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May 26, 1999, 13:36 (0 Talkback[s])

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VARVISION, San Diego, CA, May 26, 1999 Cygnus Solutions, the leader in open-source software, today announced that Compaq Computer Corporation plans to make available the Cygnus Professional Linux Developers Kit online to members of the Compaq Solutions Alliance (CSA). Cygnus GNUPro Toolkit for Linux, Cygnus Source-Navigator for Linux, and future Linux software development products from Cygnus will be available to more than 3,500 independent software vendors, consultants and systems integrators who are members of the CSA program. Cygnus is also offering CSA members the industry's first Linux support package for GNUPro tools. Given the growing demand for Linux products, any software developer, software consultant, or system integrator can evaluate Cygnus' Linux products at the CSA Test Drive New Technologies web site ( Members can then link to Cygnus to purchase the software at special pricing.

GNUPro Toolkit for Linux is a complete software development toolsuite for C and C++ programmers (the only fully supported Linux-based C and C++ development environment). Addressing the needs of the growing Linux community, Cygnus GNUPro Toolkit for Linux, is targeted at software engineers developing commercial applications on the Linux operating system (OS). Cygnus GNUPro is the only commercially viable Linux software development toolsuite.

Source-Navigator Enterprise edition is a source code editor and analysis tool for Linux and other platforms that makes creating, migrating, re-engineering, reusing code, or understanding Y2K (year 2000) problems much easier.

"As a leader in the Linux market, Compaq is pleased to form this business relationship with Cygnus to offer industry leading development tools for Linux through our CSA program," said Carl Ramsey, Worldwide Director of the Compaq Solutions Alliance, Compaq Computer Corporation. "This is another example of how the CSA program provides independent software vendors, consultants and systems integrators with a broad set of technical and go-to-market services."

"We are excited to work with Compaq to extend the availability of Cygnus tools and support for Linux through Compaq's market leading programs," said Duke Walton, Director of Worldwide Channel Sales at Cygnus. "We are also pleased to address the increasing demand for Linux support by working with Compaq to provide Cygnus' first low-cost GNUPro tools support package for CSA members."

Industry-leading Software Tools for Linux
Cygnus GNUPro features the industry leading GNU compiler the toolchain used to build the Linux kernel and the GNU debugger that is backed by ten years of Cygnus expertise in porting (and maintaining) the GNU technology to more than 125 host/target combinations.

Cygnus GNUPro Toolkit for Linux is a complete software development toolkit that includes ANSI-conforming C compiler, ANSI-tracking C++ compiler, the Cygnus Insight visual debugger, a macro-assembler, linker/loader, binary utilities, libraries, printed and online documentation. Each release of GNUPro undergoes hundreds of thousands of tests to ensure that software developers have tools that work out-of-the-box with high reliability.

Cygnus Source-Navigator Enterprise Edition provides a graphical framework for understanding the structure of complex software projects written in C, C++, Java, Tcl, Fortran, Cobol, and Assembly. Source-Navigator works in conjunction with other integrated development environments (IDEs) to combine powerful analysis with traditional software development tools.

For more information about the Cygnus Channel Partner program, contact Cygnus corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. at 1-408-542-9600, 1-800-CYGNUS-1,, or visit the Web site at

CSA The Compaq Solutions Alliance is Compaq's worldwide, industry leading partnership program for independent software vendors, system integrators and consultants, providing a range of services from solution development assistance, discounted equipment purchases to go-to-market programs. For more information on the Compaq Solutions Alliance Program, visit the CSA web site at Cygnus Solutions The market leader in open source software, Cygnus Solutions offers development tools and operating systems based on an open source model. From GNUPro Toolkit to eCos, the Embedded Cygnus Operating System, Cygnus' open source and royalty-free software benefits Linux, Windows NT/95, and UNIX systems developers in a wide variety of market segments, including consumer electronics, Internet, telecommunications, office automation, networking, aerospace and automotive. Cygnus' products, custom engineering services, and developer support services enable customers to bring products to market faster at reduced system development costs.

Founded in 1989, with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California, Cygnus has sales and engineering offices throughout North America, Japan, and the United Kingdom.


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