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[MD1] MacHack 2000 Call for Papers
MacHack 2000 Call for Papers
MacHack: The Annual Conference for Leading Edge Developers
1264 Bedford Road
Grosse Point Park, MI 48230
Contact: Carol Lynn
Thanksgiving has come and gone. Now it's that time of year again...
Time to prepare for MacHack 2000.
MacHack solicits and accepts papers on a wide variety of topics related to
software development. For example, papers from the last few years include
topics ranging from emulation, optimization, cross-platform development
techniques, encryption and compression, anonymity in internet
communications, 3-D GUIs, and exception-handling strategies, to a variety
of object architectures.
Each accepted paper is published in the MacHack Conference proceedings and
included on the MacHack CD. Each author gives a 50-minute presentation on
his paper during the conference.
While there are no fixed limits, MacHack papers generally run from 8 to 16
pages (2000 to 4000 words). Authors are encouraged...
[NPL] iLiner: A Modern Outline Processor
(Nov 29, 1999) - Mercury Software today announced iLiner, a modern outline
processor, sporting a bevy of Apple's latest technologies.
iLiner is the first commercial product to support summarization across all
applications using a system-wide contextual menu architecture (both
Netscape 4.x and Explorer 4.x are supported).
By fully supporting QuickTime 4.0, iLiner exports outlines directly to
QuickTime 4.0 slide presentations , imports QuickTime 4.0 video streams in
addition to over 20 different graphic file formats.
iLiner uses AppleWorks XTND import/export architecture to drive outlines to
other popular file formats such as MS Word.
"We wanted to arm a traditional outline processor , says Mercury CTO Ian
Shortreed, with the newest Apple technologies in order to reach back and
bring more experienced Mac users forward, yet at the same time, fill a gap
in productivity offerings for new Mac users".
iLiner is available from either Mercury's web site at
(http://www.mercury-soft.com) at $49....
[MD1] VOODOO Server 1.1.1
PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH
VOODOO Server 1.1.1 - Version Control over the Internet using MacOS 9
Hagenberg, AUSTRIA, November-25-1999, UNI SOFTWARE PLUS GmbH is pleased to
announce the immediate availability of the new version 1.1.1 of their
flagship version control tool VOODOO Server.
The new release is a maintenance release which fixes some minor
compatibility issues with Mac OS 9. In particular, connectivity over
TCP/IP, one of the major new features of Mac OS 9, is now fully supported
in VOODOO Server 1.1.1.
"We are excited about the new features of Mac OS 9, especially the new
connectivity over IP. With VOODOO Server 1.1.1 you can make good use of
this new feature and perform your version control tasks over the Internet,
regardless whether you are using VOODOO Server's CodeWarrior plug-in or
[MD1] FileMaker Server 5 Ships
FileMaker Server 5 Now Available from FileMaker, Inc.
Powerful database hosting software more than doubles number of FileMaker
Pro 5 clients, increases number of files, and adds new easy-to-use
administration GUI on Mac and Windows NT Servers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - November 29, 1999 - FileMaker, Inc. announced the
immediate availability of FileMaker Server 5 (Worldwide English version), a
powerful software application for hosting FileMaker Pro 5 databases.
With increased FileMaker database hosting for up to 250 FileMaker Pro
database clients (previously 100) and 125 open FileMaker Pro 5 files,
FileMaker Server 5 meets the database needs of any workgroup for fast,
secureable and scalable FileMaker Pro database hosting. The estimated U.S.
retail price of FileMaker Server 5 is $999, and volume pricing is available
under FileMaker volume license programs. Upgrades from prior versions of
FileMaker Server are available at $499 (estimated retail price U.S).
"Workgroups want to quickly...
[NPL] VSE Animation Maker Updates
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANIMATION TOOLS NOW MAC OS 9 READY
Germany, 24 November 1999. Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) released today
updates to VSE Animation Maker, their GIF animation tool, and Kids
Animation Maker, an animation application for children.
VSE Animation Maker allows you to create GIF animations with an easy to use
interface. Kids Animation Maker is aimed at younger Mac users to learn the
basics of animation. Both applications are widely used in schools all over
The updates fix some minor issues with Mac OS 9. Also, the applications now
support the VSE partner program which has started yesterday.
Further information at:
DOWNLOAD AND DISTRIBUTION
VSE Animation Maker and Kids Animation Maker are shareware applications.
They can be included free of charge on shareware CD-ROMs.
Direct download links:
[NPL] ListSTAR 2.0 Available -- Free Upgrade
November 24, 1999
ListSTAR 2.0 Available -- Free Upgrade
Please be advised the new ListSTAR 2.0 upgrade is now available to download
for free from (http://www.starnine.com). The new version of StarNine's list
server software includes native support for PowerPC, the ability to use
secondary IP addresses (allowing email servers like WebSTAR Mail or EIMS to
run on the same machine), integrated ListSTAR Template scripts for easy
script creation, and better compatibility with newer, PowerPC-native
versions of AppleScript.
Pricing and Availability
Available at (http://www.starnine.com/), ListSTAR 2.0 is a free upgrade for
all ListSTAR v1.x owners. ListSTAR 2.0 is available in SMTP-only, with
support for older versions requiring separate mail servers now
discontinued. ListSTAR/SMTP v1.x users upgrading to v2.0 can use their
current serial numbers. Owners of all other versions of ListSTAR should
call StarNine sales for serial number information.
