What was New in The Ada Home -- 1994
[What kind of descriptions will you find here?]
- December 1994
Added a searchable bibliography in the
Books, Articles, and Bibliographies section (refer file contributed by Dave Emery).
Added a section for Ada examples.
More tools and components.
Corrected some information on
free/cheap compilers, educational support, and compiler vendors.
Added a section on other Ada-related WWW servers.
Updated Team Ada FAQ.
Added link to the formal definition for the SPARK Ada 83 subset (in the
- October 1994
Added information on SAMeDL (the draft standard Ada-SQL binding) and related tools,
in the standards
and bindings sections.
Some Ada vendors have created their own WWW sites; they are listed in
the (still incomplete) list of vendors.
- September 1994
Added a section listing Ada success stories
made available by the AdaIC; the stories were edited into HTML format by
Added a section listing Ada articles in the trade press
(in the Bibliographies section);
the list is maintained by Paul Pukite.
Added a link to a directory of Usenet FAQs, as well as to other useful
resources (e.g. reference sites for programming languages)
-- in the FAQ section.
The SEI has now an information server, which is referenced in the
software repositories and
FTP sites sections.
- August 1994
The home page now has a link to submission directions.
Near the top of the home page, the link previously known as "Ada News" is now named
"Conferences...", since it seems to have been a slightly obscure indication.
Added reference to yet another standard: DoD-2167A.
More commercial tools.
- June 1994
Changed format of the home page to ease access to specific sections
(fast links at the top).
Added a section for Online Ada Papers.
If you have an article which you'd like to make available on the network,
check the copyright on it and (if OK) e-mail it for inclusion in the Ada
Inaugurated a Picture Gallery.
Email me your favorite Ada-related pictures (or historical references)!
There is now an Ada-related Research section.
The section on bindings has been updated.
- May 1994
Added a section for Ada-related conferences and news
(including a calendar of Ada-related events).
The section on textbooks
has been isolated from the general section on
books, articles, and bibliographies.
There is now a Resources home page.
In the software repositories section,
the PAL has acquired a WWW interface.
Ada-Belgium now has its own WWW server (accessible through the
national SIGs page).
Ada 9X Reference Manual
was a nominee (when it was draft 4.0) for the
Best of the Web '94 Awards
(category: Best Document Design,
"HTML version of the actual manual, the text is organized
in a unique multi-level hierarchy. All cross-references
are hyperlinked; the index isn't full-text, but an HTML
version of the book's index."
- April 1994
Update of the sections on
tools and components (separated
the commercial from the non-commercial),
and software repositories.
More information for educational institutions
and on compilers in general.
Extended the Introduction to the World of Ada.
The Index of the (draft) Ada 9X Reference Manual
has been transmogrified and split.
Also split the (draft) Ada 9X Reference Manual down to subclauses;
this reduces the size of each "page" and should make browsing faster. Finally wrote Help,
Credits, and Copyright sections for the Hyper-RM9X.
Note that a new version of the hypertext RM 83
came online. Gregg Hanna generated it by passing the ASCII source through various custom
Team Ada is up and running!
Fixed an ugly HTML bug which bugged (as in e.g. "segmentation fault") those
who used lynx to browse through the Ada WWW Server.
April 94 statistics
- March 1994
March 3: Official announcement of HBAP (the very first "Ada WWW Server").
Cut up some large pages into smaller pieces, to ease
navigation; I don't think there's anything else I should
cut. Re-arranged the home page (it's getting crowded!).
Better titles. Some information updated/corrected.
Ada's icon appears at the bottom of all pages.
"Mirror links" are normally provided when an item is accessible
through FTP. More tools, components, and bindings.
Update of CD-ROM references.
Added (partial) information on
cheap Ada compilers,
educational discounts, and vendor e-mail contacts.
Update on the state of Ada 9X.
Link to CS Technical Reports.
The (draft) 9X Reference Manual has been
(almost automatically) split and transformed into hypertext.
First statistics of the server (March 94).
- February 1994
- Everything is new, for now :-).
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