List of Tools

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This section give OS/2 developers a list of available tools: What they do, how to get them, and links to related stuff, like an EDM/2 article covering the issue. And not the least: The "Discussion" section of each entry allows to add personal comments, experiences and opinions. You can also view development tools classified by the programming language used.

Categories

Full Packages

This includes full development packages, containing elements like compiler(s), make tools, debuggers etc. The most important single tools from any package should be also entered in the appropriate sections below.

Name License Status
Alsys Ada Commercial Discontinued
Arity Prolog Commercial Discontinued
Artek Ada Commercial Discontinued
Borland C/C++ Version 2.0 Commercial Discontinued
Borland JBuilder (Java) Commercial Discontinued, Free Personal Edition
Enfin Smalltalk Commercial Discontinued
IBM C/2 Commercial Discontinued
IBM C Set/2 Commercial Discontinued
IBM C Set++ for OS/2 Commercial Discontinued
IBM VisualAge COBOL Commercial Discontinued
IBM VisualAge C++ 3.0 Commercial Discontinued
IBM C and C++ Compilers, Version 3.6.5 Commercial Discontinued
IBM VisualAge C++ Professional 4.0 Commercial Discontinued
IBM VisualAge Smalltalk Enterprise 6.0 Commercial Discontinued
Innotek GCC Open Source - GNU GPL Discontinued
Interactive Forth-83 Commercial Discontinued
JBA Guidelines Commercial Discontinued
Logitech Modula-2 Commercial Discontinued
Micro Focus Cobol Commercial Discontinued
Microshare Basic Commercial Discontinued
Microsoft Basic Professional Commercial Discontinued
Microsoft C Commercial Discontinued
Microsoft Cobol Commercial Discontinued
Microsoft Pascal Commercial Discontinued
Open Watcom C/C++ and Fortran Open Source Current
Oracle JDeveloper Freeware Current
Prospero FORTRAN 77 Commercial Discontinued
Prospero Pascal Commercial Discontinued
TopSpeed C Commercial Discontinued
TopSpeed C++ Commercial Discontinued
TopSpeed Modula-2 Commercial Discontinued
TopSpeed Pascal Commercial Discontinued
TopSpeed TechKit Commercial Discontinued
Tower Eiffel Commercial Discontinued
Visual Prolog Commercial Discontinued, Free Personal Edition
VisualWorks Commercial Discontinued

Integrated Developer's Environments (IDE)

GUI frameworks integrating all necessary development tools into one surface. Note: Most programmer's editors can also be configured to serve as simple IDEs

Name License Status
Hockware VisPro/C Commercial Discontinued
Hockware VisPro/C++ Commercial Discontinued
IBM Workframe/2 1.1 Commercial Discontinued
IBM Workframe/2 2.x Commercial Discontinued
VAC/C++ 3.0 Workframe Commercial Discontinued
VAC/C++ 4.0 Workframe Commercial Discontinued
NetBeans Open Source Current
SpeedSoft Sibyl Open Source - GNU GPL Discontinued
WDSibyl (Updated Speedsoft Sibyl) Open Source - GNU GPL Current

Developer's Toolkits for OS/2

Name License Status
IBM OS/2 2.x Developer's Toolkit Commercial Discontinued
IBM OS/2 Warp Developer's Toolkit Commercial Discontinued
IBM Developer Connection Device Driver Kits for OS/2 Commercial Discontinued
MKS Toolkit Commercial Discontinued
IBM VisualAge C++ Distribuited Application Development Toolkit (DADT) Commercial Discontinued
IBM Internationalization (I18N) Discontinued
Image Handler Discontinued
IBM LAN Systems Toolkit Discontinued
IBM Multimedia OpenDoc Discontinued
IBM OpenDoc for OS/2 Discontinued
IBM Pen for OS/2 Developer's Toolkit Discontinued
IBM SearchManager/2 Toolkit Discontinued
IBM SOMObjects Developer Toolkit Discontinued
IBM SOMObjects WorkGroup Enabler Discontinued
IBM SOMObjects WorkStation Enabler Discontinued
IBM TCP/IP Programmer's Toolkit Commercial Discontinued
TbxShield Commercial Discontinued
TWAIN Software Developer's kit Discontinued

