Quark Publishing System 7.4 is available now.

The maintenance software upgrade introduces full support for Leopard, full test search, LDAP and new language support to the company's collaborative workflow system.

First introduced in October 2007, QPS 7 is based on Java technology, true Service Oriented Architecture, and Spring Framework Java/J2EE.

"QPS 7 is a completely re-engineered, open system that addresses the changing requirements that newspapers, magazines and corporate publishers face. Since its release six months ago, we've enhanced QPS to address even more of our customers' editorial and creative workflow needs," said Linda Chase, general manager of QPS for Quark.

"QPS 7.4 demonstrates Quark's focus on quality and commitment to responding quickly to customers' requests. The new capabilities allow customers to simplify user management, gain greater flexibility in deployment options, and increase user productivity."

Along with its new-found Leopard support, QPS 7.4 also introduces support for Safari: The new QPS Web Hub now runs with Apple's Safari browser as well as Firefox.

The introduction of LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) support means QPS user names and passwords can now be managed through a company's active directory.

Users also gain the ability for users to check in multiple assets at the same time and both Russian and Polish language support.