It’s Time to Migrate from Photon to Qt
In its heyday in the mid-to-late '90s, the QNX Photon microGUI windowing system was a technological feat — a high-performance graphical environment that offered technologies for creating high-end graphics applications, such as offscreen video, direct graphics mode, video overlay support and 3D. Businesses liked Photon because it allowed them to design responsive user experiences; developers liked Photon because it allowed them to easily scale from small embedded systems to expansive, workstation-class development environments simply by adding or removing modules.
But that was then. These days, Photon has reached the end of its life.
Photon has been unsupported since 2014. If you remain with this deprecated technology, you will not be able to update libraries for the latest bug fixes or security patches; you'll be tethered to old versions of QNX that no longer perform well or accommodate feature improvements; and you’ll assume added risk by working on an unsupported platform. That’s why migrating now makes sense.
For more info on the Photon to Qt migration process, check out our on-demand webinar.