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> >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
> learning edition?

And we still do.  For ObjectAda for Windows we offer:

Special Edition - available free from our web site
Professional Edition
Enterprise Edition
Pinnacle Bundle
Project Pack

The special edition is now a full version of ObjectAda with no restrictions.
The primary difference between it and the products we charge for is that all
third party tools that would require a royalty payment have been removed.

The other packages add lots of additional bindings, third party tools, etc.

> >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
> VB Learning.

Although we don't press large volumes of the special edition CD, the
downloadable version comes with the standard Windows setup install program.
Thus it really is the equivalent of the VB learning edition product, for Ada95.
Free is even better than $100.


Greg Gicca
Aonix Ada Marketing account
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