Qtopia on X11

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Qtopia on X11

What

Running Qtopia apps and services on X11 with enlightenment as window manager. This is done to benefit from the applications and working services but still allow integration with other toolkits and systems. The difficulty is to integrate Qtopia into the freedesktop.org world. This includes launching of apps, services, window management, installation, FHS obeyance...

Open issues

  • QCOP warning (empty setDocument) in todolist, datebook
  • Launching of applications
  • Interaction between screen lock and qpe e.g. with incoming phone calls while being suspended
  • better GTA02 integration
  • Screenlock, blanking, suspend handling, e.g. Qtopia wants to know when it is waking up, the blanking of the screen should be handled by e though.
  • Services, Single launching of apps.
  • Packaging in OpenEmbedded

Integration with Desktop

  • Write proper freedesktop.org files
  • How to generalize the Service concept
  • How to generalize the Softmenu
  • How to approach dbus (besides defining QTOPIA_DBUS_IPC
  • Brining power of Input methods to freedesktop.org

What to learn from it

Service defintions and Service Providers

With Qtopia you can describe a service and give the user the choice to pick the preferred service. Read more about services here. Basicly you define a service Foo.servie and then have a directory Foo/ and providers of this service can put a file with their name into this directory.

Content management

Content is abstracted from a file hierachy to be type based. To continue with this thought and to make it scale RDF, tree views, indexing comes into mind. Is there something we can learn from here besides making it scale?

Value Space

What is a value space? It looks like it is a cross process way to define a tree of values. You can query state, features and similar things with it. The entry to the documentation can be found here.

Input methods

Besides using an optimized Trie with a mmapable representation (fast lookups even of huge dictionaries!) you can attach a input method hint to any QWidget.E.g. if you need to insert an IP address into a QLineEdit the input method could show a special mode to assist in this. Setting a hint for the current widget, this can be an arbitrary string, the actual hint is then a file in the etc/im directory.

Weekly reports

Introduction
1st report
2nd report
Personal tools

Qtopia on X11

What

Running Qtopia apps and services on X11 with enlightenment as window manager. This is done to benefit from the applications and working services but still allow integration with other toolkits and systems. The difficulty is to integrate Qtopia into the freedesktop.org world. This includes launching of apps, services, window management, installation, FHS obeyance...

Open issues

  • QCOP warning (empty setDocument) in todolist, datebook
  • Launching of applications
  • Interaction between screen lock and qpe e.g. with incoming phone calls while being suspended
  • better GTA02 integration
  • Screenlock, blanking, suspend handling, e.g. Qtopia wants to know when it is waking up, the blanking of the screen should be handled by e though.
  • Services, Single launching of apps.
  • Packaging in OpenEmbedded

Integration with Desktop

  • Write proper freedesktop.org files
  • How to generalize the Service concept
  • How to generalize the Softmenu
  • How to approach dbus (besides defining QTOPIA_DBUS_IPC
  • Brining power of Input methods to freedesktop.org

What to learn from it

Service defintions and Service Providers

With Qtopia you can describe a service and give the user the choice to pick the preferred service. Read more about services here. Basicly you define a service Foo.servie and then have a directory Foo/ and providers of this service can put a file with their name into this directory.

Content management

Content is abstracted from a file hierachy to be type based. To continue with this thought and to make it scale RDF, tree views, indexing comes into mind. Is there something we can learn from here besides making it scale?

Value Space

What is a value space? It looks like it is a cross process way to define a tree of values. You can query state, features and similar things with it. The entry to the documentation can be found here.

Input methods

Besides using an optimized Trie with a mmapable representation (fast lookups even of huge dictionaries!) you can attach a input method hint to any QWidget.E.g. if you need to insert an IP address into a QLineEdit the input method could show a special mode to assist in this. Setting a hint for the current widget, this can be an arbitrary string, the actual hint is then a file in the etc/im directory.

Weekly reports

Introduction
1st report
2nd report