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Big updates underway.
NĀFA (Rixstep) -- Over the next two weeks Rixstep's ACP will undergo a complete rebuild. The first phase of the makeover with nearly 60 Cocoa applications and another 30+ command line tools is being sent out this evening; after further testing the second phase builds with another battery of enhancements will be sent mid month March.
Generally builds are tweaked from two or three to several kilobytes per binary and projects are double checked for snag free compiles and removal of deprecated APIs. Several applications being tested with the 'second phase' code are noticeably faster.
The focus of the ACP remains on the space age file manager Xfile and accompanying programs in the Xfile System. After all these years Xfile is still the only file manager for OS X capable of handling your entire file system, showing you data no other program comes close to. It's also the only file manager built correctly for the job. It's not slow, it's not limited - bang it's just there. It seamlessly handles all possible file systems including fdesc, HFS+, HFSX, UFS, <volfs>, and ZFS.
And it's the only file manager capable of detailing all file information available on OS X - and offering full editing capabilities for all these system features.
Put that together with Xscan, Xshelf, GDE, and all the other power tools in the ACP and you have something you can't get anywhere else.
The 'mini ACP' package Xfile will be updated sometime after mid month.
Rixstep are a constellation of programmers and administrators concentrating on Objective-C/NeXTSTEP/OpenStep/Cocoa software engineering. Their 'ACP' (AppleCore Project) has won considerable acclaim, in particular their file manager Xfile and their GUI version of the Unix command line CLIX. They also provide a series of free topical newsletters on security and industry events and offer online courses in Unix and Cocoa programming.
Credentials include programming consulting and training assignments for British Aerospace, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, SAAB Defence Systems, IBM, Microsoft, the British Broadcasting Corporation, Barclays Bank, and Sony/Ericsson.
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