QNX Software Development Platform (SDP 7.0) includes the next generation 64-bit QNX Neutrino RTOS and the award-winning QNX Momentics Tool Suite. It provides a comprehensive, multi-level, policy-driven security model incorporating best-in-class security technologies from BlackBerry, which help guard against system malfunctions, malware and cyber security breaches. Building on existing certifications including ISO 26262, IEC 61508 and IEC 62304, QNX SDP 7.0 also brings a proven safety pedigree. Various features, including: microkernel architecture, file encryption, adaptive time partitioning, and high availability framework, make QNX SDP 7.0 the most advanced and secure embedded OS developed for use in all safety and mission critical applications.
That’s an incredible amount of marketing speak for such a short paragraph, and sadly, the official press release isn’t much better. QNX let go of what small enthusiast support among hobbyists it had almost a decade ago, and at this point it’s so buzzworded up I barely recognise it anymore.
This was a long, long time ago.
It was 6.1.
In 6.2 they added better graphic support (say, better than vesa) but started to squish out free functionalities to pack them into BSPs. In 6.3 they changed the UI skin to resemble something like, well, forget about it. I not even tried 6.4…
Those were mostly technical termsm and only a few were irrelevant like microkernel, but QNX is “the most advanced and secure embedded OS developed for use in all safety and mission critical applications”.
But, a bit of hobbyist love would be nice. I guess they feel they already got it made by practically being mandatory in all modern cars.