Host-target communications

For Windows and Linux hosts, the IDE supports host-target communications using either an IP address or a serial connection; we recommend both. If you have only a serial link, you'll be able to debug a program, but you'll need an IP link in order to use any of the advanced diagnostic tools in the IDE.

Target systems need to run the target agent (qconn).

Note: Ensure that you occasionally check the Download area on our website for updated versions of qconn. You can use the IDE Software Updates manager (Help > QNX Software Updates); for more information, see Installing the qconn update.