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SnapGear releases uClinux update, adds Mot MCF5249 support

Jun 25, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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Salt Lake City, UT — (press release excerpt) — SnapGear Inc. has released a new update of the uClinux kernel which completes enhancements for the Motorola MCF5249 architecture and consolidates updates and applications into one free and easy download for embedded Linux developers worldwide.

Some of the highlights of the distribution include:

  • Ethernet, audio and IDE support for the M5249C3 board
  • GDB/armulator target
  • SnapGear native board targets
  • Dragonix/VZ support
  • Initial code integration of OPENcore architecture support
  • Many bug fixes

SnapGear engineer, Greg Ungerer, said: “Our main reason for the release was to finish off the MCF5249 offering with a new audio driver, IDE and Ethernet support. We did both the 5249 and ARM Emulator work but many others have also contributed patches. It is a uClinux community effort.”

The new uClinux release is date versioned 20020613 and the archive contains both 2.0 and 2.4 kernel support.

 
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