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OpenWatcom Watcom 11.0c beta

November 02, 2001 by Anonymous

OpenWatcom Watcom 11.0c beta

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information please contact:
SciTech Software, Inc.
(530) 894-8400
pressinfo@scitechsoft.com

SciTech Announces Watcom 11.0c Beta Release

Update Paves the Way for Massive Open Source Effort

Chico, Calif., September 27, 2001 -- SciTech Software, Inc. today announced the beta release of the 11.0c update to the popular Watcom˙ C/C++ and Fortran compilers. The patch includes a number of eagerly anticipated fixes and enhancements and can be downloaded, free of charge, from the Open Watcom web site at www.openwatcom.org. Support for the update will be handled exclusively through the Open Watcom web site.

"This binary update will immediately aid thousands of active Watcom developers," said Rob Veitch, Director of Business Development at Sybase , "This release shows Sybase's commitment to its customers and it demonstrates that SciTech Software is up to the task of assuming the leadership role in the Open Watcom development effort."

Jointly developed by Sybase, SciTech and a core team of Open Watcom developers, the 11.0c update is the first new release of the Watcom compilers in over three years. The Watcom 11.0c release is a prelude to the to the forthcoming Open Source release.

"We're honored that Sybase selected SciTech to lead the Open Watcom effort. This step represents a major milestone in that process," said Kendall Bennett, SciTech's Director of Engineering.

About Open Watcom The Watcom C/C++ and Fortran products will be the first mass market, proprietary compilers to be Open Sourced and, weighing in at nearly three million lines of source code, will represent one of the largest pools of commercial source code of any type ever released under an Open Source license. Sybase, Inc. developed the original Watcom code and SciTech Software, Inc. is the official maintainer of the project.

The Open Watcom project has stirred tremendous interest among developers worldwide. Thousands have already joined the Open Watcom community at www.openwatcom.org in order to use Open Watcom and contribute to its further development.

Watcom supports software development in Windows, DOS, OS/2, Netware, QNX, and other operating systems (a Linux version of Open Watcom is planned).
The Open Watcom web address is http://www.openwatcom.org

About SciTech Software, Inc. SciTech Software, Inc. is the leading supplier of PC graphics utilities, drivers, and tools for high-performance graphics applications, including computer games. SciTech's products help users fix graphics hardware problems and allow software developers to achieve maximum performance from PC graphics hardware. SciTech's products include SciTech Display Doctor, the only universal display driver, SciTech GLDirect, an OpenGL to Direct3D driver and SciTech MGL, an Open Source, professional graphics library used to develop some of today's most popular software programs. SciTech products support the Windows, Linux, OS/2, DOS, QNX, and SMX operating systems. Many major software companies and hardware companies license portions of SciTech's technology for incorporation in their products. SciTech is privately held and the company's Web address is
http://www.scitechsoft.com

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Sybase and Watcom are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sybase Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

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