Talk:EMX (programming environment)

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Notability[edit]

The following concern has been raised: "unremarkable software. Lacks 3rd party references demonstrating its notability"

EMX is the only POSIX programming environment for OS/2.

EMX is the best among two POSIX(-like) programming environment for DOS (DJGPP being the other one).

The following software packages have DOS or OS/2 ports thanks to EMX:

The following tutorials explain how to install and use EMX:

EMX is the basis of other software packages:

  • RSX, the Rainer Schnitker extender, the only POSIX programming environment for Windows 3.1.
  • Open Objects Library, see [7].

The German Heise c't computer magazine had a multi-page article about EMX. [8]

Eberhard Mattes' EMX had been mentioned in a total of 13 c't magazine articles from 1992 to 1997, an article in the april 1994 issue (p. 152f) probably being the most relevant one. It not only outlines the differences between Colin Jensen's "native" gcc/2 port and Mattes' emx-gcc, but also covers aspects such as debugging, shared libraries, programming environment and documentation. Worth citing, I think. Torsten, 20 January 2012
Wikipedia notability guidelines insist on significant coverage in 3rd party verifiable sources. A single magazine article isn't going to cut it I'm afraid.--RadioFan (talk) 14:31, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

There is more coverage of it:

  • Books: This books.google.com search [9] finds 11 books that mention EMX as a way of porting programs to DOS or OS/2.


DJGPP has its own article. EMX does the same (provide portability of Unix programs to DOS) and more (supports more POSIX API than DJGPP, and also provides portability to OS/2).

+emx+gcc has 33400 hits on Google.

"other stuff exists" is not a good argument to make. Also, while a useful tool in finding reliable sources to establish notability of a topic, the number of Google hits provides no guarantee that a subject meets notability guidelines.--RadioFan (talk) 19:44, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
But books are "reliable sources", no? The above books search returns 11 books, from 10 different authors, about different topics (linux/unix programming, cryptography, perl programming, system programming, general programming, compiler construction), so that should count for "independent of the subject".Professor Tournesol (talk) 07:40, 27 July 2009 (UTC)