Stephanie L. Franks
METROWERKS ANNOUNCES CODEWARRIOR DEVELOPMENT TOOLS FOR LINUX
Austin, Texas-October 1, 1998-Metrowerks, Inc., (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME: MWK) today announces their intention to ship the award-winning CodeWarrior software development tools to be hosted on the Linux operating system targeting the x86 and PowerPC-based personal computers processors.
CodeWarrior development tools will include a project manager, editors, browsers, compilers and debuggers and will support development for C/C++ and Java. Linux support will be included at no additional cost in Metrowerks' award-winning Code Warrior Professional tools, which currently support development for Windows and Mac OS. The manufacturers' list price for CodeWarrior Professional is US$449. Academic pricing for CodeWarrior Professional is US$119. Support for Linux in CodeWarrior Professional is scheduled for Release 5 in the Spring, 1999. Embedded tools are scheduled for release later that year and will be priced at parity with other Windows-hosted embedded development tools.
CodeWarrior project files in the Linux development tools will be portable across platforms, which enable developers to easily migrate between Windows, Macintosh, and Linux host systems with no downtime in learning new tool sets. Metrowerks' CodeWarrior development environment is the only state-of-the-art development system that will run on all three operating systems
"I've always found Metrowerks development tools to be extraordinary," said Jeff Carr, president, Linux PPC. "It makes us very happy to know that Metrowerks will provide this outstanding software to Linux developers. Finally, there is a development environment available that can match the power of Linux."
"Metrowerks is deploying CodeWarrior for Linux in order to provide developers with the ultimate mobility between the major development hosts that consists of Windows, MacOS and Linux," said Greg Galanos, president and chief technology officer, Metrowerks. "Linux is an important transition vector and development system for Unix developers that work on non-proprietary Unix systems. Metrowerks is committed to offering the same powerful CodeWarrior development environment and tools as that found on Window and MacOS for desktop development."
Linux is the freely distributable, cooperatively-developed POSIX-based, multi-user, multi-tasking operating system used worldwide. Linux is used as a high value, fully-functional UNIX workstation for applications ranging from Internet Servers to reliable workgroup computing.
Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports CodeWarrior, a total solution of software development tools including a project manager, compiler, debugger and editor. CodeWarrior runs on a number of operating systems targeting the most popular microprocessors. Intended for use for embedded systems or desktop computers, the cross-platform compilers support C, C++, Java, and Pascal, and allow programmers to build applications from one unique Integrated Development Environment (IDE). CodeWarrior's cross-platform functionality was designed to provide companies with a high-performance development tool set to improve productivity and decrease customer's time-to-market.