New copies of ListSTAR are currently available...
[NPL] MetaCreations Ships KPT 6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
METACREATIONS ANNOUNCES LATEST MAJOR EDITION OF POWERFUL KPT PLUG-IN SERIES
Newest Release in Adobe Photoshop Compatible Plug-In Series, MetaCreations
KPT 6 Generates Spectacular Image Effects for Print and the Web
Carpinteria, Calif., November 17, 1999 - MetaCreations Corporation
announced today the release of KPT 6, the most recent version of the
award-winning MetaCreations KPT series. This revolutionary series of
Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-ins offers extraordinary creative image
effects for print and the Web. KPT 6 provides professional graphic
designers, digital artists and Web content developers unique and infinite
creative possibilities to enhance digital content. KPT 6 features eight
plug-ins and two bonus filters that extend and enhance the creative
possibilities of Adobe Photoshop and compatible hosts.
"I've been using KPT filters for years," said Bryan Montford, Photoshop
User Magazine. "The MetaCreations KPT series has become a cornerstone in my...
[NPL] Compendium of HTML Elements revision 8
The Compendium of HTML Elements
Oxford on Rideau, Canada
November 22, 1999.
The Compendium of HTML Elements has again been updated, This time it is the
release of revision 8. We had relesed the site to beta testing and now we
are releasing it for general use.
This release has taken almost a year to get to the point of release and
revisions will continue to revision 8 for some time yet.
The focus of this revision has been on the testing and reporting of browser
behaviour. We've prepared more than 700 tests for readers to try on their
systems and submit a questionnaire on the results they viewed on their
systems. These results are then compiled and reported in a chart format on
the Behaviour Report pages. For complete information see the Testing
Documentation on the Main Menu page.
The Compatibility Charts that previously resided on the Attribute Pages
have been moved to their own pages and cross-linked to the Attribute Pages,
Behaviour Reorts and the Behaviour Tests. This...
[MD1] Live Monitoring Of WebObjects Applications
From: John Brilhart (John_Brilhart@vvi.com)
Subject: NEWS: Live Monitoring Of WebObjects Applications
We've made the first real-time and visual monitoring tool for WebObjects,
called the "Client Signal Viewer". This tool is particularly applicable to
large commercial web sites where performance and reliability are critical.
Because of the high-scale nature of such a tool it is completely
configurable and programmable. The Client Signal Viewer will be included on
the next OpenGraph CD, which is due out momentarily. Additional details are
found at: http://www.vvi.com/ClientSignal/index.html
The Client Signal Viewer has undergone significant revisions due to
feedback from many sources. Such feedback helps determine the feature set
of our products. As such, I will appreciate your reporting this information
to your readers and asking them to send any feedback or comments to
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
If you have further questions I will appreciate them by e-mail to
[NPL] VSE Be Found 1.5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
VSE BE FOUND IS NOW AVAILABLE IN VERSION 1.5
Web site promotion tool now supports 16 different countries
Germany, 23 November 1999. The Macintosh web site promotion tool VSE Be
Found is now available in version 1.5. It now supports 16 different
Furthermore, Voget Selbach Enterprises (VSE) released 10 whole new
expansion kits which add more search engines to the basic version.
VSE Be Found analyzes web pages and gives concrete tips on how to improve
them to obtain a good ranking on search engines. Then it automatically
submits the web page URL to popular search engines such as AltaVista,
Excite, Lycos, etc.
In contrast to other applications VSE Be Found supports more complex URL
submissions to search engines that require to give details about
categories, contact information etc. It also features a built-in FTP client.
NEW IN VSE BE FOUND 1.5
The new version supports the new expansion kits and fixes an
incompatibility with the Palm Desktop extension...
[MD1] TypeRighter Suite 1.2: Mac OS file type management...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE LIGHTNING FOUNDRY'S TYPERIGHTER SUITE UPDATED TO VERSION 1.2
Unique Mac OS file type management utilities
ARBROATH, SCOTLAND - Tuesday 23 November 1999 - THE LIGHTNING FOUNDRY
announces the release of the latest version of The TypeRighter Suite.
The corner stone of The TypeRighter Suite is a contextual menu plug-in
which allows you to manipulate the creator and type of any number of files
selected within the finder. Utilising the power of Mac OS 8.x, and Internet
Config, The TypeRighter Suite makes it easier for Macintosh users to open
files downloaded from the Internet, or any cross-platform network.
For Macintosh systems runnning System 7, the TypeRighter application is
provided, giving similar functionality.
- Version 1.2 adds the ability set a file, or group of files, to be have
the same creator and type information as a seperately chosen file.
- Navigation Services savvy.
- Automatically set the creator and type of a file,...
[MD1] Valentina Supports Purity's WebSiphon
Valentina Product Line to Support Purity Software's WebSiphon Development Tool
November 23, 1999. Beaverton, Oregon -- Paradigma Software and Purity
Software announced today a strategic development agreement that will result
in the release of a Valentina database solution for WebSiphon.
Under terms of the agreement, Paradigma Software will develop Valentina for
WebSiphon, a powerful add-on library for the WebSiphon web development
environment. Valentina for WebSiphon will allow users of Purity Software's
WebSiphon to interact with and deploy Valentina databases with their
WebSiphon applications. Valentina for WebSiphon will be available in a
value added bundle directly from the Purity Software online store, as well
as through domestic and international distributors of Paradigma products.
