For your information:
I will be hosting a Birds-of-feather at next weeks Tri-Ada conference
to discuss the work being done by the OMG CORBA/Real-Time Standards
Special Interest Group. Hopefully interested people would like
to informally discuss some of the issues being raised, and see how
Real-Time Ada (and especially Ada 95) could help with the eventual standards.
See you there..
Boeing Defense & Space Group
Wed Dec 4, 5:30-7:30 pm
A Role for Ada-95 in Future Open Standards Based,
Real-Time Distributed Object Technology
(1) Discussion of OMG's Real-Time SIG (Object Management Group: www.omg.org)
a. Request for Information (Due Feb 97) -- will provide some copies
b. Supporting White Paper and initial requirements -- will provide some copies
c. Eventual Request for Proposal (Out about Sep 97)
1.1 Also mention the POSIX 1003.21 work on
Real-Time Distributed Systems Communication
(2) Discuss how Ada Community should respond by showing how
Ada-95 already has built-in linguistic support for
a. Show how the Ada-95 runtime systems already designed
might be modified to support future standards
(eg. GNARL, GNAT, GARLIC)
b. Discuss the portability of Ada-95 and the role of POSIX
c. Discuss the ease of developing Real-Time Systems
through native support for building Schedulers, etc.
d. Utilize the Ada-95 LRM and Rationale sections on
- requirements, and
as they could apply to future
requirement on Real-Time ORBS (Object Request Brokers).
(3) Raise concerns that eventual standards might make it hard for
Ada-95 programmers to use their own native real-time features
and instead be required to use external ORB/API calls
for things like 'delay', 'semaphores', etc.
- So Ada needs to hide these low level calls in
the language itself, and layered architectures like GNAT
could become very useful.
Contact: Scott Moody
Boeing Defense and Space Group
Reusable Computing Systems Research
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