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Getting started with the docs
Your system might not include all of the utilities, managers, and
configuration files that these documents describe.
For example, some utilities are included only in a specific
Board Support Package (BSP).
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|Integrated Development Environment (Professional Edition only):|
|QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System:|
|BSPs, DDKs, TDKs, and specialty tools:|
Gives you a quick introduction to the QNX Momentics development suite, and helps you find your way around the documentation.
Quickstart Guide -- 10 Steps to Your First QNX Program
Helps you install and configure the QNX Momentics tools and the QNX Neutrino operating system, so you can start developing right away:
Describes compatibility issues between QNX Momentics 6.3 and 6.2.1.
IDE User's Guide (Professional Edition only)
Describes the QNX Integrated Development Environment, how to set up and start using the tools to build QNX-based target systems, etc.
Describes the philosophy and architecture of the QNX Neutrino microkernel, resource managers, processes, threads, message-passing services, and more.
Describes how to use the QNX Neutrino runtime environment and perform various system-administration tasks.
Tells you how to get started writing programs, including interrupt handlers, resource managers, etc.
Tells you how to get the OS running on your target embedded system, write an IPL, customize a startup program, etc.
Describes the QNX Neutrino utilities and manager processes. You'll also find the complete manual for the qed editor.
Describes the C library functions, including POSIX threads, kernel calls, resource manager functions, etc.
Describes the audio drivers and API for developers who wish to write audio applications.
Describes the Addon Interfaces Library, and how to use it to add extendibility to applications using standard interfaces.
Deals with a series of topics that aren't covered in the basic docset.
Gives you a hands-on tour of PhAB, the powerful application builder for Photon. You'll learn how to quickly assemble a GUI from predefined widgets, link the GUI to an application, and generate C source to bring the GUI to life.
Describes the multimedia architecture for developers who wish to write multimedia plugins.
Describes the multimedia API for developers who wish to write multimedia plugins. Deprecated for 6.2.1.
Provides concise descriptions of Photon's and PhAB's global data structures and functions.
Contains guidelines for programming widgets, along with concise descriptions of all global data structures, resources, and convenience functions associated with widgets. It also gives you practical examples of how to use Photon widgets and widget functions.
Explains how to create a custom widget and how to bind it into PhAB. If you need a widget whose features extend the standard capabilities of the Photon widget library, this guide is for you.
You'll find two types of documentation for a BSP, depending on whether it's a newer or older BSP:
To locate the docs for your installed BSPs, see the Start or Launch menu, or point your browser at:
DDK guides describe how to write drivers for the QNX OS. You'll find a separate DDK doc for audio, graphics, input, network, printer, and Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices.
Note that QNX Momentics doesn't include the DDKs themselves, but it includes the docs for them, so that you won't end up with multiple copies of the documentation.
The Adaptive Partitioning Technology Development Kit User's Guide describes how to use adaptive partitioning to ensure that competing applications are given an engineered set of system resources (e.g. CPU time).
The Multicore Technology Development Kit User's Guide will help you get the most performance possible out of a multicore system.
The System Analysis Toolkit (SAT) guide describes how to use the SAT, which includes an instrumented microkernel, so you can see further into running systems than ever before. Now you can log every communication and state change within the microkernel, including interrupts, all parameters/return values from kernel calls, and scheduling decisions, resulting in a deeper and more detailed analysis of system elements. You can even perform kernel-level diagnostics remotely.
Tells you how to input Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters in Photon.
Tells you how to access the Photon microGUI from a Windows machine.
The High Availability Toolkit (HAT) guide describes the components of the HAT and how to build robust HA-aware software running on the QNX RTOS. The HAT gives you the tools to isolate and even repair software faults before they occur throughout your entire system. The HAT includes a highly resilient manager process that can multistage recovery, a client recovery library, and more.
The following table may help you find your way around the docs for information on some common tasks:
Technical support options
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