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The Mjølner System

The Mjølner System is a modern software development environment for developing software in the object-oriented language BETA. BETA is an object-oriented language from the Scandinavian School of object-orientation with powerful abstraction mechanisms for identification of objects, classification and composition. It has strong typing, whole/part objects, reference attributes, general block structure, coroutines and concurrency. The BETA implementation has native code generation, garbage collection, separate compilation, configuration control, interface to C and assembly, The BETA object model includes also persistent objects, co-routine objects, concurrent objects, and distributes objects. The Mjølner System offers a large library of class patterns and application frameworks. The Mjølner System also offers a full range of software development tools, such as browser, structure-oriented editor, integrated CASE tool, user interface builder, and source-level debugger.

Current Version:   r4.1

License Type:   Commercial, but free versions are available for personal and educational purposes.

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Source Code Availability:   For libraries and frameworks.

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   N/A
  • RedHat RPM Package:   N/A
  • Other Packages:   Yes, from Home Site

Targeted Platforms:

Linux, Windows 95, Windows NT, Macintosh PowerPC, Sun SPARC, HP PA-RISC, SGI

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Linux (release 2.0 or later), CPU: Intel 386/486/Pentium, RAM: 8Mb (16 to 32 recommended), X11 Release 5 or later, OSF/Motif 1.2 or later (not required just to run compiler), Programs needed: (g)as, ld.
Instead of OSF/Motif, you can use LessTif 0.82 or later.

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Mailing list: In order to be added to, or removed from the mailing list, please send a mail to:
News group: comp.lang.beta

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