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SoftIntegration Joins MandrakeSoft Partner Program

DAVIS, Calif., September 12, 2002 - SoftIntegration, Inc., the leader of scripting technology for ubiquitous computing, today announced that MandrakeSoft, a leading Linux provider, has chosen SoftIntegration(TM) Ch to run on Mandrake Linux 9.0 as part of its partner program. Ch 3.0 will be included in the commercial CD of every copy of Mandrake Linux 9.0.

With this joint solution, SoftIntegration and MandrakeSoft are providing a congenial computing environment for engineers and scientists, Web programmers, C/C++ programmers, system administrators, real-time programmers, quality analysts, and educators. Linux users can benefit from SoftIntegration's C/C++ scripting technology for cross platform rapid application development and deployment.

"Ch eliminates the lengthy compile/link/execute/debug cycles for application development in C/C++. It minimizes the number of programming languages that engineers have to learn and program," said Dr. Dawn Cheng, General Manager at SoftIntegration. "Our partnership with MandrakeSoft can greatly speed up application development and deployment."

"Ch is easy to use for rapid software development," said Yu Yu, Business Development Manager of MandrakeSoft. "With integration of Mandrake Linux and Ch, Linux users can now easily build software for Linux and share the code across different platforms."

SoftIntegration Ch provides the following benefits to software developers:

  • Scripting for automating repetitive tasks and rapid prototyping
    Ch delivers a cross platform C interpreter. It supports ISO C standard, C++ class, POSIX, GTK+, Win32, OpenGL, X/Motif and socket/WinSock with over 8,000 functions.
  • Easy interface with static/dynamical libraries.
    Ch can access C/C++ static/dynamical libraries without modification or re-compilation of applications and libraries. There is no distinction between the interpreted and compiled code.
  • Embedded scripting
    Ch can be embedded into application programs and hardware as a scripting engine.
  • Scientific numerical computing
    Ch is the simplest possible solution for numerical computing within the framework of C/C++. Ch has rich features for scientific numerical computing and visualization. It supports ISO C standard (C99) numerical features such as IEEE floating-point arithmetic, variable length arrays (VLAs), complex numbers and type generic mathematical functions, as well as computational arrays and C LAPACK for linear algebra and matrix computations.
  • Unix/Windows shell programming
    Ch is an interpretive implementation of C as Unix/Windows command shell. Ch bridges the gap between C and Unix shell. Unix shell commands such as grep, awk, and sed can run inside Ch shell in the same manner as in BASH and csh shells.
  • 2D/3D graphical plotting
    With built-in 2D/3D graphical support, Ch Professional is the simplest possible solution for visualization within the framework of C/C++. With SoftIntegration C++ graphical library, the same code with graphical plotting can be compiled using a C++ compiler to run across different platforms.
  • Web programming
    CGI programming in Ch provides user-friendly APIs for web development. It is as easy to use as JSP and ASP. Ch ODBC toolkit allows rapid integration of legacy systems with a Web server.
  • Interactive computing
    Ch can be used in either command shell or program mode interpretively. An ideal solution for interactive teaching and student learning, as well as for control of mechatronic systems.
Ch Standard Edition is free for academic and non-profit organizations. In addition to Linux, Ch supports Windows, Solaris, HP-UX, and Mac OS X.

About SoftIntegration, Inc.

SoftIntegration, Inc., founded in 1999, is the leader of scripting technology for ubiquitous computing. SoftIntegration provides infrastructure software and services for rapid application development and deployment, scientific numerical computing, embedded scripting, and Web-based software integration. Our flagship product -- Ch® is an embeddable C/C++ interpreter. It is the solution for engineers and scientists, Web programmers, software developers, C/C++ beginners and experts, system administrators, real-time programmers, quality analysts, and instructors and professors.

About MandrakeSoft

MandrakeSoft provides a trusted interface between users of information technology and Open Source developers. The company offers its enterprise, government and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and OpenSource software and related services, plus user-friendly and highly competitive information technologies. Additionally, MandrakeSoft offers technologists committed to Open Source software and courseware a trusted channel to offer their services.

MandrakeSoft has technologists in over 20 countries, and is traded on Paris Euronext Marche Libre (Euroclear code: 4477.PA; Reuters code: MAKE.PA) and the US OTC market (stock symbol MDKFF). "Born on the Internet" in late 1998, MandrakeSoft has established headquarters in the U.S.A., Montreal and France. Please visit the website: for more information.


    SoftIntegration, Inc.
    216 F Street, #68
    Davis, CA 95616
    tel (530) 297-7398 
    fax (530) 297-7392

Ch and SoftIntegration are registered trademarks of SoftIntegration, Inc. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Solaris is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Unix is a trademark of Novell, Inc. HP-UX is a trademark of Hewlett-Packard Co. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Mandrake and Mandrake Linux are trademarks of MandrakeSoft. All other trademarks and copyrights are owned by their respective companies.