Mainsoft Adds OS Flavors to Visual MainWin

Mainsoft Corp. this week delivered on a promise to extend the platforms it supports with its Visual MainWin product for porting Windows applications to Unix and Linux. Target platforms new to the product are HP-UX, IBM AIX and Red Hat Linux.

Visual MainWin is the follow-on to Mainsoft's MainWin, which was used primarily for porting workstation applications such as CAD/CAM from Windows to other platforms.

With Visual MainWin, Mainsoft moved to a graphical interface and refocused on porting server applications. Developers write an application in Visual Studio 6 or with C# and Visual MainWin does most of the work of converting the application to another platform.

The product first shipped in October with support for porting applications to Sun's Solaris.

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