Open Source Engineering: Resources

Wind River offers Qt Commercial on VxWorks

Thanks to Steve Bush, our Technology Eduitor, for flagging this amazing graphic. Ever wondered what a document of Linux distros would look like, in graphical form? Check out the Wikipedia page for List of Linux distributions. Specifically, check out http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Gldt.svg And…

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Linux distributions, in graphical form

Thanks to Steve Bush, our Technology Eduitor, for flagging this amazing graphic. Ever wondered what a document of Linux distros would look like, in graphical form? Check out the Wikipedia page for List of Linux distributions. Specifically, check out http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Gldt.svg And…

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Raspberry Pi number 1 goes for £3,500 on eBay

The Raspberry Pi  project is almost a perfect example of open source engineering story. Well, it has started in popular fashion – a £20 Raspberry Pi computer sold for £3,500 on eBay last week, writes Steve Bush. The Raspberry Pi Foundation, which intends to sell its educational computers directly, auctioned…

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ARM releases Development Studio 5 Community Edition for Andorid

For small firms, ARM has released Development Studio 5 Community Edition, a free version of its reference software development toolkit, writes our technology editor Steve Bush. Known as DS-5 CE. “the new edition is dedicated to the Android application developer community and helps them create native software for compute…

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ARM cores and virtual prototyping

Imperas – a virtualised software specialist, and a member of the ARM Connected Community – has released its first models of the Cortex-A family of ARM processor cores. It says models of the ARM Cortex-A series of cores, along with models of the Cortex-M series of cores, are now…

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FreeRTOS moves to v7.0 adding software timer

Version 7.0 of the open-source real-time operating system FreeRTOS has been released, adding a software timer, a port to the MSP430X microcontroller, and two additional ‘demos’, writes Technology Editor Steve Bush. The timer is the first time FreeRTOS has used a ‘daemon task’ – a task which is…

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MIPS to build community for Android developers

MIPS Technologies has launched a developer community for software developers working with the Android platform, writes Richard Wilson. The online community will also be relevant for anyone developing Linux operating system based applications on MIPS-based hardware. “This new community demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the vibrant open source effort…

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IMEC Android app targets healthcare costs

Green Hills Software has announced RTOS and virtualisation support for Intel’s latest Atom processor, the E6xx series, writes Richard Wilson. Support includes the Integrity real-time operating system (RTOS), Integrity Secure Virtualization (ISV), Multi integrated development environment (IDE), optimising C/C++ compilers, and DoubleCheck static analyser. Read the full…

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