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Hey, one of my friends recently got a N800 and just wants to know what is required to start making applications on maemo. Im assuming he will need a SDK and some sort of compiler? Any links would be greatly appreciated.
04-04-2007, 08:21 AM
Start here: http://maemo.org/platform/docs/how-to.html
Begin with the Maemo 3.0 Tutorial, it'll point you to the SDK etc.
Another (simpler) way is to make Python apps using PyGTK, Eagle or PyGame for the GUI.
04-04-2007, 10:22 AM
Yeah, but then you have to write in Python.
That's the whole point, actually.
He knows C and C++ , so im guessing python wont be that much different.
EDIT: Do you need a linux pc to install all tools?
Anyone??? Do you need a linux pc to install all tools?
04-07-2007, 06:47 AM
Yes, Linux is required.
http://www.maemo.org/platform/docs/howtos/Maemo_tutorial_bora.html#settingup - Here are the instructions. A quote from that page:
When setting up maemo SDK, the hardware and software requirements are as follows:
* Intel compatible x86 processor, 500 MHz or faster
* 256 MB RAM or more
* 2 GB free hard disk space
* Linux OS (Debian or Ubuntu are recommended, but other fairly recent distributions should also work)
The reason I suggested Python is that you don't need a complicated dev setup : with pygame or pyGtk/Eagle you can basically code anywhere, on your Window box or Mac, and just copy things over to the tablet and run them. Hildonization comes free.
For C/C++ you do need a cross-compiling environment as described above, under Linux. But you don't need to dedicate and install a computer for that : there are ready-made VMWare images you can run in the free player on XP.
Alright, I found an old IDE-100 5GB hardrive and successfuly installed Linux ver10.
Can anyone provide me with some direct download links with all the tools I need . I seem to be confused on what/where I exactly need to install. From what I have read it seems to be Scratchbox 1.0.7, cs2005q3.2-glibc toolchains and SDK rootstrap.
EDIT: Seems I have downloaded non of the recomended versions of linux. Should this be a problem, because I cant seem to download any installable files?
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