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METROWERKS TO INCLUDE APPLE'S NEW OS TOOLS IN REGULAR CODEWARRIOR SUBSCRIPTIONS
CodeWarrior Tools for Apple's New OS to be Delivered in Incremental Releases
AUSTIN, Texas, December 20, 1996.-Metrowerks Inc. (NASDAQ: MTWKF,
TSE/ME:MWK), the leading provider of software development tools for the
Macintosh, today announced that CodeWarrior support for Apple Computer,
Inc.'s Next generation OS will be shipped to CodeWarrior customers as part
of their regular CodeWarrior subscription, in step with Apple's release of
its Next generation OS.
Metrowerks expects to have Objective C compilers and Objective C runtime
support in its C++ compilers hosted in CodeWarrior by the 1997 Apple
WorldWide Developers Conference. Metrowerks expects to have its CodeWarrior
compilers and linkers ported to Apple's Next generation OS simultaneous
with its availability from Apple Computer.
The CodeWarrior development environment will be supported on both Mac OS
and Apple's Next generation OS and the first developer release of the Apple
Next generation OS-hosted CodeWarrior will be made available to current
CodeWarrior subscribers at Macworld San Francisco 1998. Metrowerks compiler
offerings for Apple software platforms will include full support for 68K,
PowerPC and x86 applications development.
"Metrowerks intends to provide CodeWarrior support for Apple's Next
generation OS from day one," said Greg Galanos, President and Chief
Technology Officer of Metrowerks. "We will deliver CodeWarrior tools to the
developer community in an ongoing fashion to support current MacOS and
Apple's Next generation OS. Our intent is to make these tools available as
soon as possible to our customers in their regular CodeWarrior
subscription. CodeWarrior support of Apple's Next generation OS is in
alignment with our overall tools strategy and increases the availability of
CodeWarrior-hosted tools that can be used to develop applications software
for the desktop, consumer electronics and embedded systems markets."
"Metrowerks is a valued partner of Apple Computer and CodeWarrior was
instrumental in our successful transition from 68K to PowerPC." said Ellen
Hancock, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Apple
Computer. "We are working closely with Metrowerks to ensure a cohesive set
of software development tools that span from MacOS 7.x to Apple's Next
generation OS. One of Apple's highest priorities in the deployment of our
Next generation OS is that CodeWarrior users can move their applications as
quickly and efficiently as possible. We're pleased that Metrowerks will
provide these new tools as part of their regular CodeWarrior subscription."
Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports a complete line
of computer language products for building Mac OS, Windows 95, Windows NT,
Magic Cap, BeOS, PalmOS, 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 is a registered trademark 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
Statements in this press release regarding future versions of CodeWarrior
are forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties,
including successful and timely development of future versions of
CodeWarrior and customer acceptance of the product.