Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Nov 2004 10:19 UTC
QNX I think that everyone reading OSNews will have heard at least something about QNX. You can regard this article as an introduction, but also as a review, and as a "Is-QNX-Ready-For-The-Desktop? article". To start off, I put together a short explanation of the merits of using a microkernel. Let me start off by saying that QNX Software Systems (QSS) does not aim towards the desktop with their Neutrino RTOS.
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re: Size of GIMP
by Simba on Thu 18th Nov 2004 18:36 UTC

"The size of gimp on QNX? 46Mb?? yikes~!"

That's because it is statically linked with GTK rather than dynamically linked. Most Linux applications are dynamically linked, which means they rely on an already installed GTK runtime. However, if you were to statically link GIMP on Linux with GTK (so that it could run without needing GTK installed), you would end up with about the same size. Around 45 or 46 Mb.