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Momentum Builds For Zero G's InstallAnywhere;
Symantec, Metrowerks and Other Industry Leaders
Bundle Installation Software From Zero G
SAN FRANCISCO, October 13, 1998 - Zero G Software, the leader in multi-platform
application deployment tools, today announced that Symantec Corporation, Metrowerks Inc.
and two other industry leaders will bundle Zero G's InstallAnywhere Now! with upcoming
releases of their products. This comes on the heels of last month's announcement of a
similar agreement with Apple, IBM, Inprise and ObjectShare.
InstallAnywhere Now!, the entry-level version of the industry's most popular
multi-platform installer, will be bundled with software tools including Metrowerks'
CodeWarrior Professional 4.0, Objectsoft's BrewMaster, Symantec Visual Cafe and TEK-TOOLS'
"This growing momentum of industry support confirms the market need and preference
for InstallAnywhere," said Eric Shapiro, president and co-founder of Zero G Software.
"These agreements will give Java developers a faster, cost-effective way to build
installers to deploy their applications across multiple platforms."
Like all products in the InstallAnywhere family, InstallAnywhere Now! allows developers to
quickly build installers that can simultaneously support Windows, Mac OS, UNIX and other
Java platforms for distribution over the Internet or on CD-ROM. InstallAnywhere Now!'s
Project Wizard interface enables multi-platform installers to be built in six easy steps.
To make this process as foolproof as possible, the product automatically chooses the
application's main class and properly configures the classpath, two tasks that have
traditionally made the process of running Java software difficult for end users.
InstallAnywhere Now! also offers the ability to create double-clickable Java application
launchers with custom icons, making Java software as easy to use as native applications.
Developers looking for more extensive capabilities can purchase either InstallAnywhere
Standard Edition or InstallAnywhere Express at http://www.ZeroG.com.
"Building an installer is the last thing the developer does but the first thing the
customer sees," said Will Iverson, strategic partner manager for Symantec's Internet
Tools Division. "InstallAnywhere Now! is an excellent complement to Visual Café in
terms of capability and easy of use. It provides a real solution for the last step of
enterprise and large-scale application development."
About CodeWarrior 4.0 from Metrowerks Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and
supports CodeWarrior software development solutions for a number of operating systems
targeting the most popular microprocessors. Intended for use for embedded systems or
desktop computers, the cross-platform compilers support C++, Java, and Pascal, and allow
programmers to build applications from one unique Integrated Development Environment
(IDE). Metrowerks CodeWarrior products are used by more than 100,000 registered users in
For more information, please visit the Metrowerks web site at http://www.metrowerks.com.
About BrewMaster from Objectsoft Inc.
Objectsoft's BrewMaster, an integrated Java code management tool for application
development, offers powerful browsing tools, code search utilities and management tools to
help Java developers better manage the application development process. BrewMaster is the
first in a series of tools from Objectsoft that help the Java developer build
commercial-strength Java applications.
Objectsoft's address on the World Wide Web is http://www.objsoft.com.
About Visual Café from Symantec Corporation
Visual Café from Symantec features a sophisticated set of high-level, two-way tools,
allowing developers to assemble complete Java applets and applications from a library of
standard and third-party objects without writing source code. Visual Café also provides
an extensive set of text-based development tools.
Symantec can be reached on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com.
About KAWA from TEK-TOOLS
TEK-TOOLS' KAWA is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for building Java
applications and applets on Win32 machines. KAWA supports Windows 95 and NT 4.0 platforms
and provides a powerful and intuitive environment for Java development. It is a wrapper on
Sun's JDK and is therefore fully compatible with any JDK version including JDK 1.2, and
supports debugging on both JDK 1.1 and 1.2.
For more information on TEK-TOOLS' KAWA, visit http://www.tektools.com
About Zero G Software
San Francisco-based Zero G Software Inc. develops multi-platform application deployment
tools and provides consulting services. A privately held company, Zero G's InstallAnywhere
is rapidly becoming the de facto
standard in multi-platform installation tools. Some of the company's more recognized
customers include IBM, Intel, Novell and Sun Microsystems. Zero G can be found on the
Internet at http://www.ZeroG.com.
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