New version of the Zinzala SDK released

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Vancouver, Canada - December 06, 2004

Today hexaZen announced the release of preview version 0.8 of Zinzala, hexaZen's C++ SDK for QNX. Zinzala is a sophisticated C++ tool for enhancing and optimizing software development on QNX.

Developers interested in using Zinzala SDK are encouraged to read Building Custom Widgets with the Zinzala SDK.

hexaZen also announced the re-release of Icon-o-Matic, version 0.5 for x86. Icon-o-Matic is an icon editor built with the Zinzala SDK. The source code of this application is available.

For more information about Icon-o-Matic, check out

Latest Firefox 1.0 & Thunderbird 0.9 now available for QNX 6

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pisoi2001 (Adrian Mardare) just posted Firefox 1.0 and Thunderbird 0.9 for QNX 6.3. These are available in the Mozilla 1.7 directory of Adrian's page.So why is this important to the QNX community? Firefox, along with Mozilla, are the first truely mainstream browser which has been continually ported to QNX. Opera, though also ported, is not quite as main stream as Firefox. In fact Firefox is the first browser in years to actually be taking market share back from IE.

QNX Joins ARM Connected Community

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OTTAWA, November 30, 2004 - QNX Software Systems today announced it is a new member of the ARM® Connected Community. As part of the community, QNX will gain access to a full range of resources to help it market and deploy innovative ARM Powered® platform offerings in key industries such as networking/communications and in-car telematics. The QNX® Neutrino® RTOS supports multiple ARM RISC microprocessor cores, including numerous Intel XScale processors and the Texas Instruments' OMAP platform for multimedia-enhanced devices.

QNX: The Unexpected Surprise

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Thom Holwerda wrote on OSNews about the latest version of QNX RTOS. With the recent sale of QNX Software to Harman International the future of the free-for-personal-usage version of the RTOS is uncertain. Nevertheless, the article presents quite a few aspects of the OS, including an introduction of the Neutrino kernel, installation, the Photon MicroGUI, hardware support, usability and more.

QNX CEO Dan Dodge Comments on Harman's Acquisition

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Harman International Industries Inc., manufacturer of Harman-Kardon and JBL audio lines, will acquire RTOS developer QNX Software Systems Ltd. for US$138 million in cash, pending Harman shareholder approval. QNX, which had been privately held, will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Harman and keep its name, all employees and its offices in Ottawa. "I think this was the right decision for QNX to make at this time," said QNX CEO Dan Dodge, who will remain in that position with the company he founded nearly 25 years ago.

QNX Speeds Development of In-Vehicle Multimedia Systems with MOST TDK

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MUNICH, Embedded Systems Conference, November 9, 2004 - QNX Software Systems today unveiled the new QNX® MOST Technology Development Kit (TDK), which speeds the development of high-performance in-vehicle multimedia applications for the Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) bus.