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eCos 2.0 announcement

We are pleased to announce that the eCos 2.0 final release is now available. This is a stable release incorporating many new features and support for 74 publically available evaluation and development platforms.

Architectural support covers ARM (including StrongARM and XScale), SuperH, Intel x86 (IA32), PowerPC, MIPS, Matsushita AM3x, Motorola 68K/Coldfire, SPARC, Renesas H8/300H and NEC V850.

System enhancements (relative to the previous eCos 1.3.1 release) include:

     * RedBoot, the open source bootstrap and debug firmware based on eCos
     * A choice of TCP/IP stacks including options for BOOTP/DHCP, DNS,
       TFTP/FTP, SNMP, IPv6 and HTTPD
     * RAM, ROM and flash file systems
     * Power management support
     * USB slave support
     * A POSIX-compatible API
     * Symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) support

This release includes a new version of the graphical eCos Configuration Tool for both Linux and Windows hosts. Further enhancements are listed in the NEWS file included in the release.

eCos 2.0 is also the first stable release under a new license which provides compatibility with the well-known GNU General Public License (GPL) while also allowing application source code to remain proprietary.

For download details, please visit the eCos project home page at:

The complete release, including pre-built GNU toolchains is also available on CD-ROM from eCosCentric:

Finally, many thanks to all those who helped with the beta testing leading up to this release.

Jonathan Larmour
Chief eCos Maintainer
on behalf of the eCos maintainers

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