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Century Software upgrades embedded Linux toolkit

Jan 29, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Salt Lake City, UT — (press release excerpt) — Century Software Embedded Technologies today announced version 1.1 of its Operating Environment and Development toolkit. The toolkit is intended for developers of Linux based PDAs, WebPADs, and Internet Appliances. The new version adds new wireless applications, multimedia, and enhanced tools.

The version 1.1 Operating Environment now supports wireless connectivity on platforms including the StrongARM-based Compaq iPAQ and ADS Graphics Client, National Semiconductor x86 Geode, and NEC MIPS Harrier. A graphical network configuration utility allows users extreme ease of use for configuring serial PPP, modem, ethernet or wireless TCP/IP connections. A new email client and enhanced ViewML browser allow sending and receiving POP3 mail as well as browsing the Internet for mobile applications.

The Linux runtime environment features a new, complete PIM suite including address book, scheduler, calendar, todo list, notes, clock and calculator applications. MP3 audio and MPEG 1 video players are included for downloaded audio/video files, or custom multimedia applications. The screentop has been enhanced for better application selection and management. These new additions supplement the existing features of web browsing, terminal emulation, popup screen keyboard input and handwriting recognition.


The complete environment, including iPAQ runtime demonstrations, will be shown during Linux World Expo this week in Red Hat's Partner Pavilion booth #523. In addition, Gregory Haerr will be giving daily presentations on developing embedded graphical applications on Linux.

A binary download of the entire operating environment is available for selected hardware platforms, as well as for target platform graphical application emulation on Red Hat Linux desktops. A complete SDK including cross- development libraries, automated build platform, source code and documentation is available along with commercial support from Century Software Embedded Technologies. The Century Software Operating Environment and Development Toolkit for Linux will be available February 5th, 2001.

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