AdaCore Releases Major New Version of GNAT Programming Studio

GPS 6.0 Integrated Development Environment brings upgraded and modernized “Look and Feel”

PITTSBURGH, Pa., NEW YORK and PARIS, November 12, 2013 – ACM SIGAda HILT Conference –  AdaCore today announced the release of the GPS 6.0 graphical Integrated Development Environment (IDE), a major upgrade with a significantly revised and cleaner user interface that eases program navigation and editing. With this new version of the GNAT Programming Studio, developers can take advantage of more space for editing and a number of design changes that bring program-related information within easy reach. The revised look and feel is supported by a new relational database at the heart of the GPS engine, making code navigation much more efficient. The principles underlying the GPS 6.0 revision help the IDE achieve its main goal: to serve as a customizable platform for multi-language, multi-tool integration, usable by developers at all experience levels.

The improvements to the IDE’s look and feel exploit the latest Gtk+/GtkAda graphical toolkit and encompass a reorganized interface (including more economic usage of screen space), a global search facility, additional view capabilities and further support for color tailoring. GPS 6.0 also brings improved performance and new functionality, including language support for SPARK 2014, syntax highlighting and tool tips for Ada 2012 and SPARK 2014 aspects, editor enhancements, and a number of additions to the scripting API. The GPS 6.0 enhancements have received an enthusiastic response from the product's beta sites.

“GPS 6.0 comes from a major engineering effort to improve the product’s overall usability,” said Nicolas Setton, GPS Product Manager at AdaCore. “We have been listening to what customers have been telling us, and this new version should be more than an IDE, it should also be a pleasure to use.”

GPS is provided with the GNAT Pro development toolset on most platforms, for both native and embedded software development, and GPS 6.0 is available to GNAT Pro customers for download through GNAT Tracker.

A GPS 6.0 demo will be available at For further information please contact


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.

About AdaCore
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a state-of-the-art programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where safety, security, and reliability are critical. AdaCore's flagship product is the open source 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 world-wide customer base; see for further information.

Ada and GNAT Pro see a growing usage in high-integrity and safety-certified applications, including space-based systems, commercial aircraft avionics, military systems, air traffic management/control, railroad systems, and medical devices, and in security-sensitive domains, such as financial services. The SPARK Pro toolset, available from AdaCore, is especially useful in such contexts.

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

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