ALAMEDA, Calif., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wind River Systems,
Inc. (Nasdaq: WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization
(DSO), today announced the release of over 300,000 lines of code to the
Eclipse Foundation to help make the restrictions associated with closed,
proprietary developer tools a thing of the past. The contributions are
being made to four Eclipse projects: the C/C++ Development Tools (CDT)
Project, the Platform Project, and both the Target Management (TM) and
Device Debugging (DD) subprojects within the Device Software Development
Platform (DSDP) Project. Importantly, many of the contributions made today
will benefit not only device software developers, but will mutually benefit
enterprise and desktop C and C++ software developers by accelerating the
maturity of the open, industry standard development framework.
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"As a strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation, Wind River is
committed to making an ongoing investment in Eclipse through our technology
and engineering capital, as well as financial support," said Steven Heintz,
director of product management for developer tools at Wind River. "Eclipse
is built on companies leading by giving. With this contribution, Wind River
is demonstrating our belief in the long-term benefits of guiding the DSO
industry towards an open development tools framework."
After taking up citizenship in the Eclipse open-source community, Wind
River helped to establish and now plays a key leadership role in the DSDP
project in order to bring the flexibility and power of open standards and
Eclipse technologies to the DSO industry. Since joining Eclipse, Wind River
engineering has invested hundreds of person-years integrating device
debugging capabilities into the Core Eclipse platform and subprojects
within DSDP to help build the most advanced, exceptionally broad
environment for device software developers.
The code contributed by Wind River is derived from the latest version
of the company's commercial, Eclipse-based device software development
suite, Wind River(R) Workbench 2.5, also released today. The Eclipse
framework makes it possible for developers to leverage more than 400
commercial and open source plug-ins that aid in the design, development,
testing and support of device software. Major hardware, software, and
device manufacturing companies such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel,
Motorola and Texas Instruments, have recently turned to Eclipse and the
DSDP project as a platform to develop their commercial tools offerings.
Fundamental to Wind River's close involvement with Eclipse is an
unwavering commitment to frequently reevaluate the commercial elements of
its developer tools product portfolio and identify technologies that may be
appropriate for future contributions. As new contributions help accelerate
the commoditization of certain device software development tools,
especially broad and standard processes, Wind River will continue to make
engineering investments in plug-ins and tools that integrate deeply with a
device operating system and accelerate development by automating or
abstracting complex development and testing tasks. A widely adopted
industry standard tools framework allows Wind River and other independent
software vendors to provide higher level, more specialized commercial tools
that address the complexities of bringing different types of devices to
market faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably.
"The Eclipse Foundation relies on the contributions of its members to
provide an extensible development platform and application frameworks for
building software," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director, The Eclipse
Foundation. "As a Strategic Developer Member, Wind River demonstrates
community leadership by contributing code, business and engineering
expertise, advocacy, and financial support to benefit the Eclipse ecosystem
and the software industry at-large."
Wind River will continue to offer unique differentiation in the
company's commercial Wind River Workbench product by providing tools that
enable visual configuration of a device operating system and middleware,
tools to visually analyze the performance of a running system, software
diagnostics tools that accelerate system level testing and advanced
multi-core debugging capabilities. New to Wind River Workbench 2.5 are
significant enhancements that help customers rapidly develop and test
devices based on Wind River's Linux-based platforms. With Wind River
Workbench, developers can "see inside" a running target device to assess
system behavior and performance. This functionality shortens
edit-compile-debug cycles, for faster time-to-market and higher-quality
Wind River(R) Workbench 2.5 is shipping today. To download an
evaluation copy of Wind River Workbench, visit:
http://evaluations.windriver.com . Specific information about Wind River's
code contributions to the C/C++ Development Tools Platform, Target
Management, and Device Debugging projects within the Eclipse Foundation is
available at http://www.eclipse.org/dsdp/ .
About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO).
Wind River enables companies to develop, run and manage device software
faster, better, at lower cost and more reliably. Wind River platforms are
pre-integrated, fully standardized enterprise-wide development solutions.
They reduce effort, cost and risk and optimize quality and reliability at
all phases of the device software development process from concept to
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California,
with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at
http://www.windriver.com or call 1-800-872-4977.
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