4D v6.8 Native on Mac OS X and Windows XP

— Next Generation Development Tools Boast Migration with No Code Modification;
FREE* for v6.7 Owners, Available 4.17.02–

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 15, 2002 — 4D, Inc., publishers of the 4th
Dimension RAD/RDBMS Environment and 4D WebSTAR Server Suite, today
announced 4D v6.8 with support for Mac(R) OS X and Windows(R) XP. 4D v6.8
is a free upgrade for all currently registered 4D v6.7 developers and for
developers who purchase and register 4D v6.7 by April 30, 2002. 4D v6.8
will be available for download on Wednesday, April 17, 2002, directly from
(http://www.4D.com/68/). The new 4D v6.8 allows current customers to
migrate their 4D applications without modifying any underlying code,
includes an integrated TCP/IP network component, new contextual menu
interface, and more.

“4D v6.8 protects the investment of 4D developers, takes advantage of the
technology advances in these new operating systems, and has some great new
features to enhance your development efforts,” explained Brendan Coveney,
president and CEO of 4D, Inc. “A substantial amount of code has been
rewritten to take advantage of both the Mac OS X and Windows XP operating
systems. We’re delighted to deliver on our earlier commitment to v6.7
customers with this important upgrade, for free and without requiring code
revisions in current 4D solutions.”

New in 4D v6.8
Carbonized for Mac OS X and certified for Windows XP, 4D v6.8 takes full
advantage of both operating systems, and runs identically on both Macintosh
and Windows environments. New features in 4D v6.8 include a new contextual
menu in the methods editor for single-click insertion of methods, fields,
and commands, easier plug-in administration, and new commands and
constants. Newly reinforced security in 4D v6.8 protects component code and
makes deployment easier. New integration of the TCP/IP component in 4D v6.8
further simplifies administration. New user interface enhancements include
floating, dockable toolbars under Mac OS X, support for the Apple Viewer
for online help menus on the Mac, and follows all Aqua and Windows XP look
and feel for dialog icons. For a complete list of new features and
enhancements in 4D v6.8 see (http://www.4D.com/68/).

Pricing and Availability
4D v6.8 will be available for download directly from 4D as of Wednesday
April, 17, 2002. 4D v68 is a FREE* upgrade to all new and existing owners
of 4D v6.7, and those who purchase and register their products by April 30,

4D v6.8 boasts unparalleled cross-platform development across Windows ME,
Windows NT 4.x and higher, Windows 2000, and now Windows XP; plus Mac OS
9.1 and higher, and now Mac OS X. For further information or download
instructions please see (http://www.4D.com/68/).

* FREE Upgrades are available to all new and existing owners of 4D v6.7 who
purchase and register their products by April 30, 2002.

About 4D, Inc.
Located in San Jose, California, 4D, Inc. is the U.S. distributor of 4th
Dimension (4D), 4D Business Kit (4DBK), and the 4D WebSTAR Server Suite. 4D
is an award-winning, tightly integrated suite of Windows and Mac OS,
Relational Database and Web-embedded development tools for business
solutions. 4D Business Kit is a complete, multi-language, multi-store,
e-commerce development tool, designed for rapid development of storefront
solutions. 4D WebSTAR Server Suite V (http://www.WebSTAR.com/) is a fast,
secure and extensible server suite for Mac OS X, best known for easy
administration. 4D, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of 4D SA. Further
information can be found at (http://www.4D.com/).