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Issue #30, October 1996

Java Generic Library, Web ToolKit, InvisibleWeb & Offline Proxy Server and more.

Java Generic Library

ObjectSpace,Inc. announced its Java Generic Library (JGL) is now available free for commercial use. JGL is a comprehensive set of 14 reusable containers and 70 algorithms for Java and is completely compatible with Sun Microsystems' Java Developer's Kit (JDK). The release includes full source code, on-line HTML documentation, examples, tutorial and a suite of performance benchmarks. JGL can be downloaded from www.objectspace.com.

Contact: ObjectSpace, Inc. 14881 Quorum Drive, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75240, Phone: 214-934-2496, FAX: 214-663-9100, E-mail: jgl@objectspace.com, URL: www.objectspace.com.

Web ToolKit

ObjectSpace, Inc. also announced the release of Web<ToolKit>, a new ANSI/ISO compatible C++ class library for producing dynamic and interactive HTML World Wide Web pages. It supports HTML page creation using a set of C++ classes representing HTML elements, including test, links, graphics, tables, forms, frames and widgets. Software for UNIX platforms will be available for a cost of $475.

Contact: ObjectSpace, Inc., 14811 Quorum Dr., Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75240, Phone: 214-934-2496, Fax: 214-663-9100, E-mail: info@objectspace.com, URL: www.objectspace.com.

InvisibleWeb & Offline Proxy Server

Innovative Software now offers the first two Linux ports of products for Internet users. The first port is the Offline Proxy Server that allows the user to switch between an “online” and “offline mode.” When in offline mode, it doesn't try to contact remote servers when a document is available on the local disk; in online mode it is transparent. The second port is the InvisibleWeb, a command-line tool that allows you to automate the process of downloading documents from a WWW site. The two products can be used separately or together. Free evaluation copies of both products can be downloaded from: www.isg.de/visualweb/invisible_e.html.

Contact: Innovative Software GmbH, Kaiserstrasse 65, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Phone: +49-69-236929, Fax: +49-69-236930, E-mail: lkv@barbar.isg.de URL: www.isg.de/visualweb.

Internet and Intranet/Web Server with Cyrix 166MHz chip

Datacomm Technologies announced the availability of Internet/Intranet Servers, Interserve-6150 and 6166, constructed using fast 6x86 CPU(s) from Cyrix Corporation, a Texas chip manufacturer. Interserve-6150 and 6166 are multi-user/multi-tasking web servers with a true 32-bit operating sytem. For the Internet both servers provide Netscape Navigator 2.0, complete integration of DNS/NIS, HTTP, SMTP, FTP, SNMP, PPP/SLIP, NNTP, WAIS, Gopher and more. For Intranet services both servers provide the ability to act as Netware 3.x/4.x client, with auto-mounted volumes, Enterprise wide bakup utilty and printing, drag & drop administration tools and more. These servers run under Linux using Caldera.

Contact: Datacomm Technologies, 1617 S. Norton Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90019, Phone: 800-607-9640, 213-737-5599, E-mail: micro_x@earthlink.net

ARDI Executor 2

ARDI announced the release of Executor 2 on CD-ROM now in beta release. The CD contains Executor/DOS, Executor/Linux and Executor/NEXTSTEP as well as a sample of Macintosh freeware, demoware and shareware. Executor 2 allows serious Macintosh applications and games to run under Linux. During the beta testing, the Executor2 CD is available for $149. Beta CD licensees will automatically be sent the complete Executor 2 CD when it is ready. Price of finished release will be $249.

Contact: ARDI, 1650 University Blvd. NE, Suite 4-101, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: 505-766-9115, FAX: 505-766-5153, E-mail: info@ardi.com , URL: www.ardi.com.

TowerEiffel Release 2.0

Tower Technology Corporation announced the availability of TowerEiffel Release 2.0. TowerEiffel is a full object-oriented life-cycle development environment for building reusable frameworks, applications and systems. It is available for many Unix platforms, including Linux. Two versions will be available: the Professional version at a price of $995 for Linux, and an introductory Lite version for a price of $325.

Contact: Tower Technology Corp., Austin, Texas, Phone: 512-452-9455, E-mail: may@twr.com , URL: www.twr.com.

