RTCA and EUROCAE have accepted the work of SC-205/WG-12 to update the standards for software in avionics. This includes both ground and airborne software. The new stardards are designated DO-178C and DO-278A by the RTCA and ED-12A and ED-109A by EUROCAE respectively. The standards include three supplements:
Additional documents include
DO-332 / ED-217 is particular relavant, since it provides guidelines for using object-oriented lanaguages, including deterministic garbage collection for avionics software. This makes it possible to use JamaicaVM for such system. This supplement was writen by SG-5, where Dr. James J. Hunt was both a major contributor and the European Cochair during plenary approval.