Fourth World, a company that designs and develops custom applications for various operating systems and the Web, has updated WebMerge, its Mac and Windows tool for generating static Web pages from database files, to version 1.9.2.
WebMerge works with any database that exports in merge or tab-delimited format, including FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Access. The user creates a template HTML page with placeholder tags and WebMerge creates a new HTML page from the data in each record of the exported Merge file. WebMerge can also create an index page with links to each of the generated pages. Generated pages can be hosted on any Web server without the need for a specialized database hosting solution, according to Richard Gaskin, president of Fourth World.
Version 1.9.2 improves Mac OS X support and offers new licensing options. A single user license is now $69. A small workgroup package (five licenses) is $195 and a large workgroup package (10 licenses) is $295.
Mac system requirements for WebMerge 1.9 are Mac OS 8.0 or later (though it’s not yet been Carbonized to run “natively” on Mac OS X), 32MB of memory, 5MB of hard disk space. Both 68k and PowerPC Macs are supported.
WebMerge 1.9 is available immediately at
Fourth World Web, where a free trial version can be downloaded.