I would like to know when an updated revision of QNX (NC) 6.3.1 will be
released, featuring the following expected changes :
Functional installation/booting over 8.4 GB (I cannot install anymore
neither 6.3.0 nor 6.2.1 on my new 200 GB hard drive).
(Re)installation even if the key had expired, instead to prevent
installing under NC license.
Correctly installed sound driver, such the C-Media without having to
reinstall it by hand from http://mike.qnx.org.ru/cmi/index_e.htm !
Install EVERY media codec without installing the header files. Users
would have to remain obtening the TDK to use/develop on the drivers.
Update the screen utility to handle multi monitors
Release some TDK for free, such the AlphaLayer. At least for VESA
cards… OpenGL for VESA would have been great too, but I admit you have
to make some money too
My definitive review :
6.1.0 was very open but with restrictive hardware support.
6.2.1 had a better hardware support but offered a restrictive NC revision.
6.3.0 get even better hardware support BUT with a SO RESTRICTIVE licence
that we cannot use it anymore in its actual form. Even the 30 days trial
period is LIMITED with NO MEDIA and FEATURE support (thus got no
opportunity to code my own OpenGL software for instance).
I expect QNX o release the pressure a bit for 6.3.1 and allows NC coders
to ‘promote’ the valuable QNX system by releasing powerfull and no
restricted software for free…
Or at least, stop promoting QNX to geeks like me, making false promises of
freedom of coding…