Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 19th Apr 2007 18:43 UTC
Gnome The GNOME Foundation announced today the GNOME Mobile and Embedded Initiative (GMAE) today at the Embedded Linux Conference in Santa Clara, Calif. The initiative is aimed at bolstering GNOME usage as an embedded and mobile development platform. The initiative has been in development since last year, says GNOME Foundation board member Jeff Waugh. The platform will be distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). In the next 12 months the group plans to add a mobile email framework called Tinymail, the GeoClue geolocation service, Java Mobile & Embedded (Java ME), PulseAudio audio management, and the HAL hardware information system.
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RE[5]: I am glad to hear this
by jdub on Thu 19th Apr 2007 23:46 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I am glad to hear this "
jdub
Member since:
2005-08-19

Don't be fatuous. Clearly I was referring to any simple embedded device that requires a GUI, considering the context of the discussion - a user experience framework for mobile and embedded devices.

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Cloudy Member since:
2006-02-15

You were referring to an empty set. A "simple embedded device" never requires a GUI. Once you reach the complexity where you have a GUI you've gone beyond simple.

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RE[7]: I am glad to hear this
by jdub on Fri 20th Apr 2007 01:53 in reply to "RE[6]: I am glad to hear this "
jdub Member since:
2005-08-19

Pointless drivel semantics.

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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You were referring to an empty set. A "simple embedded device" never requires a GUI. Once you reach the complexity where you have a GUI you've gone beyond simple.
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I hate arguments like this! ;-)

Define your terms unambiguously and the "argument" will almost certainly evaporate.

If "simple" implies "no GUI" that's cool as long as everyone agree that is what the term means in the context of the discussion.

On the other hand, "simple" could mean that the gui needs to act as a simple menu system to launch a simple chronograph app with start/stop/lap/and reset functions. No OpenOffice.org or anything like that.

"Simple" is a wildcard term that needs to be operationally defined before the discussion can even begin.

(I think that the post I am responding to does a good job of clarifying Cloudy's definition of "simple".)

Edited 2007-04-20 19:03

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