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Niklas Holsti <[log in to unmask]>
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Niklas Holsti <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 9 Jun 2000 17:11:38 +0300
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There is an ESA-funded project to develop ORK, an "Open-Source
Ravenscar Kernel". If a kernel (rather than a full OS) would
suffice, check out It is now
available only for the SPARC, but is said to be modular and
portable to other targets.

I guess this is not a complete answer, but for what it's worth...

Niklas Holsti

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>From [log in to unmask] Fri Jun  9 16:36 EET 2000
>Date:         Fri, 9 Jun 2000 07:37:43 -0600
>Reply-To: Robin Reagan <[log in to unmask]>
>Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
>From: Robin Reagan <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject:      Ada RTOS.
>To: [log in to unmask]
>With all the recent talk of an Ada "killer app" I was thinking... (I know
>this would not be the popular "killer app" but maybe a micro "killer app"
>for the RT community :).
>Ada shines in the real-time/embedded areas (among others) this is where its
>roots are! How about an RTOS (written in Ada of course) designed for
>embedded systems (The popular term is "appliance" I think). I'm sure this
>has come up before... but why hasn't it been done (or has it?).
>After having worked with vxWorks for the past several months, I can't help
>but think that an open source (BSD license perhaps?) modern RTOS written in
>Ada should do well if it can be shown to be very reliable, easy to
>configure, and flexible.
>My $2.00 worth (inflation).
>Robin P. Reagan - Software Engineer     [log in to unmask]
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