[Q] about Qnx and kde/gnome etc.
Considering that QNX runs off unix/bash from what i understand. Is it not plausible that developing a mobile version of KDE or GNOME could be made for the bb10 devices?
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01-26-2013, 02:18 AM #2
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In theory I guess it would be possible. There were some folks in germany that got Ubuntu web parts up and running so I guess anything is possible. We've seen citrix and splashtop on playbooks which isn't the same thing but my guess is the horsepower is there. The beauty of open source, if you have both time and desire, you can probably make it work.
- 01-27-2013, 04:53 PM #3
I can see Gnome 3 Shell working on a mobile quite well, but considering it hits my cores for 8-21% just idling can't see it being feasible. My i5-2500k has the best luck with gnome 3 shell, ~8-10% idling at about 108F inside the case. KDE might work, but I'm not keen on the mobile/netbook UI.
- 01-27-2013, 06:00 PM #4
QNX isn't linux.
Also, there's no way to modify the GUI so an alternative desktop shell isn't possible.
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- 01-27-2013, 06:49 PM #5
QNX isn't UNIX nor is it even based on UNIX. And contrary to what I read on tons of websites, QNX isn't even UNIX-like. The similarities with UNIX are only in that both QNX and UNIX feature a POSIX compliant API, which basically means that with very little modification, QNX can run the same applications as true UNIX. QNX took this approach so that they could penetrate markets/applications/customers where UNIX was previously installed.
Here's a solid reference that talks about the above and explains how the superior architechture of QNX allows for greatly enhanced performance and reliability.
- 02-06-2013, 12:18 PM #9
- 01-03-2014, 03:05 PM #10
I was also interested in getting KDE and Gnome running on QNX. I have not tried anything yet, but I think it is a pretty nice thought.
I came across this: ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/pack...head_20110826/
Check out foundry27.
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