METROWERKS ANNOUNCES CODEWARRIOR DEVELOPMENT TOOLS FOR LINUX
Austin, Texas-October 1, 1998-Metrowerks, Inc., (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME:
MWK) today announces their intention to ship the award-winning CodeWarrior
software development tools to be hosted on the Linux operating system
targeting the x86 and PowerPC-based personal computers processors.
CodeWarrior development tools will include a project manager, editors,
browsers, compilers and de*s and will support development for C/C++
and Java. Linux support will be included at no additional cost in
Metrowerks' award-winning CodeWarrior Professional tools, which currently
support development for Windows and Mac OS. The manufacturers' list price
for CodeWarrior Professional is US$449. Academic pricing for CodeWarrior
Professional is US$119. Support for Linux in CodeWarrior Professional is
scheduled for Release 5 in the Spring, 1999. Embedded tools are scheduled
for release later that year and will be priced at parity with other
Windows-hosted embedded development tools.
CodeWarrior project files in the Linux development tools will be portable
across platforms, which enable developers to easily migrate between
Windows, Macintosh, and Linux host systems with no downtime in learning
new tool sets. Metrowerks' CodeWarrior development environment is the
only state-of-the-art development system that will run on all three
"I've always found Metrowerks development tools to be extraordinary," said
Jeff Carr, president, Linux PPC. "It makes us very happy to know that
Metrowerks will provide this outstanding software to Linux developers.
Finally, there is a development environment available that can match the
power of Linux."
"Metrowerks is deploying CodeWarrior for Linux in order to provide
developers with the ultimate mobility between the major development hosts
that consists of Windows, MacOS and Linux," said Greg Galanos, president
and chief technology officer, Metrowerks. "Linux is an important
transition vector and development system for Unix developers that work on
non-proprietary Unix systems. Metrowerks is committed to offering the
same powerful CodeWarrior development environment and tools as that found
on Window and MacOS for desktop development."
Linux is the freely distributable, cooperatively-developed POSIX-based,
multi-user, multi-tasking operating system used worldwide. Linux is used
as a high value, fully-functional UNIX workstation for applications
ranging from Internet Servers to reliable workgroup computing.
Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports CodeWarrior, a
total solution of software development tools including a project manager,
compiler, de* and editor. CodeWarrior runs on 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).
CodeWarrior's cross-platform functionality was designed to provide
companies with a high-performance development tool set to improve
productivity and decrease customer's time-to-market.
Metrowerks, the Metrowerks logo and CodeWarrior are registered trademarks
of Metrowerks Inc. All other company and product names may be registered
trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies/holders, and are
Statements in this press release are forward looking statements that
involve risks and uncertainties, including successful and timely
development of the product and customer acceptance of the product.
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