About This Guide

Getting Started with QNX Neutrino is intended to introduce realtime programmers to the QNX Neutrino RTOS and help them develop applications and resource managers for it.

Note: This book was originally written by Rob Krten in 1999 for QNX Neutrino 2. In 2005, QNX Software Systems bought the rights to the book; this edition has been updated by the staff at QNX Software Systems.

The following table may help you find information quickly:

To find out about: Go to:
Peter van der Veen's forward Foreword to the First Edition
Rob Krten's preface Preface to the First Edition
Using processes and threads Processes and Threads
Sending, receiving, and replying to messages Message Passing
Working with times and timers Clocks, Timers, and Getting a Kick Every So Often
Interrupts Interrupts
Writing resource managers Resource Managers
Migrating from QNX 4 to Neutrino QNX 4 to Neutrino
Getting help Calling 911
Full source code for the examples Sample Programs
Terms used in QNX docs Glossary