A Corporate History
April, 1980 DB Master Associates, a partnership of three computer software professionals is formed in Colorado Springs. Work starts on DB Master, database software for Apple II computers
September, 1980 DBMA signs an exclusive marketing contract with Stoneware, Inc., a computer software marketing firm in San Rafael, CA.
November, 1980 Stoneware ships the first release of DB Master, version 2.0.
March, 1981 Stoneware reaches $1 million cumulative sales of DB Master.
November, 1981 Stoneware ships first release of DB Master Utility Pac #1.
February, 1982 Macon Systems, Inc. starts work on Advanced Advanced DB Master, the IBM PC version of DB Master. Its programming staff totals 5 people.
April, 1982 DB Master has been the #1 selling data manager on the Apple II computers for the prior 18 months, shipping approximately 1200 copies/month.
August, 1982 Utility Pac sales reach $1 million.
November, 1983 Stoneware ships first release of Advanced DB Master, version 2.0 which runs under the UCSD p-System operating system. Stoneware reaches its maximum size of 35 people.
April, 1985 Stoneware files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
July, 1985 Macon Systems, lays off most of its programmers.
July, 1986 Stoneware closes its doors. Macon Systems takes over marketing of Advanced DB Master and ships version 3.0, the first DOS-hosted release.
April, 1987 Macon Systems, with 3 employees, ships Advanced DB Master version 3.1 which has 30 enhancements over 3.0.
April, 1988 Macon Systems ships Advanced DB Master version 3.2 which has 45 enhancements over 3.1.
February, 1989 Macon Systems has 8 employees and release Advanced DB Master, Version 3.3, which has 30 enhancements over 3.2.
December 1989 Macon Systems releases Advanced DB Master Level IV, Version 4.0, the first fully-relational database. Additional major features include User-definable Menus and Windows.
February, 1991 Macon Systems release Advanced DB Master, version 4.1, with a new programming capability, extended/expanded memory support, major report enhancements, dBase file support and 25 additional enhancements.
March, 1992 Macon Systems releases Advanced DB Master Version 4.2 with improved multiple record browse capabilities, sorting and on-screen editing. ADBM 4.2 also included new field types, improved record selection and a new on-screen help facility.
May, 1993 Macon Systems, releases two new version of Advanced DB Master. Version 4.3 offers over 35 new features and enhancements including improved file integrity/validation, "sounds like" searches, searchable "pop-up" tables and much more. New features designed for developers include more versatile screen formatting and improved macro edit. Version 5.0 was released supports scanning, storing, displaying and printing of digitized images.
April, 1994 Macon Systems release upgrades of Advanced DB Master version 5.1 and 4.4. This version included new macro commands, Browse in form and links to non-primary key fields.
February 1997 Macon Systems releases Advanced DB Master version 6.0 for Windows 95, 98 and NT, providing ODBC support for both the DOS and Windows versions. 6.0 is based on ODBC technologies creating the most powerful Database environment yet.
September 1998 Macon Systems releases Advanced DB Master version 6.1 for Windows 95, 98 and NT.
April 2000 Macon Systems releases Advanced DB Master version 6.2 for Windows 95, 98, NT, and Windows 2000.
June 2001 Macon Systems releases Advanced DB Master version 6.3 for Windows 95, 98, NT, and Windows 2000.
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