Necessitas Beta1 "breaks" qgis on android – don't update

Hi all, it has been a while since my last post, and foremost QGIS on android release. I’m very sorry. I’ve been working hard on another project (inasafe.org) that toke up all my time since we just launched version 1.0.
So now to the real problem, necessitas (the android Qt port) has had a sweet update that adds a lot of nice things (like native look and feel) to Qt apps. The only problem is that it has a grave bug that makes the new shiny thing bad for QGIS. Basically there is no second level menu bars anymore. Yes exactly, every item like view>panels>gps can’t be selected. Basically all plugins, all panels and more can’t be selected with the new necessitas, So If QGIS is the only Qt app you have on your device, DON’T let ministro update it’s libraries.
I’ve of course already discussed with the maintainer of necessitas and he promised me to have this fixed in the next release. Meanwhile, I’m looking into making a temporary package that includes the old Qt libraries.
I’m sorry for the issue and really hope to solve this quickly but as everybody I need do do paid work as well to support my other developments, so if you can, give a nice poke to that donate button 😉
ciao

8 Responses

  1. Daniele

    Thanks for this information.
    I have upgraded necessitas and now QGIS don’t work properly. Now I will search file .apk of an old version.

  2. Andrew

    I let it update, then discovered the problem, which led me here to your post. Is there any way I can fix this – install the previous realease? It’s really important that I get this going today.
    Thanks for your help

  3. jch

    I have a new Android device, and installed QGIS (1.9) straight away, so I guess it started off with this update. As Andrew asked, is there anyway to roll the whole system back to something that works? Qgis (+/- GoogleEarth) is the only thing I need to work on this tablet.

  4. Terry

    Has this been fixed? I am new to QGIS on android but am a long time QGIS user on other platforms. I am trying to configure a new android tablet to use QGIS as a field tool, and it appears this problem still remains based on this thread. I desperately need to access the GPS for this field device but half of my menus in QGIS are greyed out, implying this problem still remains? I also am having stability issues with periodic crashes–machine is a samsung note 10.1 tablet. thanks for any info

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