AdaCore & CodeSourcery Join Forces to Create Ada and C++ Development System
AdaCore (New York) and CodeSourcery (Granite Bay, CA) have partnered to create the G++/GNAT Pro Joint Edition, the first open-source development environment for native and embedded applications that use both Ada and C++ programming languages. The G++/GNAT Pro Joint Edition is based on a combination of several GNU-based, open-source technologies – AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Ada toolsuite, and CodeSourcery's G++ Pro compiler. The result is a full-featured, modern IDE that includes source editors, configuration management facilities, source-level debuggers, source navigation and queries, and user extensibility. It is ideal for complex, mission-critical systems that must efficiently unite software developed in Ada and C++.
“Over the past decade, modern defense systems have created large and sophisticated bodies of software in a variety of high-level languages, including Ada and C++,” said Robert Dewar, president of AdaCore. “The partnership between AdaCore and CodeSourcery provides defense contractors with an open-source, feature-rich development platform for a broad range of native and cross-development scenarios.”
The open-source principles that underlie the G++/GNAT Pro Joint Edition allow third-party and proprietary tools to be used from within the IDE framework, while maintaining compliance with recognized industry standards. As a result, it is particularly well-suited for long-term defense programs. The U.S. Army's Future Combat System (FCS) and the U.S. Navy's DD(X) System have publicly recognized the advantages of, and are committed to, using open-source software.
“Today’s announcement reaffirms our commitment to the continued development of GNU, Ada, and C++,” said Mark Mitchell, founder and chief sourcerer of CodeSourcery. “By entering into strategic partnerships with dedicated language and toolset experts, such as AdaCore, we can provide our customers with the highest quality support, and can reduce compiler and development risks throughout a program's entire lifecycle.”
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial, open-source software solutions for Ada, a modern programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where reliability, efficiency and safety are absolutely critical. AdaCore's flagship product is GNAT Pro, the commercial-grade open-source Ada development environment, which comes with expert online support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has customers customers worldwide; see http://www.adacore.com/home/company/customers/ for more information.
Use of Ada and GNAT Pro continues to grow in high-integrity and safety-critical applications, including commercial and defense aircraft avionics, air traffic control, railroad systems, financial services and medical devices. AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris.
CodeSourcery, LLC was founded in 1997 to provide high-quality tools and consulting services that improve the productivity of software developers. The company’s uncompromising standards of engineering excellence are the fundamental framework behind its software design, software engineering, and open-source project management products and services. CodeSourcery, whose customers include Fortune 500 companies, the United States government, and other leaders in the computer industry, is a privately held company registered in the state of California. www.codesourcery.com
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Posted on: 4/18/2005