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Which tcp stack to use on a new project?

Posted by Q on February 10, 2012
It is supposed to be the new one as I understand it. Is it ready?
If it's not ready, what isn't ready?
What is the FreeTCPIP based on?
uIP 1.0 ? or something newer or ?

Why aren't there many apps for the uIP stack?

A General ? about the FreeRTOS code tree.
It seems like there is a bit of code overlap.
Why is the Demo area so huge? It feels like most of the code is a "Demo"
Why not a common area, board / cpu areas, and project areas to help improve code reuse?

With all my questions... I am VERY THANKFUL for all the great project and everyones hard work.

Thank you.

RE: Which tcp stack to use on a new project?

Posted by Q on February 11, 2012
Okay, I think I'm starting to get it...
FreeRTOS is ONLY really the Source subdir.

The Demo dir is all a "Demo" of using the source dir.

The Code under 'Demo" Isn't really FreeRTOS it's what "uses" the FreeRTOS kernel.

So, I answered part of my own question here... can someone answer the rest of my questions ?


RE: Which tcp stack to use on a new project?

Posted by Richard on February 11, 2012
As you say, the Demo directory is not where FreeRTOS is, and the structure is already as per your suggestion in your first post. Please read http://www.freertos.org/a00017.html

I don't think anybody can comment on the best TCP/IP stack to use without knowing what your TCP/IP stack requirements are. The best might be uIP or lwIP or a commercial stack - each has different pros and cons and are therefore each is a best fit for certain applications and the worst for others.


RE: Which tcp stack to use on a new project?

Posted by Q on February 11, 2012
Richard I undedrstand you are don't want to take sides on the tcp stack question. I only really asked because I saw a post from you from back in 2010 that you wanted to eventually move demos over tp freetcpip from uip. Others not on uip would stay on non uip tcp stack. Is the freetcpip stack as good as the uip stack? Or is there something not done yet?

Last question what version of uip is the freertosuip based on?

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