Steve Weyer's Software Releases

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I've begun to experiment with a Zaurus Linux-based handheld that supports Java; although it doesn't currently have as many apps or loyal users, or as sophisticated an interface as the Newton, it does have some powerful new hardware, more developers, more cross-platform tools, and (I think) a promising future.


What's New:


Some of these also have versions in JavaScript/NewtonScript (for browser/Newt's Cape), or Java/Waba (for browser, Palm, WinCE, Newton);

Newt's Cape icon Newt's Cape 2.1e2/2.0r
1.x/2.x; web browse; create books with text, graphics, links, tables and forms from HTML documents via TCP (2.x: using Newton Internet Enabler (NIE)) or in your Notepad, Inbox, Newtworks or over a serial connection. (co-developed with Greg Simon) [shareware]
versions available to registered users in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian
in additon to support for .pkg and GIF built-in to Newt's Cape, there are some plugins/helperApps:
2.x; converts/displays .jpg, .jpeg image files
2.x; extracts files from .zip files, and converts/displays .bmp image files
2.x; displays Palm Pilot DOC text files and ImageViewer graphics
2.x; plays audio files(.wav,.aiff,.au) via SimpleMail audio extensions
2.x; plays/saves MOD format music files for use with ModPlayer
HTMList 1.0k-2
2.x; HTML list authoring tool using Notes outlines, converts Notes/Newtworks docs to HTML, saves books to HTML or Newtworks; add "text routing" to regular and help books, e.g., Beam, Mail, Speak (former RouteBook functionality).
WabaTester 1.0o
2.x; runs Java(Waba) applets
noted here mainly for coolness/completeness -- it's more practical to install/run a prebuilt Newton .pkg
however, if you have the WabaVM, and waba and wextra libraries installed, if the app uses the Waba subset of Java, and its .jar file is uncompressed, it is possible to run applets directly from web (e.g., Worm or any of my apps)
other known helperApps
Hemlock, xWord Buddy, Sloup, Crypto, Life, QuickFigure Works, Deep Green
newtVNC icon newtVNC 3.3a9
2.1; display the screen of another system over a network, point and enter text [freeware]
Virtual Network Computing
use your Newton to view & control a remote system
view & control your Newton from a remote system
viewer UI
connected to Windows PC
Newton server from WinVNC
Newt icon Newt 3.4
1.x/2.x; an environment for developing applications using NewtonScript and saving as packages directly on your Newton [shareware]
there are two NewtonScript language tutorials available:
NewtATut icon NewtATut 1.6
1.x/2.x; Newt application tutorial shows how you can develop a simple application in NewtonScript directly on your Newton using Newt (interactive book created with Newt's Cape) [freeware]
browser (screenshots) version
NewtTurT icon NewtTurT 1.6
1.x/2.x; Newt turtle tutorial show how you can use turtle graphics and Logo-style programming on your Newton using Newt (interactive book created with Newt's Cape) [freeware]
browser (screenshots) version
Waba/Java (browser,Palm,WinCE,Newton) version
simple (JavaScript, NewtonScript) expression evaluation
Sloup icon Sloup 2.1/2.2e2
1.x/2.x; utility for transferring tab-delimited data or text documents(Notes,outlines,checklists,Newtworks) between desktop files and Newton "soups" (object-oriented databases); it directs keyboard input to fields, and prints values and errors to desktop "inspector" window. [freeware].
Life icon Life 1.5
1.x/2.x; mathematical game/simulation (application created with NewtDevEnv, includes source; help book created with Newt's Cape) [freeware]
browser (JavaScript) version
Waba/Java (browser,Palm,WinCE,Newton) versions
PFB icon PicoFermiBagels 1.4
1.x/2.x; number guessing game (application created with NewtDevEnv, includes source; help book with Newt's Cape) [freeware]
browser (JavaScript/NewtonScript) version
Waba/Java (browser,Palm,WinCE,Newton) versions
Crypto icon Crypto 1.1
2.x; for solving cryptogram/cipher puzzles [freeware]
Waba/Java (browser,Palm,WinCE,Newton) versions
PkgInfo 1.0g
2.x; displays info about installed packages [freeware]
Newt's Cape version
Mac; small drag&drop Mac application to fix the type/creator for .pkg files [freeware]
Hanoi icon Tower of Hanoi 1.1 puzzle
1.x/2.x; move disks from one stack to another, or just watch the Newton solve it for you (application created with NewtDevEnv, help book created with Newt's Cape) [freeware]
browser (JavaScript) version
Waba/Java (browser,Palm,WinCE,Newton) versions)
Ellie's Count Down 1.0
2.x; find out how long it is until your next birthday, year 2000, or "End of the World" (application created with NewtDevEnv, help book created with Newt's Cape) [freeware]
browser (JavaScript/NewtonScript) version
Waba/Java (browser,Palm,WinCE,Newton) versions
Sproing icon Sproing 1.0
1.x/2.x; Sproing allows you to experiment with a bouncing spring by varying frequency, amplitude, damping, mass, spring constant. (application created with NewtDevEnv, help book created with Newt's Cape) [freeware]
Waba/Java (browser,Palm,WinCE,Newton) versions
GeoCnstr icon Geometry Construction Set 1.0
1.x/2.x; draw lines, circles, triangles; get information about perimeter, area; bisect lines and angles, inscribe/circumscribe circles, etc. (application created with NewtDevEnv, help book created with Newt's Cape) [freeware]
Mines Waba only
Jumble Waba only
Dont Ask 1.1
1.x; turn off/on the "Do you want to add" keyboard prompt (extension created with NewtDevEnv, with source) [shareware]
BitSound 1.4
1.x/2.x; display pictures/play sounds from ROM or soups (application created with NewtDevEnv) [freeware]
HelpURL 1.0
NTK source code to create an about box that contain active URLs, and a dynamic help book from HTML [freeware]

Note about Files

Let me know if you find any URLs that don't work (on this or my other pages) or you have suggestions for other information or URLs I should include. Most files are available as ascii Binhexed, Stuffit (sit.hqx) and binary Zip (.zip), via http and ftp; some .pkg files are available via http. For downloading large files via web browser, you may want to set your preference to Save (rather than View) the file. Site and format info:

Bug Reporting

In the unlikely event that you encounter a problem with one of my packages ;-), to help me locate/understand/explain/fix it more quickly, I would appreciate the following information:

Note: you might also check first if this is a known problem reported on that package's page or fixed in a newer version/beta.


Current (2/27/02) prices are:

If someone sells you his/her registered copy of NewtDevEnv or Newt's Cape, there is a $10 upgrade fee to cover administrative/support costs. For students, if you don't use a .edu address, I'll ask you to confirm status.

Note: if you're registering for Newt's Cape, it's fine to register for version "1.5" -- the upgrade to 2.0/2.1 is free.

If you don't hear from me a few days after registering, there's a possibility that I'm travelling -- check this web page for news about prolonged absences. If you haven't received a confirmation email from me after a few days, it's possible that you may have entered an incorrect email address -- contact me to see if I've received it but couldn't contact you either...


product(s) type price buy it!
Newt's Cape regular $20
Newt's Cape student $10
Newt's Cape upgrade $10
NewtDevEnv & Newt's Cape bundle $40
NewtDevEnv regular $25
NewtDevEnv student $10
NewtDevEnv upgrade $10

Other Useful/Interesting Newton Info, Sites


2001 Newtie Award: Newtonian of the Year
PDA Central 5 Cow Rating for Newt's Cape

Last Updated: 31-Jul-2012

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