Aonix Releases ObjectAda Eclipse Framework for Solaris Platform

Aonix®, a provider of solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, announced the release of ObjectAda for Solaris products. ObjectAda V8.3 for Sun’s popular Solaris platforms running on SPARC and Intel processors provides a complete enterprise-level environment for the development of native Unix applications using the Ada programming language. These latest releases integrate AonixADT (Ada Development Toolkit), an Eclipse-based development environment, into ObjectAda, providing developers with access to the broad range of tools available through the Eclipse framework.

Aonix offered the first commercial Eclipse plug-in for ObjectAda in 2004. To further this initiative, Aonix has contributed the AonixADT source code as the baseline code for Hibachi, a new open-source Ada development tooling project that parallels and complements CDT, the C/C++ development tooling project. Both of these projects will provide a multilanguage native embedded software project for developers.

In addition to providing access to the broad spectrum of Eclipse-based tools, ObjectAda for Solaris supports a new dynamic debugging facility. Developers now have run-time debug capabilities and can attach the debug facility in the toolkit to an already running process in the application. Dynamic debug extends the already powerful debug capability provided in all Aonix native and cross-development products.

“As a long-standing leader in development tools for Unix environments, we are pleased to provide technology that advances methodologies and improves usability of development tools for our customers,” noted Gary Cato, director of strategic alliances at Aonix. “Mission-critical systems are hard enough to develop without spending time and energy dealing with non-standard tools. ObjectAda with Eclipse toolset support provides significant additional development tools while minimizing toolset integration and learning-curve overhead.”

ObjectAda® for Solaris comes with both a graphical and command-line interface, integrated language-sensitive editor, lightweight source-based library model, and industry-leading compilation speed. The ObjectAda for Solaris compilation system is composed of the editor, source-code browser, compiler, debugger, and full library manager.

Optional package upgrades can be added to the basic compiler development package such as the ObjectAda Project Pack that contains the AdaNav(tm) toolset. AdaNav provides complete system HTML source-navigation capabilities as well as call- and unit-tree graphical reporting and automatic data dictionary generation. The AdaNav profiler also offers run-time performance reporting to identify application hot spots.

A second package, ObjectAda Test Pack can also be added atop ObjectAda Project Pack on the SPARC/Solaris platform that provides VectorCast/Ada a world-class testing tool that significantly reduces the time, effort, and cost associated with testing Ada software components necessary for validating safety- and mission-critical systems.

Shipping and Availability
ObjectAda for SPARC/Solaris and ObjectAda for Intel/Solaris are immediately available. Prices start at $8,000 for a single seat license. Quantity discounts are available.

About Aonix®
Aonix offers mission- and safety-critical solutions primarily to the military and aerospace, telecommunications and transportation industries. Aonix delivers the leading high-reliability, real-time embedded virtual machine solution for running Java(tm) programs deployed today and has the largest number of certified Ada applications at the highest level of criticality. Headquartered in San Diego, CA and Paris, France, Aonix operates sales offices throughout North America and Europe in addition to offering a network of international distributors.

Aonix, ObjectAda, and AonixADT are registered trademarks and trademarks of Aonix. Sun and Solaris registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. SPARC is a registered trademark of SPARC International, Inc.