SAN FRANCISCO Device software optimization specialist Wind River Systems Inc. has released more than 300,000 lines of code to the Eclipse Foundation, an open source community focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software, the company said Monday (July 31).
Wind River (Alameda, Calif.) said its contributions are being made to four Eclipse projects: the C/C++ Development Tools Project, the Platform Project, and both the Target Management and Device Debugging subprojects within the Device Software Development Platform (DSDP) Project, announced in April. Many of the contributions will benefit not only device software developers, but will mutually benefit enterprise and desktop C and C++ software developers by accelerating the maturity of the open, industry standard development framework, according to the company.
"Eclipse is built on companies leading by giving," said Steven Heintz, Wind River's director of product management for developer tools. "With this contribution, Wind River is demonstrating our belief in the long-term benefits of guiding the DSO industry towards an open development tools framework."
Wind River said it helped to establish and now plays a key leadership role in the DSDP project in order to bring the flexibility and power of open standards and Eclipse technologies to the DSO industry. Since joining Eclipse, Wind River said its engineers have invested hundreds of "person-years" integrating device debugging capabilities into the Core Eclipse platform and subprojects within DSDP.
The code contributed by Wind River Monday is derived from the latest version of the company's Eclipse-based device software development suite, Workbench 2.5, also released today, Wind River said.
In a separate announcement, Wind River announced the latest release of its commercial grade Linux product line with new features geared towards consumer device and network equipment manufacturers. At its foundation is a pristine, unmodified, stable version of the Linux 2.6.14 kernel, the company said. The Linux editions of the Wind River General Purpose Platform, Platform for Consumer Devices and Platform for Network Equipment ship with Workbench 2.5 and include new enhancements to runtime performance and footprint size, networking protocols, security, file systems and hardware architectures, Wind River said.
Wind River Workbench 2.5 is shipping today, Wind River said. Pricing information was not disclosed. An evaluation copy of the product is available at: http://evaluations.windriver.com.