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                         VERSION UPDATE

 The  fourth  occurrence of this relatively  new  regular  column
here:  A  summary  of  all current version  numbers  of  specific
utility  programs,  as available to the knowledge of the ST  NEWS
editorial staff at the time of this issue being released.
 It  has  to be noted that the following list  is  compiled  with
knowledge  owned by the aforementioned staff,  and may  therefore
indeed  not  be  very up-to-date as our scope  of  view  is  only
limited.  We have not based this list on rumours,  and  therefore
the version number listed is that of the latest version  actually
seen by us or any of our direct acquaintances.
 Versions  rumoured  to  exist  will,   if  any,   be   mentioned
additionally between round brackets ("-" means "specific  version
number  not  known,   however"  -  we  would  surely   appreciate
information concerning these in that case).
 A version number between square brackets signifies a version  in
development,  if  known.  An  asterisk (*) before the  name  will
indicate that the entry has changed since the 'versions'  article
in the previous issue of ST NEWS, or that it was added since.
 But let's cut the bullshit.

 TITLE                           PRG/ACC          VERSION
 1ST MAIL                        P                3.06
 1ST WORD PLUS                   P                3.20TT
 1ST XTRA                        P                1.03
 ACOPY                           P                1.3A
*AMC GDOS                        P                3.21
*ANTIDOTE                        P                1.9
*ARC                             P                6.02ST
*ARCGSH                          P                4.1
 AT SPEED SYSTEM DISK            P/A              2.5
 AUTOMATION COMPACTOR            P                2.51R
*BACKGROUND MUSIC UTILITY        A                2.0 [2.1]
*BITTE EIN BIT                   P                3.7
 CALAMUS                         P                1.09
*CARDFILE                        P                4.03
*CBHD (CLAUS BROD HD DRIVER)     P                4.28 [-]
*CBHD CONF (DRIVER CONFIG)       P/A              4.07 [-]
 CHAMELEON                       A                1.19 [2.00]
 CHEETAH                         P                3.00
 CREATOR                         P                1.1
 CUBASE                          P                2.01
*DATA LIGHT                      P                2.12
 DBMAN                           P                5.10
*DC DATA DIET                    P                1.0a
 DC EXTRACT PLUS                 P                2.06
 DC SELF EXTRACTING ARCHIVE      P                2.0
*DC SQUISH                       P                1.4c
 DEGAS ELITE                     P                1.1
*DIAMOND EDGE                    P                1.00 [-]
 DICMERGE (1ST WORD PLUS TOOL)   P                2.10
*DUPLICATOR                      P                1.2
 ED-HAK                          P/A              2.37
 FAST FILEMOVER                  P/A              1.41
 FCOPY                           P/A              III - 5.2.1990
 FCOPY PRO                       P/A              1.0
 FIRE PACK                       P                2.01
 FORM DO IT!                     P                1.2e
 GFA ASSEMBLER                   P                1.5
 GFA BASIC                       P                3.6TT [4.0]
 GFA BASIC COMPILER              P                3.50 [4.0]
 GFA BASIC LINKER                P                3.02 [4.0]
*GEN ST (DEVPAC)                 P                3.01
*GUI 4 GFA (PREV. FRONT END)     P                1.1a
 HANDY                           A                1.3
*HD INSTALL (ATARI UTILITY)      P                5.00
*HDX (ATARI UTILITY)             P                5.01
 HOTWIRE                         P                3.0
*HYPERFORMAT                     P                3.29
 KAOSDESK                        P                1.4.1
 KLEISTERSCHEIBE                 -                2.33
*KOBOLD                          P                2.00
*KWIKVIEW                        P                2.1
*LHA                             P                2.01
*LET 'EM FLY                     P                1.19
 LUFTSCHLOß                      P                2.3
*LZHARC                          P                2.01L
*MAGIC SHADOW ARCHIVER           P                2.2
*MAXIDISK                        P                2.2
 MEGA PAINT II                   P                3.01
 MEGA PAINT II PROFESSIONAL      P                4.0
*MEGA DEPACK                     P                2.11
 MON ST (WITH DEVPAC)            P                2.10+ [3?]
*MORTIMER (DELUXE)               P                3.03
*MOUSE ACCELERATOR III           P                4.0
 MULTIDESK                       P/A              3.3
*MULTI DEPACK                    P                2.0
*MULTI DIALOG                    A                0.96 [1.0]
*MULTITOS (MiNT)                 P                0.99 PL 2
 MUSIX32                         P                1.01
 NAUGHTY UNPACKER                P                2.5
 NEOCHROME                       P                1.0
 NEOCHROME MASTER                P                2.28 (-)
*NEODESK                         P                3.03 [4.00]
*NEODESK CLI                     P                2.1
 NEWBELL                         P                1.1
*NVDI                            P                2.12
 OMIKRON BASIC COMPILER          P                3.06
 OMIKRON BASIC INTERPRETER       P                3.03
 PACK ICE                        P                2.40 [3.00]
*PFX PROGRAM PACKER              P                2.1
 PINHEAD                         P                2.1
*POISON                          P/A              1.71
*PROBE ST                        P                2.0
 PROTEXT                         P                5.52
 QUICK INDEX                     P                2.2
 QUICK ST                        P                3.03
 REDACTEUR, LE                   P                3.15
 REVOLVER                        A                1.1
 SAGROTAN                        P                4.17 (-)
*SELECTRIC                       P                1.02
 SNAPSHOT (GST)                  A                1.04
 SOUNDMACHINE II                 P                1.0
 SPECTRE 128                     P                1.9
*STALKER                         P                3.02
*STDCAT                          P                5.2b
*STENO                           P                2.0
*ST_NCODE                        P/A              1.21
*STZIP                           P                2.2 [2.3]
 SUPERBASE PROFESSIONAL          P                3.02
*SUPERBOOT                       P                8.0 [-]
*SYSINFO                         P                8.34
 SYSMON                          P                1.0.6 [1.1.0]
*TCACHE                          P                6.0
 TEMPLEMON                       P                1.20
 TEMPUS EDITOR                   P                2.12
 TEMPUS WORD                     P                1.0 [2.0]
*TURBO ARC                       P                5.21
 TURBO ASSEMBLER                 P                1.7.2
 TURBO C                         P                2.03
 TURBO ST                        P/A              1.84
*ULTIMATE VIRUS KILLER           P/A              5.8 [5.9]
*UNARJ                           P                2.30GZ
 UNIVERSAL ITEM SELECTOR III     P                3.32
*UNIVERSAL PROGAM UNPACKER       P                1.08ß
*VIRENDETEKTOR                   P                3.1l [-]
 VIRENTOD                        P                1.8
 VIRUS FIXER                     P                1.04
 VKILL (MUG UK'S S.V.K.)         P                1.0
 VKILLER                         P                3.84
*WARP 9                          P/A              3.75
*WOWBAGGER, SON OF               A                3.01 [3.5]
*X-BOOT                          P                3.01
*X-CONTROL (ATARI EXT.CTRL.PNL)  A                1.2
*X-COPY PROFESSIONAL             P                1.3
 X-UTILITIES                     A                2.11E
*ZOO                             P                2.1

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 ST NEWS version update
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 Looplantsoen 50
 NL-3523 GV  Utrecht
 The Netherlands

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without some BBS freaks who have sent me a load of interesting PD
stuff. Most notably, Mark Matts needs to be mentioned here. 

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