Dr. Gerard Hammond of
MacSOS Consulting has updated two of his shareware products, MacAT and SyBrowser.
MacAT, an automated task scheduling application for Mac server administrators, has been revved up to version 6.0. It adds a “Download URL” Task” that lets HTML files to be downloaded to disk and an “IF-THEN-ELSE” Task that implements conditional branching for tasks. MacAT is a US$49 application, though registered users can update to version 6.0 for free. By the way, this is the 26th free upgrade for registered users.
According to Hammond, MacAT allows 37 of the most common MacOS tasks to be run daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or yearly without user intervention. These scheduled tasks include: launching applications, aliases and AppleScripts; quitting individual applications or alternatively quitting all currently running processes; renaming and deleting any file or folder; hide and show applications; mount remote AppleShare volumes; copy files or folders to mounted AppleShare volumes; Unmount nominated AppleShare volumes; restart or shutdown the Macintosh; eject Zip disks; and send eMail.
SyBrowser — a table browser, replacement “isql” and SQL generation for MS and Sybase SQL RDBMS — is up to version 4.0 and sports the following new features: Mac OS X support has added, though, at this stage, only MySQL, PostgreSQL are supported. Win32 version returns with ODBC, MySQL, PostgreSQL support only. The result window now has a close dialog button. Various screen adjustments have been made to suit Aqua interface guidelines. The Results screen now displays the SQL statement.
SyBrowser is a suite of 32-bit Macintosh, MacOS X and Win32 ODBC client applications that provide an overview of the tables in Sybase, Oracle, PostgreSQL and MS SQL databases hosted on UNIX, Linux, and Windows servers. It allows the execution of SQL queries against these RDBMS and the query results can be saved to disk, Hammond said. Complex queries can be saved to disk for reuse. If you don’t know what all this means, relax. You simply don’t need SyBrowser. But if you do, it’s $45. However, the 4.0 update is free to registered users.