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How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby ln » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:07 am

Hi,
can anyone help me with this problem: how can I burn dvd under qnx6.3

LN
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RE: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby maschoen » Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:30 pm

There may be still be a 3rd party who has software to do this, I think there was at one time, but generally speaking it is best to create a foo.iso image, and send it to a Windows machine for burning.
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Re: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby Yuriy Synytskyy » Thu Jul 19, 2007 4:12 pm

The following link



http://www.qnx.com/developers/articles/inst_1014_5.html





may be useful.

Regards,

Yuriy



"ln" <ln@fake.com> wrote in message news:f7n5do$7ts$1@inn.qnx.com...
Hi,
can anyone help me with this problem: how can I burn dvd under qnx6.3

LN
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Re: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby jimd » Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:14 am

ln wrote:
Hi,
can anyone help me with this problem: how can I burn dvd under qnx6.3

Permit me to join in this thread. The third party cdtools package is
available but it has no QNX specific documentation.

I would also like to burn CDs from within QNX. I have tried to use
cdrecord without success because I am not sure what command line
parameters to use.

Has anyone out there had any experience with this?

Regards
Jim Douglas
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Re: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby tibo » Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:15 pm

Hi,

I use cdrecord, but the release present on qnx site can't burn DVD.
If you want more documentation, install the man package, after you could
use man pages, but a lot of function don't work on QNX.

Regards

Thibaut

Jim Douglas a écrit :
ln wrote:

Hi,
can anyone help me with this problem: how can I burn dvd under qnx6.3


Permit me to join in this thread. The third party cdtools package is
available but it has no QNX specific documentation.

I would also like to burn CDs from within QNX. I have tried to use
cdrecord without success because I am not sure what command line
parameters to use.

Has anyone out there had any experience with this?

Regards
Jim Douglas
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Re: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby John Nagle » Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:37 pm

Jim Douglas wrote:
ln wrote:

Hi,
can anyone help me with this problem: how can I burn dvd under qnx6.3

Permit me to join in this thread. The third party cdtools package is
available but it has no QNX specific documentation.

I would also like to burn CDs from within QNX. I have tried to use
cdrecord without success because I am not sure what command line
parameters to use.

Has anyone out there had any experience with this?

Regards
Jim Douglas

The CDrecord people abandoned QNX support when QSSL stopped distributing
the free NC version of QNX. The site

http://cdrecord.berlios.de/old/private/cdrecord.html

has been saying

Volunteers wanted for ports to:
QNX -> Port for QNX Neutrino underway.

for about four years now.

I think someone got cdrecord to work with QNX 6.3 once.

Part of the price of dropping the NC version of QNX was that the Open Source
community then dropped support for QNX. During the years that the NC
version was available, much open source software was ported to QNX. That's
over. The major open source development groups no longer bother with QNX.
Over time, less and less open source software works under QNX. Other
than a few projects like Eclipse and GCC, where QNX staff participate,
there's not much open source left that explicitly supports QNX.

There's one guy trying to get Firefox 2 to work on QNX, but the
Firefox developers don't bother any more. That's about typical.

It's sad.

John Nagle
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RE: Re: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby maschoen » Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:56 am

Although what John says is true, it is also the case that a lot of open source compiles just fine because of QNX's posix conformance. That which doesn't sometimes needs just a little tweaking, sometimes a lot, and sometimes just is possible under normal circumstances. Things like cdrecord that depend on driver support are likely not to port very easily. I imagine that most of the difficulty porting firefox is the screen interface.
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Re: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby evanh » Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:05 pm

John Nagle wrote:
There's one guy trying to get Firefox 2 to work on QNX, but the
Firefox developers don't bother any more. That's about typical.

It's sad.


:(

I've wandered away to Linux now.
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Re: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby Jason Clarke » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:03 pm

There's one guy trying to get Firefox 2 to work on QNX, but the
Firefox developers don't bother any more. That's about typical.


You can get Firefox 2.0 for QNX here

http://www.cranksoftware.com/downloads.html
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Re: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby Kevin Miller » Mon Jul 23, 2007 9:23 pm

I have been using the Firefox package continuously now for months, and,
on the whole it works well. I have it sending and receiving mail from
both an IMAP and a POP3 account. The browser has a lot of minor
problems, but on the whole works ok. Chatzilla works very well, with the
small exception that the input line doesn't echo what I type. Not a big
deal for me, since I touch type, but it would be a problem for
hunt-and-peck, I suppose.

maschoen wrote:
Although what John says is true, it is also the case that a lot of
open source compiles just fine because of QNX's posix conformance.
That which doesn't sometimes needs just a little tweaking, sometimes a
lot, and sometimes just is possible under normal circumstances.
Things like cdrecord that depend on driver support are likely not to
port very easily. I imagine that most of the difficulty porting
firefox is the screen interface.
Kevin Miller
 

Re: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby Francois Joubert » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:17 am

Evan Hillas wrote:
John Nagle wrote:
There's one guy trying to get Firefox 2 to work on QNX, but the
Firefox developers don't bother any more. That's about typical.

