FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
METROWERKS LAUNCHES NEW CODEWARRIOR 10 AT APPLE EXPO PARIS
New CodeWarrior IDE improves overall ease-of-use, offers Direct-to-SOM
support and new visual support for Java
AUSTIN, Texas & PARIS, France-September 17, 1996-Metrowerks(R) Inc.
(NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME:MWK), the leading provider of software development
tools for Macintosh(R), today announced CodeWarrior(R) Gold 10, a new
version of its award-winning suite of programming tools for the Macintosh.
"By consistently delivering timely enhancements to our development suite,
three times a year, we strive to earn the loyalty of thousands of Macintosh
programmers all over the world," says Jean Blanger, Chairman and CEO of
Metrowerks. "With the release of CodeWarrior 10, Metrowerks further
solidifies its leading position in the 32-bit development tools market."
CodeWarrior Gold provides support for software development in four
different programming languages (C/C++, Object Pascal and Java(tm)), for
five different operating systems (Mac(tm) OS, Windows(R) 95/NT, BeOS(tm),
Magic Cap(tm) and PowerTV(tm)OS), and four different microprocessors (68K,
PowerPC(tm), X86, MIPS(R)), all from one intuitive development environment.
Its unique, modular, front-end/back-end architecture offers true
cross-platform compiling, making it easy to port applications from one
operating system to another. Version 10 brings users a host of new features
to the IDE, enhanced Java and OpenDoc(R) support and new documentation:
New IDE Dramatically Improves Overall Ease-of-Use
CodeWarrior 10 includes a brand new version of the CodeWarrior IDE, version
1.7, which further extends the overall ease-of-use of the environment,
particularly at the class browsing level. An outstanding graphical browser
visually displays class hierarchies and allows users to browse classes from
within source code via pop-up menus that show up when clicking on symbol
names in source code. A new AppleScript(R) menu features a number of
pre-scripted shortcuts, and AppleScript files enable users to add
customized scripts to the menu as well. Tighter integration for debugging,
global project preferences, a multiple undo feature, reduced memory usage
and expandable tools bars in the Editor also contribute to the overall
sleekness of this new IDE.
Continued Java Support Simplifies Java Development
Two new features have been added in Version 10 that make developing with
Java considerably easier. A new release of Metrowerks Constructor now
allows for visual development of graphical user interfaces, or GUIs, with
Java. The applet viewer is now conveniently supported from within the IDE
so users can run HTML files without opening a separate application. Other
new features in the Java tools include version 1.0.2 of the JDK from Sun
Microsystems(R), a new optimize option in the Java compiler, a new Java
utility called CodeWrangler, which allows developers to view and alter the
content of uncompressed Java zip files, disassembly support in the IDE,
plus "thrill-seeker" (or alpha) versions of Metrowerks' Just-In-Time (JIT)
compiler and a new native Java compiler.
Continued Support for Latest Apple Technology
C/C+ compilers now offer support for Direct-To-SOM language extensions for
OpenDoc development, and a stable debugger for Copland, Apple's version 8
of the Mac OS, is also included.
New Documentation Shortens Learning Process
Surpassing its reputation for offering the most extensive online
documentation and reference material for any development environment,
Metrowerks has added new interactive help and tutorials in the form of
Apple Guide files that take users step-by-step through the CodeWarrior IDE.
Two new online books, Software Development Using PowerPlant, by Jan
Harrington and From Mac to Windows by Stephen Chernicoff bring the online
self-help programming books included on the Gold 10 CDs to a total of five.
Pricing and Availability
CodeWarrior Gold 10 is now available direct from Metrowerks and from
Metrowerks authorized distributors for a suggested retail price of US$399.
Registered users receive two free updates in January and May 1997 and
technical support. International versions of CodeWarrior are available
localized for the following languages and character sets: Traditional and
simplified Chinese, French, German, Kanji, Korean, Brazilian-Portuguese and
Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports a complete line
of Macintosh-hosted computer language products for building Mac OS, Windows
95, Windows NT(tm), Magic Cap, Be OS(tm), Palm OS, PlayStation OS and
PowerTV applications. Metrowerks CodeWarrior products have become the
industry standard for professional Mac-hosted software development with
more than 50,000 registered users in 70 countries. Additional information
on Metrowerks and its products can be obtained in the U.S. by sending Email
to firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling (800) 377-5416, or via the Internet at
Metrowerks, the Metrowerks logo and CodeWarrior are registered trademarks
of Metrowerks, Inc. Macintosh, OpenDoc and Apple Script are registered
trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer,
Inc. Windows, Windows NT and Windows 95 are either registered trademarks
or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other
countries. All other companies and products may be trademarks of their
respective holders and are hereby recognized.
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