Hi there, I’m sorry that I am still unable to finish the Picture Flow based application for E2. Probably, until the end of this month, I still can’t work on it. So, it will be delayed again. Not sure till when, but I will make sure it will be done, someday… 😛
As for now, I have been busy working with some “real life work” and I can’t spend my time on this thing yet. Well, I just started working and I still can’t manage my schedule yet. So, I would like to say sorry if you waited for this… (if any) 🙂
Well, I got few question about this before, but before it happened on me, I can’t possibly know what’s wrong… So, just now, my phone freeze when trying to writing message. Not sure why it happens, but it stopped writing in the fourth character. Any key can’t respond. So I just reboot, hoping it will solve it.
Then, after phone boot up, I tried message again, writing and freeze again. Uhh… So I connect my phone to PC (the phone still functional, just it can’t respond any direct input) and start telneting.
Yesterday, I flash my phone (as you might know, ROKR E2 :)) with the newest available firmware or Monster Pack (MP) from our Russian modder, 3-D. The thread is here. I download this files on the Megaupload mirror and on the average speed of 12 kB/s (still damn slow….but better than before), need 1 hours or so to finish it.
Then, I started to backup my phone data (actually just the sysDatabase folder inside ezx_user), power off my phone and remove both SD card and SIM card. After this, I turn on my phone on bootloader mode. This can be archived by holding voice key while powering the phone. Then, I open RSD Lite, connect my phone and start flashing the sbf. (MAXX IV only come with one sbf file)
On my previous post, I said that I wan’t to create an application using PictureFlow widget as it’s interface. Now, the idea is ready, the coding will be begin in short time. Here is the idea.
First, what the application does is a file manager with the awesome PictureFlow interface. So, we will able to browse our phone/card directory. That’s the basic of this application, and I named it Flowbox. 🙂
Now I can get the PictureFlow source files compiled, I started to create an application based of this widget. The PictureFlow widget is originally created by Ariya Hidayat and ported to our Linux phones by the well known member of MotorolaFans, blackhawk (aka Ketut P. Kumajaya). The project page is in http://code.google.com/p/pictureflow/, also the original thread is in here. Thanks to both of them, know I can create some awesome application with it. For the begining of this project, it will be still image viewer with some more features added. The name of this application will be decided when the beta is ready. 😉
While we doing Revival project a little while ago with arctu, Taurnil, and others, we actually have working hard for some cool application for our E2. This project, unfortunately have been aborted since all of us have no time to continue it. One of the application I made, the Autorun Manager is one of the hardest application I have ever made. This application used PHP as its programming language and use arctu’s show* binaries as the GUI. Since the project stopped, I think I need to release it as standalone application that compatible with most monster pack out here.
Why PHP? Because it is fast, more than Bash. The meaning of the fast, is the speed while processing data and not the GUI speed, since show* binaries is fairly slow. So, with PHP, I can made more data processing while not sacrificing the speed. It is also more flexible.
Do you want to have more icon in your ROKR E2 menu instead of the basic 3×3 such as 3×4, 4×4 or even more? Then, editing the skins configuration files (the ini extention files) will be the best way. It’s pretty easy, and along with this article, I will show you how I made my 3×3 menu to 3×4 and 4×4.
To edit this files, you only need a text editor. Now, we will edit the common.ini and mainmenu.ini only. Here is how it looks before editing:
Hmm… Actually, I’m pretty tired of incomplete SDK for ROKR E2. That’s why maybe I should go using my own widget inherited by QWidget. I’m still playing around with it and at least the hello world works. LOL 🙂 I don’t know if this will be a better solution or maybe better to stick with EZX style one. Well, hope I can made something useful with it. I will see if I could get key event from it. 😉
After all, I’m still newbie. If some profesional want to help me, let’s chat on MSN or YM. 🙂
Ok guys, this is my new application source. If you haven’t know this, please take a look on my website. This application will be useful to organizing your menu faster and easier.
This is my first time creating a C++ and QT application. Therefore, sorry if the code is a bit messy. This application is created using SDK by blackhawk with E2 header files taken from lasly’s SDK. Lately, I got header files from arctu, but it doesn’t make differences whether it compiled using any of these SDK.
Here is some hello world example for anyone who interested to develop a native application for ROKR E2. All of the example is very simple and easy to understand as long as you have basic C++ and QT. You can use SDK from lasly or blackhawk, both is working for these application. If you haven’t had cross compiler, then read first here.
The first example is a message dialog like below.