Metrowerks to Ship Codewarrior Professional 3, the Latest Version of SoftwareDevelopment Tools for Windows 95, Windows NT, and Mac OS
Austin, Texas--March 23, 1998--Metrowerks, Inc. will, in the last weekof March, begin shipping Codewarrior Professional 3, the latest release ofCodewarrior software development tools that combines Windows-hosted and Mac-hosted desktop tools into a single unified package. Codewarrior Professional 3 includes IDE 3.0, the latest version of Metrowerks' award-winning integrated developmentenvironment, which has a fully integrated debugger and a new Java-to-native compiler. The new IDE also allows programmers to take advantage of both the Intel MMX and AMD-3D instruction sets.
The new integrated debugger supports x86, PowerPC, 68K, and Java, and isintegrated into the IDE.
Codewarrior Professional 3 now supports inline assembly for the MMX and AMD-3Dtechnology instruction sets and supports optimization and code generation forthe MMX, K6, and AMD K6-3D instruction sets.
Codewarrior Professional 3 includes significant improvements and additions tothe Java tools that are designed to bring Java into the mainstream of languagedevelopment. These tools include Java-to-native prerelease compiler plugins for x86 and PowerPC targets. This compiler will compile Java source code and produce the equivalent target executable. This means programmers can now use Java as a natively executedprogramming language just like C, enabling their applications to run at performance levels similar to other native applications. The new Javadoc postlinker makes use of information generated during the compilers parsing phase to generate the HTML documentation instead or requiring the JavaDoc linker to regenerate the information itself.
Additional improvements in Codewarrior Professional 3 include compare foldercapability, which allows programmers to compare multiple files simultaneously;support for Visual Sourcesafe 5.0 and it's API (for Windows), which permitsdevelopers to check-in and check-out files without the need to run VisualSourcesafe as a separate application; and window console I/O capabilities,which allow the programmer to send output to a window console, save in ASCII textformat, and print.
Codewarrior Professional 3 begins shipping in the last week of March 1998,priced at $449 and is available from Metrowerks and Metrowerks authorizedresellers. Academic pricing is $119. All purchases include one free updateand technical support for a year from Metrowerks. Site license pricing isalso available by contacting Metrowerks at (800) 377-5416, or by sending a requestto: firstname.lastname@example.org. For pricing and availability outside the U.S.contact a local international distributor or call (512) 873-4700.
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