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January 10, 2003

QNX on iPaq

Given that things are still a bit slow around here (the semester doesn't start for another week) and I am sick and tired of reviewing stacks of conference papers, I decided to finally do something I wanted to do for a long time, which is install QNXon an iPaq. Last year I had bought myself a banged up, used iPaq especially for this purpose. And today was the day... In short, I can't believe it all went so smooth, while it could all go so terribly wrong. The online docs are excellent, the instructions crystal clear. The instructions say: this could possibly destroy your iPaq, which luckily it didn't. BTW Even though the docs don't mention it but the 38xx model is now also supported, as mentioned on the eQip site.

The result is spectacular. See the screenshots (not mine, but it really looks this good!). It comes with a complete dev environment. Maybe not complete as good as VC-CE, but this absolutely blows any of the linux-on-ipaq installations out of the water. QNX is a posix compliant system so development is easy.

Now I have to try to remember why I wanted to do this :-)

Posted by Werner Vogels at January 10, 2003 04:15 PM


Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the project. Please watch for future releases of QNX. You will eventually have better development tools. Since you didn't mention it, the community site is located at:

Posted by: William Bull on January 21, 2003 02:48 PM

Ok, so perhaps you did mention it. Doh. :)

In that great Internet Vernacular, I say, "... my bad ..."

Posted by: William Bull on January 21, 2003 02:49 PM


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