Source Code Generators

Facilities for automatically generating source code

Name License Status
The APL c compiler project Open source Current
CAPLink Commercial Discontinued
COBOL sp2 Commercial Discontinued
General Application Workbench Commercial Discontinued
Guidelines Commercial Discontinued
KASE:Set for OS/2 Commercial Discontinued
PartMeister Comercila Discontinued
PMI ModBase Commercial Discontinued
Professor Owl Commercial Discontinued
Rational Rose Commercial Discontinued
SOM Compiler (IBM OS/2 Toolkit, SOMobjects Toolkit, OpenDoc Toolkit) Commercial Discontinued
VisualAge C++ 3.0 Visual Builder Commercial Discontinued
VisualAge C++ 4.0 Visual Builder Commercial Discontinued

Debugging Tools

Debugging tools, including debuggers, trace tools etc.

Name License Status
IBM VAC/C++ 3.0 Debugger Commercial Discontinued
IBM VAC/C++ 4.0 Debugger Commercial Discontinued
IBM Interactive Code Analysis Tool (ICAT) Commercial Discontinued
IBM Source Debugger Open Source Discontinued
IDA Commercial Discontinued
OpenWatcom Debugger (wd) Open Source Current
PMPrintf Open Source Discontinued
Smalltalk Professional Debug Package Commercial Discontinued
Turbo Debugger Commercial Discontinued

Code Interpreters

Interpreters for interpreted or scripting languages

Name License Status
C-Forth Open Source Discontinued
C Styled Script Open Source Discontinued
C Scripting Language Open Source Discontinued
dBase Commercial Discontinued
FIG-Forth Open Source Discontinued
FORTH/2 Shareware/Open Source Discontinued
Haskell
Irie Pascal Shareware Discontinued
Lotus Script Commercial Comes with Lotus Office
Martin Richards BCPL Open Source Current
Microsoft Typescript Open Source Current
NetREXX Open Source Current
ObjectREXX Open Source Discontinued
Perl Open Source
Personal REXX Commercial Discontinued
PM Tcl/Tk Open Source Discontinued
PMPro Prolog Commercial Discontinued
Python Open Source
RPilot Open source Discontinued
Ruby Open source Discontinued
ScriptEase Commercial Discontinued
UR/Forth Commercial Discontinued

Editors

Source code and special editors for development purposes.

This section has been moved, See: Category:Text editors

Version Control

Name Type License Status
BLDLEVEL - Commercial Discontinued
CVS Project based Open Source Discontinued
CVSWatch - Open Source Current
ENVY/Developer Smalltalk - Object based Commercial Discontinued
Git File based Open Source Current
Perforce File based Commercial Discontinued
RCS File based Open Source Discontinued
SmartCVS Client Commercial Current
SmartGit Client Commercial Current
SmartSVN Client Commercial Current
SUBVERSION File based Open Source
SUPERVERSION File based Open Source
SYSLEVEL - Commercial Discontinued

Cross development tools

Name License Status Target
CC65 Open Source Discontinued 65xx
JALV Open Source Current PIC
LMI Forth-83 Commercial Discontinued Many

Make Tools

Tools for applying all kinds of actions (like: compiling, linking etc.) depending on rules and dependencies.

Name License Status
IBM/Microsoft NMAKE Commercial Discontinued
IBM IMAKE Commercial Discontinued
GNU Make Open Source - GNU GPL Current
kBuild Open Source Current
OpenWatcom WMake Open Source - GNU GPL Current
PMMake Freeware

Generic library's and executables

Tools that are supplied as pre-compiled library's, either EXE or as DLL files and can therefore be used with any development tool.

Name Type License Status
OpenSSL SSL & encryption Open source Current

Binary Code Generators (Compilers, Linkers etc.)

