Advenio News


Welcome to Advenio News, a blog that lets users of products released by Advenio, a small, independent Mac software developer, know what's happening at the company, including coverage of MacGourmet and SQLGrinder.


Tuesday, February 28, 2006

SQLGrinder 2 Beta 11 now available


The 11th beta version of SQLGrinder 2, the completely-rewritten version of our database development tool, was posted today.

This release resolves various issues, and is now a Universal Binary, which will work on both PowerPC and the new Intel Macs.

Please see the release notes page for the full list of changes.

SQLGrinder is quickly approaching release candidate status. Please make sure that you report any remaining issues, problems, crashes, etc. so that they can be fixed.

Also, just a reminder that beta builds are full debug builds and aren't optimized for speed, size, etc. yet, and carry the usual "use at your own risk" warnings.

SQLGrinder Beta 11 can be downloaded here.

Finally, you can subscribe to the release notes page, which now has an RSS feed, to stay up-to-date on what's changed and what known issues there might be.
Pricing and availability for SQLGrinder 2

Pricing for the new version has been set at $59. During the beta period however, SQLGrinder 2 can be purchased for the current price of $49.95 with purchasers receiving a free upgrade to the final version once available. Owners of the current version can purchase an upgrade for only $19 by sending their current registration information to upgrades@sqlgrinder.com. Beta coupons will be sent out to users near the end of the beta.

SQLGrinder 2 for Mac OS X is currently available for a limited time as an unlimited beta version.

The beta of SQLGrinder 2 can be downloaded from the Advenio web site at: http://www.advenio.com/sqlgrinder/download.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Looking for MacGourmet Universal Binary Testers


A version of MacGourmet that runs on both "older" PowerPC Macs and the new Intel-based Macs is almost ready for testing. I'd like to have other people try it out before it's officially released though, to make there aren't any remaining issues.

To be a tester, please use the "Send Feedback" menu item in the Help menu of MacGourmet to send a message to support. I'm looking for people with the new Intel Macs, but people with PowerPC Macs would be useful too. It'd also be great if I could find some Mac OS X 10.3.9 (Panther) users as well.

As with any test software, make sure that you backup your database before trying it out. I don't forsee any problems, but it's always better to be safe than to be sorry.

Friday, February 10, 2006

MacGourmet 1.1.9 Now Available


MacGourmet 1.1.9, a maintenance release, is now available. This update prevents a rare case where an update can change more than one item. Because of this, 1.1.9 is recommended for all users.

This free update is available from the MacGourmet download page.

As always, you can find a full list of the changes here.

Just a quick future update: Development on version 2, the next major update continues. Though the current version of MacGourmet runs fine under Rosetta on the new Intel Macs, the next release of MacGourmet, 1.2, will be a universal binary. Stay tuned.

SQLGrinder 2 Beta 10 Now Available


The 10th beta version of SQLGrinder 2, the completely-rewritten version of our database development tool, was posted today.

This release resolves various issues, and includes support for the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 JDBC driver.

Please see the release notes page for the full list of changes.

SQLGrinder is quickly approaching release candidate status. Please make sure that you report any remaining issues, problems, crashes, etc. so that they can be fixed.

The first version of the new User Guide is now complete and included in this release. You can find it in the Help menu.

Finally, the SQLGrinder AppleScript Dev Kit is now available from the download page. Included are AppleScript examples and source, Automator actions and their source code, and a sample AppleScript Studio XCode project.

Also, just a reminder that beta builds are full debug builds and aren't optimized for speed, size, etc. yet, and carry the usual "use at your own risk" warnings.

SQLGrinder Beta 10 can be downloaded here.

Finally, you can subscribe to the release notes page, which now has an RSS feed, to stay up-to-date on what's changed and what known issues there might be.
Pricing and availability for SQLGrinder 2

Pricing for the new version has been set at $59. During the beta period however, SQLGrinder 2 can be purchased for the current price of $49.95 with purchasers receiving a free upgrade to the final version once available. Owners of the current version can purchase an upgrade for only $19 by sending their current registration information to upgrades@sqlgrinder.com. Beta coupons will be sent out to users near the end of the beta.

SQLGrinder 2 for Mac OS X is currently available for a limited time as an unlimited beta version.

The beta of SQLGrinder 2 can be downloaded from the Advenio web site at: http://www.advenio.com/sqlgrinder/download.




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