• AllWinner

    Building AllWinner Android Firmwares

    Foreword This is a work-in-progress post. I'll periodically update this page with new informations, tweaks and tools, because I wanted a single page to collect all the valuable informations about this theme.  Introduction The AllWinner A10 platform is a relatively new System-on-chip (SoC) product developed by a Chinese Company. His strength point is certainly the low cost compared to computation power and peripheral integration. The A10 SoC is based on Cortex-A8 ARM core, and provides a Mali-400 GPU on chip. Another very interesting point about the A10 based products, is that since the SoC has an hardwired primary bootloader, they are practically unbrickable, that makes the A10-based tablet a great…

  • Qt

    Qt Creator 2.6.2 hangs under Windows 8

    What a bad surprise when, installing my new Windows 8 box, I found that I couldn’t compile any of my Qt Projects! I couldn’t even running an instance of Qt Creator 2.6.2, because when it tries to open the project file, it hangs with that stupid white window… “Qt Creator is not responding…” Well, I tried the following: Installing a different MinGW version, Installing the new Qt5.0.1 library, modifying the projects files… nothing worked, though removing the QT+=xxx and the TARGET=yyy or the TEMPLATE=zzz lines makes sometime starting it. Anyway, the obvious solution is to downgrade the Qt Creator version to 2.6.1, it seems to work well (at least: it opens…