By Paul Parkinson
In the post ‘Great News for POSIX‘, Alex Wilson commented on the announcement that VxWorks has becomes the first operating system to achieve certified conformance to POSIX PSE52 Realtime Controller 1003.13 standard. Alex has also discussed the different POSIX profiles here.
I was thinking about what this announcement means for developers? I
have to confess that it’s been a while since I spent all my time
writing code, but I can clearly remember when I used to write device
drivers and interface libraries under SunOS, Solaris, OS-9, LynxOS and VxWorks
(wikipedia) to interface enterprise UNIX platforms and RTOS platforms
to high-performance digital signal processor (DSP) VME boards.