granularity
memory bounds checking, toolbox API discipline checking, and leaks
detection. Spotlight requires that the developer/tester have...
[MD1] Claris Solutions Alliance Expansion
CLARIS CORPORATION EXPANDS CLARIS SOLUTIONS ALLIANCE
Rapidly growing worldwide consortium of software professionals
opens ranks to solutions partners and novice developer and
SANTA CLARA, Calif., - Dec. 4, 1996 - Claris Corporation today
announced the expansion of the Claris Solutions Alliance (CSA),
a consortium of software professionals, publishers, authors and
trainers who use and recommend Claris software products. Spurred
by the fast growth of the CSA, which has risen to nearly 1,500
members worldwide, Claris is adding two new tiers to the organization.
"In less than one year, CSA membership has almost doubled, a
leading indicator of the widespread popularity of FileMaker
Pro 3.0 for Windows Win 3.1, 95/NT and the Mac OS, ClarisWorks 4.0
for Windows 95 and Mac OS and Claris Home Page for Windows 95/NT
and Mac OS within small businesses, corporations and educational
institutions," said Guerrino De Luca, Claris president. "Our
expansion of the CSA is focused on...
[MD1] VOODOO and Apprentice Deal
BUY VOODOO AND GET APPRENTICE 5 FREE!
VOODOO (Versions Of Outdated Documents Organized Orthogonally) from
Unisoftware Plus GmbH is the ultimate version control solution you have
been waiting for. It is a standalone version control tool with a graphical
user interface offering many features for the simple and clear management
of projects in which files evolve in numerous versions. Here are some of
its cooler features:
- Simple and clear management of variants and revisions of
full projects (not only single files)
- Efficient delta storage (95 % savings and more) for files
of arbitrary type (MSWord, XPress, Freehand, Filemaker,
4th Dimension, Prograph, etc.).
- Management of users with hierarchically ordered access
- Recording of the complete project history (who made which
changes - when and why)
- Standalone tool with full graphical user interface which
makes it easy to use
- Suitable not only for programming projects but also...
[MD1] ObjectSet Mail SDK
SmartCode Software ships ObjectSet MAIL SDK DR1,
Free Evaluation on the Web.
Highland Park, IL (December 1, 1996) Smartcode Software is now
shipping the first release of ObjectSet Mail SDK for Macintosh.
ObjectSet Mail SDK provides electronic mail components for
developers who wish to include internet messaging functions in
their applications, or develop multimedia mail-centric applications.
The first three supported protocols are POP3 , SMTP and MIME.
With ObjectSet, you can include advanced MIME mail features in
your applications with just a few simple calls. ObjectSet
provides advanced MIME message body handling facilities, and
handles the encoding and decoding of MIME bodyparts, whether
you are using Base64, Quoted-Printable, Applesingle, Appledouble,
UUdecode or Binhex.
ObjectSet gives you comprehensive, robust and RFC compliants
implementations of industry-standard MIME, SMTP and POP3
protocols, and is fully threaded. you can benefit from the...
[MD1] S-CASE now supports UML 0.91
S-CASE 3.0 updated to support UML 0.91
Schaumburg, IL (December 2, 1996) - MultiQuest announced today the
release of S-CASE 3.0 (rev. 1.9) with enhanced support for Unified
Modeling Language 0.91. This new version reaffirms MultiQuest's
commitment to the UML notation proposed by renowned object-oriented
methodologists Grady Booch, Ivar Jacobson and Jim Rumbaugh.
S-CASE 3.0 was designed from ground up to provide the true UML
metamodel as its foundation. This metamodel is fully accessible
using Tcl scripts, thus providing hooks for code generators,
report writers and other useful tools.
Additional enhancements in this new version include improved code
generation and reverse engineering.
Available immediately, S-CASE 3.0 for Windows and Macintosh lists
at $495. A save-limited evaluation version can be downloaded from
Founded in 1989, MultiQuest Corporation offers innovative tools and
services to software developers worldwide. The company's mission is
[MD1] SearchServer 3.5 for MacOS
FULCRUM DELIVERS SEARCHSERVER SUPPORT FOR POWER MAC
SearchServer Version 3.5 Roll-Out Continues
Ottawa, Canada, December 2, 1996 -- Fulcrum Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:
FULCF; TSE: FUL) today announced support for the Apple Computer, Inc.
Power Macintosh as part of the continuing roll-out of SearchServer 3.5.
The support comes in the form of a Fulcrum Software Development Kit, which
allows SearchServer users to port their applications to Power Mac clients.
The product is commercially available now.
