[GSOC2015 RTEMS] Framebuffer support and the port of graphic libraries for raspberry pi

Hi guys,

I’m really glad to join this year’s GSOC, with RTEMS, an open source real-time operating system designed for embedded systems.

Raspberry Pi is a series of popular, low-cost credit card-sized single-board computers, based on an ARM cpu, with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools. It would be great for both the project and RTOS education if RTEMS can have a full support on raspberry pi. The goal of the project is to improve the RTEMS board support packages for Raspberry Pi, which would bring us HDMI graphic output (framebuffer driver and graphic consoles) , port the graphic libraries, integrate them into RTEMS source builder and also the microwindows(Nano-X windows), an open source project aimed at bringing the features of modern graphical windowing environments to smaller devices and platforms.

As for the preparation of development environment, I’ve got a raspberry pi B and a raspberry pi B+ for on board tests, an tty serial to usb cable with FTDI chip, also a qemu raspberry pi emulator for tests.

Mentors assigned  for me would be : jmayes, Pavel Pisa, Josh, Alan Cudmore, Lou Woods. The other RTEMS developers would also guide me to conquer the difficulties.

Here’s a screen shot for the hello test on board

hello_demo_rpi_rtems

Well, that’s all for the introduction. I’ll keep you updated and enjoy the summer coding ! XD

See you soon.

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