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9. Development Tools

9.1 ACUCOBOL-GT

Description:

ACUCOBOL-GT is an ANSI-85 COBOL development system with compiler, runtime, debugger, support utilities and documentation. It offers single source hardware independence, GUI COBOL, client/server capabilities, multithreading support, and data source flexibility. Additionally, ACUCOBOL-GT is year 2000 compliant.

Distribution media:

currently 3,5" diskettes (A CD-ROM is planned for 2Q/98).

Licensing policy:

Runtime license for each installed application including license fees for all products free of charge 30 day evaluation copy available on our web site.

OS provisions:

Linux a.out and ELF. Tested on Red Hat Linux 4.1 with kernel version 2.0.30.

Documentation:

Printed dccumentation for all products (english), online documentation for web evaluation copy.

Product support:

Update service (annual fee is 20% of product list price), training courses for core products (DM 600/day at scheduled dates), technical support included in update service.

Available since:

February, 1995.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$1.500 for single user development system (Linux), US$300 for each additional developer, runtime fees on request (price is depending on contract form).

Vendor (Germany):

Acucobol Deutschland GmbH

Otto-Hahn-Str. 9
D-61381 Friedrichsdorf
Germany

Phone:

+49 6175 93310

Fax:

+49 6175 1429

EMail:

aschmidt@acucobol.de

Contact:

Annette Schmidt

Vendor (USA):

Acucobol, Inc.

7950 Silverton Avenue, Suite #201
San Diego, CA 92126
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 800 COBOL 85, +1 619 6897220

Fax:

+1 619 566 3071

EMail:

info@acucobol.com

URL:

http://www.acucobol.com

Contact:

Jeff Freedman

Last modified:

November 1, 1997.

9.2 Amzi! Prolog & Logic Server

Description:

Amzi! enables the easy integration of intelligent components with conventional applications allowing you to add logic-bases that give advice, configure and tune systems, diagnose problems, apply business rules, monitor processes and parse documents. Your applications access a logic-base of rules just as a database server accesses records. The rules are expressed in Prolog which has powerful, built-in search and pattern matching capabilities. The Amzi! Logic Server is encapsulated as a C++ Class and C API Interface. You can add your own Prolog functions in C/C++. Includes: compiler, listener, debugger, linker, EXE, generator, call-in/call-out Logic Server API, full documentation, comprehensive Prolog tutorial and lots of sample code.

Distribution media:

Internet.

Licensing policy:

The Professional Edition includes an unlimited, royalty-free license. The Personal Edition is limited to distributing applications for non-commercial use only.

OS provisions:

About 350 KB of RAM for typical small application, 3-4 MB disk.

Documentation:

HTML format, includes full Prolog tutorial.

Product support:

Subscription Plus service provides automatic updates for a full year, $198. Custom development services available.

Linux Support:

No Linux system included. For Amzi! software, free tech support for registered users by phone, fax and EMail.

Available since:

November 3, 1995.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Personal (Shareware), $49. Professional, $298.

Vendor:

Amzi! inc.

40 Samuel Prescott Drive
Stow, MA 01775
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 508 897 7332

Fax:

+1 508 897 2784

EMail:

info@amzi.com

URL:

http://www.amzi.com

Contact:

Mary Kroening

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

9.3 Basmark QuickBASIC

Description:

The Basmark QuickBASIC Compiler is a multi-user IBM-PC BASICA, MBASIC and Microsoft QuickBASIC Compiler designed to provide performance and consistency across a variety of machines (e.g. i386 and i486, Pentium, SPARC, RS/6000, HP PA-RISC) under Unix, AIX, SunOS, Linux, HP-UX and Xenix.

Distribution media:

Internet.

Licensing policy:

Per machine, no run-time restrictions.

OS provisions:

GNU GAS and LD must be installed.

Documentation:

400+ page manual, release and installation notes available in hardcopy form for an additional US$50 (plus shipping).

Product support:

Updates available for US$139 less shipping. Maintenance contracts available.

Extra features and add-ons:

C-ISAM (Informix Inc.) Interface in C source code form. Cost is US$35.

Available since:

December, 1993.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$195.

Vendor:

Basmark Corporation

P.O. Box 40450
Cleveland, OH 44140
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 216 871 8855

Fax:

+1 216 871 9011

EMail:

jgo@basmark.com (for orders)

URL:

http://www.basmark.com

Contact:

Joseph O'Toole (for orders)

Last modified:

November 4, 1997.

9.4 Critical Mass CM3

Description:

Systems development compiler and runtime.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

Commercial with library source, evaluation licenses available for download at http://www.cmass.com/cm3.

OS provisions:

Linux/ELF.

