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eCos 2.0 Beta announcement
- From: Jonathan Larmour <jifl at eCosCentric dot com>
- To: eCos announcements <ecos-announce at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 15:09:19 +0000
- Subject: eCos 2.0 Beta announcement
We are pleased to announce that the eCos 2.0 Beta release is now
available. This is a substantial release incorporating many new features
and support for more than 80 publically available evaluation and
Architectural support now covers ARM (including StrongARM and XScale),
SuperH, Intel x86 (IA32), PowerPC, MIPS, Matsushita AM3x, Motorola
68K/Coldfire, SPARC, Hitachi H8/300H and NEC V850.
System enhancements (relative to the previous eCos 1.3.1 release) include:
* RedBoot, the open source bootstrap and debug firmware based on eCos
* A choice of TCP/IP stacks including options for BOOTP/DHCP, DNS,
TFTP/FTP, SNMP, IPv6 and HTTPD
* RAM, ROM and flash file systems
* Power management support
* USB slave support
* A POSIX-compatible API
* Symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) support
Further enhancements are listed in the NEWS file included in the release.
eCos 2.0 Beta is also the first release under a new license which provides
compatibility with the well-known GNU General Public License (GPL) while
also allowing application source code to remain proprietary.
Alongside many public contributions to the eCos sources, a set of
pre-built GNU toolchains for all the major architectures supported by eCos
and RedBoot has been contributed. These toolchains, together with a new
download and installation script, make it much easier to get started with
For download details, please visit the eCos project home page at:
The complete release, including the pre-built GNU toolchains is also
available on CD-ROM from eCosCentric:
We need the help of the eCos net community in evaluating this beta release
on a wide variety of hardware platforms. The eCos maintainers have
prepared a set of testing guidelines to assist you in providing the
feedback we need:
Please consider supporting the eCos community in this way.
Chief eCos Maintainer
on behalf of the eCos maintainers