Fulcrum provides products that "bridge the islands of information in an
enterprise," said Peter Klante, vice president of marketing at Fulcrum. "A
multi-platform approach is absolutely key to our strategy, and support for
Apple Macintosh clients is of particular importance to our customers in the
publishing market. With this SDK, our customers will be able to bring all
of the enhancements of the latest version of SearchServer to a Macintosh
"We are pleased to see Fulcrum...
[MD1] GrayScale check for Appearance Mgr
GRAYSCALE KITCHEN 1.0
NEW SOFTWARE THAT ALLOWS DEVELOPERS TO SYSTEMATICALLY OBSERVE AND
PREPARE THEIR APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEW APPLE GRAYSCALE APPEARANCE
November 30, 1996
Viperware today announces its newest product: Grayscale Kitchen 1.0.
Grayscale Kitchen is a tool that allows Developers to experience Apple's
new Grayscale Appearance systematically, without implementing it themselves.
For more information see: http://www.viperware.com/grayscale_kitchen
Grayscale Kitchen gives developers a hands-on approach to learning about
the future of the Macintosh experience. Grayscale Kitchen demonstrates
many new interface elements never seen before by developers, including
Apple's new tabs and the new interface that helps users to easily determine
the currently active window.
Because Apple hasn't made the API for the new Grayscale Appearance publicly
available, developers have a few options:
1. Wait for Apple to come out with Mac OS...
[MD1] OpenGL for the Macintosh
Conix Graphics announces OpenGL for the Macintosh
Arlington, TX (December 3, 1996) Conix Graphics announced today the release
of OpenGL version 1 for the Macintosh. Founder John Stauffer states, "We
are proud to offer this technology on the Macintosh platform. It will
afford Apple developers another tool for 3D graphics".
OpenGL assists graphics developers in CAD, Mechanical implementation,
Architectural Design, Medical and Scientific Imaging, Geophysical Sciences,
Animation, Photorealism, Data Visualization, and Simulation.
OpenGL is the premier 2D and 3D graphics library that allows developers to
build geometric models, view models interactively in 3D space, control
color and lighting, manipulate pixels, and perform such tasks as alpha
blending, anti-aliasing, depth cueing and texture mapping.
Early benchmark testing shows that OpenGL for the Macintosh out performs
OpenGL offered by Microsoft and IBM.
Cross platform capability enables programmers the flexibility to transition
[MD1] Free Leather Game Sprockets Jacket
The Apple Game Sprockets
Leather Jacket Raffle...
Are you wondering what you will get for the holidays this year? Do you
already dread the long return lines at the stores? Well, check this out
because it's going to blow you away! Now you can walk away with the coolest
leather, bombardier jacket without spending any time shopping! That's
right, the authentic Apple Game Sprockets, Macintosh Serious Game Hardware,
Apple Game Team 1996 leather bomber jacket. Worth several hundred dollars
-- absolutely free!
How do you qualify for this awesome jacket you ask? Simple. Every MacTech
Magazine subscriber (active for the February issue) will automatically be
entered into the raffle contest. The rest of you who want to be a part of
this contest must submit your MacTech Magazine subscription to us by
midnight, December 15, 1996.
Meeting this subscription deadline will not only qualify you for this
fabulous contest, you will also receive your first issue of MacTech
Magazine in time for the...
[MD1] Disabling the CFM-68K Runtime
Apple recommends customers disable the CFM-68K Runtime Enabler extension
Apple Computer has discovered a bug in the CFM-68K Runtime Enabler
extension that can affect the stability of Macintosh computers based on the
680x0 processor. This extension allows the use of certain applications on
680x0 computers, and is installed by an application installer only if the
application requires the extension. Customers will know they have this
extension installed if the file " CFM-68K Runtime Enabler" (note that the
file name begins with a space) is located in their Extensions folder which
resides inside their System folder.
In certain circumstances, the bug can cause applications which rely on the
CFM-68K Runtime Enabler to not function properly, resulting in application
instability and potential loss of data. The most obvious symptoms are what
appear to be random system crashes and hangs. Macintosh and Mac
OS-compatible computers based on the PowerPC processor are not affected by
[MD1] Fantasm and PowerFantasm upgrades
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lightsoft are pleased to announce that both Fantasm and PowerFantasm have been
upgraded to version 4.15.
The upgrades are available free to registered users of previous V4.xx versions
Features of the upgrade include:
All known back end bugs were fixed.
Linking to PowerPC shared libraries now works, and support for many more
shared libraries added, including Sprockets(tm).
