Development Log in March 2007.

  • PolyORB
    Mar 29th, 2007

    Setting default log level
    A default log level setting can now be specified in the PolyORB runtime configuration (polyorb.conf, command line, or environment), which is applied to all facilities for which an explicit log level has not been provided.

  • GNAT Pro | GPS
    Mar 28th, 2007

    AdaCore announces GPS 4.1.0

    The GNAT Pro 6.0.1 release also includes an enhanced version of the GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) IDE. GPS 4.1.0 offers programmers improved usability and efficiency through an advanced Outline View complete with new design and new features. Python and pygtk enable powerful scripting and customized dialog capabilities and are now supported on all platforms. Developers can make use of a wider range of plug-ins more effectively from within GPS thanks to enhanced support. A more intelligent smart completion engine coupled with automatic fixing for more compiler messages enables an all round smoother development process.

    For more info on GPS please click here.

  • GNAT Pro
    Mar 26th, 2007

    Annex-D using Realtime_Priority_Class on Windows
    On Windows, the Annex-D support is now using the Realtime_Priority_Class instead of the High_Priority_Class. Annex-D semantics is better achieved with the Windows Realtime_Priority_Class.

  • GNAT Pro
    Mar 23rd, 2007

    Improved error messages from Time_IO.Image
    When the exception GNAT.Calendar.Time_IO.Picture_Error is raised, an exception message gives the reason and a check has been added for a null picture string.

  • GNAT Pro
    Mar 21st, 2007

    New technical paper on Abstract Interface Types in GNAT

    Ada 2005 Abstract Interface Types provide a limited and practical form of multiple inheritance of specifications. In this paper we cover the following aspects of their implementation in the GNAT compiler: interface type conversions, the layout of variable sized tagged objects with interface progenitors, and the use of the GNAT compiler for interfacing with C++ classes with compatible inheritance trees.

    Authors - Javier Miranda and Edmond Schonberg

    To download this paper, please click here

  • GNAT Pro
    Mar 19th, 2007

    Failed assertion breakpoint frame selection
    Upon hitting a breakpoint on failed assertions, the debugger now automatically displays the source location causing the assertion to fail.

  • GNAT Pro | GPS | GNATbench
    Mar 18th, 2007

    Improve block navigation support
    Now the "Start Of Statement" or "End Of Statement" actions move to the enclosing block when the cursor is already at the start/end of the current statement instead of doing nothing.

  • GNAT Pro
    Mar 15th, 2007

    Ambiguous #if in preprocessing not allowed
    Preprocessing lines such as "#if not X or Y then" or "if not A and B then" are no longer allowed: parentheses are required. Use either "#if (not X) or Y then" or "#if not (X or Y) then".

  • GNAT Pro | GPS | GNATbench
    Mar 14th, 2007

    File & Dirs operations from file and project views
    File & directories can now be manipulated (created, renamed, deleted) from the contextual menu of the project and file views.

  • PolyORB
    Mar 14th, 2007

    Remove unused libraries from polyorb-config output
    The implementation libraries for CORBA Common Object Services, libpolyorb-corba-cos-*-impl, are usually not needed in user applications (only the client stubs are). They have therefore been removed from the command line produced by the polyorb-config utility. Applications that use these libraries now need to have explicit linker arguments for them.

  • GNAT Pro
    Mar 13th, 2007

    Expanded static elaboration of constant aggregates
    Constant aggregates are now elaborated statically in more cases, especially on architectures that require strict alignment of data in memory.

  • GNAT Pro | GPS | GNATbench
    Mar 9th, 2007

    Display full names in entity browser
    Entities in the entity browsers are now identified with their full names XXX.YYY.ZZZ instead of their simple names ZZZ.

  • GNAT Pro
    Mar 7th, 2007

    GNAT Pro 6.0.1 Released

    AdaCore announces the first to market Ada 2005 language development environment, with the release of GNAT Pro version 6.0.1. GNAT Pro is the only Ada development environment to support all three ISO versions of the Ada language (83/95/2005).

    The 6.0.1 release also includes an enhanced version of the GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) IDE. GPS 4.1.0 offers programmers improved usability and efficiency through an advanced Outline View complete with new design and new features. Python and pygtk enable powerful scripting and customized dialog capabilities and are now supported on all platforms. Developers can make use of a wider range of plug-ins more effectively from within GPS thanks to enhanced support. A more intelligent smart completion engine coupled with automatic fixing for more compiler messages enables an all round smoother development process.

    For more info on GNAT Pro 6.0.1 please click here.

  • GNAT Pro
    Mar 7th, 2007

    Regpat.Match allows non-zero lower bound
    The procedures Match that take a Matches array previously required that Matches'First = 0. This is no longer required.

  • GNAT Pro
    Mar 6th, 2007

    GNAT.Sockets.Initialize formal parameter removed
    GNAT.Sockets.Initialize used to require the user to provide a Process_Blocking_IO parameter for runtime environments where the default value of False was not appropriate. The required internal flag is now set automatically, and so the optional formal parameter to GNAT.Sockets. Initialize has been removed.

  • GNAT Pro
    Mar 6th, 2007

    GNAAMP generates static packed aggregates as data
    For the AAMP target, the compiler generates aggregates that have bit-packed components and that are initialized entirely by static values by storing them as counter 2 data rather than using expensive and space-consumptive code to initialize them in RAM. In some cases, particularly for large aggregates, the pragma Restrictions (No_Elaboration_Code) needs to be applied to the containing unit to achieve counter 2 allocation.

  • GNAT Pro
    Mar 2nd, 2007

    No warnings for obsolescent Handling functions
    The functions To_Character, To_Wide_Character, To_String and To_Wide_String in Ada.Characters.Handling are considered obsolescent in Ada 2005. However it was too annoying to give warnings for their usage in Ada 2005, since in practice you need to use these functions in code intended to be compiled in either Ada 95 or Ada 2005 mode. So the warnings have been removed.

  • GNAT Pro
    Mar 1st, 2007

    Gnaampmake checks for up-to-date .axe file
    On the AAMP target, the program build tool (gnaampmake) now checks for the presence of an up-to-date .axe file when deciding whether to invoke the binder and linker.