If anyone interested, this is also one of mine, with surely some mistakes and omissions , sorry : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TE-s5522v0Y
In french: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lU6J01XB4pc
Just to share my experience for developping Apps with QtCreator:
( A rewrite from https://gist.github.com/lduboeuf/dcf22607207d5b7abc8ac966d20942ce )
To get Ubuntu.Components recognized by QtCreator:
## Get public Ubports key wget -qO - https://repo.ubports.com/pubkey.gpg | sudo apt-key add - ##add ubports repository sudo add-apt-repository "deb https://repo.ubports.com/ [bionic|xenial] main" ##install Ubuntu.components sudo apt install qml-module-ubuntu-components ##qml components should be installed in "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/qml" ##set the environnement variable to profile echo "export QML_IMPORT_PATH=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/qml" >> ~/.profile ##reload env or you might need to logout/login source ~/.profile
##run container clickable docker run -i -t --entrypoint /bin/bash clickable/ubuntu-sdk:16.04-amd64 ##in an another terminal, get the container id docker ps ##copy ubuntu components to local folder docker cp [container id]:/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/qt5/qml/ /your/local/directory ##set the environnement variable to profile echo "export QML_IMPORT_PATH=/your/local/directory" >> ~/.profile ##reload env or you might need to logout/login source ~/.profile ##stop container docker stop [container id]
example here: https://github.com/lduboeuf/ut-qtcreator , use branch "add module" branch for installing also some UT qml modules
EDIT: Now clickable provide a Qtcreator IDE with
clickable ide qtcreator command
Well, my first native app just landed on Openstore. https://open-store.io/app/ttbn.lduboeuf
I've only used QQC2 components and imported needed svg icons from suru theme.
I admit that as a QML beginner, it was sometimes hard to make things work and displayed correctly... color theme is still not that good.
But i'm happy that i can now build for multi os and still use QtCreator.
Thanks for all your examples
@Mystic-X hello, i'm working on it, will land hopefully soon, at least for having a birthday field on the contact app
follow-up here: https://github.com/ubports/address-book-app/issues/5
as @LarreaMikel says, a Phone that can be easily hacked. A fast browser . I would prefer easy data sync (calendar, contacts, notes,... ) than convergence.
Wondering if any up to date overview / architecture schemas available somewhere ?
Last one i know of are from old Cannonical Ubuntu Touch days: https://www.slideshare.net/chihchun/ubuntu-phone-engineering and https://www.slideshare.net/tusharkute/introduction-to-ubuntu-edge-operating-system-ubuntu-touch
We might create some in documentation overview section.
Working behind proxy is sometimes so painfull ;-), i share my experience to get
clickable working behind a corporate proxy:
clickable setup-lxd, then it will hang when trying to fetch apt updates
/var/lib/lxd/containers/clickable-armhf/rootfs/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/01proxywith proxy settings:
Acquire::http::Proxy "url:port"; Acquire::https::Proxy "url:port";
lxc exec clickable-armhf -- apt-get update lxc exec clickable-armhf -- apt-get upgrade
lxc exec clickable-armhf -- apt-get install click
it should work now.
Hi, and Welcome
Maybe not an advice but here is my own journey that i've done to develop apps.
I've first learned Qt QML (QQC2) in general, make an app that is quickly testable with QtCreator, resource e.g: http://qmlbook.github.io/
To learn QML i advise to use a Live reloading app so that it can be easy and quick to test
Then i've started to hack on c++ part with existing applications.
And then learn the UT platform specificity ( click packaging, plaform constraints, UI toolkit, content-hub, etc... )
Regarding UT and the lacks of important apps (i don't know which ones and it fully depend on your phone usage). It is important to notice that most of current mainstream apps are locked down, and that they will not allow to develop ourselves something
On Qt Creator I can develop "normal" Qt programs. If I want to open a Clickable project, there are a lot of Errors with the CMakeLists.txt and I cannot edit this project.
If you want to stay on QtCreator, you can have autocompletion for Ubuntu Components by importing them on your PC:
(see topic 1 or 2 ) https://gist.github.com/lduboeuf/dcf22607207d5b7abc8ac966d20942ce
Following discussion https://forums.ubports.com/topic/5100/the-mms-lost-story here for the UI part:
What are your ideas for this kind of error message ?
So i did the "quick" (not so quick) work around.
To have notification of an issue with MMS while receiving, you need to install:
sudo ubports-qa install PR_nuntium_3
sudo ubports-qa install PR_telephony-service_13 (if you want to have the notification )
sudo ubports-qa install PR_messaging-app_248 (if you want to have it displayed in the messaging-app)
A quick test:
Turn off cellular-data, send a MMS to your device, you should be notified something went wrong.
As you know, since the beginning of UT, when Cellular Data is off or if any issue regarding the MMS download, the MMS will be lost, no way to retrieve it later and moreover no notification is sent to the user.
The complete feature need some skills that i don't have but as a quick fix, i managed to forward any issues as a normal MMS but empty so that user is at least notified something went wrong.
https://github.com/ubports/nuntium/pull/3, https://github.com/ubports/telephony-service/pull/13, https://github.com/ubports/messaging-app/pull/248
My question is: should i spent effort to continue doing that "work around" or is someone ready/available to do a more complete scenario (when MMS error: retry or notify, implement deferred download, only download if user allowed to, etc... ) ?
In case it is a better than nothing solution , what would be a good message to display to user ? ( note that it will be received as a sms )
Or if any simpler solution, like just displaying a notification( only one place to maintain )
See Canonical's specification for the MMS (partly implemented today): http://docs.ubports.com/en/latest/systemdev/mms-infrastructure.html
[Edit]: UI follow up https://forums.ubports.com/topic/5102/ui-for-mms-errors