Welcome to EL/IX - Linux based open standards for embedded development
The EL/IX pages are dedicated to the development and standardization of Linux for embedded devices. EL/IX is an application programming interface (API) based on the Linux API allowing embedded applications to be ported easily and quickly between any EL/IX compliant operating systems.
To get up to speed with the EL/IX initiative read the white paper for an overview of our aims and rationale, and the Draft API specification for a detailed description. The initial press release also gives an overview of the original motivation for EL/IX API, and the industry support that the initiative has gained. The FAQ should help answer any outstanding questions you may have.
News and events
25 Aug 2000... Red Hat announces a development release of EL/IX compatibility for the eCos embedded real-time operating system.
10 Jan 2000... Red Hat, Inc. completes acquisition of Cygnus Solutions (press release) and is now the new driving force for development of EL/IX.
27 Sep 1999... EL/IX announced by Cygnus Solutions at ESC West '99
If you wish to participate in the development of EL/IX, then please register your interest, and join the mailing lists to hear about and discuss the latest EL/IX developments. Two mailing lists are available: "elix-announce" is a low volume, moderated list that will be used to announce major EL/IX news items such as when new revisions to the API specification are published, and new releases of major EL/IX related software components.The more general "elix" mailing list is a non-moderated list for review and general discussion of the EL/IX API standard.
Red Hat is not collecting information about you for anything other than the normal distribution of e-mail to that list. The information we collect will only be used to organize the EL/IX projects and will not be given to people outside of Red Hat.