Chapter 2. Downloading

If you have not requested the optional CD with your purchase of the eCosPro Developer's Kit, you will need to go to the eCosPro Developer's Kit Portal at to download the kit and licensee file. You will need the userid (your email address) and password you were provided to login to the portal. You must use the same userid and password for logging into the Issue Management System of eCosPro at

Figure 2-1. eCosPro Developer's Kit Portal

The portal (see Figure 2-1) will typically list two tables:


This table will list all the downloads available to you, as well as provide a download button to initiate the corresponding download. The columns list the description, filename, size and MD5 checksum of each download. Downloads are only available against active support contracts and are typically available as archives. For Windows hosted kits, the archive is in ZIP format. For Linux hosted kits, the archive is either in a tarball (.tar) or a compressed (bzip2) tarball format (.tar.bz2).

Updates to specific eCosPro components are listed by their installer from the front page (e.g. eCosPro Eclipse 1.3 on Windows in Figure 2-1). The last item on the list of downloadable files is the licensee file needed for the installation of your products. This file is required by the eCosPro installer to enable installation on your host machines(s).

Support Contracts

This table lists all the support contracts, active and expired, you have purchased. The columns list the Targets, Hosts, Releases, Support Period, Support Allocation and Support Usage of each support contract. Active support contracts are listed in green, while expired contracts are listed in red.

Figure 2-2. eCosPro Developer's Kit Portal

Downloads of Installation packs of versions 3.1 and above of the eCosPro Developer's Kit may be broken down further by following the filename link with each component also available for indivual download, as illustrated in Figure 2-2. Each 3.1 installation pack typically comprises five components:

  • setup.exe or

  • eCosPro Release

  • eCosPro Host Tools

  • eCosPro GNU Toolchain

  • eCosPro Eclipse

For upgrades and multiple target support, you only need to download the individual components not already downloaded or installed. Each component is provided as an install executable or as an EPK (eCosPro Package). A primary installer typically starts with ecospro followed by the version number and the abbreviated name(s) of the target platform(s).

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