Contact: Anita Holmgren
Tenon Enhances CodeBuilder – UNIX Tools for Mac
Powerful Software Development Toolsuite Available for all Power Macs
Santa Barbara, CA — Today, Tenon Intersystems began shipping an enhanced
version of MachTen CodeBuilder, a cross-platform toolsuite for Power Mac.
The new CodeBuilder 1.1 release includes updated UNIX and X software
development tools, web development tools, a Java development environment,
and enhanced performance. In contrast to other UNIX tools for Macintosh,
CodeBuilder runs in conjunction with MacOS and MacOS applications and is
supported on all Power Macs, including iMacs and G3 PowerBooks. This
inexpensive package will give users a preview of the development
capabilities that will soon be available with MacOS X Server.
MachTen CodeBuilder includes a native fast file system, an enhanced suite
of UNIX software development tools based on the latest GNU (gcc 2.8.2) and
the next-generation EGCS (egcs 1.1b) compilers, including a validated Ada95
compiler, C, Objective-C, C++, Fortran and Java (kaffe 1.0b1). A new
compiler option lets data structures be aligned on PPC boundaries,
resulting in significant performance enhancements. CodeBuilder’s fast file
system reduces compilations one third the time. Also included is a
high-performance X11R6 development environment with an OpenGL option and
over 100 X client applications, as well as a suite of popular internet
scripting tools (Perl 5.005_01, tcl/tk, expect, bash, csh, and sh), popular
editors (emacs, BBEdit Lite, Alpha), and hundreds of standard UNIX
applications and utilities.
Tenon’s Power MachTen is a powerful UNIX development platform that is being
used by third party vendors to bring new solutions to the Macintosh. By
licensing Tenon’s UNIX libraries, developers have been able to bring
sophisticated UNIX software to MacOS, even in advance of MacOS X Server or
MacOS X. CodeBuilder is a cut-down version of Power MachTen that emphasizes
BCodeBuilder’s OpenGL support enables developers to build OpenGL X
applications on the Macintosh. The CodeBuilder package is US$149 for
corporations or individuals. The academic price is $99. Upgrades from older
versions of CodeBuilder are $39.95. The OpenGL option is $199; academic,
$149. Quantity discounts are available.
Tenon has been producing innovative UNIX, X, and networking software for
Apple platforms since 1989. In 1991, Tenon’s MachTen was a MacUser Editors
Choice Finalist for “Best Connectivity Software”. In 1994, MachTen was
selected by UNIX World’s Open Computing magazine as “A Best Product of the
Year”. In 1998, MachTen became the basis of Apple’s “G3 UNIX Workstation”.