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From: "Kester, Rush W." <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 09:52:35 -0400
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John,

Not being familiar with the VB Learning Edition, perhaps you should
share with the group a list of it's content.  I think that assembling
and organizing material for such a project would be a worthwhile
endeavor for Team Ada.

IMO, the Ada Learning Edition should support multiple platforms
e.g., MS Windows, Linux & Unix and perhaps come with multiple compilers.
If the material won't fit on a single CD it could be tailored to
specific platforms.

Rush Kester
charter member Team Ada

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 6:16 AM
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> Subject: Re: The Pocket PC - a platform where Ada *should* have a
> presence
>
>
> >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?
>
> 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.
>
> Linux is available shrinkwrapped in various forms, why not Ada?
>
> John
>

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