More and more specialized products are coming to Mac OS X, as evidenced by recent announcements of two planned releases.
has announced the availability of technology release 1.8.7 of Valentina for Java, including functionality for most software developer kits and Mac OS X support. Plus, it’s “Shockwave safe and Authorware friendly,” according to Paradigma.
Valentina for Java is the first of the company’s line of database tools for development of client side pure Java applications, according to
MacTech Magazine. The Valentine Java Software Development Kit (VJSDK) includes implementations for Mac and Windows development and includes the Valentina application (VAPP) for creation and modification of object-relational databases. VJSDK costs US$299.
Valentina for REALbasic 1.8.7 is the Mac OS X compliant version of the Valentina implementation for the visual BASIC environment, supporting REAL Software’s native Mac OS X and Classic compilation. Valentina for REALbasic Standard Edition is available for $199. The professional version is $299, and includes the Valentina application and supports Windows compilation. Version 1.X users can upgrade to the 1.8.7 versions free.
“REALbasic programmers want to develop for Mac OS X now so they can ship OS X ready applications when the OS is ready,” said Ruslan Zasukhin, founder of Paradigma Software. “They don’t want their apps to be forced to run under ‘Classic.’ With V4RB 1.8.7, they can be assured that their Classic, Mac OS X, 68K and Windows applications are all supported by the fastest and most robust database engine available for REALbasic,”
WIBU-SYSTEMS, a manufacturer in the copy protection and license management for software industry, announced the new Macintosh Driver v3.0 to support Mac OS X.
“Mac OS X’s advanced technologies and incredible stability will make it very popular with professionals, who will use WIBU-KEY’s universal copy protection and license management tool because of its new drivers for Mac OS X,” said Oliver Winzenried, CEO of WIBU-SYSTEMS.
The new Macintosh driver version 3.0 will be available when Mac OS X ships and will facilitate all Macintosh developers secure software protection using the copy protection system WIBU-KEY, Winzenried added. The new functions of WIBU-KEY are inside the newly developed driver and will be available for both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
“This driver will be 100 percent identical with the v3.0 Windows drivers and thus offers the same functions as under Windows,” Winzenried said. “Encrypting and decrypting software is done via the WIBU-BOX/U for the USB interface and is easy to use and free of problems for the user.”
The license management is also done via the WIBU-BOX, which determines the maximum number of the licenses. Other features are pay-per-use or remote programming. Interested software developers can order a WIBU-KEY Protection Kit with all hardware varieties for testing.