Thanks Martin. Nicely done. Who was the interview with?
[mailto:dsdp-pmc-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Oberhuber, Martin
Sent: Thursday, June 18, 2009 9:44 PM
To: DSDP PMC list
Subject: [dsdp-pmc] Interview about DSDP in Galileo
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
- How would you describe the Eclipse DSDP
Project in a few words?
The 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
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 instance.
- 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
Tools for Java (MTJ)  is shipping its 1.0 release with
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 mobile
- How is DSDP going to move forward? What
role is e4 going to play?
With 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 tools.
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Wind
Target Management Project Lead, DSDP PMC Member