At the risk of being flamed : State of software

thomas.cooksey at thomas.cooksey at
Fri Aug 24 22:56:13 CEST 2007

>One big question out there regarding the viability of other platforms
>on neo remains: how much effort is FIC putting into pushing changes
>upstream? There's a lot of reinvention required if they don't. (Even
>reinvention within FIC having to forward port patches endlessly)

In terms or wheel re-inventing, this is happening a staggering amount at the moment. Currently, the following projects have a user interface based on a  modified (to varying degrees) GTK+: OpenMoko, GPE Palmtop Environment, GPE Phone Edition, Hiker (Access Linux Platform), Sato (Opened Hand), Hildon (Maemo), Sugar (OLPC). And these are just the ones I've come across. This is why the Gnome Mobile & Embedded project was started, to try and bring some of these projects together and stop duplicating so much effort. It was great to see that OpenMoko was involved in the Gnome Mobile project, I really hope projects & resource start to be pulled together.

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