Archive For June, 2008

8 articles

Bye Bill. You will be missed

By Doug Schaefer Reading the news I see that today was Bill Gates last day at Microsoft. Apparently, they held a tearful farewell in Redmond for him. And it really does mark a significant moment in the history of our industry and a time to reflect. If I had a dime for every time I read someone say that Bill…

Astute optronic mast case study

By Paul Parkinson I don't often have the opportunity to discuss how Wind River's Aerospace and Defence customers are using our technologies in their applications due to security restrictions and commercial confidentiality. So, I am very grateful to Thales for allowing us to announce that they have used VxWorks for their latest generation optronic mast which is being used on…

CDT 5.0 for Ganymede, Come get Some

By Doug Schaefer CDT 5.0 is out the door and available at your friendly Ganymede update site. I'm sure the Eclipse servers will be busy the next few days. The Eclipse community is vast and they love trying out the shiny new features that we've worked hard on all year to make. I'm especially proud this year with CDT 5.0.…

June Board Meeting

By Doug Gaff I've been an elected committer rep for 3 months now. Committers: thanks a lot for all this extra work! In all seriousness, I want to update the community on last week's Eclipse Board Meeting. As you know, some of the material covered in Board meetings is confidential (especially financial stuff). However, most of it is open and…

The Phoenix has landed… but the dust has not cleared

By Mike Deliman It's another  beautiful day in the Mojave, temps will easily pass the century mark, and there will be another batch of emails with various questions and "trolling" remarks about what exactly is or is not on Mars and how badly crippled it is. So far, among the letters from the public, I've received claims of: "it's an…

Rhapsody && Coverage Analysis

By Paul Parkinson 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…

Android will be open source…eventually

By Doug Gaff It's been a few months since the initial buzz of the Android SDK release, and the technology itself continues to look great. Ed Burnette recently posted a blog indicating Android will be 100% open source. In it he notes that Google says they fully intend to open up all of their code using appropriate open source licenses…

Business of Software Conference

By Doug Gaff Mike recently announced that he'll be speaking at Joel Spolsky's Business of Software conference this September in Boston. I'm excited about this conference, because it's an intimate size (like Eclipse Summit Europe), it's right in my backyard, and I'm a big fan of Joel's philosophy of running a software company. Plus the speaker lineup looks really good,…