At 06:55 AM 6/9/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Robin Reagan wrote:
> > 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 :).
>There is nothing wrong with doing killer apps, however, we need to set the
>ground work first and have all of our tools in place (plug and play so to
>speak). We need to first determine which standards we will be supporting.
>After all the infrastructure is done then we can attack killer app projects.
>If we do it too soon it might discourage us.
I agree! if we focus on the killer app part we'll flounder. I only
mentioned it because it was the original subject (several days ago) that
got me thinking.
> > 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?).
>Correct me if I am wrong, however, wouldn't RTEMS be an area of interest
>for you. Granted it has parts written in "C", however, maybe we can upgrade
>it so to speak.
I'm not familiar with RTEMS beyond hearing about it in occasional
conversation on this list. Is it written in Ada? open source?
> > After having worked with vxWorks for the past several months, I can't help
>Mea Culpa! :-) Just a little humor here. I have had nothing but bad luck
Considering the price of vxWorks (tools and support)... If we could get
even a sub-set of the supported hardware I think it would be well received.
> > 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.
>This is fine, however, which application market will you be targeting once you
At first we would need to focus on the more popular targets (both hardware
and application) for real-time/embedded systems.
Eventually any real-time and/or embedded application from printers...flight
control systems/simulators...net appliances...cell phones.
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