[maemo-developers] New developer - lots of questions

From: Igor Stoppa igor.stoppa at nokia.com
Date: Fri Nov 16 21:49:57 EET 2007
On Fri, 2007-11-16 at 14:25 -0500, ext
maemo-developers-bounces at maemo.org wrote:
> Ive been using the 770 and N800 for years, and finally decided to get into 
> developing software for these things (I have experience in C and various 
> scripting languages). But I have some (probably noob) questions:
> 1) Is it possible to have both Maemo 3.x and Maemo 4.x SDKs installed at 
> the same time on one machine? If so, any HOWTO's for that? Any gotchas?

If disk space is not an issue for you, maybe you can do like me and use
a chrooted environment for each sdk (i use it because I have a full
64bit system, but scratchbox is only 32 bit). I prefer this solution
since it makes it quite easy to experiment: install your chrooted
system, make a copy of it and feel free to trash it after experimenting.

The gotcha is that I have to do all the bindmounting that scratchbox
would do from the outside. Apparently doing a double bindmount from
chroot to sbox of a /dev or /proc directory doesn't work and at the
second step you end up with an empty directory.

This migt be overkill if you are not running a 64 bit userspace, though.

Cheers, Igor

Igor Stoppa <igor.stoppa at nokia.com>
(Nokia Multimedia - CP - OSSO / Helsinki, Finland)

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