Wind River launched version four of their commercial embedded Linux platform. Wind River Linux 4 is based on the Linux 2.6.34+ kernel and GCC 4.4, EGLIBC 2.11 and GDB 7 toolchains. Wind River Linux 4 supports ARM, Intel, MIPS and Power architectures. Wind River Linux 4 will also be compliant with the forthcoming Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 5.0 standards for high availability and serviceability and Linux Standard Base (LSB) 4.0 certification requirements for application portability. Wind River Linux 4 will be available worldwide later this month.
Wind River Linux 4 Features
- Multiple options for virtualization strategies to leverage the power of multi-core hardware, from KVM paravirtualized device drivers in the kernel to Wind River Hypervisor
- Support for a fully pre-emptible kernel (PREEMPT RT) and a seamless migration path for teams currently developing products on Wind River Linux 3.x
- User space, workflow and tool enhancements to increase productivity and facilitate resource sharing across multiple teams, including a new source management control solution, an improved mechanism for capturing, archiving and sharing patches, analysis tools for memory, footprint and power usage, and new tools to speed cross-compiling and debugging
- Board support packages for next generation multiprocessors from Cavium Networks, Freescale, Intel, NetLogic Microsystems and Texas Instruments, enabling customers to develop future platform deployments in networking, industrial and medical, aerospace and defense, and consumer device markets
- Capability for customers to build applications in a native build environment on x86-based machines and reduce customer development and diagnosis time on x86-based platforms
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