Announce: Mango released to open beta

David Ornstein (
Thu, 07 Nov 1996 14:31:05 -0800

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Date: Thu, 07 Nov 1996 14:31:05 -0800
From: David Ornstein <>
Subject: Announce: Mango released to open beta

Hi all,
After a long period of working very hard, we've finally completed the first
beta release of Mango (,
our web publishing product.  You can download a 60-day free trial from our

Mango (and its object-oriented macro language, Active Markup, a superset of
HTML) is a web publishing tool that can ease the frustrations of building
and maintaining web sites. Macros make it easy to change your site.  Other
features make it easy to write scripts and stay in an HTML-like environment
(no PERL).

If you're interested in what kind of sites you can build using Mango (other
than our corporate site), check out the award-winning Outbreak
( a site about emerging diseases (like Ebola).
It's got hundreds of (browser-optimized) pages and was built using Mango by
less than one full-time person.

Mango currently runs on Windows 95 and NT (3.51 and 4.0).  The Linux
version is just entering internal testing now, so we'll have that out soon,
too.  Other ports are coming.

David Ornstein