Some commentary on the new Openmoko direction, and a review of FSO
lpotter at trolltech.com
Thu Aug 7 20:03:18 CEST 2008
Wolfgang Spraul wrote:
> Dear Kevin,
> thanks for writing your review, for us at Openmoko nothing is better
> than a genuine reality check from outside.
> Executive summary first: I understand that we have not done a very
> good job at communicating our software strategy, and I accept
> responsibility for that.
> In detail, let me go through some of your comments:
> > The ASU was a proof-of-concept image that combined Qtopia,
> Enlightenment and GTK
> I would say it's more than proof-of-concept. When Qtopia became fully
> GPL in November last year, we looked at it technically. Trolltech
> published great binary images for the Neo 1973 but we couldn't
> immediately use them because Qtopia ran on the framebuffer not on X,
> and we did not want to give up GTK+. By February, we had come to the
> conclusion that porting Qtopia onto X, retaining GTK+ support, would
> be technically feasible for Openmoko.
The is technically wrong. Trolltech had already done the 'porting to X'
work as an experiment/internal demo.
Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Software Engineer, Systems Group, Trolltech, a Nokia company
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