AdaIC News Fall 1996
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Thomson, IDE to merge
Thomson Software Products of San Diego and Interactive Development Environments, Inc., (IDE) of San Francisco, companies with expertise in Ada development tools and computer-aided software engineering, are merging, according to Ben Goodwin, Thomson's president and CEO.
Familiar product names, such as IDE's Software Through Pictures engineering environment and Thomson's Object Ada software tools, will remain intact, Goodwin says. The combined company's new name has not yet been chosen.
["Thomson Software to merge with IDE," Military and Aerospace
Electronics, June 1996.] Ø
Latest Ada 95 compiler validation suite on line
The newest version of the Ada Compiler Validation Capability, ACVC 2.0.1, is available for downloading via anonymous ftp from the AdaIC Internet host. It is located in directory http://archive.adaic.com/compilers/acvc/95acvc/acvc2_0_1 Ø
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IEEE mock ballot: Ada binding to POSIX
The P1003.5c working group of the Portable Applications Standards Committee (PASC) of the IEEE Computer Society is conducting a mock ballot of the draft IEEE POSIX standard for an Ada binding to P1003.1g, "Protocol Independent Interfaces" (i.e., sockets and XTI network interfaces).
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[Shane P. McCarron, Testing Research Manager, P1003.5c Working Group] Ø
ASIS moves ahead on standardization path
In February, the Ada Semantic Interface Specification (ASIS) passed another ballot on the way to becoming a New Work Item for the International Standardization Organization (ISO).
Important as a standard interface between an Ada environment and Ada tools, ASIS continues to progress -- both through ISO channels and in work to produce more ASIS-compliant tools and other support. The next balloting step expected is with Working Group 9, the ISO Ada Working Group (ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG9). Information on this and on vendor support can be found on the Web.
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