PARIS, France., 17 Feb. 2010. AdaCore announced the release of its GNAT Pro Ada development environment, GNAT Pro 6.3, on several new platforms including 64-bit Windows, Windows 7, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, VxWorks MILS, and PikeOS (ARINC 653).
The product incorporates performance improvements and a variety of enhancements, many based on customer feedback, and it offers the first implementation of new Ada 2012 features. GNAT Pro 6.3 works with a number of complementary tools, sold separately, including the CodePeer automated code review and validation tool.
"With this new release, GNAT Pro supports a wide range of additional platforms, with a particular emphasis on 64 bit architectures," says Cyrille Comar, managing director, AdaCore Europe. "This regular adaptation to new environments is critical for many of our customers who work on safety critical applications whose lifespans cross many hardware generations and operating system transitions. Our challenge is to find, every year, more efficient ways of producing and qualifying to the highest standards, an increasing number of tools running on an increasing number of platforms."
New GNAT Pro 6.3 features include support for 64-bit code generation on Windows; support for Windows 7; improvements to such as pretty printer (gnatpp), coding standard verifier (GNATcheck), and stack size analyzer (GNATstack); support for Ada 2012 conditional expressions; and improved interfacing with C++.
GNAT Pro 6.3 also includes a new version of the GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) IDE, GPS 4.4.1, and an improved download interface in AdaCore's GNAT Tracker support tool.
The GNAT Pro development environment is a multi-language development environment complete with libraries, bindings, and a range of supplementary tools. GNAT Pro implements all three versions of the Ada language standard – Ada 83, Ada 95, and Ada 2005 – and the latest version of GNAT Pro implements some of the new features in Ada 2012.