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Internet C++, An Alternative to Java

Mar 21, 2000, 00:56 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Dayley)

[ Thanks to Bob Dayley for this annoucement: ]

ICVM is pleased to announce Internet C++, also called ICVM.

ICVM is a C/C++ development system and virtual machine that will allow applications to be written in C/C++ and run anywhere, including over the Internet.

Because most applications available today, are written in C/C++, ICVM will provide a cost-effective way to place applications on the Internet.

ICVM addresses the needs of tommorows Interactive Television needs by offering an environment in which applications can be run on any platform, regardless of host hardware or operating system. This will allow C/C++ applications normally operated from a home computer, to be downloaded and run on other platforms such as home-entertainment units, personal assistants, and cable TV boxes.

ICVM is also designed to be fast, addressing the needs of the Interactive Entertainment industry. Current Internet languages cannot meet the requirements demanded by high-speed applications such as 3D games. ICVM will meet those needs.

Tommorow's world of Interactive Television will feature high-end applications, including online interactive entertainment. Those applications that have the greatest ability to attract and captivate an audience, such as hot 3D video games, will aslo draw a premium in advertising rates. ICVM is designed with this in mind.

GCC and related utilities are already open source. The ICVM version of the GCC compiler will be made available. An open-source version of the virtual machine is also planned. That version is written in C and is designed to be extremely portable.

Details of ICVM can be found at this here.

For more information, you may contact: icvm@mail.com