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<strong><center> Google Summer of Code 2013 Office Web Site </center></strong>

RTEMS is a participating organization of the Google Summer of Code in 2013! Please use this page as a jumping off point and ask questions. The most important thing is becoming a part of the community and participating.

Potential Students: Read through all the material on this page, and be sure to add yourself to the table in the Student Information section. Remember to fill out an official GSOC application in addition to the informal application we request. We also require you build RTEMS, create an application, run it and post the result to the RTEMS mailing list. The Configure and Build RTEMS page has the details on how you do this. Information on what to post are found on the Prove You Can Work On RTEMS page. For new comers to RTEMS we recommend you use a proven Virtual Machine image.

Potential Mentors: Share your knowledge and pledge to help a student. Visit the [1] URL for GSoC 2012 to register as a mentor and then add yourself to the list of RTEMS Mentors.

Information for prior years:

General Information

General Program Information and Guidance

RTEMS Specific Information

  • Fedora 14 RTEMS 4.10 and 4.11 Virtual Machines? are pre-configured RTEMS development environment on Fedora 14. They are virtual machines playable with VirtualBox. For students who do not have a dedicated Fedora 14 installation, this is a great way to work with RTEMS with a minimum of pain and setup.

Be sure to add yourself to the table below.

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.

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.


Students Proposals

The final version of your proposal must be submitted via Melange at Google. But 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. :)


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|Student |NAME |Jin Yang |Prateek Tiwari |Hesham ALmatary |Deng Hengyi
Completed Hello IRC Handle Proposal Title Google Docs URL
Yes or No on #rtems Title Link to Google Docs for proposal |
Yes SYCrane CAN driver and API for CAN stack Proposal
Yes prateekt Supercore Scheduler Link to Google Docs for proposal |
Yes Hesham Enhance low-level API of libmm (Memory Protection & Caches) Link to Google Docs for proposal | Proposal
Yes weiY Atomic Operations and SMP lock debug tool for RTEMS Link to Google Docs for proposal |


|Dhananjay Balan |Peng Fan |Shubham Somani
Yes dhananjay Better RTEMS Support in GDB Link to Google Docs for proposal |
Yes freenix Link to Google Docs for proposal |
Yes S_Somani Application Configuration GUI for RTEMS. Link to Google Docs for proposal |


|Philipp Eppelt
Yes phipse Paravirtualization of RTEMS


|Vipul Nayyar |Jaskaran Singh |Vivek Krishnamurthy
Yes vipulnayyar Unified API
Yes |
Yes Vivekkmurthy


The Student column is for your name.

The Completed Hello column lets us all know whether or not you completed the require Hello World project. 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 #rtems on

The Proposal Title should be self-explanatory. If approved, we will ask you to create a 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 in Google Docs that can be reviewed and commented on by mentors.

RTEMS Mentors

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

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