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Archive for October, 2001

Solaris-to-Linux porting guide [developerWorks]

October 25, 2001

This article from IBM developerWorks takes a look at why you might want to port your application from Sun Solaris to Linux, and presents guidelines, suggestions, and resources to help. Included in the article is the authors' handy online tool that you can use to check the APIs used by your Solaris application for compatibility on Linux. (more…)

VMELinux Universe driver now supports Linux 2.4.x kernels

October 25, 2001

After much testing the VMELinux Project's driver for the Tundra Universe II VME-PCI bridge device now supports the 2.4.x Linux kernels. (more…)

Isamu comes to Milano!

October 25, 2001

Zaltbommel, Netherlands — (press release excerpt) — ACTIVE Exhibitions Europe announces the European Premiere of the Japanese built Humanoid Robot H7 (“Isamu”). The unique robot — with RTLinux inside — will be presented by Dr. (more…)

DIY Linux-based TV set-top MP3 player

October 25, 2001

In this interesting how-to article at LinuxDevices.com, Anders Brownworth explains how to configure a commercially available set-top computer system to boot from Linux and function as an appliance-like MP3 player. Brownworth writes . . . (more…)

Article: DIY Linux-based TV set-top MP3 player

October 24, 2001

It came from route66 . . .

Several years ago, I started a database-driven car MP3 player project called route66. It was featured in MaximumPC magazine and earlier this year as the cover story in Maximum Linux Magazine, as it uses Linux and other open-source packages. (more…)

Bluetooth development kits support embedded Linux

October 24, 2001

Tampere, Finland — (press release excerpt) — Impulsesoft announced the release of its ConnectFree family of Bluetooth development kits. The ConnectFree family consisting of the Impulsesoft Bluetooth Development Kit (iBDK) hardware and software Bluetooth development platform, the Impulsesoft Embedded Software Development Kit (iSKE) a software SDK on Linux and the Impulsesoft Windows SDK (iSKW) provides… (more…)

Lineo releases “GPL compliance toolset”

October 24, 2001

Lineo Inc. today announced the release of the Embedix GPL Compliance Toolset, which the company claims “provides protection of intellectual property while leveraging embedded Linux.” Here is an excerpt from an announcement sent out by Lineo regarding the new product . . . (more…)

LinuxDevices.com fires up new webserver

October 23, 2001

Hey everyone. I thought you'd like to know that we have just begun using a brand new server. It's powered by dual 1GHz Pentium III processors with redundant Ultra SCSI II drives — running Linux/Apache (naturally!). The system is located at Hurricane Electric in Fremont, CA. (more…)

Next generation WinCE to be called “Windows CE .NET”

October 23, 2001

Our friends at Microsoft sent along this note regarding the renaming of Windows CE and other related news . . . (more…)

Sony to release Linux Playstation 2 in U.S. [LinuxWorld.com]

October 23, 2001

According to a report from Douglas F. Gray of IDG News Service, a Sony Computer Entertainment executive has stated that Sony is preparing to launch a Linux-enabled version of its PlayStation 2 in the U.S. market. Gray writes . . . (more…)

Article: Introducing HP’s “CoolBase” platform

October 22, 2001

Foreword: In this whitepaper, Hewlett-Packard Labs researcher Wesley Chan introduces the embedded Linux community to the innovative R&D activities taking place within HP's “Cooltown” program. Chan defines the initiative's philosophy and goals, describes several key open source software and hardware components that have been developed, and explains how developers and companies can join in… (more…)

Partnership simplifies embedding Bluetooth in Linux-based devices

October 22, 2001

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — Oki Semiconductor and Adamya Technologies Inc. today announced a strategic partnership to provide advanced Bluetooth solutions to Oki and Adamya's customers in North America. The partnership will enable Oki's BQB certified Bluetooth chipset and module to be supported by Adamya's embedded BQB certified Bluetooth stack, and C-Blue. (more…)

HA Linux + CPCI power next generation DSL gear

October 22, 2001

Denver, CO — (press release excerpt) — VDSL Systems announced today that it will integrate an open hardware/software system-level platform from Motorola Computer Group, a part of Motorola, Inc., into its complete Internet Protocol (IP) VDSL equipment. VDSL Systems will build its solutions using infrastructure from Motorola — specifically, Motorola's CPX1205 CompactPCI platform and its High Availability… (more…)

Introducing HP’s “CoolBase” platform

October 22, 2001

In this whitepaper, Hewlett-Packard Labs researcher Wesley Chan introduces the embedded Linux community to the innovative R&D activities taking place within HP's “Cooltown” program. Chan defines the initiative's philosophy and goals, describes several key open source software and hardware components that have been developed, and explains how developers and companies can join in creating the Cooltown… (more…)

Red Hat to introduce Embedded Linux Developer Suite

October 22, 2001

As part of an announcement today from Red Hat regarding the availability of Red Hat Linux version 7.2, the company also disclosed that Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite, a new Embedded Linux toolkit, is being prepared for release. Quoting from today's announcement . . .

Red Hat will be announcing the availability of the Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite, a packaged solution for… (more…)

Interview with Russell King, originator of the ARM Linux port [kerneltrap]

October 21, 2001

This week's kerneltrap.com interview is with Russell King who originally ported Linux to ARM and continues to oversee ARM Linux development. Russell talks about ARM, the 2.4 kernel, the upcoming 2.5 kernel, and much more. (more…)

JFFS2 merged into Linus’ 2.4.12 kernel

October 19, 2001

[Updated 8:30am PDT] David Woodhouse, project leader of the Linux Memory Technology Device project, has provided this interesting news note regarding the inclusion of JFFS2 in the latest kernels . . . (more…)

Introducing “Melon” — a Japanese Linux for the iPAQ

October 19, 2001

The following brief announcement about an interesting new Japanese Linux implementation for the Compaq iPAQ PDA is provided courtesy of Linux Weekly News . . . (more…)

Linux-based system delivers real-time HDTV video over ‘net

October 19, 2001

Tokyo, Japan — (press release excerpt) — Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) says it has successfully developed the world's first system for delivering 1.5 Gbps volume uncompressed HDTV video data in real time over the Internet. NTT will exhibit the
Linux-based system during the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (InterBEE 2001) at the Nippon Convention Center from November 14… (more…)

EDC report says Borland Kylix is the leading Linux IDE

October 19, 2001

Scotts Valley, CA — (press release excerpt) — Borland Software Corp. announced that its rapid application development (RAD) environment for the Linux platform, Borland Kylix, has been ranked as the most used integrated development environment (IDE) by Linux developers according to a new report published by software market research firm Evans Data Corporation. (more…)