These instructions assume that you have a Symbian development set up and that you have the source code checked out.
- QtWebKit is built with SBSv2 (aka Raptor) v2.16.0 or higher. Extract SBSv2 from Qt SDK 1.1 TP or newer.
- RCVT 4.0 is _strongly_ recommended. Go to ARM.com for details. GCC (from Code Sourcery) supplied with Qt SDK 1.x is "self-supported" (use sbs -c arm.v5.urel.gcce4_4_1 in build instructions that follow) .
- Please install the Bison, Flex, ActiveState Perl etc. tools from GnuWin32. See the instructions for building on Windows where to get these.
- Make sure that the GnuWin32 tools are installed in a path without spaces, i.e. not Program Files\GnuWin32 but for example c:\GnuWin32.
- You need to have \GnuWin32\bin and \Perl64\bin (if that's where your Perl is installed) in your %PATH% before the S60 SDK tools path.
Building WebKit for release
- Build the generated files and set up the build system:
- cd where-your-webkit-sources-are
- perl Tools\Scripts\build-webkit --qt --symbian --release
- If you are a build master, manage .def export files, and/or want to freeze exports (i.e the .def files get processed), pass CONFIG+=def_files as an argument too
- If you want faster rebuild times for your personal sandbox, pass --no-svg.
- If you want even faster build times for a _very_ feature-stripped QtWebkit, use --minimal
- To selectively turn on or off features, see features.pri
- Build for hardware: sbs -c armv5_urel -j8 -b Source\bld.inf -b Tools\bld.inf
- [OPTIONAL, only needed for self-signed SIS packages] Patch capabilities: perl %QTDIR%\bin\patch_capabilities.pl QtWebKit_template.pkg release-armv5
- Create the sis file: make sis
- Install it on the phone: "C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 7\ApplicationInstaller.exe" %CD%\qtwebkit.sis
You can also Drag'n'drop the resulting .sis file onto Nokia PC Suite to install it.
Building WebKit for debug
- You MUST be using RVCT 4.0 and SBS 2.16.0 or higher. Also, you will need to pass --minimal or --no-svg to build-webkit.
- First try compile + link with your normal (32-bit) RVCT linker : armlink.exe. If you see OOM errors, you should switch to 64-bit Windows OS for development and use a 64-bit RVCT 4.1 linker (armlink.exe) binary.
- Steps for building:
- You need to have Qt built for debug as well
- cd where-your-webkit-sources-are
- perl Tools\Scripts\build-webkit --qt --symbian --minimal --debug
- sbs -c armv5_udeb.slimdebug -j8 -b Source\bld.inf -b Tools\bld.inf
- [OPTIONAL, only needed for self-signed SIS packages]perl %QTDIR%\bin\patch_capabilities.pl QtWebKit_template.pkg debug-armv5
- make sis
- RVCT4.0 is strongly recommended for trunk work on Symbian.
- First set up your RVCT4.0 installation by obtaining the binaries and setting up environment variables per ARM's instructions (Nokians may use SymSEE to activate it)
- If using with Symbian3/TB9.2 SDKs, you may have to compile the compiler support libraries first (or you will see linker errors)
- sbs -b sf\os\kernelhwsrv\kernel\eka\compsupp\bld.inf -b sf\os\kernelhwsrv\kernel\eka\euser\bld.inf -c arm.v5.urel.rvct4_0 -c arm.v5.udeb.rvct4_0
- To explicitly specify RVCT 4.0 with Symbian3 SDKS, use the following (not necessary for MCL):
- sbs -c arm.v5.urel.rvct4_0
Using 64-bit linker for debug builds
Assuming you are on a 32-bit OS, first try to link with --no-svg or --minimal configuration. If linking fails due to OOM, upgrade to 64-bit Windows 7 OS and a 64-bit linker (armlink.exe)
- Once you are on the 64-bit development host, back-up your armlink.exe from the 4.0 install
- Obtain the RVCT4.1 toolchain from your organization's compiler tools team, or from ARM.com directly.
- Extract the 64-bit armlink.exe and drop it over your 4.0 installation's armlink.exe
- cd Source and them compile as ARMV5 sbs -c arm.v5.udeb.rvct4_0.slimdebug
If case you need newer Qt than what your SDK has, or want debuggability:
- Clone Qt: git clone git://gitorious.org/qt/qt.git qt-4.7
- Set up the 4.7 Branch:
- cd qt-4.7
- git checkout -b 4.7 origin/4.7
- git branch -D master
- Configure: configure -xplatform symbian-sbsv2
- Build for arm with 8 cores: sbs -c armv5_urel -j8
- Get a cup of tea/coffee.
- [OPTIONAL, only needed for self-signed SIS packages] Patch capabilities and generate the sis package:
perl ..\..\bin\patch_capabilities.pl Qt_template.pkg release-armv5
- Put the qt-4.7\bin directory in your %PATH%.
- When deploying apps to a Symbian device, use fshell and muxcons as mentioned in this blog post: http://labs.qt.nokia.com/2011/04/15/introducing-muxcons/
- First compile Muxcons UI for desktop (Windows or Linux), then install fshell.sis on your device using the pre-built binaries available on fshell's sourceforge.net website
- Connect PC to device via USB and enjoy your remote shell!