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.
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 Software Systems today announced that the QNX Momentics development suite Professional edition v6.3 will include a new, fully integrated code coverage tool.
A. Domo has released a new version of his NTFS driver for QNX. The new version runs as a daemon.
Aicas announced its hard realtime Java technology, JamaicaVM, for the QNX Neutrino RTOS v6.3. Additionally QNX Software Systems released a sneak peek at the QNX Momentics development suite version 6.3 and the OS behind it while they put up for download a free 89-page guide to porting legacy code to the QNX Neutrino RTOS.
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.
The QNX4 driver for VMWare is now available. The package includes a graphics driver for Photon and a vmtool for accessing VMWare information (date, clipboard, etc.).
QNX 6.2.1 setup.exe removed the capability of installation into a Windows FAT partition. This article tries to provide a manual way to have QNX installed under FAT partition, with or without burning a CD.
OpenQNX reports that Julian (a.k.a. Kinners) has ported GTK2 and family to QNX6. You can find them in his repository here. This GTK2 port uses XFree86 4.3 for QNX.
"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.
OpenQNX has become the main news portal these days for the QNX fans. It includes some interesting news articles and also two tutorials: "QNX NC Install Without Burning a Disc" & "QNX & VMWare 4.0".
QNX Software Systems announced that Daewoo Precision Industries has selected the QNX Neutrino realtime operating system (RTOS) as the foundation for its next generation of in-car navigation systems.
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.
As seen at NewMobileComputing: Meet Cog, an aluminum robot born in the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and a compelling experiment in robot cognition. It's tethered to dozens of rack-mounted PCs running QNX, the popular embedded systems OS.
"These innovators sail against the prevailing winds, discovering whole new worlds in biotech and software" Fortune says regarding QNX Software Systems. You can try out QNX Momentics 6.2.1 on your PC today (~260 MB ISO image, requires a primary partition), the desktop edition (developer platform) of their embedded QNX RTOS. Here is our preview article of v6.2.0 with screenshots.
One of the few gripes many users had with QNX RtP was its inability to place icons on the desktop. QNXZone now reports that the first public version of the QNX Desktop has been released. This version supports dragging icons, changing/editing the item's launch command, switch between small/big icons.
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.
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).
The non-commerical (NC) download of QNX 6.2.1 has offically been released today. Commercial developers can also now apply to get an evaluation copy of the pro (PE) edition of QNX. Be sure to use the new 6.2.1 online 3rd Party software repository once you are up and running.
The OpenQNX website reports that the QNX 6.2.1 Non-Commercial is released quietly.