March 10, 2005 -- Wind River Systems, Inc. and the Eclipse Foundation today announced that Wind River will propose and lead an Eclipse Device Software Development Platform project, the first project specifically for device software development. Wind River elevated its membership status with the Eclipse Foundation from being an add-in provider to Strategic Developer and will further incorporate Eclipse-based technology into Wind River products. With the Device Software Development Project, Wind River is bringing its expertise in device software development and run-time solutions to the Eclipse community to foster industry standardization and innovation.
"The goal of Eclipse is to create a universal development platform to enable global enterprises to develop software more efficiently," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director, Eclipse Foundation, Inc. "Wind River has deep experience in device software and will provide the vision, technology and resources to enhance the Eclipse platform specifically for embedded software development. The addition of the Device Software Development Platform project will help expand Eclipse's presence in embedded computing, a key focus area for the foundation as outlined in the recently unveiled Eclipse Roadmap."
Eclipse has gained tremendous traction in the enterprise market and is focused on replicating this success into several key areas, including embedded systems where vendors have started to adopt Eclipse technology for development tools in the device space. The Device Software Development Platform project will build on this success by creating an open source tools infrastructure that is supported by multiple vendors. In the future, developers will find that the Device Software Development Platform enables them to easily create software that operates across a wide range of operating systems, connection mechanisms and target architectures. The Device Software Development Platform will initially focus on a framework and exemplary tools for target management that will enable developers to deploy, debug, and analyze applications on a device as well as the configuration of operating system and middleware components.
"By bringing the Device Software Development Project to the market, Wind River will help change the way device software development is done," said John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer for Wind River. "Manufacturers will now be able to standardize on choice -- using a widely accepted, fully integrated development platform that supports all Eclipse technologies and is backed by an unprecedented ecosystem of industry-leading companies."
"As a founding member of Eclipse, IBM welcomes Wind River's proposal to help standardize device development via the Device Software Development Platform project, bringing the benefits of Wind River's experience and Eclipse's open environment to the device development community," said Stephen Saunders, development director, IBM Rational. "Providing a standard way to build embedded applications will help accelerate software development and innovation in the rapidly-growing device space."
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