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This article illustrates how to port and package a well-formed GNU source distribution into a QNX package. Assumptions are that you have installed the development packages and the new package builder.
This new distribution includes version 6 of the QNX RTOS, based on the Neutrino microkernel and the Photon microGUI. The QNX RTP now supports SCSI systems and features a new package manager that allows you to upgrade right from your web browser. For multimedia applications, the new distribution offers streaming audio and video support, and reduced CPU load during MPEG and other audio playback formats.
The best french site for QNX-RTP news. The site is regularly updated. Also has a forum that you might want to check out.
QNXStart reports, QSSL has introduced
which is a cheap license for small companies and developers
that allows them to release commercial software for the
RTP. There is also a new article on the QDN called
Using Neutrino's devctl(). Also the folks at
QNX have just sent the
team a QNX enabled PC to continue the QNX port of
NASA will be attatching $600 million solar arrays to the Alpha
space station this weekend, and they will be using a
QNX-based vision system to guide the 50-foot Canadarm.
To tell you the truth, QNX (pronounced Que-nix) isn't exactly open source software. The QNX company does not want to
give the source away. But it does come with some open source GNU programming tools. You can even port Linux programs
to QNX easily.
QNX, or Qee-nix, is one of the latest entrants in the free operating systems
market. If you mistakenly thought that QNX is a new kid on the block, you
couldn't be more wrong! The QNX Real Time Operating System ala RTOS (What the
heck does that mean? A: We'll get to that later) has existed for nearly 20
years. QNX Software Systems claim that they were the first to bring
transparent distributed processing to the PC, built-in fault tolerance and
embedded microkernel windowing system, to name just some of the pioneering