Like so many others I'm experiencing an autostart problem with 3rd edition. When the executable is installed, it is successfully launched by the installer and performs its task. However, after the phone is rebooted, it doesn't.
[aside: I've read extensively on Nokia Forum with respect to "Startup Management List API" and autostart. If you think I missed something don't hestitate to forward the link. I'd rather read it twice then not at all. ]
Here are the steps I've taken.
1) I am using a UID in the 0x2XXXXXXX range.
2) it is signed with a dev cert.
3) The resource file contains:
RESOURCE STARTUP_ITEM_INFO watchdog
executable_name = "!:\\sys\\bin\\watchdog.exe";
recovery = EStartupItemExPolicyNone;
4) Here is how it is references in the mmp file.
// autostart - use Startup List Management API to start watchdog.exe during startup.
START RESOURCE ..\..\autostart\group\2XXXXXXX.rss
5) The control file is copied to the SW Installer UI server import directory. From the offending package file:
; Startup Control file - Startup List Management API
6) I believe I'm adhering to all the constrains. From the SDK -
"The interface defines rules and policies, which allows 3rd party application to make modification to the device's startup list during the installation/uninstallation process. 1. SW Installer UI acceptes the modification request to the startup list only from trusted software. 2. SW Installer UI allows 3rd party application to add/remove to/from the startup list only executables deliveres within their own installation package. 3. Startup list modification requests must be installed to SW Installer UI server import directory (c:\private\101F875A\import). 4. The modification requests are accepted if its name (file name) equals to the UID of the currently proceding installation package otherwise they are rejected. 5. The modification request must contain: Name of executable file, Exception Policy"
No warnings are seen during installation. Is there a way to confirm Symbian tried to start it? If Symbian tried to launch the app and the app failed, is there a log file to check? Comments/suggestions are most welcome.
Thanks for your time and consideration.