ACE Platform Sponsorship - Safety and Stability Using New Platforms
ACE has a long history of stability and cost-savings on many projects and products in the field today. When you decide to base a project on ACE you can be sure you'll be supported by a rock-solid toolkit with world class services to back you.
As much as we value stability, technology continues its advance with a steady stream of new and improved hardware, more feature-laden operating systems, and new language standards and compilers. New technology allows you to develop new software with features your customers want. Your tools must evolve to support your plans and goals. Porting ACE up to newer platforms allows you to easily migrate your existing code to newer platforms as well as take advantage of new capabilities.
You know ACE can save you loads of time, but would diverting your efforts to port ACE be a good use of your people and time? Do you really want to learn all about ACE's structure and internals (ACE has about half a million lines of code) for just one port? Wouldn't it be safer to have a ported, tested, and verified version of ACE delivered to you for your new platform?
We've ported ACE to many platforms over the years (see this page for the current supported list). We have the necessary lab setup, experience with the autobuild and regression test frameworks, and, of course, the experience to complete new ports quickly. We've done it for others, and we can do it for you.
And we won't leave you hanging after delivering a source kit to you. Once we complete a port to a new platform, we'll continue to maintain it for one year, or as long as our standard ACE Support platform coverage would cover it, whichever is longer.
There's a list below of some platforms that are not yet supported. Whether or not the platform(s) you need are on the list, let's talk about your needs. Please contact Steve Huston or fill out the form below and we'll contact you.
|Windows Vista, x86, VC 9||$9,500|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, x86, g++||$15,000|
|MontaVista Linux||call to discuss|
|Macintosh OS X, x86||$15,000|
|QNX 6.3.0, x86, Momentics||$32,000|
The following companies have championed ACE platform sponsorship recently. We thank them for their support and contribution to the ACE community.
AIX 5.3, pSeries, XL C++ 7
|Fox River Execution Technology, LLC||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, x64, g++|
|Sarnoff Corporation||Windows XP x86, Visual Studio 2008 (VC9)|