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ColorSync 3.03 SDK available from Apple
Apple has posted ColorSync 3.0.3 SDK to its publicly accessible Apple Developer ftp site. The SDK includes the ColorSync 3.03 installer, which is due via both automatic and manual softtware "in the near future," according to a note posted on the ColorSync-users list. (The software is part of the Mac OS 9.1 install CD, but not part of the online update.)
Free WO update to run Objective-C apps on OSX
Apple is offering a free update to WebObjects that will run Objective-C applications on Mac OS X for registered users of WebObjects 4.5: "This update will also convert WebObjects 4.5 Java applications to run on WebObjects 5 for Java. It will also help you bring Objective-C applications forward to Java."
ZBrush 1.2: 2D/3D painting application at GDC
Pixologic will unveil ZBrush 1.2 at the San Jose Game Developers Conference (March 22), which will bring a new Zscript language, Instant Replay, and new tools to the application for creating dynamic and integrated digital imagery workflows. The 2D/3D painting application, which renders geometry, materials, and textures in realtime, can create images with depth and push/pull sections, create and move lights, change the materials and apply both 2D and 3D effects in one integrated, real-time workspace. The $585 application will be a free upgrade to current registered users and is available with a 50% discount in an introductory offer.
IPNetRouter 1.6c7 gets fixes, new features
The latest release candidate for Sustainable Softworks' excellent software utility for sharing a single Internet connection, IPNetRouter 1.6c7, adds a new trigger action to optionally block subsequent data from a particular source and adds support for filter logging.
QuickTime 4.1.2 patch for Windows
Apple has recently posted a QuickTime 4.1.2 Patch for Windows, which prevents the possibility of a buffer overflow in the QuickTime 4.1.2 plugin.
RealView 2.7: sharewar file, image viewer
The $25 shareware RealView 2.7, an update to the file and image viewer, includes dozens of improvements, including Appearance Manager support, Navigation Services support, a new and improved "Find" option, and a flexible zoom for image files. [PPC, 68k]
Virtual Composer 2.7.8 for polyphonic music
Virtual Composer 2.7.8 is a $25 shareware virtual music and QuickTime musical instruments editor designed for complex polyphonic music.
Apple at Game Developers Conference
Apple will be sponsoring six sessions at this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC) held March 20-24th in San Jose. Sessions will focus on game development for MacOS X and Apple's Developer Technical Support Staff will be present to run the sessions. The presentations include such topics as 2D and 3D graphics, 3D Modeling and Rendering Techniques, Motion Capture and Character Animation Techniques and Making Money with Mac Games.
Intro to Mac OS X Tutorials available online
Apple has posted its "Introduction to Mac OS X" tutorials online. This is a mirror of the tutorials sent to developers in this month's ADC mailing and includes tutorials on Cocoa, Carbon and Java programming as well as sample programs and source code. The Developer Tools needed to work with these files is also linked on this page.
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