updated 04:15 pm EST, Mon March 17, 2003
- Jake MacMullin's JJEdit 1.1 is a light-weight Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Java programming on Mac OS X. It includes a text editor for editing Java source code with features such as code colouring and autocompletion of Java class names. JJEdit also links in with javac, the built in Java compiler and the built in Java runtime environment, allowing you to edit, compile and run Java programs from within one application. [425KB]
- Freeverse today posted release versions of the Freeverse Board Games Deluxe series. The new games feature four levels of AI for solo play, and offer online play and ranking and LAN play via the GameSmith opponent matching service. The series features support for multiple graphic backgrounds, an included mp3 soundtrack, support for third party mp3 files, and support Freeverse's Emotidolls technology, which allows users to express emotions across the network online via aquafied on-screen dolls. The $20 sharewarwe suite includes 4 In A Row, 7th Fleet, Chess, Go, Mancala, Reversi, and Tic Tac Toe.
- MediaLab's PhotoCaster 3.04 is an Xtra for Macromedia Director ($200) that can import Photoshop files, layer by layer, as individual Director cast members: "Each layer appears as an individual cast member, indexed, anti-aliased, properly registered, transparency preserved and good to go!" It support layer previews, Director 5/6/7/8/MX, Photoshop 5/6, alpha channels, control color mapping, and other features. Version 3 supports Photoshop Layer F/X, text layers, better color handling, and Mac OS X. It is a $50 update for current Photocast 3 owners and $130 upgrade for version 2.0 owners.
- FTP Thingy is a ftp client application, that "delivers only basic ftp abilities with none of the complexity. You can view files on a server in a file browser. You can download and upload files which have managers for queuing your file transfers. You can add directories and files to a server and delete them." [236KB]
- Genuine Fractals 2.5 enables users to create resolution-independent images from any size file and lets you print superior quality enlargements without any degradation in image quality. Version 2.5 features an improved user interface, easier batch encoding and new Mac OS X support. Upgrades to the $160 application are $30. A Print Pro version ($300) adds additional support for CMYK, CIE-Lab, and Multichannel (up to 16 channels) encoding and rendering.