FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 1998
Bill Doerrfeld, President & CEO
Blue World Communications, Inc.
LASSO 2.5.1 NOW AVAILABLE
Free Update Provides Enhanced Stability and New License Agreement
Bellevue, WA – April 3, 1998 – Blue World Communications, Inc. today
announced the immediate availability of Lasso 2.5.1, a maintenance release
for the company’s award-winning solution for Web- and Java- enabling
FileMaker Pro for Mac OS from FileMaker, Inc. The update provides enhanced
stability and offers a new license agreement enabling registered users to
run up to two copies of Lasso 2.5.1 on a single CPU with a single serial
The update improves stability for the CGI, Plug-in and Server editions of
Lasso by addressing the following problems:
– Using -search in an image tag is now functional.
– If no value is issued in the next/prev tags, the -opEnd and
-opBegin tags are no longer stripped .
– Malformed conditional statements no longer cause Lasso to break
in the debugger.
– Memory leaks in Encoding and Decoding UTF strings have been patched.
– A conflict between WebTen 2.0 and Lasso’s RFC1123 date resources
has been resolved.
– An obscure problem with the Lasso Server resulting in Type 1 or 2
errors has been fixed.
– Some inconsistencies with the string tags were corrected.
With Lasso 2.5.1, Blue World has revised its license agreement permitting
registered users to install and use two copies of either the CGI/Plug-in
edition or two copies of the Server edition on the same CPU using a single
serial number. The previous license agreement allowed only a single
instance of Lasso to exist on a single CPU.
“Lasso 2.5 is widely used for e-commerce solutions which rely on
communication with SSL Web servers”, said Bill Doerrfeld, President & CEO,
Blue World Communications. “Our new license agreement will allow even more
users to develop robust Lasso-powered e-commerce solutions at minimal
“With supporting feedback from key contributors in the active Lasso
developer community, we were able to isolate and resolve issues with
Lasso’s stability under certain circumstances”, Doerrfeld added.
Blue World advises all Lasso 2.5 customers to download and install the
Lasso 2.5.1 update available at ftp://ftp.blueworld.com/Lasso251/.
In addition, Blue World today made available an online Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQ) database to assist Lasso users by providing answers to
common questions. Users may browse, search and submit to this regularly
maintained resource. The FAQ database is located at
About Blue World Communications, Inc.
Blue World Communications (http://www.blueworld.com) provides a complete
line of Internet business solutions with a special emphasis on FileMaker
Pro as part of its mission of “bringing business to the internet.” Blue
World’s products include Lasso 2.5, the FMPro.Net service, and custom
programming services for complete Web site solutions. Blue World, based in
Bellevue, WA, is a privately held company founded in 1992.