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Archive for June, 2002

MontaVista joins ‘Ready for IBM Technology’ program

June 25, 2002

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software Inc. today announced it is one of the first IBM business partners to join IBM's new 'Ready for IBM Technology' program, also announced today. As part of the new IBM initiative, third-party companies, such as MontaVista Software, which engineer, validate and test their software to work with products from IBM, can use a new logo from IBM in… (more…)

Applied Microsystems announces Embedded Linux test/analysis tools

June 25, 2002

Redmond, WA — (press release excerpt) — Applied Microsystems Corp. announces today its entry into the embedded Linux market with the introduction of its popular CodeTEST for Embedded Linux software test and analysis tool suite. CodeTEST for Embedded Linux is engineered to support all variations of embedded Linux — especially MontaVista Linux, the industry's most widely used Linux development platform… (more…)

NEC network processors gain Embedded Linux support

June 24, 2002

Düsseldorf, Germany — (press release excerpt) — NEC Corporation announced today that its family of network controllers is now running MontaVista Linux. The availability of Linux as a platform on these next-generation controllers is regarded as an important step to further strengthen NEC's networking devices portfolio. (more…)

August 2002 developerWorks Journal focuses on Linux

June 24, 2002

IBM has published the August 2002 issue of developerWorks Journal. This issue, which focuses on Linux, covers everything from porting your MFC apps to Linux to mastering Linux debugging techniques. It offers new strategies for developing with technologies like wireless, XML, and Java technologies, as well as with products like IBM's WebSphere and DB2. (more…)

Sharp introduces new version of Linux-based Zaurus PDA in Japan [ZDNet]

June 24, 2002

In this special report for ZDNet News, Richard Shim reports on Sharp's introduction of a new Linux-powered handheld for the Japanese market . . . (more…)

MontaVista Linux wins Euro electronic magazine’s award

June 24, 2002

Paris, France — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software, Inc. has received an award from the prestigious French publication 'Electronique', which named MontaVista's Linux Professional Edition 2.1 as the 'Best Embedded Tool and Development Solution for 2002'. (more…)

Article: Yodaiken: Against Priority Inheritance

June 22, 2002

In this technical whitepaper, RTLinux originator Victor Yodaiken details what he perceives to be the disadvantages of dealing with the issue of priority inversion in real-time systems by means of a commonly used software technique known as priority inheritance. Priority inversion refers to the situation when a scheduled task must wait for a lower priority task to complete. (more…)

What’s up with Red Hat’s embedded strategy?

June 21, 2002

[Updated June 22, 2002] Earlier this week, CNET editor Stephen Shankland reported that Red Hat has discontinued development of its eCos open source embedded operating system, laying off seven of its nine-member U.K.-based eCos… (more…)

GNOME vs. KDE: A license to sell [LinuxWorld.com]

June 21, 2002

Writing at LinuxWorld.com, Nicholas Petreley explains why he believes GNOME is likely to emerge as the most popular desktop platform. Petreley explains why language support doesn't matter much, why technical merit doesn't necessarily translate to successful software, and why he has a major problem with Trolltech's Qt-licensing scheme . . . (more…)

Rotor for Linux [O’Reilly]

June 21, 2002

Brian Jepson reports on the release of 'Rotor for Linux' in this article at O'Reilly Networks. (Rotor is Microsoft's 'shared-source' version of the .NET Framework.) Jepson writes . . . (more…)

Peeking Under the Lid of Open Source .NET CLI Implementations [devX]

June 21, 2002

Chris Preimesberger and Matt Liotta take a look at Mono, Rotor, and Portable .NET in this interview with key developers published at devX.com . . . (more…)

RunTime: Scheduling Threads [developerWorks]

June 21, 2002

How well does your operating system juggle 200 threads at once? In this technical article at IBM's developerWorks website, performance expert Ed Bradford tests Linux, Windows 2000, and Windows XP in a thread-management bake-off. Ed puts his systems to the test using a program that exercises a machine's ability to process multiple threads. (more…)

Getting ready for GNOME 2 — Part 2 [IBM]

June 20, 2002

This article at IBM's developerWorks website is the second in a two-part on programming with GNOME 2. In this installment, relative GNOME newbie Daniel Robbins takes a look at the new Glib object system from a new GNOME developer's perspective. By the end of this article, you'll know enough about GNOME to decide if you want to try it for yourself (even if you are a stalwart C fan). (more…)

uClibc 0.9.12 released

June 20, 2002

Version 0.9.12 of uClibc has been announced by Erik Andersen . . .

CodePoet Consulting is pleased to announce the immediate availability of uClibc 0.9.12. This release adds an i960 port, an initial alpha port, fully working mips shared library support (both big and little endian), shared library support fixes for on powerpc, and many other improvements. (more…)

Liberate, Samsung do video over DSL (with Embedded Linux) [CNET]

June 20, 2002

Writing at CNET, Tiffany Kary reports on a Linux-based digital set-top box from Samsung and Liberate that is being introduced at the BroadcastAsia 2002 trade show this week in Singapore. . . (more…)

Declare your ‘wIndependence’ this July 4th!

June 20, 2002

DesktopLinux.com has proclaimed July 4th, 2002 to be the first annual wIndependence Day. Coinciding with the US Independence Day holiday, wIndependence Day celebrates the burgeoning use of Linux on business, government, educational institution, and personal end-user computer desktops as an alternative to… (more…)

Emsoft announces NanoGTK project

June 19, 2002

Hong Kong — (press release excerpt) — NanoGTK is an open source project for the Linux community initiated by Hong Kong based Emsoft, an innovator of Linux based software solutions for consumer electronic manufacturers in Asia. (more…)

Mizi Research announces new Linux PDA developer kit

June 19, 2002

[Updated June 19, 2002] Mizi Research (Seoul, Korea) announced earlier this week the near-term availability of a hardware/software developer kit for its Linu@ (pronounced 'Linu-ette') Embedded Linux distribution. (more…)

Sun targets Microsoft’s .NET with free software [Reuters]

June 19, 2002

Reuters is reporting that Sun is 'setting the non-Microsoft standard' in 'Web services.' This move by Sun to embrace open standards, and Linux in particular, is yet another indication of a battle brewing between the two companies. For its part, Microsoft is phasing out Sun's Java in products in favor of home-grown .NET services. (more…)

Embedded Linux powers new thin-client terminal

June 19, 2002

MontaVista Software, Inc. today announced that two Japanese firms, Nexterm Inc. and ELT Inc., have jointly developed “an advanced thin-client terminal” based on MontaVista Linux. The Nexterm SE is described as “a highly efficient and lightweight micro-client that executes all terminal applications in a server-based computing environment.” (more…)