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Embedded Linux service adds patch updates and GIT tree

Feb 27, 2009 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

Timesys has upgraded its LinuxLink DIY embedded development service with a Linux update and Git-tree service. The LinuxLink Update Service alerts users about new and updated Linux components that apply to their projects, and then provides the tested updates via the Timesys Factory and Timesys Git tree, says the company.

The Linux Update Service delivers targeted patches in a controlled manner, saving time for developers while reducing the risk of working with unknown code, says Timesys. The Update Service is integrated in LinuxLink's new Timesys Factory Build System and Timesys Git tree, which adopts the standard “Git” system for distributed source code management and version control, says the company.

The Update Service is part of Timesys's new LinuxLink 3.0 embedded Linux development subscription service. Version 3.0 is far more automated than before, TimeSys claims, citing a new build engine and web-services-based automation, plus a new interface and Toolkit. As with the previous LinuxLink, the new version is said to offer collections of Linux sources, gathered and updated from thousands of community sources, and patched and configured for a wide variety of processors and development kits. In addition, version 3.0 uses web services technology to package a new build service called the “Embedded Linux Factory.”

Stated Gregory Quiggle, VP of Marketing for Timesys, “LinuxLink's Update Service reduces the risks of keeping pace with a continuous stream of open source community updates. The Timesys engineering team lives on the many mailing lists and websites of the embedded Linux community, allowing subscribers to focus on building their application rather than searching for Linux updates.”

New i.MX31 PDK webinar

The LinuxLink Update Service can be seen in action in a new bi-monthly webinar series on developing an Internet radio on a Freescale i.MX31 PDK, says Timesys. (A different Timesys webinar series kicked off yesterday, on building a Bluetooth radio on a home automation device using Atmel's ARM9 AT91SAM9263.)

The first of the four i.MX31 webinars is scheduled for March 2, 11:30AM EST, says Timesys. More information may be found here.


More information about the LinuxLink Update Service should be available here.

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