Symantec has released Norton Utilities for Macintosh 3.5.1. It fixes the previously reported Java/Communicator problem, adds Mac OS 8 compatibility and more. Here are the highlights:
Norton CrashGuard: Fixes an issue with Connectix Virtual PC 1.0 where CrashGuard would report an "Unknown trap type exception (Debugger/DebugStr)" whenever Virtual PC was launched. Resolves a conflict with Netscape Communicator 4 where CrashGuard would report an "Unknown trap type exception (Debugger/DebugStr)" when viewing Java pages. Improves compatibility with applications that install their own exception handler.
Norton Disk Doctor: Resolves an issue with MacOS 8 where NDD would report "incorrect Finder settings". Fixes an issue where Speed Disk would report "b-tree records out of order" and Norton Disk Doctor would not identify the problem.
FileSaver: Resolves an issue where FileSaver would experience conflicts with differentvariations of PPP software.
Speed Disk: Resolves an issue where a volume could be mounted on the desktop via an alias while Speed Disk was optimizing the volume. Addresses an issue where the arrow keys could be used to select another volume while Speed Disk was optimizing a volume. Identifies Code Warrior Pro projects under the Software Development optimization profile.
Patchers for these modules are currently available on-line via Symantec's FTP site. Users that have NUM 3.5 can receive a CD Replacement Set ($10, plus s/h) by contacting Symantec Customer Service, 1-800-441-7234.
Update: Thomas Sherman reports that NUM 3.5.1 did not resolve his problems getting Netscape to work with pages that utilize Java. However, others are reporting success.