Apple Computer Inc announcements these days lack a certain credibility, but for what it’s worth, the company says it will continue to develop the WebObjects HTML development environment line it acquired with NeXT Software Inc. It will release the anticipated Java-makeover of the tools with a new 3.1 version in the spring, incorporating its Java-based French Roast server technology. Adobe Acrobat Form will also be supported at this time. In the summer Apple plans a 3.5 release with new wizards to support database applications, client-side ActiveX, and a new scripting language. It will also be supported on Macintosh systems running a developer release of the Rhapsody operating system Apple is building atop the NextStep Mach-based microkernel, as well as on Solaris and NT. Appel says 3.5 will also include some pre-built application components. WebObjects 4.0 will support Java clients, include more application components and integration with other unspecified technologies.