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Info-Mac Digest V19 #66

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Info-Mac Digest Tue, 13 Aug 02 Volume 19 : Issue 66

Today's Topics:

[*] TidBITS#642/12-Aug-02
[*] DropDMG-1.7.dmg
[*] logo-sender-112.hqx Sending logos, SMS and ringtones to Nokia
[*] Pacifist 1.0
[*] Tex-Edit Plus for OS X 4.3b6J - Japanese Version
Bluetooth / Airport

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Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 21:00:00 -0700
From: TidBITS Editors
To: [email protected], [email protected],
Subject: [*] TidBITS#642/12-Aug-02


Is the digital hub doomed? If the Hollywood-driven legislation
surrounding digital television becomes law, Apple's freedom to
create innovative products that blur the line between computers
and entertainment devices could be shut down. Plus, Simon Spence
starts a look at branding, something Apple has excelled at over
the years. In the news, we note the iPod 1.2 update, AOL for Mac
OS X, and a Mac OS X version of CMS's ABSplus backup solution.

Can the Digital Hub Survive Hollywood?
The Branding of Apple: Brands Embody Values

[Archived as /info-mac/per/tb/tidbits-642.etx; 33K]


Date: 13 Aug 2002
From: Michael Tsai
Subject: [*] DropDMG-1.7.dmg

DropDMG is the easiest way to create ".dmg" and ".img" disk images on
Mac OS X. It can encrypt images and post-process them with GZip or
MacBinary. It also supports segmented images and images that auto-open
when you mount them. 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 and Apple Help formats.

New in this Version:

- Added support for license agreements. License agreements support
rich text and may be localized.

- The image destination path is now stored abbreviated with a
tilde, if possible. This should help people who have multiple
boot partitions.

- The log is printable.

- Finer-grained progress bar and status text.

- If adding the requisite filename extensions would make the
requested image name longer than the limit, DropDMG will now
quietly truncate the name rather than stopping with an error.

- NDIF images are now created with filenames of 31 characters or
less, so that there won't be any name mangling when they're
viewed in Mac OS 9.

- DropDMG now truncates .dmg volume names to 62 characters and
.img volume names to 27.

- Fixed bug where DropDMG could deadlock after certain kinds of

- Fixed bug where DropDMG sometimes didn't detect filename
collisions until after it started making the image.

- Fixed bug where DropDMG would overwrite pre-existing .dmgpart
files if the first segment was not present and the newly created
image happened to have the same name.

- Renamed some File menu commands.

More Information:

********** ABSTRACT CROPPED **********

[Archived as /info-mac/disk/drop-dmg-17.hqx; 706 K]


Date: 12 Aug 2002
From: MacMedia
Subject: [*] logo-sender-112.hqx Sending logos, SMS and ringtones to Nokia

LogoSender 1.1.2 for Nokia phones

(Mac OS X version available at

- sending operator logo, caller group graphics, picture SMS, text SMS
and ringing tones to another (or your own) Nokia mobile phone from
the phone connected to your computer through the GSM network.
- bigger operator logos (78 x 21 pixels, for Nokia 71xx, 62xx) are supported
- standard logos (72 x 14 pixels, for Nokia 32xx, 33xx, 51xx, 52xx,
61xx, 82xx, 83xx, 88xx) are supported
- caller group graphic (72 x 14 pixels, for almost all Nokias)
- picture SMS (72 x 28 pixels for almost all Nokias)
- simple graphic editor
- import picture from a file
- download phonebook from the phone
- saving phonebook to the file
- phonebook editing for Nokia 8210, 8290, 8810, 8850, 8890

A picture of required size and black&white bitmap format may be
prepared in a built-in simple editor, or in a standard graphic editor
(GraphicConverter, Adobe Photoshop or similar) or downloaded from the
Internet and then opened in LogoSender. After entering the recipient
phone number the connected mobile phone will send the logo, SMS or
ringing tones through the GSM network. Standard phonebooks can be
imported from the phone and saved to a file.

Graphics and ringing tones can be sent to Nokia phones only, text
messages can be sent to any phone.

MacOS PPC computer
MacOS 8.6 - 9.x
Nokia 7110, 7190, 5210, 6210, 6250, 6310, 6310i, 6510, 8210, 8250,
8290, 8310, 8390, 8810, 8850, 8890, 8910

Shareware $15.

