Archive For March, 2007

11 articles

Avionics 2007 Amsterdam

By Paul Parkinson In my previous post I mentioned that I was heading off to Amsterdam for the Avionics 2007 event, so I thought I should post some comments on the exhibition and conference. The exhibition was pretty focused, with a good mix of COTS hardware and software suppliers, and systems integrators. Walking around the exhibition a couple of things…

“Long ago, in a Galaxy far, far away”… perhaps not so far?

By Mike Deliman Can a planet exist such that you might see two "suns" setting each "night" ? It appears the answer is: yes. Bear with me... there's a press from NASA / CalTech / JPL below that's kind of cool, but before sharing that, here's stuff I get asked about all the time.  "Where's the cool stuff to see…

The Perils and Pitfalls of Young Eclipse Projects

By Doug Gaff A wise Eclipse Director of Open Source Process once told me, "Don't incubate too many projects at once, it's very difficult."  As he incubates a ridiculous number of them himself, I guess he speaks from experience.  Lately I've been thinking about the many young projects in DSDP and what we are currently struggling with. Transparency Before all…

TM / RSE Usage Survey

By Martin Oberhuber Every product needs to know their users. Thus I'm conducting a survey of companies and products that plan to adopt Eclipse Target Management / RSE in the next year or use it already. Both commercial products and in-house usage are interesting. Continue Reading ››

EclipseCon 2007 Wrap-Up

By Doug Gaff There's plenty of good EclipseCon coverage on the Planet Eclipse, so I will spare you the gory details of my daily activities. However, I will highlight my favorites, especially the new stuff I learned. Best Keynotes Ever!  These will be hard to top next year, so lower your expectations now.  Scott Adams was hilarious, of course. My…

HEY APPLE!! It’s called a GLOBAL MARKET…

By John Bruggeman For anyone who knows me, it's no surprise that I'm a huge fan of Apple. I love the product designs, the brand, the ads, the business models, the corporate image and especially the value the company brings to my life pretty much on a daily basis. I have an entire collection of iPods because I buy every…

ARINC653 software weighs less

By Paul Parkinson I'm about to head off to the airport for Avionics 2007 in Amsterdam. I'm really looking forward to hearing the latest developments in civil and military avionics at conference, especially in relation to one of my favourite subjects - Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). I am also looking forward to showing a VxWorks 653 system which was created…

Carrier Grade Linux version 4.0 specification is released

By Paul Tingey Last week saw Carrier Grade Linux take a further step forward with the release of the latest version of the specification. The CGL 4.0 document, released on 26th February 2007, is the result of work by individuals in many organizations and heralds a new level of collaboration between all those involved in the Carrier Grade equipment business.…

Doug at EclipseCon 2007

By Doug Gaff If you're trying to catch up with me or you're trying to avoid me, here's my schedule at EclipseCon.  In my previous blog, I gave you a list of all of the DSDP project talks. You will find all of those talks in the complete embedded / mobile track. Continue Reading ››

Test as you… surprise!

By Mike Deliman There's an old adage in the world of flight - space flight, or otherwise. "Test as you fly, fly as you test." It's pretty short and sweet and straight-forward.  Don't fly what you haven't tested.  Test exactly the ways you expect to fly. In a big, round, wonderful world, it seems "funny" when we hear about problems…