15 December 2007

wxGTK working on Maemo

Reading the official WxWidget blog, I discovered that one of their developer was working to hildonize WxWidgets. I wanted to know if that was just a test or if this library could work in Maemo, so I followed his suggestion and I grabbed the latest SVN sources:

svn checkout http://svn.wxwidgets.org/svn/wx/wxWidgets/trunk wxWidgets

and I compiled it in this way:

cd wxWidgets
./configure --with-hildon
make install

then I grabbed a simple "HelloWorld" from the official documentation. You can find the complete source code here.

I compiled the source code in this way:

g++ hworld.cpp `wx-config --libs` `wx-config --cxxflags` -o hworld

then I ran it in the usual way:

run-standalone.sh ./hworld

The result? I think that a screenshoot is better than thousand words :)

N.b: I tested this inside Scratchbox, using CHINOOK_x86 target, so I think it will work fine on Os2008. This could be a good thing to help other developers porting some interesting applications (uhm... aMule for example ;) ) to Maemo.

14 December 2007

Nokia N810 available in Italy!

For the joy of all italian people, the internet tablet Nokia N810 is available in the italian Nokia shop.

You can find it here. The price is 459 €.

N.b: the discount code doesn't work yet.

13 December 2007

Lower price for N800 in Italy...maybe N810 coming closer?!

I was looking in the Italian Nokia official shop, and I noticed that the N800 price was decreased to 259 € instead of 289 € You can verify it on the official website.

Maybe the N810 is coming closer? Who knows ;)

10 December 2007

Skype on N770 (using Os2007 HE)

Great news for all N770 users! Someone discovered that is possible to make Skype run on N770 with Os2007 HE.

All you have to do is follow these steps:

1. Install skype-ui through Application Manager

2. Download this package in your PC and extract the file named skyhost

3. Find a way to copy the file skyhost to your maemo device in /usr/bin

4. execute this from root on your device: chown user:users /usr/bin/skyhost

That's all! You can find more information on the original post.