Overview of the IDE

The IDE is based on the Eclipse Platform developed by the Eclipse Foundation, an open consortium of tools vendors (including QNX Software Systems).

Eclipse is built on a mechanism for discovering, integrating, and running modules called plugins. The IDE incorporates several QNX-specific plugins as well as several standard Eclipse plugins:

The IDE is integrated with QNX utilities that perform a number of functions, including building, compiling, and debugging projects, and providing communication between the host and target. For a list of these utilities, see Utilities used by the IDE.

The Momentics tool suite provides a single, consistent, integrated environment, regardless of the host platform you're using (Windows or Linux). Through a set of related windows, the IDE presents various ways of viewing and working with all the components that comprise your system. In terms of the tasks you can perform, the toolset lets you:

Note: The IDE doesn't require that you abandon the standard QNX Neutrino tools and Makefile structure. On the contrary, it relies on those tools. If you continue to build programs at the command line, you can also benefit from the IDE tools, such as the QNX System Analysis tool and the QNX System Profiler, which can show you in graphical ways what your system is doing.