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CommonGround Softworks Inc. Announces Qilan™ version 2.8.

HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE – November 13, 2003 – CommonGround Softworks Inc. today is pleased to announce the availability of an OS X 10.3 (Panther) compatible version of the Qilan database tool.

This upgrade adds several new features. a database adapter for SyBase (versions 5.x and higher), an abacus operator that provides access to over 35 mathematical functions, and the QHTTP tag which can be used to manipulate pages, vary content, or download and open data with native applications as well as a variety of other uses.

Qilan 2.8 is available for a free time limited trial download. A web based process will allow access to the file download area and generation of trial enablement keys. The Qilan 2.8 upgrade pricing is $49 for existing version 2.7 users. Full pricing information is available on our website. Educational discounts are available.

Qilan Overview:

Qilan provides a specific, focused and powerful tool for database and web developers seeking to overcome the limitations of existing products, who seek to integrate, migrate or scale upward from existing projects. Qilan communicates between single or multiple databases. It is also a database development environment allowing both schema and data access. Please refer to our supported database web page for specific feature support. Certainly there are other commercial and open source tools available, but we feel that the Qilan graphic user interface and tools save significant time. Web pages can be built using your favorite HTML authoring environment, then imported into Qilan. The Qilan graphic environment allows these pages to be manipulated and put into production quickly for complex web based projects without "coding".

Qilan enables 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. Qilan is an ideal tool to build secure eCommerce and commercial quality data-driven web sites.

Supported databases:

* Filemaker Pro
* Frontbase
* Helix Server
* Informix
* MS Access
* MS SQL Server
* Openbase
* Oracle
* Paradox
* Sybase

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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