AdaCore Launches New Version of its Ada Integrated Development Environment

NEW YORK, NY, USA - AdaCore today introduced the latest and most versatile version of its GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) product, a sophisticated software development environment for the Ada programming language.

Incorporating a significant number of new features, this new version delivers improved usability and more powerful source navigation. It is available on the latest 64 bit GNU/Linux-based platforms, including those from SGI, HP and Intel.

Productivity-increasing improvements include a more user-friendly location view, enhanced tool tips, code completion, and new project editing capabilities. Human interface improvements include better layout of graphical information, and the ability to export using the Scalable Vector Graphics format.

"With this new version, GPS continues to set the pace as the industry's most advanced Ada development environment," said Arnaud Charlet, GPS Project Manager at AdaCore. "Many features are based on suggestions from customers, resulting in a practical tool that can be used to develop, manage and maintain even the largest and most complex systems."

"Our GNAT Programming Studio has been a success since its inception," added Robert Dewar, AdaCore's President and CEO. "Its intuitive interface, tailorability and extensibility make it an essential tool for the professional Ada programmer. With the enhancements offered in the latest release, GPS remains the Integrated Development Environment of choice for Ada."

GPS offers advanced features such as multi-language support (including Ada, C, and C++) and is available on a wide range of host environments for both native and cross-development, including UNIX, Windows and GNU/Linux. An intuitive, unified visual interface, identical across all platforms, serves as a control panel to access tools from AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Ada development environment as well as from third parties, easing both development and maintenance. As a result, GPS is particularly suited for large, complex systems requiring tool chain integration, ease of use, user customization, and code navigation/analysis.

This latest version of GPS provides many new improvements, including:

  • New availability on IA-64 SGI Altix, IA-64 HP Linux, IA-64 HP-UX, x86-64 GNU/Linux platforms
  • New cross-reference queries
  • Improved plug-in capabilities and python extensions
  • Refactoring (rename entity, named parameter associations)
  • More efficient and user-friendly locations view
  • Improved assembly view
  • Persistent bookmarks
  • Version Control System activities (group commit)
  • Enhanced tooltips and code completion
  • Improved graphs (better layout, ability to export in SVG format)
  • New call graph tree
  • Project Editor enhancements

About GPS
GPS is a powerful Integrated Development Environment (IDE) written in Ada, based on the GtkAda toolkit. GPS’ extensive source-code navigation and analysis tools can generate a broad range of useful information, including call graphs, source dependencies, project organization, and complexity metrics. It also provides support for configuration management through an interface to third-party Version Control Systems, and supports a variety of platforms, including Alpha Tru64, Altix Linux, MIPS-IRIX, PA-RISC HP-UX, SPARC Solaris, x86 GNU/Linux, x86 Solaris, and x86 Windows. GPS is highly extensible; a simple scripting approach enables additional tool integration. It is also tailorable, allowing programmers to specialize various aspects of the program’s appearance in the editor for a user-specified look and feel.

Pricing and Availability
GPS 3.1 is available to GNAT Pro customers on selected platforms starting December 14. GPS is included with the GNAT Pro Ada Development Environment. Please contact AdaCore for the latest information on pricing and supported configurations. (

About AdaCore
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 worldwide; see 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.

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