Metrowerks has released CodeWarrior 7.0 for Mac OS and Mac OS X. For those so interested, the company has also released CodeWarrior 7.0 for Windows. CodeWarrior is the big-daddy of Mac OS development tools, and the new release includes support for developing Carbon apps that work in both Classic Mac OS and Mac OS X. In addition, the new release marks the first time the CodeWarrior IDE could be used in Mac OS X. From Metrowerks:
Today, Metrowerks began shipping CodeWarrior for Mac OS, Version 7.0, development tools. With these tools, developers can build a single application that runs on both Classic Mac OS and Mac OS X architectures. The latest version of CodeWarrior tools provides the power to develop for multiple hosts and multiple targets: Classic Mac OS, Carbon, Native Mac OS X, and Java. Version 7.0 also includes the Metrowerks PowerPlant framework, the industryis most popular object-oriented C++ framework, which allows developers to create applications faster and easier.
CodeWarrior for Mac OS, Version 7.0, is an easy-to-use tool suite that saves development time by allowing developers to create new applications using existing code. Additionally, Version 7.0 includes a sophisticated Mach-O project converter that automatically converts Carbon PEF projects to Mach-O, enabling projects to run natively on the Mac OS X platform. Among other features are a new carbonized version of the integrated development environment (IDE), Mac OS X-hosted command-line tools, the latest Altivec support (Velocity Engine), and cross-development tools to target Windows.
Metrowerks customer Alias|Wavefront licensed a beta version of CodeWarrior for Mac OS, Version 7.0, tools to create its Maya software, a tool used to create 3-D animation and effects.
Metrowerks is also shipping CodeWarrior for Windows, Version 7.0, development tools and a combined package of CodeWarrior for Mac OS and Windows, Version 7.0, tools. All of the Version 7.0 products allow developers to write C/C++ and Java applications that target Classic Mac OS, Mac OS X or Windows operating systems using a single integrated development environment.
You can find more information on CodeWarrior 7.0 at Metrowerksi Web site. The new version is priced at US$599. CodeWarrior 7.0 for Windows is US$100 less at US$499. Users can upgrade from version 6.x for US$299 for Mac or US$249 for Windows.
A combined package of CodeWarrior 7.0 for Mac and Windows is priced at US$799, with the upgrade from version 6.x being priced at US$399.