New PowerPC fragment compiler with improved speed and error reporting.
New directives designed for faster PowerPC code operation.
Smaller and some 10 to 20% faster than previous versions.
Many user interface improvements including; better chroma coding and faster
editing, can take and play voice notes, more feedback when Building or
assembling, better (user configurable priorities) multi tasking,
improved foreign platform file import filters, audio CD auto repeat and
Completely revised manuals
Full details of the upgrade and how users can receive their...
[MD1] Open Transport/PPP 1.0
Apple Open Transport/PPP 1.0 Provides First
PowerPC-native Access for Remote Internet Users
First Deliverable in Next-Generation Remote Acess Brings Apple
Ease-of-Use to PPP
CUPERTINO, California--Nov. 26, 1996--Apple Computer, Inc. today
announced Open Transport/PPP 1.0, an extension to Open Transport that
adds Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) support, an industry standard
providing access to multi-protocol networks. Open Transport is Apple's
standards-based networking and communications system for Macintosh and
Mac OS-compatible computers. OT/PPP is the first PPP implementation for
the Mac OS to take full advantage of the Open Transport architecture,
and the first PPP implementation to offer the performance and stability
of native code on PowerPC-based Mac OS systems.
Developed entirely at Apple, Open Transport/PPP re-emphasizes Apple's
committment to the Internet and to providing high-quality network
software for all Internet users. Open Transport/PPP 1.0 provides
[MD1] New Excel Web Site
Visit our new web site for software engineering tools that run on Macintosh,
Windows 95/NT, Solaris and HP-UX computers. MacA&D and WinA&D products are
the fast, easy way to design your applications.
)) OOA/OOD (Shlaer/Mellor, Coad/Yourdon, Booch, OMT, Jacobson and Fusion)
)) Structured Analysis and Design (Yourdon/DeMarco, Gane & Sarson,
)) State Modeling (Mealy, Moore, Harel, Shlaer/Mellor, STG, etc.)
)) Multi-Task Design
)) Data Modeling (Martin's Information Engineering, Chen, etc.)
)) Integrated Code Editing and Browsing
)) Use Cases/Requirements Traceability
)) Multi-User Team Dictionary
)) Code generation for C/C++, Pascal/Object Pascal, Delphi, Basic, Fortran
)) Reengineering Code to Design
After checking out the site, you can request a free technical brochure for
in-depth information on MacA&D and/or WinA&D products. Email your postal
address to email@example.com.
[MD1] QuickDraw 3D: Best of COMDEX
QuickDraw 3D for Mac and Windows Receives Best of COMDEX Award and is
Released for Both Platforms
Version 1.5 offers industry-first extensible 3D Architecture for Windows
95, NT and Mac OS; 21 Vendors ready to use QuickDraw 3D for Windows
Fall COMDEX 1996--November 22, 1996--Apple Computer, Inc today announced
that QuickDraw 3D (QD3D) - the Company's premier 3D architecture for
enabling workstation-quality graphics on personal computers - has
received the prestigious COMDEX/Fall 96 Best of Show Award in the
multimedia software category. QD3D 1.5 is a significant update that
brings for the first time QD3D to both Mac OS and 32-bit Windows (95 and
NT) platforms to enable multi- platform development of 3D authoring
tools, games and other applications. QD3D has been available on the Mac
OS platform since August of 1995 and the 1.5 release is also a
simultaneous update for Mac OS computers.
QD3D 1.5 installers for Mac OS and 32-bit Windows will be available for
download beginning the week...
[MD1] BeOS Web Server
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Purity Software, Inc.
1016 Mopac Circle, Suite 101
Austin, TX 78746
Purity Software Announces BeOS Web Server
(Austin, TX - November 26th, 1996) Purity Software, Inc. is proud to
announce the first commercial web server for the BeOS. The yet to be named
server is expected to ship in the first quarter of 1997. The web server
will be previewed to the public at the upcoming MacWorld San Francisco,
January 7-10 out of Purity's booth (3154, North Hall). Though the feature
set has not been frozen at this time, current plans...
[MD1] Internet Proxy Gateway
Transware adds Internet Proxy Gateway to TransTalk MP:
Connect an entire LAN to the Internet through a single IP dial-up connection.
