Keywords ANDF technology, Standardisation, Conformance testing
Start Date: Dec 93 / Duration: 36 months
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The overall objective of this project is to bring the ANDF technology to the marketplace and assure its broad adoption amongst the major systems vendors and ISV's. Therefore, a number of different actions will be undertaken to maximise the likelihood of success by exploiting the different characteristics of the involved partners.
The envisaged actions include:
Investigate market requirements both at a strategic and an implementation level. Understand to the greatest extent possible what it will take for this approach to achieve widespread adoption. Identify and prioritise the APIs which need to be supported.
Develop the API headers and other supporting information needed by application developers. Demonstrate the viability of ANDF as a commercial porting tool and distribution method by porting major UNIX products from European software companies using ANDF technology. Investigate and exploit development by X/Open to take advantage of testing and validation activities currently ongoing with support of MITI (Japan).
This should follow the classical steps for fast-track (pre-)standardisation of APIs that have been proven within X/Open:
Within the scope of this project it is only possible to begin the job of creating awareness; the following are designed to establish market momentum:
Further information about ANDF/DEPLOY is available from the ANDF/DEPLOY home page.
Mr Gianluigi Castelli
Via Adelaide Bono Cairoli, 34
tel: + 39 / 2-261-621
fax: + 39 / 2-261-10755
ETNOTEAM S.p.A. - I - C
DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY - UK - P
OSF-RI - F - P
ET INTERNATIONAL - B - P
UNIX SYSTEM LABORATORIES - UK - A
X/OPEN - UK - A
SOFTWARE AG - D - P
ANDF/DEPLOY - 8912, December 1993
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html version of synopsis by Nick Cook