MeeGo 1.1 SDK Beta released for Windows

Published by David Gilson at 13:17 UTC, December 17th 2010

We reported recently that the MeeGo 1.1 SDK had been released for Ubuntu and Fedora Linux distributions. In addition to those releases, the MeeGo project have released a beta version SDK for Windows as well. Documentation is available at the MeeGo Wiki. There are some hardware compatibility issues that need to be taken into account before installing, and there is only a limited number of run-time targets that have been verified for Windows. Also, Windows Vista is not support. Some research before installing is recommended!

As stated on the Getting Started page from the MeeGo Wiki:

Prerequisites

  • Hardware: Any reasonably modern IA hardware, such as 32-bit Intel Atom or Intel Core 2 CPU.
    • The SDK version of QEMU relies on kqemu to provide CPU virtualization support, but on some machines with this support, images will still not run. This is believed to be related to certain types of CPU. Below are some details of tested hardware:
    • Known to work: Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad CPU, Q8200; Intel(R) i5 and i7
    • Known not to work: Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo P9400 in Thinkpad T400; Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Q9400 in HP7900 Ultra-slim
  • Software: Only Windows XP 32-bit and Windows 7 32-bit are officially supported.
    Currently the QEMU emulator only works for IA targets on 32-bit Windows. If you are using 64-bit Windows, QEMU is not available.
    For support status and issues using other host operating systems, see this page.
  • Filesystem: MeeGo SDK should be installed on a hardlink-capable filesystem such as NTFS. FAT* filesystems are not hardlink-capable and not supported.

Also,

  • QEMU runtimes and targets: The following pre-defined targets and runtimes are the only ones which have been verified on Windows:
    • Targets:
      • meego-handset-ia32-w32-1.1
      • meego-netbook-ia32-w32-1.1
      • meego-core-armv7l-1.1
    • Runtimes:
      • meego-handset-ia32-w32-qemu-1.1.20101031.2201-sda-runtime
      • meego-netbook-ia32-w32-qemu-1.1.20101031.2037-sda-runtime
    Others may be listed by MADDE, but are not guaranteed to work.

 

 


David Gilson for All About MeeGo, 17th December 2010.

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