In Brief: Progeny adds to Linux toolkit; PKZIP adds RSA BSAFE traits and more

[February 4, 2003 - ADT's Programmers Report] - At the recent LinuxWorld expo in New York City, Progeny announced that it has been working with Hewlett-Packard to enhance the Linux Programmer's Toolkit (PTK), an integrated development framework for developing Linux applications on IA32 and Itanium systems using Red Hat or Debian Linux. PTK allows registered users to download more than 1,000 packages targeted at developers and ISVs creating applications in Debian and Red Hat Linux environments. Recent PTK developments include access to Itanium 2 machines for testing and optimizing applications; integration of Java tools, including the Eclipse platform; the addition of GCC 3.2 compilers; and incorporation of the KDE 3 desktop, Gnome2, OpenOffice, plus authentication and installation upgrades.

Meanwhile, debugging software provider Etnus announced that Etnus TotalView 6 has shipped with improved support for HP UPC 2.0, C++ and Java debugging through Etnus's CodeRoad JNI Bridge. Also available: support for GNU GCC 3.2, and the Intel C++ and Fortran compilers for Linux Version 7.0 ... Compression software pioneer PKZIP Inc. bolstered its PKZIP data compressor with the addition of IBM Lotus Notes integration and a new Desktop Security module with advanced cryptographic capabilities powered by RSA BSAFE software. PKZIP 6.0 Professional Edition integrates top-shelf data compression and encryption technologies, including 256-bit AES. The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) is a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) developed for use by U.S. government organizations to protect sensitive information and it is said to be gaining broad industry support ... Sun Microsystems has turned to Embarcadero Technologies Inc. to provide Describe for SunONE Studio for model-driven design and development ... XML management software maker Ipedo said that, in testing at IBM's Solution Partnership Center, the Ipedo 3 platform demonstrated a 200% query throughput improvement, industry-leading XML data set scalability and multi-CPU concurrency across 32 processors. The tests were conducted using XMark, a new XML benchmark from the XML Benchmark Project.

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