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From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: Atari UNIX Press Release
Posted-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current)
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Date: Wed Nov 13 17:15:00 1991


        Developer Tools Facilitate Port to High Power/Low Cost 
                      Atari TT030 Platform

Atari Computer Corporation announces the development and imminent
availability of the Atari System V (ASV)  Developer's Kit. A pre-release
version of the Developer's Kit was exhibited and demonstrated at the
Comdex trade show on October 21-25 in Las Vegas.  The Developer's Kit is
also available to selected software developers interested in creating
new of porting existing applications onto the powerful, low-cost Atari
TT030 personal workstation.

The ASV Developer's Kit contains a rich set of developer's tools
conforming to a wide range of industry standards based on Atari's
implementation of UNIX System V Release 4.0 for the Motorola 68000
series processors and Atari's workstation graphical user interface.  The
interface is based on the hardware- and operating system-independent
XWindow system standard and the Open Systems Foundation (OSF)/Motif
style.  Thus, ASV applications take on a sculptured three-dimensional
Presentation Manager-like appearance.  The Atari Style Guide is an
enhancement to the Motif style that sets standards for consistency among
ASV applications.

"The tools that comprise this developer's kit will help key software
vendors to efficiently port their applications to ASV and take advantage
of the most cost-effective UNIX workstation platform, our TT030,"  said
Sam Tramiel, Atari Corporation CEO.   "We're excited about the value
that these applications will add to the TT030 and about providing the
UNIX workstation market with a low-cost, high powered platform."

The Developer's Kit has three main tool groups  (core tools, graphic
user interface tools, and language compilers and debuggers) and one
group of tools for networking services.  The core tools include: AT&T
System V Release 4.0, BSD and XENIX Convergence, Virtual File Systems,
Virtual Memory Management, User-Controlled Process Scheduler, Device
Driver Interface/Device Kernel Interface, Internation alization, and
Extensible Linking Format (ELF).

The Graphic User Interface tools include X Window System Release 11.4,
Motif User Interface, XFaceMaker2, and the WISh2 Desktop Manager.  ASV
application designers can quickly create a Motif-compliant interface by
using XFaceMaker2 to paint an application screen from a palette of Motif
objects such as labels, push buttons, scroll bars, and message boxes.
With FACE, a built-in C-like programming l anguage, the designer can
easily mold the behavior of the interface.

The programming tools include the efficient GNU C and C++ compilers and
the GNU gdb debugger as well as the AT&T System V sdb debugger.  The C
compiler is fully compatible with the System V ELF object format and
with the ANSI C Issue 5 extensions.  The tools and styles in the ASV kit
assures the developer of compatibility, portability, and inter-
operability with other workstation vendors conforming to an open systems
architecture and such industry standards as POSIX, X/Open, XPG3, FIPS,
NFS, X Window System, and Motif.

The networking package adds the Network File System (NFS), Remote File
Sharing (RFS), TCP/IP (the DARPA protocols) and BSD Sockets.

The Atari System V Developer's Kit will be available in general release
form in the first quarter of 1992.

Atari Computer Corporation is dedicated to providing its customers with
the highest quality, most powerful, and most reliable  computing
platforms and the best dollar-for-dollar computing value availa ble
anywhere.   Located in Sunnyvale, California, Atari Computer is widely
recognized as a worldwide leader in personal computing innovation.


Atari is a registered trademark, and TT, TT/030,  Atari System V and ASV
are trademarks of Atari Corporation.

Presentation Manager is a trademark of the International Business
Machines Corporation.

Motorola is a trademark of the Motorola Corporation.

UNIX is a registered trademark of AT&T.

Ethernet is a trademark of Xerox Corporation.

OSF/Motif is a trademark of The Open Software Foundation.

XENIX is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

NFS is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.

POSIX is a trademark of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE),

X/Open is a re gistered trademark of X/Open Company Ltd.

X Window System is a trademark of the Massachusetts Institute of

XFaceMaker2, WX2, and WISh2 are registered trademarks of Non Standard

Harry Miller
Public Relations Counsel
(510) 938-5663  Office
(510) 939-5655  Fax

Art Pruzynski
Atari System V Marketing Manager
(408) 745-2172  Office
(408) 745-2088  Fax

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