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Tuesday, December 09, 2003

TLS 0.3.1 has been released. It's a bug-fix release, primarily, to fix problems with the secure server.

TLS stands for "Transport Layer Security". It includes SSL, and is the proposed standard that is superceding SSL.

Macrobyte's TLS is software which lets Frontier/Radio operate as a secure web server ("https"), and also allows it to communicate with secure web sites as a client (request secure pages and web services).

This is probably the last version of TLS that will be released before 1.0.


Tuesday, May 21, 2002

John VanDyk has released a new Frontier/Radio suite, The Tracer Suite.

It shows you the scripts that are executing (in order of their invocation) to help you learn what's going on. Very handy!
Macrobyte Resources has released Conversant, the groupware/CMS platform Script Meridian runs on, among hundreds of other sites.

Conversant runs on Frontier and Radio on Mac 9/X and Windows.

Monday, April 29, 2002

A recent essay by Seth Dillingham explains the optimal methods for building large strings in UserTalk, including why these methods are the fastest.

In order to optimize this process as much as possible, there are two things the scripter needs to remember: "Avoid copying large strings whenever possible," and "trigger the secret in-place append."


Wednesday, March 20, 2002

Eric Soroos: RFC: Port Forwarding Tool. "On Osx, Frontier runs as a user process, not as root. Therefore, it can't bind to ports below 1024. We have been using port forwarding to forward low numbered ports to high numbered ports."
Jim Byrne: CommentIt 2.6.6 for Manila adds new features.

Tuesday, March 19, 2002

Tallent Communications Group has updated the ODBC Extension. This new version works on Mac OS X; it also works with Radio UserLand.
André Radke: PostgreSQL Extension for Frontier.
Macrobyte Resources: Secure Server for Frontier and Radio in Development. "Early pre-release versions have already been tested successfully. A public, time-limited beta version will be available in late March."

Monday, March 18, 2002

UserLand's Radio Community Server "is a software application for Radio UserLand or Frontier/Manila that makes it possible for individuals or organizations to host communities of Radio users. It offers all of the community functionality currently offered by UserLand's centralized system."

Friday, March 15, 2002

A new Frontier beta revises Apple events support to remain compatible with future versions of OS X.

Thursday, March 14, 2002

UserLand: RFC: MetaWeblog API. "The Blogger API has a very simple idea of what a blog post is. It's basically a string. At the same time the blogging tools have matured, and a deeper API was needed. That became immediately evident as soon as we shipped Titles and Links in Radio. The Blogger API is too narrow to carry the new data. People who develop tools said let's have more."

Wednesday, March 13, 2002

David Carter-Tod started a new weblog documenting his setting up of Frontier and Manila: manilaLogging.
Formz, by Macrobyte Resources, "is a suite of scripts for UserLand Frontier and Radio UserLand to simplify the creation, manipulation and rendering of HTML forms."
Greg Pierce's pySlice implements string and list slicing the same way it's done in Python.
Macrobyte Resources: AttSearchEngine is a Frontier and Radio tool for indexing and searching database object attributes.
Brent Simmons released a Frontier/Radio contextual menu plugin that allows one to run scripts from any app that supports contextual menus (such as the Finder, BBEdit, Eudora, and Internet Explorer).

Thursday, February 28, 2002

Eric Soroos has released a monumental Tool for Frontier and Radio developers, the Patch tool.

It's glue for the diff and patch tools on Mac OS X systems. If you don't use Mac OS X it calls a web service that groks diff and patch instead.