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Archive for April, 2002

First embedded Linux solution for DragonBall Super VZ available

April 25, 2002

Shanghai, China — (press release excerpt) — MobileSoft Technology (Nanjing) Co. Ltd. announced today at the 7th International IC Conference & Expo (Shanghai) that it has ported its mLinux embedded Linux operating system to Motorola's DragonBall Super VZ microprocessor. (more…)

Article: Building a secure kiosk with Embedded Linux

April 25, 2002

In this informative and entertaining technical article, embedded developer Patrick Glennon relates his experiences in creating a small Linux-based system for a client that required robust, easy-to-use, low-cost kiosks for conducting surveys at hotels. Glennon makes use of Intrinsyc's CerfPod as the kiosk's base platform, and equips it with open source software such as the Familiar project's Linux… (more…)

Presentation: Choosing an Embedded Linux

April 24, 2002

This is the slide presentation given by John Lombardo (author of Embedded Linux, published by New Riders) at the Embedded Linux Expo & Conference (ELEC) held in Reston, VA during November, 2001. Quoting from the introduction . . . (more…)

Lineo finalizes recapitalization, announces Embedix SDK 2.5

April 24, 2002

Lineo issued the following announcement today regarding the completion of the company's recapitalization process and the release of the next version of the Embedix SDK . . . (more…)

New Linux-based residential gateway to use Jungo’s OpenRG

April 24, 2002

Santa Clara, CA — (press release excerpt) — SOHOware Inc. will incorporate Jungo Software Technologies' OpenRG software platform in its next generation of residential and SOHO (small office / home office) networking solutions, the two companies announced today. OpenRG will be optimized to SOHOware's broadband multimedia gateway (BMG), which is being developed and built around Intel XScale technology,… (more…)

Jabber messaging client licensed by wireless service provider

April 24, 2002

Denver, CO — (press release excerpt) — Jabber, Inc., a leading developer of software for extensible instant messaging (IM), today announced that the Jabber Communications Platform has been licensed by Aether Systems, Inc. (more…)

Wireless stack provider Rappore secures $3M funding

April 24, 2002

Rappore Technologies announced it has secured $3 million in its Series C round of funding. Rappore integrates 802.11 and Bluetooth along with other wireless technologies to enable secure wireless connectivity for personal computers, PDAs, and embedded devices such as gateway servers and network access points. (more…)

More LART SBCs?

April 24, 2002

Here is an announcement from Aleph One Ltd regarding the possibility of building more LART boards . . . (more…)

New utility helps prevent software license violations [NewsForge]

April 24, 2002

Newsforge editor Tina Gasperson reports on LIDESC, a new 'license awareness tool.' Gasperson writes . . . (more…)

Build a Flexible VPN with FreeS/WAN and Linux [CrossNodes]

April 24, 2002

In this two-part tutorial at CrossNodes, Carla Schroder introduces FreeS/WAN, a free Linux implementation of IPsec (IP security) protocols. In Part 1 she discussed what FreeS/WAN does. (more…)

Article: Presentation: Choosing an Embedded Linux

April 24, 2002

This is the slide presentation given by John Lombardo (author of Embedded Linux, published by New Riders) at the Embedded Linux Expo & Conference (ELEC) held in Reston, VA during November, 2001. Quoting from the introduction . . . (more…)

Linux turns the lights on with X10 [NewsForge]

April 23, 2002

Russell Pavlicek explains how to use Linux to control home automation in this article at NewsForge.com . . . (more…)

Emulate This!, Part 3 [Linux Journal]

April 23, 2002

In part three of an online series at Linux Journal, Marcel Gagné provides a tutorial on 'Bochs' hardware emulator. Gagné writes . . . (more…)

Update on Lineo recapitalization

April 23, 2002

Lineo CEO Matt Harris issued the following update today regarding Lineo's ongoing recapitalization process and new funding status . . . (more…)

Symbian opens OS source code [ZDNet]

April 23, 2002

Matthew Broersma reports on Symbian's announcement to open up its mobile embedded operating system's source code to more developers to 'encourage the creation of more software for the platform.' The Symbian OS is popular as the embedded operating system used within mobile phones. Broersma writes . . . (more…)

Brian writes about his BOEL [ELJonline]

April 23, 2002

In this technical article at ELJonline, Brian Elliott Finley reveals the software-shrinking secrets of his single-floppy Linux, called Brian's Own Embedded Linux (“BOEL”). Finley developed BOEL as part of a project to develop a tool for distributing live updates to client systems. The process involves booting the client machines in a manner such that their hard disks are not in use, and are therefore… (more…)

Compile-farm tool speeds GNU C/C++ compilation up to 14X

April 23, 2002

Santa Clara, CA and Oslo, Norway –(press release excerpt) — Trolltech today unveiled Teambuilder, a network-based utility that significantly speeds software compilation tasks, saving developers considerable wasted time. Teambuilder will be demonstrated in booth number 1026 at the Software Development Conference and Expo at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA, April 22 to 26. (more…)

Advanced filesystem implementor’s guide, Part 10 [developerWorks]

April 23, 2002

With the 2.4 release of Linux come many new filesystem possibilities, including Reiserfs, XFS, GFS, and others. These filesystems sound cool, but what exactly can they do, what are they good at, and exactly how do you go about safely using them in a production Linux environment? Daniel Robbins answers these questions by showing you how to set up these new advanced filesystems under Linux 2.4. (more…)

Zaurus enhanced calendar available

April 23, 2002

An announcement from theKompany.com . . .

TheKompany.com has announced tkcCalendar, an enhanced replacement to the calendar included in the Zaurus. When you install it, the default calendar will be moved out of the way (it is moved back when/if you uninstall). This means that your original data is preserved and there is no interruption with synchronization. (more…)

Trolltech’s ‘ActiveQt’ brings ActiveX to Qt-based apps

April 23, 2002

Santa Clara, CA and Oslo, Norway — (press release excerpt) — Trolltech today announced the debut of ActiveQt, a new framework designed to help Qt developers speed and simplify the use of ActiveX controls in Qt applications, and to more easily create their own ActiveX servers. Qt, Trolltech's popular C++, multi-platform application framework, lets developers create single-source applications that run… (more…)