AdaCore brings GNAT Pro Ada to Wind River Linux
AdaCore has announced that it is making its commercial GNAT Pro Ada development environment available for the embedded Wind River Linux platform. The development kit can be used to write application modules in Ada and combine them freely with C and C++ modules. Due to tight integration between GNAT Pro and Wind River Linux, Ada applications can then be analysed and manipulated through Wind River's tools and working environment. GNAT Pro on Wind River Linux supports all versions of Ada – from Ada 83 up to the most recent Ada 2012.
Wind River Linux is well established in the embedded operating system market and works on ARM, MIPS, SPARC, PowerPC and other platforms. It is used by BMW and other car companies as part of the GENIVI Alliance for in-car systems, currently mostly on the entertainment side. Ada is often used in safety-critical applications where reliability and the long-lived nature of software components is important. As such, embedded development for Wind River's platform is a good fit for GNAT Pro Ada, says AdaCore.
GNAT Pro for Wind River Linux supports version 4.3 of the operating system on the PowerPC and PowerPC e500v2 target architectures. An open source version of GNAT for non-critical deployments is available with GNAT GPL, also from AdaCore.