VisualWorks Non-Commercial now available for free

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30 May 1998 11:43:55 -0400

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From: Eliot & Linda <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 30 May 1998 11:43:55 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: OOP, available, smalltalk

We've (finally) made available a free non-commercial
version of VisualWorks, which is a direct descendant of the original
Xerox PARC Smalltalk-80. This release is for evaluation, demonstration
and educational uses. Obviously, it includes the Smalltalk compiler,
but, amongst other things, it also includes a parser generator, a visual
state-machine diagram compiler (as part of the HotDraw structured
drawing package), and a regular expression package.
Eliot Miranda, ParcPlace division, ObjectShare

This message is to announce the availability of a free, non-commercial
version of the latest release of the popular VisualWorks Smalltalk-80
development environment. It is available for download now from

VisualWorks is a rich interactive programming environment for the
Smalltalk-80 language. It contains a number of language processing
tools which may be of particular interest to comp.compilers readers.
These include the Smalltalk compiler itself, a parser generator and a
set of C interface generation tools implemented using the generator,
a regular expression package, and the Refactoring Browser, a
powerful program transformation tool for Smalltalk programming.

All components come with full source and are extensible and
reusable by the user.

The press release is attached.

Free, Non-commercial version of popular VisualWorks development suite

Press Release
Academic Program and VisualWorks Non-Commercial

Irvine, CA-May 5, 1998- ObjectShare, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBJS) the
object-oriented solutions provider for network computing, announced
today the ObjectEducation Program, offering a comprehensive,
value-added program tailored to facilitate the adoption and education
of object-oriented concepts by individuals or within established
computer science curricula. In conjunction with this program
ObjectShare is releasing a free, non-commercial version of the
company's flagship product, VisualWorks.

The ObjectEducation Program, also includes proven curricula in
objects, and is extended to include tools, courses, and support for
both Smalltalk and Java.

" It is important for universities to have access to the latest tools
and materials to provide a continuing pool of talent in the
object-oriented programming market," said Jim Smith, ObjectShare's
senior vice president of worldwide sales, "these new programs and
products provide universities with exciting new options to create the
future of computing."

"VisualWorks Non-Commercial and the ObjectEducation program are great
news for the academic community, and will make it easy for any teacher
to take advantage of the power of Smalltalk." said Dr. Ralph Johnson,
Coordinator of Project Design Activity, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, "For over a decade, I have been using VisualWorks
for both teaching and research. It is ideal for teaching because it
makes objects concrete and easy for beginners to visualize. It is
full of examples of good design that help students to become good
designers, and in research, it lets me build robust systems quickly."

The ObjectEducation Program is comprised of three tiers.
ObjectScholar, an entry option that includes access to products for
teaching/lab use in smaller schools, ObjectAcademy, a full-featured
program that adds teaching and research, and Master ObjectAcademy,
which adds ObjectShare's proven educational curricula in objects,
Smalltalk and Java.

VisualWorks Non-Commercial Availability

The free VisualWorks Non-Commercial version, for Windows NT, will be
made available in May for download from the ObjectShare web site.
This version is a full feature set of the VisualWorks development
environment but is restricted license for usage for evaluation,
non-commercial, or in-dormitory purposes only.

ObjectEducation Program Availability

The ObjectEducation Program offerings are available through
ObjectShare Educational Sales by calling 1-800-759-7272. Additional
information on ObjectEducation is available on the ObjectShare web
site at

About VisualWorks

VisualWorks is a powerful object-oriented application development
environment for building state-of-the-art network computing
applications that are truly portable across Windows, Macintosh and
most UNIX platforms. VisualWorks developers benefit from an
integrated development environment, enhanced application delivery, and
incorporation of a powerful suite of development tools, including the
ObjectLens for bridging between relational databases and objects, GUI
interface painter and the proven ANSI compliant VisualWorks Smalltalk
language. VisualWorks applications are easy to maintain, enable rapid
development and allow dynamic response to changes in your business.

About ObjectShare, Inc.

Founded in 1983, ObjectShare, Inc. (NASDAQ: OBJS) is the leader in
object-oriented solutions for network computing. With complete
support for industry standards using Java or Smalltalk, the company
offers its development environments, frameworks, along with
consulting, education and support services worldwide. Headquartered
in Irvine, California, the company also maintains offices in
Sunnyvale, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

For more information about ObjectShare, please call 1-800-759-7272 or
949-833-1122. ObjectShare's World Wide Web address (URL) is
# # #

VisualWorks, Distributed Smalltalk, VisualWave, PARTS and
Visual Smalltalk are either registered trademarks or trademarks
of ObjectShare, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries
Other product and company names herein may be trademarks
of their respective owners.

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