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Which flavor of Linux for RTEMS S/W developemnt ( was Re: MVME5500 Tester Needed for 4.10)



Hi Kate,

There are Debian packages available for rtems-4.9.4 and soon for 4.10.

See http://epics.nsls2.bnl.gov/debian/ for details.

These are being used on Lenny, Squeeze, Ubuntu 10.04, and Mint 10.


-- dc

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 11:38 AM, Ralf Corsepius
<ralf.corsepius at rtems.org>wrote:

> On 03/16/2011 03:55 PM, Kate Feng wrote:
>
>> Joel Sherrill wrote:
>>
>>> On 03/16/2011 09:10 AM, Kate Feng wrote:
>>>
>>> RHEL4 is very old now.  I am sorry you are stuck with it. :(
>>>
>> I actually has to give up on RHEL and choose between
>> Ubuntu 10.04 and OpenSUSE 11.0.
>>
> This is a choice between "cancer or pest" - Neither can be recommended.
>
> openSUSE 11.0 has been discontinued in July 2010 and is dead.
>
> Ubuntu 10.4 is not supported by us and would definitely not be my choice.
>
>  Which flavor of Linux would be better for the latest version
>> of RTEMS for software development ?
>>
> What to chose would depend upon your intentions.
>
> For long term "maintenance" at present time, I'd recommend, in decreasing
> order:
> 1. RHEL6: Fairly current distro, supposed to be supported for ca 7 years.
> Downside: No freely distributable versions available so far (CentOS6 isn't
> out yet).
> 2. RHEL5: Quite dated, but still sufficiently recent for RTEMS, still
> several years of maintenance ahead.
> Free versions (CentOS5) available.
>
> For active development, in decreasing preference:
> 1. Fedora 14 or Fedora 13.
> 2. When it'll be out: CentOS6
> 3. openSUSE 11.4 or 11.3
>
>
> Ralf
>
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