>It seems there could have been at least one Ada compiler vendor with Ada
>compilers for Windows in a shrink-wrap package.
That would be nice! I made enquiries of ACT as to whether they marketed a
product that was the equivalent of VB Learning Edition. Basically I was told
they don't do that, and that their minimum support contract covers up to 10
people. I don't know how much that costs, but I'm pretty sure it would be much
more than the UKP70.00 or so that VB Learning edition costs.
I seem to remember Aonix did different versions of ObjectAda in the same sort of
way as M$ did their VB and C++ products, i.e Professional and Enterprise
editions, and I know they did a free Academic version, but did they do a
From my point of view, I would be likely to buy an Ada compiler for say $100.00r
so that provided a CD with Windows installer and the equivalent functionality to
Linux is available shrinkwrapped in various forms, why not Ada?