A new company called WorldSync Inc. has been launched and will serve as the new home of
SyncDeK, a tool for FileMaker Pro database replication and synchronization. The company acquired SyncDeK from A.E. Wood & Erickson, which developed and supported the product for the past four years.
WorldSync announced on Monday that it will initially invest US$1 million to further develop and market SyncDeK. What’s more, version 5.0 of the product — due for release later this year — will be previewed at this week’s FileMaker Developer Conference in Phoenix, Az.
SyncDeK provides a framework for building and managing distributed database systems with FileMaker Pro. It allows multiple, distributed copies of a FileMaker database to synchronize data bi-directionally, without requiring direct connectivity, according to
Classic Control Menu 1.0
has released Classic Control Menu 1.0, a utility that adds a menu to the menubar to control the Mac OS Classic environment of Mac OS X.
The application shows REALbasic developers how to use the StatusItem Class, the Icon class, the AppleScript class and the shell class. Classic Control Menu 1.0 requires Mac OS X; the source code is included. The application is freeware, but contributions are accepted.
has updated Ch — the C/C++ interpreter for cross-platform scripting, 2D/3D plotting, numerical computing, shell programming and embedded scripting — to version 4.0. Enhancements include shell programming, computational array for numerical computing and bug fixes.
Ch supports 1999 ISO C Standard (C99), C++ classes. Ch also supports many industry standards with over 8,000 functions including POSIX, socket/Winsock, X11/Motif, OpenGL, ODBC, C LAPACK, GTK+, Win32, and CGI. Functions in static or dynamical binary C/C++ libraries can be executed interpretively in scripting without re-compilation using Ch SDK. Ch Standard Edition is now free for both commercial and non-commercial uses in all supported platforms (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX). Ch Professional Edition is free for academic use and costs $399 for personal or commercial use.