here is an E-Mail interview which I gave in German. I'm
translating it into English since I thought you might find this
useful when talking about DSDP in Galileo.
Also, please let me know in case I got anything wrong !
would you describe the Eclipse DSDP Project in a few words?
Device Software Development Platform (DSDP)  is a
collection of Eclipse Projects for developing embedded and mobile systems.
Contrary to the new Eclipse Runtime (RT) project, which creates runtime
libraries for target environments that include embedded systems, the focus of
DSDP is on tools for software development.
What is a typical use-case of the project?
I guess the
most well-known part of DSDP is the Remote System Explorer
(RSE) , which - among other things - allows transparent editing of
files on remote systems via network. RSE provides the foundation for
controlling embedded targets from the development machine, but people also
like using it in other areas such as administering web servers for
What's new in Galileo?
I'd like to specifically
emphasize Pulsar . Driven by the Eclipse Pulsar Industry
Working Group, the Pulsar Package allows developing mobile applications which
are not bound on a specific mobile Platform such as Google Android. As a part
of Pulsar, Mobile Tools for Java (MTJ)  is shipping its
1.0 release with Galileo.
Most of the DSDP Device Debugging Project has
been integrated into the CDT, and provides now a very powerful debugger based
on latest gdb technology.
There are two more new projects in DSDP which
are not specifically part of the Galileo simultaneous release, but are
definitely noteworthy: Real-Time Software Components (RTSC)
 provides a flexible component model for C applications to run on extremely
resource constrained systems; and Blinki Mobile Web Toolkit
 provides tools for development and testing of web contents for
is DSDP going to move forward? What role is e4 going to play?
Pulsar, a very strong industry working group has formed, so I expect a
continued strong focus of DSDP on mobile application development. At the same
time, the Target Communication Framework (TCF) , RTSC and
d-pack  are very promising new technologies in the
non-Java space. CDT  has adopted some DSDP technologies
this year, and I expect it to continue growing. The new possibilities to come
with the e4 Platform are unlikely to be adopted by DSDP immediately, since the
existing Eclipse technology is good enough for software development tools -
except for the resource system, which is being driven by DSDP committers in
e4. In the longer term, the e4 Platform will give us exciting new
possibilities to create great frameworks, applications and
Martin Oberhuber, Senior Member of Technical
Staff, Wind River
Target Management Project
Lead, DSDP PMC Member