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Qt for S60 repository going public

Published on Tuesday May 26, 2009 by Kristian Amlie in Contributors Qt Git S60 | Comments

About two weeks back, the Qt repository was made available to the public. Since then, we on the S60 team have been dying to do the same, and finally, we are able to make our branch of Qt available to all of you!

On the master branch you can see all the latest development of the S60 port, and everyone is free to clone and submit merge requests, just like for mainline Qt.

In order to compile the branch, I suggest reading the installation instructions at pepper.troll.no. There is also a very nice webcast to get you started.

Unfortunately, compiling Qt for the actual device is not possible unless you own a license to the RVCT ARM compiler. While it is possible to compile Qt with the GCCE ARM compiler, the binaries will not run due to shortcomings in GCCE when dealing with static data in DLLs. We're hoping that this problem will be rectified in the future. Compiling for the emulator should be a breeze though, and the majority of code can be tested there.

Fluidlauncher in the emulator

Welcome to the world of Symbian!

The repository is located at http://gitorious.org/+qt-s60-developers/qt/qt-s60.

Update: Right now the master branch will only compile with a beta version of Open C that is not yet released to the public. We are told that it is to be released very soon, but in the meantime, it should be safe to comment out the parts that fail to compile. We are sorry for the inconvenience!

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