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Commercial; $495

Current Version: 2.0.9 (November 8, 2004)

Purity Software, Inc. produces a range of web server related products, most notably the WebSiphon high-performance multi-threaded Web application server for "Classic" Mac OS, which works in the form of an ACGI application or W*API Plug-in. Version 2.0.9 adds/changes the following:

  • The Kingfisher add-on library from Flaming LogoWare is now part of the standard WebSiphon 2 distribution package, enabling direct access to MySQL data servers using SiphonScript. The user guide has also been updated to include the 31 new functions introduced through Kingfisher's implementation of the MySQL API.
  • Files found in the WebSiphon Data's Startup, Shutdown, and Libraries folders whose name begins with a '.' are ignored. This avoids attempts to execute Mac OS X Finder .DS_Store files, amongst other gremlins that should not be served.
  • Fixed bug which caused the built-in variable 'server_port' to contain an empty value using the W*API plug-in runtime.
  • Fixed bug where ulSaveFile() was returning a file path shortened by one directory level.
  • The 'EnableLogging' configuration setting in WebSiphon's preferences now opens/closes the console log file immediately when toggled. One can now effectively rotate the main log file using a SiphonScript.
  • Fixed problem where passing 'null' as a parameter value to HTTPost() could cause a crash.
  • FTPDeleteFile() is now included in the NetworkLib FTP function suite (the function was previously documented in the user guide, but missing from actual package).
  • Fixed major problem where copying a folder into itself could result in a system crash and/or potential file system corruption, depending on the recursive nature of the bug.
  • Updated install section and function index in the user guide.

Also See . . .

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Also, if you have an older Mac, be sure to check out the "Classic" applications page for more options.

Finally, take a look at ALEMIA if you think you know that name of an application, but aren't quite sure.

Of Note . . .

No, I don't accept reviews anymore for these older applications. With the creation of this page in the Orchard's late 2005 redesign, I only accept reviews for currently-developed applications that work on Mac OS X (or later....whatever that might be!!).