What is the overall impression of the quality of the QNX Momentics
development tools (hosted on QNX and/or Windows)?
I’m working with the evaluation version of the QNX Momentics Professional
Edition tools hosted on QNX. My platform is an 800Mhz EBX Pentium III with
256 megs of RAM, hard-disk, and ethernet.
Installation was a breeze and the OS seems to run well on the box. From all
accounts QNX has a wonderful little RTOS. The development tools are a
completely different story. I’ve applied the latest patches (6.2a) and am
still having the following problems:
- Can’t save source files from the IDE.
I have to use VI. Most of the time (not always), the IDE recognizes that
the file has been update and then re-compiles.
- Can’t debug my application.
Haven’t tried GDB from the command-line yet (it probably works) but the IDE
give me an error reading an address.
This thing is slow. It takes forever for the IDE to come up. Any kind
of redraw and opening/closing of dialogs is slow.
Can’t access the profiler or trace tools.
This could simply be a case of ignorance, I’m trying to make my way through
the IDE documentation, but as described above, I’m going nowhere, fast.