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Win Embedded Automotive 7 Source Code RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a customer who is interested in setting up an IVI software stack for general use going forward in their line.  Currently they work with a closed system in terms of software, and they're interested in having access to as much source code as possible.

    How much of the Windows Embeddded Automotive 7 platform source code is provided?  What areas are delivered as binary-only?

    Thanks. 

    Sal

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 8:19 PM

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  • If it helps to get some kind of answer, I'm good with the source code versus binary layout of any of the Embedded sets.  Unfortunately I'm way out of date, I haven't touched Windows CE since 2.10.
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 4:42 AM
  • Automotive is all under strict NDA, so we simply can not answer your question. You will have to speak with MS directly (through a distributor).

    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
    Check out my blog: http://guruce.com/blog

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    http://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 5:16 AM
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  • Since when do you get 100% source code? That's not true, not for automotive and not for Windows CE/Embedded Compact.

    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
    Check out my blog: http://guruce.com/blog

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    http://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 6:40 AM
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  • Thanks for the info !

    can you tell us what modules of wince/EC7 does not provide the source code ? (except codecs and  third party bins )

    --- Misbah


    Senior Design Engineer T.E.S Electroni Solutions (Bangalore-India) www.tes-dst.com email-misbah.khan@tes-dst.com

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:02 AM
  • You can find the information about the different access level to source code here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sharedsource/windows-embedded-ce-licensing-program.aspx.

    There's a diagram (http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/4/b/94b996b8-01d9-4340-9fa8-55bde0b70a47/Windows%20Embedded%20CE%206.0%20Shared%20Source%20Diagrams.vsd) depicting which parts of the OS source code you have access to according to the kind of agreement with MSFT


    Luca Calligaris lucaDOTcalligarisATeurotechDOTcom www.eurotech.com Check my blog: http://lcalligaris.wordpress.com

    • Proposed as answer by Misbah Khan Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:47 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sal Quintanilla Thursday, March 22, 2012 8:46 PM
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:45 AM
  • They're comparing a Windows solution, a Linux / Genivi solution, and an Android solution.  Two out of three of those are the cases where you have the potential of getting 100% source code.   But in any case, 100% isn't what I asked about, they'd like "access to as much source code as possible" for optimization and functionality modifications.
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:01 PM
  • Thanks Luis.  I'm also interested in more information like Misbah asked, but the links were very helpful.
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:07 PM
  • Open source is preferable in this case out of which for Linux you will get most of the code access as it comes out of GPL license.

    Android is also applicable as it comes with open source "Apache license" but you may not get the code of certain applications such as in "App Stote" (Android application repository)

    --- Misbah 


    Senior Design Engineer T.E.S Electroni Solutions (Bangalore-India) www.tes-dst.com email-misbah.khan@tes-dst.com

    Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:25 PM
  • With respect to source code access, I agree, the other two are preferable. 
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:48 PM