MGI 2.0 Final Candidate Now Available for Macintosh

Raleigh, North Carolina – 13 February 2001 — PagePlanet Software, Inc. is
pleased to announce the immediate availability of MGI 2.0 Final Candidate
in preparation for its Golden Master release soon to come.

MGI 2.0FC is a plug-in to 4D’s award-winning web server WebStar and adds a
host of functions to otherwise static web pages. Included in MGI 2.0 are
ODBC hooks to connect your web pages to such third-party databases as
FileMakerPro, dBase, FoxPro, Oracle 6 and 7 (with Oracle 8 and SQL 7 coming
tentativly in March) as well as connectivity to flat-text files. In
addition, MGI has built-in capabilities to connect via any other ODBC
propriatery driver that ships with individual database products.

MGI 2.0FC also extends the capabilities of MGI 1.6 with improved memory
management, thread handling, dramatic speed increases, a number of new
admin interfaces, and a far more robust internal database with C-Tree Plus
built right into MGI.

With the completion of MGI 2.0, MGI is now cross-platform between Macintosh
and NT without requiring a single modification of any MGI code. Web sites
are fully transportable between platforms (actual database transfer is
accomplished by a simple import/export feature built into MGI that does not
require the manual recreation of the database on the new platform.)

Some featured new functions are mgiQuiz and mgiPoll, both greatly enhanced
and extended from the MGI 1.6 version. mgiQuiz is now easily adaptable to
any academic setting. Also, built-in guestbook/database functions in
addition to the existing manual guestbook.

And as the keystone of MGI 2.0, we have constructed a shopping basket
system that not only is amazingly simple to implement, but allows the
designer to retain complete control over the look and feel of the web site
and shopping experience. Shopping basket functions are now configurable via
an admin and will allow total control over inventory, shipping methods and
pricing, taxation rules, integrated credit card processing, and many more

Other enhancements have been added to mgiCreditBank (the basis of a pay-
per-view and micropayment systems,) the addition of a suite of
programming-style tools such as mgiSwitch, mgiLoop, mgiComment, mgiIf,
mgiString and mgiSetResponseHeader.

mgiMath has been completely revamped and now includes a true equation
parser along with a multi-precision number class.

mgiSendMail has a full admin interface with web-based management of any
failed mail.

mgiCounter has a web-based admin added that allows easy management of counters.

The memory footprint (both resident RAM and hard drive) in MGI 2.0 has
decreased to 5 megs from 40 megs in MGI 1.6.

Some administrative functions now built into MGI 2.0 include custom error
pages, regulating feature sets to specific customers on single machines,
and remote administration via passcode-protected web browser.

MGI 2.0FC, now with over one hundred individual functions built-in, ships
fully enabled with all features and functions without timeout. The demo
will, however, serve HTML pages with a demo banner across the top of all

MGI 2.0FC is immediately available for download at:

Just click on the icon at the top-left corner of the PagePlanet Software
home page.

There is no registration required.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Crisp
PagePlanet Software, Inc.
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