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PC Week: Inprise C++ compiler to be available free on the Web

Jan 20, 2000, 01:19 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Coffee)

"Inprise Corp. will announce next week that it plans to distribute version 5.5 of its Borland C++ compiler, along with associated command-line tools, free via the Web."

"The free C++ 5.5 compiler will be the same code that makes up the core of the commercial C++ Builder integrated visual development environment, said Inprise director Michael Swindell. The compiler and its command-line tools will continue to receive Inprise support and further development in parallel with C++ Builder, whose version 5 update is scheduled to ship in March and which enters final beta testing next week...."

"The compiler's own source code is not planned for public release, although, as reported earlier, Inprise's InterBase 6 SQL database product will be released in open-source form during the first half of this year. The C++ Builder 5 product will also move in the direction of public standards, with planned enhancements including an XML-based project management tool for maintaining complex projects."

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