Eclipse newsletter about PolarSys

The April newsletter from Eclipse was about PolarSys. Read more about the PolarSys technologies, Papyrus and ReqCycle in this newsletter.


PolarSys meeting and brainstorming session at EC France Unconference

On June 17th, the PolarSys community will meet during the Unconference before EclipseCon France.

The program of the day includes:

  • A short PolarSys meeting for members
  • A session about progress in Requirements engineering, including Software qualification
  • Tutorials from the Papyrus team
  • Session about how to use OSLC to integrate tools together

PolarSys at SMART RAIL

The ITEA project openETCS and PolarSys will do a common presentation within the INNOVATION: A WHOLE SYSTEMS APPROACH session at SMART RAIL in Amsterdam on Monday 24th of February. This presentation is entitled Case study: Learning from other industries: Innovation in the aerospace sector ; openETCS learns from the aerospace sector and joins PolarSys, an Eclipse Industrial Working Group.

Embedded Systems rock at EclipseCon 2014

Read this blog post about the CDT Summit and the PolarSys day at EclipseCon 2014.

New Blog Post

We just published a new blog post about the Amazing week PolarSys recently had in Sweden.

PolarSys talks at the next ITEA Co-Summit

PolarSys speaker's corner at the next Artemis/ITEA Co-Summit. Register before November 29th.

The topic of this session is "How to leverage Open Source ecosystems like PolarSys to disseminate Open Source results produced during Artemis/ITEA projects".

New talk: "Open Source Tools for Large-Scale Development?"

Francis Bordeleau and Dominique Toupin from Ericsson gave a talk at EclipseCon Europe last week entitled "Open Source Tools for Large-Scale Development?".

Get the PDF.

PolarSys IDE 0.7 released!

PolarSys announces the first release of the PolarSys IDE.

Download PolarSys IDE 0.7, test it, and participate to the definition of the 0.8 version to be released in Q1 2014.

More information about this release here.

New project proposal: CHESS


A new project is on its way to join PolarSys. CHESS provides component-based engineering methodology and tool support for the development of high-integrity embedded systems (e.g. satellite on board system). It implements its own UML profile based on MARTE (Modeling and Analysis of Real-Time and Embedded Systems) and extends Papyrus.

If you are interested in this proposal, or want to participate, please post a message on the Eclipse Community Forum.

PolarSys talk at SAE Aerotech

Dominique Toupin from Ericsson and Patrick Farail from Airbus will present a talk titled
"PolarSys Industry Working Group, Open Source Tools for Embedded System" at SAE Aerotech. See the presentation in PDF.
The talk is Tuesday September 24th at 2:30PM Room 512A in session "Systems Engineering (Part 1 of 5)"  - Session Code: ATC1300


Large industry players from Embedded Systems Industries like Aeronautic, Telecommunication, Space, Defense, ..., joined together to create an industry work group to drive an industrial strength open source tooling ecosystem which opens new possibilities. It allows to increase agility and ability to get required product features and improvements, facilitate customization for specific domains, reduce dependency towards lock-in solutions, empower developers, reduce overall cost, speeds up product development and innovations, produce qualification kits and long term availability i.e. more than 10 years.
In Q4 2012, the PolarSys community ( welcomes its first members, for example Airbus, Ericsson, Thales, etc. PolarSys leverages existing open source projects for example Eclipse modeling, domain specific languages, C/C++ tools, LGPL tools and raises the need for new developments. The initial focus is system engineering and software development. This presentation will describe why this industry working group was created, the end-users benefits are for companies who need to create embedded systems, the tool improvements projects and the PolarSys tool components.
Attendees will also learn why it is important to re-use components and to harness the power of open source in order to stay competitive. Companies can now work with open source foundations to organize collaboration and innovation for the creation of technology, specifications and best practices for a specific industry. An open source foundation can provide the legal agreements to share intellectual property rights, the ability to pool resources to create new technology and standards, the IT infrastructure to facilitate collaboration between a distributed team, a governance model and process to ensure a level playing field and a technology platform.
This presentation will mainly focus on tool aspects but will also briefly address runtime issues. One event well described in the media has been the first privately-operated spacecraft who has docked with the international space station; this was done with open source even in the docking system! This presentation is a must for everyone who do not want to be left behind by the open source revolution.