[9:00 AM] Y2K App Checker Updated With Maintenance Release
Blue Line Studios has updated the millennium software compatibility utility, Y2K App Checker, to version 1.0.4. The new version includes minor interface enhancements. Y2K App Checker compares software installed on a particular system against a database of know compatible and incompatible application, and produces a report. According to Blue Line Studios:
Y2K App Checker checks your installed software according to the database from Macnologist.com, the currently most complete resource available regarding applications with Y2K issues. If Y2K App Checker finds any programs on any mounted volume that have a known year 2000 incompatibility, it lists the programs' names, their specific problems, and the recommended solutions.
"The development and testing took us much longer than we originally anticipated," Dan C. Kueng, president of Blue Line Studios said, "but now we have to offer quite a useful tool for the Mac community."
"While it is widely known that the Mac hardware and operating systems are safe," Richard Barron, president of Macnologist.com, explained, "many people don't think about their applications as having problems with internal date handling. Macnologist.com has been compiling information on the not-so-compliant Mac applications in order to help spread the word about checking your Mac for compliance--and hopefully avoiding any embarrassing situations without Y2K ready machines come January first. We see this venture with Blue Line Studios as another large step in spreading the word about Mac Y2K issues before they turn into problems."
Blue Line Studios is providing Y2K App Checker to the Mac community for free. You can find more information at the Blue Line Studios web site.