Thursby Software Systems
has announced the release of a free Mac OS X version of DAVE, their Mac to PC file sharing software. The company is demonstrating DAVE for Mac OS X at this week’s show, and the free version can be downloaded from their Web site.
Company president William Thursby explained that this version of DAVE is being released for free because his company felt that they owed early Mac OS X adopters an interim PC to Mac file sharing solution while Apple continues to tool some key technologies they need to get everything to work.
“Apple’s engineers have done an outstanding job of supporting us. Unfortunately, they just have not been able to complete the key features to allow us to properly integrate DAVE into Mac OS X in a timely manner,” said Thursby. “We remain optimistic that we will be able to release a commercial version of DAVE for Mac OS X in the near future, but for now we felt that we owed early adopters of Mac OS X an interim solution.”
Thursby Software Systems noted that the free release only functions with Mac OS X version 10.0.4, and is being offered without formal support.
Thursby indicated that the commercial version of DAVE for Mac OS X is well on its way to beta, but still requires a future release of Mac OS X.
“This isn’t a product that has been cobbled together from public source. It is a product that we have invested millions of dollars into and that has been designed for the Mac user from the very beginning. This release will not only include formal support for Mac OS X, but will also include some key enhancements for Mac OS 9.x users including support for very large files sizes and long file names,” said Thursby.