"Valentina for WebSiphon is a perfect match for users desiring speed and
power beyond flat file or desktop database solutions but aren't yet in need
of an expensive, large-scale dedicated DBMS. By...
For Immediate Release
Dr. Bott MoniSwitchUSB Now Shipping
Portland, OR - November 22, 1999
Dr. Bott LLC announces that MoniSwitchUSB is now shipping.
Dr. Bott has taken their experience with the original ADB MoniSwitch and
created MoniSwitchUSB. MoniSwitchUSB is a Mac friendly KVM (keyboard,
video, and mouse) switch that allows the use of a monitor and USB
peripherals with multiple USB capable computers including Macs and PCs.
* Support for both Mac & PC monitors.
* Looks and works great with new G4s!
* Available for 2 or 4 computers.
* Includes all necessary USB and super premium video cables!
* PCI Kit available for beige Macs.
* Lighted LED indicates selected computer at a glance.
* Compatible with Windows 98, Mac OS and other operating systems that
* iMoniSwitchUSB allows use of iMac built-in monitor, keyboard and mouse
with up to 3 other Macs or PCs.
MoniSwitch2USB retails for $139, MoniSwitch4USB retails for $199...
[MD1] 4D Open for Java Enters Beta
ACI US news for immediate release
Contacts ACI US Marketing ACI US Engineering
Jim Staples Jr. Raymond Manley
800-881-3466 x4609 800-881-3466 x4695
November 22, 1999. San Jose, CA.
4D Open for Java Enters Beta
ACI US, Inc., publishers of the 4th Dimension (4D) RAD/RDBMS Environment,
today announced their new product, 4D Open for Java, has been released for
Beta testing. 4D Partners may download the Beta from ACIUS ' Partner Web
Site. 4D Open is the API for the 4th Dimension environment, and the new 4D
Open for Java classes enable Java developers to create powerful Java-based
clients for accessing 4D Server.
In addition to basic data manipulation and queries, 4D Open for Java equips
developers with tools to: create multiple client processes, launch a
process on another client connected to 4D Server, execute a stored
procedure on 4D Server, create record sets, roll-back transactions, set
[NPL] WebSonar Version 3
Nov 23, 1999, Midlothian, Virginia
Virginia Systems announces upgrades to it's Sonar Image, Sonar
Professional and WebSonar document management products!
Philip Van Cleave
Virginia Systems, Inc.
(804) 739-3200/FAX: (804) 739-8376
New Features added in WebSonar Version 3!
Central Index Option:
A single master index can be created for thousands of folders on multiple
volumes, providing phenomenal search speeds. It also allows write-protected
media like CD's to be indexed by placing the master index on the server's
Text files stored in large Oracle databases can now be indexed and searched.
Files can be dynamically renamed during indexing. This is useful for Oracle
files, where the file names are numeric. With name translation, these files
can be assigned more meaninful names transparently.
Additional Scripting Support:
Indexing and searching can now be...
[NPL] Drop Drawers 1.1 Beta Release
Subject: Drop Drawers 1.1 Beta Release
From: Gideon Greenspan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sig Software is proud to announce the public beta of version 1.1 of Drop
Drawers. In the 7 weeks since its release, Drop Drawers 1.0 has gained
significant praise including the "Download Spotlight" on Download.Com and
MacFormat magazine's "Best on Test".
Version 1.1 adds many new features, including a new interface for all
options, designed in response to user feedback. The most revolutionary
addition is the ability to copy the current selection into a drawer using a
definable key, and to paste drawer items into the current application using
a definable key-press or mouse-click.
Other new features include configurable keys to expand or contract drawers
and activate drawer items, full control over single-, double- and
command-click actions, optional password protection of drawers (using
RC-5), extended arranging options and full-size picture viewing.
The beta is unrestricted, but expires on December 8th...
[MD1] GL4Java version 18.104.22.168
From: email@example.com (gerard ziemski) (by way of Nick DeMello)
Subject: [ANN] GL4Java version 22.214.171.124
Macintosh port of GL4Java based on version 2.1.2.x is now available.
GL4Java is an OpenGL binding for Java. It was originally written by JauSoft
for Unix and Windows. I simply ported it to Macintosh.
GL4Java is released under GNU Library General Public License. The source
code with sample programs is provided.
You can download GL4Java here:
[MD1] REALbasic 2.1a23
November 16, 1999
REAL Software is pleased to announce the latest development release of
These alpha releases are for testing purposes only and are not considered
the current release of REALbasic. Projects saved in alpha releases of 2.1
cannot be opened in REALbasic 2.0.2. You should not use alpha releases for
mission-critical development. There is a specific mailing list hosted at
REAL Software for discussing the alpha testing releases: Subscribe to this
list by sending an email containing "subscribe realbasic-dr" (without the
quotes) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Opt] = Optimization
[Bug] = Bug Fix
[New] = New Feature
[Chg] = Changes Previous Functionality
[Bug] Win32 now supports keyboard objects. The key codes are mapped
directly from the Mac "Extended Keyboard Layout". The following is a
list of keys which have mappings which aren't necessarily obvious:
Option = Alt, Command = Windows, Help = Insert, Clear = Num Lock, F13...
