Eclipse CDT Gains Momentum, Sets Priorities


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  • Over 20 companies participated in QNX-hosted CDT conference.
  • Group vision includes an improved managed build system and a world-class, highly integrated debugger.
  • CDT and other Eclipse projects becoming more integrated to meet the needs of customers and vendors alike.
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    OTTAWA, November 21, 2005— QNX Software Systems, the company leading the C/C++ Development Tools (CDT) project on behalf of the Eclipse Foundation, today announced the development objectives set by the contributing members at the CDT Contributors Summit held last month.

    The CDT team agreed upon several priorities for the next release of the CDT code base, including improved build management and debugging. A new indexer, called the Persisted Document Object Model (PDOM), will also be developed to improve system performance. The group will also work on making it easier for vendors to build commercial releases based on the CDT framework through finer grained componentization and more concise API documentation.

    The conference accomplished the important goal of fostering interaction between the CDT and other Eclipse projects. Representatives from the Tools Platform Device project, the Device Software Development Platform (DSDP) project, as well as the Photran and Parallel Tools projects also discussed integrations with the CDT to enable easier third-party integration and tool migration between projects.

    Over 20 companies participated in the three-day conference, representing the full ecosystem of C/C++ development tool stakeholders, particularly for the embedded and Linux development communities. Commercial OS and tool vendors, end-users, and third party “plug-in” or valued-added partners were in attendance, and included representatives from across North America and Europe.

    “The CDT project is maturing, and the participation of such a wide cross-section of companies at the conference is a testament to the importance CDT plays in development systems for vendors and users of tools alike,” said Doug Schaefer, project leader for the CDT. ”We look forward to continued success in delivering a universal development platform for C and C++ tooling.”

    Participating Companies

    Companies in attendance at the CDT Contributors Summit included Altera, Cisco, ENEA, Ericsson, Etnua, Freescale, IBM, Innoopract, Intel, Los Alamos, Mentor Graphics, Montavista, Nokia, QNX Software Systems, Siemens, Symbian, Texas Instruments, Tensilica, UIUC, and Wind River.

    About Eclipse

    Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on providing an extensible development platform and application frameworks for building software. Eclipse provides extensible tools and frameworks that span the software development lifecycle, including support for modeling, language development environments for Java, C/C++ and others, testing and performance, business intelligence, rich client applications, and embedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities and research institutions, and individuals extend, complement, and support the Eclipse Platform.

    About QNX Software Systems

    QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS and QNX Momentics® development suite together provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.

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