Igor Kovalenko wrote:
I suppose those familiar tools/IDE are free, right?
Of course, that’s what the $ in MS stands for ;^)
Seriously, no, they are not, but they have been bought
already. A factor of course is platform builder, but at
$3000 that’s roughly comparable to the QNX SDK.
The problem withthe MW tools is it’s another $$$ on top,
so the QNX dev tools look expensive.
Anyway, if they are about commercial development, they’d have to buy
commercial license no matter what. For a reasonable price if they join
one of developer programs.
There’s no big deal to hack a windows based environment without buying
MW, but you still need libraries and headers. While you can get them
from free download, that’s only good for non-commercial stuff. When they
need commercial license they still will have to buy whatever QNX sells,
I doubt they will sell them libs and headers separately >
Agreed, they will have to buy a QNX SDK, no matter what.
The QNX 6 environment is too much of a learning curce.
SO I am trying to configure a cheaper development environment,
that is close as possible to the Windows environment.
If customer is totally alien to POSIX environment, don’t even waste your
time. They will be happier in their ‘Windows comfort’ no matter how
better any other system is.
I hear you. But being sales, one must explore all avenues to get to YES
But if the customer can’t see the competitive advantage in QNX, it’s a
doubly hard sell with a customer like this.