[NPL] StuffIt Deluxe 5.1.5 Update
ALADDIN SHIPS NEW MAC OS 9 COMPATIBLE VERSIONS OF STUFFIT DELUXE -
STUFFIT DELUXE 5.1.5 UPDATE AND STUFFIT DELUXE 5.5 UPGRADE NOW AVAILABLE
StuffIt Deluxe 5.1.5 Update, Provides FREE Mac OS 9 Compatibility To
StuffIt Deluxe 5.x Customers; StuffIt Deluxe 5.5 Upgrade Also Gives Mac OS
9 Compatibility And Much More...
Watsonville, CA - November 16, 1999 -Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ BB: ALHIE) today
released free Mac OS(R) 9 compatible updates for registered StuffIt(R) 5.0-
5.1 customers. The Mac OS 9 compatibility is also available in the latest
StuffIt 5.5 upgrade, also released today.
StuffIt Deluxe 5.1.5 has been tested extensively under Mac OS(R) 9.0 (and
earlier) operating systems. The 5.1.5 update for StuffIt Deluxe simply
provides support for Mac OS 9.0 and includes the most current version of
StuffIt Expander, version 5.5. Aladdin's latest upgrade, StuffIt Deluxe
5.5, offers many new features as well as, Mac OS 9...
[MD1] CPLAT RADTools / Resource Editor version 2.0
From: Ken (email@example.com)
Subject: CPLAT RADTools / Resource Editor version 2.0
ksoft is pleased to announce the availability of CPLAT RADTools / Resource
Editor Version 2.0.
WHAT IS CPLAT RADTools / Resource Editor?
The CPLAT RADTools / Resource editor is a tool that combined with the CPLAT cross-platform framework allows for the visual layout of your program and resources. You can layout your windows and other UI elements such as dialogs and alerts. You can then have the RADTool generate the source/header and project files necessary for project creation. In addition a defines header file is created for all visual elements used, so you don't have to remember between the UI layout program and your code what your references to an element are when laying it out.
In addition this tool allows for the importing of existing resources, such
as menus, icons, pictures, etc. and the ability to convert and edit them.
You can then generate the equivalent resource for both MacOS and Windows....
[MD1] CPLAT version 2.0
From: Ken (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: CPLAT version 2.0 released
ksoft is pleased to announce the availability of CPLAT Version 2.0.
WHAT IS CPLAT?
CPLAT is an easy-to-use low cost C++ cross-platform framework for developing applications for the MacOS and Windows from a single source code base. CPLAT provides a complete set of classes for mangement of C++ cross-platform applications including documents, files, user interface elements, tables and more. In addition CPLAT uses STL for its containers so you get the full benefit of STL algorithms and iterators.
CPLAT currently supports Codewarrior and VC++, and is
Applescriptable/recordable and Carbon compliant (MacOS).
CPLAT also includes a RADTool / Resource editor for rapid application
development of your app and the ability to edit your resources once and
have them converted between MacOS and Windows.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
CPLAT with CPLAT RADTools / Resource Editor currently costs $50 per
developer, with a site license for 7 or more copies for...
[NPL] Syslogd 2.1.4
This is the final release of Syslogd 2.1.4. This release has been fully
tested with Mac OS 9, but does not take advantage of any specific OS 9
A future release of Syslogd will take advantage of OS 9 technologies when
Apple releases the final version of the OS 9 SDK.
There have been some major changes in the System requirements with this
Syslgod 2.1.4 requires a PowerMacintosh and System 7.5.3 as the minimum
system version. For network support, OpenTransport 1.1.1 is the minimum.
For further information on these changes see
The update can be downloaded directly from
(http://www.classicalguitar.net/brian/apps/download.php3?fid=1) or from the
Syslogd homepage at
Changes in 2.1.4:
- -Incoming network messages are now validated.
- -Fixed a bug in Syslogd that would cause the last character of
messages not terminated with a line-feed to be...
[NPL] EnScrypt 2.0
November 15, 1999.
Highwinds Trading Company is pleased to announce EnScrypt 2.0, freeware
cryptography for Macintosh scripting environments. It gives Macintosh
cryptographers and developers what they need to easily build digital
signatures, secure passwords, and other sophisticated security tools.
EnScrypt is part of a series of software products for both the developer
and the consumer which concentrate on the functional area of security.
Version 2.0 combines EnScrypt with FreeBees(tm) into a single suite of
utilities. We've also increased the key strength of the freeware version
from 24 bits to 40 bits and removed all the demo time-out limitations.
Download EnScrypt at FTP://ftp.highwinds.com/1001-enscrypt40.sit.hqx.
See HTTP://www.highwinds.com/products/enscrypt.html for more information.
[NPL] DoorStop Firewall, Personal Edition
OPEN DOOR NETWORKS SHIPS THE DOORSTOP PERSONAL FIREWALL
SECURITY SUITE UPGRADES, WHITE PAPER ROUND OUT SECURITY OFFERINGS
ASHLAND, OR. -- November 15, 1999 -- Open Door Networks Inc., the developer
of Mac OS 9's Internet File Sharing, today announced that it had begun
shipping its DoorStop Firewall, Personal Edition. DoorStop Personal is an
easy to use, end-user version of Open Door's powerful server firewall
software, specifically focused on protecting Mac OS 9's new Internet
services. Open Door also announced upgrades to its Security Suites for
Macintosh servers and a white paper on Mac OS 9 Internet security, rounding
out its Mac OS security offerings.