Documentation:

Online.

Product support:

Optional.

Extra features and add-ons:

See http://www.cmass.com/cm3

Available since:

May, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

USA.

Price range:

US$479/seat.

Vendor:

Critical Mass, Inc.

Critical Mass, Inc.
225R Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 617 354 6277

Fax:

+1 617 354 5027

EMail:

info@cmass.com

URL:

http://www.cmass.com

Last modified:

May 19, 1997.

9.5 Dynace

Description:

Dynace (pronounced like ``dynasty'' without the ``t'') is a preprocessor, include files and a library which extends the C language with advanced object oriented capabilities, automatic garbage collection and multiple threads. Dynace is designed to solve many of the problems associated with C++ while being easier to learn and containing more flexable object oriented facilities. Dynace is able to add facilities previously only available in languages such as Smalltalk and CLOS without all the overhead normally associated with those environments.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW); including full C source code.

Licensing policy:

One license per programmer; Applications are royalty free. Full system is on http://www.edge.net/algorithms. Free for non-commercial use.

OS provisions:

Any Linux.

Documentation:

310 pages; in Postscript, HP PCL, or TeX DVI.

Product support:

Dynace-support@edge.net

Extra features and add-ons:

Complete Windows development system.

Available since:

December, 1993.

Price range:

US$599.

Vendor:

Algorithms Corporation

3020 Liberty Hills Drive
Franklin, TN 37067
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 800 566 8991, +1 615 791 1636

Fax:

+1 615 791 7736

EMail:

blake@edge.net

URL:

http://www.edge.net/algorithms

Contact:

Blake McBride

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

9.6 Absoft Fortran 77

Description:

VAX/VMS compatible ANSI Fortran 77 compiler and debugger.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes.

Licensing policy:

Single user license; multi-user packages also available.

OS provisions:

Linux 1.2.13.

Documentation:

300+ pages hard copy documentation.

Product support:

No-charge technical support.

Available since:

March, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$525-$2,000.

Vendor:

Absoft Corporation

2781 Bond Street
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 248 853 0050

Fax:

+1 248 853 0108

EMail:

sales@absoft.com

URL:

http://www.absoft.com

Contact:

Wood Lotz

Last modified:

August 7, 1997.

9.7 Finesse

Description:

OSF/Motif GUI for shell scripts.

Distribution media:

Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Finesse is a fully commercial product for other Unixes where nodelocked licenses are possible. The Linux version is freely available via FTP. Floppy medium is DM 90.

OS provisions:

ELF Libraries. X11R6. No Motif required.

Documentation:

PostScript File.

Product support:

No support for free version.

Available since:

May, 1995.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Free demo. Commercial version with support on request.

Vendor:

science + computing GmbH

Hagellocher Weg 71
D-72070 Tübingen
Germany

Phone:

+49 7071 9457 0

Fax:

+49 7071 9457 27

EMail:

info@science-computing.de

URL:

http://www.science-computing.de

FTP:

ftp://ftp.science-computing.de/pub/finesse.

Contact:

Olaf Flebbe

Last modified:

February 25, 1997.

9.8 ISE Eiffel

Description:

ISE Eiffel is a seamless object-oriented development environment. ISE Eiffel provides an integrated solution for software developers through pure object-oriented methods, from analysis and design through code generation, maintenance, and reverse engineering.

The components of ISE Eiffel include EiffelBench, EiffelBase, EiffelBuild, EiffelVision, EiffelLex, EiffelParse, EiffelNet, EiffelStore, ObjEdit, EiffelCase, EiffelMath, EiffelWeb, DLE (Dynanic Linking in Eiffel) and SCOOP (Distribution/Concurrency mechanism).

Distribution media:

CD-ROM and Internet (FTP and WWW)

Licensing policy:

No run-time fees are required for products, commercial or otherwise, developed with ISE's technology. In the case of commercial products we simply require the product and its documentation to acknowledge ISE Eiffel clearly. The copyright holder must acknowledge the product's use/incorporation of ISE Eiffel by (a) Featuring "ISE Eiffel" prominently in product documentation, and (b) Featuring an "ISE Eiffel" software window or pop-up message clearly visible during the copyrighted product's installation process.

OS provisions:

Linux ELF or a.out.

Documentation:

Printed documentation. Additional online help.

Product support:

Update service, maintenance, training available.

Available since:

August, 1994.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Starting at US$99.

Vendor:

Interactive Software Engineering, Inc.

ISE Building
270 Storke Road, 2nd Floor
Goleta, CA 93117
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 805 685 1006

Fax:

+1 805 685 6869

EMail:

info@eiffel.com

URL:

http://www.eiffel.com

Last modified:

October 3, 1997.

