METROWERKS SHIPPING CODEWARRIOR LATITUDE DR2
New Edition Makes It Easy to Build Native Applications for the Rhapsody
Operating System from Existing Mac OS Applications
AUSTIN, Texas - October 27, 1997 - Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK) announces the release of CodeWarrior Latitude DR2 ("Developer
Release" 2). With CodeWarrior Latitude DR2, programmers can easily port
their Mac OS applications to the Rhapsody operating system, creating new
native Rhapsody applications. Mac programmers who have received the early
version of Rhapsody, shipped by Apple to software developers earlier this
month, can start creating native Rhapsody applications right away by using
CodeWarrior Latitude DR2.
"Historically, we have made it our business to get the software tools for
developing a new technology into the hands of product developers as quickly
as possible," said Greg Galanos, president and chief technology officer,
Metrowerks. "When Apple introduced the PowerMac, we were there with
CodeWarrior software development tools. Now, with Apple's introduction of
Rhapsody, the next generation operating system, we are here with tools for
programmers that will bring native Rhapsody applications to market
CodeWarrior Latitude DR2 includes a set of shared libraries that perform
the functions of the Macintosh API. In most cases, only small
modifications are required to the Mac OS source code, which programmers
then recompile and link with the CodeWarrior Latitude libraries to produce
a new native Rhapsody application. CodeWarrior Latitude DR2 not only allows
users to build native applications for Rhapsody, but also for the Sun
Microsystems Solaris 2.3+ and Silicon Graphics IRIX 5.2+ UNIX-hosted
Pricing and Availability
CodeWarrior Latitude DR2 begins shipping the week of October 27, 1997,
priced at US$399, and is available from DevDepot (800-MACDEV-1,
http://www.devdepot.com, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) and other sources.
Academic pricing is US$119. All purchases include one free product update
and technical support for a year from Metrowerks. Site license pricing is
also available by contacting Metrowerks at 800-377-5416, or by sending a
request to: email@example.com.
Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports a complete line
of programming tools, product name CodeWarrior, used for software
development for a number of operating systems and microprocessors. Intended
for use on desktop computers or embedded systems, these operating systems
include Mac OS, Windows 95, Windows NT, PlayStation OS, BeOS, Palm OS,
OS-9, with announced support for Windows CE. Target processors include 68K,
PowerPC, x86, and MIPS microprocessors, with support for the NEC VR/V8xx,
ARM, and Hitachi SuperH families of microprocessors to be added in 1998.
The cross-platform compilers support C, C++, Java, and Object Pascal, and
allow programmers to build applications from one unique Integrated
Development Environment (IDE). Metrowerks' CodeWarrior products are used by
more than 100,000 registered users in 75 countries. For more information,
please visit the Metrowerks web site at www.metrowerks.com .
Gordy Davies Maria Krinsky
Metrowerks Inc. Metrowerks, Inc.
(512) 873-4797 (512) 873-4719