New mozilla firebird/thunderbird packages for QNX

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Adrian Mardare posted that an update to mozilla 1.5 had been added to the QNX 3rd party online repository. Packages for the Firebird browser 0.7 and the Thunderbird mail 0.4 have also been added. Mozilla now includes a spellchecker for MailNews and Composer.

Some changes, specific to the qnx/photon platform:
- the controls in the forms are drawn correctly now ( they used to have heavy ( 3 pixels ) borders )
- the alpha channel is somewhat working. There are problems when the alpha maps do not fit into the draw buffer ( large images ). This will be fortunatelly addressed in photon 6.3 that allows placing them in shared memory.
- the themes should now work correctly ( with the above amendment ).
- the sound files indicated in the preferences should now be played/previewed correctly.
- when installing these packages in top of mozilla 0.9.8 or 1.0, they should install ok.

New QNX Offering Speeds Development for Gigabit Ethernet Networks

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QNX Software Systems today announced support for the Broadcom® StrataXGSTM family of switch products, and the availability of an optimized board support package (BSP) for Broadcom's StrataXGS switch architecture, aimed at the creation of stackable, highly integrated network switches, blades, and routing equipment.Designers of multi-layer and Gigabit Ethernet-enabled enterprise switches can now take advantage of the carrier-grade reliability and massive scalability of the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS).

QNX 6.2.0 NC Install Without Burning a Disc

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By Chris McKillop

One of the changes with the 6.2.0 release of the NC (non-commerical) edition of QNX was the removal of the online repositories and not offering a separate Win32 based install download. However, all is not lost and this little page will take you through the steps required to install QNX NC without actually burning a CDROM.

QNX to Support New Intel® Development Platforms

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QNX Software Systems today announced that it will integrate support for the Intel® IXDP2401, IXDP2801, and IXDP2851 advanced development platforms into the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS). With these new development platforms being announced today at the Intel Developer Forum in San Jose, CA, Intel now offers manufacturers of IP, optical, and wireless networking equipment a standard, integrated development environment for its line of IXP2XXX network processors. QNX Software Systems currently supports the existing Intel® IXDP2400 and IXDP2800 development platforms.