Eclipse CDT Gains Momentum, Sets Priorities

Nov 21, 2005, 00:00 ET from QNX Software Systems

    OTTAWA, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QNX Software Systems, the
 company leading the C/C++ Development Tools (CDT) project on behalf of the
 Eclipse Foundation, today announced the development objectives set by the
 contributing members at the CDT Contributors Summit held last month.
     The CDT team agreed upon several priorities for the next release of the
 CDT code base, including improved build management and debugging. A new
 indexer, called the Persisted Document Object Model (PDOM), will also be
 developed to improve system performance. The group will also work on making it
 easier for vendors to build commercial releases based on the CDT framework
 through finer grained componentization and more concise API documentation.
     The conference accomplished the important goal of fostering interaction
 between the CDT and other Eclipse projects. Representatives from the Tools
 Platform Device project, the Device Software Development Platform (DSDP)
 project, as well as the Photran and Parallel Tools projects also discussed
 integrations with the CDT to enable easier third-party integration and tool
 migration between projects.
     Over 20 companies participated in the three-day conference, representing
 the full ecosystem of C/C++ development tool stakeholders, particularly for
 the embedded and Linux development communities. Commercial OS and tool
 vendors, end-users, and third party "plug-in" or valued-added partners were in
 attendance, and included representatives from across North America and Europe.
     "The CDT project is maturing, and the participation of such a wide cross-
 section of companies at the conference is a testament to the importance CDT
 plays in development systems for vendors and users of tools alike," said Doug
 Schaefer, project leader for the CDT. "We look forward to continued success in
 delivering a universal development platform for C and C++ tooling."
     Participating Companies
     Companies in attendance at the CDT Contributors Summit included Altera,
 Cisco, ENEA, Ericsson, Etnua, Freescale, IBM, Innoopract, Intel, Los Alamos,
 Mentor Graphics, Montavista, Nokia, QNX Software Systems, Siemens, Symbian,
 Texas Instruments, Tensilica, UIUC, and Wind River.
     About Eclipse
     Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on
 providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for
 building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span
 the software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language
 development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and performance,
 business intelligence, rich client applications, and embedded development. A
 large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups,
 universities and research institutions, and individuals extend, complement,
 and support the Eclipse Platform.
     About QNX Software Systems
     QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE:   HAR), is the
 industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based
 architectures of the QNX(R)  Neutrino(R)  RTOS and QNX Momentics(R)
 development suite together provide the industry's most reliable and scalable
 framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global
 leaders such as Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and
 Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments,
 vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics,
 and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX
 Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products
 in over 100 countries worldwide.
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