So Now I have a C7, and I have installed the Nokia Qt SDK 1.1 I have looked at how to deploy Qt apps to Symbian and it’s very simple. Forum. Nokia has a great article on it in their getting started section which is here, but in the spirit of simplicity, here’s the short version.
- QT SDK, and either PC Suite or OVI Suite installed on your computer
- Symbian 3 phone and Nokia USB data cable
- Connect everything up – Connect phone to PC in OVI Suite mode, open PC Suite/Ovi suite and open Qt Creator
- Choose a project or pick an example project to open
- In the Project Setup, choose Qt 4.7.3 for Symbian 3 as a target, as well as the Simulator
- Build the project and run in the simulator – good to make sure there are no errors before trying it with a phone for the first time.
- From the Start Menu in the Qt SDK folder (in windows, I’m trusting Linux users to know where to go for this) run Install Qt 4.7.3 to Symbian 3 device – this will run in Ovi Suite or PC Suite at first the installation will be completed on the device. You may also want to run Install TRK (Debug Agent) to Symbian 3 device
- In Qt Creator go to the Project tabview, and choose Build under Symbian Device – make sure and check that it says Qt 4.7.3 for Symbian 3 (Qt SDK) in the Qt Version dropdown.
- Go to the run tab and confirm that Device On Serial Port: shows there is a device on the COM port, and Create Self Signed Package is selected in the Create SIS Package section.
- Go back to the editor view – in the build target selector, make sure that Symbian Device is selected. Build the project
- Run the project – it will run on the phone and also install a shortcut in your menu for you.
What if I’m away from my PC?
Ah, well. In the N900 we could edit code files and use the QML viewer to run UI modules meaning if you were a fan of being able to modify apps when on the go, you could. In Symbian you can install the QML viewer (there’s an install link in the start menu next to the ones for QT and the TRK Active debugger. You can view QML files there and you can view text by browsing for it and opening the file from File Manager. But you can’t edit them so easily. I haven’t tried Quick Office yet, but the installed apps don’t have an obvious route to opening text files and nothing jumped out at me from the OVI store that fits the bill so far. So in this case it’s not as useful.