SDS 0.5.9 release
Wed, 15 Dec 1999 21:10:16 +0100 (CET)

The Software Development Foundation (SDS) is an open architecture
designed for developing tools for software development. Based on
XML, the SDS makes it easy for most languages and other systems to
incorporate it's tools.

One of the most important principles of SDS is to make development tools
easily available for new languages and is therefore an important tool for
people interested in making new languages

The core of SDS is the Code Structure Format (CSF) which collects most
interesting information about source code which can be easily utilised by
tools. Included is also a documentation application SDOC which allows
CSF-files to be streamlined for documentation.  

The latest incarnation of the project has been released today (15. Dec
1999). This is a developer release and should be considered to be of alpha

New in this release:
- New CSF system, to better accomodate various languages.
- Rudimentary support for parsing Java
- Added the ANTLR parsing tool to the distribution
- More documentation, especially for developers

Has been tested on:
- RedHat Linux 6.0 and 5.2
  - gcc 2.91.66 and egcs-1.0.2
  - Jikes 1.10
  - IBM JDK 1.1.8, Sun JDK 1.1.7
- SunOS 5.6
  - gcc 2.95.2
  - Sun JDK 1.1.6

Larger problems:
- C++ front-end needs a lot of work. 

SDS' homepage is, hosted by  
Thanks to David Manifold (Tril) for being an excellent host.