What’s new in Qt Tizen Integration 1.0 Alpha 4?
What’s new in Qt for Tizen Alpha 4?
Bringing Tizen, Linux and Qt Communities TogetherIt is expected that emerging Open Governance of Tizen 3.0 brings Qt for Tizen and Tizen communities closer and enable direct contributions to the Tizen project. Possible tasks include maintenance of Tizen-compliant Qt packages and testing Tizen emulator for specific use cases. Stability improvements would then land directly in Tizen.
Each release of Qt for Tizen is a result of spare time activity of 2 or 3 engineers. Imagine progress that will be possible if communities got more integrated!
Improvements in Qt packaging performed in this release already bring benefits to other platforms where Qt is widely used, for example Linux desktop, Android and Mer.
How to Install?Detailed installation instructions have been prepared for application developers at http://qt-project.org/wiki/Build-Qt-for-Tizen. They explain all prerequisites such as installing Tizen SDK and dependencies. The installation process has been tested with Ubuntu/Kubuntu 12 and 13.
Known IssuesSee this wiki page for a list of known issues.
Join Us!Qt for Tizen SDK support can be extended to other Linuxes, Windows and Mac OS X. Volunteers interested in that or in any other tasks are invited to contact (see Updates below). Feedback from application developers is highly welcome too.
Remember, you can always join us! Not only as a software developer - if you love technology, a Media Partners program exists to better reach global and local communities and individuals potentially interested in Tizen and Qt for Tizen itself.
Further PlansFurther integration between Qt and Tizen specifics and services is already in the works. Qt SDK for Tizen for many Linux distributions and support for Mac OS X and Windows would be added. Our road map is developed in the open.
CreditsSoftware development for this release has been contributed by Tomasz Olszak (build scripts, packaging, Qt Creator plugin), Jarosław Pelczar (Qt Creator plugin) and Jarosław Staniek (testing and documentation). Valuable feedback, testing and improvements were offered by numerous other Qt Project contributors. All contributors are listed on the wiki page.
UpdatesIf you wish to follow the initiative or comment please do so below on this blog or at your convenience use the following places:
- Development mailing list is shared with general Tizen development list: firstname.lastname@example.org (subscribe here).
- Contact point for users of Qt for Tizen is shared with the Tizen Native Application Developers mailing list: email@example.com (subscribe here). Alternatively, use Tizen Native Application Development forum.
- Mailing list for developers of Qt itself: firstname.lastname@example.org (subscribe here)
- Mailing list for users (of Qt): email@example.com (subscribe here)
- Blog - articles and announcements
- Twitter @QtForTizen - latest news
- Facebook @QtForTizen - latest news
- Google+ community - latest news
- Video channel qtfortizen
- IRC channel: #qt-tizen at irc.freenode.org (you can also connect via web browser here)