Tools for generating binary code (like intermediate *.obj files, executables, run time libraries, binary resources, compiled documentation like *.inf or *.hlp files) from source code. See also #Full Packages

Name License Status
ACUCOBOL-85 Commercial Discontinued
Cim Open Source - GNU GPL Discontinued
EMX C/C++ Open Source - GNU GPL Discontinued
Free Pascal Open Source - GNU GPL Current
GCC C/C++ Compiler and Linker Open Source - GNU GPL Current
GNAT Open Source - GNU GPL Discontinued
GNU Pascal Open Source - GNU GPL Discontinued
IBM ILINK, Version 5.0 Commercial Discontinued
IBM Presentation Facility Compiler (IPFC from IBM toolkits) Commercial Discontinued
IBM VAC/C++ 3.0 Compiler and Linker Commercial Discontinued
IBM VAC/C++ 3.6.5 Compiler and Linker Commercial Discontinued
IBM ALP Assembler Commercial Discontinued
IBM Resource Compiler (RC from IBM toolkits) Commercial Discontinued
IBM PL/I for OS/2 Commercial Discontinued
NASM Assembler Open Source - LGPL Current
OpenWatcom C/C++ and Fortran Open Source Current
PC Simula Commercial Discontinued
SmallEiffel Open source Discontinued
SpeedSoft Sibyl Pascal Compiler and Linker Open Source - GNU GPL Discontinued
Stony Brook Professional Modula-2 Commercial Discontinued
TMT Pascal Commercial Discontinued
UR/Forth Commercial Discontinued
Virtual Pascal Freeware Discontinued
WDSibyl Pascal Compiler and Linker Open Source - GNU GPL Current

Code Libraries

Name License Status Language
Canny Open Source Discontinued Ruby
C/Database Toolchest Commercial Current C
CdBFile Open Source Discontinued C++
cstring Open Source Current C
Cubus OS/2 Class Library Freeware/Open Discontinued
dbfLIB Commercial Discontinued C
dbfLIB++ Commercial Discontinued C++
dbfREXX Commercial Discontinued REXX
Dynamic Windows Open source Current C
Eco Common Lisp Open source Current C
e_Comm Commercial Discontinued C & C++
e_Db Commercial Discontinued C, C++ & Java
e_Fs Commercial Discontinued C & C++
EverBlue (X11 API library) Open source Obsolete
GoldenCode Java Development Kit 1.4.1 Commercial Discontinued
Graphics Development Toolkit Language independent vector graphics kernel Commercial Discontinued
IBM Open Class Library (IOCL from VAC/C++ 3.0 and 4.0) Commercial Discontinued
IBM OS2 Warp Developer Kit, Java Technology Edition 1.1.8 Commercial Discontinued
IBM OS2 Warp Developer Kit, Java 2 Technology Edition 1.3.1 SR 10 Commercial Discontinued
InnoTek Java Freeware Discontinued
KEE16 Freeware Current
Kroni's Classes PostcardWare Discontinued C++
Lattice Comm Library Commercial Discontinued C
Lattice dBC III Commercial Discontinued C
LesTecIO Commercial Current REXX
libcurl Open source Current C
LZO Open source Current C, Java
LZ4 Open source Current C, C++, Java, Pascal, ECMAScript
nCurses Open Source Current C
Net.h++ Commercial Discontinued C++
Odin (Win32-API library) Open Source Current
OpenGL Freeware Discontinued
The Open Objects Library (OOL) Freeware Discontinued C++
OpenSSL Open source Current C
OpenZinc Open source Current C++
PMI DxfOut Commercial Discontinued Modula-2
PMI DynaMatrix Commercial Discontinued Modula-2
PMI EEv Commercial Discontinued Modula-2
PMI Macro2 Commercial Discontinued Modula-2
PMI ModBase Commercial Discontinued Modula-2
PMI Repertorie Commercial Discontinued Modula-2
Public Domain Curses Open Source Current C
Qt Open Source Current
Rexx/Curses Open Source Current REXX
REXX/DW Open Source Current REXX
REXXUtil Open Source Discontinued REXX
REXXIO Freeware Current REXX
REXXSEM FreeWare Discontinued REXX
REXX/Tk Open Source Discontinued REXX
shwild Open Source Current C, C++
Snappy Open Source Current C, C++, LISP, Java
Socket++ Open Source Current C++
spUtils Open Source Discontinued REXX
The Standard Function Library Open Source Discontinued C
Standard Template Library (STL) C++
STLSoft Open Source Current C++
ST-Open Open Source Current Assembly
Threads.h++ Commercial Discontinued C++
Tools.h++ Commercial Discontinued C++
Workplace Shell Toolkit Open Source
WidgetKit/Business Graphics Commercial Discontinued Smalltalk
wxWidgets Open Source - LGPL Current
ZGRAF Commercial Current C++
Zinc Application Framework Commercial Discontinued C++
Zipios++ Open Source Current C++

