FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Natural Intelligence Releases Roaster(tm) 2.3
Includes Support for Sun’s JDK 1.0.2
Cambridge, MA, October 17, 1996. Natural Intelligence, Inc. (NI), the
company which led the Java(tm) revolution for the Macintosh(tm) in January
of this year, has released the newest update of Roaster, the Development
Environment for Java. Roaster was the first development environment for
creating applets and applications in Sun(tm) Microsystems, Inc.’s Java(tm)
programming language on the Macintosh platform.
This latest release, Roaster Developer’s Release 2.3, furthers the
functionality of the development environment by including support for Sun’s
JDK 1.0.2. This release also dramatically increases the stability of the
development environment for Java.
Russell Neufeld, one of the Senior Developers of Roaster noted:
“We are very pleased with this updated version which reflects the great
strides taken toward the stabilization of our Virtual Machine. We have done
this without compromising the speed of execution, and without increasing
Richard Cook, Roaster Technical Support Coordinator, pointed out that many
of the improvements and enhancements were in direct response to the
comments and suggestions of Roaster users and beta testers. “We are very
grateful for this feedback, since so many Roaster users are highly skilled,
professional developers who currently use Roaster for applet and
application development in their workplace.”
Java Product Manager John Dhabolt commented that “recent releases of the
debugger, the interface brewer, and the support for Sun’s current JDK,
gives Roaster customers the most complete development environment for Java
on the Mac(tm). DR2.3’s focus on these key components help to ensure that
Roaster works seamlessly with world-class Java applets and applications.
Natural Intelligence is actively working with many non-Macintosh based
companies to ensure that Roaster users will be able to incorporate these
new technologies into cross platform development strategies.”
Roaster owners can download Roaster DR2.3 from the Roaster website
Free Demo Available!
For the first time, a demo version of Roaster DR2.3 is available as a free
download from the Roaster website at http://www.roaster.com
Pricing and Availability: (One shipping charge)
Roaster is available for $129 and includes DR2.0 on CD, all interim updates
from our website (including DR2.3), and Release 3 on CD. A subscription to
Roaster is also available for $199 and adds one additional CD release.
Roaster is available for educational use at $69 (non-subscription). Roaster
products are available through DevDepot (see below contact info).
Please note: The academic price is available to university faculty and
students. Reseller or site license pricing available.
About Natural Intelligence, Inc.
Established in 1987 with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Natural
Intelligence, Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive tools and
solutions for Java. Natural Intelligence products include Roaster and
Roaster Professional(tm), key tools for developing in Java. Natural
Intelligence’s Java Consulting Division provides a wide variety of
Java-related services, including custom development and Internet/Intranet
development. More information on Natural Intelligence can be found by
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on the World Wide Web at
Roaster and Roaster Professional are trademarks of Natural Intelligence,
Inc. All rights reserved. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple
Computer, Inc. Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Java and Sun are
trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. All tradenames referenced are the
trademark or registered trademark of their respective holders.