[Spread-users] Spread and VxWorks

John Lane Schultz jschultz at spreadconcepts.com
Mon Sep 18 15:12:53 EDT 2006

I don't know of any particular port to VxWorks, but Spread is pretty easy to 
port manually if you need to do so.  If your platform supports the usual 
configure/make process of unix, then I wouldn't be surprised if Spread worked 
out of the box.

My knowledge on VxWorks is limited, but usually you compile for it by doing 
cross compilation, correct?  In that case, I would recommend running the 
configure script on the target platform if possible as our configuration script 
doesn't support cross compilation very well.

If that is not possible, then you will need to hand craft your arch.h file 
appropriately for your target platform.  Look at how we hand coded it for the 
Win32 platform as an example.  You might also want to look at the config.h and 
defines.h header files for hints.

Good luck!

Glenn wrote:
> I tried searching archives but didn't have much luck, so my appologies 
> if this has been answered in the past.  I'm happy to RTFM, as long as 
> someone could point me at the FM. :-)
> We are looking at using Spread for group communication on a device that 
> has Linux and VxWorks on different chips, connected via Ethernet.  I'm 
> trying to track down if anyone has ported Spread for VxWorks; the list 
> of officially supported OSs basically break down to Unix/Linux and 
> Windox.  Has anyone tried to port Spread to either VxWorks or a similar 
> RTOS, and if so, how did it go?
> Thanks,

John Schultz
Spread Concepts LLC
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