9.9 EiffelBench

Description:

Object-oriented CASE Workbench.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM and Internet (FTP and WWW).

Licensing policy:

No run-time fees are required for products, commercial or otherwise, developed with ISE's technology. In the case of commercial products we simply require the product and its documentation to acknowledge ISE Eiffel clearly. The copyright holder must acknowledge the product's use/incorporation of ISE Eiffel by (a) Featuring "ISE Eiffel" prominently in product documentation, and (b) Featuring an "ISE Eiffel" software window or pop-up message clearly visible during the copyrighted product's installation process.

OS provisions:

Linux ELF or a.out.

Documentation:

Eiffel: The Environment. Language References.

Product support:

Update service, maintenance, training available.

Available since:

August, 1994.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Starting at US$99.

Vendor:

Interactive Software Engineering, Inc.

ISE Building
270 Storke Road, 2nd Floor
Goleta, CA 93117
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 805 685 1006

Fax:

+1 805 685 6869

EMail:

info@eiffel.com

URL:

http://www.eiffel.com

Last modified:

October 3, 1997.

9.10 C-Forge IDE

Description:

C-Forge is a highly scalable, multi-user integrated development environment that provides full project management and complete edit, compile and debug cycle support. Includes its own full-featured editor, revision control tool and diff tool. Drag and drop is enabled throughout the environment. Allows easy configuration and use of external tools. Currently supports C/C++ -- more languages on the way.

Distribution media:

Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Single user and floating multi user licenses available. Free demo available at our web site.

OS provisions:

Works with Linux kernels 2.0.x and 2.1.x. Installations available in tar.gz and RPM formats.

Documentation:

Online.

Product support:

By EMail.

Extra features and add-ons:

We add the features you want to future versions of C-Forge.

Available since:

February, 1998.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$30 for single user version. Contact for corporate pricing policies. Educational discounts available.

Vendor:

Code Forge Inc.

EMail:

consult@codeforge.com

URL:

http://www.codeforge.com

Contact:

Yuri Mironoff

Last modified:

February 8, 1998.

9.11 IdeaFix

Description:

The InterSoft Development Environment for Applications in Unix, or IdeaFix, is a set of programming tools and utilities designed to provide an integrated environment for programmers as well as end-users. The aim of IdeaFix is to maximize performance and productivity for both.

For the end-user, IdeaFix offers a user-friendly interface and an online help system. IdeaFix provides the developer with tools to simplify development of such design criteria as relational databases and modular structured programming.

Distribution media:

4/8 mm. DAT, 150/525 MB tape. Academic version available from:

Licensing policy:

Commercial.

OS provisions:

20 MB disk space, and GNU C/C++ compiler.

Documentation:

Available in PostScript.

Product support:

Contact ideafix-info@inter-soft.com for more information.

Extra features and add-ons:

SQL server, Dali - Development Environment, Cracker for Windows.

Available since:

1986.

Countries with distribution:

Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Venezuela and USA.

Price range:

Linux version for free (with some restrictions). Other prices available on request.

Vendor:

InterSoft Argentina S.A.

Córdoba 883 9th. Floor
Capital Federal (1054)
Argentina

Phone:

+54 1 318 8900

Fax:

+54 1 318 8997

EMail:

info@inter-soft.com

URL:

http://www.inter-soft.com

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

9.12 j-tree

Description:

Harness the power of Java clients while maintaining a legacy database on wide variety of O/S. Java API with c-tree Plus' ISAM functionality gives Java functionality through native methods/RMI. j-tree utilizes the power/flexibility of FairCom's full line of database Servers.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes.

Licensing policy:

A licensed copy of c-tree Plus, thereafter royalty free.

OS provisions:

2 MB of RAM.

Documentation:

Full online documentation with CD-ROM, available in English and Japanese.

Product support:

Three months of full technical support from purchase date.

Available since:

August, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Upon request.

Vendor:

FairCom

4006 W. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203-0100
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 573 445 6833

Fax:

+1 573 445 9698

EMail:

Faircom@faircom.com

URL:

http://www.faircom.com

Contact:

Tamra Brown <tami@faircom.com>

Vendor:

FairCom Europe

Via Patrioti 6
I-24021 Albino
Italy

Phone:

+39 35 773 464

Fax:

+39 35 773 806

EMail:

Europe@faircom.com

Vendor:

FairCom Japan

Ikeda Bldg. #3 4F, 112-5
Komei-chou, Tsu-city MIE 514
Japan

Phone:

+81 059 229 7504

Fax:

+81 059 249 723

Vendor:

FairCom do Brasil Ltda.