Online Help Compilers and Tools

Name License Status
IBM IPF Compiler Commercial Discontinued
IBM HyperWise/2 Commercial Discontinued
IBM Bookmaker for OS/2 Commercial Discontinued
OpenWatcom WIPFC Open Source in Development
Phelsuma/2 Freeware Discontinued
Vyperhelp Open Source Discontinued

Installers

Installation tools for distributing any software package.

Name License Status
Generic Installer
IBM Software installer
IBM OS/2 Feature Install
SFX Installer Shareware
RPM Open Source Current
WarpIN Open Source - GNU GPL Current

Development Utilities

Development Tools / Libraries

Name License Status
Rwx FreeWare Discontinued
Prominare Converter Commercial Discontinued
Prominare Validator Commercial Discontinued
SOM Class Administrator ?? Discontinued
The Object Factory Commercial Discontinued
bfaError ?? Discontinued

Graphical User Interface Editors

Development Tools / Libraries

Name License Status
COBOL sp2 Commercial Discontinued
General Application Workbench Commercial Discontinued
MAID‎ Commercial Current
Prominare Designer Commercial Discontinued
Prominare Universal Resource Editor Commercial Discontinued
Visual Ada Developer Open Source Current
WindowBuilder Pro Commercial Discontinued

Databases

Name System License Status
Apache Derby SQL Open Source Current
Beagle SQL SQL Open Source Discontinued
Borland Paradox Own 4GL Commercial Discontinued
Bullet Own API Commercial Discontinued
CodeBase xBase Commercial Discontinued
dBase xBase Commercial Discontinued
Harbour xBase Open Source Current
Lattice dBC III Own API Commercial Discontinued
Lotus Approach Approach Commercial Discontinued
MSQL SQL Open Source/Commercial Discontinued
MySQL SQL Open Source/Commercial Current
ObjectStore OO Commercial Discontinued
Omnis 5 Own 4GL Commercial Discontinued
OnCMD xBase Commercial Current
Poise DMS Own 4GL Commercial Discontinued
PostgreSQL SQL Open Source Current
Rel D Open Source Current
SQLite SQL Open Source Current
xBase++ xBase Commercial Discontinued
XDB Enterprise Server Commercial Discontinued
xHarbour xBase Open Source Discontinued
X2C xBase Open Source Current

Note that this list does not include database libraries that allow you to build databases into your programs unless they are complete databases like SQLite, otherwise they are listed under libraries.

Monitoring

Monitoring Tools.

Name License Status
PM Patrol Commercial Discontinued

Macro Processors

Macro processors and pre-processors

Name License Status
Agena Open Source Current
GNU awk (gawk) Open Source - LGPL Discontinued
ML/I Open Source Current
PMI Macro2 Commercial Discontinued
PPWizard Open Source Current

Software and quality testing tools

Name Type License Status
CC-Rider C++ C/C++ static analysis Commercial Discontinued
Segue QA PArtner Automated testing Commercial Discontinued
Softbridge Automated Test Facility Automated testing Commercial Discontinued
Software TestWorks Automated testing Commercial Discontinued
Splint C/C++ static Analyser Open Source Current

Spreadsheets

This category has been moved, see: Category:Spreadsheets

Code formatters, beautifiers and visualisation tools

Name License Status Languages
CC-Rider C++ Commercial Discontinued C/C++
Source Mapper Open source Discontinued C

Applications with API's

Communications

Name License Status
FaxWorks Commercial Discontinued

Spreadsheets

Name Function License Status
Mesa 2 GUI Spreadsheet wit RT capabilities Commercial Discontinued