At 09:58 AM 6/9/00 -0400, you wrote:
>Yes,  Your right that Ada "shines" in the real-time embedded applications.
>Your also right that the subject of an Ada RTOS has also been discussed
>several times over.  The drawback are that a successful RTOS requires a high

The "high level of support" is where the money can be made (See ACT).

The support I have been getting from WindRiver is good technically but is not
what I consider in a timely manner.

>level of support (IMO impossible with volunteers).  It also fails the

The "Killer app" part is unimportant. What is important is showing
(the non-Ada community) that Ada can compete where it counts. If we can't
show that Ada can compete in the area that is was designed for we have no
hope in other areas.

>"killer
>app" requirement that no existing success products are already on the
>market.

The problem with Linux is the GPL. I work in an area that giving away the
source
would not be acceptable to my employer (And I agree with this). Is there an
RT/embedded BSD?

>Doesn't Linux meet your criteria for Open Source?  Linux is very Ada
>friendly
>and is being adapted for use with embedded systems (e.g., HardHat Linux,
>BlueCat Linux, etc.).  BlueCat for example, is LynxOS compatible and
>provides
>desktop and embedded implementations with binary compatibility.
>
>Rush Kester
>Software Systems Engineer
>AdaSoft at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab.
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>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Robin Reagan [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> > Sent: Friday, June 09, 2000 6:38 AM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Ada RTOS.
> >
> >
> > 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).
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