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FIX ME - Retrieve from archives somehow. This needs to be the RTEMSGoogleSummerofCode page as it was on 1 March 2013.

This is a cut and paste from on 15 July 2012 which should be close enough.

<center>[Google Summer of Code 2012 Official Web Site|]</center>

RTEMS was proud to be a participating organization in the Google Summer of Code in 2012. This page is a historical record.

General Information

General Program Information and Guidance

RTEMS Specific Information

  • GSoC Getting Started helps students get up to speed with RTEMS development for GSoC and outlines how to accomplish the "Hello world" requirement for applying as a student.
  • Virtual Machines Development? are pre-configured RTEMS development environments inside of virtual machines playable with VirtualBox?. For students who do not have a dedicated development installation virtual machines are a great way to work with RTEMS with a minimum of pain and setup.
  • RTEMS University includes presentations on GSoC and RTEMS as well as a presentation on GSoC from the RTEMS Project perspective.
  • RTEMS User Documentation

Project Ideas

Open Projects contains the open projects list for RTEMS. It is by no means an all inclusive list and we are open to suggestions. Submissions of ports to new architectures, new BSPs, new device drivers, and test improvements are always welcomed.= RTEMS Mentors =

See our RTEMS Mentors page for a list of potential project mentors.

Student Information

SoC Project Management

Please visit Open Projects to see if you can find a project that interests you. If you have any questions about the projects, feel free to ask on the email list or IRC. The project descriptions were usually written by someone with a high level of insight into the problem who would be happy to explain things in more detail to you.

We have provided a Google Docs template for the Student Proposal. Feel free to copy it and invite potential mentors to review. Please be aware that this is NOT the official form to submit your proposal on. Your official application must be submitted through the GSOC Melange system. Periodically cut and paste your proposal into the student application form and save it in Melange. This avoids the last minute rush to do it. Typically the website is overloaded in the last few hours before the student proposal deadline.

We want you to be able to hit the ground running and are asking you to show that you can actually build RTEMS, modify it a little, and run samples. Please visit the GSoC Getting Started page for details. Students working on code should require no special hardware. The development can all be done and tested using a GNU/Linux host (preferably RPM based). Between the simulators in gdb, skyeye, and qemu, there is plenty of simulated target hardware.

RTEMS is an operating system targeting embedded systems. All development is cross-platform, meaning that you develop on a host system and run programs on a target system. Some of the projects are focused on improving the user development experience. Eclipse has proven popular for cross embedded development and one of the suggested projects is to bring those capabilities to RTEMS.

RTEMS is designed to operate under tight resource restrictions. Some of the projects focus on breaking existing linkages between subsystems so those limits can be lowered further. Another area of effort is helping RTEMS fit into smaller systems.

Even though it is targeted to embedded systems, developers still expect as many features as possible. RTEMS provides a robust set of POSIX primitives and what is now known as the Classic API which provides hard real-time functionality. Some of the projects are focused on implementing a few missing pieces of POSIX functionality.


  • Drupal has some information on the writing applications that looks promising

The following link contains some information about how to write a proposal: How Not To Apply For Summer Of Code

Students Proposals

The final version of your proposal must be submitted via Melange at Google. Until then, please use Google Docs and put the link in this table. That way any mentor or RTEMS community member can request access and comment on your proposal. Students, please don't peek at each other. :) GSOC STUDENTS! PLEASE FILL IN THE APPLICATION AT! YOU CAN EDIT IT UNTIL THE DEADLINE BUT YOU WILL NOT GET A SLOT IF YOU DO NOT APPLY THROUGH GOOGLE!!!

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|Student |NAME
Completed Hello IRC Handle Proposal Title Google Docs URL
Yes or No on #rtems Title Link to Google Docs for proposal |

|} RTEMS Student Yes myircnick Sample Project Proposal Wiktor Langowski Yes Wik ARINC 653 API Proposal Deng Hengyi Yes WeiY Atomic Operations Proposal Hesham Moustafa Yes Hesham RTEMS MMU/MPU support for ARM architecture Proposal Kevin Polulak Yes soh_cah_toa Update the RTEMS TCP/IP Stack Proposal Zhongwei Yao Yes zw_yao Use hash or map in POSIX keys Proposal Xi Yang Yes yangxi RTEMS on Asymmetric Multicore Platform (Panda Board) Proposal Hongyu Tian Yes stove90tihuy Deferred Memory Management for Multi-core Proposal Xiang Cui Yes medivhc Bdbuf Improvements Proposal Jiang Hong Bo Yes jianghongbob Port RTEMS to STM32 Proposal Claas Ziemke Yes claas Code a BSP for BeagleBoard? and/or BeagleBone? Proposal Xiaochen Pan Yes Deb RTEMS Testing Proposal Alex-Sever Horin Yes alseh Porting NXLib & updating libraries ... Proposal

The Student column is for your name.

The Completed Hello column lets us all know whether or not you've completed the required Hello World project (see GSoC Getting Started). Based upon our experience, students who have successfully compiled and run an RTEMS application have a MUCH MUCH higher chance of success on the proposed project. The IRC Handle column is your handle on IRC. RTEMS folks hang out in the #rtems channel on

The Proposal Title should be self-explanatory. If approved, we will ask you to create a Google Code project to host your work and link to it here. You will need to give at least your mentor and Joel Sherrill read/write access.

The Google Docs URL is your proposal on Google Docs that can be reviewed and commented on by mentors.

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