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Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise (Forbes)

Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise (Forbes)

Posted Jan 15, 2014 17:51 UTC (Wed) by aleXXX (subscriber, #2742)
In reply to: Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise (Forbes) by dsommers
Parent article: Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise (Forbes)

I think so too.
I'm no expert in that area, but AFAIK on Android you have a Linux kernel and on top of that a custom system library and then a java API.
On Jolla you have a normal Linux libc, etc.
So I guess I could easily crosscompile non-GUI stuff for it ?
How do I get something running in the GUI, plain Qt or are special tricks needed ?


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Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise (Forbes)

Posted Jan 15, 2014 17:58 UTC (Wed) by dsommers (subscriber, #55274) [Link]

AFAIK, it's all Qt. At least there SDK is built upon Qtcreator.

More info:
http://www.jollausers.com/2013/05/a-get-together-with-sai...

https://sailfishos.org/develop.html

Jolla Review: Some Rough Edges, But This Linux Smartphone Shows Promise (Forbes)

Posted Jan 15, 2014 19:30 UTC (Wed) by lbt (subscriber, #29672) [Link]

Yes - plain Qt 5.1/5.2 with an emphasis on QML.

If you want more info get the SDK and try it - it's about a lot more than just Jolla devices so it shouldn't be a waste of time.

FYI it contains a Virtualbox VM which runs a minimal Mer installation with the build/cross tools.
There's another VM which runs an x86 emulator of Sailfish (or Nemo or...)

To jump in front of a common "oh you don't want to do it like that" theme:
Why this approach? Minimal cost to support 'any linux/windows/mac user'.
Is it an optimal use of your 12 core 16Gb quad-ssd dev box - no. Does it do the job? Yes. Is there a 'better' way for serious hackers? Yes.

dsommers posted some good links too, thanks.

also #sailfishos on freenode (or #nemomobile or #mer)


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