Re: About QtMoko future

2011-05-09 Thread Radek Polak
On Saturday 07 May 2011 17:20:50 Joif wrote:

 Hi list
 In the announcement of QtMoko v33 there were some discussions about the
 future of QtMoko.
 But to date, I have not a clear vision about the current situation and the
 future of QtMoko, so I want to ask some questions to developers.
 1) QtMoko is based on Qt Extended, is this Qt base still in development
 or is it an ended project? I mean, the main work on QtMoko is about
 bringing new and improved code or about solving bugs?

Hi, much of the questions were already answered by Timo (thanks), i will try 
to add some more info.

To avoid confusion i will try to explain what QtMoko is. From historical point 
of view its:

qtopia = qt extended = qt extended improved = QtMoko

Please note that you cant use first three names for your projects, because they 
are trademarks of Nokia, so that's why QtMoko.

From technical point of view QtMoko is using regular Qt as framework for GUI, 
networking and other nice features that Qt supports. Qt is just compiled with 
custom configure switches. We can upgrade Qt from upstream and receive new Qt 
features quite easily.

On top of Qt there are additional libraries for modem, bluetooth, wireless... 
and programs like homescreen, dialer, bluetooth gui, media player. QtMoko is 
upstream of these programs and libs. They can look like dead from the GIT 
commit history, but they compile ok and are working well, so there is not much 
reason to touch them.

From my point of view there is nothing rotten in QtMoko except the build 
system which is no longer working with newer Qt because QtScript has been 
rewritten in upstream Qt and is no longer working in qbuild (qtmoko build 
system).

There are two ways to solve it - either fix it of switch the build system to 
something else - most probably cmake.

 3) If FSO, how many parts of the current QtMoko have to be rewritten? Will
 FSO be more difficult to use (in terms of writing new code)?

It's hard to say now, i have just started with demo application that blinks 
leds and it was quite easy ;-)

 4) What about Qt Mobility?

If there is anything useful there we can use it.

 5) Will QtMoko still remain Debian-based? (I hope so! :) )

Sure, but not only debian, you can compile if for any rootfs. I am now using 
SHR unstable for work on FSO integration.

 6) Is (or will be) there a way to write new apps (or modify extisting ones)
 in a relative easy way such as using Qt Creator?

I try to add QtCreator projects for all new projects and i try to make sure 
the apps work also on PC where you can debug them easily. I havent looked for 
more integration like automatic deploy and debugging on the device, but on the 
other hand scp  gdb good enough for me.


Regards

Radek


[1] https://github.com/radekp/qtmoko/tree/master/src/libraries/qfso

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tangogps and qtmoko

2011-05-09 Thread Robin Paulson
hi,
i have the latest qtmoko (35) installed on my freerunner. i also have
tanggogps installed, used via QX.

the problem is, when i run tango, it only uses 3/4 of the screen

then, if i hit 'info' to show the config, etc., that takes up around a
1/3 of the screen, and can't be closed, plus i can't read all the info
on the different tabs. i've tried 'rotate screen' in the qx setup for
tango, but it doesn't rotate or make any difference at all.

any suggestions?

cheers

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robin

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Re: tangogps and qtmoko

2011-05-09 Thread Radek Polak
On Tuesday 10 May 2011 02:58:19 Robin Paulson wrote:

 i have the latest qtmoko (35) installed on my freerunner. i also have
 tanggogps installed, used via QX.
 
 the problem is, when i run tango, it only uses 3/4 of the screen
 
 then, if i hit 'info' to show the config, etc., that takes up around a
 1/3 of the screen, and can't be closed, plus i can't read all the info
 on the different tabs. i've tried 'rotate screen' in the qx setup for
 tango, but it doesn't rotate or make any difference at all.
 
 any suggestions?

You can play with various settings. They can be activated from menu when you 
stand on the TangoGPS item. If you choose to use matchbox window manager all 
should be ok.

Regards

Radek

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Re: tangogps and qtmoko

2011-05-09 Thread Gianluigi
On Tuesday 10 May 2011 02:58:19 Robin Paulson wrote:
 hi,
 i have the latest qtmoko (35) installed on my freerunner. i also have
 tanggogps installed, used via QX.
 
 the problem is, when i run tango, it only uses 3/4 of the screen
 
 then, if i hit 'info' to show the config, etc., that takes up around a
 1/3 of the screen, and can't be closed, plus i can't read all the info
 on the different tabs. i've tried 'rotate screen' in the qx setup for
 tango, but it doesn't rotate or make any difference at all.
 
 any suggestions?
 
 cheers
 

Try to use window manager in setup. I've added Matchbox also; you'll have the 
X top-right corner to close application.



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