MontaVista and Trolltech Join Forces to Create Comprehensive Embedded Linux Platform

MontaVista Software and Trolltech have joined forces to create a comprehensive and integrated embedded Linux platform. The new agreement combines Trolltech's Qt/Embedded development framework with MontaVista's Hard Hat Linux distribution in a platform that includes an operating system, development framework, and embedded windowing system for embedded systems developers.

This alliance offers a complete embedded software solution that significantly decreases time to market and lowers total development costs. Availability Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Professional Edition is available direct from MontaVista and MontaVista distribution channels worldwide as a product subscription, providing the MontaVista Hard Hat Linux kernel, utilities, development tools and one year of technical support. It is open source, royalty-free, and built from 100 percent pure Linux sources. Also available with Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Professional Edition are expanded add-on capabilities, including packages for embedded Java, High-Availability, legacy RTOS porting and emulation, and embedded GUI development. MontaVista will also make the Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Journeyman Edition freely available for technical evaluation and other uses. Hard Hat Linux 2.0 Professional Edition will be available the last week of April 2001, and will be joined by additional functionality and add-on technologies within 30 days via on-line distribution and on CD-ROM. Trolltech's Qt/Embedded will be available on the Hard Hat Linux platform in May 2001.