Cambridge, Mass. - December 10, 2002 -- Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS), the leader in user interface development tools for LinuxÂ® systems, announced today an upgrade path for users of UIM/XTM, a competing MotifÂ® GUI Builder.This upgrade path preserves the investment in existing applications written with UIM/X, provides an upgrade path to current versions of Linux and UNIX, and allows access to all of the newest widgets and functions of Motif 2.1 and beyond.
After a developer uses the ICS supplied software, uxtobx, to convert the UIM/X interface, he or she can maintain and enhance the application using Builder Xcessory PRO, the most widely used GUI development tool in the industry. With this upgrade, UIM/X users can migrate their application to Linux as well as to all recent UNIX operating system releases.
"Over the years, UIM/X had been a worthy competitor to our Builder Xcessory PRO product. ICS has chosen to continue investing considerable engineering resources in keeping our product current with today's developers and state-of-the-art computing environments", said Mark Hatch, Chief Operating Officer, ICS. "Given the strength of our support for Linux, recent UNIX workstation releases, and support of Motif and C++ standard, we feel that most UIM/X users would value a migration path to our product."
Availability and Pricing
The converter is currently available for Beta Testing. General Availability of the converter for UIM/X based user interfaces is scheduled for January 6, 2003. Customers interested in early access to the software should send requests by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The converter is available free of charge to licensees of ICS's BX PRO product. Special conversion incentive programs are being offered to UIM/X users through March 2003.
Founded in 1987, ICS was chartered to create software development tools for developers working with the then emerging X Window Systemâ¢. The company's first product offerings included X training and a version of Motif for systems manufactured by Sun Microsystems. Prior to widespread adoption of Motif by the UNIX workstation vendors, ICS was the leading independent shipper of the Motif toolkit. In 1998, The Open Group chose ICS to provide technical support for its Motif source code licenses.
Today, ICS is the current market leader in Motif graphical user interface development tools. It's flagship product, Builder Xcessory, is in its sixth major release and represents over 100 person years of effort. BX defines a level of sophistication, functionality and ease-of-use that is unmatched in the industry.
ICS sponsors the MotifZone (http://www.motifzone.net), a community site for Motif developers to gather additional knowledge and request input on technical problems from other engineers. The MotifZone hosts the Public CVS source code repository for Open Motif as well as the defect database. The MotifZone hosts over 6000 active developers, has delivered almost 150,000 downloads of Open Motif, and experiences over 5 million hits per year. It is the most active website dedicated to user interface software development.
For further information on ICS, its products or services, call 617-621-0060, or visit the ICS website at http://www.ics.com."