|| ||Paolo Mantegazza <mantegazza-AT-aero.polimi.it>|
|| ||rtai-AT-rtai.org, rtai-dev-AT-rtai.org|
|| ||Announce: rtai-3.0-test1|
|| ||Mon, 01 Dec 2003 19:03:21 +0100|
at the RTAI home site: http://www.aero.polimi.it/~rtai/, you'll find
What it contains:
o New modular RTAI infrastructure.
o New configuration interface based on the Kconfig system.
o New build system, particularly improving the cross-compilation
o Extensive refactoring of the core software, with full modularization
of the RTAI features.
o Normalization of the various RTAI interfaces.
o Enhanced real-time support in user-space (LXRT).
o Major revision of RTAI-Lab, the middleware which allows to integrate
Matlab/SCICOS-generated controllers in the RTAI execution environment.
o New traditional RTOS emulators of VRTX32/VRTXsa, pSOS+, VxWorks, and
uITRON APIs, helping the migration of existing industrial applications
to the RTAI environment.
o New simulation tool for developing RTAI applications with no
o Fully Doxygen-ized documentation at hand.
And a lot of other improvements aimed at extending the RTAI experience
(understatement to shorten the list).
It is worth recalling a few (but very) important things:
- The maintainer of the related branch is Philippe Gerum and this
release is the product of his hard work over the past six months. His
effort has made RTAI a fairly new thing, as it includes his XENOMAI
also. The fact it is not reflected into a new name due to Philippe's
generosity only. So the all of it make me (us) owing him a big: THANKS.
- On one hand 3.0 will help in making the transition from the previous
24.1.xx development thread smoother. The latter will be closed soon to
any further improvment, with a 24.1.13 release.
- On the other hard further 3.x releases will mark a neat departure from
the previous work as they will mean the end of RTHAL based development
for ix86 and all the related work and testing will be based on ADEOS.
- Finally on ix86 the port to Linux 2.6 will be ADEOS based only.
It follows that your are strongly invited to use 3.0-test1 and feedback.
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