Dear DC SIGAda:
At the DC SIGAda meeting on 9 March, Dr. Robert Dewar announced
that Ada Core Technologies was hosting a FREE Seminar on GTKAda.
First, two additional announcements:
1. Our Next Meeting is scheduled for:
Thursday, 13 April 2000 at 7:30 P.M.
Mr. Scott Donaldson and Mr. Stanley Siegel from SAIC, co-authors
of their book "Cultivating Successful Software Development: A
Practitioners View" (Prentice Hal), will be speaking on the Software
Systems Development Process and Product Integrity.
The talk will focus on Measuring Product Quality Using Objective
Measurement Techniques. The presentaion will be given at Lockheed
Martin in Rockville, Maryland, our DC SIGAda Venue.
More details will be posted soon at our Home page at:
2. Please also put on your calendar:
Tuesday, 9 May 2000 on your calendar when DC SIGAda will meet
jointly with Baltimore SIGAda for a presentation by Trevor
Woolven from Zentropix speaking on Ada and Linux for Real-Time Systems.
Acting Chair, DC SIGAda
Ada Core Technologies is pleased to invite us to a FREE seminar
to introduce us to their latest technology - GTKAda.
SEMINAR DATE: Tuesday, 4 April 2000 from 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
at the SGI Offices in Silver Spring, Washington DC
Please RSVP via email to mailto:[log in to unmask] A.S.A.P.
Please provide the following information:
# of people attending from your location:
Overview of the GTKAda Seminar:
GTK is an Open Source Free Software GUI Toolkit, developed primarily for
use with the X Window system. Everything about GTK from the Free
Software LGPL to its object-oriented design allows developers to create
user interfaces for their projects in a wide variety of languages which
are highly portable (Windows based systems and unix based systems), and
free of any commercial license or royalties.
GTK contains a great deal of technology including well designed and
mature GUI builders. It has been used in many very widely distributed
applications. One of the most important is the desktop environment for
Linux called GNOME. It also includes the tools that run within this
One of the best implementations of GTK interface has been done in Ada
and the GTK GUI builder (GLADE) has been extended to generate this code.
Here is a short description of what will be covered:
o Overview of GtkAda. History, Contents, Advantages;
o Tutorial through various examples, both with and
without using the GUI builder;
o How easy it is to design an interface with GtkAda, with the
ability to go back and forth between the GUI builder and the
o The various possibilities offered by GtkAda through concrete
examples. This will include object oriented features, type
safety, integration with the GNAT toolchain.
For More Information, contact:
Karen Syck, Sales Manager
Ada Core Technologies
73 Fifth Avenue, 11B
New York, NY 10003
212 620 7300
212 807 0162 fax
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