Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Mar 2014 23:05 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
QNX

QNX 6.6 has been released. There are quite a lot of changes, but - sady - I doubt many of us work with QNX itself. It's quite popular in the embedded world, and, of course forms the foundation for BB10 - which has not exactly been a stellar success. Anywho, there's a pretty big change in 6.6:

The new Screen Graphics Subsystem replaces the Photon microGUI, including PhAB, Phindows, and QNX Neutrino Advanced Graphics. Usually referred to simply as "Screen", the Screen Graphics Subsystem allows off-screen rendering and can composite graphics from different rendering technologies, including HTML5, Elektrobit GUIDE, Crank Storyboard, Qt, and native (e.g., OpenGL ES) code.

Photon has been such a core part of QNX' identity for me that it's kind of weird to see it go.

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Comment by brynet
by brynet on Fri 14th Mar 2014 01:21 UTC
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"We no longer ship a self-hosted version of QNX SDP (that is, you can no longer use the QNX Neutrino RTOS itself to develop programs). We also no longer ship a bootable x86 CD."

So, no more installing onto a spare box and using the non-commercial license.

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