[Tinkerphones] +++ next breakthrough for qtmoko2 +++

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Sun Mar 18 07:39:50 CET 2018

Hi all,
here is a new result:

-rw-r--r--  1 root root        1974 Mar 17 22:36 qt-embedded-dev_4.8.7.20180317_armhf.deb
-rw-r--r--  1 root root         800 Mar 17 21:09 qt-embedded_4.8.7.20180317.dsc
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   263724152 Mar 17 21:09 qt-embedded_4.8.7.20180317.tar.xz
-rw-r--r--  1 root root        1671 Mar 17 22:38 qt-embedded_4.8.7.20180317_armhf.changes
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    30166038 Mar 17 22:37 qt-embedded_4.8.7.20180317_armhf.deb

This means that I have managed to build the QtMoko2 version of qte core as Debian
(Jessie) packages [1], after merging last upstream changes (hence version 4.8.7)
and all known QtMoko patches (mainly by Radek and Andreas) and the debian/rules
(by Josua) into a single branch [2].

If you have a Letux Debian on your GTA04 (or Pyra or Pandora or ...) it suffices to

	apt-get update
	apt-get install qt-embedded
	ls -l /opt/qt-embedded/bin/qmake

If you want to try to build it yourself, these commands should work on some Jessie (armhf) system:

	sudo apt-get install git build-essential pkg-config debhelper libz-dev libsqlite3-dev libglib2.0-dev libgstreamer0.10-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev
	git clone git://git.goldelico.com/qtmoko2-qte.git
	cd qtmoko2-qte
	git checkout jessie

The benefit of this work will be that it becomes much faster to build QtMoko2,
because all the core Qt stuff (graphics, libs, WebKit) etc. have not to
be rebuilt over and over. We just install the -dev version and can link
against it. By this step, development of Apps should become simple.

The next step that should be done is to remove qte sources from the QtMoko
tree. And make the qtmoko build just use the qmake and libs provided by

A minor improvement needed for this qt-embedded package is to better filter
and split the resulting files between qt-embedded.deb and qt-embedded-dev.deb
so that qt-embedded.deb becomes smaller for pure runtime environments.

As usual, contributions by you are welcome and needed!

Have fun,

[1]: http://download.goldelico.com/letux-debian-rootfs/debian/dists/jessie/main/binary-armhf/?C=M;O=D
[2]: http://git.goldelico.com/?p=qtmoko2-qte.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/jessie

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