“Extensible Types” Spec Finalized at OMG Reply

I’m very pleased to announce that the much-anticipated “Extensible and Dynamic Topic Types for DDS” (DDS-XTypes) specification has finished its finalization process at the Object Management Group (OMG) meeting that just completed in Reston, VA. As the lead author of the spec and chair of the finalization process, I for one am excited by what we’ve accomplished and where we’re going with this technology.

This spec represents RTI’s commitment to open systems: we’ve taken a lot of our longstanding work on XML support and dynamic data typing and pushed it into public documents for anyone else to implement. Portability and interoperability are good for our customers, and they’re good for RTI.

DDS-XTypes represents a broad set of new capabilities, and we’re hard at work implementing it. We’ve got portions already available in our shipping product today. And we’ve got significantly more available in early-access form, which will be released generally later this year.

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