Metrowerks Customers Accelerate Embedded Development

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Metrowerks is now shipping the pre-eminent solution for embedded software developers who require code visibility and precise analysis of embedded systems in operation. CodeTEST(TM) Software Analysis Tools have been used by avionics, networking/communications, and automotive developers to provide software measurement and verification. This newest release of CodeTEST Software Analysis Tools, version 4.0, further extends these capabilities.

QNX 6.21 NC Released, Unofficially

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Many of you have noticed that QNX 6.21 Non Commercial Release is available for download at since March 13. People are wondering why there is no officially announcement from QSS. Some think technical team has done their job and it is waiting for the busy marketing folks for the blessing. Others believe some packaging bugs have delayed the release of NC (some libs were missing), users who use that iso are going to be using it at their own risk, so people might want to wait a bit before trying it. If you still want to try it out, make sure your downloaded ISO matches the following checksum:

cksum 3179069001 244617216 qnxnc621.iso

md5sum 85ced06b032e43cab1f7ddab4291b1b6 qnxnc621.iso

Mozilla 1.3 QNX6 Package Released

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Chris McKillop has released Photon version of Mozilla 1.3 package for QNX 6 . It is downloadable at and mirrored at

Some Photon/QNX specific changes:

-Fixed a big memory leak

-Changed the UI fonts to be smaller and anti-aliased

-Fixed a number of other little bugs

Fortune Magazine Names Dan & Gordon 'Heroes of Manufacturing'

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QNX Software Systems today announced that its founders, CEO Dan Dodge and COO Gordon Bell, are featured as "Heroes of Manufacturing" in the March 17, 2003, issue of Fortune magazine. The annual feature recognizes North Americans who are trailblazers in the manufacturing industry. Dodge and Bell received this distinguished title for building the QNX Neutrino(R) Realtime Operating System (RTOS), which, according to the article, "simply doesn't crash."

The "Heroes of Manufacturing" feature appears in Fortune's Industrial Management & Technology (IM&T) section, which is distributed to over 200,000 paid subscribers. The article is also featured on the Fortune web site at:,15704,427288-2,00.html.

Picasso frame grabber for QNX4

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The Picasso frame grabber family is ported to QNX4.

The Picasso family:

- analog -

2SQ: for composite cameras

3C: for RGB cameras

- digital -

LS: for LVDS cameras

CL: for CameraLink cameras

FI: fiber input. Can be used with our OpticLink set

Most types are available as PCI, Compact PCI and PC104+ form factor. The Picasso SDK for QNX 4 consists of:

- Picasso driver for QNX4

- C sample application with source code

- documentation

Look at for more information.

Or contact

ARVOO Imaging Products

QNX 6.2.1NC Delayed

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Since February has passed, it is now obvious that the much anticipated Non-Commercial version of QNX 6.2.1, a.k.a QNX 6.2.1 NC, has delayed. Some insiders even go extremes and predict that NC will be no more. We've just got the good news: Chris McKillop posted that QSS would start the 6.2.1NC beta shortly. You can sign up at and get informed when the beta is ready. It is said that the beta will offer the ability to upgrade from your current 6.2.0 install, but you won't be able to revert back to 6.2.0 without a re-install. When 6.2.1 NC is actually released, beta testers will have to do a re-install. It is still unclear why QSS would even need to do a beta for a free version of an OS that's already out.