under Qt Extended.
You can start applications that need the X-Server with the following steps in QtMoko:
- Open Main Menu by clicking on the green Q-Topia "Q"-Box.
- Open Applications (4 Boxes, red, yellow, green, blue)
- Scroll down and open QX
- Select the application that needs the X-Server (e.g. Navit)
- Click on the white Paper Icon on the bottom left to open the context menu of the QX application.
- Select "Launch" to start application
With the AUX-Button you can exit the X-Server environment without quitting the application.
- In Settings you can change the launch settings of the selected application
- with Favourites you can select the predefined applications you can add to your favourites menu.
QX is the X-Server in QtMoko you can add favorites to the QX-Menu too by manual editing the files in:
detemines the list of application you will see after starting QX. The file looks like this:
[Apps] list=navit, tangogps
The applicationsnames must exist and need an entry in the profiles.conf file. The file
defines the QX-settings for the application. E.g. navit needs the GPS-daemon to be started and the auto-dim function of the display is disabled. These settings can be defined for the applications individually. The file contains profile records like the following for tangogps and navit:
[tangogps] antidim=true antisuspend=true gps=true init=gpsd /dev/ttySAC1 kbd=false qvga=false rotate=false wm=true [navit] antidim=true antisuspend=true gps=true init=gpsd /dev/ttySAC1 kbd=false qvga=false rotate=false wm=true
| NOTE: You do not need a profile definition for the application to be launched in QX. Just a desktop-definition file in the folder:
Add to QX-Favourites
The following explainations show the internal structure of the QX application management. It is helpful to create installation scripts for QX.
You have installed or programmed an application with the name myapp. Test the application in the QX-terminal if it works properly. Now we add this application myapp to the application list in favourites.conf. We do this e.g. with vi:
# vi /opt/qtmoko/etc/qx/favourites.conf
The file look like this (press "I" for switching to INSERT mode):
[Apps] list=navit, tangogps, myapp
Add myapp press ESC and :w for "write to file" and ":q" for "quit VI".
| NOTE: You can use programs for myapp (e.g. a shell script with xdialog), that have a desktop-definition file in the directory:
If you want to use your own scripts in QX with an icon, create a desktop-definition file first (see synccal.desktop as an example below) and save this file in /usr/share/applications.
Now we have to add a profile record for myapp in file profiles.conf. We do this e.g. with vi:
# vi /opt/qtmoko/etc/qx/profiles.conf
The file is depended on your settings could look like this and e.g. the following lines (press "I" for switching to INSERT mode):
[myapp] antidim=false antisuspend=true gps=false init= kbd=false qvga=false rotate=false wm=false
Then press "ESC" and ":w" for "write to file" and ":q" for "quit VI".
The available applications for the favourites in QX are defined in the directory:
The files have the extension .desktop and have the following structure (e.g. navit.desktop is defined like this:
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Navit Name[de]=Navit Name[fr]=Navit Comment=The open source vector based navigation program with routing engine Comment[de]=Ein vektorbasiertes Navigationsprogramm Comment[fr]=Le logiciel opensource de navigation vectorielle Exec=navit Icon=navit StartupNotify=true Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=GTK;Utility;Geography; GenericName=Navit GenericName[de]=Navit
You can define the
- Comment and
- Generic Name
for differnent languages. The main variable is Exec=..., because it defines the command executed, when you click on the icon in QX.
| NOTE: The navit icons are stored in:
The icon should be located in:
So copy the icon into the pixmap directory:
cp /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/apps/navit.png /usr/share/pixmaps/navit.png
New desktop-definiton file for SyncCal
that performs an import of in iCal-file in the Qt-calendar. We create for synccal a desktop-definition file, that is visible in QX via vi.
We call the desktop-definition file synccal.desktop and enter the following definitions:
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=SyncCal Name[de]=SyncCal Name[fr]=SyncCal Comment=Syncing remote and local ics-file into Qt-Calendar. Comment[de]=Ein perlbasiertes Script fuer den Import von ics-Dateien in QtMoko Exec=synccal Icon=synccal StartupNotify=true Terminal=true Type=Application Categories=GTK;Utility;Dialog; GenericName=SyncCal GenericName[de]=SyncCal
Icons for the QX-Application
If you want to have a special icon for your new application see free e.g. 100000 Free Clipart and store the icons in the following directory with the name synccal.png.
The name is defined by the definition:
in the file synccal.desktop. If the icon is not in the image format PNG, you can install ImageMagick and convert the file:
# apt-get install imagemagick # cd /usr/share/pixmaps/ # convert synccal.gif synccal.png # rm synccal.gif
You just have to remove the application name from the list of applications in:
You do not need to remove the application profile for your application in profiles.conf.
If you want to remove an application not only from the favourites list and from the list of available application in QX then remove the desktop-definition file in the folder: