today released an update to its page layout software, QuarkXpress. The no-charge download is available as an update for any users of QuarkXpress 5.0.
QuarkXpress 5.01 is primarily an update that offers performance enhancements that Quark claims will “ensure faster and more reliable operation of the software.”
Quark also noted that QuarkXpress 5.01 supports a new “emergency” feature in Quark License Administrator — the ability to use an emergency key launch sequence good for up to 120 hours in the event of a network service outage.
Alas, QuarkXpress remains a “Classic” Mac application — it does not run natively in Mac OS X. Quark has not yet established what the upgrade path or timeframe will be for a Mac OS X version of QuarkXpress 5, although they have cited it as a priority.