Next CSSU testing update to downgrade Qt
Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh is planning to address the Qt regressions in the current version of the Community SSU testing branch by downgrading Qt from the current version of 4.7.2: While testing on another N900, I found that Qt Mobility 1.2 doesn't mix well with the CSSU update, this only means one thing, the update will be delayed a day, a new CSSU update will be pushed, this will revert Qt back to 4.7.0 with some custom fixes applied on top, then new Qt Mobility libraries if they don't work well with the old 4.7.0 (which they should).
Porting MeeGo 1.2 to Nook Color
Barnes & Noble's Nook Color is a US Android-based book reader, designed to compete with Amazon's Kindle. However, unlike the Kindle, it's running Android and has been hacked to have full tablet capability - which makes it a bit of a bargain at its low price. A thread on the forum details developers attempts to port MeeGo to it. The current status is described as: At this point 2.6.38 with drivers and board support files ported forward compiles silently, but does not activate the screen thus giving no useful output. With 2.6.32 and 2.6.29 it is possible to boot up to the login prompt (Xorg must be disabled, or the device will not give any indication of having booted.) If you have a device, or any experience with low-level hacking, get involved.
Second alpha release of Necessitas - Qt on Android
Necessitas is the community port of Qt to Android, and has seen some success with Qt applications already appearing in the Android market. The latest release is a major one: Today I have the honor to announce the second alpha of Necessitas SDK and the first as a KDE project. YES, we've joined KDE, because we share the same goal; to make Qt more powerful, more accessible, and to keep it free for everyone. This release brings a lot of exciting new features:
- we began to move Necessitas to KDE infrastructure
- we've switch to Nokia's SDK Installer
- Necessitas comes with proper support for Windows and latter also for Mac
- Qt framework [bug fixes]
- QtMobility (preview)
- QtWebKit 2.1, we activated JIT support
- latest QtCreator 2.2
- gdb 7.2(with python support), for the best native code debugging experience out there
- install Google's official SDKs and NDK using Necessitas SDK installer
The release also introduces a new change management approach for the Necessitas repositories, allowing a progression of new features to developers in a timely manner.
Proposed community quality assurance rules for MeeGo Apps
One of your editors, Andrew Flegg, picked up an action in an ad-hoc BoF at the MeeGo Conference to come up with some proposed rules for apps.meego.com: The aims are: To simplify the criteria down as far as possible compared with maemo.org's Extras-testing QA; To make sure the system does as much as possible; To provide a checklist approach, but without mandating that everyone can (and should) investigate all aspects (not everyone needs to, or can, check for power management issues) If you have experience with the maemo.org Extras-testing repository - either as a tester or a developer, please chime in with your thoughts.