[ANN] Metrowerks commitment

[ANN] Metrowerks commitment

Post by Alex Curyl » Thu, 09 Jun 2005 09:23:32

in article XXXX@XXXXX.COM , MW Ron at
XXXX@XXXXX.COM wrote on 6/7/05 3:46 PM:

Well, I second Richard Buckle's question here:

"Of course, it would help enourmously if MW were to either (a) provide
some official mechanism for submitting and distributing changes to
PowerPlant code, or (b) simply bite the bullet and open-source it.

What do you say, MetroWerks? Will you do us one final favour and open
PowerPlant (and maybe PPx) to either controlled developer contribution
or full open-source?"

since I've got lots of shipping PowerPlant-based projects (hell, I'm
developing two right NOW, the latest in the Paradox strategy game series,
which is still running on basically the same engine written for EU2 back in
the OS 9 days) and seven off the top of my head I'm pretty sure clients are
going to want updated for OS X86. An official statement from Metrowerks on
how I can do that legally, if I can at all, would be very welcome.

Preferably, an official statement of the form "Go ahead and make whatever
changes you need to make to build your projects with XCode and feel free to
redistribute whatever PowerPlant files are needed to your clients so they
have a complete buildable-on-XCode source tree."

Ideally, an official statement of the form "Everything in /PowerPlant is now
BSD licensed open source. Go wild!" After having faithfully supported
CodeWarrior ever since DR1 Gold, that doesn't strike me as a completely
unreasonable thing to request.

[ANN] Metrowerks commitment

Post by Christophe » Thu, 09 Jun 2005 11:40:24

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, MW Ron

This seems to imply that CW 9 will continue to be sold, but it does not
imply that there will be any future revisions of CW.

I do not see how there could be, except for a little bit of bug fixing.
Soon the market for an IDE with compilers targeted to the PPC will be
shrinking. There will be a demand for an IDE with compilers targeted
to the Intel chips and to the API of Mac OS 10.something. I don't see
how MW can get into that market with their x86 technology all gone.

In principle, it might be possible to use somebody else's compilers
within an IDE that looks like CW. In practice, I think it would be a
heroic feat to manage such a team effort. So, CW is declining.

We can *** and moan about this, and we can threaten to go out in the
garden and eat worms, but I don't think we can signify much by doing

Change happens. If product lines were immortal, all our code would
have to be UNIVAC compatible.

Chris Henrich
God just doesn't fit inside a single religion.


[ANN] Metrowerks commitment

Post by David Sank » Thu, 09 Jun 2005 18:56:55

In article <070620052240231706% XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

Been done in the past. Back in the CW 4 or 5 days or so Apple produced
MrC plug-ins for CW. No debug, but you could compile and link just
fine. I used this developing code for an embedded system that we
control from MPW - develop code in CW native, when happy switch compiler
and compare, when happy switch to MPW.

Being done now. Leastways that's the impression that I get from the
Metrowerks pages pages on embedded linux support, where they say they
support the GNU compiler collection with the ability to integrate
alternative GNU compilers, see for example
< http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;.