Building a BlackBerry QNX 7 Desktop

Elad Lahav has managed to build a QNX 7 Desktop. In his blog post he describes the challenges to bring that system to work on an ASRock IMB-151 mini ITX board.

BlackBerry QNX officially released version 7 of its Software Development Platform (SDP) last month. This release is the first to support 64-bit architectures, including x86-64 and aarch64. It also brings with it new features and over two years stability fixes.

As is the case for any release of an operating system that is not backwards-compatible with an earlier version, we were faced with the problem of a lack of content for SDP 7. Yes, the code has been thoroughly tested in the lab on a variety of boards and yes, Alpha and Beta versions of the release have been used by our partners to bring up new versions of their systems. Nevertheless, it was felt that a crucial part was missing in the test cycle, that of eating one’s own dog food.

BlackBerry QNX is an embedded operating system targeting applications in the automotive, general embedded, and medical markets. However, it is not your garden-variety embedded OS: QNX is a full-blown, UNIX-like, POSIX-compliant operating system with all of the features you would expect of a desktop or sever-class OS. Compatibility with other systems means that, at least in theory, porting various open source projects to SDP 7 should be a relatively easy task. And so, while there is no official support in this release for a desktop environment, there is nothing precluding someone from building such a system. With that in mind, I set myself the task of building a BlackBerry QNX 7 desktop. …

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Webinar: What’s New in QNX SDP 7.0?

April 05, 2017 02:00 PM EDT

Every developer is in search of an embedded operating system platform that boasts performance and security, which are the hallmarks of the new QNX Software Development Platform 7.0. (QNX SDP 7.0). Join us as we examine market forces and industry challenges in the automotive and general embedded sectors that drive 64-bit and 32-bit technology today and describe how BlackBerry QNX addresses them. This will be followed by a preview of the advances in performance, security and safety provided by QNX SDP 7.0 that make this an ideal solution for the next generation of connected and automated vehicles.

Leo Forget, Project Manager, BlackBerry QNX
John Wall, Senior Vice President and Head of BlackBerry QNX

Brandon Lewis, OpenSystems Media

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