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Qt Mobility 1.2 Technology Preview

We would like to share our source package of the Qt Mobility 1.2 APIs at a Technology Preview level of maturity and a set of RPM packages for MeeGo compatible devices. As we communicated earlier, the number one mission for Mobility 1.2 was to deliver backend support for MeeGo, so that has been the primary focus in this release. A lot of work is still on-going and there are known issues in this Technology preview. However, we want to obtain your feedback on the design of new APIs early before we mature the APIs to BETA and then ultimately finalize for our delivery to MeeGo 1.2 in early 2011.
Source packages:
Documentation:
MeeGo packages and installation guide:
  • sudo zypper addrepo http://download.meego.com/live/devel:/qt-mtf:/qt-mobility:/1.2tp1/testing/  mobility-1.2-tp1
  • sudo zypper addrepo http://download.meego.com/live/Trunk:/Testing/standard/ trunk-testing
  • sudo zypper refresh
  • sudo zypper install qt-mobility
  • sudo zypper install qt-mobility-examples
Symbian and other platforms:
There will be no Symbian sis packages for this technology preview. If you wish to build Mobility from source for other platforms, you will need to first build Qt. Qt binaries, as provided in Nokia Qt SDK, cannot be used to build Mobility.  Mobility 1.2 requires Qt 4.7.0 as a minimum.
New features:
We would like to highlight two new features for your attention.
Known issues: (TP packages are tested on a net-book environment)
Organizer:
  • mkcal backend is not enabled TP package. Only memory backend is working on TP package. (enabled in master code line)
Contacts:
  • qmlcontacts example : not installed
Multimedia:
  • declarative-music-browser: declarative-music-browser displays empty window on MeeGo, there is no functionality displayed.
  • mediabrowser: mediabrowser  displays empty window on MeeGo, there is no functionality displayed.
  • Player cannot display video full screen on MeeGo netbook
  • Audiorecorder does not seem to record audio on MeeGo netbook
  • qml_camera does not display an image
Document Gallery:
  • documentproperties do not show any document details
Landmarks:
  • Landmark Browser – unable to open database
Service Framework:
  • Service Framework – sfwecho-server failed to write to database, sfwecho-client not fully tested due to testing infrastructur currently being set up
Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth – BT scanner worked, Bluetooth chat ran but crashed when trying to connect.
Location:
  • Geoclue backend code is not enabled in TP package. (enabled in master code line)
NFC:
  • No backend is available on MeeGo
Master branch and the latest RPM packages:
If you wish to check out an up to date status, please view the Qt Mobility master branch and download the RPM packages that we create from the master branch on a regular basis.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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