Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 22:53 UTC, submitted by krishna
OSNews, Generic OSes Check out the new screencast presenting the Genode Live CD 10.11. For those of you who like to get a glimpse of the recently released Live CD but hesitate to download and boot the ISO image, the Genode developers have prepared a screencast on Youtube with a guided walk-through.
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QT apps
by jido on Sun 26th Dec 2010 15:18 UTC
jido
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2006-03-06

Can you already compile and run any QT app in Genode?

That would offer a good choice of apps to use.

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RE: QT apps
by TheGZeus on Mon 27th Dec 2010 07:48 in reply to "QT apps"
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

Well... that's not really how libraries work.

I don't have the knowledge to explain why, but I do know that's the case. I hope someone with more info can help you out.

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RE[2]: QT apps
by pandronic on Mon 27th Dec 2010 10:31 in reply to "RE: QT apps"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Yeah, it would be interesting to hear an explanation ... I mean what would it take to compile something like KOffice under Genode?

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RE: QT apps
by nfeske on Mon 27th Dec 2010 19:09 in reply to "QT apps"
nfeske Member since:
2009-05-27

There is no general answer to this question because many Qt4 applications use libraries in addition to Qt4. If an application is a pure Qt4 application (this is the case for Arora) it can be compiled for Genode without source-code modifications. For example, "porting" the text editor shown in the demo was just a matter of minutes. All it took was a little tweak in the qmake project file.

If, however, an application relies on further libraries, a simple recompilation of the application won't suffice because the needed libraries must be ported as well. The infrastructure for such a porting work is already there (called 'libports' repository) and some common libs such as freetype, libpng, zlib, and jpeg are already available. But there are no kdelibs yet, which would be needed for many popular Qt4 applications. Such a project would certainly be a good next step to go for.

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