This Guide explains the fundamentals of real-time and embedded programming and operating systems (focusing mostly on their differences with general purpose operating systems such as Linux). Everything is illustrated with free software examples, mainly RTAI.
Table of contents (three pages of PDF).
PDF (derived from XML source, by db2pdf; 1.1MB).
DocBook XML (XML source file, 570KB).
rtHOWTO.tgz (XML source + figures, tarred, gzipped, 220KB).
No HTML available, because db2html doesn't work properly. I use DocBook-utils version 0.6.12 (jw version 1.1). I also don't succeed in getting the index compiled... Give me a sign, if you manage to get these things working.
The current version is 0.04, build 20021211-1496, December 2002.
About 95 percent of what I would like to see in the Version 1.0 edition of the Guide is already there. I've placed "TODO" paragraphs inside the current text, outlining what I think is still missing.
Feedback and contributions are very welcome!
© 2000-2002, Herman Bruyninckx