Apple Announces Availability of Comprehensive Mac OS Software Developer's Kit - 10/1994
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31Oct94-Mac OS SW Dev Kit Apple Announces Availability of Comprehensive Mac OS Software Developer's Kit CD-ROM Subscription Product Provides Affordable and Convenient Access to a Wide Range of Software and Programming Information Cupertino, California--October 31, 1994--Responding to developer requests, Apple Computer, Inc. today announced availability of a software developer's kit that combines most of its existing software developer's kits into one convenient--and very affordable--package. For U.S. $299, developers can purchase an annual subscription to the new Mac OS Software Developer's Kit (SDK), which is available on a CD-ROM and includes quarterly updates. Another important benefit of the Mac OS Software Developer's Kit is its streamlined approach to software licensing. Subscribers automatically will be able to redistribute certain system extension files and libraries with programs they develop that require these components. Previously, many developers would have had to secure additional licenses from Apple before shipping their product. According to Guerrino De Luca, vice president of AppleSoft marketing, "Apple recognizes the pressure developers have to keep overhead low and productivity high, and is committed to delivering quality products and services at competitive prices to relieve this pressure. The Mac OS SDK is only one example of this commitment, and follows recent decisions to increase the scope of our developer support services and reduce prices for our core development tools. We will continue to explore new ways to maximize the level of satisfaction for our valued Macintosh developers." With a subscription to the Mac OS Software Developer's Kit, developers will receive a disc each quarter that contains the most recent versions of almost all of Apple's system-software extensions, making it convenient to track these most recent extension releases and incorporate support for them into applications. In addition to the system-software extensions, the Mac OS SDK includes programming interfaces and libraries, sample code, and technical documentation. The software developer's kits in this collection were previously available individually for a total of approximately U.S. $2000. Sam Roberts, senior principal engineer of Farallon Computing, Inc., said, "Convenience is what I really like about the Mac OS SDK. I no longer have to be concerned about tracking down each new Mac OS system extension and related programming information--they arrive automatically on a single CD. This should help boost the productivity of all Macintosh programmers." Product Contents The initial release of Mac OS SDK includes SDKs for the following software extensions: Apple Guide MacODBC Apple Open Collaboration Environment (AOCE) MacOSI Connection Apple Remote Access MacSNMP Apple Remote Access Modem MacTCP Apple Shared Library Manager MacX.400 AppleScript MacX25 AppleSearch MIDI Management Tools AppleShare API Network Software Installer AppleTalk Wide Area Open Transport ColorSync PlainTalk Communications Toolbox QuickDraw GX Control Strip QuickTime Designing PCI Cards & Drivers Sound Manager File System Manager Telephone Manager Installer Thread Manager Macintosh Drag and Drop XTND Macintosh Easy Open Availability Members worldwide of Apple's Partners Program will receive one subscription to the Mac OS SDK without charge as one of the benefits of the program. For other developers, subscriptions to the Mac OS Software Developer's Kit are available immediately through APDA , Apple's source for development tools and related programming products. APDA publishes the APDA Tools Catalog which describes hundreds of Apple and third-party products. Developers should contact APDA using the following address or phone numbers. APDA Apple Computer, Inc. P.O. Box 319 Buffalo, NY 14207-0319 800-282-2732 (U.S.A.) 800-637-0029 (Canada) 716-871-6555 (International) 716-871-6511 (Fax) Apple Computer, Inc., a recognized pioneer and innovator in the information industry, creates powerful solutions based on easy-to-use personal computers, servers, peripherals, software, online services, and personal digital assistants. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) develops, manufactures, licenses and markets products, technologies and services for the business, education, consumer, scientific & engineering and government markets in over 140 countries. -30- Apple, the Apple logo, APDA, AppleShare, AppleTalk, ColorSync, Macintosh, MacOSI, MacTCP, MPW, PlainTalk and QuickTime are registered trademarks and AppleScript, AppleSearch, MacX.400, MacX.25, QuickDraw, Mac, and Sound Manager are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Additional company and product names may be trademarks of the individual companies and respectfully acknowledged.