Christopher Stone wrote: > In light of the desire for support below, would the Xenomai team > consider listing companies capable of commercial support on their > website, or create another mailing list for us to announce commercial > offerings around Xenomai. I am prepared to contribute to Xenomai in > order to receive this privilege.
We had such a page on the old RTAI site, though not really populated I think to remember. I personally have no concerns creating such a forum for Xenomai as well. I think we could start with a link sub-page on xenomai.org. > > Sorry for discussing commercial issues on your mailing list. If it > makes it any better, we are a very small company, just trying to make > a living, not a big corporate conglomerate. I'm convinced that this is not a question of big or small. There should just be a good balance between taking and giving. > > As a final point, I believe Xenomai is very well positioned to become > very popular and "future proof". I believe the next frontier for > Linux is industrial grade Linux, or Linux on the factory floor and > Xenomai will end up the technology of choice to make that happen. > Contrary to many opinions I have heard, I beleve the rt-preempt work > done by Ingo Molnar will enhance Xenomai and not replace it. I also Yep, that is one important point why Xenomai is future-proof in my eyes. The day may come when significant parts of the PREEMPT_RT effort are merged into mainline. But then Xenomai will still be able to offer either staged degrees of hard-RT side by side with that approach, or become a wrapping layer on top of the new deterministic and fast infrastructure (PREEMPT_RT + RT-extended glibc). No one should expect that this will happen soon, PREEMPT_RT has just started its tricky way into the kernel. > think the break from RTAI was very smart as it has given you the > flexibility to move Xenomai in the direction it needs to go. The > recent releases have made Xenomai ready for the commercial world. So, > kudos to the Xenomai team. You guys are proving to be great leaders > with the right technology at the right time. > This nice compliment clearly has to be passed to our smart maintainer! Jan PS: Do you already have specific plans for potential contributions? I'm just curious.
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