Re: Mac beta release?

Bill Ryan (bryan@wpine.com)
Sun, 11 Feb 1996 18:42:54 -0800


Hi all,

The White Pine Enhanced CU-SeeMe for the Macintosh is approaching beta,
please be patient.

As I have stated previously, we are a crossplatform company as is evident
from our product line (see http://www.wpine.com).

The Windows version required much work to bring it upto the Macintosh
version and then some to add enhanced capabilities. We are aware of the
potential Windows marketplace and thus the Windows version was given a
"slight" priority. The Macintosh version lags by ~3-4 weeks.

I hope this information helps in some way :)

Bill

>>White Pine certainly is promoting the new beta release of CU-SeeMe for
>Windows and downplaying the availability of CU-SeeMe for the Macintosh -
>the only mention of the existence of the Macintosh version is a
>one-sentence link at the bottom of White Pine's home page. This is
>ironic, in view of the fact that CU-SeeMe was originally developed for
>>the Macintosh environment.
>
> Sue - I totally agree. I use macs and have found the cornell version
>.83b3 to be really good - great sound and picture. However, I was saddened
>to see that there is no beta white pine release at the moment - especially
>after previously seeing that there would be a release in COLOUR!!! Colour,
>now this WOULD be good! However my excitement was soon quelled - oh well.
>Maybe all us mac users should write to white pine about this.
>
> One of the reasons I was so excited to see a colour version was that I
>thought it would slow the transmission rates down too much - after all, all
>that much extra info for colour e.t.c. How much slower is this colour
>version, or is it so much more efficient in terms of compression e.t.c.
>that there's not much difference at all?
>
> ...dreaming of a mac colour release.......

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Bill Ryan (bryan@wpine.com) "Keeping You Connected"
Principal Software Engineer "CU-SeeMe Master Licensee"
White Pine Software, Inc. http://www.wpine.com
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