> >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. ....
I don't know anything about "VB Learning Edition" but GNAT and other
things has been packaged up by Feldman, et al. under the name EZ2LOAD
( E Z 2 load ).
And the Aonix ObjectAda Special Edition is free. It's just as good (or
bad, you decide) as the commercial edition. The only difference are some
of the limits on number of files & file sizes. And these limits are more
than enough for any University project.