Mountain View, CA November 25th, 1996 TransTalk MP is the first high speed
wide area network (WAN) router with a built-in Internet Proxy Gateway that
allows connection to the internet in a easy, cost effective and secure
TransTalk MP with its user friendly interface is ideal for network
administrators who want to offer Internet services to their users without
compromising security. TransTalk MP opens Internet access to all Mac's and
PC's connected to the local network. With the new Internet Proxy Gateway
all IP traffic coming from the various stations on the local network will
be "multiplexed" and sent through the sole Internet IP address allocated by
the Internet Service Provider (ISP). Similarly, reply IP packets coming
from the Internet will be automatically and transparently forwarded to
their destination on the local network.
[MD1] Mercutio MDEF 1.3.2
Hello all --
This is to announce the release of Mercutio MDEF 1.3.2. The release
package is currently available for FTP, and will be distributed to
Info-Mac shortly. This is a maintenance release, and fixes a few bugs
reported in the 1.3 and 1.3.1 releases. One bug is a memory leak that
occured when scrolling menus with icons in them.
Changes in version 1.3.2:
- Fixed sample code to correct react to key equivalents in
- Added ksameAlternateAsLastTime and kdontDisposeIcon constants to
.h API file. Those flags functioned correctly but were misnamed.
- Fixed memory leak when scrolling icon suites.
- Fixed cosmetic glitches when using non-standard System fonts (e.g
- Fixed bug in C sample code for dynamic items.
- Changed some of the color icons in the sample application.
Changes in version 1.3.1:
- Fixed Pascal API bug that gave crash under non GENERATECFM situations.
- Fixed crash bug that could occur under certain...
[MD1] Frontier Site Redesign
We just completed a redesign of the Frontier website. Every page has a
brief table of contents of the site. It should be easier to navigate. New
Classified Ads server for the web scripting community. The home page is
easier to parse. The site looks good on a Windows browser.
If you're interested in Mac system scripting, site content tools, and new
web stuff, please get in the loop now, check out the new home page, and
watch the News & Updates page.
[MD1] Movie Cleaner Pro 2.0
Terran Interactive Contact:
John Geyer, VP-Marketing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
***** "MOVIE CLEANER PRO 2.0 - MacUser EDITOR'S CHOICE AWARD *****
FINALIST GETS EVEN BETTER"
TERRAN INTERACTIVE, SAN JOSE, CA -- November 21, 1996 -- Having just
received the MacUser Editor's Choice Finalist Award, Movie Cleaner Pro gets
even better with an upgrade to version 2.0. The new version is scheduled
for release in February 1997 and will deliver support for exciting new
features such as multiprocessor support, advanced data rate control,
multiple track processing, optimal palette creation and still-frame
processing. The award winning interface will also be revised to add
increased flexibility and ease-of-use to end users. Version 2.0 is the
first paid upgrade and will offer substantial value to Terran's customers.
Pricing has not yet been determined....
[MD1] Mactivity/Web Webmaster Training
Subject - Learn how to build CGIs Fast and Easy
Spend some time with us at the Mactivity/Web Webmaster Training During
MacWorld and learn how to make your web site more dynamic and unique with
CGIs. You'll go home with your own CGIs and a chance to win prizes!
Visual CGI Development with Pictorius CGI ToolKit
Thursday, January 9--1:00pm-4:30pm
Power Macintosh Lab (a few blocks away from the Moscone Center).
For more information check http://www.mactivity.com/toolkit/
Steve Hebert Manager International Technical
Pictorius Incorporated Phone 902-492-2880 ext 223
Some Wooden Crafts & Toys
The latest issue of the grapher //www.pictorius.com/pi/grapher/grapher.html
Dr. Marc Slack
Press Release President
New Product Announcement Morph Technologies Inc.
Overcoming CGI with DynaMorph:
A Revolutionary Way to Create and Maintain Web-Sites
Following a very successful beta test, Morph Technologies, a Virginia based
company, is proud to announce the full release of DynaMorph 1.0, a
platform independent, Server-side Macro language and integrated
object-oriented database that allows for the easy creation of web pages and
their maintenance, overcoming problems associated with CGI.
DynaMorph allows people creating Web pages to embed into their HTML
documents very powerful programmatic constructs which would otherwise
require an external CGI. DynaMorph keeps HTML layout and CGI-type
specialization in a single document. This enables users who build
interactive web sites to operate within a single paradigm. Unlike other
products on the market like Cold-Fusion, WebSiphon...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bill Doerrfeld, President
Blue World Communications, Inc.
MailArchiver Makes Email Searching and Filing Easier - Even on the Web
ISSAQUAH, WA - November 22, 1996 - Blue World Communications, Inc. today
officially announced the recent release of MailArchiver, the new mass email
management solution. MailArchiver automatically archives email into a
Claris FileMaker Pro database for quick retrieval and permanent storage.
