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BORLAND SHIPS BORLAND C++ 2.0 FOR OS 2; New Version Includes OWL Support and OS 2 Warp Compatibility.

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--January 9, 1995--Borland International Inc. today announced Borland C++ 2.0 for OS/2, the latest version of its professional object-oriented development system, shipped in December 1994. Borland C++ 2.0 for OS/2 provides developers with C and C++ compilers and tools for developing powerful 32-bit OS/2 Warp The client version of the OS/2 operating system. It includes peer-to-peer networking, fax and communications programs, multimedia viewing and editing applications and IBM Works (word processing, spreadsheet, database and other office tools).

Introduced in late 1994 as Version 3.
 applications and contains ObjectWindows Library (OWL) for Presentation Manager, a version of the industry standard class library for OS/2's window environment. With OWL, developers can take applications written in 16- or 32-bit Windows and move them easily to OS/2 Warp.

"Borland C++ 2.0 now allows C++ programmers to take full advantage of OWL, a full-featured cross-platform application framework that now supports both Windows and OS/2," said Paul Gross For the biologist and author, see Paul R. Gross.

For the Academy of Information Technology and Engineering principal, see Paul L. Gross.

Paul Michael Gross (born April 30, 1959), is a Canadian actor, producer, director, singer and writer born in Calgary, Alberta.
, Borland's vice president and general manager, Languages and Client/Server Business Unit. "Software programmers who develop for a variety of platforms can now easily port their OWL applications from Windows to OS/2."

"With more that 700,000 copies sold in six weeks, OS/2 Warp is rapidly gaining momentum as a 32-bit operating system operating system (OS)

Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs.
 environment," said Jim Gant, IBM's vice president of Solution Developer Operations. "Borland C++ for OS/2, which now includes OWL, provides software developers with an easy pathway to develop OS/2 applications."

In addition to OWL, Borland C++ 2.0 for OS/2 includes other features that aid in application design. The Presentation Manager-hosted Integrated Development Environment See IDE.

integrated development environment - interactive development environment
 (IDE) allows developers to edit, compile and debug To correct a problem in hardware or software. Debugging software means locating the errors in the source code (the program logic). Debugging hardware means finding errors in the circuit design (logical circuits) or in the physical interconnections of the circuits.  OS/2 applications quickly; the Resource Workshop provides developers with additional tools such as bitmaps, icons, dialogs, and menus to visually create OS/2 resources; and the ObjectBrowser offers an easy-to-understand graphical display of application class hierarchies, including multiple inheritances. Borland C++ 2.0 also includes Turbo Debugger (programming) Turbo Debugger - A source-level debugger designed for use with Borland and other compilers.
, Turbo Assembler, Runtime library source code, and OWL source code.

Pricing and Availability

Borland C++ 2.0 for OS/2 is available now and carries a suggested retail price of $499.00. A special upgrade version is available for $149.95 for owners of any previous versions of Borland C++ for OS/2. Upgrades are available on CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
 in full compact disc read-only memory

Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser).
 and include printed documentation for the new features. The complete set of printed documentation is available at an additional charge. All prices, including upgrades and special offers, are in U.S. dollars and apply only in the U.S. and Canada. Dealer prices may vary. Borland C++ 2.0 for OS/2 is available now through major resellers or directly from Borland. For more information, customers can call (800) 233-2444.

Borland International Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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:BORL) is a leading supplier of software engineering tools. A pioneer in the use of object-oriented technology, Borland is focused on delivering tools and services that help customers "upsize up·size  
v. up·size, up·siz·ing, up·siz·es

To become greater or larger: "the chief executives ... saw the combined value of their share options upsize by $36.
" to networked and client-server environments. Borland's award-winning products are supported through programs for software developers, value added resellers, systems integrators, corporate customers, computer software retailers and end users. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California Scotts Valley is a small city located in eastern Santa Cruz County, California, United States, about ten miles (16 km) south of San Jose and six miles (10 km) north of the beach in the upland slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 11,385. , Borland's products include dBASE, Paradox, InterBase, ReportSmith, Borland C++, Borland Pascal and Sidekick and Dashboard.

CONTACT: Borland International Inc.
             Brett Smith, 408/431-1341
             Gillian Webster, 408/431-5862
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