PTC ObjectAda 10.3 now available for Linux
PTC ObjectAda for Windows Version 10.3 is now available
PTC ApexAda VxWorks 7 Armv8 Available
PTC ApexAda Embedded Update for VxWorks 7 is Available
PTC ObjectAda 10.2 now available for Linux
PTC ObjectAda 10.2 fully supports Ada 2012
PTC releases 64-bit ARM ApexAda target
PTC ObjectAda includes more Ada 2012 features
PTC ObjectAda for Windows includes Ada 2012 features
PTC ApexAda® v5.2 Embedded for ApexAda Exec/Intel64 is shipping
PTC ApexAda 5.2 is released with full 64-bit support
PTC releases ObjectAda 64 for Windows
Free tools and libraries updates
June 14, 2022: Added Alire, a sandbox package manager for Ada, and an associated catalog.
October 14, 2021: Added Adare_Net, a small, portable and easy to use Ada network library.
June 14, 2021: Added Portable OpenAL Sound, a minimal library interfacing to OpenAL Sound to provide the capabilities of playing sound files on many platforms.
Added ARE (Advanced Resource Embedder), a tool which can generate Ada code to embed a file (image, script, etc) in an Ada executable.
(This post will be periodically updated – Webmaster.)
Ada User Journal News Digests now available here
The AdaIC is happy to announce a new service, providing links to the Ada User Journal (AUJ) News Digests as each becomes available.
The Ada User Journal (AUJ), currently in its 40th year of existence, is published by Ada-Europe four times a year, in March, June, September and December.
The AUJ Online Archive makes the full AUJ issues publicly available 1 year after publication and distribution to AUJ subscribers. Every issue includes a Quarterly News Digest section, which is separately made publicly available 6 months after publication.
Additional Comment Period for Upcoming Ada Revision
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22/WG 9 (WG 9) is responsible for the maintenance and revision of the Ada Programming Language and associated standards and technical reports. As part of the language maintenance activity, WG 9 has established a group of Ada experts as the Ada Rapporteur Group (ARG). The ARG receives input from the Ada community at large to consider for inclusion in revision to the Ada programming language standard. The WG 9 has produced a number of revisions to the language in accordance with ISO policy and to address the evolution of technology (Ada 83, Ada 95, Ada 2005, Ada 2012).
Presently, the ARG is nearing completion on a revision to Ada 2012 (known for now as Ada 202x) which includes new contracts and lightweight parallelism features. Concern has been raised that these new proposals have not been prototyped nor has the suitability for diverse target environments been assessed.
Therefore, the ARG is seeking comments, based on prototyping and review, on the new features (focused on the parallelism features) incorporated within the current draft of the Ada 202X standard. Comments should be submitted to [email protected] as described in the Ada Reference Manual Introduction (http://www.ada-auth.org/standards/rm12_w_tc1/html/RM-0-3.html#p58). Please include the draft number with any Ada Reference Manual references in your comment. Comments should be sent by 1 June 2020 in order to be considered for the revision. (Note: While not required, joining the mailing list as described at http://www.ada-auth.org/comment.html is recommended so that you receive any queries on or responses to your comment.)
The draft revision can be found at http://www.ada-auth.org/standards/ada2x.html. A list of issues addressed in Ada 202x can be found at http://www.ada-auth.org/ai-files/grab_bag/2020-Amendments.html.
Ada Programmer Interviews
Carl Brandon scheduled for keynote at Ada Europe 2018
We recently received a note from Dr. Carl Brandon of the Vermont Technical College (and Director of their CubeSat laboratory). He mentioned that he will be a keynote speaker at Ada Europe 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. A lengthier description of the conference keynotes can be found at http://ae2018.di.fc.ul.pt/keynotes.html.
He also noted that his colleague Dr. Peter Chapin will be presenting a tutorial on SPARK ( at the same conference.
Going All in with Ada
A recent Reddit post describes one programmer’s transition to Ada: Going All In With Ada. It’s an interesting read, especially for those of us that have been working to show the benefits of using Ada for decades.