November 12, 2003

MontaVista Linux Features Graphical Development Environment Based on Eclipse

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2003 MontaVista Software Inc., the company powering the embedded revolution, today introduced MontaVista® DevRocket, a new advanced development environment that forms an integral part of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 3.1, also announced today.

MontaVista DevRocket 1.0 is a fully integrated and graphical development environment designed to facilitate system software and applications development. MontaVista DevRocket, based on Eclipse technology, provides a common look-and-feel across development host platforms including Windows, Solaris and Linux. MontaVista DevRocket is built on the latest Eclipse 2.1 base,
letting customers and ISVs take full advantage of the Eclipse platform, including third-party development work contributed by the Eclipse community, as well as a multitude of Eclipse-supported tools.

Developers can code in C or C++ and use MontaVista DevRocket to jump-start development through the automation of many project tasks. In addition to integrating core development capabilities such as compilation, editing and debugging, DevRocket provides easy-to-use project wizards designed to automate common embedded development activities. These project wizards simplify complex and lengthy tasks, freeing up valuable project time, which allows developers to focus on areas of product differentiation and speed products to market. Developers can configure and build deployable platform images, by selecting and scaling content based on a particular projects needs. They can right-size applications, trace and analyze system events, and identify and remedy memory leaks.

Leading companies around the
world are adopting and building on MontaVista Linux across the gamut of industries, said Glenn Seiler, MontaVista director of product marketing. MontaVista DevRocket continues to extend the utility and flexibility of embedded Linux, making our products easier to use, and delivering tremendous time to market and development cost advantages to our customers.

Availability of an advanced and easy-to-use development environment is critical to the success of the rapidly expanding embedded developer market, noted Kevin Morgan, vice president, Engineering, MontaVista Software. Eclipse technology is now the industry standard for integrated development environment (IDE) solutions. With unique MontaVista Linux integration and powerful tool extensions, MontaVista DevRocket will dramatically improve embedded software developer productivity.


MontaVista DevRocket is available as part of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 3.1, direct from MontaVista and MontaVista distribution
channels worldwide in the 4th quarter of 2003. MontaVista Professional Edition is offered as a product subscription, providing customers with the MontaVista Linux kernel, utilities, development tools, software updates, deployment components, access to the MontaVista Zone (customer resource portal), comprehensive technical support and hands-on Linux training classes. For more information, please visit

About Eclipse Technology

Eclipse is an open standard development environment, based on Java, which runs on multiple development hosts, including Linux, Solaris and Windows. Eclipse technology allows developers on a project to share the same toolset, irrespective of their development host. The advantage of this open development environment is that tools from different vendors work together seamlessly, letting developers choose the right tools to meet their project needs. MontaVista Software CEO and president, James
Ready, serves on the board of directors of, furthering the MontaVista commitment to Eclipse. For more information about Eclipse and the community behind it, see

About MontaVista Software

MontaVista Software is a leading global supplier of systems software for intelligent connected devices and associated infrastructure. MontaVista powers the embedded revolution by providing GNU/Linux-based open-source software solutions. Founded in 1999 by real-time operating system (RTOS) pioneer James Ready, MontaVista offers a family of products under the MontaVista Linux umbrella that address broad-based software developer needs encompassing applications ranging from communications infrastructure to consumer electronics. Multiple editions of MontaVista Linux are available including Professional, Consumer Electronics and Carrier Grade, along with complementary technology products providing powerful Java and graphics development

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Sunnyvale, Calif., MontaVista Software is a privately held company funded by leading investors such as Alloy Ventures, US Venture Partners, RRE Ventures, WR Hambrecht + Co., IBM, Intel Capital, Sony, Panasonic (Matsushita), Toshiba America and Yamaha Corporation. For more information about MontaVista Software, please visit

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. MontaVista and DevRocket are trademarks or registered trademarks of MontaVista Software, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners



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