Madde tech preview – update

February 5, 2010 at 15:02 | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

A month ago, we offered a first tech preview of a new cross-compilation toolkit for Maemo5. Madde is a command line tool, which makes the development for Maemo much smoother. It runs on Linux, Windows and Mac, is easy to install and contains the Qt 4.5 libraries by default. Further there is a first preview of a client for the N900 available, which helps to transfer and test the code on the device.

Since then we received a lot of positive feedback. Especially Windows users like the idea of being able to develop and cross-compile applications within their native environment. The feedback helped us to improve the software further. Now there is an updated version of Madde tech preview (0.6.14) available for download. The biggest changes are the updated target to PR1.1 and the change of the toolchain, which matches now the Maemo5 SDK. Here are all the changes and improvements, compared to the “X-mas-edition”:

  • Fremantle target updated to PR.1.1
  • Toolchain changed for Fremantle. Now it matches with Maemo5 SDK. cc command fixed.

  • Windows target creation performance improved.
  • Maemo Desktop files added to Qt example and base64 command added to support that.
  • Qt library example fixed.
  • Following https://bugs.maemo.org/buglist.cgi?component=madde bugs fixed.
    • 8415 Cannot install MADDE to different directory than the default
    • 7637 pscreate writes a localized, invalid trailer line into de…7821 Library search path wrong
    • 7350 MADDE 0.5′s dpkg replacement does not work with –search …
    • 7774 Can’t run GLES applications under madde environment
    • 8623 hildon-1 pkg-config configuration broken.
  • Minor buf fixes and improvements.

With this new preview, we want to keep you up-to-date on the development process. Please feel free to give it a try and to let us know, what you think. You can do that on different channels – Bugzilla has a component called Madde and there is a talk-thread, where Madde developer are active and open for your comments.

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  1. Hi!

    I have a patch for MADDE – I started to incorporate Maemian checks on newly built packages. Where can I send this patch?

    Jeremiah

  2. Is there an ETA for qt1.6 and QML support in MADDE?


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