Timesys Debuts LinuxLink 3.0 for Building Open Source, Linux Products

Timesys Corporation, a premier provider of embedded Linux software solutions, launched LinuxLink 3.0, a unique software development service that reduces time, resources and the risk of building an open source, Linux-based product. Finding free embedded Linux code is easy. It’s readily available from more than 40,000 sources on the Web and is developed and maintained by thousands of independent developers around the world. However, with all the benefits of this rapidly evolving code base come common challenges: producing consistent and repeatable builds from hundreds of independent sources, knowing which patches/packages/libraries to adopt, identifying and resolving hidden dependencies and revision conflicts, and integrating development tools that work.

LinuxLink 3.0 was developed to help development teams navigate through these challenges — without getting locked into a commercially licensed Linux distribution. Upon activation, LinuxLink 3.0 subscribers enjoy access to the following core elements:

  • Embedded Linux sources — regularly gathered and updated from thousands of community sources and properly patched/configured for a wide variety of processors and associated development kits
  • The award-winning Factory build engine — ensuring repeatable builds from source with a scriptable GNU-based environment
  • A Toolbox of properly configured development tools that work day one — including GDB and OProfile
  • Access to years of embedded Linux experience via documentation, learning center resources, community forums and support

“Embedded Linux adoption is stronger than ever, largely due to its ability to offer maximum design flexibility without the hefty fees of traditional commercial operating systems,” said Atul Bansal, President and CEO of Timesys. “LinuxLink 3.0 helps companies immediately experience these benefits by providing the build engine, tools and support required to consistently build a custom Linux platform from source — while reducing expenses in a very tough economic environment.”

For a limited time, embedded Linux developers can register for a free LinuxLink 3.0 Test Drive at linuxlink.timesys.com/register/factory/. Upon activation, developers can build a custom, bootable embedded Linux image for select development kits while experiencing the award-winning LinuxLink Factory.

For more information about LinuxLink 3.0, please email sales@timesys.com or give us a call at 1-866-392-4897.

About Timesys
Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a Web-based software subscription for embedded Linux developers. By means of the award-winning Factory, LinuxLink enables development teams to consistently build and maintain a custom, open source embedded Linux platform through a powerful suite of regularly updated Linux sources, scriptable GNU-based build environment, properly configured development tools, and documentation/support. LinuxLink reduces the time, resources and risk associated with building a product based on open source Linux.