METROWERKS SHIPPING CODEWARRIOR PROFESSIONAL 2, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
FOR WINDOWS 95, WINDOWS NT, AND MAC OS
Includes New Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 2.1, C/C++ Tools, and
Java 1.1 Tools and APIs
AUSTIN, Texas - October 27, 1997 - Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK) announces the release of CodeWarrior Professional 2, the second
release of CodeWarrior that combines Windows-hosted and Mac-hosted
desktop tools into a single unified software development package.
CodeWarrior Professional 2 is shipping with IDE 2.1, the newest version of
Metrowerks award-winning integrated development environment that includes
Java tools that are fully compliant with Java 1.1.
"Our commitment to providing our customers with the most useful set of
software tools on the market means we work constantly to improve what we
feel is already the most flexible and cost effective all-in-one software
development environment on the market," said Jean Belanger, chairman and
chief executive officer, Metrowerks.
CodeWarrior IDE 2.1
Among the many new improvements, the CodeWarrior IDE 2.1 features:
- project files that are interchangeable between Windows and Mac
- the ability to compare two source files, see the differences
graphically, and merge changes
- version 2.0 of Metrowerks' C/C++ compiler, which supports namespaces
and has improved template support
- a "current target" column in the project window that:
- shows the programmer whether a file belongs to the current target
- lets the programmer easily add or remove any file from the
- a code browser that works across targets and subprojects
- subproject caching that speeds multi-project builds and supports
browsing across subprojects
This powerful IDE combines a sophisticated project manager, source-code
editor, and multi-language code browser together with advanced, highly
optimizing compilers and linkers, and it supports development for a variety
of target processors and operating systems, using plug-in compilers and
linkers from third-party vendors and other CodeWarrior products.
CodeWarrior Professional 2, like all CodeWarrior products, also features
the CodeWarrior two-machine source-level debugger which plugs seamlessly
into the IDE. The Windows 95/NT hosted version also features support for
debugging Java in Internet Explorer 4.0.
CodeWarrior Professional 2 Java Support
CodeWarrior Professional 2 supports Java software application development
and is fully compliant with JDK 1.1. The full suite of Java tools includes
a fast Java compiler and linker, and assembler, all integrated into both
the Windows 95/NT toolset and the Mac OS toolset. For PowerPC and 68K
platforms, CodeWarrior Professional 2 also includes the Metrowerks high
performance Java Just-In-Time (JIT) compiler.
Pricing and Availability
CodeWarrior Professional 2 begins shipping is available from Developer
Depot (800-MACDEV-1, http://www.devdepot.com, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
and other sources. Renewals will be offered by Metrowerks at US$299.
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