Runtime Labs has released MacSQL 2.1, the latest version of the solution for database management on the Mac. A fully AppleScriptable application, MacSQL provides Web authors, publishers and developers with a graphical way to interact with SQL databases, according to
MacTech magazine .
Version 2.1 is a free update to MacSQL 2.0, released in August. MacSQL 2.1 and MacSQL 2.1 Lite can be
purchased and downloaded online. Current MacSQL 2.0 license holders can upgrade to 2.1 at no cost by downloading the latest version and utlizing their current serial number.
And in other developer related news …
Aladdin Systems, the folks who make the StuffIt compression utility, is shipping the StuffIt Engine Software Developer’s Kit (SDK), version 6.5.1 for the Mac that lets third-party software developers implement StuffIt technology in their own applications. According to David Polzine, developer relations product manager, the features and enhancements of the StuffIt Engine include: better compatibility with Mac OS X 10.1; and the tar function includes additional support for optional MacBinary encoding of contents. Also, the beta version of the framework lets developers utilize the StuffIt Engine when compiling for Mach-0/Carbon.
The SDK also sports all previous formats and capabilities. The StuffIt Engine SDK is available for Mac, Windows, Linux and Solaris platforms. To apply for a license or download a trial, cruise on over to the
SDK Web site. License fees vary by the type and scope of the project. Current licensee’s automatically receive a free upgrade to the new version. Minimum Mac system requirements for the StuffIt Engine SDK are a Power Mac with 8MB of RAM and System 7.5.3.
Aparajita Fishman of Victory-Heart Productions has announced the latest public beta release of Active4D 2, version 2.0fc2. Active4D is a fully dynamic server-side embedded scripting language for 4th Dimension which brings the functionality of Microsoft’s Active Server Pages to the 4D environment. This new version brings several enhancements to Active4D, including Carbonization, a full suite of timestamp commands and commands to convert to and from UTC datetimes. A full working demo of Active4D can be
downloaded from Aparajita’s Web site.
AustinSoft will unleash DTerm for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X before the end of the month. DTerm provides an interface for displaying diagnostic and debugging information in real-time from your programs.
Each program has its own window, and can intelligently merge the contents of multiple windows into a single window, showing the interactions between multiple programs. In addition, DTerm can display the formatted contents of data structures with a single call. Plus, it’s the first real-time debugging application for Mac OS X that doesn’t require additional interaction from the developer, according to Glenn Austin, DTerm lead developer.
AustinSoft will be selling DTerm for US$64.