Fixing Qt Quick launching bugs in Harmattan
Nokia Developer's wiki has a page on what developers can do to fix a specific graphical glitch during app launch on Harmattan: When loading the application only fills part of the screen while sliding into view; If loading or bringing the application to foreground while the screen is locked or the device is in landscape a dummy toolbar and statusbar get locked in landscape mode; If loading or bringing the application to foreground while the application is in portrait, the left-hand part of the statusbar gets stuck in the corner when you rotate the device to landscape. The fix is trivial: force the window full screen before it is shown.
Infrastructure work on MeeGo OBS to address weekend stability issues
After some confused discussion in the Community Office meeting, there's finally been a public statement on the OBS woes which have plagued meego.com's main, and community, build systems for the past four weekends. Adam Gretzinger wrote: We need to do some back end maintenance to resolve some stability issues we've been seeing with OBS over the past several weeks. At the time of writing, it's unclear whether the work was successful.
The lack of personnel availability to rapidly respond to downtime across timezones and (especially) during weekends is still at issue, seemingly.
Trying to build a flashlight/torch app for harmattan
Thomas Perl needs some low-level assistance in working out how to produce a flashlight application for Harmattan; something which isn't yet available: Apparently, QtMobility has support for setting the flash to torch mode. You need to instantiate a QCamera instance, get its exposure object via .exposure() and then use setFlashMode on the exposure object to set the desired mode of operation, with QCameraExposure::FlashTorch being the interesting one. Sadly, on Harmattan, isFlashModeSupported() returns False on FlashTorch. However, at least when recording a video, the Flash lights up in red constantly, so maybe we can also set the flash to be a torch? Nicolai Hess has looked at the Qt Mobility source and found the required hooks to be unimplemented, so anyone with any advice at a lower level should have a look at the thread.
Harmattan Icon Generator updated to allow bespoke colour choice