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Info-Mac Digest Fri, 28 Jun 02 Volume 19 : Issue 55

Today's Topics:

[*] BBAutoComplete-1.1.2.dmg
[*] CopyPaste-X 1.4
[*] DropDMG-1.5.dmg
[*] File-Adopter-1.0.dmg
[*] GolfMeister Submission
[*] Haxial KDX Server 0.938 (internet communications system)
[*] Keyboard Maestro v1.1.2
[*] Keyboard Maestro v1.1.2J - Japanese Version
[*] MailArmor 1.0 Mac OS 9
[*] MailArmor 1.0 OS X
[*] PhotoGridX1.6, a quick image viewer with resizable thumbnail for OS X
[*] URL Manager Pro 3.0J - Japanese Version
[A] OS 9.2.x for Power Tower
[Q] Visual Basic port?
ITools question
Q: System X utility for making smart copies?
STFInit crashes G4 in OS 9.1

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Date: 26 Jun 2002
From: Michael Tsai
To:
Subject: [*] BBAutoComplete-1.1.2.dmg

- BBAutoComplete adds word-level auto-completion to BBEdit on Mac OS X.
You type the start of a word, press a key, and BBAutoComplete types
the letters to complete the word. If BBAutoComplete guessed wrong,
you can keep pressing the key to cycle through other possible
completions, which are gathered from the open BBEdit windows.
BBAutoComplete is probably most useful for programmers, who need to
remember and type long variable and method names, but I've also used
it for normal writing. It's useful any time you need to type long
words quickly and accurately.
- New in this Version
- Now works with Mailsmith 1.5.
- New in Version 1.1
- Parsing words is between 20 and 70 times faster than in 1.0.1
(for an 80KB window), with greater improvements on low-memory
systems.
- The new word cache further speeds processing.
- BBAutoComplete can optionally ignore background BBEdit windows.
- Includes an Open BBAutoComplete script for BBEdit's Startup Items
folder.
- Links
- http://www.c-command.com/bbautocomplete/
- http://www.c-command.com/downloads/BBAu ... -1.1.2.dmg

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Date: 26 Jun 2002
From: julian miller
To:
Subject: [*] CopyPaste-X 1.4

Press Release

6/24/2002

CopyPaste X 1.4 Released for OS X

CopyPaste is the original award winning multiple clipboard utility and with
the 1.4 update it is better then ever. Productivity is what its all about.

It can be downloaded from versiontracker.com
http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo. ... 795&db=mac
or from:
http://www.scriptsoftware.com

CopyPaste is the digital hub for clipboard material and many other kinds of
data. It is easy to use, saves time and allows you to do less and accomplish
more. Try it and see how critical a clipboard manager is for OS X.

Users rave about CopyPaste X here:
http://www.scriptsoftware.com/copypaste/usersViews.html

New Features in Version 1.4:
Ñ CopyPaste-X now can communicate with CopyPaste 4.5 Classic. If both
versions are installed CopyPaste-X can copy and paste its clipboards between
OS X/Classic seamlessly.
Ñ CopyPaste-X is localized in Danish
Ñ CopyPaste-X can now read the OS 9 SimpleText files with embedded pictures.
Ñ CopyPaste-X can now read RTFD files. You can open .rtfd files and save
them in .rtf format which in turn can be opened by MS Word or Apple Works.
Ñ CopyPaste-X can now paste plain text without style information by
option-clicking a palettes "P" button

Improvements:
Ñ The Clipboard Editor is much much faster
Ñ The main toolbar for the Clipboard Editor is initially not visible and can
be located by the "Show Toolbar" command in the "Edit" menu
Ñ The word-list creator now can deal with Japanese text in different fonts.
Ñ The Editor now supports anti-aliased text on OS X 10.1.5 and higher.

Bugfixes:
Ñ Insert long Date was partly broken, it works now
Ñ Setting background color to "other" was broken and is fixed
Ñ Clip Archive function initially created a wrong file type which somtimes
caused garbage onscreen.

One of the early wonders of the Mac was its revolutionary ability to do copy
and paste across various applications. Unlike other areas in the Mac's
system software that have changed and progressed over the years, copying and
pasting has not evolved. How many times have you found yourself going back
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[Archived as /info-mac/gui/copy-paste-14-x.hqx; 2706 K]

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Date: 26 Jun 2002
From: Michael Tsai
To:
Subject: [*] DropDMG-1.5.dmg

DropDMG is the easiest way to create ".dmg" and ".img" disk images on
Mac OS X. Create a compressed image by dragging and dropping--one step
instead of Disk Copy's five. DropDMG supports the zlib, ADC, and NDIF
compressed formats; as well as read-only and read-write images. It can
encrypt images and post-process them with GZip or MacBinary. All the
options are available from AppleScript. DropDMG is robust and has no
trouble handling folders with spaces, quotation marks, dollar signs, or
other "special" characters. It even works without Mac OS X's optional
"BSD Subsystem" installation. Full documentation is included in PDF
format.

