Newbie: Documentation?

  1. If I was to order the CD-ROM version, instead of the download, would the
    documentation come with the CD? (Saving me the pain of downloading)

  2. From the user’s point of view (as opposed to a programmer) what’s a good
    way to pick up the basics? For something dumb like printing a file, what
    would be a good source of instruction?

  3. I’m not especially familar with UNIX/LINUX et al.
    From a user’s point of view how close is QNX to LINUX?
    Would it be worthwhile to pick up a LINUX book as an intro?

  4. Does QNX make a book on QNX?
    (I have an old one on QNX4 that covers the architecture, but not much else.)

“Paul McCutcheon” <pmccutcheon@arpeco.com> wrote in message
news:95psja$igs$1@inn.qnx.com

  1. If I was to order the CD-ROM version, instead of the download, would
    the
    documentation come with the CD? (Saving me the pain of downloading)

Yes, the CD-ROM has a snapshot of the RTP repository. Beats the heck out of
downloading everything (esp. over a 28.8 modem). The documentation is also
available directly from the web at:
http://qdn.qnx.com/support/docs/index.html Among other things available is a
rough draft of the sysadmin guide where you can pickup some of the basics.

If you have access to a CD-ROM burner and a high-speed Internet connection,
you can also burn your own CD from the online .iso images.

  1. From the user’s point of view (as opposed to a programmer) what’s a
    good
    way to pick up the basics? For something dumb like printing a file, what
    would be a good source of instruction?

Once you login, there is a Helpviewer program and online docs.

  1. I’m not especially familar with UNIX/LINUX et al.
    From a user’s point of view how close is QNX to LINUX?
    Would it be worthwhile to pick up a LINUX book as an intro?

Yes, RTP is very similar to Linux. There are a few things that are
significantly different (ie. you never need to compile a kernel). But if you
know Linux or any UNIX, you can find your way around RTP without any
trouble.

  1. Does QNX make a book on QNX?
    (I have an old one on QNX4 that covers the architecture, but not much
    else.)

I think the Helpviewer has an online version of a book on RTP.

Hope this helps.

Daryl Low