Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2007 11:51 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews QNX has announced that they are going to open up the source code to their QNX microkernel operating system. The press release reads: "Effective immediately, QNX will make source code for its award-winning, microkernel-based OS available for free download. The first source release includes the code to the QNX Neutrino microkernel, the base C library, and a variety of board support packages for popular embedded and computing hardware." Read on for more information, as well as an interview with Dan Dodge, CEO of QNX.
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Nice, but no help
by ingraham on Wed 12th Sep 2007 14:14 UTC
ingraham
Member since:
2006-05-20

My company uses QNX commercially. As much as I think this announcement is good, it doesn't help me at all, at least directly. Neither myself nor any of my co-workers has the ability, inclination, or business case for even LOOKING at the micro-kernel source code, much less modifying it.

But maybe someone will port OpenJDK to QNX, and that would be quite helpful to me.

-James Ingraham
Sage Automation, Inc.

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RE: Nice, but no help
by renhoek on Wed 12th Sep 2007 18:32 in reply to "Nice, but no help"
renhoek Member since:
2007-04-29

it's more useful than you think, as an asp.net web developer i also looked at the mono source. having the internal workings of your platform at your disposal can cut debugging times a lot.

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RE: Nice, but no help
by dekernel on Wed 12th Sep 2007 20:27 in reply to "Nice, but no help"
dekernel Member since:
2005-07-07

My guess is that the only time you will need to look at the kernel code is when you are having problems, and boy will you be glad then.

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