Flash Lite adoption is growing at a very rapid rate. It is most probably because it is so easy to code for and there are so many Flash designers/developers out there today that have now found a new media outlet – mobile phone users.
So watch out Symbian (C++) and Java Micro Edition (JavaME,J2ME) you have a new contender in the arena.
Core Code project has announced that they are inviting individuals to participate in a pre-release of the CorePlayer project.
It is a cross platform player which runs on CE, Windows Mobile, Pocket PC, Palm, Symbian, Windows, Vista, UMPC, OS X, and Linux.
– Advanced Skins
– Streaming (http/udp/mms/rtp/rtsp)
– Visualizations 2D and 3D
– Video: H.264, DivX, MKV, MOV, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, OGM, 3GP
– Audio: AAC, MP3, WMA, MID, AC-3, MKA, OGG, FLAC, AMR, WAV
– CorePlayer PMP Mobile
– ‘Seek and Share’ Social Network Sharing Technology
– CoreTunes Desktop Media Library
– CorePlayerX Web Browser Plug-in
– CoreSync Mobile, Server. Desktop Media Synchronization
– CoreTheque Media Library Database
Use this code for the 2nd edition. Note that the first half of the if statement is just so that the code works on the emulator. This is because the emulator uses a Dynamic Link Library (DLL), therefore we need to employ library functions. However the overall outcome is the same.
TRequestStatus start; TServerStart starter(start); #ifdef __WINS__ // On the Windows emulator the process is a DLL RLibrary lib; lib.Load(KBinaryName, BinaryUid); TLibraryFunction export1 = lib.Lookup(1); TThreadFunction threadFunction = reinterpret_cast (export1()); TName name(KBinaryName); // Randomness ensures a unique thread name name.AppendNum(Math::Random(), EHex); // Now create the server thread const TInt KMinHeapSize=0x1000; const TInt KMaxHeapSize=0x1000000; RThread thread; thread.Create(name, threadFunction, KDefaultStackSize, &starter, &lib, NULL,KMinHeapSize, KMaxHeapSize, EOwnerProcess); lib.Close(); #else // Phone hardware RProcess process; process.Create(KBinaryName,starter.AsCommand(), BinaryUid); #endif
This code only works on S60 3rd Edition.
You can use it to invoke an executable from with your application. Make sure you cleanup after youself and don’t leave any rouge applications running in the background.
RProcess server; server.Create(KServerName, KNullDesC); CApaCommandLine* commandLine = CApaCommandLine::NewL(); commandLine->SetExecutableNameL(KExecutableName); commandLine->SetProcessEnvironmentL(server); RApaLsSession ApaSession; ApaSession.Connect(); ApaSession.StartApp(*commandLine); ApaSession.Close(); delete commandLine;
First screenshot of FExplorer running on Series 60 3rd edition on N80 but the creator Dominique Hugo needs your help to iron out some bugs related to security and certificate issues.
“I have some troubles with the security, certificate, FE installs fine on the device but I get a security message when I run it !, if someone can give me some help, this will be very appreciated !!”
Calling all Symbian S60 3rd Edition gurus to give Dominique some tips on solving his bugs, after all he has delivered a great product to us all.
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If you have been reading discussions at Forum Nokia Developer Discussion Board recently, you may notice there are many questions about signing in S60 3rd Edition. It seems the new security feature in Symbian 9 has led to frustration for some developers.
I would like to share what kind of error messages I have seen when installing signed/unsigned application in S60 3rd Edition phones. There is a hint that explains what may cause a particular message. I may not be able to cover all error messages because I may not have seen all of them.
Read also a nice blog posting from S60 team, Signing applications for S60 3rd Edition.
Message: Certificate error. Contact the application supplier.
Hint: You may have tried installing unsigned application. Note that signing is mandatory S60 3rd Edition. You can use self-signed certificate or developer certificate from Symbian Signed to sign your application.
Message: Unable to install. Constrained by the certificate.
Hint: This message pops up when you attempt to install developer certificate in the unsupported device. The developer certificate from Symbian Signed can only be used in a limited number of devices. Remember that you have to send your IMEIs to Symbian Signed when requesting certificate. You cannot use the certificate in other devices that is not in your IMEIs list.
Message: Required application access not granted
Hint: Check that your certificate can be used to sign all capabilities needed by your application. For example, if you use self-signed certificate, you can only sign basic set capabilities, i.e. NetworkServices, ReadUserData, WriteUserData, LocalServices and UserEnvironment. If your application requires one of the extended capabilities, for example SwEvent, you cannot sign it with self-signed certificate. In this case, apply for developer certificates from Symbian Signed.
Message: Unable to install a protected application from an untrusted supplier
Hint: If you use self-signed certificate, make sure that your application uses unprotected UID, i.e. 0xA0000000 – 0xAFFFFFFF. If you use protected UID (0×20000000 – 0×2FFFFFFF) or legacy UID (0×10000000 – 0×1FFFFFFF), you will get this message.
Message: Unable to install
Hint: This message may come up when your installation file (.sis/.sisx) copies files to other application’s private folder, i.e. privateuid. Note that Symbian 9 introduces data caging concept, it means you don’t have access to other application’s private folder.
1) go to the following dir :
1) delete any file in this directory
3) restart the phone
* to make a screenshot on a Nokia 3650, 6600 :
1) use the pencil key + ‘0’
2) the screenshot is saved in C:NOKIAIMAGESFE_img
* to make a screenshot on a SX1 :
1) use the shift key + ‘0’
2) the screenshot is saved in C:NOKIAIMAGESFE_img
* remember, there are some shortcuts :
: show path (scroll with joystick left/right)
: *not yet used*
: top of the list
: *not yet used*
: Mark / Unmark a file
: go to root
: file properties
: delete a file
* running exe files :
With version 1.13,in the directory of FExplorer a console exe file : EXETEST.EXE (you can run it), the purpose is only to test if FExplorer can run EXE files on your phone.
* restoring the last path in views :
After leaving the ‘about box’, ‘settings’ or the ‘editor’ view, if FExplorer return to the root directory, check that the ‘save last path’ in the settings is ‘ON’, not only this settings is used when leaving FExplorer but i’s also used in all the differents ‘views’ (06/03/2005).
* how to switch between the text/hex viewer :
Simply, go to the settings and choose the viewer type : text or hex (06/05/2005).