Jacob Palme
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Professor of computer science. Special interest in human-to-human communication using computer. Main handler of the http://web4healh.info medical information system.

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Jpalme reviewed on 01 Sep 2010
I downloaded amd installed the software, opened the terminal window, and gave the command "applejack auto" and pushed the return key.

Then I got the error message "-bash: applejack: command not found". This is not very userfriendly. After looking more in the manual, I tried the command cd /private/var/root/Library/Scripts/ and got the error message

-bash: cd: /private/var/root/Library/Scripts/: Permission denied

Now I give up. All I want is for Adobe Acrobat Printer to work.
And someone told me I should run Appljeck. But it does not work for me. Probably because of lack of knowledge of unix, but one should be able to use a Macintosh Computer without seeing any unix command. That is th whole idea. I give up!
[Version 1.6]


Jpalme reviewed on 02 Dec 2009
REALBasic is a general purpose programming language.


+ Available for Macintosh, Windows and Linxu including cross-compilers between hosts.

+ Has everything you need, and more. For example, I needed to write software to communicate with the Internet, using HTTP. This is rather difficult to get right, since HTTP allows partially downloaded documents to be usable before everything has arrived. I first tried to write this from scratch, and did not get it working. Then I noted that a HTTP package was already available in REALBasic, and got my program running at no time. This is just one example of what is available when you need it.

+ Good on-line debugger.

+ Easy to get new applications running.

+ A compiler, compiling into source code, not only an interpreter like many other modern programming languages. This makes code efficient for complex, time-onsuming applications.

+ Full built-in support for the Unicode character set. My advise for new applications is to use Unicode only, If you get input data in other character sets, thn convert into Unicode as soon as you get it. If you really need other character set, support is available for many other character sets, like ISO Latin 1.

+ Good built-in support for databases using SQLite or other data base systems.

+ Good support for building simple user interfaces, including text editing in text boxes. You can build a new simple text editor in an hour or less.


+Text string handling somewhat inefficient because you cannot modify text strings without copying them.

+ I lack a set of very simple program templates, like "copy text file, modify it, output as a new text file" or "Copy all files in a folder and produces modified versions in a new folder".
[Version 2009.5.0.0]

jpalme commented on 29 Oct 2007
I still have problems with Interarchy forcing me to type a password every time I access a certain remote site. I have communicated a number of times with the Interarchy developers about this, and followed their advice, but the problem persists. If I had not been for this problem, I would give highest score for Interarchy as a super FTP program.
[Version 8.5.4]


jpalme reviewed on 18 Sep 2007
First Class has a very nice user interface. In particular, the possibillity to arrange your conferences on a desktop is very useful.

The main drawbacks is the incompetent e-mail interface. It does a lot of things wrong: (1) Changes the message-id when incoming messages are sent out again (2) Conveys information about what is a quote from a previous message in incorrect ways (2) Cannot handle HTML-formatted messages correctly (4) In general munges the message header of incoming mail when sent out to e-mail again.
[Version 9.022]

jpalme commented on 26 Jan 2007
Question: Does CodeCleaner change all uses of variable names to the format used in their declaration, i.e. will it change

Dim MyVariable as Integer
myvariable = 1


Dim MyVariable as Integer
MyVariable = 1
[Version 1.6.5]


jpalme reviewed on 11 Dec 2006
Excellent in almost every respect. Especially the feature to copy secret fields without ever showing them on the screen is awesome.

New releases tend to come maybe a little too often.

Only one problem: It claims that I have two secret books, even though I only have one, and this makes opening of the right book a little too timeconsuming.
[Version 3.0]

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