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|| ||JavaOne News: Catalyst Systems' Openmake 6.4 For Eclipse, .NET and WebSphere|
|| ||Mon, 27 Jun 2005 08:13:53 -0700|
June 27-30, 2005
Openmake 6.4 Delivers Comprehensive Solution for Automated Build
Comprehensive Solution Incorporates New Activity Scheduling and
Audit Features for IBM- and Eclipse-Based Software Development and Perl
Improved Developer Project Control Through Reusable Build
SAN FRANCISCO, CAJune 27, 2005Today Catalyst Systems Corporation, the
leading provider of Enterprise Build Management software, announced
general availability of the latest version of Openmake, the advanced
development tool for automated build management. Release 6.4
incorporates new features for project build activity scheduling and
tracking, reporting tools for knowledge-base metrics analysis and added
support for IBM- and Eclipse-based software development and PERL
environments. Openmake supports developers by managing complex build
tasks from project birth to maturity, all in a production ready
Jim Duggan, research vice president for Applications Development at
Gartner Research, stated, Next to documentation, build management is
likely to be the least satisfying task a developer must address every
day. A lot of software investment ends up in the time it takes to
constantly tweak the make files needed to keep a system maintainable.
Developers are looking for innovative solutions that will reduce
software coding by a factor of five.
Whether supporting small development tasks or massively complex cross-
platform solutions, Openmake takes a distinctive approach to supporting
developers responsible for building software systems.
Openmake is the only build management product that replaces difficult to
manage make and Ant/XML scripts with generated Build Control Files that
follow comprehensive construction rules. This approach is particularly
valuable as the number and complexity of build target objects grows.
Scheduled, coordinated Openmake builds systematically prepare all types
of build target objects. Openmake is designed to locally and remotely
build components destined for a variety of deployment platforms
including embedded devices, handhelds, workstations and servers.
"Although Openmake already offers, on a daily basis, increased
productivity and quality to the Fortis WebSphere Competence Centers (150
persons), compared to manually controlled builds, Openmake also
completes the configuration management process through it's central
build capabilities. Owing to this, Fortis fully controls all internal
and external software assets completely within the very fast evolving
J2EE world, commented Matthias Pyck, system advisor for Fortis Bank in
Whether helping a single developer or large integrated team, Openmake
organizes and schedules system construction during informal and formal
project life cycles. Through well-defined rules, reusable build scripts
can create alternate versions of systems during portions of the
lifecycle, providing automated regular incremental development builds;
quality assurance builds and occasional emergency builds. Since
developers cant manually break make or Ant/XML files, Openmakes
approach improves quality and mitigates risk.
New features of Openmake 6.4 include a Build and Deploy Manager, Build
Activity Schedule and enhanced Audit Reporting. Through audit
information consistently recorded during build processes, Openmake can
create advanced audit reports and impact analysis that helps isolate
complex problems and improve quality. These reports also make it easier
to isolate components during problem diagnosis by determining the
pedigree of code executing in a complex system.
Compatible with a variety of development language and tool environments
including Eclipse-based solutions like IBM Rational Application
Developer for WebSphere Software, Borland and Microsoft .NET. Openmake
integrates fully with version control systems from Rational, Serena and
Pricing & Availability
Openmake 6.4 is available immediately, with prices starting at $300 USD
per developer seat.
About Catalyst Systems
Catalyst Systems Corporation is the leading provider of Enterprise build
management software and pioneer of the commercial build management
software industry. Catalyst Systems has specialized in the design and
implementation of reliable and repeatable application build processes
for Global 2000 organizations since 1995. Openmake, Catalyst Systems'
flagship product, enables development teams to get back to the task of
Openmake is a registered trademark of Catalyst Systems Corporation. All
other trademarks used in this document are the property of their
North American Sales Contact: Catalyst Systems Corporation, 81 David
Love Place, #210 Santa Barbara, CA 93117, Tel: 805-696-6866, Toll Free
800.359.8049, Extension 117, Fax: 847-835-6109, Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.openmake.com.
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