Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 17:15 UTC, submitted by Panajev
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The GNOME foundation and the LiMo group announced a partnership to help push Linux forward in the consumer field. The only notice that anyone has seem to have taken is mockery. So why can someone announce some dedication to promoting open source software in the mobile space and generate no enthusiasm in the mobile space? Android.
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by vivainio on Fri 30th Jul 2010 08:53 UTC
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I actually took some time to take a look at LiMo ;-).


LiMo is especially suited to carriers - it offers a software stack and middleware but, unlike Android, no specific user interface.

So basically, you get LiMo by grabbing MeeGo, throwing away the user interface and replacing Qt with Gtk. And letting the operator make the user interface by themselves using Gtk+.

If I were a LiMo member, I'd seriously consider joining the MeeGo initiative and contribute to making a reference "Feature Phone UX" implementation in Qt. The current "Handset UX" may be a bit too heavy for low end phones, but I believe MeeGo would already offer more than LiMo even without the pre-existing UX work.

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RE: LiMo
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 30th Jul 2010 14:46 in reply to "LiMo"
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Agree 1000%. Unfortunately, Meego is developing too late for my next phone, But I'm really excited for it on my next, next phone. I wish more mobile partners would jump on the bandwagon.

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RE: LiMo
by leech on Fri 30th Jul 2010 16:35 in reply to "LiMo"
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I'm looking forward to possibly triple-booting my N900 with Maemo 5, Android Froyo and MeeGo.

Just waiting on the "Hey, MeeGo is ready, do eet!!" article.

By the way, Nokia really needs to get their SDK into all the major distributions, so that it's an apt-get away. Debian has a qt-sdk package, but it's rather old (1.3.1 qt Creator)

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RE[2]: LiMo
by l3v1 on Sat 31st Jul 2010 05:34 in reply to "RE: LiMo"
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Debian has a qt-sdk package, but it's rather old (1.3.1 qt Creator)

2.0.0-1 in experimental.

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