[Gta04-owner] building qtmoko

Josua Mayer josua.mayer97 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 27 12:17:04 CET 2015

Happy holidays to all of you!

After many weeks of idling, I found some more time to look into what I 
started here.
With a few hacks around the configure scripts, and device config files I 
managed to have configure accept the qt I built earlier, as -system-qt.
However QtMoko still builds its own version Qt-Embedded. The system-qt 
is *only* used to build the QBuild tool.

It looks to me as if qtopia was designed to use its own version of Qt. 
As the configure-script is rather complicated and consists of several 
thousand lines of code, I decided to try a new approach now:
invoke qmake/qbuild manually from a simple shell-script and see if I can 
come up with something easy to quickly build qtmoko against an already 
available version of Qt.

I'll let you all know what comes out of this.

In the meantime, if you are wondering what kinds of hacks I had to 
employ, check the latest commit on my fork:

Josua Mayer

On Oct 11 2015 Josua Mayer wrote:
> Good day everybody,
> It has been quite a while since I promised I'd try building qtmoko, 
> and I finally had some limited success:
> I did get qtmoko built on real hardware (quadcore armv7) running 
> debian jessie.
> Steps I did:
> build qt 4.8.7 with -embedded, and turned it into a .deb: 
> https://repo.solid-build.xyz/obs/home:/Catwich:/QtMoko/Debian_Jessie/armhf/qt-embedded_4.8.7_armhf.deb
> # build qtmoko
> mkdir build; cd build
> export PATH=/opt/qt-embedded/bin:$PATH
> export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/qt-embedded/lib
> Â ../qtmoko/configure -system-qt -no-rpath -device gta04 -ui-type 
> mobile -remove-module pkgmanagement -xplatform linux-native-g++ 
> -platform linux-g++ -prefix /opt/qtmoko
> make -j4
> make image
> cp -r image /opt/qtmoko
> However I am not happy with this result.
> For one, I had to heavily patch the configure script to make it accept 
> -system-qt, and even then, it looks like it rebuilt its bundled 
> version of Qt (check the installed files in /opt/qtmoko/lib, such as 
> libQtScript.so).
> I also disabled the QX app, to save on X11 dependencies, maybe in the 
> future all QtMoko apps can be built individually with their own 
> build-deps?
> Then there was a weird build error in qmailstore.cpp that I didn't 
> understand, and hackfixed it in qmailstore.h
> And finally I noticed that these build-dependencies were absolutely 
> necessary:
> libts-dev, libbluetooth-dev, libgps-dev, libspeexdsp-dev, libvorbis-dev
> I have uploaded all the interesting log files, and binaries to google 
> drive here:Â 
> https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2IGxBXnVbDcdzV5YjgyNFNOSUk&usp=sharing
> My next step will be to sort otu this -system-qt issue, and then build 
> qtmoko using dpkg-buildpackage automatically on a build-server like I 
> did Qt: https://obs.solid-build.xyz/project/monitor/home:Catwich:QtMoko
> Yours sincerely
> Josua mayer
> 2015-09-29 19:36 GMT+02:00 Christ van Willegen <cvwillegen at gmail.com>:
> > Hello Joshua,
> >
> > On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 7:34 PM, Josua Mayer 
> <josua.mayer97 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Since I have had some practice making debian packages over the last few
> >> months, I can volunteer to help get qtmoko building!
> >
> > Great news! Good luck!!
> >
> > Once there is an easy way of development, people are more inclined to
> > do debugging...
> >
> > Christ van Willegen
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