New in this Version:

- Multi-threading---DropDMG can create more than one image at a time,
and the interface remains responsive.

- Can divide large images into multiple segments of fixed size.

- Creates uncompressed read-only images, which often compress better
with GZip than internally-compressed image files do.

- Creates read-write images.

- Encodes Mac OS 9 img images with MacBinary so that they can be
transferred on the Internet.

- The status window displays a log that shows all the completed
operations and errors.

- The status window now shows all the format options that are in
effect.

- Faster copying of Mac metadata.

- Worked around Apple bug that sometimes caused errors when creating
large images.

- Fixed bug where DropDMG mistakenly resolved symlinks when copying
Mac metadata. This had caused some metadata not to be copied, and
also caused image creation to fail if the user didn't have write
access to the original file.

- Fixed regression where DropDMG sometimes didn't complain when the
destination folder was inside the source folder.

- More detailed reporting of file copy errors.

- More accurate reporting of what state the image creation process is
in when errors occur.
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[Archived as /info-mac/disk/drop-dmg-15.hqx; 568 K]

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Date: 27 Jun 2002
From: Michael Tsai
To:
Subject: [*] File-Adopter-1.0.dmg

File Adopter 1.0 is now available.

File Adopter uses your Internet Config preferences to add type and
creator codes to files that lack them. Typeless files are common on Mac
OS X, and are a source of numerous frustrations. File Adopter works with
simple drag and drop. It can replace existing type and creator codes if
they disagree with Internet Config, or only add codes when they are
absent. After adopting a file, it shows you the changes it has made. You
can also hold down Shift to orphan a file, instead of adopting it. This
is useful if you know that the file has incorrect codes but that the
correct ones aren't in Internet Config.

More Information:



[Archived as /info-mac/disk/file-adopter-10.hqx; 238 K]

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Date: 27 Jun 2002
From: Dave Smith
To:
Subject: [*] GolfMeister Submission

GolfMeister is a shareware program used to record and analyze
golf scores. It keeps statistics on such things as greens in
regulation, drives in fairway, eagles, birdies etc.

GolfMeister also allows you to print out various reports on
items entered. It can print a course listing, a round listing
(complete and by course) and various copies of the cards entered.

Dave Smith
Barking Spider Software
Etobicoke, Ontario, CANADA


[Archived as /info-mac/game/golfmeister.hqx; 655 K]

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Date: 24 Jun 2002
From: Haxial
To:
Subject: [*] Haxial KDX Server 0.938 (internet communications system)


KDX is a "BBS"-style (Bulletin Board System) encrypted internet
communications system that provides file transfer, chat, messaging, news,
trackers etc. It uses strong encryption to protect your communications
for security and privacy. It is very useful for groups that need to
collaborate on a project via the internet. It uses a client/server
model. IMPORTANT: It is currently still a BETA (work in progress)
version, so not everything is working or implemented.

The program comes in 2 parts, the Client and the Server. This is the
Server. You will also need to download the Client.

KDX is available for:
MacOS 9 or better (with CarbonLib 1.3.1+).
MacOS X (10).
Windows 95 or better.

The Product Page is here:

http://www.haxial.com/products/kdx/

And the company website is:

http://www.haxial.com

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Date: 24 Jun 2002
From: Michael Kamprath
To:
Subject: [*] Keyboard Maestro v1.1.2

Keyboard Maestro Description
----------------------------

For anybody who works on their Mac, Keyboard Maestro is an essential utility
that allows you to perform many different tasks simply by pressing a few
keys. Keyboard Maestro enables you to spend more time working and less time
mousing, clicking, and typing to get your work done. Keyboard Maestro has
three core features built into it that make working on the Mac much simpler:
Hot Keys, Program Switcher, and Clipboard Switcher.

The Hot Key feature enables you to perform any number of user configurable
actions simply by pressing a keystroke. Hot Key actions include quitting,
hiding, or activating applications, inserting text, executing an Apple
Script or a UNIX script, opening files or folders, moving and clicking the
mouse, and much more. All hot keys can optionally be targeted to specific
applications, allowing the hot key to be active only when you find it
useful. Furthermore, any hot key can contain more than one action, enabling
you to create macros for any application.

Keyboard Maestro incorporates the wildly popular Classic MacOS application
switching utility, Program Switcher. In fact, Keyboard Maestro was written
by the author of Program Switcher. With the Program Switcher feature, you
are able to launch, switch, hide, and quit applications with a simple
keystroke. Keyboard Maestro brings to MacOS X what Classic Mac users have
been enjoying since 1994 - the most refined application switching utility
there is!

