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TimeSys releases free beta of Eclipse-based IDE with Linux SDK

Jan 31, 2003 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 5 views

(PR excerpt) — TimeSys Corp. announced beta availability of its first integrated development environment (IDE) for embedded software development powered by Eclipse technology, an open-source universal platform for tools integration. A free download of the new Eclipse-based TimeSys IDE is available which includes TimeSys Linux GPL, an SDK for x86 platforms, along with complete documentation.

Additionally, TimeSys announced today that it has been elected as a supporting member of the Eclipse organization. The company will be represented on the Eclipse board of stewards by VP of Technology Development, Dr. Manas Saksena.

The new Eclipse-based TimeStorm 2.0 IDE offers a redesigned user interface, increased integration with TimeSys Linux SDKs, and support for both Linux and Windows host development environments. TimeStorm 2.0 also provides new project wizards for creating predefined build configurations for four basic project types: application executables, static library files, dynamic library files, and loadable kernel modules. Modular cross-compilers and tools allow developers to build, download and debug code for multiple embedded targets, rather than a single target. TimeStorm 2.0 also boasts a comprehensive source code editor, automated makefile management, and remote debugging.

A beta version of TimeStorm 2.0 is available for a limited time for free download. Developers interested in evaluating TimeStorm 2.0 can download the beta version along with TimeSys Linux GPL for a Pentium-class x86 processor-based host system. All user documentation and getting started guides are available to help beta users get up and running so that they can experience developing applications in C or C++ using TimeStorm on the Eclipse Platform. Requirements for the host system include: Windows or Linux host on a Pentium-class x86 processor, and approximately 45 MB of disk space for TimeStorm 2.0.

About Eclipse

Eclipse has established an open-source eco-system of tools providers and consumers by creating technology and an open universal platform for tools integration. The open-source Eclipse community creates royalty-free technology as a platform for tools integration. Eclipse based tools give developers freedom of choice in a multi-language, multi-platform, multi-vendor supported environment. Eclipse delivers a plug-in based framework that makes it easier to create, integrate and use software tools, saving time and money. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, tool producers can concentrate on their areas of expertise and the creation of new development technology. The Eclipse Platform is written in the Java language, and comes with extensive plug-in construction toolkits and examples. It has already been deployed on a range of development workstations including HP-UX, Solaris, AIX, Linux, MAC OS X, QNX, and Windows based systems. Full details of the Eclipse community and white papers documenting the design of the Eclipse Platform are available from

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