MADDE tech preview continues: Integration into QtCreator

February 26, 2010 at 20:47 | Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Some time ago, we published a tech preview of MADDE as a new cross-compilation tool, which runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. MADDE is a command line tool, which allows to compile C/C++ and Qt applications for Maemo5. We got a lot of positive feedback, as the tool is easy to set up and to use. It smoothes the set up of the development environment, significantly for Windows-users.

Now the tech preview is extended by adding another feature. During the next week, we will give you instructions on how to integrate MADDE into QtCreator, step by step, and for each system – Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It will work with a preview of QtCreator, but all the instructions you will find in the wiki. With today’s post we published already the instructions for Windows users. Check them out and feel free to let us know what you think about it.

Hopefully some of you find time to be at the Mobile Dev Camp in Helsinki tomorrow, to chat about your thoughts and experiences with Maemo development.


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 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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