Originally Published: Tuesday, 10 August 1999 Author: Jeff Alami
Published to: Internal News/General Announcements Page: 1/1 - [Std View]

Rogue Wave Software Announces Support for Linux Operating System

Company Demonstrates Strong Commitment to Open Source Platform Across Product Line


SAN JOSE, Calif. and BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Rogue Wave Software (Nasdaq: RWAV), a leading provider of software for creating enterprise systems with object-oriented component technology, today confirmed its position as an industry leader when the company announced at LinuxWorld Expo (Booth 413) it will support the increasingly popular open source platform Linux.

"We have been using Rogue Wave's DBTools.h++ for the past nine months on the Linux platform and have found it to have the scalability and robustness that we expect from Rogue Wave's products," states Bea Vervenne, a software engineer at Sophis Systems. "The flexibility of Rogue Wave's product offering enables us to quickly adapt to the latest cutting edge technologies. We are excited with their support of the Linux platform and look forward to maximizing our development with future Rogue Wave products utilizing Linux."

By certifying its award-winning cross-platform products on Linux, Rogue Wave has made a solid commitment to the Linux platform. The company will start by shipping versions of NobleNet RPC, Tools.h++, DBTools.h++, Standard C++ Library and Money.h++. Following these, the company will support Linux versions of additional products including Nouveau, Threads.h++ and Tools.h++ Professional.

"Enterprise customers have shown that they believe in the open source platform of Linux and Rogue Wave has a strong tradition in listening and responding to our customers' requests," explains Gillian Webster, vice president of marketing for Rogue Wave Software. "With our experience in supporting cross-platform products, and our seasoned developer organization, it is only natural to support such a strong operating system with a large developer base, as Linux has become."

Pricing and Availability

Support for Linux in Tools.h++, DBTools.h++, Standard C++ Library and Money.h++ will be available starting in September. In addition, support for Linux on NobleNet RPC is available immediately and support for Rogue Wave's Nouveau, Threads.h++ and Tools.h++ Professional will be available by the end of the year. Prices for the Linux platform are the same as any UNIX-based platform that Rogue Wave currently supports. In addition, support includes Web access to updates, FAQs, examples, demonstrations and other materials.

About Linux

Linux is a free UNIX-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds with the assistance of developers around the world. Linux is an independent POSIX implementation and includes true multitasking, virtual memory, shared libraries, demand loading, proper memory management, TCP/IP networking, and other features consistent with UNIX-type systems. Developed under the General Public License (GNU), the source code for Linux is freely available to everyone.

Rogue Wave Software, Inc.

Rogue Wave Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: RWAV) is the leading provider of software solutions for building high performance, distributed, enterprise and Internet applications. Rogue Wave InterNet Architecture (RNA) is a flexible component framework that makes it easy to develop and deploy scalable applications that interoperate throughout disparate computing environments. The Company's C++, COM, CORBA, and Java products, along with its Professional Services Group, provide "components without limits" to more than 100,000 developers worldwide who build applications that scale to the enterprise, honor legacy investments, are highly customizable and simply work. Rogue Wave is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, and can be found on the Internet at http://www.roguewave.com.

Rogue Wave and .h++ are registered trademarks of Rogue Wave Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the properties of their respective owners.

SOURCE Rogue Wave Software

/CONTACT: Lainie Howard, Director of Corporate Communications of Rogue Wave Software, 541-754-3283, lainie@roguewave.com or Dan Sher, dsher@pancomm.com or Jennifer Clarke, jclarke@pancomm.com of PAN Communications, 978-474-1900/

/Web site: http://www.roguewave.com/