“Please note: We have temporarily removed the Qtopia open source packages from our servers.
As part of our integration work with Nokia, we have discovered there are some copyright inconsistencies regarding third party components used in Qtopia that we need to tidy up. While we work to fix these, we have temporarily removed GPL versions of Qtopia from our servers. We wish to stress that we remain committed to keeping Qtopia available under the GPL, and we will make a GPL version of Qtopia available again within three weeks from today (estimated date is June 30, 2008).
If you have any questions, please contact us at info (at) trolltech.com .
Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.
The Trolltech Team”
Taken from the readme on their FTP site. Of course it’s still all in the OM git repo…. errm and my hard drive. 🙂
You can also get a copy from here: git://git.asheesh.org/qtopia_snapshot.git
Today Trolltech have released a new Qtopia SDK for the Neo 1973. The download is and ISO which apparently contains a VMWare virtual machine so everything you need to compile and generate your own flash images is included. You’ll also need to get a copy of the Qtopia source of course, but you can get it here so that’s not a problem.
Espoo, Finland and Oslo, Norway , 28 January – 2008 – Nokia and Trolltech ASA today announced that they have entered into an agreement that Nokia will make a public voluntary tender offer to acquire Trolltech (www.trolltech.com), a company headquartered in Oslo, Norway and publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Trolltech is a recognized software provider with world-class software development platforms and frameworks. In addition to the key software assets, its talented team will play an important role in accelerating the implementation of Nokia’s software strategy.
I always loved the simplicity of the phone interfaces on Nokia devices now it looks like some changes could be afoot. Hopefully Nokia and Trolltech will result in many more open devices – Hey I can dream.
Lorn Potter from Trolltech dropped a note into the Openmoko community list to let everyone know that Qtopia can now use the fully GPL’d Cruxus media engine in their Qtopia builds. This is another step forward and away from Helix, which was basically holding Qtopia back in terms of a GPL phone stack. Now all I have to do is get it working properly, once it is I’ll be adding it to my builds. Stay tuned.
Some people have been seeing things. Faces. Faces in their Neo’s. Don’t worry, it’s not your imagination it’s me, and I mean that literally, peering at you from under the clock. It’s not some vanity thing, it simply means you’re running one of my builds and allows you to quickly identify that fact.
If you ssh into your Neo and you are running one of my builds, then you will also find a file called
with the release date and time of the image, for example
ScaredyCat release qtopia-image-200711181035
The file appears in both my Qtopia and ScaredyCat builds but, as always, the standard Openmoko builds I do are unaltered so do not contain anything other than what is normally there – at this point that’s nothing, but may change in the future.
If you want to change the picture it’s a fairly simple procedure, either replace the file
with the file you want or change the gconf entry
and make it point to the file you want to use. For example,
gconftool-2 –config-source=xml::/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults –direct –type string –set /desktop/poky/interface/wallpaper /media/card/mypicture.png
You will need to restart the Openmoko-Today application which, for most people, will mean a reboot of ther Neo.
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