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: Gnome
by yokem55 on Fri 20th Apr 2007 03:27 UTC in reply to "Gnome"
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I've built KDE in a stripped down uclibc gentoo install, and it works. I got a kde desktop with konq, kword, kspread, kmail, amarok and a couple of other smaller kde apps built into a squashfs'd qemu image less than 120 mb, that when booted with a base kde desktop, konq and kword running, used about 80 megs of ram. Obviously as more tabs in konq were opened, the mem usage went up, but not much more. The only thing that I built that I couldn't get to run was kmail. While it compiled cleanly, at run time it got hung up on uclibc's file locking routine. I gave up on it due to lack of interest a few months ago, but it did work.

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