LinuxDevices has once again published the proceedings of the annual Real-Time Linux Workshop. This one, the seventh, was held in France earlier this month, at the University for Science and Technology of Lille (USTL). The papers span a range of topics, from fundamental real-time technologies to applications, hardware, and tools.
With priority inheritance, Linux is likely to be the o/s of choice for real-time Java. The nice thing about Java is that developers will not have to deal with low level Linux libraries. For an update about the current state of the art with regard to Real-Time Java, I would recommend reading the latest AIAA Space 2005 Paper – Validating Java(tm) for Safety Critical Applications (http://javolution.org/doc/Man33955.pdf).