What are pros and cons of the different devel environments: qtopia, android, openmoko

dwight at supercomputer.org dwight at supercomputer.org
Thu Jan 17 15:57:30 CET 2008

SVHMPC is more about encouraging and supporting people to do their 
own thing, rather than one single platform. A support network for 
different projects,  to exchange ideas,  share information, and 
encourage innovation.

It's a heck of a lot of fun to sit around and talk with a bunch of 
bright technical people who share similar interests.

So I'd say SVHMPC includes anyone who wants to show up and share what 
they are doing. Trolltech, OpenMoko, or what have you.

As far as Trolltech goes, I don't think they gained much traction due 
to the closed nature of parts of the hardware platform. But anyone 
working with Qt is welcome to show off their work. And some are 
working in that direction. But certainly not all.

In fact, there was an excellent presentation from OpenMoko last 
night. Similar to what was given by Trolltech when they were showing 
off their Greenphone last summer.

This was in addition to the OLPC discussion, as some of the people 
were working on a communications project with OLPCs in Africa.


On Wednesday 16 January 2008 05:00:59 pm Michael Shiloh wrote:
> Lorn reminds me that there is another option in the "open source
> Linux frameworks for mobile devices" space. (I think SVHMPC wanted
> to include Trolltech as well. Not sure what happened.) (And of
> course there are other options besides these three.)
> So the questions remain: What features make you choose one over
> the other?
> And in particular, regarding Lorn's point below, how do you feel
> about the different APIs?
> By the way, this is not meant to start an "us vs. them" battle.
> I'm not out to prove that one is better than the other.
> Android, Qtopia, and OpenMoko are all different, and each is aimed
> at a different type of developer. I'm interested in understanding
> what those differences are, and how they influence a developer's
> choice.
> Michael
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> Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2008 10:45:27 +1000
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> > * ..Err help me out here Lorn
> ummmm, better programming API? ;)
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