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New Products

Heather Mead

Issue #94, February 2002

Ximian Evolution 1.0, Matisse 5.0, XAO 1.0 and more.

New Products

Ximian Evolution 1.0

Ximian Evolution 1.0 is a personal and workgroup information management suite that integrates e-mail, calendar, contact and task lists into one application. Designed for mixed corporate computing environments, Evolution includes broad support for data exchange and communications standards that allow Linux and UNIX-based systems to be integrated directly into corporate networks and messaging systems. It provides support for SMTP, POP, IMAP and other messaging protocols, as well as peer-to-peer calendaring functions that can be shared with MS Outlook, Lotus Notes and other iCalendar-supported applications. The Ximian Connector for Microsoft Exchange 2000 add-on is also available.

Contact Ximian, Inc., 401 Park Drive, 3 West, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, 617-375-3800, www.ximian.org.

Matisse 5.0

Fresher Information Corporation announced the release of Matisse 5.0, database software for rapid development and deployment of object applications and web services. Matisse combines native object support with server-based SQL, thereby eliminating object-relational mapping. ODBC and JDBC support is provided for accessing external data sources and application development and reporting tools. Matisse 5.0 also supports Solaris, NT/2000 and FreeBSD platforms; SQL, UDDI and XML standards; and a range of language bindings, including Java, C, C++, Python, Perl and PHP. A free developer download is available from the web site.

Contact Fresher Information Corporation, 575 Market Street, 13th Floor, San Francisco, California 94105, 415-356-8100, www.fresher.com.

XAO 1.0

XAO 1.0, web-services software based on Apache that enables standardized data integration from sources such as relational databases, legacy applications and other application servers, is now available from XAO, Inc. The XAO 1.0 Foundation Server provides an API on top of any relational database, providing an object-level view while retaining the speed of relational queries. The Foundation Server also performs storage and deep-search functions for other XAO modules and web applications, including e-commerce. XAO 1.0 ships with a set of unit tests that allow for application customization without worrying about leaving established code.

Contact XAO, Inc., 221 East Walnut Street, Suite 102, Pasadena, California 91101, 877-796-7437 x24, www.xao.com.

Accelerated X Summit 2.0

The Accelerated X Summit 2.0 series of downloadable graphics drivers are now available. The new drivers are based on an OpenGL 1.2.1-compliant rendering pipeline, and include 2-D and 3-D support for more than 30 cards and laptops. Series 2.0 is available in four series: Desktop, Laptop, Multihead and Workstation, with four editions under each. New and enhanced features in v2.0 include: 3-D stereo on most cards; Color Magic, a graphical utility for calibrating system color; Video Window, to allow viewing MPEG or other video sources; XiG Direct Access, for direct access to the graphics hardware by OpenGL applications; and DualView, a two-screen display available on most laptops and cards.

Contact Xi Graphics, Inc., 1801 Broadway, Suite 1710, Denver, Colorado 80202, 800-946-7433, www.xig.com.

AdminForce CGI Auto Audit

LinuxForce, Inc. announced AdminForce CGI Auto Audit, a CGI script analyzer that manages script structure and identifies potential security deficiencies. The automated routines can analyze hundreds of scripts per day with the accuracy of a traditional line-by-line audit. In addition, a library of metacharacter “scrubbing” routines are provided to assist with script cleanup operations, and adjustments can be made for false positives. Testing can be conducted remotely with CGI Auto Audit.

Contact LinuxForce, Inc., 100 Glendale Road, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania 19082, operations@linuxforce.net, www.linuxforce.net.

Covalent Enterprise Ready Server

Covalent Technologies' Enterprise Ready Server (ERS) is a web server product designed to minimize the resources required to deploy and manage Apache web servers. ERS offers a distributed graphical management tool that combines Apache 2.0 with a Java application server while improving security and reliability. It also offers a one-to-many management portal for configuring, managing and monitoring hundreds of Apache servers and thousands of virtual hosts, and support for HTTP, HTTPS and FTP. ESR comes with the complete binary for Apache 2.0; Tomcat 4.0 Java server; and Covalent's management portal, user tracking, logging, authorization and authentication, SSL, SNMP, PHP and mod_perl services.

Contact Covalent Technologies, 645 Howard Street, San Francisco, California 94105, sales@covalent.net, www.covalent.com.


SWsoft's xLswitch is a scalable and highly available traffic, bandwidth and content management solution for web, mail and internet applications. Aimed at service providers, e-commerce businesses and corporate enterprises, xLswitch allows them to provide uninterrupted, rapid and personalized secure service delivery to customers. xLswitch combines load balancing and monitoring with traffic management and bandwidth control. xLswitch works by moving most of the code into the OS kernel and using algorithms for TCP-splicing and other operations. Graphical, multiplatform management tools are included, as are an SDK and documentation for developers to utilize xLswtich's extendibility.

Contact SWsoft, 395 Oyster Point Boulevard, Suite 213, San Francisco, California 94080, info@sw-soft.com, www.sw-soft.com.

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