Keyboard Maestro also has the extremely useful clipboard utility, Clipboard
Switcher, built in. Clipboard Switcher allows you to define any number of
clipboards which you can use to "copy to" and "paste from" simply by
pressing a keystroke. Clipboards are automatically saved through system
restart, user logout, and are always available when you need them.

You may find out more information about Keyboard Maestro and even download
the free Lite version at:

http://www.KeyboardMaestro.com/

What's New In This Release
--------------------------

This version fixes one bug which prevented hot key preferences from being
saved if the user's home directory was on a different volume than the system
folder.

Michael F. Kamprath
[email protected]

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Date: 25 Jun 2002
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] Keyboard Maestro v1.1.2J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the Keyboard Maestro package.

For anybody who works on their Mac, Keyboard Maestro is an essential utility
that allows you to perform many different tasks simply by pressing a few
keys. Keyboard Maestro enables you to spend more time working and less time
mousing, clicking, and typing to get your work done. Keyboard Maestro has
three core features built into it that make working on the Mac much simpler:
Hot Keys, Program Switcher, and Clipboard Switcher.

The Hot Key feature enables you to perform any number of user configurable
actions simply by pressing a keystroke. Hot Key actions include quitting,
hiding, or activating applications, inserting text, executing an Apple
Script or a UNIX script, opening files or folders, moving and clicking the
mouse, and much more. All hot keys can optionally be targeted to specific
applications, allowing the hot key to be active only when you find it
useful. Furthermore, any hot key can contain more than one action, enabling
you to create macros for any application.

Keyboard Maestro incorporates the wildly popular Classic MacOS application
switching utility, Program Switcher. In fact, Keyboard Maestro was written
by the author of Program Switcher. With the Program Switcher feature, you
are able to launch, switch, hide, and quit applications with a simple
keystroke. Keyboard Maestro brings to MacOS X what Classic Mac users have
been enjoying since 1994 - the most refined application switching utility
there is!

Keyboard Maestro also has the extremely useful clipboard utility, Clipboard
Switcher, built in. Clipboard Switcher allows you to define any number of
clipboards which you can use to "copy to" and "paste from" simply by
pressing a keystroke. Clipboards are automatically saved through system
restart, user logout, and are always available when you need them.

You may find out more information about Keyboard Maestro and even download
the free Lite version at:

http://www.bridge1.com/

What's New In This Release
--------------------------

This version fixes one bug which prevented hot key preferences from being
saved if the user's home directory was on a different volume than the system
folder.

[Archived as /info-mac/gui/keyboard-maestro-112-jp.hqx; 1407 K]

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Date: 24 Jun 2002
From: MailArmor Support
To:
Subject: [*] MailArmor 1.0 Mac OS 9


MailArmor is an application that helps to keep your electronic mailbox
free of unsolicited e-mail, better known as spam: it looks at the
relevant parts of your email before it leaves the mail server, and lets
the legitimate messages pass through undisturbed, while leaving suspect
messages on the server, making them "invisible" for the e-mail client,
to be reexamined later or just deleted after a while. It works as a POP
email proxy, with support for POP and IMAP mail servers, that makes it
compatible with every e-mail client. As it has been developed in Java,
it is also independent from the operating system or platform, and gives
its best on Mac OS X. The logic behind the filtering has a high level of
sophistication, using both black- and white-lists of senders and an
advanced engine that can use pattern matching and sender verification
techniques to automatically pinpoint junk mail with a extremely high
level of accuracy. A proved set of filters is included, and can easily
be adapted by the user to its individual interests. Complete
documentation, FAQs and an help system are also included in the download.

This file contains the release for Mac OS 9.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/mail/mail-armor-10-os9.hqx; 712 K]

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Date: 24 Jun 2002
From: MailArmor Support
To:
Subject: [*] MailArmor 1.0 OS X


MailArmor is an application that helps to keep your electronic mailbox
free of unsolicited e-mail, better known as spam: it looks at the
relevant parts of your email before it leaves the mail server, and lets
the legitimate messages pass through undisturbed, while leaving suspect
messages on the server, making them "invisible" for the e-mail client,
to be reexamined later or just deleted after a while. It works as a POP
email proxy, with support for POP and IMAP mail servers, that makes it
compatible with every e-mail client. As it has been developed in Java,
it is also independent from the operating system or platform, and gives
its best on Mac OS X. The logic behind the filtering has a high level of
sophistication, using both black- and white-lists of senders and an
advanced engine that can use pattern matching and sender verification
techniques to automatically pinpoint junk mail with a extremely high
level of accuracy. A proved set of filters is included, and can easily
be adapted by the user to its individual interests. Complete
documentation, FAQs and an help system are also included in the download.