Phone:

+55 11 3872 9802

Fax:

+55 11 3862 1752

EMail:

Brazil@faircom.com

Last modified:

August 9, 1997.

9.13 KAI C++

Description:

The KAI C++ compiler provides conformance to the latest draft standard, high performance, low abstraction penalty, identical syntax and libraries on all supported platforms and superior customer support. No other compiler is as close to the draft standard.

Distribution media:

Internet (FTP and WWW).

Licensing policy:

Commercial. 30 day free trial available at http://www.kai.com/kcc_howto.shtml

OS provisions:

Red Hat Linux 2.1 or later. Other Software: gcc 2.7.2.1. Disk space: 15 MB.

Documentation:

Complete online documentation is supplied.

Product support:

No-charge technical support. Annual Support service provides automatic updates for a full year, US$79.

Available since:

May, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$395 single processor; US$545 multiprocessor.

Vendor:

Kuck & Associates, Inc.

1906 Fox Drive
Champaign, IL  61820-7345
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 217 356 2288

Fax:

+1 217 356 5199

EMail:

kai@kai.com

URL:

http://www.kai.com/kcc_howto.shtml

Contact:

Bruce Leasure <bruce@kai.com>

Last modified:

July 14, 1997.

9.14 Khoros Pro 2.1

Description:

Khoros Pro 2.2 is a software development environment with extensive image processing, software development, and data visualization capabilities.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

Single user license comes with Khoros Pro CD-ROM. For software developers, independent software developer licenses are available.

OS provisions:

Linux 2.0.18, gcc 2.7.2, Fortran compiler f2c 19951025+ AT&T Bell Labs.

Documentation:

Printed documentation; Installation Guide and User's Guide come with the CD-ROM. Five volume Developer's Manual set available from KRI.

Product support:

Training in Software Development and Digital Image Processing scheduled through 1998. See http://www.khoral.com/training/training.html.

Maintenance, technical and engineering support may be purchased from KRI on a negotiated basis.

Available since:

August, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide. Addison Wesley selling to educational market.

Price range:

Single user Khoros Pro 2.2 is US$549. Independent software developer licenses start at US$5,000 and go up depending on platforms and organization structure. Royalty agreements can be negotiated.

Vendor:

Khoral Research Inc.

6001 Indian School NE Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM 87110
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 505 837 6500

Fax:

+1 505 881 3842

EMail:

info@khoral.com

URL:

http://www.khoral.com

FTP:

ftp://ftp.khoral.com

Contact:

Annie MacFarlane <annie@khoral.com>

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

9.15 MetaCard

Description:

MetaCard is a GUI development and multimedia authoring tool compatible with Apple Corporation's HyperCard. Anyone can use MetaCard to build GUI applications and hypermedia documents using a powerful, direct manipulation editor and an easy-to-learn scripting language.

MetaCard goes beyond HyperCard by including support for color controls and images, vector graphics, scrollbars, and dialog boxes. MetaCard's scripting language has support for arrays, custom (user defined) object properties, and is based on high-perforance "virtual compiler" technology. Stacks developed with MetaCard are portable among all popular Unix platforms and Windows 95/NT and can be distributed with without licensing fees or royalties.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes and Internet (FTP and EMail).

Licensing policy:

MetaCard can be licensed to a single, named individual, but can be used on any machine or combination of machines by that user. Multiple user packages are also available.

The save-disabled distribution is available via anonymous FTP from ftp://ftp.metacard.com/MetaCard and ftp://ftp.uu.net/vendor/MetaCard.

OS provisions:

The Linux engine is built on a 1.2.13 ELF system. Minumum 8 MB RAM for runtime, 16MB RAM for development. Minimum 640x480x8 screen resolution for runtime, 800x600x8 for development. Development system requires about 5MB disk space. GUI is Motif-compliant, but does not require Motif libraries.

Documentation:

Complete online documentation is supplied. Printed documentation is an extra-cost option.

Product support:

Free EMail technical support, phone support available at extra cost.

Extra features and add-ons:

A library version of MetaCard that can be linked directly to C programs (Embedded MetaCard) is available at extra cost.

Available since:

June, 1992.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$995 for single-user all-platform development license.

Vendor:

MetaCard Corporation

4710 Shoup pl.
Boulder, CO 80303
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 303 447 3936

Fax:

+1 303 499 9855

EMail:

info@metacard.com

URL:

http://www.metacard.com

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

9.16 ObjectManual Release 3.0

Description:

Automated documentation generator from C++ programs. Generates doucmentation in various formats including HTML, RTF, MIF along with Java classes.

Distribution media:

Internet (FTP and WWW).

