Friday, April 21, 2006

News: Rainbow IDE Now Available

Super CoCoist Roger Taylor (maltedmedia,, Taylor Software) has released the Rainbow IDE.

An Integrated Development Environment for the CoCo 3, Rainbow IDE makes software development easier for 6809-based computers such as the CoCo and Vetrex systems. Unlike Taylor's Portal-9, though, Rainbow IDE does much more. It also supports development for Atari, Commodore, Apple and other vintage computer systems! It also integrates support for MESS and creation of virtual floppy disks. In other words, developing software for multiple vintage systems just got a lot easier!

The 4.43MB demo is available for download now, with a Toolpak and Sourcepak coming soon. Pricing is US$59.00 to register, or US$69.00 (+shipping) on CD with manuals.

If you're doing CoCo development, I don't think you can go wrong here. I've downloaded the demo, and will post a Comment as soon as I have a chance to check it out.

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