[U-Boot-Users] Congratulations, Wolfgang made it to space

Lei Sun leisun124 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 03:04:05 CET 2006

Wow !!
This is a exciting story for me, as I have been working on embedded
Linux for 6 years, (mostly ARM linux, just moved to PPC Linux 6 month
ago). To be honest, i am kind a feeling bored on embedded Linux. I
thouht it probably going nowhere.  I've never thought Linux could make
to the space, since I was an Aerospace enineer before and i know
VxWorks is the dominant RTOS in that area.
  Congrat. on Wolf Gang and those who put linux into space !

Merry christmas and happy new year.


On 12/20/06, Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de> wrote:
> In message <45898061.2070205 at smiths-aerospace.com> you wrote:
> > http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8137978310.html
> >
> > /Linux blasts off in U.S. tactical satellite/
> >
> > "The PowerPC CPUs are running a modified version of the DENX ELDK 3.1
> > Linux 2.4.25. The bootloader is U-Boot 1.1.2."
> >
> > Very cool stuff.
> Yes, that's really cool indeed.
> But I have to correct you're subject line: its not me who made  this,
> it's  we  all  here  contributing  to  this  and  other Free Software
> projects. Without such a great community neither U-Boot nor Linux nor
> the ELDK would exist. I'm just a small piece in this puzzle,  and  as
> some  of you know all too well I'm too often more a bottleneck than a
> help.
> So all I can say is: Thanks to all of you folks who contribute to all
> these projects and make such things possible with Free Software.
> Best regards,
> Wolfgang Denk
> --
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