Re: NTLK Photoshow and XPort

From: Gary Moody (
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 18:33:35 EST

Hi Khaled,

Okay, let's back the truck up here for a second. Dan Rowley, who is an
active member of this group, *never* promised a timeline on XPort 3.0, or
even if it would be released. He said that if he could squeeze it in, he

He has publically asked for help on the project because he would like it
produced as much as anyone else with few, if any, helpful volunteers.

I'm an XPort 2.0 user, and I *love* it for what it does. I would like 3.0
to be released too. But, Dan must make a living and Newton programming has
become a hobby for everyone...there are no huge profits in it for anyone.

So, to reiterate, if anyone can or wants to help with this killer project,
this was Dan's email in May:

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Dan Rowley" <>
Subject: Ntlk Programmers - collaboration?
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 10:46:30 -0700

For any Newton programmers still lurking on the list...

It's becoming increasingly clear to me that my schedule is not going to
permit me the time I need to finish X-Port 3.0 any time soon -- not, at
least, if I have to do it all myself. Are there any Newton programmers out
there interested in a collaborative effort? I'm envisioning a joint
development effort, starting with my code as a base, and employing some kind
of revenue sharing/royalty scheme for the collaborator(s). I need one or
more experienced programmers with experience on one or more of the supported
platforms (Newton, Macintosh, Windows). Any takers? Serious inquiries
only, please, to

To answer what I imagine will be one of the first questions to come up,
there are various hairy licensing issues that prevent me from doing any kind
of public open source project. All development will have to take place
privately under NDA.

Dan Rowley
Innovative Computer Solutions
Developers of fine software for Newton, Windows CE, Palm Computing Platform,
Windows, and MacOS

----Original Message Follows---- From: "Khaled Tewfik" <> To: Post to NTLK <> Subject: Re: NTLK Photoshow and XPort Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 01:47:18 +0300

<snip> I was disappointed, however, with Xport developer who did not keep his word for Xport 3.0 even though the Newton Community had passed his Xport challenge and expressed commitment for supporting Xport 2 :( <snip>

Khaled Tewfik, Saudi Arabia

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