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In May last year my dear wife
Shanti passed away.
Thanks to her foresight, I've been able to retire from writing shareware
and concentrate on looking after our daughter Janaki.
I plan to continue writing software in my spare time, but it's likely
to be free and cross-platform
The last year has been a lot of fun.
Apple's decision to move to Intel was the final spur that persuaded me
to dump my old development system (p1 Modula-2 under MPW) and re-tool.
I decided I wanted to use open source tools as much as possible,
and to write software for all the major platforms.
So for the last year I've been delving into the mysteries of
C++, gcc, Makefiles, CVS,
I've been learning all this stuff by helping to write
I also lashed out and bought myself a MacBook Pro. An Intel Mac with
is a fantastic environment for cross-platform development.
In a few seconds I can switch from Mac OS X to Windows XP to Debian Linux.
It's just so nice to be able to build, run and test different versions
of a cross-platform app all on the one machine.
Released version 4.4 of LifeLab.
This is the last version that runs on OS 8/9.
Freeverse have released version 1.0 of
a fast and frantic game of word making and word taking.
Released version 4.3 of LifeLab
which fixes a nasty bug on Panther.
The Mac versions of
now available from Apple stores and other retail outlets.
Look for this box:
The Mac versions of
now be played over the Internet or a local network.
If you'd like a game, look out for me when you connect to GameSmith
(my account name is Andy).
Fixed a couple of problems with OzTeX on Panther.
See the Panther-related questions in the OzTeX FAQ.
Released version 4.0 of LifeLab.
Carbonized for OS X, plus lots of new features.
Visit the new LifeLab Gallery.
Thanks to Enzo Borri there is now an Italian word list (with 91,000 words)
available to registered Anagrams users on request.
For the last few months I've been busy Carbonizing my Mac apps
so they'll run natively on OS X.
Freeverse recently announced the new versions of
Released version 1.0 of Alchemy.
Major overhaul of web site (switched to sans serif font, added a contents box
to each page, created new pages for news, links, download and purchase info).
Please let me know if you see any problems in your browser.
Version 0.0 of Janaki arrived!
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Released version 4.0 of OzTeX
and the first version of the OzTeX CD.