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2024-04-20 - 19:15

Dates and Events:

OSADL Articles:

2023-11-12 12:00

Open Source License Obligations Checklists even better now

Import the checklists to other tools, create context diffs and merged lists


2023-03-01 12:00

Embedded Linux distributions

Results of the online "wish list"


2022-01-13 12:00

Phase #3 of OSADL project on OPC UA PubSub over TSN successfully completed

Another important milestone on the way to interoperable Open Source real-time Ethernet has been reached


2021-02-09 12:00

Open Source OPC UA PubSub over TSN project phase #3 launched

Letter of Intent with call for participation is now available



Real Time Linux Workshops

1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015

Twelfth Real-Time Linux Workshop on October 25 to 27, in Nairobi, Kenya

Driving Adoption of Open Source Automation Technologies

Philip Wernersbach, Lead Pack4Linux Developer/Maintainer, and Glen Wernersbach, Pack4Linux Implementer

While the technological features of a real time system are key, it means nothing unless users can easily deploy and use the system. In this article, we explain the challenges of deploying an RTAI system, including patching the kernel, installing the user space libraries, and tuning the system to be fast and secure. We explain how Pack4Linux addresses all of these problems and packages a ready-to-deploy RTAI system in a Live CD. We also show how Pack4Linux is used by Jacobs Automation in their PackTrak systems to ensure mission critical packaging lines.