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Setting up development environment for Nokia N9

Build Qt5 and WebKit2 for N9 on Ubuntu 11.10 x64. Running MiniBrowser on the device.

I. Scratchbox Instructions

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Follow the instructions exactly!

1. Install and configure Scratchbox for Harmattan:


  $ wget 
  $ chmod +x 
  $ sudo ./ admininstall 

Post install (run@host):

  $ newgrp sbox

or logout / login to get user access to /scratchbox/login.

Verify by writing (run@host)

  $ /scratchbox/login 

you will get prompt

  [sbox-HARMATTAN_X86: ~] >

and now you can switch to armel target (run@sbox)

  [sbox-HARMATTAN_X86: ~] >sb-conf select HARMATTAN_ARMEL
  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~] >

CTRL+D to exit.

Sync resolv.conf and host.conf for network access in Scratchbox (run@host):

  $ sudo /scratchbox/sbin/sbox_sync

2. Prepare your environment


  $ mkdir /scratchbox/users/$USER/home/$USER/swork 
  $ ln -s /scratchbox/users/$USER/home/$USER/swork ~/swork

NB: You don't need the explicit swork directory as long as the script directory resides on the same level as the source directories.

You should now have a working dir (~/swork), residing in/accessible from Scratchbox, linked in the root of your user root. (Not root user!)

Go to swork directory (run@host):

  $ cd ~/swork

Download scripts for building (run@host):

  $ git clone browser-scripts

Apply the pach attached to this page: browser-script.patch

  $ cd browser-scripts
  $ patch -p1 < browser-script.patch

Download testfonts (run@host):

  $ git clone git:// ~/swork/testfonts

Install required dependencies inside scratchbox (run@host):

  $ /scratchbox/login
  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~] > cd swork
  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~/swork] > browser-scripts/
  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~/swork] > exit

In order to get git installed inside Scratchbox please follow these steps (run@host):

  $ sudo su 
  $ echo "deb harmattan main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sb.list
  $ apt-get update
  $ apt-get install scratchbox-devkit-git
  $ exit

Add this to your PATH inside Scratchbox (preferrably add to .bashrc) (run@sbox):

  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~] > echo "export PATH=/scratchbox/devkits/git/bin:\$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc
  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~] > . ./.bashrc

The next step is getting the source of Qt5 and WebKit (run@host):

  $ browser-scripts/

This will try to clone Qt5 and WebKit git repository to ~/swork/qt5 and ~/swork/webkit.

Warning: Sometimes Qt5 cloning fail because of connection timeout problems. This would cause that your ~/swork/qt5/qtscript direcory stays empty and WebKit build will miss QtScript/qscriptengine.h header. In this case delete ~/swork/qt5 and re-run .

If you have already a local git repo for WebKit, you can speed up the process by copying its contents to ~/swork/webkit directory. After copying you should run git reset --hard HEAD on it before running . You can update the sources by running (run@host):

  $ browser-scripts/

3. Create ICECC toolchain (optional)

If you have multiple workstations configured to use ICECC, you can speed up building process significantly.

Create a toolchain for distributed building (run@host):

  $ cd ~/swork
  $ browser-scripts/ >

The resulted file will be similar to this:

icecc_tarball=$(readlink -f $HOME/icecc/icecc-build)

if [ -f $icecc_tarball ] ; then
    export ICECC_VERSION="i386:$icecc_tarball,x86_64:$icecc_tarball"
    export PATH="/home/azbest/icecc/bin:$PATH"
    export MAKEFLAGS="$MAKEFLAGS -j$parallel_builds"
    export DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS="$DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS,parallel=$parallel_builds"

Make the script runnable and execute it before building inside scratchbox when you need speedup.

4. Build QtWebKit

Login to scratchbox and optionally execute script for icecc (run@host):

  $ /scratchbox/login
  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~] >
  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~] > cd ~/swork
  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~/swork] > .

Before building, you have to remove environment variable that was used to work with other Qt version (run@sbox):

  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~/swork] > export -n QTDIR

You should also remove /usr/X11R6/bin and Qt from PATH. Check and modify your path variable (run@sbox):

  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~/swork] > echo $PATH

You may get something similar to this:


Building Qt5 for Harmattan. You should use the --clean parameter (run@sbox):

  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~/swork] > browser-scripts/ --clean

When building is successful you get a similar message:

Build completed, run the following to use your new Qt build
export PATH=/scratchbox/users/$USER/home/$USER/swork/browser-scripts/../qt5/qtbase/bin:$PATH

So, follow this instuction that printed (run@sbox):

  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~/swork] > export PATH=/scratchbox/users/$USER/home/$USER/swork/browser-scripts/../qt5/qtbase/bin:$PATH

Now, build !QtWebKit2 (run@sbox):

  [sbox-HARMATTAN_ARMEL: ~/swork] > browser-scripts/

If everything is right you should get similar result:

make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/azbest/swork/qtwebkit-webkit2-dev-builddir-armel-m6/Release'

 WebKit is now built (30m:22s). 
 To run QtTestBrowser with this newly-built code, use the
 "Tools/Scripts/run-launcher" script.


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