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TidBITS#279/29-May-95

The momentous news this week is that Frontier, previously an expensive scripting program that’s in many ways better than AppleScript, is now free. Tonya passes on advice for those writing ReadMe files, Adam muses briefly about a good use for some of the PowerTalk technology, and we look briefly at the BBEdit 3.1.1 update. Finally, we have MailBITS about RAM Doubler, PC Setup 1.0.6, and the Communications Decency Act.

Adam Engst No comments

Administrivia

This issue is a touch late partly due to the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S., and partly due to us helping Chad and Galen Magendanz ShrinkWrap their apartment and mount the resulting disk image in their new house

Geoff Duncan No comments

Updated Updater

Updated Updater -- Last week Connectix released a maintenance fix for the RAM Doubler 1.5.2 update reported in TidBITS-278. Although the fix is called Updater 1.5.2a, it's important to note the fix is for the Updater application rather than RAM Doubler itself

Geoff Duncan No comments

PC Setup 1.0.6 Yanked

PC Setup 1.0.6 Yanked -- Apple pulled version 1.0.6 of PC Setup from distribution last week due to "several" unspecified problems. If you're running PC Setup 1.0.6, Apple recommends to switch back to the correct version of PC Setup for your machine

Ross Brown No comments

Ross Brown

Ross Brown writes in regard to the Usenet Macintosh Programming Awards mentioned in TidBITS-278: I'll point out, as I did to those present at the awards ceremony at WWDC, that all of this year's winners are from outside the U.S

Adam Engst No comments

PowerTalk to the Rescue?

I'm no fan of PowerTalk, but I've found the perfect use for part of the PowerTalk technology that could not only make the Web easier to use but could also give the Macintosh a notable advantage over other platforms

Tonya Engst No comments

ReadMe Files? Read This!

Lately I've spent a lot of time sorting through shareware and freeware utilities for a number of projects, trying to find basic facts for each utility, such as what the utility does, who wrote it (first and last name), how I should pay if I like it, and how I can reach the author by email

Geoff Duncan No comments

Frontier Justice

As for back as November of 1992 (see TidBITS-153 and TidBITS-154), TidBITS has been talking about Frontier, UserLand Software's system-level scripting environment for the Mac