Taking 32bit for VantageBy Chris Williams. Published: 23rd Oct 2002, 13:52:29 | Permalink | Printable
See what we did there? We swapped 'granted' for Cerilica's 'Vantage'. See that? When you think graphic design, Cerilica would like you to immediately think "Vantage", that's their extensive and expensive art and design package which drobe.co.uk kindly reviewed last year. Cerilica have in recent times faced a lot of strong competition in the graphic design arena from MW-Software releasing updates and plugins for old skool vector graphics application Artworks.
So what have Cerilica been up to recently to further and sustain Vantage's market stronghold? Save your breath, we have the answer. As first cut'n'pasted, (sorry reported) on mylinux, Cerilica are gleefully riding the 32bit hype annoucing that not only do they have new features and bug fixes up their sleeves, they also intend to get Vantage 32bit compatible.
"Cerilica can finally reveal it has been working hard on a 32bit full upgrade version of its leading design and publishing software — Cerilica Vantage", announces today's Cerilica news page. "This will allow Vantage to take advantage of the extra processing power offered by the next-generation ARM-based 32 bit-only RISC processors.
"A two stage upgrade path is now being planned which will finally release key features already working in development versions and allow users an option to gain further new features. Bug fixes have also been a priority as well as fixes specifically targeted towards OS variations."
Release dates are yet to be confirmed however but we'll let you know when Cerilica announce them. As well as their Vantage news, Cerilica's Insignia, one of this editor's favourite graphics applications, is going to enjoy some cool updates including drawfile rendering, GIF export support and new After Effects. We know you'll be just dying to pester Cerilica with all your questions and what better place to do it than at the upcoming RISC OS South East show.
"Cerilica will proudly be attending the forthcoming RISC OS South East show on the 2nd November held at Guildford near London", the news site confirms, adding this gem of commentary: "This show is set to present many exiting new products from a range of manufacturers for the first time including exciting new hardware developments."
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