So what should I learn and develop for?
malane at purdue.edu
Thu Jul 31 04:33:26 CEST 2008
> As a newcomer to the Openmoko scene, I've started to notice that there are a
> lot of different firmwares out there, some from Openmoko and some from other
> I'm a C programmer by trade with almost a decade of commercial experience,
> mostly in server/backend stuff. I want to start looking at Openmoko and the
> FreeRunner but I'm now not sure which frameworks, firmwares and library
> sets I ought to be looking at.
> What's the "stable" openmoko distribution?
> Should I start working against Qtopia as it's got a wider device base and
> (probably) a larger community?
> I must admit I like the idea of making debian workable, but from the
> distributions page that looks like it has a long way to go before I'd get a
> workable phone out of it.
> What's the state of play guys?
From my (little) experience it seems that Qtopia is by far the most
usable (as a phone), and I would say for general end-user (if you can
even find just average end-users yet!) they are using Qtopia. 2007.2
mostly seems to house developers, and I see a lot more power and
potential from the 2007.2 framework, but personally I think Qtopia is
the most stable.
It looks like future frameworks are heading towards the ASU or FSO? I'm
not really sure, although ASU seems to be a "merge" of 2007.2 and
Qtopia, so perhaps that direction is what you're looking for?
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