ROS port to RTEMS ?

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Thu Feb 10 20:52:18 UTC 2011

On 02/10/2011 02:03 PM, Yann Sionneau wrote:
> Hi guys,
> What would you think about a port of ROS to the RTOS RTEMS ?
This looks like a useful collection of software.  The first
questions I have to ask are:

+ Is RTEMS a feasible target?
    - Are there assumptions in the ROS SW that would
      prevent it from running on RTEMS?
+ Does anyone at care?
+ Would anyone at want to co-mentor?

If they are interested and this is feasible, then it
is worth writing up as a project.
> As you may know, the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is in its
> starting-blocks [1], the RTEMS project [2] has just launched a call for
> Open Projects [3] in order to add some more items to the list of doable
> projects for the GSoC.
> I thought it would be a good idea to port ROS to RTEMS since you seem to
> all run ROS under Linux, or Linux-rt or even Windows.
> I don't know if ROS is planning in applying to be an organization part
> of the GSoC 2011, but RTEMS definitely is.
> So maybe it can be a RTEMS project, or a ROS project :)
> I just wanted to know your opinion on this question !
> [1] -
> [2] -
> [3] -
> Regards,

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