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Here you will find our latest company news and related information such as:- Product Bulletins; Feature stories; and, Press Releases. [NOTE: At the moment, the Features and Press Releases sections are not quite ready for prime-time. When they are, we will update this page, accordingly.]

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 Product Bulletins


Product Updates 2001:

New in version 1.0.1:

- Fixed a bug which caused the severe conflict with Apple's old Remote Access Commands (RAC) OSAX. There can now be peaceful coexistence between the RA PPP Status OSAX and the old RAC OSAX {although standalone applets (as opposed to scripts) which use the 'RA status' command might still experience some issues as described in the Troubleshooting section in the 'Read Me' document}. However, remember that the RA PPP Status OSAX overrides only a single command of the old RAC OSAX (viz., the 'RA status' command). So, the other commands of the old RAC OSAX (in particular, 'RA connect', 'RA disconnect', 'PPP connect' and 'PPP disconnect') will still be non-functional under OS 9.1. Instead, use the equivalent NSS commands for those.

- Used a different internal property-ID for the "bonus" 'reply type' property of the 'RAStatusParam' record. [This was done to minimise any possibility of a terminology conflict with other OSAXen from Apple or third-parties.] Note that this would lead to a strange error if you were referencing this property in your scripts or applets with the first version (1.0) of the RA PPP Status OSAX installed; for any easy fix, please see the Troubleshooting section in the 'Read Me' document.

- Enforced the Mac OS version (9.1 or later) requirements. The RA PPP Status OSAX will no longer load under Mac OS version 9.0.4 or earlier.

New in version 1.0.1:

- Added a 'More Options' pane, to allow finer control over CF's behaviour. If you have been using the first version (1.0) of CF, you might want to take a look at these new options, since their default values are the opposite of what they (implicitly) used to be in version 1.0.

- Fixed problems when running under Mac OS versions prior to OS 9 (i.e., OS 8.5.x and 8.6). The CF Extension was affected by incorrect build options (we forgot to "weak link" to OS 9-specific routines in 'InterfaceLib'); and the CF CP was affected by strange crashes when the threaded Finder loaded & executed its PPC-native 'cdev' code resource. Now, CF actually works as advertised under those earlier OS versions. ;-)

- Fixed an annoying glitch where CF might occasionally cause a server-login dialogue (or disk-insertion prompt) to appear, or an unmounting remote volume to silently remount, as described in the Troubleshooting section in the 'Closed Folders Support' document.

- Converted the CF CP into a new-style CP with a type-code of 'APPC'. [Actually, we're still internally using a 'cdev' code resource, but we have now made it private (by changing the resource's type-code to 'Cdev') and have implemented a full application "shell" to load and execute it.] In effect, the CP is now a regular native application, and no longer suffers from memory scarcity and other limitations of old-style CPs. At the moment, it is not very scriptable (it supports only core AppleScript commands such as 'run' and 'quit'), but future versions will add more scriptability.

- Made several cosmetic changes in the CF CP, to accommodate the new disclosure triangle and associated 'More Options' pane. In general, the CP window is now wider and shorter, many of the major groups are now framed, and new-style bevel separators replace the old-style outlines ('nrct' rectangles).




Feature stories 2001:

  • Uhhh.... when we actually have any feature stories or receive attention in the IT press, you'll be the first to know. :-)
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 Press Releases


Press releases 2001:

  • No news is good news :-)
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Back issues of press releases:

  • No news is good news :-).
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