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> Full Qt Under Opie? I Can't Find The Ipk!, Lost when daughter turned off computer
snowfarthing
post Jun 30 2006, 06:10 PM
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A few days ago I found a topic that had an ipk that apparently gave full support of Qt under Opie. As I tend to favor Opie and really like Qt (in particular, there's a geometry program called KSEG that I'd like to use under Opie that uses everything under Qt3), I was really excited about the topic. Unfortunately, one-year-old my daughter turned off the computer before I could download it, and I cannot find the forum or the topic where this was, despite my best efforts to find it. huh.gif

Does anyone know where I can find this topic?

I also remember someone making a snide comment asking why anyone would want to use Qt under Opie, but I wasn't able to answer why either. My answer is this: I really like Qt, and would like to develop things in it. Thus, I can't wait until I can download this and try it! laugh.gif
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post Jul 1 2006, 12:57 AM
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QUOTE(snowfarthing @ Jul 1 2006, 03:10 AM)
A few days ago I found a topic that had an ipk that apparently gave full support of Qt under Opie.  As I tend to favor Opie and really like Qt (in particular, there's a geometry program called KSEG that I'd like to use under Opie that uses everything under Qt3), I was really excited about the topic.  Unfortunately, one-year-old my daughter turned off the computer before I could download it, and I cannot find the forum or the topic where this was, despite my best efforts to find it.  huh.gif

Does anyone know where I can find this topic?

I also remember someone making a snide comment asking why anyone would want to use Qt under Opie, but I wasn't able to answer why either.  My answer is this:  I really like Qt, and would like to develop things in it.  Thus, I can't wait until I can download this and try it!  laugh.gif
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Try here:
http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=19048&st=15

...the Xqt2 binary is downloadable from this page (scroll down, enodr's May 9 2006 10:48am entry). Here's a direct link to the file also:

http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?act=A...pe=post&id=2433

...I've managed to get Abiword & gnumeric to load & work without crashing so far smile.gif

Be warned though: You'll ONLY get this far if you can download your own copy of the 3.5.4 feed onto a CF card, as you don't have network access. You'll need a 1gig CF card (or an SD card will do fine).

You can download the files individually here:
http://mirror.hentges.net/www.openzaurus.org/3.5.4/feed/

..CoreDump has understandably disabled wget -r as it's on his ADSL line.

I found the easiest way to grab the feed was to use Konqueror & have a split top & bottom window, with the hentges feed on the top window & the local directory (or mounted CF card on your desktop) on the bottom window. Then press & hold CTRL on your desktop keyboard & then click & drag each file in turn to the equivalent directories locally. This takes about 20 minutes to physically do for each of the feed directories, so don't try it all in one go smile.gif

You wouldn't have to do this (nor the following ipkg.conf hack!), on the other hand, if you got yourself a WLAN card smile.gif

Then, when done, edit your /etc/ipkg.conf file on your collie to point to the locally stored ipks:

EG:
CODE
src upgrades file://home/root/Documents/feed/upgrades
src opie file://home/root/Documents/feed/opie


..and so on.

You'll need to change the path to point to either /media/cf (CF card) or /media/card (SD card) accordingly.

Then do:
CODE
ipkg update


Then, if this works without any errors, type the following:

CODE
ipkg install abiword


OR, if you're installing to an ext2-formatted SD:
CODE
ipkg -d sd install abiword
....wait 'til done....then:
ipkg-link add abiword


Next, in the Settings tab under OPIE, find the Launcher Icon, run it, then once it's up, click on the InputMethods tab and select the Enable floating & resizing option, followed by OK & restart opie.

Then extract the Xqt2 binary somewhere & then in a konsole, type in:

CODE
./Xqt2 &
export DISPLAY:0.0
abiword &

& then copy/paste the errors if it doesn't work.

If it does work, you'll see the X server loading up behind your non-100% sized konsole, followed by abiword loading up behind the konsole as well.
Click on the white space in abiword and the konsole should disappear.

I'm in the process of creating a couple of shell scripts which will automatically run Xqt2 & do the export DISPLAY command, combined with gnumeric or abiword, so I'll be able to just type sthng like:

CODE
abi &
gnum &


..and it'll launch them....

I decided to stay with opie rather than trying to have opie & gpe running at the same time, for now (I've run out of time to carry on hacking)..but I might try again over the summer to get gpe up & running, as apps run much faster under gpe than this Xqt method.

HTH,

zedkatuf
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post Jul 1 2006, 01:26 PM
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This isn't quite what I remembered (I almost wonder if I'm possibly delusional). The forum began with an excited "I finally finished the package!" and I think it might have even contained Qt3. Nonetheless, I'll download and try it!

In the process of trying to get as many math programs on my Zaurus as possible, I've been wondering if Opie is the best platform for me. Someday I'll have to try to install as many different ROMS as possible and try them at once. I'll stick with Opie for now, though.

I have a 1Gig SD card I'll try to use, except that when I tried to install tetex files from the feed, ipkg said I ran out of room. Now I'm wondering how I can get my hands on a 20 to 40 Gig SD card for only $200! (Unfortunately my desires are just a bit beyond current technological abilities laugh.gif )
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post Jul 1 2006, 01:28 PM
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QUOTE(snowfarthing @ Jul 1 2006, 09:26 PM)
This isn't quite what I remembered (I almost wonder if I'm possibly delusional).  The forum began with an excited "I finally finished the package!" and I think it might have even contained Qt3.  Nonetheless, I'll download and try it!

In the process of trying to get as many math programs on my Zaurus as possible, I've been wondering if Opie is the best platform for me.  Someday I'll have to try to install as many different ROMS as possible and try them at once.  I'll stick with Opie for now, though.

I have a 1Gig SD card I'll try to use, except that when I tried to install tetex files from the feed, ipkg said I ran out of room.  Now I'm wondering how I can get my hands on a 20 to 40 Gig SD card for only $200!  (Unfortunately my desires are just a bit beyond current technological abilities    laugh.gif )
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If you want to use a full qt3 or qt4 you'd need to use GPE, since those two require and X server. qt3 was working pretty good when I was using LyX on my handhelds.
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post Jul 1 2006, 01:43 PM
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Hey, I finally found the thread! The link is:

http://www.oesf.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=19341&hl=xqt

I'm not quite sure why it eluded my for so long, especially since I found it quickly after searching for "xqt". One thing I've noticed about the forum search function is that it isn't very flexible. Also, now that I've found it, it's absolutely certain that it doesn't have support for Qt3.

I'll have to give GPE a try sometime. Since I'll be going to Canada for three weeks, though, I won't be able to try anytime soon.

Thanks for your help with this, though!
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