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Subject: Ada RTOS.
From: Robin Reagan <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 07:37:43 -0600
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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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