October 30, 2000. Innovative Interfaces, a leader in library technology, announced that it has installed its Web- and Java-based Millennium library automation system on the Public Beta release of Mac OS X.
Innovative is closely following the development of Mac OS X, a completely new implementation of the Macintosh operating system that includes full support of the Java 2 Platform. Mac OS X has been released in Public Beta, and Innovative is participating as a developer in testing the new product with its Millennium system. General release for Mac OS X is expected in early 2001.
Doug Randall, Innovative's Technology Product Manager, said, "Innovative is committed to offering our partner libraries a choice of operating systems. We're pleased to see the first public appearance of the new Mac environment that includes the full Java support Apple had announced within the developer community. Millennium is operating smoothly on an iMac in our office running the Mac OS X Public Beta version. Beta-testing at customer sites will soon be underway, and Innovative looks forward to providing Macintosh support to our partner libraries, in addition to existing desktop support for Windows and Linux."
Innovative's multi-platform options are available because Millennium is developed in Java rather than in Windows. Running Millennium on a Macintosh is a satisfying validation of Java's success in achieving platform independence and reinforces Innovative's position as the industry leader.