Wind River Workbench Delivers Industry’s Most Advanced Device Software Optimization Development Suite
ALAMEDA, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla. — May 23, 2005 — Wind River Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIND), the global leader in Device Software Optimization (DSO), today announced that it is radically redefining the development tool space with four configurations of Wind River Workbench to meet the needs of different developers. Wind River Workbench 2.3 is the industry’s first and only Eclipse-based open device software development solution that offers deep capability for developers across the entire development process in a single integrated suite. Wind River Workbench supports development on the VxWorks and Linux operating systems, as well as the ThreadX operating system from Express Logic, which was announced today. Please visit the related press release here: http://www.windriver.com/news/press/pr.html?ID=2182
“Stand alone development solutions have become things of the past,” said John Fanelli, vice president, product planning and management, Wind River. “Development today is more intermeshed and complex than it has ever been. The only way for device developers to dramatically cut the time and cost associated with developing technologically advanced offerings is to use a development environment that works just as easily on one platform, in any role, as it does on any another. Wind River Workbench makes that optimized development dream possible.”
With the release of Workbench 2.3, the Workbench product line offers four configurations that allow organizations developing device software to outfit their developers with a specific package tuned to address their particular requirements. The four configurations include:
Wind River Workbench
Wind River Workbench, Application Edition
Wind River Workbench, Desktop Edition
Wind River Workbench, On-Chip Debugging Edition
Eclipse Device Software Development Platform Update
“Wind River has been a valued contributor to the Eclipse Foundation, and we are very positive about the direction in which the Device Software Development Platform project is moving,” said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, Inc. “The device realm is truly an important area of software development and product differentiation, and we are confident that this new project is going to add tremendous value to the Eclipse community.”
Strong Partner Support for Wind River Workbench 2.3
“The partnership between Wind River and Coverity will give developers the unique ability to develop high quality code while improving time to market on an unprecedented scale. Wind River Workbench provides Coverity customers with a standard Eclipse-based development environment. Developers, using the combination of Coverity Prevent and Wind River Workbench, can easily locate and remedy software defects much faster than with conventional tools,” said David Park, vice president of business development, Coverity. “The static analysis and source browsing capabilities of Coverity Prevent allow developers to quickly and automatically pinpoint catastrophic defects in the source code. Combined with Wind River Workbench, this capability is made available to developers to address defects when they are introduced. Together, Wind River Workbench and Coverity Prevent complement Wind River's Device Software Optimization strategy, enabling developers to improve software quality much more effectively across the development process.”
“Software testing tool vendor IPL is working closely with Wind River to provide its Wind River Workbench and platform customers an automated unit and integration test solution,” said Shaun Davey, product manager, IPL. “IPL is excited to collaborate with Wind River in the software development and testing arena, to provide customers with leading-edge testing solutions. A tight integration of Cantata++ with the Wind River Workbench IDE and development tools will enable a dramatic increase in overall software quality, and reduce the risk and cost associated with development and maintenance of device software.”
“As part of its continuing relationship with Wind River and the Wind River VxWorks operating system, AdaCore is committed to providing world class Ada capabilities for the Wind River Workbench environment," said Robert Dewar, president and chief executive officer of AdaCore, Inc.
To learn more about Wind River Workbench, please visit: http://www.windriver.com/products/development_tools/ide/wind_river_workbench
About Wind River
Founded in 1981, Wind River is headquartered in Alameda, California, with operations worldwide. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com or call Wind River at 1-800-872-4977.
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