Licensing policy:

Single, Multiple, Site and Floating Licenses.

OS provisions:

Linux ELF.

Documentation:

Provided in PostScript along with the distribution.

Product support:

Free for 30 days. Then a contract based on six month to a one year cycle.

Extra features and add-ons:

New release are released every quarter.

Available since:

1995.

Countries with distribution:

USA.

Price range:

US$2295 for most flavours of Unix. Free of charge for Linux users that work in a non-commercial environment.

Vendor:

ObjectSoftware, Inc.

3519 Misty Meadow Drive
Dallas, TX 75287
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 214 373 2021

Fax:

+1 972 662 0756

EMail:

objsoft@netcom.com

URL:

http://www.obsoft.com

Contact:

Bobby Sardana

Last modified:

September 30, 1997.

9.17 Critical Mass Reactor

Description:

Distributed application development environment.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

Commercial with library source, evaluation licenses available for purchase.

OS provisions:

Linux/ELF.

Documentation:

Extensive documentation included (printed and online)

Product support:

Optional.

Extra features and add-ons:

See http://www.cmass.com/reactor/overview/index.html#reactor_features

Available since:

May, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

USA.

Price range:

US$479-$3500/seat. Discounts are available for non-commercial and academic use.

Vendor:

Critical Mass, Inc.

Critical Mass, Inc.
225R Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 617 354 6277

Fax:

+1 617 354 5027

EMail:

info@cmass.com

URL:

http://www.cmass.com

Last modified:

May 19, 1997.

9.18 Resource Standard Metrics

Description:

A source code metrics and quality analysis tool for C and C++. This creates standard metrics like Lines of Code, Cylcomatic complexity and functional analysis. This tool is portable across most all popular operating systems. The quality analysis checks for semantic errors that most compilers miss and enforces stardard software development standards.

Distribution media:

Software can be downloaded from our

web site or EMailed or shipped on floppy disk in ZIP and tar format.

Licensing policy:

Shareware licensing for the demo version which processes one file. Commercial single user and network licenses will process any number of files of any size from wild cards at the command line, from a list or recursively descend a directory tree.

OS provisions:

Linux 1.2.

Documentation:

Comes with full online documentation or printed text file. English language only.

Product support:

1 Email support. 1 year software maintenance available.

Extra features and add-ons:

Some license come with unmodifiable source code for compiling on your specific OS. Each license comes with a pretty printing utility and a DOS to Unix conversion utility.

Available since:

March, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$99.99 for single user non-source code version to US$999.95 for the network source code license.

Vendor:

M Squared Technolgies

2128 Hidden Pine Lane
Apopka, FL 32712
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 407 880 2627

Fax:

+1 407 880 2627

EMail:

m2tech@reachus.com

URL:

http://www.m2tech.net

Last modified:

September 25, 1998.

9.19 r-tree

Description:

r-tree report generator in C source code.

Provides complex, multi-line reports by handling virtually every aspect of report generation. The only programming requirement is to call the r-tree report function, which reads c-tree data files, performs calculations, monitors control breaks and accumulators and produces a formatted report. Complete with C source code. Requires c-tree Plus.

Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes and CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

r-tree Plus is licensed on a per programmer basis. Royalty-free distribution. Contact FairCom for possible restrictions.

Documentation:

Printed manuals distributed with product; full online documentation with CD-ROM, available in English and Japanese.

Product support:

Three months of full technical support from purchase date. Unlimited technical support and product updates available thereafter with r-tree maintenance program.

Available since:

October, 1995.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$445.

Vendor:

FairCom

4006 W. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65203-0100
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 573 445 6833

Fax:

+1 573 445 9698

EMail:

Faircom@faircom.com

URL:

http://www.faircom.com

Contact:

Tamra Brown <tami@faircom.com>

Vendor:

FairCom Europe

Via Patrioti 6
I-24021 Albino
Italy

Phone:

+39 35 773 464

Fax:

+39 35 773 806

EMail:

Europe@faircom.com

Vendor:

FairCom Japan

Ikeda Bldg. #3 4F, 112-5
Komei-chou, Tsu-city MIE 514
Japan

Phone:

+81 059 229 7504

Fax:

+81 059 249 723

Vendor:

FairCom do Brasil Ltda.

Phone:

+55 11 3872 9802

Fax:

+55 11 3862 1752

EMail:

Brazil@faircom.com

Last modified:

August 7, 1997.

9.20 sdoc (Source Documenter)

Description:

This program helps to create a complete, indexed documentation from your sources (C, tcl, Perl currently available, other will follow soon).

