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Archive for August, 2002

New MIPS32 processor supports multi-threaded Embedded Linux

August 26, 2002

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Lexra announces today the industry's highest performance processor based on the MIPS32 architecture for use in its SOCs for High-Touch packet processing applications. (more…)

IBM showcases IPv6, other advanced functions on Linux watch

August 26, 2002

An update from IBM on its Linux wrist watch . . .

At the recent LinuxWorld Expo & Conference in San Francisco, IBM demonstrated IP layer mobility using IP version 6 and Intelligent notification on the next generation of its Linux wrist watch prototype. IBM is the first to demonstrate Mobile IP version 6 on such small platforms as a wrist watch. (more…)

MontaVista forms custom engineering services partnership

August 26, 2002

Sunnyvale, CA and Rochester, NY — (press release excerpt)– MontaVista Software Inc. today announced an agreement with Vanteon Corporation to provide customized technical services for subscribers of MontaVista Linux. Vanteon is the first company to join the MontaVista Professional Services Partnering Program, a select group of geographically distributed companies that provide custom engineering services… (more…)

Suggested Revision of the GNU General Public License

August 26, 2002

Matthew R. Harris, CEO of Embedix, Inc. (Lineo), has written a suggested revision of the GNU General Public License. Note that it is not an official version of the GNU General Public License, and is published at this time for informational purposes only. Harris, a stong proponent of the GPL, believes that in its current form it is difficult to understand and contains a number of ambiguities. (more…)

Royal Philips unveils Linux-powered ‘gateway-on-a-chip’

August 24, 2002

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Royal Philips Electronics today announced the first Linux-based Gateway-on-a-Chip system solution, which includes processors, software, and boards for manufacturers of small office/home office (SOHO) broadband routers. Philips' Linux Software Release 3.0, in combination with its new, highly integrated processors, provides a cost-effective solution for secure… (more…)

New software lets your eyes do the typing [CNN]

August 22, 2002

Daniel Sieberg of CNN reports on a new technology that uses optical movement to provide hands-free typing. The 'Dasher' project is scheduled to be hosted on Sourceforge and made available under the GPL later this month. A Linux version will be available in September according to Dasher Project's website . (more…)

Exposed: The Linux developer lifestyle [CNET]

August 22, 2002

Writing at CNET, Matthew Broersma reports on a study released by the International Institute of Infonomics that 'exposes' open source developers — the motives, habits and personal data. The study also looks at the role of open source software in government and business. Broersma writes . . . (more…)

Contributors wanted to help develop and test standards for auto industry devices

August 22, 2002

Bloomfield Hills, MI — (press release excerpt) — The Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration (AMI-C) is seeking contributors to its Phase 3 development and testing of mobile information and entertainment system specifications for the global automotive industry. (more…)

Interview with theKompany’s Shawn Gordon [OSNews]

August 22, 2002

OSNews editor Eugenia Loli-Queru interviews Shawn Gordon, president of theKompany. Shawn talks about version 1.0 of Aethera and Kapital coming out in September, the embedded Linux market, and the future of Linux on the desktop . . . (more…)

JFS merged into Linux kernel 2.4

August 21, 2002

The 'Journaled File System' Technology for Linux was included in Marcelo Tosatti's Linux 2.4.20-pre4 release of the kernel. A full changelog is available here. (more…)

Study finds Linux to be ‘extremely secure’

August 21, 2002

Santa Cruz, CA — (press release excerpt) — As major computer hardware and software vendors intensify efforts to establish the Linux operating system's desktop foothold, the security and reliability of the open source software continues to earn high praise, a new survey of Linux software developers finds. (more…)

Developer contest targets new Ericsson smart phone

August 21, 2002

[Updated 9:30 am PDT] While this is not Embedded Linux specific, a cool contest from Sony and Ericsson invites developers to 'turn code into cash.' The announcement and details follow . . . (more…)

The kernel hacker’s guide to source code control [Linux Journal]

August 21, 2002

Writing at Linux Journal, Greg Kroah-Hartman gives a tutorial on kernel development using 'patch' and 'diff' . . . (more…)

Xbox goes online… with Linux [ZDNet]

August 21, 2002

Writing at ZDNet (UK), Matthew Broersma reports that the Xbox Linux Project has released software that allows the console to deploy across a network . . . (more…)

Opera casts off legacy code for speed [CNET]

August 21, 2002

Writing at CNET, Paul Festa reports on Opera's pending release of a faster version of their popular — and already fast — browser. Festa examines Opera 7's new rendering engine that was rewritten from the ground up over the past 18 months . . . (more…)

Media Access Controller for next gen WLAN devices available

August 21, 2002

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — Atmel Corporation released today three new parts to its family of Wireless LAN products. This family, called Fast-VirtualNet, are single chip baseband Media Access Controllers (MAC) supporting three popular system interfaces: PCMCIA or Compact Flash, USB and PCI or mini-PCI. (more…)

MontaVista unveils free embedded Linux ‘Preview Kit’

August 21, 2002

MontaVista Software will today unveil a free 'Preview Kit' which lets embedded system developers evaluate the capabilities of the company's embedded Linux distribution and tool suite in advance of making a purchase commitment. The free kit demonstrates several key packages and technologies included in MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1, and includes a full MontaVista Linux kernel which runs on a… (more…)

LinuxWorld issues summary report — attendance exceeded 20,000

August 20, 2002

Framingham, MA — (press release excerpt) — IDG World Expo announced today that LinuxWorld Conference & Expo/San Francisco 2002 attendance increased by 12 percent over last year, totaling 20,070. (more…)

Metroworks releases graphical development suite for Embedded Linux

August 20, 2002

Austin, TX — (press release excerpt) — Metrowerks is releasing a series of tool suites designed to make life easier for Embedded Linux developers, who have traditionally used command-line tools limited to Linux-hosted workstations. Hosted on Windows platforms, CodeWarrior Development Studio, Embedded Linux Edition, is a graphical development environment for creating complex applications that run on… (more…)

Reference design supports packet processing enabled products

August 20, 2002

Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — Fast-Chip and Kenati Technologies announced today the successful integration of Network Persona, Kenati's flagship Embedded Linux platform, with Fast-Chip's DP-MR1 'Multi-Rate development platform', featuring Fast-Chip's PolicyEdge services processor. (more…)