By ICS | Friday, February 17, 2012
This week we switched to the new repository. Some pull requests from the old repository had to be resubmitted. Changes were committed for :
- Patches to get code to compile with Qt 5 (still backwards compatible with Qt 4)
- Adding Compass sensor suport
- Renaming references to Callback or PhoneGap to Cordova
- Changes to use QML WebView in the Qt 5 version
Pull requests are in review for Accelerometer support and Alerts. We're also moving to using a QML WebView for the Qt 4 version as there are some limitations with the C++ QWebView widget (at least on MeeGo Harmattan) that this will overcome. If anyone can test the code on Symbian we would appreciate it as we haven't had a chance to test it on that platform yet.
I have commit access to the repository now and merged some of the pull requests this week.
We did some testing with Qt 4 on Nokia N9 and N950 phones and are looking into some deployment issues there. It is working, but not "out of the box". We hope to test with Qt 5 on the phones soon but don't yet have Qt 5 installed.
We're hearing there will be an upstream repo at https://github.com/apache/incubator-cordova-qt but it is not there yet.
I'm looking forward to seeing the first Qt 5 preview/alpha release but haven't heard any more news about it's progress this week.
Speaking of the name Cordova, it is the English spellng of Córdoba, a city in Spain. To North Americans the name is usually associated with the Chrysler Cordoba, a popular automobile known for it's television commercials featuring Ricardo Montalban extoling the virtues of its "Soft Corinthian Leather".