Red Hat to bundle Metrowerks' CodeWarrior for Linux

IDE to ship with Red Hat Linux and in standalone GNU, Pro editions

Integrated development environment specialist Metrowerks today announced it has ported its CodeWarrior IDE to Red Hat Linux. The software will ship in May in the first of two forms: CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux GNU Edition, which simply links the CodeWarrior IDE to Linux's standard GNU compiler and debugger. The second, Professional version is set to ship in Q4 will integrate Metrowerks' own C, C++ and Java compilation and debugging tools. Both companies will be selling the GNU Edition (US price $99), and Red Hat said it intends to bundle the software with its Linux distribution. The Professional Edition will retail for $499. CodeWarrior was launched in 1994 and quickly became the development environment of choice for Mac-based PowerPC developers. More recently, the company has expanded the IDE to provide cross-platform Wintel and MacOS development tools. Versions for the PalmOS and PlayStation are also available, and Metrowerks has already announced support for the upcoming PlayStation 2. ®

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