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PARCPLACE ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASE OF SMALLTALK LINE; EXTENDS APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT

 PARCPLACE ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASE OF SMALLTALK LINE;
 EXTENDS APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT
 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ParcPlace Systems Inc. today announced Objectworks(R)\Smalltalk Release 4.1, a new release of its object-oriented application development environment, and Objectkit(TM)\Smalltalk C Programming, an extension to its Smalltalk development environment which simplifies access to C libraries and applications. ParcPlace also announced that Objectworks\Smalltalk will support the Microsoft Windows 3.1 and Macintosh System 7 operating systems.
 Enhancements to Objectworks\Smalltalk, Release 4.1 make it ideal for developing production applications for deployment within corporations. Its new object-oriented memory manager (OOMM) enables software developers to indicate objects within an application that will not change over time. This enables the Objectworks\Smalltalk memory manager to focus solely upon those objects that will be changed, improving its efficiency for deployed applications.
 "Objectworks\Smalltalk Release 4.1 is suited for the development of client/server applications within the heterogeneous computing environment of most large corporations," said Doug Pollack, vice president of marketing for ParcPlace Systems. "With its advanced object-oriented memory management technology and easy access to other system facilities written in C, Smalltalk now provides an unparalleled and well integrated object-oriented application development solution for custom applications."
 Objectworks\Smalltalk is a completely object-oriented environment for the development of corporate applications that are instantly portable across all major client/server computing environments including Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX. In addition to its extended operating systems support, Release 4.1 also features improved graphics and enhanced support for color on all platforms. Objectkit\Smalltalk C Programming
 Objectkit\Smalltalk C Programming is an adjunct to the Objectworks\Smalltalk development environment that allows Smalltalk applications to call and receive callbacks from programs written in C. This makes it possible to integrate object-oriented applications with existing programs written in C, and with libraries that use a C calling convention.
 To be used with Objectworks\Smalltalk, Objectkit\Smalltalk C Programming is a facility that allows object-oriented programmers to easily access existing software and libraries written in C. For the first time, developers can easily integrate object-oriented software with the C APIs (application programming interfaces) of most computer operating systems and other existing bases of software.
 With this release of Objectworks\Smalltalk, software developers may now access platform specific facilities without leaving their object-oriented application development environment. These facilities include Windows DLLs (dynamic link libraries), UNIX RPCs (remote procedure calls) and sockets, Macintosh Events and Publish and Subscribe services, and relational database interfaces. This is a key feature for developers creating transaction oriented systems, such as a customer service application that requires access to information in legacy databases.
 Texas Instruments uses Objectworks\Smalltalk for a project funded by TI and the department of defense to develop the wafer fab factory of the future.
 "This is a major step forward in easing the ability to develop and deploy seemless Smalltalk applications," said John McGehee, senior member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments. "While we could call out from Smalltalk to C before, Objectkit makes that integration process much easier while also giving us the ability to call back in from C to Smalltalk." Price and Availability
 Objectworks\Smalltalk, Release 4.1 and Objectkit\Smalltalk C Programming are currently shipping on IBM PS/2s and compatibles under Microsoft Windows 3.1, Macintosh System 7, Sun SPARCstations, IBM RISC System/6000s, HP9000 Series 700s and Sequent Symmetry 2000s and Digital Equipment DECstations. In the United States and Canada, Objectworks\Smalltalk, Release 4.1 is currently available for $3,500 per user. Objectkit\Smalltalk C Programming is priced at $500.
 Based in Mountain View, ParcPlace Systems is a leader in object- oriented programming technology. ParcPlace products include integrated development tools and class libraries that enhance application development in the two industry standard object-oriented languages, C++ and Smalltalk. ParcPlace also offers training, technical support and consulting, as well as courses in object- oriented methodology.
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 NOTE: Objectworks and Objectkit are registered trademarks of ParcPlace Systems Inc. All other products and brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
 /CONTACT: Denise Boucher of ParcPlace Systems, 415-691-6728; or Ellie Victor of Cunningham Communication, 408-764-0735, for ParcPlace Systems/ CO: ParcPlace Systems ST: California IN: CPR SU: PDT


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