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Red Hat and Metrowerks Deliver Mainstream Development Tools for LinuxMar 29, 1999, 11:25 (13 Talkback[s])
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Red Hat and Metrowerks Deliver Mainstream Development Tools for Linux
Red Hat Linux Positioned for Next Wave of Growth
Research Triangle Park, N.C, and Austin, Texas--March 29, 1999-
Red Hat® Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux software
and expertise, and Metrowerks, Inc., (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE:MWK), a
leading supplier of software development tools for telecom,
desktop, embedded systems, and consumer electronics announced today
that CodeWarrior® software development tools have been ported
to the Red Hat Linux operating system. This agreement to bring
commercial development tools to Linux is the latest in a series of
applications that enhance the viability of the Linux OS.
An Industry First
Metrowerks' CodeWarrior is the first widely used, commercially
available Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to be ported to
Red Hat Linux. This comprehensive and integrated set of tools
includes editors, browsers, project management facilities,
compilers, debuggers and other development tools within a powerful
and easy-to-use graphical development environment. The increased
productivity provided by the CodeWarrior IDE reduces the
time-to-market for all developers of third party applications.
Those developers already using CodeWarrior on other platforms can
adopt Red Hat Linux as their new platform without needing to learn
a new tool set.
Pricing and Availability
The companies will release two separate products. CodeWarrior
for Red Hat Linux, GNU Edition, targets native Linux applications
development using the CodeWarrior IDE and the GNU compiler and
debugger technology. CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux, Professional
Edition, will support Linux development using integrated compilers
and debuggers from Metrowerks.
Linux is the cooperatively developed POSIX-oriented, multi-user, multi-tasking operating system used worldwide. Linux benefits from a worldwide community of highly experienced programmers and technically savvy academics who have the access to enhance and improve the system. Linux is used as an exceptional-value, fully functional UNIX workstation for Internet servers and other applications.
About Red Hat Software, Inc.
Founded in 1994, Red Hat Software is based in Research Triangle Park, NC, where it is a leader in the development of open source-operating software solutions. Red Hat Development builds the most accessible and advanced operating system available anywhere with technical innovations such as RPM Package Manager and the disk druid installation tool. Red Hat Linux is available for Intel, Alpha, and Sun SPARC platforms. Red Hat Linux was named InfoWorld's Product of the Year for three years in a row, was given a Productivity accolade in Software Development's "Jolt" Awards, was named an Environment/Desktop finalist in the Ziff-Davis European Excellence Awards, won the editor's choice awards from both the Linux Journal and Australian Personal Computing magazines, and won the "Just Plain Cool'" award from Australian Personal Computing magazine.
Founded in 1985, Metrowerks (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE:MWK) develops,
markets and supports CodeWarrior software development solutions for
a number of operating systems targeting the most popular
microprocessors. Intended for use for embedded systems or desktop
computers, the cross-platform compilers support C, C++, Java, and
Pascal, and allow programmers to build applications from one unique
Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Metrowerks' CodeWarrior
products are used by more than 130,000 registered users in 75
countries. For more information, please visit the Metrowerks web
site at www.metrowerks.com.
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