Red Hat and Metrowerks Deliver Mainstream Development Tools for Linux
Red Hat Linux Positioned for Next Wave of Growth
Research Triangle Park, N.C, and Austin, Texas--March 29, 1999- Red
Hat(r) Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux software and
expertise, and Metrowerks, Inc., (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE:MWK), a leading
supplier of software development tools for telecom, desktop, embedded
systems, and consumer electronics announced today that CodeWarrior(r)
software development tools have been ported to the Red Hat Linux
operating system. This agreement to bring commercial development
tools to Linux is the latest in a series of applications that enhance
the viability of the Linux OS.
"Our work with Metrowerks helps to accelerate the adoption of Linux
in the enterprise market," said Bob Young, CEO, Red Hat Software. "By
making CodeWarrior's user-friendly development tools available, we
will attract a broad base of software developers writing applications
for the Red Hat platform."
An Industry First
Metrowerks' CodeWarrior is the first widely used, commercially
available Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to be ported to
Red Hat Linux. This comprehensive and integrated set of tools
includes editors, browsers, project management facilities, compilers,
debuggers and other development tools within a powerful and
easy-to-use graphical development environment. The increased
productivity provided by the CodeWarrior IDE reduces the
time-to-market for all developers of third party applications. Those
developers already using CodeWarrior on other platforms can adopt Red
Hat Linux as their new platform without needing to learn a new tool
"Red Hat Software has been a leader in open source software
solutions. The combination of Red Hat and CodeWarrior responds to the
demand from the developer community for mainstream, commercial
software development tools for Red Hat Linux," said Jean Belanger,
chairman and CEO, Metrowerks.
One veteran user of CodeWarrior technology at National Instruments,
Rob Dye, noted the importance of the combination of CodeWarrior with
Linux: "As a longtime CodeWarrior user, I'm looking forward to having
CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux. We recently released LabVIEW for
Linux, and see Linux as an increasingly important platform.
CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux will be a welcome addition to our
Pricing and Availability
The companies will release two separate products. CodeWarrior for Red
Hat Linux, GNU Edition, targets native Linux applications development
using the CodeWarrior IDE and the GNU compiler and debugger
technology. CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux, Professional Edition, will
support Linux development using integrated compilers and debuggers
Orders are being taken today for the initial release of CodeWarrior
for Red Hat Linux, GNU Edition, which will begin shipping in May.
Priced at US$99, the product will include the CodeWarrior IDE using a
GNU compiler and debugger. Orders may be placed via the Metrowerks
website at www.metrowerks.com, by phone to Metrowerks at
800-377-5416, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For pricing and
availability outside the USA, please email email@example.com.
Distributors and resellers are listed on www.metrowerks.com/buy.
CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux, Professional Edition, will become
available during the fourth calendar quarter of 1999. This advanced
product, priced at US$449, includes integrated compilers and
debuggers from Metrowerks for C, C++, and Java.
The companies have entered into a distribution agreement by which Red
Hat Software will provide CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux on a
standalone basis, and will bundle and distribute CodeWarrior for Red
Hat Linux with the Red Hat version of the Linux operating system.
Product support will be available from Metrowerks.
Linux is the cooperatively developed POSIX-oriented, multi-user,
multi-tasking operating system used worldwide. Linux benefits from a
worldwide community of highly experienced programmers and technically
savvy academics who have the access to enhance and improve the
system. Linux is used as an exceptional-value, fully functional UNIX
workstation for Internet servers and other applications.
About Red Hat Software, Inc.
Founded in 1994, Red Hat Software is based in Research Triangle Park,
NC, where it is a leader in the development of open source-operating
software solutions. Red Hat Development builds the most accessible
and advanced operating system available anywhere with technical
innovations such as RPM Package Manager and the disk druid
installation tool. Red Hat Linux is available for Intel, Alpha, and
Sun SPARC platforms. Red Hat Linux was named InfoWorld's Product of
the Year for three years in a row, was given a Productivity accolade
in Software Development's "Jolt" Awards, was named an
Environment/Desktop finalist in the Ziff-Davis European Excellence
Awards, won the editor's choice awards from both the Linux Journal
and Australian Personal Computing magazines, and won the "Just Plain
Cool'" award from Australian Personal Computing magazine.
Founded in 1985, Metrowerks (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE:MWK) develops,
markets and supports CodeWarrior software development solutions for 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). Metrowerks' CodeWarrior
products are used by more than 130,000 registered users in 75
countries. For more information, please visit the Metrowerks web site