[ECOS] Can anybody compare...

Doug Fraser dfraser@photuris.com
Mon Jan 13 20:16:00 GMT 2003

One other point, you mention a comparison to uCOS,
by which I assume (correct me if I am wrong) MicroC/OS
as written be Jean LaBrosse. MicroC/OS requires a
right to use payment (read $$$) in order to use it for
commercial purposes. It is a very reasonable charge
compared with other commercial OS, but a charge none
the less. Yes, you get all the source code, but the
same is true with Inferno, ThreadX, Precise, and others.
These all require a license fee or a subscription,
and are deemed to be copywrited, so your rights to
distribute the OS are limited. There are fewer limitations
with eCos as far as distribution. The trade off is a
practical limitation to a single tool distribution.

Douglas Fraser
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Photuris, Inc.
20 Corporate Place South
Piscataway, NJ 08854 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Qiang Huang [mailto:jameshq@liverpool.ac.uk]
> Sent: Monday, January 13, 2003 5:47 AM
> To: Jonathan Larmour
> Cc: Ecos-Discuss
> Subject: RE: [ECOS] Can anybody compare the ARM tools (compiler,
> assembler,linker etc) to the GNUPro Tools ?
> the one for altera excalibur. thanks.
> (If I want to use the ecos, must I always use the GNUPro 
> tools set? if so
> the ecos is always compiler dependent. not like the RTOS: 
> uCOS? so what's
> the advantage of using ecos as a compiler dependent RTOS? 
> Thanks a lot.)

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