MailArchiver works with email saved to disk from applications such as
Claris Emailer, Qualcomm's Eudora, Quarterdeck's ListSTAR, the Apple
Internet Mail Server, and any other program that saves mail to disk in the
RFC 822 format.
The MailArchiver software quickly and easily archives all email stored in
designated folders on a Macintosh computer, or on folders over a Local Area
Network. Multiple source folders may be selected, any of which can be
routed to individual FileMaker Pro databases (based upon...
[MD1] Mulitmedia Animation
Mulitmedia Animation Making Software version 2.0
Make 2D animations for your game, homepage, application or just for fun
Announcing the release of Multimedia Animation Maker 2.0. Finally there
is an inexpensive but powerful tool to make two-dimensional animations.
With the help of this program you can create animations for your game,
you can enhance your world wide web pages, create animated about
dialogs, impress your friends and much more. It is really easy to use.
The program comes along with comprehensive documentation. You can
download it at:
A german version of Multimedia Animation Maker is also available. You
can download it at:
* System 7.0 or greater
* 68030, 68040 or PowerPC
* 3 MB of hard drive space
* 2 MB free memory
* Works best with at least 256 colors and 13"...
[MD1] MultiHomie 1.0 WebStar Plugin
Announce: MultiHomie 1.0 WebStar Plugin.
MultiHomie(TM) is a shareware WebStar 1.3.2/2.0 FAT plugin that
allows Macintosh WebMasters to point multiple domain names at a
single Macintosh WebStar server.
MultiHomie is different from other "multihoming" solutions because it uses
a new feature of the W*API 1.1 that is not available to CGI applications
and previous server plugins. This new feature enables a more
concrete mid-term solution (until true OpenTransport based multihoming
is supported) for multihoming on a Macintosh server than ever before.
Any server that correctly supports W*API 1.1 and the filter message can
be used with this plugin.
More information is available at:
[MD1] WebSTAR 2.0, Now twice as fast
For Immediate Release
The Financial Relations Board, Inc.
STARNINE SHIPS WEBSTAR 2.0, NOW TWICE AS FAST
-- Robust Upgrade also Supports Java, Has Significantly Improved Security,
Browser-based Remote Administration, and Other Plug-In Features --
BERKELEY, Calif., November 20, 1996 --- StarNine, the Mac(tm)OS division of
Quarterdeck Corp., shipped WebSTAR 2.0, with performance at least twice as
fast as its predecessor, server-side support for Java, significantly
enhanced security features, browser-based remote administration, and a
plethora of additional Plug-in features. Depending on the configuration,
performance increases often reach three-to-four times that of WebSTAR
1.3.1. WebSTAR 2.0 features a built-in Java Virtual Machine, allowing
webmasters to develop plug-ins using the full Java langauge and a set of
classes tailored to...
[MD1] New HomeDoor Version
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Charles McHenry
OPEN DOOR NETWORKS ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR WEBSTAR 2.0
SPECIAL PRICING, NEW HOMEDOOR VERSION
ASHLAND, OR. -- November 20, 1996 -- Open Door Networks, Inc. today
announced support for StarNine's newly-introduced WebSTAR 2.0 server. In
addition to special pricing on its line of multi-domain products for
Macintosh Web servers, Open Door also announced that it will be shipping a
new version of its popular HomeDoor default home page server which takes
advantage of new features of WebSTAR 2.0.
Open Door Networks is the leading manufacturer of "multi-domain" products
for Macintosh Internet servers. These products enable a single Internet
server to provide independent services for multiple domains, greatly
leveraging the investment in that server and radically simplifying overall
administration and network management. Open Door today announced special
pricing for anyone purchasing a WebSTAR 2.0 upgrade: $...
[MD1] Globetrotter 1.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Akimbo Systems To Update Globetrotter Web Publisher
Version 1.1 Will Publish Larger Sites,
Adds Features and Documentation
Web Site: http://www.akimbo.com/globetrotter
See also previous announcement:
Akimbo Systems Ships Globetrotter Web Publisher
(Somerville, MA - November 13th, 1996) Akimbo Systems announced today
that it is preparing to release version 1.1 of its Globetrotter Web
Publisher package, the powerful easy-to-use third-generation web
publishing package for Mac OS computers. The update will be free to all
owners of Globetrotter. Complete information about the product and an
order form are at the company's web site http://www.akimbo.com. Users who
purchase Globetrotter 1.0 will receive a free upgrade to 1.1 when it is
released. A new fully-functioning Demo version of Globetrotter 1.1 will
also be available on the web site.
