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    What is the correct steps to develop Qt Symbian App?

    Hi all,

    I am new to develop Symbian App, I found that I am quite confused in development.
    If anyone could help me I would be very appreciated =]

    1. Can I run compile / run a program to symbian devices under Mac?
    2. Because the newest Qt version is 4.7.3, and I want to support Symbian^3, should I use Qt 4.7.3?
    3. Is there any ways to install newest qt on a Symbian^3 devices automatically when the users install my app?

    Thanks a lot!!

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    Re: What is the correct steps to develop Qt Symbian App?

    1. Not fully. E.g., the emulator requires Windows, and for building installation packages, you need to use the "remote compiler" that runs on a Nokia server somewhere. The full set of Symbian tools are Windows-only.

    2. For Symbian^3 devices, use Qt 4.7.3.

    3. If you package your app using the Nokia Smart Installer, then the Smart Installer will upgrade Qt components if/when required when your app is installed on the phone.

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    Re: What is the correct steps to develop Qt Symbian App?

    Quote Originally Posted by petrib View Post
    1. Not fully. E.g., the emulator requires Windows, and for building installation packages, you need to use the "remote compiler" that runs on a Nokia server somewhere. The full set of Symbian tools are Windows-only.

    2. For Symbian^3 devices, use Qt 4.7.3.

    3. If you package your app using the Nokia Smart Installer, then the Smart Installer will upgrade Qt components if/when required when your app is installed on the phone.
    I used remote compile together with Smart Installer, and I put the compiled sis to the phone and try to install.
    it downloaded Qt at the first time, but if I tried to install it at the second time, the phone stucks at "Preparing Installation"
    Have I done anything wrong?

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    Re: What is the correct steps to develop Qt Symbian App?

    Quote Originally Posted by joshua4d View Post
    I used remote compile together with Smart Installer, and I put the compiled sis to the phone and try to install.
    it downloaded Qt at the first time, but if I tried to install it at the second time, the phone stucks at "Preparing Installation"
    Have I done anything wrong?
    No you have not done anything wrong ideally the "Preparing Installation" should complete faster .. but due to more then once issues your network & others it might take time or fail some times.

    What is suggested is you disable SmartInstaller creation while developing to speed up the installation process. Enable when you are ready for uploading to OVI / external party

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    Re: What is the correct steps to develop Qt Symbian App?

    Quote Originally Posted by skumar_rao View Post
    No you have not done anything wrong ideally the "Preparing Installation" should complete faster .. but due to more then once issues your network & others it might take time or fail some times.

    What is suggested is you disable SmartInstaller creation while developing to speed up the installation process. Enable when you are ready for uploading to OVI / external party
    Thanks for your reply.

    Currently, I am using Nokia E7 and C7 to try Qt Quick Demo (BatteryStatus), unfortunately it shows nothing when I run the app
    the build is using Qt 4.7.3

    Any ideas?

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    Re: What is the correct steps to develop Qt Symbian App?

    Quote Originally Posted by petrib View Post
    1. Not fully. E.g., the emulator requires Windows, and for building installation packages, you need to use the "remote compiler" that runs on a Nokia server somewhere. The full set of Symbian tools are Windows-only.
    The Qt SDK does not include a Symbian emulator, but the Qt Simulator which does work on OS X as well. But indeed, for device builds you need to use the Remote Compiler.

    Quote Originally Posted by joshua4d View Post
    Thanks for your reply.

    Currently, I am using Nokia E7 and C7 to try Qt Quick Demo (BatteryStatus), unfortunately it shows nothing when I run the app
    the build is using Qt 4.7.3

    Any ideas?
    Do you have Qt 4.7.3 and Qt Mobility 1.1.3 installed on your phones?. You can verify it using the QtInfo application. Other than that, you have to give us some more info about what really happens on that device when you start the app.
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