Geodesic’s Award-Winning Great circle Soon to be Available on Linux


April 12, 1999


Andrew Meeks Bill Snethen
Director of Marketing Press Liaison
Geodesic Systems, Inc. RMR & Associates, Inc.
(800) 360-8388 or (312) 832-2011 (301) 217-0009 ext. 34
arm@geodesic.com bsnethen@rmr.com

Geodesic’s Award-Winning Great circle Soon to be Available on

CHICAGO, IL -April 12, 1999 – Geodesic Systems, Inc. announces
today that their memory management product, Great Circle, will be
available to Linux users by the end of May. Great Circle will give
Linux C/C++ developers the state-of-the-art memory management
technology to allow them to reduce their application development
costs, increase revenue, and enhance customer satisfaction.

Customer concerns regarding the general lack of memory
management products available for Linux led Geodesic to release a
Linux version of Great Circle. “Geodesic prides itself on being the
leader in memory management solutions for C/C++,” said Carl
Rosenberg, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “With
more organizations moving to Linux it makes sense that Geodesic
should offer memory management products to serve their needs.”

In the process of testing Great Circle for Linux, the Geodesic
development team made a startling discovery. “We were able to
isolate and correct around a hundred memory leaks within
Enlightenment, a window manager for Gnome,” stated Mike Spertus,
Chief Technology Officer at Geodesic Systems. “The idea to test
Great Circle with Enlightenment came from our customers who have
experienced similar results on other platforms where X-Windows was

From design to deployment, Great Circle provides unique benefits
which make it a complete memory management solution. During
development, Great Circle allows prototyping of pre-alpha software
that has yet to be debugged. During testing and debugging, Great
Circle finds more leaks than other debuggers without slowing down
the application. During deployment, Great Circle ensures the
application is safe from memory leaks that may have slipped through
during testing or are the result of third-party libraries.

Features in Great Circle for Linux Version 3.1 will include:

  • Remote debugging capabilities
  • HTML-based user interface
  • Memory leaks catalogued by file and number
  • Stack trace information
  • Heap profiling reports

Great Circle will initially support Linux Red Hat 5 on x86 and
other Linux distributions with compatible kernels and C

Geodesic Systems is the leader in memory management solutions in
the specialized area of software memory management for
mission-critical enterprise applications.

Geodesic Systems is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA. For
more information, contact Andrew Meeks, Director of Marketing,
Geodesic Systems, Inc., 414 N. Orleans, Suite 410, Chicago,
Illinois 60610, at 312-832-2011, or via e-mail at arm@geodesic.com.
Geodesic Systems’ Web site is located at http://www.geodesic.com.

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