Apple to Distribute Zero G’s InstallAnywhere Now! with Mac OS Runtime for
Java Software Development Kit
Allows Developers to Create Java Software Installers on the Mac OS
CUPERTINO, Calif.-August 25, 1998-Apple Computer, Inc. today announced an
agreement with Zero G Software, Inc. which allows Apple to distribute Zero
G’s InstallAnywhere Now! with the Mac OS Runtime for Java (MRJ) Software
Development Kit (SDK) for free via the World Wide Web
(http://www.installanywhere.com/ianow/apple). InstallAnywhere Now! enables
developers to build installers on the Mac OS that can run on any
Java-enabled platform, including Mac OS, Windows and Unix.
InstallAnywhere Now! allows developers to quickly create
platform-independent installers that can be distributed over the web or on
CD-ROM. By leveraging the Project Wizard capability found in the
award-winning InstallAnywhere family of products, InstallAnywhere Now!
enables installers to be built in six easy steps, utilizing its ability to
automatically detect the Java application’s main class and classpath.
Additionally, InstallAnywhere is the only Java application installer tool
available with enhancements for Mac OS and MRJ.
“Apple is making great strides in advancing the Mac OS as a leading
platform for developing and deploying Java technology,” said Phil Schiller,
vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing at Apple Computer, Inc.
“InstallAnywhere Now! makes it easy for Java developers to distribute their
software to a broad audience, and by distributing it with our Java SDK, we
are helping to deliver on Java’s cross-platform promise.”
“Our work with Apple provides an excellent opportunity for InstallAnywhere
to further its reach,” said Eric Shapiro, president and co-founder of Zero
G Software, Inc. “By optimizing InstallAnywhere Now! to take advantage of
the Macintosh features, we’ve made Java applications as easy to install and
run as today’s native applications for the Mac.”
Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s
with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with
the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original mission – to bring
the best personal computing products and support to students, educators,
designers, scientists, engineers, businesspersons and consumers in over 140
countries around the world.
Apple Computer, Inc.
Apple Computer, Inc.