Phil Hochmuth asks the question "What do real-time additions to the Linux kernel mean for the real-time OS market?"
We are going to have to set him straight on one point real quick… Wind River is all about offering customers choice and Industry standards. …but Linux and real time? Nope!
We can stand proud and point to our history with Linux. We have been criticized for changing our story but our story changed with the circumstances. We were not about to promote the 2.4 kernels. They just were not ready for our market – regardless of the number of patches. Real improvements in the 2.6 kernel gave us the chance to stand behind it.
The "real time" patches and extensions are the same story. We will support the technologies embraced by the community but we aren’t going around telling folks that Linux is ready for real time.
Real time. No way…