On Sun, 10 Feb 2002 21:10:42 +1100, “Paul Archer”
Beware QRTP is not a “yet another free desktop for a
collection”. It’s more a developer platform that enables and
facilitates the creation/evaluation of prototype realtime/embedded
systems/applications before shipping with a commercial runtime,
although there are efforts to make it a decent desktop also.
Further comments below.
This is a desperate cry for help. I have been using QNX for a very very
short amount of time… This is what I have… QNXRTP 6.0 (will have 6.1 very
soon)… i have a 1gb space for QNX, that can be changed pending how to
infomation… anyways i wanted to know if any of u pplz can answer these
questions for me.
- After an install how do I incerease the space on my QNX partition?
Search qdn.public.* newsgroups for various solutions, e.g.
recent “Moving RTP to its own partition” on .installation. If you are
going to upgrade to 6.1 (or hopefully soon 6.2), I’d recommend a
backup/fresh installation/restore approach.
- What is this about the othe QNX platforms… what is best?
Very roughly speaking: good old QNX2 (pre-pentium and early
pentium era), good old QNX4 (mature, commercial product for x86, still
in use and still worth considering, but no longer under heavy
development), and now QNX6. The differences among the three are
substantial, but are you going to buy QNX4 anyway? They are close to
UNIX (in fact, POSIX in the case of QNX6), but with a unique
microkernel architecture, real-time etc. (refer to the history article
There has been a naming confusion recently, and you will soon
learn to distinguish the OS new microkernel (Neutrino), the OS native
(but optional) GUI (Photon), and the downloadable product that
consists of Neutrino, Photon, utilities, development tools etc., free
for non-commercial use (QNXRTP or QRTP).
Which is the best simply cannot be answered without precise
criteria. Read recent threads on qdn.public.qnxrtp.advocacy to get
- Where would i start if i wanted to begin prgraming for QNX?
Anywhere, depending on your experience and interests.
You have GNU C/C++ development tools, the PhAB (Photon GUI
Application Builder) or XFree86, Perl, Python… Technical articles at
qdn.qnx.com explain concepts and contain sample code. The open
source part of the platform is available via cvs, including driver
development kits. Applications are ported, e.g., from Linux (see
qdn.public.qnxrtp.porting). Open source projects are under
- Where would i find documents for working the whole OS out…
Start with Help and its “QNX Neutrino architecture” and
utilities. There’s an online documentation and a sysadmin guide in
progress at qdn.qnx.com. If you have problems, search the knowledge
database at qdn.qnx.com, and the comp.os.qnx and qdn.public.*
newsgroups. Remember that Neutrino is a (1) proprietary (2)
microkernel, so you (1) can’t nor (2) need to ‘work it out’… Drivers
for example are separated from the OS much like any other application,
and there’s no need for ‘kernel programming’ (almost).
- Is it possible to customise the login picture and the launch pictures
etc… like really customise everything
Never interested in…
i havemore but will add them later… anywyas thanks ahed for any1 who can