AdaCore Releases Major New Version of GNAT Programming Studio

GPS 5.1 Integrated Development Environment brings new C/C++ features, improved support for CodePeer, and more powerful source editing

BOSTON, Mass., NEW YORK and PARIS, September 27, 2011 – Embedded Systems Conference – AdaCore, a leading supplier of Ada language tools and support services, today announced the upcoming release of GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) 5.1. This new major version of AdaCore’s graphical Integrated Development Environment (IDE), to be available in October, offers extended feature support for C and C++, improved integration with CodePeer (automated code reviewer and validator), more powerful source editing, and enhanced GUI performance. GPS is provided with GNAT Pro on most platforms, for both native and embedded software development.

“This new version of GPS strengthens support for tools and processes that are important for full life cycle application development,” said Arnaud Charlet, GPS Project Manager at AdaCore. “Large applications are almost always developed using multiple languages, so we have extended GPS’s facilities in this area. Large or long-lived applications need analysis tools and configuration management system integration, so we have also improved GPS’s support here. This new version is simply more powerful in areas that our customers have asked for.”

Enhancements in GPS 5.1 include:

  • Improved support for C and C++:
    • Smart completion for C and C++ using -fdump-xref info
    • Ada-to-C source navigation
  • Improved CodePeer support :
    • Availability of score card feature
    • Improved filtering
    • Locations view now synched with CodePeer report
    • Ability to specify alternate database/output directories
    • Availability of race condition report
  • New facility for handling VCS menus:
    • All VCS menus are now handled in a centralized place allowing customization of the layout of all VCS menus
  • Availability of additional automatic code fixes
  • Enhanced documentation generation:
    • Ability to export browser contents to PDF
  • Improved GUI integration and performance:
    • Enhancement of multiple document interface (MDI), search support, and code browsers.

GPS 5.1 is compatible with GNAT Pro versions 3.16a1 up to 6.4. As with all GNAT Pro components, GPS is distributed with full source code and is backed by AdaCore’s rapid and expert online support.

About GNAT Programming Studio (GPS)
GPS is a powerful Integrated Development Environment (IDE) written in Ada using the GtkAda toolkit. GPS’s 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 supports configuration management through an interface to third-party Version Control Systems, and is available on a variety of platforms. GPS is highly extensible; a simple scripting approach enables additional tool integration. It is also customizable, 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 5.1 is included with the GNAT Pro Ada Development Environment as well as the SPARK Pro and CodePeer Pro toolsets, and customers can download it via the GNAT Tracker tool.

A webinar focusing on the new features of the GPS 5.1 release will be presented later this year. For schedule and other information, or to register, please visit GNAT Pro Webinars

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, railway 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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