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Started by Ivan October 3, 2006
Hi,

I have a book on real time embedded systems but I would like to start 
getting my hands dirty on some RTOS. Which RTOS would be the easiest to 
learn from? Possibly free and that I can download from the internet.

thanks
ivan 


Ivan ha scritto:

> Hi, > > I have a book on real time embedded systems but I would like to start > getting my hands dirty on some RTOS. Which RTOS would be the easiest to > learn from? Possibly free and that I can download from the internet. > > thanks > ivan
I suggest you to buy the following book: "MicroC/Os-II - The real time kernel" by J.Labrosse. The book is cheap, gives you an excellent background about RTOS in general, explain you how MicroC/Os-II works and contains a CD-ROM with the kernel source files which can be used not for commercial purposes, but help you to learn about RTOS. Regards /Alessandro
You may also try looking at http://www.FreeRTOS.org

VG



Ivan wrote:
> Hi, > > I have a book on real time embedded systems but I would like to start > getting my hands dirty on some RTOS. Which RTOS would be the easiest to > learn from? Possibly free and that I can download from the internet. > > thanks > ivan
> Hi,
Hi
> I have a book on real time embedded systems but I would like to start > getting my hands dirty on some RTOS. Which RTOS would be the easiest to > learn from? Possibly free and that I can download from the internet.
It exists many good RTOS that you can have freely (moreover if you don't want to do a commercial purpose with it). A good one (from my point of view), his eCOS under GPL licence and respect the posix specification. It comes (like most RTOS) with a PC simulation environment that can allow you to test your program easily without specific hardware. It is quite easy to install and configure if your are under linux otherwise it runs under cygwin but a minimum of unix skill is required. Guillaume -- Guillaume Chevillot
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> You may also try looking at http://www.FreeRTOS.org >
I can recommend this and the documentation on the site explains how the RTOS works very well and very clearly.
> Ivan wrote: >> Hi, >> >> I have a book on real time embedded systems but I would like to start >> getting my hands dirty on some RTOS. Which RTOS would be the easiest >> to >> learn from? Possibly free and that I can download from the internet. >> >> thanks >> ivan >
On Tue, 03 Oct 2006 17:01:19 +0000, Ivan wrote:

> I have a book on real time embedded systems but I would like to start > getting my hands dirty on some RTOS. Which RTOS would be the easiest to > learn from? Possibly free and that I can download from the internet.
Once you have your hands dirty, try RTEMS. Free, open source, and support and answers to questions available. ~Dave~
try FreeRTOS.

I used to work with RTEMS. It was okay, but I would imagine that
better-supported, more accessible free RTOS's are available...however,
it did work without problems.

Dave wrote:
> On Tue, 03 Oct 2006 17:01:19 +0000, Ivan wrote: > > > I have a book on real time embedded systems but I would like to start > > getting my hands dirty on some RTOS. Which RTOS would be the easiest to > > learn from? Possibly free and that I can download from the internet. > > Once you have your hands dirty, try RTEMS. Free, open source, and support > and answers to questions available. > > > ~Dave~
On Sat, 07 Oct 2006 12:09:50 -0700, troelsfedderjensen wrote:

> I used to work with RTEMS. It was okay, but I would imagine that > better-supported, more accessible free RTOS's are available...however, > it did work without problems.
More accessible?? It's a free download. It's open source. Users are encouraged to contribute. Better supported?? There is a mailing list at http://www.rtems.org/ml/rtems-users/ which is monitored by OAR Corp. people. You can also get classes and support through OAR Corp (yes, you do have to pay for those). ~Dave~
On 2006-10-04, Guillaume Chevillot <duky@chevillot.net> wrote:

>> I have a book on real time embedded systems but I would like >> to start getting my hands dirty on some RTOS. Which RTOS would >> be the easiest to learn from? Possibly free and that I can >> download from the internet. > > It exists many good RTOS that you can have freely (moreover if > you don't want to do a commercial purpose with it). > > A good one (from my point of view), his eCOS under GPL licence > and respect the posix specification.
eCos is on the more complex end of the spectrum, and might be a bit much for somebody with no RTOS background. If you want to learn basic concepts and look at actual RTOS source code, Labrosse's book on uC/OS-II is very good (though uC/OS requires buying a license for commercial work). OSes like FreeRTOS or XMK are also pretty straight-forward.
> It comes (like most RTOS) with a PC simulation environment > that can allow you to test your program easily without > specific hardware. It is quite easy to install and configure > if your are under linux otherwise it runs under cygwin but a > minimum of unix skill is required.
In my experience it's a bit fragile under Cygwin, but with a bit of futzing you can get it to work. -- Grant Edwards grante Yow! .. One FISHWICH at coming up!! visi.com