The release 2.8 of GPE is complete and available for download. The new release comes with a large number of bugfixes and improvements such as an improved calendar, many fixed import/export and synchronisation issues as well as support for Maemo in additional components like Starling (the new audio player) and gpe-filemanager.
GPE 2.8 Released
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2007-08-08 10:07 amsukru
I have it not clear in my mind what GPE is
GPE is an embedded programming environment. It comes with many application that can be used on PDAs, cell phones and alike.
While GNOME is the GTK based alternative to KDE, GPE is the embedded counterpart (as an alternative to QPE, which is licensed under QPL). Their main differences are (aside from the license): QPE is C++ based while GPE is C and GPE uses full X11 while QPE is based on framebuffer display. Both of them are mature now (yet QPE is now replaced with newer alternatives from trolltech).
2007-08-08 5:55 pmcsasso
Thank you for your answer sukru.
So the situation is:
GNOME <-> GTK
GPE <-> GTK
Is it possible to hack on GPE using a PC, ie without having a PDA?
(I’m not saying it makes sense, just curious to know whether one like me could start contributing coding and testing just his Linux box)
2007-08-08 11:05 pmchristooss
>> Is it possible to hack on GPE using a PC, ie without having a PDA?
For now there are few vmware images ready to run. Find it on the page.
I think GPE 2.8 will soon be avalible as vmware image. If its not already
2007-08-08 11:28 pmunivac
of course, it’s easy
you must install matchbox-nest by hand, Xoo or Xnest
download latest gpe svn branch, url on http://www.gpe.linuxtogo.org
build something from gpe tree
export ld path and pkgconfig
and run gpe-*
2007-08-09 2:28 pmyanik
2007-08-08 6:28 pmMorty
QPE, which is licensed under QPL
QPE and it’s replacement Qtopia are both GPLv2.0, as are the comunity add-on/distribution Opie.
i like how GPE Calendar totally ditches a calendar when it gets iCal attributes it doesn’t recognize from subscribed calendar. oh wait, no, i don’t like that at all.
why can’t maemo get a decent calendaring app? (i know, i know, scratch your own itch…)
ok, it’s embeded programming environment.
And that’s it?
What’s needed to run the applications made by it?
The project has no documentation and no information about hardware and so on.
What hardware is supported?
I have it not clear in my mind what GPE is: how it relates to the GNOME project and how it differs, what are the companies that contribute to it et cetera. An interview to the development team would help too.