updated 05:10 pm EDT, Wed August 24, 2005
Intel dev tools OS X
Intel yesterday announced it will port its software development tools to Mac OS X, and will ship the first beta later this year. Mac tools for both single-core and multicore processors based on Intel's late compiler technology will ported to Mac OS X according to Kevin Smith, director of Intel Compiler Labs. The Intel tools will support C, C++ and FORTRAN, but will not provide a compiler for Objective C, a language that Apple supports for Mac OS X developers. Intel's new tools are still in the early stages of development, as Smith states "we're not at the demo stage yet." Support for AltiVec instructions, a 128-bit vector execution unit in PowerPC G4 and G5 processors still hasn't been considered, either, according to the report from eWeek.