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CommonGround Softworks Inc. Announces an OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) compatible public beta version of Qilan™ .

HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE – December 17, 2002 – CommonGround Softworks Inc. today is pleased to announce the availability of an OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) compatible version of Qilan (2.7b3) as a public beta release.

The Qilan 2.7b3 public beta is available for download as a free time limited trial. A nominal web based registration process will allow access to the file download area and generation of enablement keys.

This upgrade also adds the capability to access Microsoft Access database schema and data. Please review the 2.7b3 ReadMe notes for this configuration. We expect that the final version 2.7 will be released as a paid upgrade for existing Qilan users for $99 USD.

Qilan Overview:

Qilan provides a powerful tool for web developers seeking to overcome the limitations of existing products, who seek to integrate, migrate or scale upward from existing web projects. Web pages can be built using your favorite HTML authoring environment, then imported into Qilan. The Qilan graphic environment allows for complex web based projects without "coding". Web hosting providers wishing to harness the power of OS X can use Tenon Intersystems iTools 6.5 with Qilan to provide secure eCommerce and commercial quality content delivery.

Qilan allows web sites to communicate with single or multiple "backend" data sources. The Qilan graphic environment builds query and report logic that reside on the web server. This logic is applied across supported database vendor products. "Write one question and ask multiple databases".Queries can be sent to one or many databases over the Internet, and the results displayed on a single web page. Qilan driven web pages can perform updates, data transfers, and data synchronization between databases.

Supported databases:

* Filemaker Pro
* Frontbase
* Helix Server
* Informix
* MS Access

* MS SQL Server
* Openbase
* Oracle
* Paradox

The Qilan development environment is a native Mac OS X application. Database communication is multiplatform using JDBC. CommonGround Softworks Inc. develops software focused on Internet database connectivity for the Mac OS.

Qilan is a trademark of CommonGround Softworks Inc. Filemaker is a trademark of Filemaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. OpenBase is a trademark of OpenBase International Ltd. FrontBase™ is a trademark of FrontBase, Inc. Mac OS X is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contacts:
Philip McNamara
CommonGround Softworks Inc.

Stephen Caine
CommonGround Softworks Inc.

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