New Products

by Amy Kukuk

The OO-Browser

Altrasoft is shipping its newest OO-Browser, a multi-platform, object-oriented code browser which browses eight major programming languages: C, C++, Eiffel, Java, Lisp/CLOS, Objective-C, Python and Smalltalk. The OO-Browser works directly on source code, eliminating the need to assemble systems before browsing. It quickly displays and provides views of complicated inheritance trees, in order to help you understand object-oriented systems. The OO-Browser, with all languages and a full year of technical support and upgrades, is priced at $1,350 US.

Contact: Altrasoft, 4880 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 205, San Jose, CA 95129, Phone: 888-ALTSOFT, E-mail:, URL:

Laptop Accelerated-X Display Server

Xi Graphics has announced the Laptop Accelerated-X Display Server, a new version of their X server designed specifically for laptops. The Laptop Accelerated-X Display Server enables PC laptop users to utilize workstation-class features, such as multiple visuals, while maintaining high display performance. The product supports PseudoColor (16 and 256 colors), HighColor (32768 and 65536 colors) and TrueColor (16.7 million colors) modes, can handle large displays, has Hot Keys for on-the-fly switching of display resolution and is fully compatible with the native X Window System and the Common Desktop Environment (CDE). The Laptop Accelerated-X Display Server lists for $199.95 US and can be ordered directly from Xi Graphics.

Contact: Xi Graphics, 1801 Broadway, Suite 710, Denver, CO 80202, Phone: 303-298-7478, E-mail:, URL:

Red Hat Motif 2.1

Red Hat Software, Inc. has announced the availability of Red Hat Motif 2.1 for the Intel Computer. Red Hat Motif 2.1 is the full OSF/Motif development system. Among the new features of the Red Hat Motif 2.1 update are thread-safe libraries, widget printing support and internationalization enhancements for vertical text.

Contact: Red Hat Software, Inc., 4201 Research Commons, Suite 100, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, Phone: 919-547-0012, E-mail:,URL:

PostShop, ScanShop and OCR Shop

Vividata, Inc. has announced the release of Linux versions of its PostShop, ScanShop and OCR Shop software products. PostShop transforms inkjet and laser printers to PostScript-enabled ones and makes PostScript printers up to 100 times faster. ScanShop scans, prints, compresses, stores, retrieves and displays pictures and documents in full color, grayscale and bi-level (black & white). OCR Shop converts paper documents and images into editable text.

Contact: Vividata, Inc., 1250 Addison St., Suite 213A, Berkeley, CA 94702, Phone: 510-841-6400, E-mail:, URL:

Qcheckbook 1.1b3

Qcheckbook is a simple checkbook program built using Qddb. The motivation for Qcheckbook was to provide a tool for users to easily record checkbook transactions in order to maintain an accurate checkbook balance. Some features include memory of the last “Date” entry, sequential transactions by date, type (e.g., check, deposit, withdrawal) category and the built-in reporting capabilities of Qddb. Qcheckbook is freely available under the GNU general public license.

Contact: Herrin Software Development, Inc., 41 South Highland Ave., Prestonsburg, KY 41653, Phone: 606-886-8202, Fax: 606-277-3239, E-mail:, URL:

Help ToolKit for Motif V0.9: Binary beta Release

The Help ToolKit for Motif V0.9 has been released and is now available on the Web. The Help ToolKit for Motif allows developers to add and modify various types of on-line context-sensitive help to Motif applications. The ToolKit supports three core help types: Tips, Cues and Hints. All of these help types can be assigned to any widget and any Motif-based gadget. In addition, the ToolKit provides an API that allows a developer to plug in virtually any on-line help system, such as the Help system provided through CDE. The Help ToolKit distribution can be downloaded from The complete Programmer's Manual can also be downloaded in PDF format from the same site.

Contact: Software Components, Inc., 8775-M Centre Park Drive #663, Columbia, MD 21045, E-mail:, URL:

WipeOut 1.2

Softwarebuero m&b announced the release of WipeOut 1.2. WipeOut is an integrated software development environment for C++ and Java projects. It contains a project/revision browser, text editor, class browser, make tool, symbol retriever and a debugger front end. The Standard edition is freely available. The price for the Pro edition which includes revision management and teamwork features starts at $45 for a single user.

Contact: Softwarebuero m&b, Weststr. 9, 04425 Taucha, Germany, E-mail:, URL:

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