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During development I realized that many device specific features are not available in the emulator. So I decided to find a way to debug software in realtime on the device. First of all I had to upgrade my Device to version PR 1.2. So my SDK and the device libraries had the same version numbers.


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In this post i will show you how to realize a Maemo 5 Qt 4.6 application with google maps integration.

The map:

There is a good short tutorial with included source code: http://efforts.embedded.ufcg.edu.br/qt/?p=80. Because there is no native library for the N900 you have to go another way to get the map in your application. The tutorial describes howto load and render the map by the webkit library. I used parts of the html file of that project for my little app.


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Configuration of Qt:

My last post described howto setup your sdk an ide for Maemo5 and Qt development on the N900 devide. This time i will show you how to configure your ide and setup your first project.

First of all Goto Windows->Preferences_>Qt and add a new entry in the list. The Version needs a label. I chosed the version of Qt. Then you have to add a few paths in the scratchbox environment where Qt and its helper programs are located. Have a look at the image below.


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As a Java developer it was not easy for me to find the right entry point for developing c++, using the trend-setting Qt 4.6 environment and having a cute ide with rapid prototyping capabilities. After a little bit of reading and lots of trials and errors i found a way for me that worked.