Ada on Slackware

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:

I think my next article might be about Ada tasking, unless you’ve got a better suggestion? – Ada Programming and Documentation

It frequently happens that while surfing around for other things, I suddenly find myself at an Ada related website that I haven’t heard about before. One minute I’m checking out, the worlds most private search engine, and the next I’m looking at the Ada website of Martin Krischik.

The internet is indeed a fantastic place and a marvelous invention.

While clicking around on the website, I soon found myself lead to the Martin Krischik’s home, where we see that he has quite a few Ada projects going:

If you’re a regular reader of comp.lang.ada then you’ll surely have noticed Martin Krischik also, as he often participates in discussions.