Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Sep 2010 21:58 UTC
Fedora Core The Fedora 14 Beta was released today, but as a Network World article points out, it "will be the first Red Hat supported distribution to let users choose MeeGo as their desktop." This new release will also include the Sugar interface, intended for netbooks, and "will also be the first version to fully incorporate Red Hat's VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure), called SPICE, or Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments. SPICE will allow Fedora to host virtual desktops that can be accessed over a network."
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ricegf
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Good question. I'm not enough of an authority to know for certain, although my understanding to date is that QT4 abstracts the underlying systems. So when writing Meego apps, you don't write to PulseAudio or Wayland or (shudder) X.org - you write to QT4, period.

That's how QT4 apps run on Windows, Macs, desktop Linux, WinMo 6.5, Meego, Maemo and Symbian with basically a recompile. Abstraction.

I'm not claiming that you won't want to make *any* code changes, you understand - a desktop QT4 app won't "feel" right on a Meego tablet. Just saying that your concern about "hundreds of libs" being unique depending on which platform hosts the Meego UX's, and requiring significant code rework to make them compatible with each Meego instance, is probably off-base. Probably. And given (say) several Atom-based netbooks running Red Hat with Meego, Suse with Meego, and Intel's Meego, binary Meego apps should run just fine on all three just like Gnome apps or KDE apps run unmodified on Red Hat, Suse and Ubuntu for x86 today.

But we'll know once we have several distinct Meego products in the market, won't we? ;-)

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