Latest GNAT Pro Release Adds New Platforms, New Tools

Powerful Ada Development Environment Enhanced for High-Integrity Systems

NEW YORK and AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, March 5, 2008 – Avionics 2008 – AdaCore, provider of the highest quality Ada tools and support, today announced the company’s twelfth annual release of its signature GNAT Pro Ada development environment. GNAT Pro 6.1.1 offers more than 150 new features and is available on the largest set of supported platforms in the industry _ 44 configurations (including 28 cross compilers) on 79 different operating system versions, including multiple versions of Windows, Linux and Solaris.

"Our annual release cycle is a major part of our commitment to make Ada the development language of choice for long-lived, critical systems," said Cyrille Comar, Managing Director, AdaCore Europe. "Our expert team of engineers is constantly working on enhancements and new tools for GNAT Pro that will help customers for years to come. We are particularly focused on high-integrity systems, where many of Ada’s advantages stand out.”

“Ever since our company was founded, our customers have come to expect the level of quality and front-line support that our solutions provide,” said Robert Dewar, President and CEO of AdaCore. “We pride ourselves on being able to offer regular enhancements, many of which originate as customer requests. After a rigorous quality assurance process, we have integrated many of these features as part of this latest version of the GNAT Pro tool suite."

GNAT Pro 6.1.1's new features include:

  • High-Integrity versions for VxWorks 6, including the Ravenscar profile
  • Thread-safe profiling with gprof, a tool currently available for GNAT Pro on several platforms
  • Increased Ada support in gcov, a coverage analysis tool
  • Enhanced tools such as gnatcheck, gnatpp, and gnatmetric, to support a wider variety of coding styles and coding standards
  • New warnings to help programmers detect errors earlier
  • An upgraded debugging engine
  • Improved robustness and efficiency for Ada 2005 features
  • Better real-time support on win32 platforms
  • Fully-integrated Windows .NET framework support

About GNAT Pro
The GNAT Pro development environment, available on more platforms than any other Ada toolset, combines industry-leading technology with an expert support infrastructure and provides a natural solution for organizations that need to create reliable, efficient, and maintainable code. GNAT Pro is the first-to-market implementation of the Ada 2005 standard, allowing users to take advantage of the many enhancements in areas such as object-oriented programming, real-time support, and predefined libraries.

At the heart of GNAT Pro is a full-featured, multi-language development environment complete with libraries, bindings and a range of supplementary tools. All GNAT Pro technology offers the flexibility and freedom associated with open source development, together with the assurance that comes from knowing that all tools go through a rigorous quality assurance process. GNAT Pro is based on the widely used GCC technology and is backed by rapid and expert support service.

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About AdaCore
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a modern programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where safety, security, and reliability are critical. AdaCore’s flagship product is the GNAT Pro development environment, which comes with expert on-line support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has an extensive worldwide customer base; see for further information.

Ada and GNAT Pro continue to see growing usage in high-integrity and safety-certified applications, including commercial aircraft avionics, military systems, air traffic management/control, railroad systems, and medical devices, and in security-sensitive domains such as financial services.

AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris.

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