GoLive Update Offers Speed & Bug Fixes -- Adobe has released an update to GoLive 4.0, adding performance improvements and bug fixes to the powerful Web creation tool. GoLive 4.0.1, in addition to feeling speedier overall, fixes crashes caused by a font corruption problem with Mac OS 8.6 (see "Font Manager Update 1.0" in TidBITS-491) and fixes a crash associated with using GoLive's PDF module, among several other repairs. If you've previously run Apple's Font Manager Update on your copy of GoLive 4.0, we recommend reinstalling a fresh copy of GoLive before applying the 4.0.1 update to prevent crashing the updater. The 4.0.1 update is a hefty 10 MB download and is free for registered owners of GoLive 4.0. [JLC]
QuickTime 4.0.3 Update Tweaks Streaming Performance -- Apple has updated QuickTime to version 4.0.3, adding new content provider links to the QuickTime Player's Favorites drawer and fixing a handful of bugs. The maintenance update improves audio and video synchronization in live streaming events, fixes a rare crashing bug while receiving streaming content, includes QuickTime for Java 3.0.1, and resolves a problem between QuickTime VR and the Grolier Encyclopedia. If you've already installed QuickTime 4, running the QuickTime Updater program will cause it to connect to Apple's servers and download the updated components. Otherwise, you can download the 380K QuickTime installer. [JLC]
Feedback on TidBITS Size Change -- We've long had a self-imposed limit of 30,000 characters in each issue of TidBITS. In the interests of editing articles to improve their content, rather than to reduce their size, we're considering eliminating our strict size limit. Instead, we would have an issue size goal of 30,000 characters; if an issue was several thousand characters longer, we'd edit only as much as we felt necessary to present the best possible articles. We think this will improve our content by eliminating some last minute editing mistakes, plus remove an unnecessary task from our work each week.
However, every change has a downside. The 30,000 character limit kept issues small enough to fit through old email gateways and to display in old email programs. Most modern programs can now handle large messages, but we want to judge the potential impact of this change before making it. Some people undoubtedly still use older software; the question is, how many of these programs are still in place and how heavily are they used? If you would be affected by this change or have an opinion about it, please post to the TidBITS Talk thread on the topic. [ACE]