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Red Hat rolls out Embedded Linux Developer Suite

Oct 29, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Research Triangle Park, NC — (press release excerpt) — Red Hat today announced that the Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite (ELDS) is now available. The ELDS is a packaged solution for creating embedded applications and devices. It accelerates development cycles and improves product quality by using Red Hat Linux 7.2 as the common base for the host and target platforms.

The ELDS is just one in a line of products and services based on Red Hat Linux 7.2, which provides a unified code base to cover the full spectrum of computing platforms, from small, embedded devices up to the largest mainframe computers.

Key features of the new Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite include . . .

  • New version of Red Hat Embedded Linux based on the industry-standard Linux 2.4 kernel
  • New gcc3 based versions of the GNUPro cross development tools for all architectures
  • New graphical Configuration Tool for fine grain configuration of the targeted environment
  • New Integrated system build environment for faster and more flexible target image creation
  • RedBoot embedded bootloader/BIOS for a standardized debugging and bootstrap solution
  • glibc 2.2 libraries for all architectures
  • Latest versions of Red Hat Linux RPM packages optimized for cross development
  • Red Hat Network managed services for host systems and access to the new Embedded Channel for managing target development software
  • Several support service packages to choose from based on the developer needs for greater flexibility.
Red Hat offers a range of services to help customers in any stage of the development cycle: embedded systems training, extensive support, board support package and device driver solutions, and system management services — available through Red Hat Network. All services enhance developer productivity by ensuring that the developer has access to engineering expertise as well as the latest technology for their systems. In addition, Red Hat offers porting services to assist customers in porting their applications to Embedded Linux.

To provide detailed information about moving to Embedded Linux, Red Hat is hosting an online Embedded Project Center that includes white papers, FAQs and case studies that simplify the move.

The Red Hat ELDS is available through several offerings priced by the developer seat. Starting prices of ELDS are available at $2,500 with installation support, moving to Standard support for up to 5 seats and 5 incidents, and a full Subscription is available for a minimum of 10 seats with unlimited support incidents. Each offering includes Red Hat Linux 7.2 and access to updates via the new Red Hat Network Embedded Channel. Additional services are included in each offering.

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