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Using SailfishOS IDE or QtCreator ?

asked 2015-02-01 00:41:39 +0300

Aliasbody gravatar image

updated 2015-02-01 00:42:37 +0300

Hello everyone,

I am about to receive this wonderful phone called Jolla in a few days, and I already want to develop software for it. I've had experience with the HTC Dream in the beginnings of Android and now I want to win experience in the beginnings of Sailfish OS with the Jolla Phone.

My question is:

I already have background on Qt/C++ development thanks to the Nokia N9 (and other individual projects I've made for Gnu/Linux), and I use Qt Creator for Android and Desktop development. But I really don't want to have a separate installation of a customized Qt Creator just for Jolla development.

So which of those are the best/possible solutions ?

  • Use the SailfishOS IDE and enable the Desktop and Android development (how ?)

  • Add the necessary plugins into QtCreator in order to develop for Sailfish OS ?

Thanks everyone for reading and answering.

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answered 2015-02-01 05:22:34 +0300

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You need to build the Mer plugin for your local qt creator , coping the configs , after this you still use the sdk but only the server part (the vm to build etc). this is just how I would do it but i didn't tried it fully I already asked Jola but got now answer currently.

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Thank you for you answer. But I'm just asking myself, isn't it easier to enable the Desktop and Android development on the oficial SailfishOS IDE ? I mean the plugins are there and they can be enabled, but there is not template to create a projecto from scratch, and even knowing that I can create the Android Virtual Machine, I can't compile for it for an unkown reason.

Aliasbody ( 2015-02-01 23:39:37 +0300 )edit

Yeah it is sadly, the problem is the packaging of the sdk, except the nemo plugin you can use everything of the sdk in your qtcreator.. However you just need to build the nemo plugin.

Thaodan ( 2015-02-02 00:12:33 +0300 )edit
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