The third Symbian Platform (after the Communicators and Series 60) can now support OPL. Following a quiet development process, the OPL-Dev team is pleased to offer not only an OPL Runtime and SDK for UIQ, but a full suite of OPX Language extensions, providing access to almost every facet of the UIQ Platform (Source: The OPL Diary (http://opl.symbiandiaries.com/)).
Thanks also go to UIQ themselves, who have announced OPL at the annual 3GSM jaunt to Cannes., and have generally been really supportive of getting OPL onto devices such as the Sony Ericsson P900 and the Motorola A920.
More details can be found at the OPL Sourceforge Homepage (http://www.symbiandiaries.com/archives/opl/001041.html).
23-02-2004, 09:59 AM
Wow this is great news!
Well done everyone involved :D
23-02-2004, 10:02 AM
Great news indeed!We are on a roll today,first the Communicator,now OPL.
And I'll (quietly) mention that there is a pre-release OPL runinng under Series 80 (Nokia 7700) as well.
23-02-2004, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by Ewan
And I'll (quietly) mention ...
Well Ewan I suppose this is quiet for you ;)
But more good news anyway.
23-02-2004, 10:59 AM
Yay ... OPL on UIQ ... Double Yay :-)
23-02-2004, 11:39 AM
Out of interest, how come the functionality of the UIQ port has shot past the Series 60 version? Have you had help from SE/UIQ or is it just easier to develop for?
24-02-2004, 07:12 AM
To all involved.
This is really terrific news!
And despite some earlier indications from Nokia otherwise, it looks like Series 80 OPL is coming back to life again.
24-02-2004, 07:14 AM
Series 80 (Nokia 7700) as well.
Sorry for nitpicking but I assume that must be Series 90, though with the Nokia 9500, it looks like Series 80 is coming to life again.
In both cases, this is great news.
Right then, let's answer those few points...
Series 90 (Nokia 7700): There is a pre-release testbed of OPL running on this, so I would expect a runtime shortly (in weeks?) after release.
Series 80 (Nokia 9500): Not sure how much I can say beyond OPL *mostly* works on the 9500
Why has UIQ shot past Series 60? Because someone joined the team who knew UIQ and Symbian C++ very well and just focused on porting from the 9210 base, hence all the OPX's as well as the base runtime.
If this is the difference ONE developer can make, imagine if we had another two or three, giving at most an hour a week to help bug testing?
We're still looking at the Serires 60 FEP bug, and it is holding up a lot of things, but if we crack that, then it's rather like opening the floodgates feature wise. Anyone reading this whoi can spare even a little bit of time, please get in touch (anonymity can be assured if you don't want any Finnish employers to find out) firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally. Right you UIQ guys, you bitched long enough you didn't have OPL. Now you have. Show us what you can do with it!