Jan 27 '21
Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, there is a substantial lag between the creation and printing of an issue of the Ada User Journal. Because of this, recent issues have been made available on-line in their entirety. The September 2020 issue has just been posted.
Jan 26 '21
Here are some recent updates to our Free Tools and Libraries page:
January 26, 2021: Added Dotenv, a library to load environment variables from a file.
December 18, 2020: Added UXStrings, a Unicode string package.
Added DePlo, a program to create a plot of dependencies between Ada packages.
October 16, 2020: Added GDNative, a binding to Godot Nativescript.
Added MP, a Music Player based on the Gnoga audio widget.
Added Resource, a tool to convert resource files to Ada source code to be compiled and included in a binary.
June 5, 2020: Added HAC, a compiler for an Ada subset.
Add Ada NetFramework, a library and runtime to allow native Ada applications to use Microsoft NetFramework.
March 2, 2020: Added Stack Usage, a tool that analyzes call information produced by GNAT in order to determine maximum stack usage for a task.
(This post will be periodically updated – Webmaster.)
Dec 4 '20
Consafe Logistics, the leading European supplier of warehouse management solutions, has deployed AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Ada development environment to implement mission-critical firmware within its innovative Warehouse Control Systems (WCS). The selection of GNAT Pro Ada enables Consafe Logistics to meet stringent assurance requirements, helping ensure that its systems operate reliably, safely and securely at its customers’ large and complex warehouse sites. Consafe Logistics solutions keep more than 500 warehouses in 30 countries running, delivering goods to millions of customers.
Nov 24 '20
AdaCore today launched a new edition of its premier GNAT Pro Ada development toolsuite in support of the Wind River® Helix™ Virtualization Platform. GNAT Pro Ada enhances Helix Platform’s ability to consolidate mixed-criticality aerospace, defense and automotive applications onto a scalable, agile and certifiable platform.
Nov 2 '20
Hitachi Rail STS (Signalling and Transportation Systems) France has selected an Ada runtime and a compiler targeting ARM processors from AdaCore for its CSD (Calculator of Available Safety) rail safety platform. Hitachi Rail STS specializes in the design of systems ensuring the safe circulation of trains on railway lines and metro networks.
Oct 15 '20
Because of the ongoing pandemic, Ada-Europe has experienced difficulties printing and distributing the Ada User Journal. Therefore, the current issue has been made available online with no embargo period.
Sep 7 '20
Airbus Helicopters (France) has selected the GNAT Pro tool suite and the Ada programming language to develop new software components for the VSR700 prototype project. VSR700 is Airbus Helicopters’ tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) designed to meet the demanding requirements of global navies and armies in the 21st century.
Aug 17 '20
The Climate Absolute Radiance and Refractivity Observatory (CLARREO) Pathfinder Reflected Solar mission is a NASA-directed mission executed under the direction of the Science Mission Directorate – Earth Science Division with two primary mission goals: measure Earth-reflected sunlight with accuracy of 0.3% (k=1) and serve as an on-orbit inter-calibration reference to other orbiting sensors.
To address the technical challenges outlined by the mission requirements, the mission selected the Ada programming language and GNAT Pro Bare-Metal development environment from AdaCore that are designed for safety-critical, real-time systems for the ARM M series processor architecture.
Aug 8 '20
PTC has released of version 10.2 of its popular PTC® ObjectAda for Windows and PTC ObjectAda64 for Windows Ada compiler products. This new release provides complete support for Ada 2012 language features. ObjectAda for Windows and ObjectAda64 for Windows support
development of native Windows 32-bit or 64-bit applications using the Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 / 2019
development tools and libraries from the Windows 10 Software Development Kit (SDK).
Aug 8 '20
in Ada User Journal
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ada-Europe has been unable to print and ship the March 2020 AUJ to its subscribers. Therefore, they have decided to make the March issue (AUJ 41-1) available on-line, while the printed version will be mailed whenever possible. Thus the March AUJ issue is publicly available in its entirety.