You add documentation information to your scripts using pod (Plain old documentation), the documentation format also used in Perl. The documentation options provided by pod are simple and easy to learn but powerfull enough to create nice and good looking documents.

sdoc uses this information to create a pod-document which in turn may be transformed to HTML, LaTeX (and PostScript), nroff or just plain text.

The preview function of tdoc lets you create documentation interactively - add or modify your documentation to the source file and check the output for correctness.

Here are some highlights:

  • Documentation is included in source file, no separate files needed
  • Powerfull formatting options combined with easy learning
  • Good looking documentation can be created without hassle
  • Automated indexing
  • Output may be in HTML, PostScript and a lot of other formats (have a look at the perlpod manual page or at available pod converters).

The Tcl Documenter is also available as a commercial version. This version adds the following features:

  • Significantly faster
  • May optionally use Netscape to display preview pages.
  • Includes the package concept to further automate file selection.
  • Direct connection to emacs for file editing
  • Direct creation of postscript output
  • Full support, upgrades
  • Complete documentation
Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes and Internet (EMail and WWW).

Licensing policy:

You can download the public domain version of sdoc from the neosoft tcl archive:

OS provisions:

You need an ELF based system with X11.

Documentation:

Context sensitive help and complete documentation in Pod format. Available as PostScript on request.

Product support:

Installation support included, additional support available.

Available since:

July, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Contact softWorks for pricing details. Discounts for students and educational institutions available.

Vendor:

softWorks, Richard Schwaninger

Theodor-Körnerstr. 173
A-8010 Graz
Austria

Phone:

+43 316 686590

Fax:

+43 316 686590

EMail:

risc@ping.at

URL:

http://members.ping.at/risc

Contact:

Richard Schwaninger

Last modified:

August 7, 1997.

9.21 SEDIT, S/REXX

Description:

SEDIT is a powerful Unix text editor patterned after IBM's XEDIT editor. It operates with a GUI under X windows or in character mode from a tty device. S/REXX is a full Unix implementation of IBM's SAA procedural language except that the numeric digit specification is limited to 15 digits. S/REXX functions as an imbedded macro language for SEDIT as well as providing a powerful modern programming language alternative to shell scripting languages. SEDIT and S/REXX may be purchased in a bundle or individually. See our web site for more information including pricing for Linux, etc. For additional information, please contact one of the local distributors listed on the web site or mail us at sedit@dialup.FranceNet.fr

Distribution media:

4mm, 8mm, 1/4" or 3.5" diskettes and Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

SEDIT and S/REXX are licensed products. See the above WWW site for details. For demo purposes, a short term license key will be provided on request to anyone who obtains the product via ftp.

OS provisions:

We believe these products will work with any recent stable Linux kernel since 1.1.18 supporting a.out format. Motif is fully bound with SEDIT and SEDIT is distributed with XFree86 3.1 shared libraries for use if your system is not at that level.

Documentation:

Documentation is furnished in PostScript form, in extensive online help files, and in optional printed manuals.

Product support:

Technical support is available for all licensed users. For maintenance, see the above URLs.

Extra features and add-ons:

A REXX interactive graphical debugger is available as an optional feature as are printed manuals, physical media, and on going maintenance. See the above URLs.

Available since:

The original Linux version has been available since 3rd quarter 1995.

Countries with distribution:

SEDIT and S/REXX are available worldwide. The URLs should be consulted for current information.

Price range:

Pricing information should be requested from the local distributor responsible for your country. An economical 2 user license is available for Linux without media or printed documentation with other options for more users, S/REXX, hardcopy manuals, etc.

Vendor:

Benaroya

31 Rue de Constantinople
F-75008 Paris
France

Phone:

+33 1 47 22 22 13

Fax:

+33 1 47 22 06 17

EMail:

sedit@dialup.FranceNet.fr

URL:

http://www.sedit.com

Contact:

Robert Benaroya

Last modified:

August 4, 1997.

9.22 SNiFF+

Description:

SNiFF+ is an open, scalable and multiplatform programming environment for C/C++, Java, CORBA IDL and Fortran. The main goal in developing SNiFF+ was to create an efficient and portable programming environment with a comfortable user interface and special support for object oriented programming.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM and Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Trial license avialable.

OS provisions:

Linux 1.2 or 2.0.

Documentation:

Printed documentation and HTML version.

Extra features and add-ons:

Extensions for other programming languages available.

Vendor:

TakeFive Software GmbH

Jakob-Haringer-Straße 8
A-5020 Salzburg
Austria

Phone:

+43 662 4579150

Fax:

+43 662 4579156

EMail:

info@takefive.co.at

URL:

http://www.takefive.co.at

Last modified:

November 3, 1997.

