extraordinaire Ralf Nolden
has added cross-compilation support to KDevelop. As his initial motivation
was to support development for the
(as we reported earlier this month, Trolltech and
Sharp have collaborated on this
Linux palmtop), KDevelop can now be used for developing applications
for ARM processors (both the Zaurus
and Compaq's iPaq are based on
Screenshots of the new KDevelop features are available
here, and information about using this new feature to prevail in TrollTech's and Sharp's developers' contest for the Zaurus, as well as the KDevelop announcement, are below.
In addition to the exciting news about KDevelop,
an international developer contest
for the Zaurus SL-5000D (in case you are wondering, Qtopia is the
new name for the Qt Palmtop Environment). Submitted applications
can have any license,
and prizes include cash and electronic gadgets (including Zaurii/Zauruses).
To stoke interest in the
contest, TrollTech is providing free preview binary SDKs, which will permit
to create both shareware and commercial applications for the Zaurus (simply
enter the contest for download instructions, the entry form should be available
on the contest site tomorrow).
DATELINE DECEMBER 3, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Embedding Made Easy - KDevelop Supports
Leading Open Source C/C++ IDE Adds Cross-Compilation
The KDevelop project today announced
that KDevelop, the leading Open Source C/C++ Integrated Development
Environment, has been enhanced with capabilities for easy cross-compilation
of applications (screenshots).
The changes -- including cross-compiler configuration in the
setup dialog, a new
--enable-palmtop configure switch, as well
as the ability to create multiple compile configurations --
enable developers to specify different options to compile the same project,
such as the target OS and target architecture. Developers can then dynamically
switch between each configuration and effortlessly compile the same project
code for these different platforms.
Given the cross-platform capabilities of KDE/Qt, developers employing these
toolkits will benefit especially from these new enhancements. For example,
developers can now easily develop applications targeting both the desktop
and handheld devices such as Sharp's
new Zaurus and
An updated version of KDevelop incorporating these enhancements will be
released as soon as the new features are regarded stable (probably within the
next two weeks). In the meantime,
developers can test it by downloading KDevelop from KDE CVS.
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