[Tinyos-help] TinyOS vs Contiki

Omprakash Gnawali gnawali at cs.stanford.edu
Fri Nov 19 09:52:52 PST 2010


On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 4:01 AM, Roger Larsson <roger.larsson at ltu.se> wrote:
> Asking on a TinyOS list, what response do you expect to get? :-)
>
> I am currently examining options to TinyOS.
> Yesterday was my first day really evaluating Contiki.
>
> This is my first impressions.
>
> Community
> - TinyOS community feels bigger, but there are mostly questions on the list
>   with few answers (or reactions).
>   "everyone that I know is using TinyOS"
>    - valid, as help from colleagues and friends is priceless.
> - Contiki, my first message/patch was immediately reacted on, commented,
>   and committed.
>
> Documentation
> - TinyOS documentation is better, but it also needs to be as TinyOS is
>   really using a new programming language.
>   (remember first C++ compilers were implemented as preprocessor to C)
> - Contiki dokumentation, online source code documentation - not good
>  Publications and Talks, Articles including Tutorials - good
>  what Contiki has that TinyOS does not have is explaining videos.
>  (My feeling is that I actually will get a grip of the Contiki faster!)

There are TinyOS videos. You can find the link from here:
http://docs.tinyos.net/index.php/Ipsn2009-tutorial

- om_p



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