Debian Linux 1.1

Software in the Public Interest announced the release of Debian Linux 1.1, a free-software Linux system. The Debian 1.1 system includes 474 software packages, including the Linux 2.0 kernel and all-ELF executables. A complete list with descriptions can be found at www.debian.org/debian/FTP. Debian allows the entire system, or any individual component, to be up-graded in place without reformatting, without losing custom configuration files, and (in most cases) without rebooting the system. Debian Linux 1.1 can be retrieved from ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/Debian-1.1/.

Contact: Software in the Public Interest, E-mail: bruce@pixar.com, URL: www.debian.org.


OSM (Open Systems Management) announced the release of COS/Print, a network-aware spooling and printer management package for Unix platforms including Linux. COS/Print provides full control over print jobs, queues and printers, plus multiple levels of security. It is available as a stand-alone product for $400 or as part of OSM's COSMOS systems management printer package.

Contact: Open Systems Management Inc., 1111 Third Avenue, Suite 2500, Seattle, WA 98101, Phone: 206-583-8373, Fax: 206-292-4965, E-mail: mike@osminc.com

Tecplot 7.0

Amtec Engineering has announced the release of Tecplot version 7.0. Tecplot provides engineers and scientists with the broadest set of tools available for visualizing and plotting large amounts of data. This new release features a new graphical user interface, animation and page layout. Tekplot offers a wide variety of viewing options, including wire-mesh plots, contour lines, vector fields and XY plots, all easily annotated and customized. Tecplot runs on most Unix workstations (under Motif) including Linux. Single-user pricing ranges from $995 to $3,195, depending on the platform and the license type.

Contact: Amtec Engineering, Inc., P.O.Box 3633, Bellevue,WA 98009-3633, Phone: 206-827-3304, Fax: 206-827-3989, E-mail: mike@amtec.com , URL: www.amtec.com.


Thought Inc. announced the release of their new product VanillaSearch, a new Java based pattern matching search class derived from Perl and grep syntax. VanillaSearch provides an extremely powerful unicode pattern-matching search capability, using industry standard English or programmer defined foreign language META characters. VanillaSearch is available for students and non-commercial use for $49.00; for commercial use for $495 for the binary code only and $995 for both binary and source code.

Contact: Thought Inc., 2222 Leavenworth St. Suite 304, San Francisco, CA 94133. Phone: 415-928-4229, FAX: 415-567-9945, E-mail: info@thoughtinc.com, URL: www.thoughtinc.com

Liquid Reality Developers Kit

Dimension X has released a beta version of their Liquid Reality developers kit. Liquid Reality is the first platform independent implementation of VRML 2.0 coded entirely in Java. The toolkit includes support for 3-D sound, compatibility with multi-user servers, an open API, 250 classes to support 3-D content creation, Java classes, access to ICE, a low level high speed 3D graphics engine and the ability to create VRML2.0 applets that do not have to be installed on the desktop. The beta version can be downloaded free from the Dimension X web site, www.dimensionx.com.

Contact: Dimension X, 181 Fremont St., Ste. 120, San Francisco, CA 94105, Phone: 415-243-0900, E-mail: megan@dimensionx.com, URL: www.dimensionx.com.

Accelerated OpenGL Solution for Linux

X inside, Inc. announced a software implementation of OpenGL for Linux. OpenGL is a software package developed by Silicon Graphics for the rendering of 3D objects. Product features include support for seven operating systems, over 400 graphics cards and chip sets, 4bpp and 8bpp color index mode, support for 8bpp, 15bpp, 15bpp and 224bpp rgb mode, direct rendering to the frame buffer and loadable X-server extension to Accelerated X. This product is available for under $350 per seat.

Contact: X Inside, Inc., 1801 Broadway, Suite 1710, Denver, Colorado 80202, Phone: 800-946-7433, Fax: 303-298-1406, E-mail: sales@xinside.com , URL: www.xinside.com.

Tactician Plus

Spire Technolgies is now a distributor for Tactician Plus. Tactician Plus lets you query multiple databases, analyze data and display results in striking graphics. It has a consistent user interface across DOS, Unix and VMS environments, supporting both character and Motif GUI for X-terminals. Spire also distributes WordPerfect for Linux, a spreadsheet, a firewall server and backup/restore software solutions. For price information, contact Spire directly.

Contact: Spire Technologies, Inc., 311 N. State St., P.O.Box 1970, Orem, Utah 84059, Phone: 801-226-3355, Fax: 801-224-3847, URL: www.spire.com.

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