BlackAdder: A Comprehensive GUI Development Environment for Python on Linux and Windows, producers and distributors of high-quality open source and commercial Linux software, has announced the release of its Windows/Linux GUI development environment for Python, BlackAdder. BlackAdder combines a visual design environment with debugging, syntax highlighting, ODBC interfaces and extensive HTML documentation into a comprehensive platform for developing Python applications. The Python scripting language is an important enabling platform for the company in all of its products. During the course of creating widget and scripting front ends for Python, the company realized what a great opportunity it had for taking advantage of the multi-platform nature of Python to build a comprehensive tool for creating Python based applications.

BlackAdder not only runs on Linux and Windows, it generates applications that will run on either system as well. This protects investment in development by enabling customers to develop and deploy their applications almost anywhere. Unlike similar products, BlackAdder includes all the elements needed for developing complete applications and the rights to re-distribute the necessary run-time elements. The product is available in two editions: Personal Edition aimed more at the home hobbyist and Business Edition for commercial use. The pricing and differences are described below. Detailed information and screenshots can be seen at