Getting Started with Symbian Development
The world has gone app-crazy and I want to become a part of it. I’ve decided to see if I can horne my C++ skills by creating a Symbian application. Getting prepared for Symbian development isn’t a straightforward process. Here’s how I set up my development environment: Download and install ActivePerl (current version is 5.10.1). […]
1 May 2010

The world has gone app-crazy and I want to become a part of it. I’ve decided to see if I can horne my C++ skills by creating a Symbian application.
Getting prepared for Symbian development isn’t a straightforward process. Here’s how I set up my development environment:
Download and install ActivePerl (current version is 5.10.1).
I’m developing for the Symbian S60v3 FP1 platform so I needed to apply the context sensitive patch.
Download and install the JDK (current version 6u20).
Download and install the Carbine.c++ development environment (current version 2.3).
For Windows XP SP3 (and probably SP2) users, add the epoc.exe binary to the allowed DEP. You can do this by going to Start -> right click on My Computer -> click on Properties -> click on the Advanced tab -> click on Settings in the Performance category -> click on the Data Execution Prevention tab -> select the “Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select:” radio button -> click Add -> Navigate to C:\Symbian\9.2\S60_3rd_FP1\Epoc32\release\winscw\udeb and select epoc.exe (location is dependent on installation path).
Finally, install the S60 Platform SDK. I selected 3rd Edition, FP 1.
Further instructions are available at the Forum Nokia Library.