Apple Developer News


December 19, 1997, No. 87

From the staff of Apple Directions

FOR MAC OS DEVELOPERS
[1] Serial Tool, Version 1.0.2
[2] Tool News: Symantec Ships Visual Cafe for Java 2.0


FOR RHAPSODY DEVELOPERS
[3] Tool News: OpenUp.app for Rhapsody Now Available


FOR NEWTON DEVELOPERS
[4] AMUG's Newton Shareware and Utility CD Is Shipping


PRODUCT AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS
[5] G3 Power Macintosh Computers Garner Rave Reviews


MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES
[6] VRML Consortium and 3D Design Magazine Organize VRML Contest
[7] The Korea Computer Design Awards


OTHER APPLE NEWS
[8] Apple Releases FY1997 Macintosh Installed Base Statistics
[9] Changes to DevTools and Apple Developer Catalog Web Sites
[10] Cyberian Outpost Becomes an Authorized Apple Electronic Reseller


EVENTS
[11] Milia '98 Developer Pavilion, Cannes, France, February 7-11
[12] An Online MACWORLD Expo Event/Party Calendar
[13] Correction: Lower MACWORLD/Pro Internet Vendor Fair Costs


COOL STUFF
[14] Tool for Creating Fast-Downloading QuickTime 3.0 Vector Graphics
[15] COPS Connects Windows 95 to AppleShare IP Via the Internet



FOR MAC OS DEVELOPERS


[1] Serial Tool, Version 1.0.2

A minor update of the Serial Tool (part of the Mac OS Communications Toolbox) was just posted to Apple's web site.

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[2] Tool News: Symantec Ships Visual Cafe for Java 2.0

Visual Cafe for Java Macintosh, the fourth generation of Symantec's popular Cafe product family, is now shipping. Visual Cafe for Java Macintosh is an open-standard, multiplatform, visual RAD (rapid application development) tool that helps developers quickly and easily create Java applets and applications.

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FOR RHAPSODY DEVELOPERS


[3] Tool News: OpenUp.app for Rhapsody Now Available

Stepwise and P & L Systems just announced the availability of OpenUp.app for Rhapsody. OpenUp allows users to create and access archived files from the Rhapsody Workspace--that is, without having to descend to the Mach command line. OpenUp supports many archive formats, including binhex, macbinary, tar, gzip, and zip. Full commented source is included, along with a companion article detailing the program's inner workings. The current version is 1.01, and it is available for both Rhapsody/Mach and OpenStep/Mach.

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FOR NEWTON DEVELOPERS


[4] AMUG's Newton Shareware and Utility CD Is Shipping

AMUG CD, Inc., just announced the availability of the Totally Incomplete PDA CD-ROM #10 for Newton for US$ 29. This useful CD contains more than 1,450 utilities, software demos, and shareware products for the Newton 1.x and 2.x OS.

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PRODUCT AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS


[5] G3 Power Macintosh Computers Garner Rave Reviews

Apple Power Macintosh G3 computers continue to get rave reviews. Here's a quote from "New Macintosh G3 Series Sets New Speed Standard," in the Houston Chronicle on December 14: "Apple has clearly outdone itself this time. The new G3 computers - desktop, minitower and PowerBook - are the best and fastest personal computers I've ever seen. I've had three G3 systems running here for about a month - the MaxPowr G3 upgraded 9500 I told you about last week, plus a PowerBook G3 and a Power Macintosh G3 minitower. I'd say I'm impressed, but that would be an understatement."

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MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES


[6] VRML Consortium and 3D Design Magazine Organize VRML Contest

The VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) Consortium is sponsoring a VRML contest, in collaboration with 3D Design Magazine, as a way of encouraging the use of VRML in bringing interactive 3D graphics to the web. It can also provide multimedia developers with an opportunity to showcase their products and services. Entries must be received by January 16, 1998, and the winners will be announced at the VRML 98 Conference (February 16-19) in Monterey, California. Prizes include software and hardware donated by VRML Consortium members.

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[7] The Korea Computer Design Awards

Korea's leading computer design contest of the year, which is cosponsored by Apple, provides an opportunity for designers from all over the world to express themselves through computer graphics. Multimedia developers and graphics tool vendors can use this contest to gain visibility in Far East markets. The grand prize in each contest division is a Power Macintosh computer and US$ 5,000.

Contest rules:

Submission form:

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OTHER APPLE NEWS


[8] Apple Releases FY1997 Macintosh Installed Base Statistics

A recent analysis of the worldwide Macintosh installed base and the Macintosh user base for fiscal year 1997 (ending September 30), revealed a number of interesting highlights, including the following:

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[9] Changes to DevTools and Apple Developer Catalog Web Sites

Apple has consolidated its web-based developer tools information from two sites (devtools.apple.com and devworld.apple.com) to one location within Developer World. Be sure to change your bookmarks! Also, Apple has discontinued the Apple Developer Catalog web site (and the service it represents). You can download some of the tools it supplied free from Apple and order all other developer tools from a variety of resellers worldwide. For a formal statement from Apple, a pointer to free tools, and a listing of resellers, go to: Return to Developer World main page


[10] Cyberian Outpost Becomes an Authorized Apple Electronic Reseller

Cyberian Outpost was just named an Apple-authorized electronic reseller, which means they can resell all manufactured Apple and Macintosh products over the Internet.

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EVENTS


[11] Milia '98 Developer Pavilion, Cannes, France, February 7-11

The Developer Pavilion Milia '98, organized in partnership with Apple, provides interactive media developers with the following opportunities: Booths in the pavilion are available at a very low cost, affordable to small developers who want to expand their businesses worldwide.

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[12] An Online MACWORLD Expo Event/Party Calendar

The Hess Memorial MACWORLD Events/Party web site lists just about every party and press function scheduled during MACWORLD Expo week in San Francisco. Banner advertising and product introduction listings are also available. To get maximum press coverage and attendance at your MACWORLD event, send times, dates, and locations to ileneh@aol.com or fill out the form posted to this web site: This party list is located at this web site:

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[13] Correction: Lower MACWORLD/Pro Internet Vendor Fair Costs

Small developers interested in gaining MACWORLD exposure can join a product fair that will be held in conjunction with the MACWORLD/Pro conference, held January 6 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. The cost to exhibit is US$ 750 per tabletop, a significantly lower cost than was reported in last week's notice. For more information, contact Lisa Avila at lisa@mactivity.com or 408-354-2500.

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COOL STUFF


[14] Tool for Creating Fast-Downloading QuickTime 3.0 Vector Graphics

Apple's QuickTime 3.0 supports a slim vector file format for quickly scaling and delivering web graphics. Lari Software's graphics application LightningDraw/WEB 1.1 is the first product to integrate an exporting feature for this new QuickTime 3.0 vector format. A full-featured, free trial version of LightningDraw/WEB 1.1 and the QuickTime 3.0 Preview Release is currently available from this web site:

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[15] COPS Connects Windows 95 to AppleShare IP Via the Internet

COPS, a developer of networking products," has released version 2.5 of its AppleTalk network client for Windows 95. With the use of COPSTalk 2.5 and Apple's AppleShare IP 5 server or Open Door Network's Shareway IP gateway, any PC running Windows 95 on the Internet or a LAN can share files with any Macintosh server or workstation. COPSTalk 2.5 is the only Windows AppleTalk client that supports AppleShare IP. A free ten-day evaluation copy is available on the web.

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