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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 22:22:09 -0400
Reply-To: Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
From: Michael Feldman <[log in to unmask]>
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In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> from "Todd Coniam" at Apr 13, 1999 07:00:12 PM
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[said Todd]
> A while back I asked a contact (directly involved) I have in the USAF/Mitre
> about STARS.  He said it is mostly in C and some C++ on developed to run on
> Sun SPARC stations.  If memory serves, he said they (Raytheon/Hughes?)
> decided against Ada because of tool costs and the lack thereof.


> OBTW, one of the latest hold ups I've heard is the Controllers don't like the
> new hi-resolution bitmapped color displays because they don't have all the
> old knobs and switches to control it like the old green vector scopes did.

Yes, I heard this from a student of mine who works close to the project.
Controllers are in very stressful jobs and, apparently, don;t take
kindly to change. They also like the phosphor traces on those old
screens - it shows them the thing is working.
> Todd Coniam
> Member, Team Ada
Mike Feldman