Deep Sky Technologies Inc.
released beta 3 of its 4th Dimension plug-in, TCP Deux. The plug-in provides cross-platform TCP wrappers for different TCP plug-ins available for 4th Dimension. The plug-ins supported within TCP Deux include 4D Internet Commands v6.7.x, Internet ToolKit v2.0.x and Internet ToolKit v2.5.x.
With the TCP Deux component, a 4th Dimension developer can code TCP level routines without worrying about which particular plug-in is going to be used, according to the company. TCP Deux provides a very simple upgrade path for developers to write one set of code.
“TCP Deux is a foundation for many new components which will soon be made available,” said Steven G. Willis, president, Deep Sky Technologies Inc. “With TCP Deux in place, we can release higher level protocols for developers to more easily implement in their 4D projects. TCP Deux is the basis for us to provide a comprehensive solution to difficult protocol issues that many 4D developers regularly experience.”
The beta for TCP Deux is open to the public. The TCP Deux beta archive contains serialization for using the component through the end of July 2001. A full manual, explaining every call and feature available in TCP Deux, is included with the component.
Deep Sky Technologies will release separate 4D components for higher-level TCP protocols in the coming weeks. Common TCP protocols that will be made available will include SMTP, POP3, FTP client, HTTP/HTTPS client and many more.
More information and pricing options are available from the
product Web site.