4The Sun Java Real-Time System

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.”

—John F. Kennedy

ARMED with a solid understanding of real-time concepts, and the issues that Java has in this context, you’re ready to examine the Sun Java Real-Time System. This chapter begins with a discussion on operating system requirements for Java RTS, which currently includes Sun Solaris 10, and some real-time Linux distributions. We’ll also describe the act of downloading and installing Java RTS. You’ll learn why Solaris 10 and only certain Linux distributions are a requirement for Java RTS through a discussion of some of its built-in support for real-time threads and applications. We’ll explore some of the internals of supported platforms as they apply to ...

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