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MacEdition Pro News : May 30, 2002: Dongling iMates, terminal emulation, Diemos updates and a touch of style

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iMate update: users left dongling

Griffin Technology has banged out new versions of its iMate software (1.5 for Mac OS X, 2.7 for Mac OS 9). Click, don’t walk, and download it now.

Why would you want to? Dongle support – “With this combination of software updates, Griffin’s iMate USB-to-ADB Adapter will allow ADB-based security dongles to function within Classic mode on OS X” – and other ADB devices that previously didn’t work under Mac OS X, such as color calibrators, Lacie’s FM radio and many others. Of course, not everything is supported: “The new version does not support input devices in Classic but these devices can still be used in OS X with the iMate. However, a few ADB input devices still do not have OS X ADB driver support.”

MacWise gets wiser

From the FutureBASIC radar, Carnation Software notes the next version of its terminal emulation software, MacWise. If you’re needing the functionality of terminals such as ADDS Viewpoint, Wyse 50, Wyse 60, Wyse 370 (including Esprit III color), Televideo TV 925, DEC VT100 or Prism, this is one solution. For more info, check out the Carnation Software Web site.

Ambrosia “Rising" above it all

Quick PR, in its entirety:

Deimos Rising 1.0.1 adds native support for game controllers under both Mac OS 8/9 and Mac OS X, enables the cheat codes, and fixes a few minor bugs. This is a free update to registered users.

Deimos Rising is a fast-action, smooth-scrolling, heart-stopping, arcade-style sequel to Mars Rising that’s sure to hyphenate your social life.

You can grab the new version of Deimos Rising here: http://www.AmbrosiaSW.com/games/dr/

Doing CSS in style

The folks at WestCiv have released Style Master 2.2, an upgrade of its WYSIWYG CSS editor. So why would you choose Style Master? The PR from WestCiv says it best:

CSS is the only acceptable standards-based approach to creating web page appearance. Style Master enables both WYSIWYG and hand-coded development of valid style sheets. With built-in browser support and reference information Style Master has helped developers overcome their reluctance to adopt this standard by

  • helping them to learn about the technology as they go
  • allowing them to rapidly create, test and deploy style sheets to control text, body and positioning appearance across entire sites

This latest update includes

  • attractive and innovative style sheet templates
  • automated creation of style sheets from legacy, appearance based HTML: a great aid in transitioning to CSS
  • improved find and replace, color-coded text, white space control and other hand-coding helpers

Style Master 2.2 successfully combines the ease of use of a WYSIWYG editor with the power and flexibility of hand-coding in a single, lightweight, easy to use application.

So far, Style Master is only for Mac OS 9, but the company has a good explanation:

What about Mac OS X?

Unfortunately, there is a bug in Mac OS X that Apple is aware of and has fixed internally, but which needs to be included as part of a future system upgrade. Until that happens, we are reluctant to release Mac OS X versions, as to run under Mac OS X, the system needs to switch to thousands of colors mode :-(

We don’t know exactly when that fix will be part of the system.

Our commitment to a Mac OS X version of Style Master is firm, and the Mac OS is very dear to us.

Style Master 2.2 and Style Master 2.2 Pro are $29 and $49, respectively, for new users (and a $19.99 upgrade for Style Master 1.x customers). For further information, check out http://www.westciv.com/style_master/

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