Archive For February, 2007

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Eclipse – Babel fish for engineers?

In the recent blog More Eclipse News, Alex Wilson commented on how Eclipse is becoming increasingly pervasive throughout the software development life cycle. Alex mentioned that the seamless integration of these tools through Eclipse makes life easier for developers (which I interpreted as: single user interface (UI), consistent look & feel, improved productivity, etc., etc.), but I believe that there's…

RTLinux acquisition from FSMLabs

I was really pleased to see the news about Wind River's acquisition of RTLinux hard real-time Linux (ZDnet) from FSMLabs. Linux is already starting to be used in certain types of Aerospace & Defence applications due to its maturity (which I discussed in the previous blogs: 'Linux in Aerospace & Defence' and 'Linux fit for Defence'), but these are mainly…

World’s Most Advanced Warship

Last week saw the official launch (BBC News) of HMS Dauntless, the second of the state-of-the-art Type 45 air defence destroyer. This follows almost exactly a year after the launch of the first ship, HMS Daring, which is due to enter into service with the UK Royal Navy in 2009. The Type 45 destroyer will replace the ageing Type 42…