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QNX Operating System

Development of the
fundamental components
of the QNX® Neutrino®
Realtime Operating
System. Aka QNX6
Casually called "procnto
Project Created: 07/05/2007
Project Categorization
Technologies > Operating System
Project Members
Total Project Members:234
Project Administrators:
Attilla Danko
Chris Travis
Colin Burgess
Sebastien Marineau
Steve Bergwerff

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QNX Operating System: Project overview#

This project is the place to develop the crown jewels of QNX: the QNX® Neutrino® Realtime Operating System (QNX6) and key libraries. The operating system is composed of the kernel and the process manager. Because it's a microkernel OS, device drivers, network stacks, filesystems and the like are maintained in separate projects. These projects will be created as the source is released.

What is Neutrino?#

QNX Neutrino is a realtime microkernel operating system. It's scalable, embeddable, networked, SMP-capable, memory protected, and cool. Plus it has a POSIX interface so no one has an excuse to not use it. The OS supports several processor families, including x86, ARM, XScale, PPC, MIPS, and SH-4.

Read about Neutrino#

Read the Legal Stuff: Licenses#

  • The QNX source is licensed to you by QSS under the QNX Non-Commercial End User License Agreement, Commercial Software License Agreement, or Partner Software License Agreement (see http://licensing.qnx.com/developer-licenses/).
  • Failure to abide by licensing rules will result in your bank balance being spontaneously converted into lawyers' fees. :)

Want to Contribute? #

Read the For Developers section of this project's wiki. Heck, read the whole wiki.


First, check the policy for source access. Once you've filled out the forms and have been given source access:

Coming Soon #

To find out what new features are coming up, what's available to try out, and how you can get involved, check out the OS Roadmap.

Who's Who#

Ever wonder where this QNX kernel stuff came from? Want to blame someone?: Meet the Perps
Project News
6.4.2 development has started
For the planned feature list and ways you can be involved, visit:


sbergwerff@qnx.com - 07/08/2009 3:16 PM EDT
Dtrace project now public!
Hey folks, go over to http://community.qnx.com/sf/projects/dtrace and checkout the good times!
cburgess@qnx.com - 04/23/2008 2:50 PM EDT
APS source published
The source for the adaptive partitioning scheduler is now on Foundry27: [ker/aps/|http://community.qnx.com/integration/viewcvs/viewcvs.cgi/trunk/services/system/ker/aps/?root=coreos_pub&system=exsy1001]
adanko@qnx.com - 02/29/2008 12:17 PM EST
Microkernel Webinar Slides posted
I've created a page with the slides and questions from the October 17th Webinar - "Get the inside track on 27 years of microkernel innovation"

I posted the questions asked during the webinar, and will attempt to fill in the answers.
cburgess@qnx.com - 10/19/2007 11:41 AM EDT
Kernel bites man
Now that's news!
cburgess@qnx.com - 09/12/2007 11:31 AM EDT