RTAI RealTime Linux Programming Interface Now Available from Scripting Environment

The RTAI RealTime Linux programming interface is now available from a scripting environment, greatly simplifying the process of learning the principles of programming under RTAI. The Perl bindings extend the LXRT technique in the Real Time Application Interface (RTAI) to a scripting environment, making it easier for people to start using RealTime Linux. RTAI facilitates hard real-time programming on a Linux system by using its API within a user-written kernel module. The LXRT technique takes a new approach whereby a buddy (proxy) hard real-time process carries out the scheduling duties of the user space process, providing a low latency, high resolution real-time solution. RTAI and LXRT are released under the GNU LGPL and can be obtained from Zentropix's website.