It looks like Qt is unofficially making its way to Tizen. A Qt for Tizen page has just been created in the Qt wiki encouraging the community to help port Qt 5 to Tizen.
Tomasz Olszak is off to a great start, posting a video of Qt 5 running on the Tizen 2.1 Emulator. Check it out:
Join the Qt for Tizen community at Google+.
Havok just announced that their free C++-based Project Anarchy gaming platform will be making its way to Tizen. Havok plans to optimize the full range of Project Anarchy technology for Tizen — Havok Vision Engine, Havok Physics, Havok Animation Studio and Havok AI.
“We’re thrilled to be on the ground floor with a highly robust game engine that will enable mobile developers to push the technology boundaries of Tizen to deliver highly compelling game play.” said David Coghlan, Managing Director at Havok.
Havok will be doing live demos at the Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco, May 22 – 24, 2013. The Tizen-optimized build of Project Anarchy will be available for developers sometime Q3 of 2013.
Check out a demo of Havok’s Project Anarchy on ARM Mali at GDC 2013:
INFRAWARE just unveiled their Polaris App Generator (PAG), a platform that can transform Android games and applications to seamlessly run on Tizen. It aims to to smoothly run Adroid apps on a diverse range of devices using Tizen.
INFRAWARE also plans to provide a publishing service for converted apps in the Tizen app store. Interested Android developers should collaborate with INFRAWARE with regards to app conversion and for help leveraging their apps in the Tizen ecosystem.
“INFRAWARE will support the new mobile operating system and its steady growth with our innovative technology and know-how,” said Min Cheol Kwak, CEO of INFRAWARE. “Also, with Tizen and other newly emerging mobile platforms, we are committed to exploring and promoting continuous growth in efficiency and market expansion opportunities for game and application developers through technology and service efforts which minimize their additional costs.”
INFRAWARE will provide more details at the 2013 Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco next month.
This is not the first time we’ve heard of running Android apps in Tizen. Sometime back OpenMobile World Wide Inc., announced a similar service called Application Compatibility Layer (ACL) (link).
Links: INFRAWARE Press Release
Some of the impressive enhancements of the release include:
The release of Tizen 2.0 Magnolia is just in time for the Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco from May 22 to 24.
Check out the full list of changes in the release notes.
Call for Papers/Proposals (CFP) are now open. Intended topics should be regarding Application Development and Deployment, Device/Product Development, and/or Tizen Project, Process, and Progress. The full list can be seen here. The deadline for proposals is on March 13, 2013.
Attendee registration is now open as well. Early Bird registration fee is $50. Registration after March 1st will be $99, up until the conference, and $150 onsite. There will be limited free passes for confirmed students. Travel support may also be available for qualified applicants.
Eagle-eyed @html5guy noticed something new at Tizen.org — a new Tizen logo and an official Tizen developer forum!
An official Tizen Developer forum is now up. If you have registered previously at the site, you can use the same login and post immediately at the forum. Feel free to post non-official Tizen topics at the Tizen Talk forum.
If I’m not mistaken, this is the third iteration of the Tizen logo — from a puffy font (and a genie), to blue diagonals, to a pinwheel. Anyone know what the pinwheel signifies?
Tizen 2.0 is out! True to their word that it will be released before the end of the year, Tizen.org just announced an Alpha release of Tizen 2.0 Magnolia.
Updates to the SDK and Source Code contain the following:
Check out the full list of changes in the release notes.
Source: Tizen.org Blog
It looks like the Tizen image flashing instructions are out! I wouldn’t have found out about it had not my good pal jezra posted a link in the forum (I’ve been waiting for it to be announced in the mailing list which was promised 2 weeks ago).
Anyway, below is a summary of the steps, and oh, you need to be running Ubuntu (32-bit):
The full, detailed instructions are at the Tizen.org Wiki.Thanks jezra!
In less than a day, Michael Sheldon has managed to port his Qt-based MeeGo Hartmattan app, Eyrie Music Identifier, natively via the Enlightenment Foundation Library (EFL) in Tizen. Eyrie is a music identification app that tries to listen to music running on the background and tries to identify its title and artist.
You must be all wondering how Michael managed to create a native app in Tizen. Well, good news(!) — Michael will be posting detailed instructions on his blog soon (EDIT: The full instructions are now up). While waiting for it, here is how he explained it to me in an email:
I’m planning on writing up a blog post about it at the weekend, I’ll try to include as much detail in that as I can to help others get to grips with doing EFL stuff with the SDK.
However the short(ish) explanation is that yes, it’s certainly possible to write EFL apps with the current SDK release, but it’s not really integrated into the Eclipse based IDE in any meaningful way. I found after a bit of playing around that the SDK is actually based around scratchbox and the IDE simply drops into a scratchbox session when building packages, so coming from other scratchbox based environments (Maemo and MeeGo Harmattan) I knew enough to be able to jump in to the scratchbox environment directly and develop my application that way.
To get into the scratchbox environment you can simply run “~/tizen_sdk/SDK/build-system/toolchains/scratchbox2/bin/sb2″ (assuming the SDK is installed in ~/tizen_sdk/). From there you’re basically in a (slightly odd) debian system and can build either i386 or ARM binaries for use in the emulator or on real devices, and you have access to all the development packages in the Tizen repositories (which include EFL amongst other things). I’ll try and detail some of the main oddities in the system in my blog post later and go through in a bit more of a step by step manner how to start writing EFL apps, but that’s the general gist of it.
Links: Full Instructions