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Tools and components
The software repositories listed below offer a wealth of information. It may take some time to find what you are looking for (organization of information is more difficult than accumulation of data). Most so-called "repositories" are government-subsidized activities. This directory is not an endorsement of such repositories; we do NOT claim that they are in fact useful. Happy hunting.
PAL is an open-access FTP repository (mirror -- European mirror).
The intent is to provide students, teachers and researchers with a large collection of reusable Ada components and systems for use in language and software engineering courses.
AdaBasis was set up by the Programming Languages Group of the Institut für Informatik at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. They plan to enlarge the library in the future, and welcome free public domain contributions. For more informations or to make suggestions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ASR is an open-access FTP repository (mirror).
ELSA is not Ada specific, but most of the software is written in Ada; they have information on both Software Engineering and Ada.
In February 1996 the following constraint was dropped: "User registration is required" to access the software packages on ELSA.
The SEI objective is to provide leadership in software engineering and in the transition of new software engineering technology into practice. The SEI Information Server provides:
ASSET provides access to a library catalog, with abstracts of individual reusable assets. It is funded by STARS (see below), coming out of DARPA. More information may be found in the ASSET FAQ.
You can find an overview of the STARS Program, newsletters, and technical papers. You will also see several ways to interact with the STARS Program, including registering for "Demo Days," subscribing to a newsletter, requesting program information, and sending comments.
COSMIC has over 1,200 computer programs that were originally developed by NASA and its contractors for the U.S. space program. Software is available for a number of areas of interest including: artificial intelligence, computational fluid dynamics, finite element structural analysis, scientific visualization, thermal and fluid flow analysis, and many more.
Programs are priced on a cost-recovery basis and usually include source code. U.S. educational institutions are eligible for a substantial discount. Some programs are available to "domestic customers only" (i.e. U.S. residents).
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