CommonGround Softworks Inc. Announces Qilan 2.0 (beta) for Mac OS X

HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE – April 2, 2001 – CommonGround Softworks Inc. today
announces Qilan 2.0 (beta) for Mac OS X (final release).

“Qilan 2.0 is a significant upgrade to our web-based data server and access
environment. We have added access to MS SQL Server along with our existing
access to FrontBase, OpenBase and Helix. Qilan 2.0 now deploys Java
standards based technology for future access to a wider range of databases”

Some of the significant new features are:

*Session server
*128 bit data block cipher encryption (TwoFish) available between the
datasource and the web server
*Like pattern matching
*Improved Date and Time constant handling
*Improved html controls for data iteration in Qilan table
*Creates data relationships “on-the-fly”
*Uses JDBC database connectivity
*Improved flexibility of Qilan tag placement in a web page template

“Qilan 2.0 can now be used by developers under OS X who are looking for a
time efficient tool to build data-driven web sites. We are carrying forward
from OS X server our Qilan graphical user environment re-tuned to work
elegantly with the Mac OS X aqua interface. As before, developers do not
have to know or rely upon SQL or remember complicated or intricate symbols
to create complex queries, manipulate data, or access databases. The Qilan
environment provides the power and flexibility of working in a code level
language (iteration and recursion are supported!), without syntax problems
and better construction speed. Developers who are security conscious can
store data in their back end databases as encrypted strings. Local and web
based access to sensitive data in a database can be better controlled.”

“Qilan works with your existing databases and web development tools.
Developers merely need to create an Qilan access to their database. Qilan
provides what you need to build complete professional web-based
applications based on that data. A developer can get a data-driven website
up and going in a lot less time.”

“Existing Qilan owners will have reduced pricing available for this Qilan
upgrade when it is final. Our overall pricing has been reduced for Mac OS X
along with the inclusion of database adapters that were separately
available under Qilan 1.X.”

CommonGround Softworks Inc. develops software focused on Internet database
connectivity for the Mac OS.

CommonGround Softworks Inc.