Approval of Eclipse Device Software Development Platform Project
Posted on: 06/14/2005 03:55 AM

Eclipse Foundation and Wind River Announce Approval of Eclipse Device Software Development Platform Project

• Top-level Eclipse project proposed by Wind River approved
• Sub-projects for target management and device debugging initiated

OTTAWA and ALAMEDA, Calif. – June 14, 2005 – The Eclipse Foundation, an open source community committed to the development of a universal development platform, and Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that the Device Software Development Platform (DSDP) project, the top-level Eclipse project proposed by Wind River in March of this year, has been approved by the Eclipse Board of Directors. The DSDP is the first project within Eclipse specifically created to address device software development and is designed to drive a common development platform and value into the DSO developer community.

“The Eclipse Board’s decision to approve the Device Software Development Platform project is great news for the Eclipse community,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, Inc. “The device realm is teeming with software-driven innovation, and we are looking forward to watching this project develop, mature and create even more opportunities for standardization and innovation across the device landscape.”

The goal of the DSDP project is to extend the Eclipse platform in order to establish a common framework for integration of the complete set of capabilities required by device software developers and a common set of base functionality that can be enhanced and extended by the Eclipse community. A common platform makes plug-in development more efficient and allows developers to target a greater number of operating systems and devices. As project leader, Wind River is leading a growing community of vendors that collaborate on the definition and implementation of this project, including two sub-projects. As the DSDP project matures, other vendors are encouraged to propose additional sub-projects to further increase the value proposition of Eclipse for device software developers. The first two DSDP sub-projects are:
• Target management: Project goal is to develop a common framework to manage device connections. The project will provide an API, data models and views to manage remote systems, their connections and their services. It provides an abstraction layer to launch and control applications on the device without requiring specific knowledge of the underlying architecture and operating system.
• Device debugging: Project goal is to create a better API to support debugging the software running on a device. The project will extend the Eclipse platform with a debug model, interfaces and views that work with the many different debug engines to support conventional, digital signal (DSP) and network processors.

“Wind River is committed to driving standards for this industry and creating solutions for device software optimization that add value to the development process across the development lifecycle and regardless of which operating system the developer chooses,” said Tomas Evensen, chief technology officer, Wind River. “By leading and driving this effort, Wind River is helping to form and shape the outcome of the DSDP project, and in turn, the future of our industry.”

Stan Schneider, chief executive officer of Real-Time Innovations commented, “Wind River’s leadership role in creating the DSDP project will help bring participants and supporters with unique and valuable contributions to the project, the benefits of using tools based on DSDP will be significant.”

"Accelerated Technology has been a leader in embedded software tools under Eclipse with our Nucleus EDGE product," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Accelerated Technology Division, Mentor Graphics. "We are looking forward to contributing to the DSDP project to help bring more device software support into the Eclipse environment."

For more information on the Eclipse DSDP project, please visit: http://www.eclipse.org/proposals/eclipse-dsdp/index.html

About the Eclipse Foundation
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.

The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit, member supported corporation that hosts the Eclipse projects. Full details of Eclipse and the Eclipse Foundation are available at www.eclipse.org.

About Wind River
Wind River is the global leader in device software optimization (DSO). Wind River enables companies to develop and run device software faster, better, at a 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 deployed product.

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 Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.

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