ANN: WhatOS embedded system solution
Fri, 10 Oct 2003 00:14:14 -0400
The first version of WhatOS has been released.
WhatOS is a free open source embedded system development solution. It
provides a complete set of tools for creating high-quality, reliable
embedded systems. These include: a real-time operating system (RTOS)
generator, a graphical simulator for testing and debugging generated
systems, and tools for interacting with systems remotely after they
have been embedded.
WhatOS generates a finite-state machine (FSM) operating system that is
architecture independent and can run on processors as small as
resource-limited 8-bit microcontrollers.
* User friendly thanks to Python (primary API).
* Automated testing thanks to Python's doctest and unit test.
* Modular -- plug and play tasks without breaking the whole system;
easily share device drivers, network protocols, etc.
* Write tasks in C (C API).
* Graphical simulator.
* Uses friendly a-a-p recipes instead of make files. (www.a-a-p.org).
* Host platform independence (currently Linux and Windows-Cygwin).
* Target architecture independence. Change the target processor late
in the design cycle with minimum penalty.
* Do anything else you want -- use Python's comprehensive libraries
and Python community software.