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Native support for Linux/Qt.

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Joined: 2006-11-22

Are there any plans to support Linux/Qt (instead of Linux Qtembedded)?

I would like to use Linux as a development platform.

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Joined: 2004-03-04


I'd just like to add some detail to the previous answer:

- Sun will be making available a Linux version of the Sun Wireless Toolkit development environment in the first quarter of 2007. This will allow you to do Java ME application development on Linux (instead of Windows).

- If what you want is the ability to run Java ME applications directly on Linux using Qt then I am not sure why you want to do that. The phoneME Feature stack is designed to run on embedded devices and mobile phones and you would probably used Java SE if you wanted to develop desktop applications

- If you *do* develop applications targeting Linux/Qt you might run into a mismatch in UI features and behavior when compared to mobile platform. In the embedded world the final platform your application needs to work well on is the device not the desktop.

Hope this helps,

-- Terrence

Terrence Barr
Evangelist, Java Mobile & Embedded Community
Sun Microsystems, Germany

Joined: 2006-11-22


The reason was simply that I thought that an emulator based on Linux/Qt would be more confortable.

I also would prefer to be able to use native Qt because of the automation capabilities. At present there is no method of automated testing of MIDP applications (correct me if I am wrong).

I will try building with Qt/embedded.

Joined: 2006-10-20

Hi Ramon,

The phoneME project is targeted to mobile devices, so working with Qt/Embedded or Qtopia is just the natural decision connected to real life. Can you please explain what does harden your development on Linux platform?

The usage of QVFb and Qt/E libraries for i386 let us work on i386 with nearly the same configuration as the one supposed to work on mobile devices. In this way, it is possible to run/test/debug phoneME on Linux/i386 host, until the problem or functionality is really specific to a target platform (e.g. to ARM architecture, or keypad support).

I have no information on Linux/Qt support, however we have the idea to support Linux/GTK in the future. Are any other ideas, suggestions?


Joined: 2006-11-22

I would like to have a useful phone emulator, similar to the Win32 emulator. The linux emulator seems to be designed for mobile phone manufacturers, so that they can test the software that will run inside phones, in an environment as close as posible to the device. What I need is something more designed for application development. I find this emulator with Qt/embedded unneccessary difficult to use, compared to the win32 one.