Chaparral Software Ships Brushfire 2 for Mac OS X
Submitted: 2004-03-05 11:45 by Russell Kohn

Brushfire 2 for Mac OS X is now easier to use, more complete, and just as fast.


Calabasas, CA - March 4, 2004 - Chaparral Software & Consulting Services, Inc. today released Brushfire 2 for Macintosh OS X

Brushfire 2 is a substantial upgrade to the blazing fast and well-regarded FileMaker Pro analysis package that adds comprehensive field, layout, relationship, and dependency analysis reports to its suite of script analysis capabilities. Brushfire 2 continues to use HTML as a presentation mechanism, retains its fast performance and adds many new error and overview reports.

The company reports the Mac OS X version is much easier to set up and run than prior versions, as well as retaining the speed for which Brushfire is known.

Beta Users Enthusiastic

Chaparral shared some of its customer's responses to the new version including:

"Brushfire 2 is fantastic, it works so well. It's a dream to process the files." - Larry Schultz, Apple Computer
"Brushfire 2 did our bloated beast in less than 2 minutes. This rules. I'm using the stew out of it." - Geoff Graham, Renew Life
"I like the report very much. It's created very fast and it's very complete. It is extremely convenient to use and the interface is good too. Got used to it very fast. All in all: a great product! Thank you very much." - Peter Soetens, Wizz Productions


Brushfire 2 is available immediately on the Macintosh OS X and Macintosh Classic platforms. Brushfire 2 has a suggested retail price of $279.95 for a single platform, with a $249.95 limited time discounted price available. Upgrades from prior versions to Brushfire 2 cost $129.95.

Brushfire 2 for Macintosh classic requires FileMaker Pro 5.0 or later. Brushfire 2 for Macintosh OS X and Brushfire 2 for Windows require FileMaker Developer 5.5 or later.

About Chaparral Software (

Brushfire is a product of Chaparral Software & Consulting Services, Inc., a privately held corporation based in Calabasas, California, that has been providing custom database consulting and programming services since 1986. In addition, Chaparral publishes leading FileMaker Pro developer utilities such as EZxslt and Brushfire, and offers specialized XML/XSLT consulting services and training.

About FileMaker, Inc. (

FileMaker is a leading provider to the growing Web-publishing and workgroup database markets. FileMaker software lets departments and teams create databases to manage and track projects, assets and people. Its award-winning FileMaker line of database software provides relational power, instant and custom Web publishing and legendary ease-of-use. FileMaker, Inc. is the database software subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).


Russell Kohn, President
Chaparral Software & Consulting Services, Inc.
22231 Mulholland Hwy, Suite 213A
Calabasas, CA 91302

©2004 Chaparral Software & Consulting Services, Inc. All rights reserved.

Brushfire and EZxslt are a trademarks of Chaparral Software & Consulting Services, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Pricing and availability are subject to change without notice.