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Archive for December, 2002

.NET Jabber SDK supports Mono and Linux

December 17, 2002

Sacramento, CA — (press release excerpt) — Winfessor has released the .NET Jabber SDK for Mono. the new SDK now lets .NET developers build cross platform instant messaging applications XMPP compliance that target Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, Windows CE, and Windows Pocket PC 2002, and supports multiple character sets such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Italian. (more…)

SPECIAL REPORT: Motorola/Metrowerks acquires embedded Linux pioneer Lineo

December 17, 2002

It's official: Following weeks of speculation, Motorola's Metrowerks embedded tools subsidiary today formally announced that they are acquiring the key assets of Embedix Inc. (more…)

Toshiba invests in MontaVista

December 17, 2002

Sunnyvale and San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — MontaVista Software has received an equity investment from Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a subsidiary of the global electronics firm, Toshiba Corp. TAEC joins a list of high-profile corporate investors, including IBM, Intel, Sony, Yamaha, and Panasonic who have invested in MontaVista Software this year. (more…)

An introduction to the MeshBox — a Linux-powered wireless mesh repeater

December 16, 2002

LocustWorld recently announced a hardware/software implementation of an open access point platform capable of meeting the needs of community networks. The system is available for purchase as a ready-to-go system (the “MeshBox”), or the software can be freely downloaded from LocustWorld's website. (more…)

GNU Bayonne adds embedded SQL for telephony

December 16, 2002

Bayonne, NJ — (press release excerpt) — The latest development version of GNU Bayonne (1.1.3), released today, now offers direct and easy to use support for SQL driven database connectivity in telephony voice response applications. (more…)

Altera’s tiniest reconfigurable processor gains embedded Linux support

December 16, 2002

San Jose and Sunnyvale, CA — (press release excerpt) — Altera Corp. and MontaVista Software Inc. today announced that the MontaVista Linux Professional Edition now supports Altera's Excalibur EPXA1 Development Kit. (more…)

AMD attacks device market with Alchemy processor development boards

December 16, 2002

Austin, TX — AMD today announced three new development board kits for its low power Alchemy Solutions processor family. The DBAu1000, DBAu1500, and DBAu1100 development board kits are integrated hardware/software systems that leverage the high performance, low power AMD Alchemy Solutions processors. (more…)

Multiplatform instant messaging apps to be built on Mono foundation

December 16, 2002

New York — (press release excerpt) — Tipic Inc. announced plans to use Mono to build a multi-platform server that works on Linux and UNIX as well as on Microsoft Windows servers. (more…)

Embedded Linux supports new PowerPC-FPGA development platform

December 16, 2002

San Jose, CA — (press release excerpt) — a board support package (BSP) for MontaVista Linux Professional Edition is now available for the new Xilinx Virtex-II Pro ML300 development platform, enabling developers of embedded Linux based products to target a completely programmable, re-programmable, and field-upgradable system platform. (more…)

Article: An introduction to the MeshBox — a Linux-powered wireless mesh repeater

December 16, 2002

Foreword: LocustWorld recently announced a hardware/software implementation of an open access point platform capable of meeting the needs of community networks. The system is available for purchase as a ready-to-go system (the “MeshBox”), or the software can be freely downloaded from LocustWorld's website. (more…)

3-part series on OpenMosix clustering technology [IBM developerWorks]

December 15, 2002

This three-part article at IBM's developerWorks website introduces openMosix, a Linux clustering technology. The series begins with the basics (“What is clustering?”). By the end, you'll have your own openMosix mini-cluster up and running and will be ready to use it effectively to accelerate your computing tasks. (more…)

Introduction to Linux concurrency concepts [IBM developerWorks]

December 15, 2002

This article from IBM's developerWorks website introduces basic Linux concurrency concepts. Concurrency (i.e. multi-processing) refers to the situation where more than one “application” is running at a time. Linux hosts always fill their process tables with a bunch of more-or-less simultaneous programs: network protocol daemons, cron managers, the kernel itself, and often much more. (more…)

EJLonline publishes 10 additional embedded Linux articles

December 13, 2002

LinuxDevices.com is pleased to announce that ten new articles have just been added to its Embedded Linux Journal Online (“ELJonline”) repository. With the frenzy of embedded Linux news winding down as we head into the year-end holiday season, these interesting articles on our favorite subject provide a perfect way to fill those idle moments! (more…)

RNDIS function drivers support USB networking of Linux-based devices

December 13, 2002

Vancouver, BC — (press release excerpt) — Belcarra Technologies today announced availability of Smart RNDIS function driver software on a variety of embedded Linux platforms. The Smart RNDIS function driver allows peripheral devices to interoperate with Microsoft Windows, Linux, and MAC OS/X hosts using either RNDIS or CDC compatible protocols where appropriate. (more…)

Bluetooth, GPRS, and Linux iPAQ [ConnectedUser]

December 13, 2002

ConnectedUser.com has an article showing how to setup a Bluetooth connection between an iPAQ PDA running Familiar Linux and a Bluetooth-enabled phone (Nokia 6310). The article then proceeds to show how to initiate a GPRS call over this connection. Full step-by-step instructions are included. (more…)

Free talk highlights porting uClinux to Hitachi’s H8S microprocessors

December 12, 2002

A note to the LinuxDevices.com embedded Linux community from Rob Wehrli . . .

I've been traveling to various colleges and universities speaking on porting uClinux to Hitachi's H8S series of microprocessors. Tonight I'm speaking at Caltech (details) and I'll be at Portland State University next week ((more…)

Embedded gateway solution garners highest level firewall certification

December 12, 2002

Santa Clara, CA — (press release excerpt) — Intoto Inc. today announced certification of its iGateway-Firewall under the latest and most stringent, Corporate version 4.0 of Firewall Certification from ICSA labs. (more…)

Mono trudges on with .NET alternative [IDG]

December 12, 2002

IDG News Service editor Matt Berger offers a perspective and status update on Mono, the open source project to develop a .NET equivalent that runs on Linux . . . (more…)

New website targets PDA software developers and users

December 11, 2002

Santa Barbara, CA — (press release excerpt) — Silicon Delta Corporation announced the launch of PdaPointer.com, a website for handheld software developers and PDA users. (more…)

Bluetooth developer kit plugs into Sharp Zaurus

December 11, 2002

San Diego, CA — (press release excerpt) — Pellico Systems has introduced a Bluetooth developers kit to give Sharp Zaurus developers a jump start into the the world of Bluetooth technologies. The kit contains two modules which can be used as a low power network connectivity solution by acting as a RS-232 cable replacement. (more…)