About This Guide

Thank you for choosing the QNX Momentics development suite version 6.3.2. This guide tells you how to install it from CD.

Please read this preface for information that applies to all host OSs:

and then refer to the chapter for your specific OS:

Typographical conventions

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:

Reference Example
Commands make
Environment variables PATH
File and pathnames /dev/null
Keyboard keys Enter
Variable names stdin
User-interface components Cancel

We use an arrow (-->) in directions for accessing menu items, like this:

You'll find the Other... menu item under Perspective-->Show View.

We use notes and cautions to highlight important messages:

Note: Notes point out something important or useful.

Caution: Cautions tell you about commands or procedures that may have unwanted or undesirable side effects.

Before you start

Before you install this software, please note the following:

Getting started with the documentation

After you've installed your development suite, you'll find an extensive set of online documentation in HTML format. You can read it in the Integrated Development Environment's help system on all host OSs; on self-hosted QNX Neutrino systems, you can also read it in the Photon helpviewer, or you can use a web browser to display:


This "roadmap" page contains links to the various HTML booksets that accompany the OS (e.g. System Architecture, QNX Neutrino Programmer's Guide, Library Reference, Utilities Reference, etc.).

The online documentation includes the installation and release notes. For the most up-to-date version of these notes, go to our website, www.qnx.com, log into your myQNX account, and then go to the Download area.

You can install and work with multiple versions of QNX Neutrino. Whether you're using the command line or the IDE, you can choose which version of the OS to build programs for. For more information, see the IDE User's Guide or the QNX Neutrino Programmer's Guide.

Note: Coexistence of 6.3.x and 6.2.1 is supported only on Windows hosts (we didn't support Linux hosts in 6.2.1).

Technical support

To obtain technical support for any QNX product, visit the Support + Services area on our website (www.qnx.com). You'll find a wide range of support options, including community forums.

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