9.23 ST/X (Smalltalk/X)

Description:

ST/X is a complete implementation of the Smalltalk programming language with development environment providing all of the advantages you would expect from Smalltalk: a fully object oriented programming language, a graphical development environment with editors, browsers, symbolic debugger, incremental compiler and just-in-time compilation to machine code as well as an extensive class library.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM.

Licensing policy:

There are non-commercial, evaluation and commercial licences available. There is also demo version on the Internet, although it is quite old, this should be updated at some time in 1997.

OS provisions:

ST/X requires 32 MB or more of memory and 100 MB hard disk space.

Documentation:

The ST/X documentation is available online as hypertext (HTML).

Product support:

eXept Software AG provides mentoring, training, and consulting. Onsite support is also available. For the commercial licence there is an update service and maintenance support.

Extra features and add-ons:

ST/X includes a supplementary stand-alone machine code compiler and the possibility to embed C code directly into Smalltalk methods. This allows the exploitation and use of existing C libraries or a performance improvement in the speed of time critical operations. An integral part of ST/X is an HTML browser which is fully implemented in Smalltalk. It supports network loadable Smalltalk applets and smalltalk scripts embedded in HTML pages. This allows the development of Internet and Intranet applications analogous to Java.

Available since:

ST/X has been available as a beta version on the Internet for quite a while. eXept Software AG has been further developing and marketing ST/X since 1996. Claus Gittinger (the developer from ST/X) is a founding member of eXept.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

There are non-commercial, evaluation and commercial licences available. The commercial licence costs US$3,500. A six month evaluation licence costs US$350. The non-commercial license is available for US$150 plus shipping and handling.

Vendor:

eXept Software AG

Besigheimerstr. 1
D-74369 Löchgau
Germany

Phone:

+49 7143 870045

Fax:

+49 7143 870048

EMail:

info@exept.de

URL:

http://home.t-online.de/home/exept

Contact:

David Queeney

Last modified:

August 5, 1997.

9.24 tdb (Tcl Debugger)

Description:

This is a debugger for tcl scripts. It allows interactive debugging of tcl/tk programs and speeds up your development cycle.

Here are some highlights:

  • Step by step execution with breakpoints
  • Display and manipulation of local and global variables
  • On-the-fly source code modifications and fast programm restarts
  • Graphical user interface, easy use
  • Easy configuration and installation

The commercial version adds the following features:

  • Full screen context display
  • Hot link to editor (currently emacs)
  • Scripting and user extensibility (tcl)
  • Plugin support (script, popup)
  • A lot faster
  • Full support, upgrades
  • Complete documentation
Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes and Internet (EMail and WWW)

Licensing policy:

You can download the public domain version of tdb from the neosoft archive:

OS provisions:

ELF based system with X11.

Note that tdb requires changes to the base tcl C-libraries and also depends on dynamic loading. Please check out the info package for further details. You don' need tcl installed to use the debugger, all necessary code is included.

The commercial version may be purchased in source form and support for porting to other platforms is available. Please contact softWorks for details.

Documentation:

Context sensitive help and complete documentation in HTML format. Available as PostScript on request.

Product support:

Installation support included, additional support available.

Extra features and add-ons:

Debugger-PlugIns for speacialized debug tasks (e.g. to debug tk widget hierarchies are also available).

Available since:

July, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

US$450 for a binary version, US$750 for the source code, with a 10% discount for students and educational institutions.

Vendor:

softWorks, Richard Schwaninger

Theodor-Körnerstr. 173
A-8010 Graz
Austria

Phone:

+43 316 686590

Fax:

+43 316 686590

EMail:

risc@ping.at

URL:

http://members.ping.at/risc

Contact:

Richard Schwaninger

Last modified:

August 7, 1997.

9.25 tprof (Tcl Profiler)

Description:

This is a profiler for tcl scripts. It allows the creation of profiling data from your tcl programms and later analysis and detailed inspection through a graphical frontend.

This tool is especially well suited if you encounter performance problems with your tcl scripts. Instead of rewriting the whole application in C you can isolate time-critical procedures and speed them up (if necessary using C).

Here are some highlights:

  • Call flow display
  • Barcharts for number of calls, CPU time and real time
  • Tabular display of profiling data set
  • Analyse both tcl procs and commands written in C
  • Graphical user interface, easy use
  • Simple aquisition of profiling data
  • Easy configuration and installation

tprof is available both as a public domain and as a commercial version. The commercial version adds the following features:

  • Zoom in on interesting subsets of the data
  • Printout of data sets
  • PostScript (eps) images of charts and tables
  • Merging of multiple data sets
  • Exporting data sets in different formats to inspect them further (eg. sc/xspread, Wingz, DBase, text)
  • A lot faster
  • Full support, upgrades
  • Complete documentation
Distribution media:

3.5" diskettes, Internet (EMail and WWW).