DoorStop Personal Edition, which runs on Macs back to Mac OS 8.1, is an
important security enhancement for any Mac that is connected to the
Internet for long periods of time, for instance through a cable or DSL
modem or an intranet. Although the Mac OS is one of the most secure,
today's increasingly popular permanent connections, in...
[MD1] New Japanese version of VOODOO ensures Mac OS 9...
VOODOO products are available through DevDepot
(http://www.devdepot.com), mailto:email@example.com, Toll free:
800-MACDEV-1, Outside US/Canada: 805-494-9797, Fax: 805-494-9798.
[NPL] ToolDaemon 2.0
November 15, 1999, Plainevaux, Belgium. DouWere (http://www.douwere.com/)
is pleased to announce ToolDaemon version 2.0.
ToolDaemon 1.0 from DouWere enabled your Mac OS computer to be remotely
accessed by authorized users, from any platform, through any Telnet
client... This new version adds major security features, including login
feedback, timeouts, and increased delays for avoiding malicious
trial-and-error login attempts.
Indeed, your Mac OS computer becomes a true multi-threaded, multi-user
environment, where logged users can simultaneously take *any* action on the
"I wanted to tell you how great I think ToolDaemon is. I realized after
only a few minutes how unbelievably powerful it is.", said John Pratt,
discovering version 2.
Unique features -- Benefits
ToolDaemon is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to control a
networked Macintosh remotely, from a UNIX system, a Windows PC or even a
ToolDaemon can also be used on AppleShare IP servers, to...
[MD1] StuffIt 5 Exceeds 2.1 million
ALADDIN'S STUFFIT EXPANDERS EXCEED 2.1 MILLION DOWNLOADS
JUST FROM THE ALADDIN SYSTEMS, INC. WEB SITE
Watsonville, CA - November 12, 1999 - Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ BB: ALHIE), announced
today that within 12 months of the StuffIt(r) 5 format release there have
been over 2,151,000 downloads of the Windows and Macintosh Expanders from
the Aladdin Systems Web site: (http://www.aladdinsys.com/). This count
doesn't include the millions of Expanders downloaded from other popular
Internet download sites as well as those distributed with Apple's Mac OS.
Aladdin's Expanders, popular Internet compression access freeware, soared
over two million downloads in less than 12 months since their initial
release. StuffIt Expander(tm) is the Macintosh standard decompression tool
and is quickly emerging in the Windows market as Aladdin Expander(tm),
because of its ease-of-use, cross-platform and access capabilities.
Expander, part of the...
[MD1] DICOM Import Component v1.0.3 for QuickTime
Escape Information Services is pleased to announce the immediate
availability of version 1.0.3 of its DICOM Import Component for QuickTime.
The importer works on both Mac and Windows, and lets QuickTime-aware
applications import medical images that conform to the DICOM standard.
The product currently supports a wide subset of the DICOM standard, such as:
- single and multiple image files
- compressed (lossy & lossless JPEG; RLE) and uncompressed
- indexed and direct, monochrome and RGB, 8 & 16 bit pixel depth
Moreover, the following useful features are available:
- conversion of multi-frame DICOM files to QuickTime movies
- individual access of frames in multi-frame files
(if the calling application supports it)
- URL importing of DICOM files
- embedding of DICOM images in web browsers
Information, including download URLs can be found on our website:
Release notes 1.0.3:
1. Expanded image data variant support to include the...
[MD1] Apple Previews New QuickTime Technologies
Apple Previews New QuickTime Technologies
QuickTime 4 Downloads Soar Past 20 Million
QUICKTIME LIVE!, LOS ANGELES-Nov. 9, 1999-During the kick-off keynote today
at the first-ever QuickTime Live! conference, Apple previewed new
QuickTime 4.1 and QuickTime Streaming Server 2 technologies. Apple also
announced that more than 20 million copies of its QuickTime 4 software and
more than 50,000 copies of its Apple Open Source Streaming Server have been
downloaded since April.
"The adoption rates of QuickTime 4 and QuickTime Streaming Server have been
phenomenal," said Phil Schiller, Apple's vice president of Worldwide
Product Marketing. "New e-commerce and ad insertion features that we
demonstrated today will set QuickTime even further apart from the pack."
QuickTime 4.1 will feature enhanced functionality, including seamless ad
insertion; improved firewall navigation; AppleScript support for easy
digital media creation and streaming; and support of synchronized
[MD1] Save HyperCard page
From: Seth Willits (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Save HyperCard
The Save HyperCard page has been updated to include information that the
petition will be sent to Apple soon, and someone suggested that we notify
all the major Mac sites to spread the word so that folks who haven't signed
it yet will know they should do so now. Well that's what I'm doing,
spreading the word. If you can, please post a message on your homepage or a
small link to the Save HyperCard page at:
[NPL] Startup Doubler 2.5
Nov 9, 1999: Startup Doubler 2.5 is now available for downloading from
Startup Doubler makes for quicker startups: Its software acceleration
compensates for sub-optimal disk performance to make extensions, control
panel, the Finder and startup applications load faster.
