January 19, 2009 -- Timesys Corp. has launched LinuxLink 3.0, a unique software development service that reduces time, resources and the risk of building an open source, Linux-based product.
Free embedded Linux code is readily available from more than 40,000 sources on the Web and is developed and maintained by thousands of independent developers around the world. but with all the benefits of this rapidly evolving code base come common challenges: producing consistent and repeatable builds from hundreds of independent sources, knowing which patches/ packages/ libraries to adopt, identifying and resolving hidden dependencies and revision conflicts, and integrating development tools that work.
LinuxLink 3.0 was developed to help development teams navigate through these challenges — without getting locked into a commercially licensed Linux distribution. Upon activation, LinuxLink 3.0 subscribers enjoy access to the following core elements:
- Embedded Linux sources, regularly gathered and updated from thousands of community sources and properly patched/configured for a wide variety of processors and associated development kits.
- The Factory build engine, ensuring repeatable builds from source with a scriptable GNU-based environment.
- A toolbox of properly configured development tools that work day one — including GDB and OProfile.
- Access to years of embedded Linux experience via documentation, learning center resources, community forums and support.
"Embedded Linux adoption is stronger than ever, largely due to its ability to offer maximum design flexibility without the hefty fees of traditional commercial operating systems," said Atul Bansal, President and CEO of Timesys. "LinuxLink 3.0 helps companies immediately experience these benefits by providing the build engine, tools and support required to consistently build a custom Linux platform from source — while reducing expenses in a very tough economic environment."
For a limited time, embedded Linux developers can register for a free LinuxLink 3.0 Test Drive. Upon activation, developers can build a custom, bootable embedded Linux image for select development kits while experiencing the LinuxLink Factory.
Go to the Timesys Corp. website to find additional information.