Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 26th Jan 2005 21:22 UTC
QNX Service Pack 1 is now available for download in MyQNX section of QNX.com. SP1 addresses critical issues in virtual memory management and embedded (NOR) flash file systems. It also incorporates maintenance fixes to both the Momentics tools and the Neutrino operating system - addressing issues in the IDE, command line tools, OS, Filesystem, and Networking components.
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by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2005 23:19 UTC

Ah nice to hear this. I'll update my system tomorrow! ;)

Use of QNX day-to-day
by Anonymous on Thu 27th Jan 2005 02:40 UTC


Just a question to the QNX users who visit OSnews:

Do any of you use the system for day-to-day word processing?

I know that 90% of QNX users are either device developers or otherwise involved in "realtime" coding for hardware-specific applications ... but do any of you (also) use QNX for everyday tasks like writing and printing a letter?

Writing and printing
by zizban on Thu 27th Jan 2005 02:46 UTC

Yes! You can use AbiWord for word processing. I use Phedit because its more minimalist. It has Firefox. thunderbird, etc. Spiffy stuff.

USB support is tricky for anything more than a mouse.

mices
by The MESMERIC on Thu 27th Jan 2005 09:04 UTC

I couldn't get my scroll button to work .. so even mices arent supported fully.

x<"@,, ,,)~ squeak

Noncommercial edition ?
by anonymous on Thu 27th Jan 2005 09:58 UTC

Now, a year or 2 ago there were a noncommercial edition of QNX
available for download for free .
Has that stopped, or is it still available ? (where?)

RE: various
by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Jan 2005 10:57 UTC

Your scrollwheel didn't work? How odd... Mine is working just fine! And it's an usb mouse! What kind of mouse do you have?

@anonymous:

There still is a non-commercial full version available. Read my article for more information:

http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=8911

Have fun ;) .

It's a shame...
by Adam on Thu 27th Jan 2005 12:04 UTC


For 6.3.0, the nice folks at QNX decided to remove the sound drivers for the two cards I actually have in my machine (a SB Live! and Yamaha Digital-XG).

Kind of makes running the OS pointless now.

Adam

Soundblaster/yamaha
by zizban on Thu 27th Jan 2005 12:15 UTC

Those were renoved because they're moving targets; the specs are constantly changing and QSSL was devoting needed resources trying to keep up. That said, many other cards work really well and can be gotten on the cheap.

Re: zizban
by Adam on Thu 27th Jan 2005 12:33 UTC


Mind telling me how the yamaha digital-xg is a moving target when yamaha has stopped manufacturing them? The specs for the card are available from the alsa website:

http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa/ftp/manuals/yamaha/

As for the SB Live! While I understand that newer versions differ from previous versions (ie, the Dell Live! is a different chipset, the 24-bit ones are different chipsets), it still seems stilly to remove support for working cards. How about including them as a separate download with the warning that they may not work on new versions of the SB Live?

Adam

@Thom
by The MESMERIC on Thu 27th Jan 2005 12:33 UTC

One that flashes different colours depending on my mood.
Today it flashes mostly blue ;)

QNX has a really nice repository GUI