Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., Announces Release of TCP Deux v1.0.1

Maintenance Release of 4th Dimension Component

Vero Beach, FL – Thursday, September 6th, 2001: Deep Sky
Technologies, Inc., today announced the full release of TCP Deux
v1.0.1 for Macintosh and Windows. TCP Deux is a 4th Dimension
component which provides cross-platform TCP wrappers for different TCP
plugins available for 4th Dimension. The plugins supported within TCP
Deux include 4D Internet Commands v6.7.x, Internet ToolKit v2.0.x, and
Internet ToolKit v2.5.x.

With the TCP Deux component, a 4th Dimension developer can code TCP
level routines without worrying about which particular plugin is going
to be used. TCP Deux provides a very simple upgrade path for
developers to write one set of code. With TCP Deux, a 4D developer
can begin by using the free 4D Internet Commands for all TCP
communications and upgrade to the commercial Internet ToolKit plugin
when the needs arises, all without changing a single line of code.

This maintenace release provides a dozen new routines for use at the
TCP level within 4D. Many of these routines are for access data
within the TCPd Streams Stack within the component. As well, this
release contains a few bug fixes and a great deal of optimization.

One important update in this release is the change of name of a single
routine. The method TCPd_Close_Stream has been renamed to
TCPd_CloseRelease_Stream, for clarity. For those that already have
TCP Deux installed, it will probably be easiest to remove the
component and install this new version; it is the safest option when
using 4D Insider to update components that have methods that have
changed names.

A full manual, explaining every call and feature available in TCP
Deux, is included with the component.

Features in the TCP Deux component

TCP Deux provides cross-platform, plugin independent routines for
handling all TCP communications in 4D. The functionality available in
the TCP Deux component include:

– Stream and listener openers and closers;
– Stream status checking, individually or for all open streams;
– Processor friendly stream status waiting routines;
– Full support for sending and receiving text and binary data;
– Full support for sending and receiving directly from documents;
– Full management system for TCP communication streams;
– Full multiple 4D process (handler) support for TCP servers;
– Accessor methods for updating and extracting stream information;
– Accessor methods detailing TCP environment on local machine;
– Transparent support for IC v6.7.x, ITK v2.0.x, and ITK v2.5.x;
– Full SSL support when using ITK v2.5.x.

The TCP stream management system, entitled TCPd Streams Stack, built
into TCP Deux provides a complete management and tracking system for
4D developers to use for handling all TCP streams. The TCPd Streams
Stack provides transparent management of all TCP streams, allowing the
4D developer to concentrate on management the higher level TCP
protocol being coded for instead of the direct management of the TCP
connection streams. And, the TCPd Streams Stack even provides full
support for common TCP serving options (e.g. distributed process
handlers within 4D).

The TCP Deux component requires the BASh component be installed to
operate properly. BASh is available for free from Deep Sky
Technologies, Inc., and provides essential routines needed by all 4D

Developers Everywhere Are Talking

“Just a quick word of thanks for your components… I’ve spent much of
today implementing HTTP Deux, TCP Deux, ITK, BASh, etc. into an
application that needed to be a client to a web server. I had
originally used some code (I think it was from WS4D) and what was
taking me (and the other code) about 100 lines to handle, was done in
1 line with your components. And what I wasn’t expecting to discover
was the wealth of GREAT commands that came with the TCP Deux component
that would not only save months and months of time, but probably is
much better than I could have done anyway. Installation was painless,
and I’m jazzed right now because I’ve been able to demo something to a
client in a matter of hours, that will result in more work for me and
my gang. And I should say that although I can’t see what’s going on in
the code, your coding and naming style is easy to follow and very
consistent with my own. So 10 out of 10 on this stuff, dude! Very
happy with the purchase.”

– Myles Wakeham, 20010823
CEO, Tech Solutions Inc.

“We are very happy to see the addition of another component product to
the 4D product community. TCP Deux is an exciting new product that
will provide 4D Developers with valuable functionality to add to their
applications through the simplicity of components.”

– Brendan Coveney, 20010517
President and CEO, 4D, Inc.

“If you need to do anything involving ITK or Internet Commands, TCP
Deux will save you hours of reading, coding and testing. Used in
conjunction with its sister components, HTTP Client Deux, SMTP Deux,
etc., it makes the use of these technologies a breeze.”

– John Macrae, 20010722
Director Enterprise Services, C4i Limited

“Recently I needed to add Web client features to a project and I
decided to try out TCP Deux and the free HTTP Client Deux components.
With these components I was able to add the basic web page retrieval
functionality I needed in about fifteen minutes. These tools should
be particularly appealing to developers who do not already have a
detailed understanding of TCP/IP or higher-level protocols like HTTP.
Virtually all of the underlying details are built into the components
and work automatically. I highly recommend the TCP Deux family of
components to every 4D developer.”

– David Adams, 20010724
Island Data Management

“It is nice to see a feature rich and well implemented foundation for
4D developers to work with for all of their online needs. I am
looking forward to future protocol support building on TCP Deux,
especially any servers that may become available.”

– Michael Erickson, 20010725
President, Automated Solutions Group

Pricing and Availability

TCP Deux has been released with separate development and deployment
licensing. Development licensing includes all updates released within
a year of purchase for free and allows for unlimited development by a
single developer for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
Renewals of the development license are provided at a discounted
price. Deployment licensing is a one time fee per application which
will allow unlimited deployments to run indefinitely.

The pricing for the different options available for purchasing TCP
Deux are as follows:

Developer License, 1 year (includes 10 deployments) $95.00
Developer License, 1 year extension $45.00
Deployment License, unlimited, per application $195.00

TCP Deux provides full support for Internet ToolKit (ITK) v2.5.x.
Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., is an authorized, worldwide distributor
of ITK v2.5.x. Developers that purchase ITK v2.5.x through DSTi
receive the following discounted prices for when purchasing TCP Deux,
as well:

Developer License, 1 year (includes 10 deployments) * FREE *
Developer License, 1 year extension $45.00
Deployment License, unlimited, per application $95.00

* All prices are in US dollars.

The TCP Deux component can be purchased directly from Deep Sky
Technologies, Inc. Purchases can be made directly online at:

The TCP Deux component can be downloaded by following the Downloads
link on the Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., web site, located at:

About Deep Sky Technologies, Inc.

Based in Vero Beach, Florida, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., provides
software development, consulting, hosting, and colocation services.
Founded in 1997, Deep Sky Technologies, Inc., develops and supports a
wide variety of software development tools and services to aid in the
creation of custom applications and web sites for the Macintosh and
Windows platform. For more information, please visit our web site at .