Rumpus Gets WFM Update With 3.0 Release

Maxum Development has released a new version of Rumpus, bringing it to version 3.0. Rumpus is an FTP server app designed for Web development. The latest version features numerous enhancements primarily the introduction of an improved Web File Manager. According to Maxum Development:

Maxum Development today announced the release of a major update to Rumpus, the premier FTP server for the Mac OS and OS X.

Rumpus 3.0 offers even better Mac OS X support, adds a host of new features, and includes a brand new, Web-based file management system.

The most popular FTP clients, especially among casual users, are Web browsers. Unfortunately, browsers almost universally feature limited, poorly implemented FTP capablities. Rumpus 3.0 resolves this long-standing problem with the Web File Manager (WFM), which provides classic FTP capabilities (file upload and download, folder listings, and other basic file management functions) using a standard HTTP interface.

While the Web File Manager is considered the biggest advance in the new 3.0 update, it is by no means the only new feature. Other enhancements include:

  • Improved OS X Support
  • Auto-Detection Of Hack Attempts
  • Better File Recognition And Handling
  • Simplified And Extended Administration

Many other updates have been made, including the addition of account history information for each FTP user, extended FTP support, better warning and error messages to simplify troubleshooting, interface updates to streamline administration, multi-file upload notices, and numerous bug fixes and performance tweaks.

You can find more information about the latest Rumpus release at the Maxum Development Web site. A Rumpus 3.0 is free for purchases made after Jan. 1st, 2001, while the full version is available for US$249.00.