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 ***************** this week's newsletter sponsor ****************** WE THANK OUR SPONSORS FOR MAKING LINUXDEVICES.COM POSSIBLE LinuxDevices.com would like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors for supporting our ongoing activities. Please view their company and product description pages, and consider purchasing and using their products! http://www.linuxdevices.com/sponsors/ ******************************************************************* _____________________ * * * TOP STORIES * * * ____________________ 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 ____________________* * * BACK ISSUES * * * ____________________ Missed a previous LinuxDevices.com Embedded Linux Newsletter? 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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.