It's sad.


:(

I've wandered away to Linux now.

Yes, we are planning to move to FreeBSD. We are developing our hardware
to do away with a RTOS. My customers want data to be written to DVD and
not CD. Unfortunately we cannot provide them with such a service (not
with QNX).

We hoped that when the runtime CD became available, the support one
expects from such an environment, will improve. But alas.....


Francois
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Re: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby Mario Charest » Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:18 pm

"Francois Joubert" <sommerfj@webmail.co.za> wrote in message
news:fb61jc$orh$1@inn.qnx.com...
Evan Hillas wrote:
John Nagle wrote:
There's one guy trying to get Firefox 2 to work on QNX, but the
Firefox developers don't bother any more. That's about typical.

It's sad.


:(

I've wandered away to Linux now.

Yes, we are planning to move to FreeBSD. We are developing our hardware to
do away with a RTOS. My customers want data to be written to DVD and not
CD. Unfortunately we cannot provide them with such a service (not with
QNX).

Don't know what your product is but why not supply aWindows or Linux box
that takes care of the DVD.
Changing OS is an expensive operation unless there are other reasons then
lack of DVD writting cabability.

We hoped that when the runtime CD became available, the support one
expects from such an environment, will improve. But alas.....


Francois
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Re: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby Michael Tasche » Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:38 am

Hi,

Francois Joubert schrieb:
Evan Hillas wrote:
John Nagle wrote:
There's one guy trying to get Firefox 2 to work on QNX, but the
Firefox developers don't bother any more. That's about typical.

It's sad.


:(

I've wandered away to Linux now.

Yes, we are planning to move to FreeBSD. We are developing our hardware
to do away with a RTOS. My customers want data to be written to DVD and
not CD. Unfortunately we cannot provide them with such a service (not
with QNX).
you can burn DVD-RAM with QNX6 without problems and without a special

driver. They simply behave like harddisks. We use EIDE and SATA DVD
drives for our customers. Because there is no UDF Filesystem for QNX at
the moment, we use fat32.
The DVD-RAM media is more expensive, but burning the data will "not"
touch realtime behaviour of your system. Burning software for CD's or
normal DVD's wastes much more CPU Cycles.
So, if this was your only reason, please don't move.

-Michael


We hoped that when the runtime CD became available, the support one
expects from such an environment, will improve. But alas.....


Francois
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Re: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby Armin » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:29 am

Francois Joubert wrote:
Evan Hillas wrote:
John Nagle wrote:
There's one guy trying to get Firefox 2 to work on QNX, but the
Firefox developers don't bother any more. That's about typical.

It's sad.
I've wandered away to Linux now.

Yes, we are planning to move to FreeBSD. We are developing our hardware
to do away with a RTOS. My customers want data to be written to DVD and
not CD. Unfortunately we cannot provide them with such a service (not
with QNX).

We hoped that when the runtime CD became available,

The runtime CD is available since a LONG time!

--Armin

the support one
expects from such an environment, will improve. But alas.....


Francois
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Re: How to burn DVD under qnx6 ?

Postby Francois Joubert » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:59 am

Mario Charest wrote:
"Francois Joubert" <sommerfj@webmail.co.za> wrote in message
news:fb61jc$orh$1@inn.qnx.com...
Evan Hillas wrote:
John Nagle wrote:
There's one guy trying to get Firefox 2 to work on QNX, but the
Firefox developers don't bother any more. That's about typical.

It's sad.

:(

I've wandered away to Linux now.
Yes, we are planning to move to FreeBSD. We are developing our hardware to
do away with a RTOS. My customers want data to be written to DVD and not
CD. Unfortunately we cannot provide them with such a service (not with
QNX).

Don't know what your product is but why not supply aWindows or Linux box
that takes care of the DVD.
Changing OS is an expensive operation unless there are other reasons then
lack of DVD writting cabability.

We hoped that when the runtime CD became available, the support one
expects from such an environment, will improve. But alas.....


Francois


Unfortunately due to regulatory and security issues we must burn to

write-once media inside a secure environment.

But yes, we do plan to embed a DVD writer with a single-board PC with
Linux or similar to solve the problem in the mean time.

DVD writing is definitely not the only issue why we plan to move away
from QNX. Other issues include USB and other device support, and other
factors not related to QNX performance.

Issues like DVD writing, lack of USB serial drivers (for example) just
makes the decision to move away from QNX that much easier.
Francois Joubert
 

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