[SailfishDevel] Ride the wave!

christopher.lamb at thurweb.ch christopher.lamb at thurweb.ch
Thu Aug 1 23:06:19 UTC 2013

Hi David

Renaming the "old" SailfishOS and the hidden .scratchbox2 directory at  
least let me install the new SDK (on OSX) without totally removing the  
old setup.

That way the old setup is not usable, but could easily be restored  
back to use by renaming back to the original names. It remains to be  
seen if this sufficiently isolates the old from the new so that the  
new works problem free...

Tomorrow I will start playing with the new SDK.


Zitat von "David Greaves" <david.greaves at jollamobile.com>:

> Hey
> Well, anything's possible!
> However I will warn that we did not attempt to support dual installation and
> we've experienced many issues during QA testing when we've not fully  
> removed the
> old version.
> One issue is that as well as QtCreator, we also use VMs and they  
> have the same
> name; another is that the targets also have the same name and I think they're
> stored in the ~/.scratchbox area so they'll collide too. Part of the  
> reasoning
> here is to do with working alongside the Mer Platform SDK where we  
> actively want
> to share targets etc.
> On linux the solution I use for testing is to create a new user - since the
> default install is all owned by a user and contained in their home  
> directory it
> is very well contained. I doubt this is the case on other platforms.
> David
> On 01/08/13 22:36, christopher.lamb at thurweb.ch wrote:
>> Hi David
>> Good news!
>> Does the "old" Qt4.8.3 Alpha really need to be removed? Can't the  
>> new Qt5 Alpha
>> be installed alongside? (I currently have 3 different versions of  
>> Qt Creator +
>> SDKs installed, so one more can't hurt can it?)
>> Or is that just asking for trouble?
>> Being naturally suspicious I don't removing something old until I  
>> know that the
>> something new works!
>> Grüsse
>> Chris
>> Zitat von "David Greaves" <david.greaves at jollamobile.com>:
>>> First of all, thank you very much for waiting - and now here is  
>>> the SailfishOS
>>> SDK Alpha-Qt5 update supporting Qt5, QtQuick2 and Wayland!
>>> In this release we roll out a SailfishOS SDK that works like it's  
>>> predecessor
>>> but supports Qt5 and QtQuick, with it's graphics pipeline switched  
>>> from X11 to
>>> Wayland.
>>> Not only that but we've added update support so we can now roll  
>>> out improvements
>>> - keep an eye on the Updates page in the Control Centre and watch out for
>>> QtCreator updates too.
>>> Don't forget we develop lots of things in the open - you're  
>>> welcome to join in.
>>> So, point your browsers to https://www.sailfishos.org and ride the  
>>> wave, you'll
>>> love it!
>>> With best regards, David  & Jarko
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