Archive For February, 2007

10 articles

What About VxWorks?

By John Bruggeman There was quite a bit of media coverage about Wind River’s announcement last week, but if you haven’t already read about it, we acquired the intellectual property for RTLinux, the industry’s only commercially-available, hard real-time Linux technology developed by FSMLabs. You can learn more about it here. Now while the technology we acquired will be integrated with…

Commercial Releases, Blog Aggregators, and EclipseCon

By Doug Gaff I’ve been very busy the past couple of months planning the upcoming release of our Eclipse-based device software development product, Wind River Workbench. This is an exciting release for my team and I, because we’re picking up three additional Eclipse projects in Wind River Workbench from the Europa train: TM, DD, and CDT. Those of you closely…

Eclipse – Babel fish for engineers?

By Paul Parkinson 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…

More Eclipse news

By Alex Wilson Following on from my last blog, I see that  RTI has also joined the Eclipse Framework. This bring to the Eclipse life cycle model RTI's excellent tool for looking at distributed systems using RTI's DDS through Eclipse Perspectives. You can read more about DDS at RTI's web site This means you now have the capability in Eclipse…

RTLinux acquisition from FSMLabs

By Paul Parkinson 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…

Hello from 3GSM in Barcelona

By Paul Tingey I am writing this during the third day of the of the 3GSM Conference and Show in Barcelona. Having walked the halls (or at least some of them) over the last couple of days it is apparent to me now just how huge this show is; in the region of 1,300 stands spread over six huge halls…

Time’s running out…

By Mike Deliman How would you like to send your name to another planet? Click here to send your name to Mars on Phoenix Lander.  (sign-ups open until 12 Feb according to http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/). Continue Reading ››

BT encouraged to be more open

By Paul Tingey I have often written in this blog about open source and its use in the kinds of equipment which sits at the heart of telecommunications networks. Carrier Grade Linux and other open source technology, whilst not quite pervasive yet, are becoming more and more commonplace as underlying component technologies in mobile and Internet core elements. On the…

A Tale of Two Utilities…

By Dan Poirot It's OK, we will leave Dickens out of this one... A prospect asks if Wind River Platform for Network Equipment - Linux Edition is going to work on his CentOS 4.4 system. Officially we support RHEL WS 3 U5, RHEL WS 4 U2 and SUSE 9.3 and 10. ...so let's see! The CentOS site claims "CentOS 4.4…

World’s Most Advanced Warship

By Paul Parkinson 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…