Messimer Computing Inc. and Runtime Revolution Ltd. have jointly released a public beta of the PreceptorTools courseware, and the Alpha-Cabal has released another public beta of AlphaX. Meanwhile, Pixelglow Software has updated macstl to version 0.1.3.
With the PreceptorTools courseware builder, teachers, trainers and students can develop training modules, instructional aids and presentations without any programming, while experienced Revolution developers can use Revolution’s feature set to customize PreceptorTools for their own needs, according to Steve Messimer, president of Messimer Computing. Revolution is a multi-platform development tool. The public beta can be used for 30 days. PreceptorTools 1.0 will ship in fourth quarter 2003 and will be distributed in the Runtime Revolution online store.
AlphaX 8.0b11 is the second public beta release of Mac OS X native version of the Alpha8 text editor. An archive containing AlphaX 8.0b11 and the open-source AlphaTcl 8.0b4 library is available for download. AlphaX is a US$30 shareware product.
Pixelglow’s Macstl 0.1.3, a C++ source library, now works with Metrowerks’ Codewarrior 9. The new version also features 65,566 different generated Altivec-constants, and all the standard Altivec operators in an object-oriented package. There’s also over 100 new pages of reference documentation on Pixelglow Web site and a unit test regime, according to MacTech magazine.