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Details of the Real Time Linux Foundation Working Group Project

OSADL Project: Real Time Linux Workshops

Real Time Linux Foundation Workshops since 1999

Real Time Linux Workshops

1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 20142015

First Real Time Linux Workshop on December 13 to 15, 1999 in Vienna, Austria

13-15. December 1999 
Institute for Machine and Process Automation
Vienna University of Technology, 
Guszhausstr. 27-29, 1040 Vienna, Austria

This is the homepage for the Workshop on the free and open source real time operating systems linux, a meeting in real time and on a real place, open to all for free.

Workshop scope:

As you probably know, Linux has become a powerful operating system challenging the OS and computer market, because it is open source and adaptable to different hardware and computing problems. In particular, there are some groups spread over the world developing some modifications to the linux kernel in order to provide a hard real time operation system, e.g. FSMLab's RTlinux, DIAPM's RTAI etc, and the real time system KURT, all being well appropriate for control applications or even embedded systems. Since in our opinion

  • developers know each other just by email,
  • there is also a growing demand for real time operating systems for different hardware platforms and embedded systems,
  • there is a danger that the defragmentation in different variants can introduce a negative feedback in the real time linux development,
this international Workshop had to be organized and took place in real time.

Workshop result:

The participants list, the agenda with its presentations and discussions proof that

  • developers, industrial and research people have been brought together,
  • there are real industrial "real time" and "hard real time" applications running under real time linux,
  • a discussion on a general application interface for a real time linux version being independend on the hardware platform it is ported to with a free and opern source hard real time operating system has been triggered.

Subscribe to one of the following lists lists for further discussion by sending an email to missdomoª with the text:


with LIST being any of the following

  • api
  • documentation
  • drivers
  • kernel
  • networking
  • ports
  • realtime
  • testing

Look at for the first comments by Phil Wilhire. Additionally, all papers in pdf-format, some slides of presentations and some code examples are downloadable at the Workshop presentations page.

Workshop responsible:

Peter Wurmsdobler

Workshop organisation members:

Workshop sponsors:

Insitute for Machine an Process Automation, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, 1040 Vienna, AUSTRIA,

Computational Material Science Group, Institut fur Materialphysik Sensengasse 8, A-1090 Vienna, AUSTRIA,

Centre de Transfert des Microtechiques, 39 avenue de l'observatoire, 25000 Besancon, FRANCE,

Dr. Soehn, Bundesministerium fuer Wissenschaft und Forschung, Abteilung 1/D/5, Minoritten pl. 5, A-1014 Wien, ASUTRIA,

Fr. Mag. Matzinger, Bundesministerium Wirtschaftliche Angelegenheiten, Section IV - Gruppe B - Abteilung 17, Innovation und Technologiepolitik, Stubenring 1 A-1010-Wien, AUSTRIA,

DEAS EDV-Lösungen GmbH, Mariahilfer Straße 74b, A-1070 Wien, AUSTRIA, deasª

Melzer Kopie GesmbH, Kirchengasse 48, 1070 Wien, AUSTRIA, c.hoeglª

National Instruments Corporation, 11500 N Mopac Expwy Austin, TX 78759-3504, USA

SuSE GesmbH., Gebhartstrasse 2, 90762 Fuerth, Germany

Zentropix Computing LLC (COMMERCIAL) 441B Carlisle Drive, Herndon, VA 20170, USA

BMC Messsysteme GmbH, Peter-Henlein-Straße 4, D-82140 Olching, GERMANY,

KRONES AG, Böhmerwaldstraße 5, D-93068 Neutraubling, GERMANY,


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