This chapter includes:
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.
|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|
|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|
Throughout this manual, we use certain typographical conventions to distinguish technical terms. In general, the conventions we use conform to those found in IEEE POSIX publications. The following table summarizes our conventions:
|Code examples||if( stream == NULL )|
|File and pathnames||/dev/null|
|Keyboard input||something you type|
|Programming data types||unsigned short|
|Programming literals||0xFF, "message string"|
We use an arrow (→) in directions for accessing menu items, like this:
You'll find the Other... menu item under.
We use notes, cautions, and warnings to highlight important messages:
|Notes point out something important or useful.|
|Cautions tell you about commands or procedures that may have unwanted or undesirable side effects.|
|Warnings tell you about commands or procedures that could be dangerous to your files, your hardware, or even yourself.|
In our documentation, we use a forward slash (/) as a delimiter in all pathnames, including those pointing to Windows files.
We also generally follow POSIX/UNIX filesystem conventions.
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