Getting started with RTAI/Fusion

Published on: 2005-9-22

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Getting started with RTAI/Fusion


The RTAI Project has succeeded in developing a true hard real-time environment for Linux. An old href="">LG article I had written explains some of the concepts involved. The project has grown at a rapid pace; an interesting development has been the growth of Fusion, the `next-generation' RTAI. Fusion provides tighter integration with the non real-time Linux environment; it also exposes a handful of primitives using which we can implement the API of any Real Time Operating System. Once such a `skin' for say a propreitary RTOS (like VxWorks) becomes available, it is quite easy to `port' applications over to Linux (the VxWorks skin is already available - though I am not sure how well it has been tested). I have been playing around with Fusion for the past few days, partly with the objective of getting a few students interested in it. The core developer of the project, Philippe Gerum is a dynamic fellow and had responded to one or two bug reports I had sent to the mailing list promptly - I send in the bug report and I get back a patch in half an hour - that's what you would call `rapid development'! Here is a small document I have written to help you get started with Fusion: Getting Started with Fusion


Tue Jan 8 16:44:42 2008

hi, i think the 'getting started with rtai ' link is dead.plz change the same. cheers steven


Thu Apr 24 09:12:40 2008

sir, The link "Getting Started with Fusion" is dead.... please activate... may be are you becoming lazy.... Shyjumon

Pramode C.E

Thu Apr 24 09:25:06 2008

The link became broken during a change in hosting service - I am unable to locate the original document :-(