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Fun with VxWorks MILS 2.1

It’s been a while since my previous blog, as I have been rather preoccupied with responding to a number of RFPs. However, I’ve managed to find some time to work on some demos for VxWorks MILS 2.1, which has been fun. VxWorks MILS 2.1 introduced support for Wind River Linux as a Guest OS (VxWorks Guest OS and High Assurance…

VxWorks MILS 2.1 Platform hands-on

Last week, I visited Wind River headquarters in Alameda, California, to learn about VxWorks MILS Platform 2.1 and to get hands-on experience with the release. I had been looking forward to the trip, as the 2.1 release adds some significant new capabilities: Wind River Linux as a guest operating system and the new High Assurance Network Stack (see Bill Graham's…

Ada & C mixed language development

Last week, I downloaded AdaCore's GNAT Pro 6.2.2 and the latest GNATbench 2.3.1 release (which was announced yesterday), as I wanted to port an Ada & C mixed-language application to VxWorks 6.7. I wanted to do this to show a customer how they can develop new Ada applications (as well as reusing existing intellectual property) and integrate them with network…

Rhapsody && Coverage Analysis

I've recently been working with a customer to integrate Wind River Coverage Analysis (formerly known as CoverageScope) with Telelogic Rhapsody within their development tools framework for a mission-critical system. At first glance, it might seem strange to integrate a code coverage testing tool with a UML design tool, as these aren't even adjacent phases in the software development life cycle…

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…