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Proteron posts LiteSwitch X, memo to Apple
Proteron today announced an update to its application switcher, LiteSwitch X 2.1. It addresses several compatibility issues with Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther). Proteron has also released a public memo to Apple Computer regarding Apple's assimilation of third party software into the Mac OS. Although "a similar-looking feature is integrated into Mac OS 10.3, Proteron was not involved or credited in any way for the feature. Proteron remains committed to its LiteSwitch X customers and will continue to develop and improve on LiteSwitch."
Apps: Spamfire, Keyspan, formZ...
Matterform Media's Spamfire 1.4 adds compatibility with Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, optional database backups, reporting to more spam authorities, faster performance, mouse scroll wheel support, and other options. The anti-spam email filter deletes email in any client. It is $25 (Lite) or $40 (Pro). [Classic, OSX]
Daystar has released an updated MAChSpeed Control, its Mac OS X cache enabling, protection and testing software. This new version provides 100% compatibility in Mac OS X 10.3. The utility includeds edicated patches for platform specific issues, firmware patches for Beige G3 systems running G4 CPUs, low-level System control, and automated cache profiling, verification and testing at boot-up.
RadicalBreeze has updated DiscBlaze 2.05, its $20 Mac OS X utility for burning and managing CD media, and Macabinet 1.3.4, its desktop utility for conveniently storing and managing files. Both add compatibility with Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther". [DB, MC]
auto-des-sys has released formZ 4.03 for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther compatibility. The free update also corrects a number of irregularities in the general purpose 3D modeler, which combines surface and solids modeling, and includes drafting and rendering, all in a single integrated package. [123KB]
Nemetschek North America has updated VectorWorks 10.5.1b for Panther: "This single download will update all Macintosh English-language VectorWorks 10.5 products (VectorWorks, RenderWorks, ARCHITECT, LANDMARK, SPOTLIGHT and MECHANICAL) to the beta version of VectorWorks 10.5.1...We recommend that you do not upgrade production machines to Mac OS X Panther or VectorWorks 10.5.1b until you are certain that it will work for you." [unknown]
Cedric Menard's freeware Sofa 0.6 is a mini-iTunes controller that offers essential features of the player and add advanced features in display and management of albums artwork, by using transition effects and animations. It adds iTunes 4.1 compatibility, redesigned Library panel, and Panther certification. [2.2MB]
Vicomsoft's FTP Client 4.0.2 updater adds Panther compatibility to its $35 FTP client, which offers SFTP functions as well as file droplets, file/directory synchronization, and BBEdit integration.
Keyspan has posted Mac OS X 10.3 'Panther' Compatible software for the all Keyspan USB Serial Adapters 1.8 and Keyspan SX Pro 1.2 Serial Cards. It says that its Digital Media Remote and Presentation software will be updated next week. [USB, Serial]
MOTU updates drivers, Digital Performer 4.1.1
MOTU has posted updated drivers for all MOTU FireWire audio interfaces and PCI audio interfaces to make them fully compatible with Panther. These updates include new features, such as input and output names and control surface support for CueMix DSP,the latency-free monitor mixing feature found in MOTU's latest FireWire and PCI audio interfaces. In addition, MOTU has posted Digital Performer 4.11, which is available free of charge to all registered DP4 users): it is required for full Panther compatibility and also introduces several new features, including a utility for configuring synthesizer expansion card patch names.
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