Save time each time you startup your Mac! Those seconds spent waiting while
your Mac starts add up to a lot of time. Startup Doubler usually makes
startups 20% to 50% faster, depending on the performance of your startup
disk and the number of Extensions, Control Panels and Startup Items in your
Version 2.5, released today, adds support for Mac OS 9.0 and improves
performance when a large number of extensions or startup items are used.
Also enhanced is the program's capability to self-adjust to each system for
Startup Doubler runs on Mac OS 9.0 and previous versions (going back to
System 7.0), and supports multiple extension sets. It is shareware, so you
can try it for free then...
[NPL] Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 1999
BLUE WORLD ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR MACROMEDIA DREAMWEAVER 3 WITH LASSO STUDIO
New solution to provide amazingly rich yet easy to use Web application
development environment--entirely within Macromedia Dreamweaver 3
Bellevue, WA--November 8, 1999--Blue World Communications, Inc.--pioneers
of the Web Data Engine--today announced that the forthcoming Lasso Studio
for Macromedia Dreamweaver will operate exclusively with the recently
announced Macromedia Dreamweaver 3. Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver--currently
in private beta testing--provides a complete Web application development
environment for rapidly building sophisticated database-driven Web
applications. Lasso Studio for Dreamweaver will offer the first
comprehensive solution for building robust dynamic Web applications
entirely within Dreamweaver, a leading website authoring solution from
"New and current customers who have seen demonstrations of Lasso Studio for...
[NPL] Dreamweaver 3 Fireworks 3 Studio
MACROMEDIA ANNOUNCES THE DREAMWEAVER 3 FIREWORKS 3 STUDIO
New Versions of Tightly Integrated, Market-Leading Products Enable Team
Collaboration And Streamline Web Site Design And Production
San Francisco, California November 8, 1999 Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR)
today announced the Dreamweaver 3 Fireworks 3 Studio, the complete solution
for professional Web site design and production. The studio combines new
versions of Dreamweaver, Macromedia's market-leading professional Web
authoring environment, with Fireworks, the complete solution for Web
graphics development. The studio leverages tight integration between the
products, enabling developers to increase their productivity. Both the
studio and stand-alone versions of the products are expected to ship in
Today's Web sites are increasingly mission-critical and are being produced
by larger development teams. Production teams need solutions that integrate
with all their Web development software to increase their...
[NPL] Flex-able 1.0: Toolset for WebSTAR Web Servers
For Immediate Release
NET.DREAMS SHIPS NEW "FLEX-ABLE" EXTENSIBILITY TOOLSET FOR WEBSTAR-API SERVERS
-- Easily Add HTTP Upload of Multiple Files and Forms Processing --
ROHNERT PARK, Calif., November 8, 1999 -- Net.Dreams today announced the
immediate availability of Flex-able 1.0, a new extensibility toolset for
WebSTAR Web servers. Flex-able makes it easy to implement a variety of
add-on capabilities such as file uploading, form processing, form-to-email
processing, counters, rotation, redirection and string functions. Now
available for any W*API-compatible Web server, such as WebSTAR, WebTen, and
AppleShare IP, Flex-able is priced at $299 directly from
"Flex-able lets you extend your WebSTAR server to do a lot of things with
form data," explained C.J. Holmes, president of Net.Dreams. "It's easy to
use, giving you all kinds of tools in minutes from mail processing to
uploading multiple files at once to HTML rotation. Flex-able is a little
[NPL] Troi Grabber Plug-in 1.2 for FileMaker Pro 5
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Troi Automatisering releases Troi Grabber Plug-in 1.2 for FileMaker Pro 5
New ready-to-use Plug-in lets wide array of cameras grab images directly
into FileMaker Pro 5 databases.
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands, November 8, 1999--Troi Automatisering
today announced the release of Troi Grabber Plug-in 1.2, for FileMaker Pro
5 both on Mac OS and Windows.
This cross platform plug-in gives FileMaker Pro the ability to grab a
picture from a video input source and to place it into a container field.
The plug-in can grab the images directly into FileMaker Pro without the
need of a separate application.
Peter Baanen, company president, states that "This plug-in had to be
tweaked a little for FileMaker Pro 5. We are very proud to announce that
now all our 9 plug-ins work flawlessly with FileMaker 5. And as a bonus we
added support for Windows and added new features."
New sophisticated rotate and crop functions
The Troi Grabber Plug-in 1.2 is now even better suited...
[NPL] Free UpdateAgent with FontAgent
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INSIDER'S MILLENNIUM SPECIAL KEEPS SOFTWARE UP-TO-DATE FOR FREE Free
Updating Service Through 2000 with Every FontAgent License
November 8, 1999 [Carlsbad, CA] Insider Software today announced its "Get
Ready" offer to keep Macintosh users software and fonts in top shape
through the year 2000. With every purchase of an Insider FontAgent 8 CD,
users get a free $50 subscription to Insider UpdateAgent that runs all the
way through next December. The special offer teams the industry-leading
utility for font repair and management with the most complete Internet
update service for Macintosh software, and is available through December
31, 1999 from Insider's web site at www.insidersoftware.com.
ABOUT FONTAGENT 8
FontAgent is the ultimate tool for maintaining, repairing and organizing
Macintosh fonts. It enables users to check for corrupt fonts, unnecessary
point sizes, duplicate fonts, partial...
