I’d like to have the feeling from the community about the 6.3 version,
because according to my tries from the month of June up today with Eclipse
and other changes came with this version, I’m still wondering if I stay to
6.2 or if I switch to 6.3.
The only reason to switch to 6.3 is the improvements done about Photon
The main problems are:
The difference between the project management between the recursive
makefiles and Eclipse.
The unability to create nested projects within Eclipse is not only a
problem of clearness in a project’s architecture but a real difficulty to
maintain the dozens of projects based on the recursive makefiles method.
Ok we can declare a traditional ‘C’ project an decide to not being able to
use all wizard’s options setting.
Convert the project? because of the PE price, we are maybe not ready to
give a PE to each developper!
The packages; this is certainly the most obvious contradiction in this
New qnxinstall with features claim this their disappearence in 6.1 and we
are still waiting for the dependency list we had before!!!
New cl-installer features we claimed (me between others) in 6.2.
New feature to use the packages without the package filesystem.
but in fact, QSSL decided to no more use the packages.
Anyone complained about fs-pkg problems or instability ?
I use fs-pkg on a server for 5 years 6.0 6.1 6.2 and on several targets
were I install/deinstall/copy/remove/create WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM!!!
when I develop executables, libraries, headers, etc…
How do I install it on other QNX hosts?
How do I install it on XP hosts?
Shell scripts? the same between QNX and Windows?
tar, zip? the same between QNX and Windows?
How can I know which version of any module a user use to build its program?
How can I install the modules, configuration files, etc… on a customer
How can I know which version this customer uses?
How can I know that a file has been modified from the base installation?
Ok, today qnxinstall seems to not taking care of QNX_TARGET/QNX_HOST but
from my point of view, packages are the only answer to these questions!!!
I think I know the answer from Armin but I’m absolutely not ready to
use rpm. QNX packages exists, qnxinstall exists (QNX and Windows at
least), cl-installer exists, fs-pkg exists and they just have to be
updated to work with the 6.3.
Finally I want to complain about the QSSL policy which decides to remove
features without taking care about their customers point of view. And I
don’t want to discuss about core, tools or I don’t know what else. For me,
packages is a feature, a REALLY necessary feature, available from the
beginning of QNX 6, and even if QSSL decided to no more use it for its
core components (which is, from my point of view not a good idea) I can’t
understand they could decide that everybody has to forget it!!
I waiting for your opinions.