[WinCE] : is it stable for production

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[WinCE] : is it stable for production

Post by romeo9423 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:52 pm

Hi everyone,

I am using wxWidgets for some of my x86 development for about 6 months and I am really pleased with it.
But now I am working for a company developping Pocket PC/windows mobile application and I would like to know the wince port status.
From what I can see on forums it doesn't seem to be very stable (xrc issues, minimal app crash, ...). Does anyone has a feedback and can he share his experience with us.
I am particularly interested in wxWidgets >= 2.6.2 and with application on windows mobile 5. Is it easy to write on Compact flash, to open BT connection, connect to a sql server CE, ...


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Re: [WinCE] : is it stable for production

Post by ABX » Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:17 pm

romeo9423 wrote:I am using wxWidgets for some of my x86 development for about 6 months and I am really pleased with it.
But now I am working for a company developping Pocket PC/windows mobile application and I would like to know the wince port status.
From what I can see on forums it doesn't seem to be very stable (xrc issues, minimal app crash, ...).
Comparing to other ports there seems only one currently opened bug in bug tracker http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_i ... tid=109863 so thinking about stability in terms of number of bugs reported to tracker it looks stable :). I don't know what is the minimal app crash you are mentioning. As for xrc issue I remember some thread but had not time to look at this deeply enough. It looked like some determined and devoted developer could solve this (hopefully).

IIRC wxBook available at amazon contains complete non trivial application for WinCE. There is also whole section about WinCE issues near end of manual.
romeo9423 wrote:I am particularly interested in wxWidgets >= 2.6.2
You can look into CVS repository for info about progress of WinCE port since 2.6.2 release:
2_6_BRANCH: http://cvs.wxwidgets.org/viewcvs.cgi/*c ... 1.741.2.32
CVS HEAD: http://cvs.wxwidgets.org/viewcvs.cgi/*c ... ?rev=1.822
romeo9423 wrote:and with application on windows mobile 5
There is currently known issue with Mobile 5, see: http://lists.wxwidgets.org/cgi-bin/ezml ... :sss:71014
romeo9423 wrote:Is it easy to write on Compact flash, to open BT connection, connect to a sql server CE, ...
If anything is not included in wxW API, you can always mix wxWidgets based application with own platform specific API.

HTH,

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