Licensing policy:

You can download the public domain version of tprof from sunsite.unc.edu and it's mirrors.

OS provisions:

You need an ELF based system with X11.

Documentation:

Context sensitive help and complete documentation in HTML format. Available as PostScript on request.

Product support:

Installation support included, additional support available.

Available since:

October, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

Contact softWorks for details and discounts.

Vendor:

softWorks, Richard Schwaninger

Theodor-Körnerstr. 173
A-8010 Graz
Austria

Phone:

+43 316 686590

Fax:

+43 316 686590

EMail:

risc@ping.at

URL:

http://members.ping.at/risc

Contact:

Richard Schwaninger

Last modified:

August 7, 1997.

9.26 View Designer/X (VDX)

Description:

Motif interface builder that generates C and C++ code. VDX provides WYSIWYG view, widget tree browser, resource editor, widget templates and more tools to design user interfaces.

Distribution media:

Internet (WWW).

Licensing policy:

Free demo version. Purchase of license key that removes restrictions of the demo version. Three types of licenses are available: company license, host license, student license.

OS provisions:

Linux, ELF, X11R6, Libc.5, 5 MB on harddisk.

Documentation:

Online help, English. PostScript manual, English. A German version of the manual is available.

Product support:

Minor update (1.x to 1.x) free. Free EMail support.

Available since:

December, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range:

DM 800 (approximately US$470), Major update (1.x to 2.x) DM 500 (approximately US$295).

Vendor:

Bredex GmbH

Fallersleber-Tor-Wall 23
D-38100 Braunschweig
Germany

Phone:

+49 531 24 33 00

Fax:

+49 531 24 33 099

EMail:

info@bredex.de

URL:

http://www.bredex.de

Contact:

Regina Heine

Last modified:

October 13, 1997.

9.27 XBasic

Description:

XBasic is a comprehensive visual program development environment that integrates a powerful editor, advanced 32/64-bit BASIC compiler, debugger, GuiDesigner and GraphicsDesigner. XBasic is written entirely in XBasic.

Distribution media:

Internet (FTP).

Licensing policy:

Each copy is licensed on a per machine basis.

OS provisions:

Linux (ELF 1.2.13 or higher).

Documentation:

300+ page electronic manual (Word format).

Product support:

US$3 per minute.

Available since:

January, 1996.

Countries with distribution:

World wide,

Price range:

US$195.

Vendor:

Basmark Corporation

P.O. Box 40450
Cleveland, OH 44140
U.S.A.

Phone:

+1 216 871 8855

Fax:

+1 216 871 9011

EMail:

jgo@basmark.com

URL:

http://www.basmark.com

Contact:

Joseph G. O'Toole

Last modified:

November 4, 1997.

9.28 XMove 4.0 for Linux

Description:

XMove is a software package for design, prototyping and testing the graphic user interface of a software system dealing dynamically changing values. This conception shall be partially reflected in the name XMove, which is also the abbreviation of "X Window System Meter Object Visualization and Editing Tool".

X Window System: XMove is based completely on the standard X Windows System. XMove was specifically designed to support this standard for graphics user interfaces. In many applications XMove can be used complementary to OSF/Motif.

Meter Object: Meter Object is the reference to the dynamic features of XMove. Using XMove the user can provide dynamic attributes for any graphics object in addition to the definition of static behavior.

Visualizing: means that the displaying and managing of the application-specific graphics, which can be designed interactively usign XMove, is done by XMove during of the application.

Editing Tool: stands for the interactive possibilities of creating the static and dynamic parts of an application-specific graphyc usign the XMove editors.

XMove generate the necesary C++ code for X Windows System to develop the application in a very sample way. XMove is an object oriented graphics developing system.

Distribution media:

CD-ROM, Internet (EMail and WWW).

Documentation:

PostScript manuals are included with the package.

Available since:

March, 1997.

Countries with distribution:

World wide.

Price range (Europe, Asia, Australia):
  • US$6,000 (including the editor and libraries).
  • US$3,500 (only the editor)
  • US$3,500 (only the library)
Price range (America):
  • US$5,000 (including the editor and libraries).
  • US$3,000 (only the editor)
  • US$3,000 (only the library)
Vendor:

Future Technologies

Via B. Cairoli, 1
I-33170 Pordenone
Italy

Phone:

+39 434 20 91 07

Fax:

+39 434 20 95 10

EMail:

info@futuretg.com

URL:

http://www.futuretg.com

Contact:

Giovanni A. Orlando

Last modified:

August 12, 1997.


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