AdaIC News Winter 1996
Academic AdaMagic, developed by Intermetrics, Inc., and Thomson
Software Products, Inc., will be available this summer.
It will be sold in tandem with Ada 95: Problem Solving & Program
Design, an introductory computer-science textbook, by Michael B.
Feldman and Elliot B. Koffman, published by Addison-Wesley. The
package will be available for purchase both by educational
institutions and by individual students in college bookstores.
The compiler will be a CD-ROM version of Thomson's full Ada 95
compiler and development environment, and will be priced competitively
with introductory computer-science textbook/software packages that
teach other languages. It is expected that the package will be in the
$70 price range, with the textbook only at $45.
The Academic AdaMagic version will be licensed for educational use
only, and may not be used for software development by industry or
government. Academic AdaMagic will be available on Intel '386, '486,
Pentium, and PowerPC personal computers, and Solaris and HP/UX
workstations. Intermetrics' partner, Thomson Software Products, will
distribute a professional version based on Thomson's ObjectAda
technology coupled with the AdaMagic front-end. The resulting
product, ObjectAda 7.0, will offer an enhanced environment on a wider
range of platform choices.
Academic AdaMagic is a graphical user interface (GUI) basedhoney
development environment, and contains a compiler, a browser, an
editor, a debugger, a library manager, the textbook, and on-line help.
On-line, hypertext versions of the Ada 95 Language Reference Manual, Ada 95 Rationale, and the textbook are also included.
Although general availability of the complete package is scheduled for
August, institutional purchasers, such as computer-science
departments, may be able to obtain copies of the beta version before
then. The textbook will be available in February, a beta version of
the Microsoft Windows 95 and Windows NT is scheduled for May; other
platform products will follow during the summer.
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