I finally got around to writing an article about Ada Programming on Slackware. Actually that’s probably overstating things a bit, as no actual Ada programming is happening in the article. Instead the focus is on how to install an Ada compiler and some Ada libraries on a Slackware system.
It is by no means a complicated process, but then again nothing is complicated if you know how it’s done. This article is squarely aimed at Ada programmers who perhaps do not live and die by the commandline.
The article is also a first for me, because it contains videos of the entire compile/install process. Yes, that’s right, you get to “enjoy” my gentle voice, while I struggle with the English language. I know videos aren’t exactly the best way to convey information about these things, but I do think that they are good addition for someone to whom
tar zxvf something.tar.gz is completely alien.
At least I hope so.
Feel free to let me know if you think I’ve completely wasted my time doing these videos or if you’d like me to do more.
If you don’t want to bother with the article, you can go straight to the videos:
- Ada Programming on Slackware – Part 1: The GNAT GPL Compiler
- Ada Programming on Slackware – Part 2: The Florist POSIX Library
- Ada Programming on Slackware – Part 3: The XML/Ada Library
- Ada Programming on Slackware – Part 4: The GNATcoll Library
- Ada Programming on Slackware – Part 5: The Ada Web Server (AWS) Library
I think my next article might be about Ada tasking, unless you’ve got a better suggestion?