Briston Technology Inc. ships Wind/U 4.0.RIDGEFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 3, 1997--
Support for Internet-Enabled Applications on
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). and Extended Thread Support Strengthen
Market-Leading Cross-Platform Development
Bristol Technology Inc. today announced Wind/U(R) 4.0, the latest release of the company's award-winning Windows and UNIX cross-platform development software. Wind/U 4.0 includes support for Internet features, including Microsoft WinInet APIs and ActiveX. Also contained in this release is extended support for threads, which are critical for high-performance server applications.
Version 4.0 is Bristol's second release of a full, 32-bit compatible development tool. From a single Win32 source code base, developers can create cross-platform applications with identical functionality, native look-and-feel, and native performance. Using Wind/U 4.0, developers can write their applications on Windows 95 or Windows NT, and deploy them on the range of platforms found across the enterprise, including Windows, UNIX, OpenVMS, and soon OS/390.
"The explosion of the Internet market and aggressive growth of the UNIX server market has increased the need for software to run across heterogeneous systems," said Keith Blackwell, president of Bristol Technology. "Wind/U is the only tool that provides the rich Win32 APIs across all of the systems in the enterprise, allowing Internet and server- based software packages to go from NT to UNIX, OpenVMS, and OS/390."
Wind/U 4.0 Key Features:
-- The Microsoft Win32 Internet functions (WinInet) are now completely cross-platform between Windows and UNIX, enabling developers to create fast, full-featured components for the Internet, intranets, and the desktop.
-- Extended support for ActiveX enables developers to use Microsoft's component framework for Internet/Intranet development across multiple platforms. This includes support for Component Object MpenVMS enables developers to take full advanta controls.
-- Complete support for all Windows 95 common controls and common dialogs provides an even greater level of Microsoft compatibility across all target platforms.
-- MFC (Microsoft Foundation Class) An application framework for writing Microsoft C/C++ and Visual C++ applications. See application framework.
MFC - Microsoft Foundation Class 4.2.1 support allows developers to use the most up- to-date version of MFC not just on Windows 95 and Windows NT, but also on UNIX and OpenVMS.
"Wind/U's complete support for the Windows API and features such as threads enabled Powersoft to port PowerBuilder from the Windows platform to UNIX without having to re-write our application," said Rich Dill, Technical Evangelist for Powersoft. "When you have a product with millions of lines of code The statements and instructions that a programmer writes when creating a program. One line of this "source code" may generate one machine instruction or several depending on the programming language. A line of code in assembly language is typically turned into one machine instruction. , these features are important."
Wind/U 4.0 enables developers to crlications. The new WinInet functions simplify accessing the Internet using HTTP HTTP
in full HyperText Transfer Protocol
Standard application-level protocol used for exchanging files on the World Wide Web. HTTP runs on top of the TCP/IP protocol. (Hypertext Transfer Protocol See HTTP.
(protocol) Hypertext Transfer Protocol - (HTTP) The client-server TCP/IP protocol used on the World-Wide Web for the exchange of HTML documents. It conventionally uses port 80.
Latest version: HTTP 1.1, defined in RFC 2068, as of May 1997. ) and FTP FTP
in full file transfer protocol
Internet protocol that allows a computer to send files to or receive files from another computer. Like many Internet resources, FTP works by means of a client-server architecture; the user runs client software to connect to (File Transfer Protocol A communications protocol used to transmit files without loss of data. A file transfer protocol can handle all types of files including binary files and ASCII text files. See Kermit, Zmodem and FTP. ). Wind/U 4.0's support for ActiveX enables developers to leverage the growing number of ActiveX components available in the Windows market across all the platforms of the enterprise.
Wind/U is the proven technology for high-performance server applications that require reliability, performance, scalability, and portability. Wind/U 4.0 addresses these needs through its support for threads on a variety of platforms, including UNIX, OpenVMS, and OS/390. Wi(Alpha), Digital OpenVMS (Alpha and VAX (Virtual Address eXtension) A venerable family of 32-bit computers from HP (via Digital and Compaq) introduced in 1977 with the VAX-11/780. VAX models ranged from desktop units to mainframes all running the same VMS operating system, and VAXes could emulate PDP models ), AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) IBM's Unix-based operating system which runs on its Intellistation workstations and pSeries, p5, iSeries and i5 server families. , and IRIX A Unix-based operating system from SGI that is used in its computer systems from desktop to supercomputer. It is an enhanced version of Unix System V Release 4. IRIX integrates the X Window system with OpenGL, creating the first real time 3D X environment. workstations. It is priced between $10,000 - $12,000 and is available immediately.
Ridgefield, Conn.-based Bristol Technology Inc. develops, markets, and supports the Wind/U family of Windows and UNIX cross-platform development products. Founded in 1991, the company has posted an oation, please visit Bristol's home page: http://www.bristol.com . -0- (C) 1997 Bristol Technology Inc. Wind/U and Bristol Technology are registered trademarks, and HyperHelp, Xprinter, and Jprinter are traieE@bristol.com
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