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Escale is a Newton Connection Utility for MacOS X featuring AddressBook synchronization, Package installation and use of Mac Keyboard to echo letters on the Newton. It can connect to a Newton via the serial line, AppleTalk and TCP/IP with RendezVous. Escale comes with the full source code of the Desktop Connection Library (DCL).


Mac OS X 10.2 or later, Newton OS 2.0 or later

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Paul M. Sheldon Member IconReview+0
Paul M. Sheldon

Under Tiger, contrary to my experience with Panther, Escale worked for applescript send of text to newton to my RouteParseSA4 and LMParserSA4 from my SimpleTextEditor#2.

Now, with Tiger, I need never be lost using Delorme Street Atlas USA export text going into my custom newton navigation program.

Built in ethernet, with appletalk on, thru farallon ethernet card.

I suspect endpoint obscurities with callbacks or layers of communication makes unconnecting difficult. This is real tough stuff to do. I can't, Steve Weyer did with newtscape.

Tiger renamed my computer the factory name (at least while I'm operating under Tiger), so I had to go look for it on the newton rather than use my name.

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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Amazing 2003 technology for your newton!

This program allows me to use OSX to install packages via wireless 802.11b using Apple's rendevous automatic configuration!

Sheesh, it works with Appletalk also. Uses Newton's built in dock module to connect to OSX based mac via serial/appletalk/ethernet/wireless

Also does a partial sync of OSX address book with Newt. This feature seems incomplete as of 1/20/04, but didn't screw anything up either!


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Version 1.0.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

It works. I'm stunned. I plugged my new (well, USED; new to me, anyway) MP2100 in via the little dongle thingy, and a keyspan serial to USB adapter, and connnected. And installed packages. Immediately. Thanks!

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Version 1.0.1
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Downloads 4,163
Version Downloads 2,498
Type Utilities / Backup
License Free
Date 04 May 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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