Santa Barbara, CA, May 12, 1997. Tenon Intersystems is shipping a new version of CodeBuilder, a powerful tool for porting existing UNIX applications or developing new, portable Rhapsody applications on Power Macs and Power Mac clones. CodeBuilder 1.0.1 contains a complete UNIX software development environment with a source-level debugger and C, C++, Objective-C, Ada95, Java and Fortran77 compilers all generating native PPC code. Because CodeBuilder creates binary PowerPC Executable Format (PEF) files that can integrate directly with other Macintosh development tools, software developers can combine Macintosh debuggers and compilers with the CodeBuilder tool suite to get the best of both the Macintosh and UNIX worlds.
MachTen CodeBuilder extends MacOS with a family of dynamically-linked, shared libraries that, like a Java virtual machine, create a UNIX virtual machine-based execution environment with pre-emptive multi-tasking. Tenon's MachTen UNIX is based on the same Carnegie Mellon Mach and BSD UNIX foundation as NeXT OS, making CodeBuilder a good platform for porting and building next-generation MacOS applications. Because CodeBuilder's execution environment is identical to the NeXT OS environment, CodeBuilder supports Rhapsody OS APIs and Rhapsody TCP sockets. This means that applications that run with CodeBuilder, will also run with Rhapsody, Apple's next-generation operating system. CodeBuilder includes a new native fast file system which removes the MacOS file system name length limitations and sizing restrictions. Depending upon the application, Tenon's new file system can result in a two- to ten-fold performance improvement. This performance advantage, coupled with the latest high-performance Power Macs, creates a new standard in desktop computing.
CodeBuilder includes AfterStep, a NeXT-style X desktop and GNU Objective-C. Objective-C, an object-oriented extension to the C language, is the NEXTSTEP development language. The GNUStep base class libraries are included with CodeBuilder as a source code compilation example. GNUStep is a widely-available implementation of OPENSTEP, the NeXT distributed application run time environment. A future release of CodeBuilder will include the complete GNUStep environment.
CodeBuilder's Kaffe (a development & execution environment for Java bytecode), scripting tools (such as Perl, MacPerl, tck/tk and expect) and popular Macintosh and UNIX text editors (such as BBEdit Lite, Alpha, and emacs) make CodeBuilder an ideal internet programming and Web developer tool.
The software comes on CD with BSD UNIX source code, on-line documentation in both HTML and Adobe Acrobat PDF formats. The package is available for $149, with a government and educational price of $99.
Tenon has been shpping award-winning Mach/ BSD UNIX software on MacOS since 1991. Now that Apple has embraced the same technology for their next-generation operating system, Tenon is using their unique "UNIX virtual machine" as the basis of a set of "Rhapsody-Ready" applications.
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