CommonGround Softworks Inc. Announces Qilan(tm) version 2.7.

HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE – January 28, 2003 – CommonGround Softworks Inc
today is pleased to announce the availability of an OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
compatible version of the Qilan database tool.

This upgrade adds the two new database adapters; Microsoft Access and
MySQL. MySQL is currently the most popular open source database used with
content-driven web sites.

Qilan 2.7 is available for download as a time limited trial. A web based
process will allow access to the file download area and generation of trial
enablement keys. The Qilan 2.7 upgrade is available to existing Qilan users
for $99 USD. Full pricing information is available on our website.
Educational discounts are available.

Qilan Overview:
Qilan provides a specific, focused and powerful tool for database and web
developers seeking to overcome the limitations of existing products, who
seek to integrate, migrate or scale upward from existing projects. Qilan
communicates between single or multiple databases. It is also a database
development environment allowing both schema and data access. Please refer
to our supported database web page for specific feature support. Certainly
there are other commercial and open source tools available, but we feel
that the Qilan graphic user interface and tools save significant time. Web
pages can be built using your favorite HTML authoring environment, then
imported into Qilan. The Qilan graphic environment allows these pages to be
manipulated and put into production quickly for complex web based projects
without “coding”.

Qilan enables web sites to communicate with single or multiple “backend”
data sources. The Qilan graphic environment builds query and report logic
that reside on the web server. This logic is applied across supported
database vendor products. “Write one question and ask multiple databases”.
Queries can be sent to one or many databases over the Internet, and the
results displayed on a single web page. Qilan driven web pages can perform
updates, data transfers, and data synchronization between databases. For
example, web hosting providers wishing to harness the power of OS X could
use Tenon Intersystems iTools 6.5 along with the MySQL installer from Tenon
with Qilan to provide secure eCommerce and commercial quality data-driven
web sites.

Supported databases:

* Filemaker Pro
* Frontbase
* Helix Server
* Informix
* MS Access
* MS SQL Server
* Openbase
* Oracle
* Paradox

The Qilan development environment is a native Mac OS X application.
Database communication is multiplatform using JDBC. CommonGround Softworks
Inc. develops software focused on Internet database connectivity for the
Mac OS.