Macrobyte Resources have released the first public version of Conversant 1.0b1. Conversant is a Web development platform designed for groupware applications. The app ships with several features including membership management and a customizable database. According to Macrobyte:
After three years of development, Macrobyte Resources is pleased to announce the release of Conversant 1.0b1.
Conversant is a flexible Web application development platform, with emphasis on groupware applications such as Intranets, project work groups and collaborative learning environments. It provides exceptional integration of Web, email, and even news-based (NNTP) collaboration.
Features of the standard version of Conversant include:
- membership management
- discussion groups
- news sites and Weblogs
- a flexible search engine
- database customization
- Conversant can also be easily enhanced and customized by both developers and site managers
You can find more information about the Conversant release at the Macrobyte Web site. Conversant 1.0b1 is a free advanced developers release that expires on June 2, 2002.