Provisioning and managing embedded systems
Jeff McAffer, Equinox Project Co-Lead & EclipseSource
Abstract: Embedded systems are becoming increasingly powerful and looking more and more like miniature distributed systems. As their connectivity, storage and compute capabilities increase so does the complexity of the software they run. This complexity is both an opportunity and a challenge. The opportunity is to create targeted system solutions with the flexibility to adapt to usage models (e.g., connected, disconnected, full and lite product versions, ...). The challenge is to create, deliver and manage software systems that afford this level of variability.
This talk focuses on p2, the Equinox provisioning platform, and its use in industrial settings for provisioning and managing remote and embedded systems. We cover the architecture and extensibility of p2 as well as its use in both Java and non-Java systems.
Creating Platforms Using Eclipse Equinox
Abstract: Equinox provides a powerful modularity runtime for the Java platform which promotes strong modularity, versioning and dynamic management of applications. This is the basis for Eclipse RCP, Eclipse running on servers as well as the traditional Eclipse development environments. In this talk we introduce the technology and describe and demonstrate how building application platforms based on Equinox accelerates the introduction of new function and increases IT agility.