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LinuxDevices.com: Introduction to the New Embedded Linux Platform Spec

Jan 08, 2003, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Dankwardt)

"The Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) has just released the ELC Platform Specification (ELCPS). As an active member of the Embedded Linux Consortium's Platform Specification Working Group, I invite all interested to carefully study the specification.

"This article serves as a brief explanation of the process that led to the development of the specification and a cursory description of its contents. Information about how to obtain the specification can be obtained at the ELC's website...

"The ELCPS was designed to be an API specification, thus supporting source level portability of applications to different implementations. This design ensures a specification that provides developers of applications and middleware assurance that their products can be recompiled for a large variety of potential embedded Linux targets. This means that, say, a developer of a messaging package, that requires only functionality contained within the Specification, should be able to recompile their package for any compliant implementation (one that relies only upon APIs given in the Specification). Further, the API level specification ensures usefulness of the Specification for all potential architectures..."

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