LinuxDevices.com Archive Index (1999-2012) | 2013-current at LinuxGizmos.com | About  
Follow LinuxGizmos:
Twitter Google+ Facebook RSS feed

Italian real-time Linux distro adds support for x86, ARM SBCs

Oct 28, 2004 — by Henry Kingman — from the LinuxDevices Archive
Share this: Tweet about this on TwitterGoogle+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit

Italian embedded Linux house Koan Software says that its real-time embedded Linux distribution for industrial applications now supports several x86 and ARM-based SBCs (single board computers) from BOSER and ICOP. KLinux is based on RTAI (real-time application interface).

(Click for larger view of Boser HS2603)

Supported boards include x86-based Boser HS2603 and ICOP Vortex86 (pictured at right — the board behind the unique Violet Dal lamp). Additionally, Klinux also supports an unnamed board that uses Atmel's AT91RM9200 SoC (system-on-chip), Koan says.

Koan began shipping the current 2.0 version of Klinux in July of 2004. The distribution is based on a 2.4.26 series kernel, and includes:

  • An open source development environment
  • Support for wxWidgets (formerly wxWindows), a “mature C++ GUI framework for cross-platform development”
  • KTX (Koan Toolkit eXtension) configuration utility, which can be used to create and set up cross-platform development environments without specific knowledge of the target hardware, according to Koan.

All the toolkits included in Klinux are released under GPL license, Koan says.

“Klinux is the best-selling embedded Linux distribution in Italy,” claims Marco Cavallini of Koan Software.


 
This article was originally published on LinuxDevices and has been donated to the open source community by QuinStreet Inc. Please visit LinuxToday.com for up-to-date news and articles about Linux and open source.

(advertise here)


Comments are closed.