Powerful New Features...
[MD1] Aladdin acquires ShrinkWrap
Aladdin Systems, Inc. Announces the
Acquisition of Award-Winning Utility, ShrinkWrap(tm)
Aladdin Systems Acquires Shareware Utility
for Creating and Using Disk Image Files
Watsonville, CA-- November 13, 1996-- Aladdin Systems, Inc., developer of the
worldwide Macintosh compression and installation standards, StuffIt and
StuffIt InstallerMaker, has acquired ShrinkWrap from developer, Chad
Magendanz. Aladdin will continue to work closely with Magendanz and will
release new versions of ShrinkWrap in early 1997.
ShrinkWrap was developed to create disk image files quickly and efficiently.
ShrinkWrap provides a convenient and reliable means of mounting disk image
files on the desktop, seamlessly handles disk image files in their archived
form, and provides a freely distributable alternative to other disk copying
"The success of ShrinkWrap has been phenomenal," said Chad Magendanz,
developer of ShrinkWrap. "Aladdin and I understand the symbiotic relationship
our products share....
[MD1] AutoShare 1.1
AutoShare 1.1, a freeware listserver and auto-responder for AIMS, has been
released and may be downloaded from
and also from the temporary mirror sites at
until it's up on Info-Mac in the comm/tcp/mail directory.
Version 1.1 offers
-bug fixes, list-specific features and is fully scriptable
-comes complete with documentation and script samples
-the AutoShare Admin, a new administration tool, which may be
used locally or remotely on AppleTalk network
-subscription, open, moderated, announcement and private lists
-AIMS and AutoShare may reside on separate AppleTalk Macs
-CodeWarrior versions native to both 68K and PowerPC
-lists in the 100's and subscribers in the 1000's per list
-very stable beta track record
-new poll auto-response feature
Mikael Hansen (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
[MD1] Tools Plus Plugs Into Plug-Ins
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tools Plus Plugs Into Plug-Ins
OAKVILLE, Ontario--November 18, 1996--Water's Edge Software, best known
for their Tools Plus application development libraries, announced today
that they will soon release version 3.2 which can be used to write
plug-ins for most applications that support a plug-in architecture, such
as Adobe's Photoshop and Acrobat, Microsoft's Excel, and others.
Tools Plus libraries first broke new ground by letting application
developers easily create working user interface elements with a single
line of code, including all standard Macintosh elements plus popular
additions like tool bars, floating palettes, sophisticated picture
buttons, tabs, sliders, and a suite of 3D gray scale components. Once
created, all elements are operational and interact correctly with one
another, thus eliminating the need for many thousands of lines of code
that are attributed to creating the interface, making it work, and
[MD1] "Anthem" Visual Programming Tool Rescheduled
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Anthem" Visual Programming Tool Rescheduled
OAKVILLE, Ontario--November 18, 1996--Water's Edge Software announced
that delivery of its visual programming tool for Macintosh computers,
code named "Anthem," is expected to debut in mid 1997. A company
spokesperson stated that the project's rescheduling from the end of 1996
is due entirely to the development and deployment of a recent upgrade
that served as an interim step towards visual programming.
When it is released, Anthem will let developers easily design an
application's user interface using familiar drawing tools, then in
seconds, generate the necessary components for that application to be
realized. Anthem will leverage the power of Tools Plus libraries to
create applications with a world-class look and feel. Water's Edge
stresses that unlike traditional source code and framework generators,
Anthem will generate a minimum of code, and that it will be simple to...
[MD1] NI Expands Java Training
Natural Intelligence Expands Java Training Division Curriculum and Services
Cambridge, MA. November 8, 1996. In line with its strategy for providing a
full array of Java(tm) products and services, Natural Intelligence (NI) has
announced a dramatic expansion of its Java Training Division, offering a
wide variety of on-site and off-site courses of instruction for management
and technology workers. Widely acknowledged as a leader in the field of
Java development, (including Roaster(tm), the Development Environment for
Java), Natural Intelligence is uniquely positioned to offer this
exceptional addition to its consulting services.
Up to now, Natural Intelligence's Java Consulting Division has offered
limited training as an adjunct to its consulting services, but the volume
of ongoing requests from corporations and institutions for a traditional
teaching structure became the catalyst for the current expansion. The Java
Training Division now offers classes for students at all levels,...
