wxGTK working on Maemo

Reading the official WxWidget blog, I discovered that one of their developer was working to hildonize WxWidgets. I wanted to know if that was just a test or if this library could work in Maemo, so I followed his suggestion and I grabbed the latest SVN sources:

svn checkout http://svn.wxwidgets.org/svn/wx/wxWidgets/trunk wxWidgets

and I compiled it in this way:

cd wxWidgets
./configure --with-hildon
make install

then I grabbed a simple “HelloWorld” from the official documentation. You can find the complete source code here.

I compiled the source code in this way:

g++ hworld.cpp wx-config --libs wx-config --cxxflags -o hworld

then I ran it in the usual way:

run-standalone.sh ./hworld

The result? I think that a screenshoot is better than thousand words 🙂

N.b: I tested this inside Scratchbox, using CHINOOK_x86 target, so I think it will work fine on Os2008. This could be a good thing to help other developers porting some interesting applications (uhm… aMule for example 😉 ) to Maemo.

Skype on N770 (using Os2007 HE)

Great news for all N770 users! Someone discovered that is possible to make Skype run on N770 with Os2007 HE.

All you have to do is follow these steps:

1. Install skype-ui through Application Manager

2. Download this package in your PC and extract the file named skyhost

3. Find a way to copy the file skyhost to your maemo device in /usr/bin

4. execute this from root on your device:

chown user:users /usr/bin/skyhost

That’s all! You can find more information on the original post.