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RTSJ Hello World

Working with the TimeSys reference implementation of the RTSJ installed on a Linux system in /usr/local/timesys and with the Sun JDK tools, we show here a step-by-step procedure for creating and running a hello world program for real time.

Hello world doesn't have significant timeliness constraints, so Example 8–1 will just run the standard hello world in a real-time thread.

Example 8–1 RT hello world program

import javax.realtime.*;

public class Hello1 {
   public static void main(String [] args){
     RealtimeThread rt= new RealtimeThread(){
        public void run() {
          System.out.println("Hello RT world");
        System.out.println("Printing hello is not feasible");

The program shown in Example 8–1 is a complete program. Since it prints "Hello RT world" from a real-time thread, that part of its execution can take advantage of priority inheritance and strictly defined, fixed-priority, preemptive scheduling. Those scheduling properties do not make much difference to the output of one short string, but they are there.

To test the program:

  1. If you are developing from the command line, you might use a command like this to compile Hello1:

    javac -classpath /usr/local/timesys/rtsj-ri/lib/foundation.jar Hello1.java 
  2. If the real-time JVM is on your execution path and the classpath is set to your real-time Java class libraries, a simple command line will run the program:

    tjvm Hello1 

    More likely, you'll need a command line like this:

    tjvm -Djava.class.path=/home/dibble/javaprogs/hello1 
    -Xbootclasspath=/usr/local/timesys/rtsj-ri/lib/foundation.jar Hello1 
  3. The output will be:

    Hello RT world!
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