[MD1] CodeWarrior for W95/NT
METROWERKS ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW CODEWARRIOR PRODUCTS HOSTED ON WINDOWS 95/NT
AUSTIN, Texas-November 11, 1996-Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK), one of the world's leading providers of software development
tools, today announced four new Windows-hosted versions of its
award-winning CodeWarrior suite of programming tools. Metrowerks will be
showing the products at COMDEX Fall in Las Vegas Nov. 18-22, and the tools
will begin shipping at the end of the month.
CodeWarrior Gold for Windows 95/NT DR/1
CodeWarrior Academic Pro for Windows 95/NT DR/1
Running on both Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0, these new versions of
CodeWarrior include support for C, C++, Pascal and Java and allow
programmers to build applications for Windows 95, Windows NT and the Mac
OS. CodeWarrior Gold DR/1 (Developer Release 1) will retail for $399 and a
competitive upgrade will be offered for $199. CodeWarrior Academic Pro
will retail for $119.
CodeWarrior Gold and CodeWarrior Academic Pro for Windows 95/NT...
[MD1] Bare Bones upgrades BBEdit
BARE BONES SOFTWARE UPGRADES BBEDIT WITH RELEASE OF 4.0.2.
Natick, MA -- Bare Bones Software, Inc. today announced the release of
version 4.0.2 of BBEdit, their popular and critically acclaimed text
editor for Mac(TM) OS-compatible systems. This new version includes a
variety of enhancements to its feature set and capabilities:
When it starts up, BBEdit 4.0.2 will look for a folder named
"BBEdit Startup Items" and open any documents it finds in that folder.
While BBEdit will open a document window for any text file, picture
file, or BBEdit file group in this folder, it will also direct the
finder to open any other document file it finds in the folder, as well.
Additionally, if you place a compiled OSA (AppleScript, or any other
OSA-compliant scripting language) script in this folder, BBEdit will
execute the script.
*Improved Hotkey Generation*
The "Set Keys..." command has been improved so that it is easier to
assign key equivalents to extensions that are stored in...
[MD1] Apple Supports IMAP and LDAP
Apple Supports IMAP Mail Protocol to Provide Customers With Internet
Industry Protocols, Ease-of-Use
Apple Also Announced Support for LDAP Internet Directory Services
IMAP FORUM, SEATTLE--Nov. 7, 1996--Apple Computer, Inc. announced yesterday
that it will support the Internet Mail Access Protocol (IMAP) in future Mac
OS Internet mail products, offering customers industry-standard protocols
and greater ease-of-use. IMAP will allow users to access both newly arrived
and already read email easily from home, the office, or on the road.
IMAP is a fast-growing industry mail standard for next generation mail
services, and an evolution of POP (Post Office Protocol)/SMTP (Simple Mail
Transport Protocol) mail protocols in wide use today. For Mac OS customers,
IMAP will provide increased control over the exchange of electronic
messages and flexibility in message access. IMAP permits a user to
selectively download messages at any particular time. Messages left on the
server can be...
[MD1] VivoActive Producer
Vivo Software Announces New Version of VivoActive Producer
Streaming Web Video Post-Production Tool Now Brings Enhanced Productivity to
WALTHAM, Mass., November 12, 1996 -- Vivo Software today announced the
newest version of its VivoActive Producer, a Web video post-production
tool that enables Webmasters to easily produce and integrate streams-based
video into their Web sites. VivoActive Producer 1.5 includes productivity
enhancing features that help Webmasters manipulate and process vide o clips
into their Web sites more quickly and easily. Available for both PC and
Apple Power Macintosh platforms, it will be delivered initially on the
Power Mac, the most popular development platform with most Web site
designers today. A beta version of the VivoActive Producer 1.5 is
available at Vivo,s Web site: http://www.vivo.com
The initial version of the VivoActive product family, launched in September,
already has generated considerable market momentum. More than 190...
[MD1] Pictorius Ships CGI Toolkit
Pictorius Ships CGI Toolkit for Macintosh
New Kit Contains Everything Needed to Create CGIs and ACGIs
November 14, 1996 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - Pictorius Inc. today
announced that they are shipping the Pictorius CGI Toolkit, a complete
package containing everything needed to write, compile, test and deploy
CGIs (Common Gateway Interface) and ACGIs (Asynchronous CGI).
The Pictorius CGI Toolkit includes: Pictorius Net Servers; an HTML Editor;
and the CGI Toolkit development environment, an easier and faster way to
Web developers can now interactively write, test and debug CGIs using a
high speed interpreter while the application, the Web server and a browser
are all running on one system. Any portion of the source code can be
changed while the CGI is running. Once it is functioning properly, Web
developers simply compile it with either the 68K or PowerMac compiler and
deploy their CGI.
