HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE – May 17, 2001 – CommonGround Softworks Inc. today
announces the release of Qilan 2.0 for Mac OS X.

Qilan 2.0 is a significant upgrade to our web application development
environment. We have improved the transaction handling performance and
added access to additional SQL databases using Java standards based
technology. A web application developer who is interested in OS X now has a
time efficient tool to build data-driven web sites. The Qilan graphical
user environment provides the power and flexibility of working in a code
level language without syntax problems and better construction speed.

Some of the significant new features are:
-Fast cgi capability
-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 tables
-Creates data relationships “on-the-fly”
-Uses JDBC database connectivity
-Improved flexibility of Qilan tag placement in a web page template

Qilan works well with a growing supply of open source and commercial web
development tools. Web hosting providers can use Tenon Intersystems iTools
6.0 with Qilan 2.0 to provide secure eCommerce and commercial quality
content delivery. Qilan has an added benefit for security conscious
providers and developers. Data can be stored in their back end databases as
encrypted strings. Local and web based access to sensitive data in a
database can be better controlled.

Existing Qilan owners have reduced pricing available for this Qilan
upgrade. Our overall pricing has been reduced for Mac OS X along with the
inclusion of database adapters that were separately available under Qilan

Qilan 2.0 currently supports the following databases:
-Helix Rade
-MS SQL Server

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