Odds 'n Ends

By ICS | Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Throughout this project one thing that has been constantly changing has been the source code repositories, both due to several project names changes and with the move to being run as an Apache project.

This last week the old repository at http://github.com/cordova/cordova-qt was removed and replaced by the read-only repository at http://github.com/apache/incubator-cordova-qt. The upstream repository is at http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=incubator-cordova-qt.git. Changes made to the Apache repository get mirrored to github. Developers who are not maintainers can submit pull requests to the github repository where they will get reviewed, commited. and applied back to the Apache repository. They will then show up on the mirrored repository on github.

Contacts support is now in review as a pull request. Confirm notifications is ready to submit and should appear shortly. We found that Camera support had to be done in a platform dependent way. We have implemented it for Harmattan as that is the main platform we are focussing on.

It is good to see that some open source developers have been contributing recently, mostly Qt 4 Symbian support.

We've started looking at porting the Wikipedia PhoneGap application to PhoneGap for Qt as a test. It looks feasible and we've made some good progress. 

We are still waiting to get our hands on a Raspberry Pi board. We have a voucher for a board allocated to this project but the details of how and when the vouchers get redeemed have not been worked out yet.

The alpha release of Qt 5 is expected to come out around March 20. This should generate more visibility for Qt 5 and get it into the hands of more developers. We'll test our code against it when it becomes available. A Qt 4.8.1 bugfix release should also be out in the next week or two.

I've prepared the material for a short webcast on PhoneGap, Cordova, and Qt that will show up onThe ICS Network once the video is edited.



Comments

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Looking forward to see how much and how well your current work can be applied to Qt 5! Yes, the (lack of) availability of Raspberry Pies is a bummer. Have you been able to get Qt 5 running in the N9 or in any other target?

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Er... this is Quim Gil trying to comment from his OpenID. :)

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Yes, we been able to build Qt 5 for the Nokia N9 as well as Linux desktops.

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It would be great to have a video or demo of sorts running the PhoneGap tests (or even better, the Wikipedia app) on a Qt 5 target.

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Is this video up? I'd love to watch it!

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We're working on an issue with Qt5 and WebKit2. If we can resolve that we'll make the demo video.

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Jeff: thanks for the update. I'd love to be able to put phonegap apps on my N9, and I'm hoping that the video gives me instructions on how to do that (I'm experienced at developing with PhoneGap, but not with the N9, so Qt Creator and so on are something of a mystery to me, even as an Ubuntu user). Fingers crossed that the video covers this sort of thing (or perhaps there is simple documentation elsewhere?)

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There is now a short video up showing it running with a Nokia N9 with Qt 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_ay0U5FIts

I'll collect some info how to get started with PhoneGap for Qt and put that in a future blog posting and on the Wiki.