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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Jeff Castellow <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 21 Mar 2000 22:52:56 -0500
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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.

Jeff Castellow
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:

     Contact Name:
     email address:
     # of people attending from your location:
     Phone #:

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
      generated code.
   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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