2008 WTF??

Lorn Potter lpotter at trolltech.com
Sun Aug 10 05:19:06 CEST 2008

Stephen Shelton wrote:
> I think the the largest pain points involving Openmoko all come down to
> documentation.
> Most specifically, I do NOT want to be told that something is stable when it is
> not. The 2008.8 is anything but stable. Half the apps didn't work, the GUI was
> occasionally responsive, and, hell, I couldn't even get registered with the
> network.
> That said, I was very pleased to see what I would [otherwise] consider a large
> step forward. I love the concept behind the installer, and I like where Illume
> is going.
> What is not ok is to proclaim the release as hugely stable when it is far from
> it.
> I would also like to see some very clear, well maintained documentation for
> developers.


> I would love to write a couple small apps and a game or two for the
> device.

in the examples directory. Or, really, the whole of Qtopia _is_ an 
example app.

> In fact, that's one of the main reasons I bought the phone.
> Unfortunately, the process of getting the toolchain set up has proved far too
> time consuming than my schedule can presently tolerate.

has an easy to install qtopia sdk for the neo. It runs in a vmware 
machine. It has all the tools you need to create Qtopia applications, 
and then some. If you have a native linux host, you can mount the 
downloaded iso, and extract the iso. Mount that and run the installer 
script, which has the toolchain and qtopia binaries necessary for 

> Beyond that, I'd also
> like to see some good documentation for API's (for UI widgets, etc.)


Since ASU has Qt and Qtopia libraries, you can easily develop any app 
with the Qtopia Neo SDK, and then compile them against the toolchain 
available in the download directories at openmoko. I have not tested 
this later part.

Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Software Engineer, Systems Group, Trolltech, a Nokia company

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