mika.luostarinen at nokia
Dec 28, 2007, 6:15 AM
maemo SDK+ ALPHA-1 development environment released
We are happy to announce maemo SDK+ Alpha-1 development environment
for maemo developers.
Project: maemo SDK+
Baseline: baseline neutral
What is maemo SDK+ ?
Maemo SDK+ ALPHA-1 provides an alternative way to do maemo
Unlike all previous maemo SDKs this SDK is based on Scratchbox 2
(SB2) cross-compilation engine. The previous maemo SDKs were all
based on Scratchbox 1 (SB1).
There are some differences between maemo SDK+ and other maemo SDKs.
For example maemo SDK+ is not a "closed" development
environment. You are working and developing in your native Linux PC
(you could develop your maemo application under your ~/src/
directory if you like). In addition you can basically use any
normal Linux tool or utility (as such) without the need to port it
inside SB1 like in older releases.
This release is "baseline neutral" which means that this maemo SDK+
is not targeted for any specific Internet Tablet or OS200X release.
Maemo SDK+ can coexist with an existing maemo SDK environment, such
as scratchbox 1.0.8 'apophis' with maemo 4.0 'chinook' or maemo 3.X
This release consists of the following Debian packages:
* metapackage with core utilities
* manage maemo SDK+ build environments
* libtool source which is compiled with target setup
* run binaries on target device with automated mounting
* Qemu ARM CPU emulator 0.8.2 (with some patches)
* cross compilation environment
* GCC armel cross-compiler 4.2.1 (with some patches)
We also provide Anjuta IDE plugin for maemo SDK+. It can be
downloaded from the following location:
Do I need to upgrade ?
No, you do not need to upgrade. But if you want to test drive maemo
SDK+ then there is no need to change (or remove) your existing
scratchbox 1 based maemo SDK environment(s). Installing maemo SDK+
will not conflict with your existing maemo SDK installations.
Before installing read the Installation Guide document and Release
Notes (links are in the end of this text).
How do I get started ?
maemo SDK+ and the related documentation is available in the
Point your browser to:
Project Home Page:
Garage Home Page:
Anjuta IDE maemo Plugin:
Happy Hacking !
- the maemo SDK+ team
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