I’ve got sort of a general, non-specific question to ask our Photon
I just got off the phone with Tilcon Software. They say they can’t rotate
my meter needle because of performance issues with Photon. The guy I spoke
to claims that Photon has gotten slower and slower and they continue to have
problem after problem with it in regards to speed. They say that they can’t
do somethings like rotating a bitmap in real-time, (i.e. following the RPM
of an engine for example when you put your foot through the floor and it
isn’t in gear…).
He even said they are backing off photon support because of the problems and
are going to go after VxWorks (he bragged a lot about being a big partner
with them now), and that the stuff they can’t do with Photon can be done in
MS Windows and VxWork’s windowing system. He also mentioned a company that
has switched to VxWorks because of the graphics issues they are having with
QNX. He mentioned the name, but I don’t remember what it is.
He then said they were more focused on Vxworks, and the next QNX release was
going to be in Jan '04 while a intermediate VxWorks release. It seemed to
me they are backing off QNX support because of supposed Photon issues.
This all came up because I was rather upset with them because of things I
understood they said I could do with their system, only to find (after
spending a lot of money on graphic artists) that I can’t, and their excuse
is that Photon is to blame.
He also claimed that VxWorks is gaining the auto industry because of the
graphics problems of Photon.
He seemed to think that you guys know about these “performance issues” and
claims that you aren’t helping out.
Now, after speaking with one of your good Applications Engineers (Dave Bott)
this doesn’t make any sense. What’s up with this, have you guys heard about
Tilcon’s difficulties? Have they even mentioned anything to you?