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Archive for June, 2002

GNU Bayonne 1.0 preliminary release and call for help

June 26, 2002

An announcement from David Sugar, project leader of the GNU Bayonne open source telecom project . . . (more…)

TimeSys and SBE team up to supply Linux-based telecom platform

June 25, 2002

Sasn Ramon, CA and Pittsburgh, PA — (press release excerpt) — SBE Inc. today announced that it has entered into a partnership with TimeSys, naming them as the exclusive embedded Linux distribution provider for the SBE HighWire product family. TimeSys Corporation and SBE will jointly supply a complete Linux development environment for engineers building the next generation of networking solutions. (more…)

Real-Time Linux Workshop 2002 Boston issues call for papers

June 25, 2002

An announcement from The Real-Time Linux Workshop 2002 . . .

The Real-Time Linux Workshop 2002 will be held in December at the Computer Science Department at Boston University. If you are interested in participating in the workshop as a speaker we invite you to send an abstract on one of the following topics:

  • Real-time modifications/variants of the GNU/Linux operating system… (more…)

KOrganizer/Embedded 1.0 released

June 25, 2002

The first stable release of the embedded version of KDE's famous calendar and scheduling tool, KOrganizer/Embedded is available. KOrganizer/Embedded is the PDA version of KOrganizer for the Qtopia desktop. It has been developed for and tested on a Sharp Zaurus, but it should also work on other PDAs able to run Qt/Embedded. (more…)

SnapGear releases uClinux update, adds Mot MCF5249 support

June 25, 2002

Salt Lake City, UT — (press release excerpt) — SnapGear Inc. has released a new update of the uClinux kernel which completes enhancements for the Motorola MCF5249 architecture and consolidates updates and applications into one free and easy download for embedded Linux developers worldwide. (more…)

MontaVista joins ‘Ready for IBM Technology’ program

June 25, 2002

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software Inc. today announced it is one of the first IBM business partners to join IBM's new 'Ready for IBM Technology' program, also announced today. As part of the new IBM initiative, third-party companies, such as MontaVista Software, which engineer, validate and test their software to work with products from IBM, can use a new logo from IBM in… (more…)

Applied Microsystems announces Embedded Linux test/analysis tools

June 25, 2002

Redmond, WA — (press release excerpt) — Applied Microsystems Corp. announces today its entry into the embedded Linux market with the introduction of its popular CodeTEST for Embedded Linux software test and analysis tool suite. CodeTEST for Embedded Linux is engineered to support all variations of embedded Linux — especially MontaVista Linux, the industry's most widely used Linux development platform… (more…)

NEC network processors gain Embedded Linux support

June 24, 2002

Düsseldorf, Germany — (press release excerpt) — NEC Corporation announced today that its family of network controllers is now running MontaVista Linux. The availability of Linux as a platform on these next-generation controllers is regarded as an important step to further strengthen NEC's networking devices portfolio. (more…)

August 2002 developerWorks Journal focuses on Linux

June 24, 2002

IBM has published the August 2002 issue of developerWorks Journal. This issue, which focuses on Linux, covers everything from porting your MFC apps to Linux to mastering Linux debugging techniques. It offers new strategies for developing with technologies like wireless, XML, and Java technologies, as well as with products like IBM's WebSphere and DB2. (more…)

Sharp introduces new version of Linux-based Zaurus PDA in Japan [ZDNet]

June 24, 2002

In this special report for ZDNet News, Richard Shim reports on Sharp's introduction of a new Linux-powered handheld for the Japanese market . . . (more…)

MontaVista Linux wins Euro electronic magazine’s award

June 24, 2002

Paris, France — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software, Inc. has received an award from the prestigious French publication 'Electronique', which named MontaVista's Linux Professional Edition 2.1 as the 'Best Embedded Tool and Development Solution for 2002'. (more…)

Article: Yodaiken: Against Priority Inheritance

June 22, 2002

In this technical whitepaper, RTLinux originator Victor Yodaiken details what he perceives to be the disadvantages of dealing with the issue of priority inversion in real-time systems by means of a commonly used software technique known as priority inheritance. Priority inversion refers to the situation when a scheduled task must wait for a lower priority task to complete. (more…)

What’s up with Red Hat’s embedded strategy?

June 21, 2002

[Updated June 22, 2002] Earlier this week, CNET editor Stephen Shankland reported that Red Hat has discontinued development of its eCos open source embedded operating system, laying off seven of its nine-member U.K.-based eCos… (more…)

GNOME vs. KDE: A license to sell []

June 21, 2002

Writing at, Nicholas Petreley explains why he believes GNOME is likely to emerge as the most popular desktop platform. Petreley explains why language support doesn't matter much, why technical merit doesn't necessarily translate to successful software, and why he has a major problem with Trolltech's Qt-licensing scheme . . . (more…)

Rotor for Linux [O’Reilly]

June 21, 2002

Brian Jepson reports on the release of 'Rotor for Linux' in this article at O'Reilly Networks. (Rotor is Microsoft's 'shared-source' version of the .NET Framework.) Jepson writes . . . (more…)