The Pictorius CGI Toolkit includes 5 pre-written, ready-to-use CGIs. They are...
[MD1] Apple Releases Beta Java Runtime
Apple Releases Beta Version 1.0 of Mac OS Runtime
for Java (MRJ)
Apple Challenges Developers to Show the "Geek Factor" at Macworld
CUPERTINO, Calif.--Nov. 6, 1996--Apple Computer, Inc., today announced
the availability of the beta version 1.0 release of Mac OS Runtime for
Java. This product highlights Apple's strategy to make the Mac OS a
best-of-breed development platform for the Internet. Mac OS Runtime for
Java is an implementation of Sun Microsystems' Java virtual machine (VM)
and run-time environment, enabling developers of Mac OS-based
applications to create Java applets and standalone Java applications,
and to embed Java functionality into applications written in native
PowerPC or 68K code.
As part of this beta software release, Apple also announced the MRJ
Coding Contest, an opportunity for a developer using Mac OS Runtime for
Java to create interesting and innovative Mac OS-based applications--and
win new Apple products! For official rules and submission information,
Dear FileMaker Pro friends,
The Internet is like an encyclopedia without a proper index. FileVille is
part of the index to FileMaker Pro products on the InterNet.
Have a look at http://www.ecxs.com/filemaker/index.html
You can also register your FileMaker Pro product (template/solution) free
of charge. The minute you submit your registration form, your product is
on-line and can be viewed via your web-browser. All products are stored
in a FileMaker Pro Database that is accessible via your web browser.
I look forward to receive your comments, ideas and/or suggestions.
Dick Honing (Custodian of FileVille)
[MD1] MindVision's Installer VISE 4.1
MindVision Announces Installer VISE 4.1
The worldwide standard in state-of-the-art installation technology.
Lincoln, Nebraska - November 1, 1996- MindVision Software today announced
a new release of Installer VISE version 4.1, the standard installation
product used by today's leading Macintosh developers and network
The 4.1 version of Installer VISE totally automates software distribution
and makes quick work of adding new files and or updating existing files to
the latest version. Installer VISE is a professional installation program
designed for anyone who distributes applications or data files using
CD-ROMs or diskettes, or via the Internet or over a network server. It
provides a full feature set, yet requires less than 30 minutes to create a
The Installer VISE 4.1 version has all the basic features such as the best
compression in the industry; find, delete and move any file; conditional
installation; complete fat binary support; and much...
[MD1] MindVision's Updater VISE 1.2
MindVision Announces Updater VISE 1.2
New release offers unparalleled capabilities
Lincoln, Nebraska - November 1, 1996 - MindVision Software today announced
a new release of Updater VISE version 1.2, the most powerful and safest
updater for the Macintosh today.
Updater VISE users will experience the only updater that's powerful enough,
easy enough, flexible enough, and safe enough to meet all the requirements
for updating software. You will appreciate the simplicity and speed of
Updater VISE, and it is the ideal tool for creating updates for any
The 1.2 version of Updater VISE offers powerful features such as support
for up to 24 previous versions of your software; complete support for
updating 68K, PowerPC and fat binary applications from one updater; ability
to display splash screens and readme documents with graphics; flexible
options allowing you to tailor your update to your specific needs; total
integration with Installer VISE 4.1 to build multi-file...
[MD1] CodeWarrior IDE 1.7.2
Metrowerks CodeWarrior IDE 1.7.2 is now publicly available from
the Metrowerks Web site. This update includes numerous bug
fixes for problems reported in the 1.7 IDE. It also
incorporates the Metrowerks Version Control API. This version
of the IDE is required to use the CodeManager IDE plugin found
with CodeManager Release 3.
The archive containing this update can be found at:
Archive Size: 1142K
There is no archive password.
[MD1] WebSiphon update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Purity Software, Inc.
1016 Mopac Circle, Suite 101
Austin, TX 78746
(Austin, TX - October 29th, 1996) Purity Software, Inc. announced today an
update to WebSiphon bringing it's current version up to 1.0.2. WebSiphon is
an authoring tool for site designers that allows a full-fledged scripting
language to be used directly within HTML pages. Included with the WebSiphon
package is Verona, a low-overhead flat-file database server. Detailed
information about these products is available on Purity's web site,
The full update is downloadable from (http://www.purity.com/downloads/index.t).
Changes in WebSiphon v1.0.2:
- Fixed a bug with calling WebSiphon directly, but using different case
in its name. (i.e., "websiphon.acgi" instead of "WebSiphon.acgi")
- Fixed a bug in vCountMatching()...