OTTAWA, August 22, 2005 The Eclipse Foundation, an open source community committed to implementation of a universal development platform, today announced the next generation of the widely adopted Eclipse CDT platform, a platform for building C/C++ development tools. Developed under the leadership of QNX Software Systems, CDT 3.0 delivers improved scalability, performance, and extensibility to developers targeting embedded systems and Linux environments. CDT has been adopted as the C/C++ tools platform for major embedded and Linux vendors, including IBM, Intel, MontaVista, Novell SUSE, PalmSource, QNX, Tensilica, Texas Instruments, and TimeSys.
The scalability, performance, and extensibility of CDT 3.0 are cornerstone achievements for the Eclipse community, said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. Having a powerful platform for building C/C++ tools that is widely used and adopted is an important component of Eclipses strategy for providing a universal development platform for tools integration.
The new features of CDT 3.0 create an enhanced platform for C/C++ development, said Sebastien Marineau, director, OS Development Group, QNX Software Systems, and the CDT project leader. Now, CDT 3.0 brings open source software development to a new level of integration and provides a robust, full-featured, commercial-quality platform for the development of highly integrated tools.
The CDT Project provides a functional and extensible C and C++ integrated development environment (IDE) for the Eclipse platform. The new CDT 3.0 features include:
Widespread Industry Support
The improvements in this version of CDT coupled with Intel C++ compilers help customers gain greater control and improve the ease of use of their development environments, said James Reinders, director of marketing for Intels Software Products Division.
The ability for system designers to develop in an array of languages is critical for MontaVistas vision to innovate across a wide range of embedded and mobile devices and communications infrastructure, said Peder Ulander, vice president of marketing, MontaVista Software. The evolution of CDT and the Eclipse framework for embedded development continues to enable us to deliver robust development environments for MontaVista Linux.
The CDT is an important step forward for our developer tools strategy on SUSE Linux, said Karl Bunnell, senior software engineer at Novell. A key reason Novell embraced Eclipse was to provide a production-ready, feature-rich Java development environment on SUSE Linux. Now the CDT brings the same rich development environment to C and C++ developers. Novell is excited about including the CDT, along with Eclipse, with its developer tools suite on SUSE Linux and the opportunity this presents to further drive the ubiquity of application development on the Linux platform.
Texas Instruments is pleased with the upgrade in functionality built into CDT 3.0. This new release contains a number of significant improvements that will benefit Code Composer Essentials, our Eclipse-based IDE for TIs MSP430 platform of ultra-low-power MCUs. Combined with the benefits of the Eclipse open source platform, CDT 3.0 is a sign of the strength that so many companies play a vital role in the continued development of the project, according to Juan Alvarez, MSP430 worldwide marketing manager, TI.
Eclipse and Eclipse CDT provide a rapidly evolving open source platform that sets interoperability standards and nurtures a commercial tools ecosystem, said Manas Saksena, chief technology officer at TimeSys. As an early adopter of Eclipse CDT in the embedded Linux domain, TimeSys has seen tremendous progress in the capabilities and maturity of Eclipse CDT as a framework for C/C++ application development and debugging. Were looking forward to leveraging CDT 3.0, and enhancing it for use as a cross-platform development solution for resource-constrained embedded targets.
About the Eclipse Foundation
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.
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About QNX Software Systems
With millions of installations worldwide, QNX Software Systems is the global leader in realtime, microkernel operating system technology. Companies like Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, Lockheed Martin, Panasonic, Siemens, and General Electric rely on QNX technology to build ultra-reliable systems for the networking, automotive, medical, military, and industrial automation markets. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems maintains offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
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