I did some bits of development over the weekend and this evening, or at least i tried too. We also had about 15 inches of snow so much time has been spent shoveling and roof raking.
At the time of writing I am now most of the way through the second tutorial in the Nokia forum hands-on lab series. You can look up the series here:
To date i have a few things I wanted to share, though less about the labs specifically – i’m write about those tomorrow or later this week.
Firstly – QT. When downloading QT make sure it’s the Nokia SDK version rather than standard. It’s the Nokia SDK version that has the Symbian and Maemo simulators and as it takes ages to install, it’s a pain when you install it and it doesn’t have what you expect. You get the Nokia SDK version though Forum.Nokia then going to Library, then Tools and Downloads.
Second – Mad Developer for the N900. The instructions for this are outdated now with newer versions around. The existing instructions are at:
http://doc.qt.nokia.com/qtcreator-snapshot/creator-developing-maemo.html#installing-and-configuring-mad-developer and there are also some in the QT Everywhere lab.
However – when setting up USB on Windows 7, you don’t need the PC connectivity suite to look up USB networking for you. Windows will install the drivers and get you hooked up. Just ping the device with it’s USB address and you will find it works. Also for some reason, my PC couldn’t ping my device via it’s wifi address.
Still, it’s nice to develop and sent it straight to the device. I’m brand new to QT (well, i did a basic tutorial many months ago) and so far I like it, even as a Visual Studio developer professionally. It’s a great way to learn both the framework, and the c++ language too. Anyway, more on these tutorials tomorrow (probably).