About This Guide

Thank you for choosing the QNX Software Development Platform version 6.5.0. This guide tells you how to install it from DVD or CD.

Please read this preface for information that applies to all host OSs:

and then refer to the chapter for your specific OS:

Typographical conventions

Throughout this manual, we use certain typographical conventions to distinguish technical terms. In general, the conventions we use conform to those found in IEEE POSIX publications. The following table summarizes our conventions:

Reference Example
Commands make
Environment variables PATH
File and pathnames /dev/null
Keyboard keys Enter
Variable names stdin
User-interface components Cancel

We use an arrow (→) in directions for accessing menu items, like this:

You'll find the Other... menu item under Perspective-->Show View.

We use notes and cautions to highlight important messages:

Note: Notes point out something important or useful.

Caution: Cautions tell you about commands or procedures that may have unwanted or undesirable side effects.

Before you start

Before you install this software, please note the following:

Note: QNX SDP 6.5.0 introduces a new licensing scheme; for more information, see What's new: Licensing in the release notes.

Getting started with the documentation

After you've installed QNX SDP 6.5.0, you'll find an extensive set of HTML documentation:

The “roadmap” page contains links to the various HTML booksets that accompany the OS. We recommend that you start with Welcome to the QNX Software Development Platform for an overview of QNX SDP. Next, see 10 Steps to Developing a QNX Program: Quickstart Guide for a short tutorial that will help you get started, and then refer to the other documents (System Architecture, QNX Neutrino Programmer's Guide, Library Reference, Utilities Reference, and so on).

For information about new features and known issues in QNX SDP, see the release notes. The online documentation includes a copy, but for for the most up-to-date version, go to our website, www.qnx.com, log into your myQNX account, and then go to the Download area.

You can install and work with multiple versions of QNX Neutrino. Whether you're using the command line or the IDE, you can choose which version of the OS to build programs for. For more information, see the IDE User's Guide or the QNX Neutrino Programmer's Guide.

Technical support

To obtain technical support for any QNX product, visit the Support area on our website (www.qnx.com). You'll find a wide range of support options, including community forums.

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