>>I get so much cognitive dissonance trying to figure out what's available
>>for Ada. The posting copied below says no restrictions, but the
>>material I saw at wuarchive last night says that it's not to be used for
>>developing commercial software and that the allowable program size is
>>fairly small. The subject line says validated, but the material at
>>wuarchive says not validated. Is wuarchive getting a more improved
>>version of this soon? Anybody have the facts?
Sorry for the confusion.
The information provided in the ReadMe.txt file that accompanies
the compilers is the correct information. The description originally
distributed by Prof. Conn is inaccurate and will be corrected.
Note that this is not Prof. Conn's fault - the key people were
travelling while he was attempting to get a sanity check. Alas.
At any rate, I will attach the relevant info from the ReadMe.txt
file for your convenience. In short, the Windows version is not
formally validated but has an open non-commercial license; the
Unix version is validated, but has a six-month license duration.
-- Dave Wood, Aonix
p.s. Any replies should go to me directly, as I'm not on this list.
-- From ReadMe.txt...
This directory contains the following versions of the Aonix
ObjectAda product line:
- ObjectAda for Unix v7.1 (SPARC/ Solaris and HP-UX)
- ObjectAda for Windows, Special Edition, v7.1
These products are contained in the unix and windows
directories, respectively. To install the Windows
version, run the setup.exe program in the windows
directory. To install the Unix version, follow the
installation instructions in the readme file in the
The Special Edition of ObjectAda for Windows is a fully
operational version of ObjectAda and does not require a
license key. However, its usage is subject to certain
restrictions described below.
"This edition of ObjectAda for Windows may not be used
for commercial development purposes. It contains a fully-
functional environment but operates under the following
limitations: a program may contain no more than 35 units;
a compilation unit may contain to more than 20 tasks; a
compilation may not exceed 2000 lines (550 for Java
compilations). The compiler is not formally validated."
The Unix version of ObjectAda requires a license key.
Contact your nearest Aonix representative for a free license
key which will provide you access to the product as follows:
- the number of simultaneous users is unlimited
- the key duration is six months
- the product level is "StarterPack"