QNX Archive

QNX Affirms Leadership in POSIX Conformance

QNX was the first realtime operating system (RTOS) vendor to certify conformance to POSIX.1. Compared to the conformance claimed by other RTOS vendors based on earlier POSIX editions, the 2003 edition of the specification triples the scope of programming interfaces required for conformance. To become POSIX certified, the QNX Neutrino RTOS will be tested with more 1,300 POSIX interfaces. Full certification is expected to be achieved within six to twelve months.

QNX Shows HW-Accelerated Security Stacks; New Licensing Model

At this week's Smart Network Developer Forum, QNX Software Systems Ltd. was to unveil the latest version of its RTOS and a new open-source licensing model. Also, QNX Software Systems announced that its comprehensive suite of pre-integrated protocol stacks now supports IKE, RADIUS, SSH, and SSL, as well as other advanced security features. Running on the QNX Neutrino RTOS v6.3, the new additions leverage the powerful security engine on selected PowerQUICCTM processors from Freescale Semiconductor, a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola Inc., to deliver highly optimized encryption and authentication for next-generation network elements.

QNX Momentics 6.3 to be Released Q2 2004

OpenQNX reports that the next release of QNX, commonly referred as QNX 6.3, is expected in the second quarter of 2004. The new features in QNX 6.3 haven't been talked in the news announcement, but based on earlier news postings on qnx.com, it is believed that we will be seeing the new Netfront back-end web browser for the Voyager UI-shell. The Linux-hosted development option for QNX Momentics will also be available.

QNX Revs Up for the Road

"Imagine this. You're driving along when a voice comes over your car's speaker system. "Your vehicle now requires its 10,000-kilometre oil change," the voice says." A reliable, embedded OS with this ambitious a goal could only be QNX. Read the rest here.

New Release Expands Scope of QNX Momentics Dev. Suite

Embedded developers using QNX Momentics Professional Edition, the integrated development suite for the QNX Neutrino RTOS, can now target a broader range of hardware platforms and leverage an array of new features, including an advanced power management framework, a fault-tolerant flash file system, and Big Endian support for ARM-based processors, including network and control-plane processors from Intel. The features are all part of a new supplemental release for QNX Momentics v6.2.1.

MySQL & QNX Announce Product Compatibility for Embedded Market

MySQL and QNX announced that the MySQL database is available for the QNX Neutrino realtime operating system (RTOS) running on x86 processors. Users of the QNX Neutrino RTOS can now integrate MySQL as a high-performance data management system in their embedded applications. In other mySQL news, there are news about the FreeBSD port while for more QNX news head to OpenQNX and QNXZone web sites.

Introducing Zinzala for QNX

Zinzala is an SDK by Jean-Louis Villecroze (BeOS users will remember JLV from his Squirrel interpreter while QNX users probably are already using his apps) designed to take full advantage of modern computers and operating systems, such as QNX. It offers: Object oriented framework (in C++) , multi-threaded, network-ready application, easy inter-application messaging, multi-threaded, message passing, Photon based GUI kit (fully scriptable).