June 13, 2002

Linux Devices Embedded Linux newsletter

LinuxDevices.com has published the latest installment of their Embedded Linux newsletter. Subjects covered include contructing a Linux-powered IrDA device, a report for the Linux Expo and Conference, as well as other noteworthy news and announcements.
      WELCOME TO THE LINUXDEVICES.COM EMBEDDED LINUX NEWSLETTER 
                            June 13, 2002
       by Rick Lehrbaum -- Executive Editor, LinuxDevices.com
  
                        (online html version)
     http://www.linuxdevices.com/files/newsbriefs/jun13-02.html


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CONSTRUCTING A LINUX-POWERED IRDA PRINTING DEVICE
Tired of filling out forms?  Nobody can read your handwriting?  
or spell your last name?  In this technical article, Entrepreneur
and Linux hacker Gerd Rausch explains how (and why) he created a
small device that could be installed at rental-car agencies,
hotel/airline check-in desks, or health-care facilities to receive
data beamed directly from your PDA.  It runs on a Linux platform,
of course.
http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT4881592383.html


REPORT FROM THE EMBEDDED LINUX EXPO AND CONFERENCE
Kevin Dankwardt attended the Embedded Linux Expo and Conference
(ELEC) held this week in Dallas, TX and filed this report with his
impressions of the event:  "The turn-out for the event was good. 
The single-track event featured an interesting and entertaining
opening Keynote by Matt Harris, CEO of Lineo . . ."
http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT4151746996.html


DEVICE PROFILE:  TOSHIBA SG20 WIRELESS MOBILITY SERVER
This LinuxDevices.com 'device profile' takes a peek at the new
Toshiba Magnia SG20 wireless mobility server, a compact, Linux-
based portable wireless server.  About the size of a typical
notebook computer, the appliance-like device is intended to make it
easy to pack up an entire network and take it on the road. 
Described by Toshiba as a "wireless network in a box that allows
users to securely access and share files, printers, and an Internet
account", the Magnia SG20 contains a Linux OS derived from Red Hat
version 7 along with Apache (which provides web-based
administration and application support).
http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT7915816249.html

HITACHI UNVEILS NEW MODEL OF LINUX-ENABLED INTERNET APPLIANCE
Hitachi has released a new model of its Linux-based FLORA-ie
wireless web pad.  The device has a 10.4-inch TFT LCD screen and is
based on a 400 MHz Transmeta Crusoe processor running Midori Linux.
It has built-in Ethernet and 802.11b wireless, and also provides
two USB ports plus both CompactFlash Type II and PC Card (PCMCIA)
expansion slots.
http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9150314714.html


THOUGHTS ON ADEOS
Kevin Dankwardt provides a perspective on Adeos, which is being put
forward as a patent-free, GPL alternative approach to adding
hard-real-time capability to Linux (among other uses).
http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT5540510496.html


_______ * * * OTHER NOTEWORTHY NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS * * * ________

Here are some additional news items and announcements of interest
from the past week . . .

*  Trolltech announces developer contest winners
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5777597272.html

*  Embedded Linux powers new medical device for radiologists
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4419913446.html

*  LynuxWorks releases BlueCat RT
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS3599053757.html

*  Lineo spins out RTXC technology to OS startup Quadros
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS3917457737.html

*  MontaVista joins Eclipse board
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8157490860.html

*  Trolltech announces two partnerships in China
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5622090295.html

*  New single-chip solution for Linux-based ADSL routers
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8430601589.html

*  Linux Test Project releases test suite
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS7267658545.html

*  Super-Secure Linux, Inch by Inch [Wired]
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4172738571.html

*  MITRE: A Business Case Study of Open Source Software
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS5939927300.html

*  'Brickout' ported to Zaurus
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9755613229.html

*  Open Group announces web services conference
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6884285988.html

*  Visual Development with Qt 3.0 [Linux Journal]
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4431793388.html

*  PICMG adds new hot-swap and slot management features
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4723884749.html

*  Munich embedded systems show joins 'electronica 2002'
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS7519405992.html

*  Two tutorials on microcontroller based design [IBM]
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2364332762.html

*  Configuring CVS on RedHat as an SCM Repository [IBM]
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2321660520.html


______ * * * FREQUENTLY UPDATED QUICK REFERENCE GUIDES * * * _____

*  EMBEDDED LINUX INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEW ("start here")
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT9888936014.html

*  EMBEDDED LINUX DISTRIBUTIONS
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT2760742655.html

*  REAL-TIME LINUX
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT8073314981.html

*  EMBEDDED LINUX GUI/WINDOWING SOFTWARE
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT9202043619.html

*  JAVA TECHNOLOGIES FOR EMBEDDED LINUX SYSTEMS
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT8918758707.html

*  LINUX-FRIENDLY SYSTEM-ON-CHIP PROCESSORS
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT4313418436.html

*  LINUX-FRIENDLY EMBEDDED SINGLE BOARD COMPUTERS
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT2614444132.html

*  LITTLE LINUX SYSTEMS FOR PROJECTS & PRODUCTS
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT2016997232.html

*  EMBEDDED LINUX "COOL DEVICES"
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT4936596231.html

*  LINUX-BASED PDAs
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT8728350077.html

*  EMBEDDED LINUX MARKET
   http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT5991623822.html


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