[MD1] Tape: Making Application Packages
MESA, Arizona, -- November 7 -- Public Access Software today officially
released version 1.0 of its latest software endeavor called "Tape".
Tape is a new Mac OS application that will allow software developers to
quickly and easily create application "packages" for use on Mac OS 9.0.
Using simple Drag 'n' Drop techniques anyone can turn a folder of related
files into an application package.
Tape handles the creation of a relative alias pointing to the "main" file
in the package and correctly sets the folder's Finder Info flags to be
recognized as a package under Mac OS 9. Tape can also optionally scan the
target folder for mistakes in formatting such as multiple alias files at
the top most level.
The Tape package also includes the "BoxCutter" Contextual Menu Module which
can remove the package setting from any appropriate folder independent of
Tape and Mac OS 9.0.
Tape requires a PowerPC-based Mac OS computer running Mac OS 8.5 (or older
with Navigation Services available). BoxCutter...
[MD1] Valentina Database Line, Release 1.6
Valentina Database Line Enhanced with 1.6 Release
November 6, 1999. Beaverton, Oregon. Paradigma Software announced an
upgrade to its Valentina database technology, adding new features to its
core technology and added power for users of its developer kits.
Version 1.6 of the Valentina database core technology adds enhancements
over its release 1.5 for use of database cursors and use of SQL. Version
1.6 increases performance of using database cursors and allows each cursor
to exist in its own independent memory space. Version 1.6 also adds support
for two additional SQL commands. Since its 1.0 release, all Valentina
products have gained speed and performance enhancements in working with
different file types and importing data, as well as many fixes. A list of
all updates and enhancements is available on the Paradigma Software Web
The technology upgrade appears in all Valentina database products:
Valentina 1.6, the scriptable database management system. Database
[NPL] Proteron's N2MP3 Compatible w/Mac OS 9
For Immediate Release:
November 4, 1999
Omaha, Nebraska USA - Proteron, LLC today announced an update to N2MP3, its
industry leading Macintosh MP3 encoder. The latest release of Proteron's
highly acclaimed encoder addresses compatibility with Apple's Mac OS 9 and
improves support for Escient's CDDB(R). It is a free download for all users
available immediately at: http://www.n2mp3.com.
Since its introduction two months ago, N2MP3 has moved quickly to the top
of the Macintosh MP3 market. MP3.com (MPPP) rated N2MP3 5 Stars for its
quality and ease of use. In separate independent reviews, N2MP3 was rated
both the fastest and highest quality MP3 encoder for the Mac, making it a
clear choice for users looking to digitize their music collection. In
another review N2MP3 received high acclaim for its powerful ease of use,
making it an easy pick for newcomers to MP3.
N2MP3's key features include:
- Seamless Finder integrated Copy-to-MP3 from audio CDs
- High quality, fast MP3 encoding with...
[NPL] Fantom Drives AnnouncesFireStormProduct Line
Fantom Drives Announces FireStorm Product Line FireWire Based Data
Storage for G3, G4, and iMacDV
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - November 4, 1999 - Fantom Drives today unveiled
their new product line of FireWire based storage products, FireStorm. The
perfect solution for data-storage intensive creative-content and multimedia
applications, FireStorm products work seamlessly with Apple's new iMacDV
and Power Macintosh G4 computers, along with all FireWire capable "Beige"
and "Blue & White" Power Macintosh G3 computers.
Scheduled to ship before Thanksgiving, FireStorm Hard Disk Drives are the
perfect companion to Apple's iMacDV with Final Cut Pro. Proudly
continuing the tradition of high quality drive assemblies that are standard
in their SCSI and USB based products, Fantom Drives has built the
FireStorm Hard Disk Drive product line around high quality 5,400RPM and
7,200RPM drives from industry-leader IBM. Fantom Drives has also chosen to
bundle CharisMac Engineering's Anubis Formatting...
BeatWare announced ePicture, their web animation and graphics software
tool, this past July at Macworld (Mac OS only), and as a result won
MacWorld's Best of Show for graphics. They beat out Adobe and
Macromedia...that says quite a lot.
Well now, BeatWare plans on doing it again, this time at MacWorld Expo in
San Francisco. But to get the news out there, we are going to give advanced
briefings before and at Builder.com in New Orleans. The new ePicture will
contain all the old capabilities and incorporate tons of new functions and
will also now work on another popular OS besides the Mac. We strongly
believe that BeatWare has come up with one of the most innovative and
powerful graphics tools on the market today-definitely at this low price
point. So let's set up a time for you to talk to BeatWare's executives.
Would Deceber 6th or 7th work for you at 10:00am? Let me know.
If you are going to be attending the Builder.com show, let me know and we
can set up a time for you to meet at the...
REAL Software, Inc. is pleased to announce a new email list that will
distribute tips, tricks, and traps in the use of REALbasic as well as other
interesting and useful information. Sign up now and begin receiving these
"subscribe realbasic-tips" (without the quotes) to
REAL Software, Inc.
3300 Bee Caves Road, Suite 650
Austin, Texas 78746
[MD1] TIFF tool 1.0
Easy-to-use Tool Eases TIFF Graphics Programming for Developers:
GoodBuddy Software releases TIFF tool 1.0
Effingham, Illinois, USA -- 1 Nov 1999 -- GoodBuddy Software today
announced the release of version 1.0 of TIFF tool, an easy-to-use tool for
analyzing TIFF image file tags during the development process.
