As it turns out, there is nothing new about this feature. QNX Neutrino can already reap zombies, thank you very much; it now simply does a better job of it in certain situations.
And guess what: the article contained incorrect information about a couple of other new features as well.
Now that I've come clean, let's review what version 6.5 does support:
- symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) on ARM Cortex-A9 processors and Freescale Power e500MC processor cores
- SMP on multi-core processors with up to 32 cores
- faster kernel performance under heavy memory utilization
- higher file system throughput on many platforms, as well as new parameters to fine-tune file system performance
- support for Intel APICs and MSIs, and expanded support for x86 boards from Advantech, Intel, and Kontron
- a new Persistent Publish/Subscribe (PPS) service that helps simplify the design and maintenance of systems that integrate diverse software and hardware components
- support for the Eclipse platform 3.5.2, Eclipse CDT 6.0, and GCC 4.4.2
- optimizations to dynamic linking, including lazy linking and GNU hashing
Version 6.5 is slated for release in June 2010.