This file contains the release for Mac OS X.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/mail/mail-armor-10-osx.hqx; 822 K]

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Date: 25 Jun 2002
From: Nagano NattaWorks
To:
Subject: [*] PhotoGridX1.6, a quick image viewer with resizable thumbnail for OS X


*PhotoGrid is a simple image viewer that shows a lot of images at a time.
*TreeView which is like Finder's list view lets you select the folders and
files you want to view.
*GridView lists all the image files as thumbnails in a grid structure.
You can resize the thumbnails at anytime so you can view the images with
various scales.
*Convenient Move/Copy window
*Slideshow.
*System requirements: MacOS X
*Shareware price : U.S.$15.
*homepage: http://www.nattaworks.com/

ver X1.6
- Stable even with the corrupt "killing" JPEG files.

[Archived as /info-mac/gst/grf/photo-grid-x-16.hqx; 1653 K]

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Date: 24 Jun 2002
From: [email protected]
To:
Subject: [*] URL Manager Pro 3.0J - Japanese Version


This is the Japanese version of the URL Manager Pro package.

"In the shareware arena, my pick is URL Manager" - Adam C. Engst

"You have got me addicted" - Henry Norr, San Francisco Chronicle

"A must have for serious Web users" - Tucows rating: 5 out of 5

URL Manager Pro is the most powerful bookmark manager on the Macintosh.
It offers:

* Integration : You have access to your bookmarks from your browser's
menu bar and from the Mac OS X Dock, and with the Mondriaan Menu Extra
for Mac OS X you can access your most used bookmark sets directly from
the Mac OS X menu bar, even when URL Manager Pro isn't running

* Document Storage : Your bookmarks are stored in URL Manager Pro
bookmark documents, which you can store and manipulate in the normal
Macintosh way. No need to hunt for your bookmarks in preferences folders
of browsers. You can make automatic periodic saves and make copies of
bookmark documents on backup devices on each save.

* History : You can surf the web using several different browsers while
URL Manager Pro will keep recording the History of each.

* Importing and exporting bookmarks : The File menu gives you a list of
all of the browsers that URL Manager Pro can import from and export to.
It lets you 'harvest' bookmarks by scanning HTML and text files for
bookmarks and URLs.

* It lets you edit and organize bookmarks fast : You can use inline
editing, label and color your bookmarks and use drag and drop of
bookmarks within and between bookmark windows.

* Tap Sherlock power : You can index your bookmark file and tap the
power of Sherlock to look for words in your bookmark files.

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/inet/web/urlm-pro-30-jp.hqx; 3264 K]

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Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 12:08:01 -0400
From: Ken Laskey
To: [email protected]
Subject: [A] OS 9.2.x for Power Tower

Thanks to all those who responded. For those who are interested in
trying to get 9.2 running on a non-G4 (Apple or clone), the useful
software can be found at
http://eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter/XPostFacto/. I haven't tried it
yet.
--

Ken Laskey
[email protected]

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Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 21:25:42 -0400
From: Don Webb
To: [email protected]
Subject: [Q] Visual Basic port?


Problem:
An application written in Visual Basic 6 for Windows has to be made a Mac hybrid.
The programmer can find no equivalent Mac version of Visual Basic 6 and is stumped.

Query: Is Visual Basic necessary? Can he use a compiler in some way to achieve the same effect?

Please pardon my queries if they're totally bonkers; I am not a developer and am clueless on the subject. But the problem remains, and time is pressing...

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Don W.


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Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 18:26:26 -0700
From: Gyetvay
To: [email protected]
Subject: ITools question

I just bought a new G4 tower and had many system crashes until I did a
Software Restore. I backed up all of my hard drive on CDs before doing
this. One of the crashed occurred while I was setting up my iTools
account on-line. Now I can't log on to my account at iTools using the
user name and password that I had used in my attempt to set up the
account. I can't set up a new account either.
Apple support will not help with this question as they do not support
FREE programs. The on-line help doesn't help at all either. There is no
contact address for questions. I get stalled at the sign up web page on
panel #3 and I guess you only get one opportunity to sign up. Anyone
out there have any ideas?
Thanks for any help,
Sandy

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Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 14:35:38 -0700
From: Paul Brians
To: [email protected]
Subject: Q: System X utility for making smart copies?

Is there any utility which can make "smart copies" of a folder's
contents in System X like CopyAgent can in System 9?
--
Paul Brians, Department of English
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5020
[email protected]
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians

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Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 23:30:15 +0300
From: "E. Blasberg"
To: [email protected]
Subject: STFInit crashes G4 in OS 9.1

Anyone else see their machine crashing after 30-50 minutes when
STFInit (version 6.0.5) is installed on OS 9.1 (even when EVERYTHING
else except the basic, standard Apple Inits are disabled)?

Any solutions would be MOST appreciated...

E. Blasberg
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