What is TIFF tool?
TIFF tool is an easy-to-use program for discovering what tags are included
in a TIFF graphic file, and what data is contained in those tags.
Developers can use TIFF tool when writing programs that will read or write
TIFF files. The tool helps troubleshoot TIFF files even if they cannot be
opened by a standard graphics application for viewing.
In addition to viewing tag information on screen, TIFF tool lets the user
save a "Tag log" file to summarize all tags and tag info in the opened
source file. This tag log is in a standard format that lends itself to
automatic parsing or database insertion.
TIFF tool is US$9 shareware. It is available from the GoodBuddy...
[MD1] Metrowerks Ships New Release of CodeWarrior for Java
Metrowerks Ships New Release of CodeWarrior for Java (tm)
Version 5.0 Brings Remote Debugging, Servlet Debugging and RAD to Multiple
Platform Java Development
AUSTIN, Texas-November 1, 1999-Metrowerks Inc. today announced the
availability of remote debugging, servlet debugging and RAD (Rapid
Application Development) for the Java platform with the release of
CodeWarrior for Java Version 5.0.
Demonstrating its commitment to the needs of Java developers, Metrowerks
has added Rapid Application Development (RAD) tools to Version 5.0. RAD
tools provide developers with a graphical layout editor that allows them to
build a graphical user interface (GUI) for their Java programs with fast,
The addition of professional RAD tools is also important because it makes
it much easier for beginning or intermediate Java developers to take
advantage of the power of the CodeWarrior IDE (Integrated Development
Environment.) While previous releases have targeted the expert...
[NPL] Server Sitter 1.0b1
Server Sitter can perform regular checks of your servers and perform
various actions upon discovering that one is not responding. Server Sitter
can email you or your pager. Server Sitter can launch any AppleScript,
application or document upon failure and can also restart any socket of any
connected powerkey unit.
Server Sitter currently supports checking the following server types:
* Web Servers. (server sitter can also send post form arguments
and validate the server return to check for proper functioning
or CGI applications)
* AppleShare IP Servers
* DNS Servers
* Filemaker Pro Servers
* FTP Servers
* Hotline Servers
* IMAP Servers
* LDAP Servers
* News Servers
* POP3 Servers
* QuickTime Streaming Servers
* SMTP Servers
* Telnet Servers
Server Sitter features web based administration. You can check on the
status of your servers, control the powerkeys attached to your system
and run any of the scripts in your scripts folder...
[NPL] MacD 1.1
Antoine Beyeler proudly announces the release of MacD 1.1
MacD is a new way to access your folders.
Press a shortcut key and type any folder's first letters in the displayed
dialog box, and the chosen folder's window will appear. In case of
ambiguity, MacD shows you a list where you can choose the folder you want
All is done to provide a quick, mouseless access to any of your folders
without preliminary manual configuration. It is the perfect complement to
the Apple Menu, contextual menus or any toolbar application. Use one of
them to open your Documents or Applications folder, and MacD to open that
hidden folder you never thought you would have to look at or one of these
hundreds of folders you need for your current project.
If it is particularly useful for developers and web designers since they
generally work with many directories, MacD is so easy to use that everyone
will want to have a look at it.
++ tremendously fast index based search engine
[NPL] Text Cleaner Lite 1.6
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TEXT CLEANER LITE 1.6 FREEWARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
Takoma Park, MD November 1, 1999--Studio 405, Inc. announced the immediate
availability of Text Cleaner Lite 1.6, an update to the Freeware text
utility for the Macintosh. New features include a speed increase, improved
cleaning sequences and the option to remove PC line feeds.
Text Cleaner was designed to eliminate the need for common
search-and-replace routines to prepare text for print or World-Wide Web
publication. Correct typesetting marks and input error correction is
handled in one pass. Text Cleaner Lite is compatible with any application
that allows copy and paste.
Text Cleaner Lite has much of the same cleaning abilities as the full
featured commercial release, Text Cleaner, with some limitations.
Text Cleaner Lite feature highlights:
Removes multiple spaces, returns and tabs
Creates curly or straight quotes
Corrects foot and inch measurement marks
Corrects apostrophes for year abbreviations...
[NPL] Email Merge 1.8
Sig Software is proud to announce Email Merge version 1.8.
Email Merge is an intuitive Macintosh program for creating mailings of
individualized email messages. It takes a database of information and a
message template, and merges the two to create customized email messages.
On high-end Macs, over 1000 messages per minute can be queued for sending.
Email Merge includes directing importing from FileMaker Pro (3.0 or later),
verification of outgoing messages, recipients and attachments, and database
features including sorting and finding duplicates.
"Your product Email Merge has saved me my time and money, allowing
me to easily link our FileMaker Pro database to Email Merge and
send out refund notifications, shipping confirmations, and
tracking numbers to all our customers... And all this for $30!!!!"
Version 1.8 adds support for Outlook Express 5 and Bare Bones Mailsmith.
Email Merge also supports Claris Emailer and Eudora Light or Pro.
The Sig Software home page...
[NPL] CDFinder 2.7
Norbert M. Doerner (Doerner@kagi.com)
The file is out there!
Check out the CDFinder-Homepage at: