Accession Number : ADA322566

Title :   Re-Engineering of the Computer-Aided Prototyping System for Portability.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Irwin, Dennis M.

PDF Url : ADA322566

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : The Computer-Aided Prototyping System (CAPS) Release 1 currently runs only on SPARC workstations running SunOS version 4.1.3. This limits the usefulness of CAPS, particularly since Sun has announced it has no plans to continue support for SunOS version 4.x. A solution to this problem is to increase the portability of CAPS by first porting CAPS to the Solaris 2.5 operating system. Towards this end, this thesis discusses and evaluates the underlying system software and software tools necessary to build and run CAPS within the Solaris 2.5 operating environment for SPARC workstations. As a result of this effort, a version of CAPS has been created that runs on a SPARC workstations using the Solaris 2.5 operating system. Furthermore, the research has identified the necessary software tools and potential problem areas for determining the feasibility of porting CAPS to other platforms. Versions of X Windows, Motif, Synthesizer Generator, Eli, TAE Plus, and the VADSself Ada compiler are required. Since TAE Plus only supports the SunAda (VADS) compiler, use of a different Ada compiler will require either porting the TAE Ada bindings or using an alternative to TAE Plus. Additionally, an explicit installation of Motif is required to provide all the libraries needed to produce static builds of the CAPS components.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, DATA MANAGEMENT, REAL TIME, THESES, PROTOTYPES, OPERATING SYSTEMS(COMPUTERS), COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, COMPILERS, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES, C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE