X-Ample touts 32bit ImpressionBy Chris Williams. Published: 4th Oct 2003, 13:04:57 | Permalink | Printable
Welcome home Impression, all is forgivenComputer Concept's legendary Impression DTP package has been picked up and dusted off this week by X-Ample Technology. X-Ample tell us that they've accquired the source code to the popular DTP application and have promised to make the 26 bit version avaliable to users while a 32 bit compatible version is worked on.
X-Ample says we'll hear more on the 32 bit front in a few months time, exact pricings and upgrade paths are to be decided. Also, if you want any bugs fixed, feel free to drop them an email with details of your fault findings.
"All existing version of Impression, such as Style, Publisher and Publisher Plus, will be replaced by a single new version: Impression-X and will contain all features of Impression Publisher Plus", X-Ample explain in their announcement.
"As we now have access to the Impression sources, we are not only able to convert the package to 32-bit, but also to fix some bugs and add new features. Initial work will concentrate on the 32-bit conversion and the fixing of some long standing bugs, but new features will be added soon thereafter."
X-Ample's ambition to improve Impression as well as 32 bitting it will be very much welcomed by the userbase, we suspect. We hate to see old programs resurrected with no more than a re-printed manual and a minimal website. Critically, Impression has always been one of the platform's killer apps and part of the small clique of software that's kept people using RISC OS. Could good old, faithful Impression running on a keen XScale machine persuade users to stick around?
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