Csl. armady 8
040 01 Kosice
Slovak Republic
[email protected]

[Archived as /info-mac/comm/logo-sender-112.hqx; 1135 K]


Date: 12 Aug 2002
From: Charles Srstka
Subject: [*] Pacifist 1.0

Pacifist is a Cocoa application that attempts to do in Mac OS X what
TomeViewer did in Mac OS 9 - it opens up .pkg installer packages and
lets you install or extract individual files out of them. This is useful
if you need to install just one file out of a package instead of the
entire package (for example, if you had accidentally deleted Sherlock
and wanted to reinstall it, but not the whole operating system), if you
experience bugs in that mess up your symbolic links, or if
you just like a little more control over the installation process.
Pacifist can also update prebinding information either automatically as
part of the installation process or manually, on either a specific
folder or your entire system.

Pacifist requires Mac OS X 10.0 or higher.

Changes in this version:

* Added French localization by Ronald Leroux
* Added some spiffy new icons by Adam Betts
* Added support for Mac OS X 10.2(Jaguar)-style packages
* Installation can now be cancelled at any point, not just during the
extracting phase
* Revamped replace dialogs - they all now have cancel buttons and
"Don't ask again" check boxes
* Fixed a lot of bugs related to HFS metadata and resource forks
* Fixed a bug that could cause installed files to have the incorrect
owner or group set
* Pacifist now displays much more metadata about files in packages
* Pacifist should now correctly follow aliases in install paths as well
as symlinks
* Added an inspector window to display more information about files in
* Added a quick-start guide to help new users find the OS install
* Added a splash screen window which can open package files that are
dragged onto it
* Added a toolbar, with icons by Adam Betts
* Made the interface a little more attractive
* Fixed some icon bugs
* Added a new icon for ._AppleDouble files
* Added the ability to collapse and expand folders by tapping the left
arrow and right arrow keys, without having to hold down the command key
* Pacifist now makes the home and end keys scroll to the top and bottom
of the document, like a self-respecting Mac application should
* Various other bug fixes

[Archived as /info-mac/cmp/pacifist-10.hqx; 374 K]


Date: 12 Aug 2002
From: [email protected]
Subject: [*] Tex-Edit Plus for OS X 4.3b6J - Japanese Version

This is the Japanese version of the Tex-Edit Plus package.

Tex-Edit Plus is a scriptable, styled text editor that fills the gap
between Apple's bare-bones SimpleText and a full-featured word
processor. It's fast, efficient, and has a clean, uncluttered interface.
It's also great for cleaning up text which is transmitted over the

Tex-Edit Plus features: Extensive munging abilities, unlimited file size,
Drag&Drop support, AppleScript support, Word Services support,
Speech Manager support, picture handling, sound handling, movie handling,
ability to create SimpleText Read-Only documents, unlimited undo and redo,
and much more.

Tex-Edit Plus can read and write UTF-16 (unicode) text. The new file
format is fully backward compatible with previous versions.

Each paragraph can be formatted individually. These new paragraph
settings include text justification (left, center, right, full), space
above, space below, left indent, right indent, first line indent (or
hanging outdent), and bottom border (in one of several line styles).
Each paragraph can also have its own line spacing (in one point
increments) and dominant text direction (useful for right-to-left

Version 4.3.0b6

* Auto-translation of line endings during open (scriptable pref switch).
* Auto-translate line endings to UNIX format during save (scriptable pref switch).
* Scriptable regular expression searching (grep).
* Added "Clear Menu" command to clear the "Open Recent" submenu.
* Added scriptable switch in the prefs dialog to toggle Quartz anti-aliasing.
* Read and write RTF documents.
* OS X Services enabled (in the Tex-Edit Plus menu).
* Quartz anti-aliased text enabled (requires OS 10.1.5 or greater).
* New character styles added (All Caps, All Lowercase, Hidden).
* Click at the left margin to select a line, double click the left
margin to select a paragraph.
* Improved tab efficiency. The "Real Tabs" menu item has been
eliminated, since tabs are always enabled.
* Various minor internal performance enhancements and bug fixes.
* Fixed script bug involving the "close window saving yes" command.
* Fixed bug noted after editing iDisk files. (Tex-Edit would ask to
mount iDisk at incorrect times.)

[Archived as /info-mac/text/texeditplusosx-43b6-jp.hqx; 2231 K]


Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 15:17:46 -0400
From: "Michael S. Silverstein"
To: Info-mac
Subject: Bluetooth / Airport

Is it possible to print using either Bluetooth or Airport from a
Titanium (that does not have an infrared port) running OS X?

Which HP printers support such printing (I know that there is a
Inkjet that supports Bluetooth)?

Apple never explicitly mentions printers in any of its information.


Michael Silverstein



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